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It's Sunday,  December 14, 2008

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. --- Fran Lebowitz Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had. --- Michael Crichton, Gullible Warming is a good example of that.
A kindly 90-year-old grandmother found buying presents for family and friends a bit much one Christmas, so she wrote out checks for all of them to put in their Christmas cards. In each card she wrote, "Buy your own present" and then sent them off. To make sure that each and every one of them remembered to visit her, she "forgot" to sign the checks.
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Joe woke himself up with a loud "Hi There!" to someone in his dream. As the next day came and went, Joe thought the nocturnal outburst was his alone to remember. But that night, as he and Margaret were getting ready for bed, she said dryly, "If you see anyone you know tonight, just wave."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Thomas Groer in Salzburg, Austria Dad shot son instead of burglar An Austrian man shot his own son as they both crept around their house thinking a burglar had broken in. Dad Thomas Groer woke up in the middle of the night, believing he'd heard an intruder in the family home in Salzburg, Austria, and grabbed his handgun to search for the thief. Meanwhile, his 19-year-old son Michael - woken by his father's prowling - emerged from his bedroom to confront a raider and was shot in the arm by his panicked dad. Police say the boy received a flesh wound and is stable after hospital treatment.
A dinner party of different nationalities had arrived at a restaurant. They each ordered a glass of wine, but when the wine arrived they noticed that each of the glasses had a fly in it. * The Swede demanded to have new wine in the same glass. * The Englishman demanded to have new wine in a new glass. * The Finn picked the fly out of the wine and drank the wine. * The Russian drank the wine, fly and all. * The Chinese ate the fly but left the wine. * The Jew caught the fly and sold it to the Chinese. * The Romanian drank two thirds of the wine and then demanded to have new wine. * The Norwegian took the fly and went off to fish for cod. * The Irishman ground the fly and mixed it in the wine, which he then donated to the Englishman. * The American sued the restaurant and claimed for a 65 million dollar compensation for mental suffering. * The Scotsman grabbed the fly, wrung it out, and drank the wine.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Liz Re: Difference between line break and paragraph in HTML Dear Webby What's the difference between line breaks and paragraphs? I keep getting yelled at for using the wrong one, but nobody seems to be able to properly explain the difference. Hope you can! Liz Dear Liz You can define a paragraph break to be, for example, one and a half times the space of a line break, or two times the space, or whatever you want. That will then apply to the entire site, that uses that style sheet. If somebody decided that the site should have paragraph breaks that are the equivalent of 1 3/4 line breaks, then your text with double line breaks for paragraph spacing will look odd. There is one seeming oddity to watch out for: Paragraph ends ususally turn off any font settings that you made inside that paragraph, even if you don't have a font end tag. That can cause a lot of frustration, if you don't know the cause of that mysterious font end. Have FUN! DearWebby

Anni showed up at the photo shop with an old picture of a former beau wearing a hat, She wanted to know if the photographer could retouch the photo and remove the hat from the picture. - He convinced Anni, that it could easily be accomplished, and asked her what side of his head did the man in the picture part his hair on. - Thinking hard for a moment, Anni said, "I forget, but you can see that for yourself when you take off his hat."

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Daily tip from Paying for Home Improvement Projects Whenever you hire someone to do a home improvement project or yard work, never pay the full amount upfront. Get an estimate in writing and pay no more than half up front and then half upon completion. It will insure that the worker is motivated to do the job the way you want it done. Visit ThriftyFun For More Home Improvement Tips Bigger projects need to be broken into progress stages, each with a scheduled progress inspection, so that the contractor can pay for supplies and wages for work completed. Don't take the contractors word over the phone about a stage completion, but actually inspect the work and take pictures, before releasing a progress payment. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:

While at the supermarket this weekend, I came across two women talking in the the aisle I was going down. "Harry and I have been together ten years now and he makes me very happy," one said. "So I don't mind buying him what he likes even if it is a litle more expensive." "Well, with my Benny I have no choice. He's just plain fussy," her friend replied. As I passed by their carts I discovered both women were loading their shopping carts with high-priced cat food.
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