Dear Webby: Pop-Ups and changing security settings 

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kathleen Cherry, 53, of Carson City, Nevada Drunk drive tester 'drove drunk' A US woman has been charged with drunk driving after she drove to a jail to test a suspected drink driver. A Carson city sheriff's deputy smelled alcohol on the breath of Kathleen Cherry, 53, a contract worker for a Nevada sheriff's department. She told him she had had one margarita before making the journey but she failed a blood test. She's accused of failing field sobriety tests and registering a blood alcohol content over the state's legal limit, the Nevada Appeal newspaper reported. Cherry, a phlebotomist trained to draw blood for lab tests, declined to comment after she was charged with drunk driving, reports Metro.
David filled his car with gas at a self-service gas station. After he had paid and driven away, he realized that he had left the gas cap on top of his car. He stopped and looked and, sure enough, it was lost. Well, he thought for a second and realized that other people must have done the same thing, and that it was worth going back to look by the side of the road since even if he couldn't find his own gas cap, he might be able to find one that fit. Sure enough, he hadn't been searching long when he found a gas cap. He tried it on, and it went into place with a satisfying click. "Great," David thought, "I lost my gas cap, but I found another one that fits. And this one's even better because it locks ..."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Louis Re: PopUps and changes in security settings dear webby, once again I come to you for aid! I must be doing something wrong.. mozilla would let in alot of spammail, google does not stop them either, MSN is still a pain in the you know what...I need to know how I can get my XP computer to run well without all the hassles of MSN or all those popups. and for the life of me, I don't why my security setting for the cookies keeps opening to the lowest level. you're our guru of wisdom and once again, please help this old dog. or do I just delete everything and reinsert the CD that came with the computer from the first day that I bought it? Louis DearLouis Sounds like your computer is infected with something nasty. You can try fixing it with McAfee, but you might end up having to format and re-install anyway. Some of that Malware blocks McAfee and many other anti-virus programs. So, back up your pictures and recipes onto a CD, then use the Set-Up CD to format and re-install. Good Luck! DearWebby Have FUN! DearWebby

My husband's uncle thought he had conquered his problem of trying to remember his wife's birthday and, also, their anniversary. He opened an account with a florist, provided that florist with the dates and instructions to send flowers to his wife on these dates along with an appropriate note signed, "Your loving husband." His wife was thrilled by this new display of attention and all went well until one day, some bouquets later, when he came home, kissed his wife and said offhandedly, "Nice flowers, honey. Where'd you get them?"

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I graduated from a school that I didn't like much. Once I was outta there, I had no particular desire to ever contribute to their latest fund drive or future athletic events. Sure enough, Alumni Affairs staff called my folks, got my current number and tracked me down. 'So, what have you been doing with yourself?' the perky alumnus asked. I responded, "Oh, not a lot. Just stealing cars and running moonshine." They've never called back.
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