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"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." --- Sir. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. --- Clive James
A teacher asks his fifth-grade students to write an essay telling what they would do if they had 5 million dollars. Each of them begins scribbling away immediately -- all, that is, but one little boy who sits idle, looking out the window. When the teacher stroll around the room he sees only one short sentence on his sheet. "What is this?" the teacher asks. "Is this your essay? Everyone else has written two pages or more, and you have done nothing." "Well," the little fellow replies brightly, "read it. That's exactly what I would do if I had 5 million dollars." The teacher bent down and read: "Hire someone to do the work for me, especially the writing."
Thanks to Walter the Stonecarver for this picture. Walter stayed at this hotel in Avila, Spain, last night. Strictly business, he says. Apparently some client wants the same type of stone work on his porch. So, before spending a few hundred hours chiseling around on expensive rock, Walter goes to see how they did that sort of thing in the 16th century. One stone carver once told me, that the secret of the ancients is to hit the chisel with your hammer, not your hand.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to under attack According to unconfirmed reports the popular site had to yield to attacks and had to shut down, hopefully only temporarily. The rumors claim, that the attack was because they showed this picture:
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Randy Re: Which browser should I write pages for? Dear Webby, When designing web pages, which browser should they be designed for nowadays? I obviously don't have to worry about Netscape any more, but what is most popular these days? Thanks Randy Dear Randy That shows the overall popularity for last month. If a page looks fine in FireFox, it will usually show fine in Chrome and Opera too. Those stats are for last month. FireFox is expected to go over the 50% mark some time this month. Have FUN! DearWebby
Two intrepid explorers meet in the heart of the Brazilian jungle. Says one, "I'm here to commune with nature in the raw, to contemplate the eternal verities and to widen my horizons. And you, sir?" The second explorer sighs deeply. "I came because my wife has begun violin lessons."
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A psychiatrist has been treating a woman's husband, and one day he tells her, "I have good news. Your husband is cured. He will no longer go around thinking he's Napoleon. His original personality has returned, and he is now himself again." "What?" she says angrily. "Before, my husband was someone important. Now I'm going to be the wife of a nobody!"
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A man goes to a doctor for a physical checkup. The nurse starts with certain basic items. "How much do you weigh?" she asks. "One-seventy." he says. The nurse puts him on the scale It turns out that his weight is 183. The nurse asks, "Your height?" "Five-eleven." he says. The nurse checks and sees that he's only 5' 8 1/2". She then takes his blood pressure, and it's very high. The man explains, "Of course it's high. When I came in here, I was tall and wiry. Then, after one look at you, I became short and fat!"
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