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It's Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. --- Dan Rather It's useless trying to hold a person to anything s/he says while s/he's in love, drunk or running for office. --- Socratex
Murphy's Technology Law #347: Technology is regulated by those who manage what they do not understand.
A noted psychiatrist was a guest at a National Organization for Women gathering, and his hostess naturally broached the subject in which the doctor was most at ease. "Would you mind telling me, Doctor," she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?" "Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the right track." "What sort of question?" "Well, you might ask him, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?' The woman thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example, would you? I must confess I don't know much about history."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Paul Hutton, 40 in Essex, England Man loses licence after drunk-driving in toy Barbie car A man who was caught drink-driving in a toy car with a top speed of 4mph has been banned from driving. Paul Hutton, 40, was pulled over by police as he drove an electric Barbie car, which moves slower than a mobility scooter, near his home in Essex. Mr Hutton, who has four children, admitted being a 'complete twit'. Speaking after the hearing at Colchester magistrates court, he said: "You have to be a contortionist to get in, and then you can't get out. "I was very surprised to get done for drink-driving but I was a twit to say the least. "It is designed for three-to-five-year-olds. "Originally it was a pink Barbie car but I put bigger wheels on it but it's not fast. Mr Hutton, who is divorced, is a former RAF aeronautical engineer who now studies electrical engineering at Colchester Institute. He explained: "I'm in the third year of my electrical engineering course and it was a little project I was doing with my son who is doing a car mechanics course. "When it was done I couldn't resist the temptation to take it out." He was given a mandatory three-year ban because he had received another drink-drive ban within the past ten years. Magistrates also gave him a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay 85 court costs.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Guinn re: Can't read PDF HI, Webby. I am having trouble downloading a pdf file (a manual for a GPS) from the disk that came with the unit. I have tried to install Adobe Reader 9 three times but when I check for it, all I can find is Adobe Flash Player 10. Do you have any ideas about this? Is it related to the fact I use Firefox and Open Office? Any help would be appreciated, Guinn Dear Guinn That has nothing to do with FireFox or Open Office. Adobe Flash reader and Adobe Acrobat PDF reader are not the same. Go to my tool box and scoot way down to just below the SP3 blocker. There you find the Foxit PDF reader and the Adobe PDF reader. Normally both of those set the registry to associate PDF fils with the. It IS possible, though, that you have the reistry locked against any changes. In that case, you have to first temporarily unlock it before installing any PDF reader. To check that, open a file explorer, click on Tools, Folder Options, File Types. Go down to PDF files and associate them with any PDF reader that you got on the machine. If you indeed have Adobe PDF Reader 9 installed, -not the Adobe Flash reader-, then you should be able to associate that with PDF files. Have FUN! DearWebby
Hi Webby About 5 years ago you had a joke about a bridge to Hawaii. Can you dig it out and run it again ? Thanks Archie B. Sure, Archie, no problem. here it is: A man was walking along the beach and found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened it. A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, "For your kindness I will grant you a wish, but only one - none of that three wishes jazz, OK?" The man thought for a minute and said, "Well, I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but have never been able to because I'm afraid of flying, and ships make me claustrophobic and ill. So, I wish for a road to be built from here to Hawaii." The genie was taken aback a bit, but after some thought said, "No, I don't think I can do that; think about the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how deep they would have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement and steel and concrete that would be needed. I'm sorry, you will have to choose another wish." The man thought for a minute and then told the genie, "There is one other thing that I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why do they get upset at us so easily, what are their true desires and needs? What do they mean when they say 'Oh, Nothing'. Basically... what makes them tick?!?" The genie stared at him and blinked a couple times, then finally sayd: "So, on that silly bridge, do you want two lanes or four?"
Daily tip from Cleaning Up Pet Hair Summer is almost here and so is cat shedding time. This is a tip to keep the animal hair cleaned up. Take a piece of terry cloth (I use old towels cut up) wet a good size piece, and wring it out. Wrap it around four fingers and rub it in a circular motion. Lift up after about four motions, and you will be amazed at the cat hair you have picked up. Take the hair off the rag, and do it again and again. This works on couches, cloth chair seats, bedspreads, and in the car, anywhere! By letageraldine from Tucson, AZ 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:

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He got fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed him to hear 100%. He went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again." To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times already!"
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Granny was visiting town for the first time. She checks in at the hotel, and the bellboy takes her bags. She follows the boy, and as the door closes, she looks around and shakes her fist at him. "Young man, I may be old, and straight from the hills, but that don't mean I'm stupid! I paid good money, and this room won't do at all! It's too small, and without a proper window! Why there's not even a bed!" The bellhop looks at her and says, "Ma'am, this isn't your room, it's the elevator."

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