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It's Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. --- E. F. Schumacher The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. --- Walter Bagehot
If you tried to vote Sunday after mid day, or Monday before mid-morning, the reason you could not find Ezinefinder was they were not online. They are not on any of our servers, and there is no way I can alert them, when their server and their email is down. Eventually, though, I managed to contact them on Monday through Cumuli. Not all of the Sunday votes were lost, only about a third of them. The rest has been added to the Monday votes, which missed the first 10 hours of Monday. Not all is lost, and hopefully we can regain the momentum shown on Saturday! Have FUN! DearWebby
A man went on a ski trip in New Zealand, and was knocked unconscious by the chair lift. He called his insurance company from the hospital, but it refused to cover his injury. "Why is the injury not covered?" he asked. "You got hit in the head by a chair lift," the insurance rep said. "That makes you an idiot, and we consider that a pre- existing condition."
Church service coincided with the last day of hunting season. The pastor asked who had bagged a deer. No one raised a hand. Puzzled, the pastor said, "I don't get it. Last Sunday many of you said you were missing because of hunting season. I had the whole congregation pray for your deer." One hunter groaned, "Well, it worked. All the deer are safe."
Thanks to Sandie for this picture of her Bromalid. Large version for your collection
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and goes to Cory Dalton, 19, and Lori Lynn Larocque, 38, in Naples, Florida Shoplifter: 'Run, ma, run!' NAPLES, Fla., July 9 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a mother-son shoplifting team was arrested after the mother left her debit card behind at the Kmart they targeted. Collier County sheriff's deputies said Cory Dalton, 19, and Lori Lynn Larocque, 38, were caught shoplifting $71 in merchandise from the Naples Kmart at about 3 p.m. June 24 and while a loss prevention officer was escorting them to an office Dalton shouted, "Run, ma, run," and the pair fled the store, the Naples Daily News reported Friday. Deputies said Larocque and Dalton fled in a Cadillac but left behind Larocque's debit card and $13 worth of items they had legally purchased. Investigators said they located the pair Tuesday at Dalton's home and they were both arrested and charged with petty theft. Dalton also had an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court on a marijuana possession charge, authorities said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Diana RE: Incompetence at MediaCom Dear Webby, You can add my ISP (the one and only local cable company for my area) MediaCom, to your list of incompetent ISPs. I have called and argued, pleaded, begged for them to deliver my email - to no avail. It seems each time I call I'm speaking to a different person and all of them must have been working their first day on the job as none can explain why your newsletter gets to me one or two days each week. I mostly have to read it by going to your website - maybe the incompetent ISPs are the reason the vote count is down so many days. Even though I go to your website and read the newsletter and vote, probably a lot of your readers don't do so when they don't receive the newsletter. I'm really perturbed and ticked off about this because your newsletter is my "must read" of each day. You do an excellent job and I very much appreciate all the work and time you put into it. Diana Albany, GA Dear Diana You don't have the choice to switch to Fiber, like the people in developed countries, where the national average household connection speed is 20Mbps or better. In your area, 4 Mbps cable is "good enough fer them hillbillies". Writing to the newspapers might get you cut off from even that, so I would not recommend that. About all you can do is get a gmail address, and set your Thunderbird to check it too. Then you can gradually tell all your contacts to use the gmail address. To Thunderbird it is just another address. With Gmail you can make filters, that are rock solid. You will never again lose a subscription or a utility bill or any other important email. Have FUN! DearWebby ====================== Dear Webby Is there a problem between Webby and Comcast? We did not get Humor for Monday. First time we have not received it. My Mailwasher had a note from Webby saying something about a Comcast problem. Guinn Dear Guinn There IS a problem at Comcast. The technical term for their problem is "Intermittent Incompetence". Just like other Comcast victims, you have to get into the habit of yelling at them now and then. You can go to, and have the list of all we do, ready in front of you, when you screech a temper tantrum at them. That list shows you, that they have absolutely NO excuse for stealing your subscription. From what I hear, after you yell at them, they stay away from your mail like a singed cat, and don't mess with it for months at a time. Have FUN! DearWebby
A freshman walked into the campus bookstore. Questioning the store clerk about a book for one of his classes, the clerk responded, "This is the book you want for that class. It will do half the work for you!" "Great," the young man replied, "I'll take two."
Daily tip from Make Sun Tea for Summer Events When helping out at a summer event, I didn't brew hot tea for the iced tea - but just made "sun tea" by soaking the teabags in the urns we had and putting them in the sun. It made tea concentrate, and didn't have to be cooled down very much to drink. It just needed a bit of ice! By pamphyila from CA 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:

Right outside her front door, Joe's mother-in-law had a thermometer that never seemed to tell the correct temperature. One chilly day, we all noticed that the thermometer, which was in direct sunlight, read a balmy 72 degrees. "Mom," Joe's wife suggested without thinking, "you should stick that thing where the sun doesn't shine."
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A policeman pulled over a car, walked up to the driver, and asked the man in the coinvertible, if he knew why he was pulled over. "No," the man replied. "You failed to stop at the stop sign," the cop explained. "But I did slow down!" the driver argued. The cop pulled out his riot stick and his big flashlight and began a spirited drum solo on the driver's head. "Tell me if you want me to stop or just slow down a bit."

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