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Good Morning,  !
Today is Sunday, July 29

Do you remember Deeli ?
Once upon a time, long, long ago, when I was still young and
whatever, Deeli used to write the Kudos column and for a while
even found the material for the Boneheads Awards.

Got this email from her:
ThriftyFun just launched/switched over to beta version these 
past few days without making sure 'all' glitches were worked 
out first ... Can't even currently leave a comment half the 
time for a contest submission ... Guess they like to punish 
themselves and their readers because they didn't learn to wait 
and be certain ... Example: a new format in April of 2011 that 
took months to work out the bugs and for which they 
permanently lost dozens of (now formerly) regular staunch 
ThriftyFun members because it was no longer 'thrifty' time 
wise nor 'fun' at all - LOL  I almost left then too but really 
need the extra income I receive winning contests ...

Thriftyy Fun is the parent company of the EzineFinder.
At the moment the voting seems to be working.

Have FUN!

Today in 
1715 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida 
  coast by hurricane 
1835 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
1858 1st commercial treaty between US & Japan signed
1858 US citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan 
1899 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY 
1915 US marines land in Haiti, stay until 1924 
1930 115º F (46º C), Holly Springs, Mississippi
1952 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet 
1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct 
1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diana Spencer 
1991 Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7+ carat engagement ring 
2012  smiled

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Dear Webby, do you still have that "Chili Tasting Report"? I would love to see it again. Barb Here it is, an annual favorite: *Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better! For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. They actually have a Chili Cook-off about the time the Rodeo comes to town. It takes up a major portion of the parking lot at the Astrodome. The notes are from an inexperienced Chili taster named Frank, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast: Frank: "Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The Judge #3 called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking for directions to the Budweiser truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted." Here are the scorecards from the event: Chili # 1 (Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chili) Judge # 1 -- A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick. Judge # 2 -- Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild. Judge # 3 -- (Frank) Holy shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that's the worst one. These Texans are crazy. Chili # 2 (Arthur's Afterburner Chili) Judge # 1 -- Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang. Judge # 2 -- Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously. Judge # 3 -- Keep this out of the reach of children. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face. Chili # 3 (Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili) Judge # 1 -- Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick. Needs more beans. Judge # 2 -- A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of peppers. Judge # 3 -- Call the EPA. I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting shit-faced from all of the beer! Chili # 4 (Bubba's Black Magic) Judge # 1 -- Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing. Judge # 2 -- Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili. Judge # 3 -- I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid was standing behind me with fresh refills. That 300-lb bitch is starting to look HOT... just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac? Chili # 5 (Linda's Legal Lip Remover) Judge # 1 -- Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive. Judge # 2 -- Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement. Judge # 3 -- My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off. It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw those rednecks. Chili # 6 (Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety) Judge # 1 -- Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices and peppers. Judge # 2 -- The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb. Judge #3-- I shit myself when I farted and I'm worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Sally. She must be kinkier than I thought. Can't feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my ass with a snow cone. Chili # 7 (Susan's Screaming Sensation Chili) Judge # 1 -- A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers. Judge # 2 -- Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. I should take note that I am worried about Judge #3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably. Judge # 3 -- You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a thing. I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like shit to match my shirt. At least during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me. I've decided to stop breathing, it's too painful. Screw it; I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach. Chili # 8 (Tommy's Toe-Nail Curling Chili) Judge # 1 -- The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence. Judge # 2 -- This final entry is a good, balanced chili. Neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he's going to make it. Poor dude, wonder how he'd have reacted to really hot chili.
The insurance salesman, trying to start up a conversation with another fella said, "Who is the ugly lady over there?" The second man said, "Why, that's my wife!" Trying to get out of an embarrassing situation, the salesman said, "No, not her, the other one!" The second man said, "That's my daughter!" THUMP
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Click on the picture for the large version Thanks for gary and Pam for sending this picture of some grizzlies they saw on the way to work. They are in the Yukon.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Jonathon Bijoel, 28, and Cassandra Gagnon, 23 in Manchester, New Hampshire Couple Jailed After Police Find Loaded Weapon Under Baby, Hidden Inside Baby Carriage Jonathon Bijoel, 28, and Cassandra Gagnon, 23, were booked into jail after they allegedly left a loaded gun in a baby carriage, with the child still inside. According to Manchester police, officers were dispatched after receiving reports of an assault. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke to the victim, who stated that Bijoel had attacked him. After a brief search, officers found Bijoel and Gagnon walking down the street, pushing a baby carriage. Investigators say when officers approached the couple, Gagnon took the baby carriage from Bijoel and attempted to walk away. Police detained the couple, searched the carriage, and found Bijoel's one-year-old daughter sitting just above a loaded 9mm handgun that was hidden inside the carriage. An investigation revealed that the gun had been reported stolen. Gagnon was booked into jail and charged with violating bail and falsifying evidence. Bijoel was also jailed on charges of violating bail, robbery, and theft of a firearm. He was also a convicted felon, so he was additionally charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
Tech Support Pits: From: Roberta Re: Is eBay safe? Dear Webby I am fairly new to the Internet and have some questions about buying stuff from eBay. Have you ever bought anything from there? How safe is it? Roberta Dear Roberta Yes, I have bought many things via ebay, from software to electronics. I have always been happy with my purchases. It's quite safe to buy stuff via ebay. They are a huge company and can't afford to let any crooks giving them a bad name. If somebody tries something crooked, they jump on them with both feet. Here are some tricks to make your shopping there easier: 1) Get a PayPal account and an ebay account. 2) If you want a certain item, check with to see how much it is in the stores. 3) Decide how much you are willing to budget for that item. 4) Put that amount into your Automatic Maximum Bid, but leave the automatic bidding turned off. 5) Bid a small amount to get into the action. 6) Watch the bidding but just quietly observe until a few minutes before closing of that item. Then turn the automatic bidding on. It will top all other bids with the incremental amount that you have chosen, but stay within your set maximum amount. As long as you do #2 and #4, you won't get carried away with auction fever and spend too much. Always pay for what you won immediately. Most sellers will reciprocate and ship just as promptly. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Every time the man next door headed toward Robinson's house, Robinson knew he was coming to borrow something. "He won't get away with it this time," muttered Robinson to his wife. "Watch this." "Er, I wonder if you'd be using your power-saw this morning," the neighbor began. "Gee, I'm awfully sorry," said Robinson with a smug look, "but the fact of the matter is, I'll be using it all day." And the neighbor said, "Well, in that case, you won't be using your golf clubs. Mind if I borrow them?"
Daily tip from Guitar Picks from Repurposed Items I recently found an old wallet from somewhere I lived years ago. In it I re-discovered old library cards, bank cards, etc. Instead of throwing them out, I grabbed my snips and made myself some guitar picks. ThriftyFun 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:
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After deciding that their frail, elderly mother can no longer live alone, a family brings her to a nursing home, hoping she'll be well cared for. The next morning, the nurses bathe the old woman, feed her a tasty breakfast, and sit her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden. She seems fine, but after a while she slowly starts to lean over sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rush up to catch her and straighten her up. Again she seems fine, but after a while she starts to tilt to the other side. The nurses rush back and once more bring her back upright. This goes on all morning. Later the family arrives to see how the old woman is adjusting to her new home. "So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?" they ask. "It's pretty nice," she replies. "Except they won't let you fart."
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