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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to Illinois couple tried to stiff cabbie after sex in the cab Details at International Bonehead Awards From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Glen autocorrect gone wrong A man received the following text from his neighbor: I am so sorry Bob. I've been riddled with guilt and I have to confess. I have been 'tapping' your wife, day and night when you're not around. In fact, more than you. I'm not getting any at home, but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't happen again. The man, anguished and betrayed, went into his bedroom, grabbed his gun, and without a word, shot his wife and killed her. A few moments later, a second text came in: "Damn 'autocorrect'. I meant 'WIFI', not 'wife'.
A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous -- yes. The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and proceeded to pour their entire contents into the jar -- effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. "Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff." "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued "there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. "Take care of the rocks first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrew Vukovich and Stefanie Herringer Couple Tried To Stiff Taxi Driver After Sex Session In Rear Of Illinois Cab Perhaps they thought the performance was payment enough. An Illinois cab driver recently called police to complain that a couple who had just finished having sex in the rear of his cab were refusing to pay the $83 fare. Hack Faisal Kokazeh, 28, told Orland Park Police Department officers that passengers Andrew Vukovich and Stefanie Herringer claimed they were unable to pay him at the conclusion of a recent 3:30 AM ride. Kokazeh noted that he “witnessed both Andrew and Stefanie perform intercourse in the back of the van,” and “simply wanted both of them out of the taxi, and the fare paid,” according to a police report. Vukovich and Herringer, an officer reported, smelled of booze and “were producing incoherent sentences, attempting to gather clothing that was strewn throughout the taxi.” And neither of them “had a purse or wallet on their person.” The couple, who had been driven by Kokazeh to Vukovich’s home, avoided arrest when Vukovich, seen above, “was able to obtain his mother’s credit card” to pay for the fare. Apparently he lives at his mother's place. Herringer, who police believed needed medical treatment "due to ... incoherent statements, inability to walk without assistance, constant change in emotion, and pale appearance," was treated at the scene, then transported to the police department until a relative could pick her up. Tech Support Pits From: Fred Re: Quicken on Linux Dear Webby, I bought a used Dell Optiplex760 without an operating system. I put Linux Mint15 and Opera on it. It does great on the web. I can't find a suitable replacement for Quicken (Deluxe98) and Picasa3. Is there a way around this without going to Windows? I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Fred Dear Fred You can use CodeWeaver's Crossover https://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=10748 and install Quicken 2013. Most likely you can install your ancient 1898 version too. Picasa is a different story. Google has stopped supporting Picasa for Linux a couple of years ago. The Windoze version is still supported, but it would be a good idea to look for an alternative. There are plenty of those in Linux. If you HAVE to use Picasa, install it with WINE. Here is how to install it onto Mint15: Picasa onto Mint15 For those of you, who are not Penguins (Linux Fans), Mint15 is a popular flavor of Linux. Unlike with Microsoft, that dictates which operating system is good for their Asian computer factories, ahem, is good for you, There are hundreds of different "flavors" or versions of Linux, all of them free. Some versions like "Puppy" are so compact, that you can have it on a key fob thumb drive or camera chip. At the opposite end is CentOS, that is used on Millions of web servers. You probably have never visited a web site, that was not on a server powered by CentOS Linux. For home use, though, Mint15 is much friendlier. Ubuntu is also quite popular. If you consider trying Linux with a Live CD, without giving up Windows, find a Linux user in your area and start with whatever flavor she or he recommends. You can always experiment and try other flavors later. Most people do. But start with whatever your "mentor" uses. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use a Towel for a Makeshift Bib When you need to protect your clothing while eating, use a towel with binder clips as a "bib". Tie the ends of a lightweight cord or yarn, long enough to go around your neck plus a bit more, to two binder clips. Using a small towel or something of that nature, attach the binder clips to two corners and you have a quick "bib" for whenever you are eating something messy. Detach when done, wash the "bib" and either take apart the "bib" holder or put away for another time. I would use this for an older child. I don't know if it would be safe for a baby or toddler because of the metal clips. By Mkymlp from NE PA Electronic Test leads with alligator clips on each end work even better. They come in assorted bright colors ten per bag for less than a binder clip. And if they get left on accidentally and go through the wash and the dryer, they don't suffer and they don't make a racket and they don't damaage other items. Get the shortest ones they have at your electronics store. Have FUN! DerWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
Chanow and his drinking buddy are sitting at a bar . See those guys over there ? Chanow says." I'm going over there and ask them what they think of Slobovians." Chanowki walks up to the two guys sitting at the other end of the bar and asks them what they think of Slobovians. One of the men gives Chanow the finger. The middle finger. Chanow then walks back to his drinking buddy. "Well , what do they think of Slobovians?'' he asks. "We're still number one , " replies Chanow.
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>From Dianne I was having trouble with my computer. So I called my friend Richard, the computer geek, to come over. Richard clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. He gave me a bill for a minimum service call. As he was walking away, I called after him, "Yo, what was wrong?" He replied, "It was an ID ten T error." I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, "An ID ten T error? What's that .. in case I need to fix it again?" Richard grinned.... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?" "No," I replied. "Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out." So I wrote down. I D 1 0 T ....IDIOT.... I used to like Richard

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Today in 
1827 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad 
 incorporated for commercial transportation of people 
 and freight.
1849 Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn 
 arrived in San Francisco for the first time. The SS California 
 had left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848. The trip took 
 4 months and 21 days.
1854 The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 
 50 slavery opponents began the new political group.
1893 Edward G. Acheson showed his patent for Carborundum.
1956 A patent was issued to Forrester for a computer memory core.
1974 The U.S. and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations 
 after a break of seven years.
1983 "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in 
 history when the final episode aired.
1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated 
 in Stockholm.
1993 U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed 
 religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest 
 the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on 
 federal firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians 
 were killed and a 51-day standoff followed.
1994 NATO made its first military strike when U.S. F-16 
 fighters shot down four Bosnian Serb warplanes in violation 
 of a no-fly zone over central Bosnia.
1998 Serbian police began a campaign to wipe out "terrorist gangs" 
 in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo.
2014  smiled.


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