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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a California man jailed for running a meth lab in a retirement home Details at Boneheads From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1966 Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.
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Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink. A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists. Q: How is dew formed? A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? A: Keep it in the cow. Q: What are steroids? A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs. Q: What happens to your body as you age? A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental. Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty? A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes A: Premature death. Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? e.g.abdomen.) A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the Borax and the abominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U. Q: What is the fibula? A: A small lie. Q: What does "varicose" mean? A: Nearby. Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean Section" A: The Caesarean Section is the red light district in the Vatican Q: What does the word "benign" mean?' A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
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>From Missy Planning a weekend of entertaining guests, I made a list of things I needed to do, including taking food out of the freezer and grocery shopping. As it happened, a friend whom I had been promising to take to lunch asked if we could make it that Friday. So, hopping into the car, I taped my "to do" list to the dashboard and went and picked her up. As she settled into the car, her face dropped. "Thanks a lot!" she sulked. Then I glanced at my list and saw the first item: "Take out the Turkey."
>From Nanarina Click on the picture for the large version
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Robert Short, 64, Fresno, California Jailed for running a meth lab in a retirement home A 64-year-old man in Fresno, California, has been arrested for running a meth lab out of a retirement home. Fresno Police made the discovery Saturday after pulling over Robert Short, who was on parole on charges connected to selling methamphetamine. When officers checked his car, they say they found four ounces of crystal meth, along with small plastic bags and electronic scales, KMPH-TV reports. Officers then searched the suspect's home in a retirement village and found more meth, heroin and a small meth lab. All in all, the officers recovered a half pound of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $1,700, according to the Fresno Bee. Short's neighbors were shocked to find out they may have been living next door to a real-life episode of "Breaking Bad." "It's shocking, I would never guess that anything like that would go on at a senior citizen village," neighbor Robin Schramek told ABC30.com. Neighbors said that Short moved in about three or four months ago, but didn't get involved in the tight-knit community. ABC30.com reports that there were signs all over his front door demanding privacy and no visitors. Short was booked into the Fresno County Jail for charges including transportation of narcotics, possession for sale of narcotics and processing methamphetamine near a school campus. Tech Support Pits From: Billie Re: How to blur Dear Webby With my old camera I used to be able to have the prime object nice and sharp and everything else a bit blurred by precisely setting the distance. With my new camera everything is auto- matic and I can't set the distance. Is there a way to fake the same results? Billie Dear Billie With some digital cameras you can half depress the shutter button and force it to take a reading. Then you can move the camera and it will use that setting, when you fully depress the shutter. However, that does not always blur what is not in precise focus, especially with a small lens type camera and bright lighting. In the old days photographers smeared vaseline onto the lens and cleaned the portion they wanted sharp with an alcohol soaked swab. With a large lens camera you can still do that, but I would not really advise it. The alcohol can affect the coating on the lens. It is a lot more precise and predictable to do the blurring after you got the picture onto the computer. Any graphics program like PaintShopPro or GIMP or Photoshop will do it nicely. Use the retouching tool, set it to a round shape and a hardness of about 50%. Select it to SOFTEN. Then wipe it from the edges in towards the area that you want to leave sharp and crisp. You can also use the irregular shape election tool, lassoo the sharp area, invert the selection, and then blur or soften the entire selected area in one shot. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An agriculture student said to a farmer: "Your methods are too old fashioned. I won't be surprised if this tree will give you less than twenty pounds of apples." "I won't be surprised either," said the farmer, "From orange trees like this, I expect about 220 pounds of oranges".
Soon after our last child left home for college, my husband was resting next to me on the couch with his head in my lap. I carefully removed his glasses. "You know, honey," I said sweetly, "Without your glasses you look like the same handsome young man I married." "Honey," he replied with a grin, "Without my glasses, you still look pretty good, too!"

» American Legends

Today in 
1683 William Penn signed a friendship treaty with 
 Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
1700 Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce 
 with the Ottoman Empire.
1758 British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French at 
 Krefeld in Germany.
1760 The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.
1757 Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won 
 control of Bengal.
1836 The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained 
 a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
1848 A bloody insurrection of workers in Paris erupted.
1860 The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters.
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention 
 that he called a "Type-Writer."
1884 A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.
1902 Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance 
 for a 12 year duration.
1904 The first American motorboat race got underway on the 
 Hudson River in New York.
1926 The first lip reading tournament in America was held in 
 Philadelphia, PA.
1931 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the 
 first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1934 Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating 
 the country.
1951 Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire 
 discussions in the Korean War.
1952 The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
1966 Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by 
 tear gas.
1972 U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff 
 H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct 
 the FBI's Watergate investigation.
2003 Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer.
2013 In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile 
 tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge. 
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I lost my cap down into that gorge about ten years ago, 
and decided not to climb down after it.
2014  smiled.


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