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The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. --- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), ______________________________________________________ At one of the last all girl schools in Dallas years ago, the instructor in a "Charm Course" was urging her students to give their escorts every chance to be gallant. "Remain seated in the truck until he has had time to step around and open the door for you," she said. Then, returning to reality, she added, "But, if the big, dumb klutz is in the restaurant ordering his steak or flirting at the waitress, ... don't wait any longer." ______________________________________________________ An Amish man answered a knock on his door one morning. An electric company worker handed him a piece of paper stating that the electric company would like to run a power line through his pasture. The Amish man said, "No, you can not." "Legally, that paper says we can," replied the line worker. As he turned and left returning to his co-workers in the field, the Amish man went to his barn and let his bulls into the pasture. The ground shook and a cloud of dust rose as the big 2500 pound Black Angus bulls rumbled toward the workers in the field. The Amish man hollered to the linemen: "Don't worry, just show those bulls your paper!" ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Roy for this picture: Click through for the big picture Trolltunga , Norway
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jason Davis 33, Monroe, Michigan Fleeing Suspect Jason Davis Drives Right Into Ohio Prison's Parking Lot Police in Ohio say a Michigan man who drove away from a traffic stop smashed through a gate and landed right in a prison parking lot. Officers arrested the man early Wednesday after he drove around the outside of the Toledo Correctional Institution and then back into it's parking lot. Court records show that the charges against Jason Davis of Monroe, Michigan, include vandalism of government property, drug possession and failing to use his turn signal. Police tell The Blade newspaper in Toledo that they were able to arrest Davis after his vehicle ran over stop sticks that deflated his tires. The 33-year-old is due in court Thursday. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Eric Re: Nigerian Scams Dear Webby, I can't believe that people are still falling for these Nigerian Scams. Do you recommend forwarding them to the FTC as well as getting them over to Spam Cop? Eric Dear Eric They still fall for AOL too. And Hillary. FTC is a total waste of time. They pick one or two celebrity cases a year, and with all the other complaints they just make pretty graphs. Spamcop sends an email to the ISP of the scammer. About all you can do is be aware of those scammers and not fall for them. Have FUN! DearWebby ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Fill Your Bird Feeders Just a little reminder to fill your bird feeders this winter. Many birds may fly south, but those in the northern states have birds come in the winter, too. Add a birdseed bell and suet blocks on a low branch near the feeder and you can enjoy watching the little birds come to feed on bitter snowy winter days. By Evelyn from McHenry, IL ______________________________________________________ "You and your husband don't seem to have an awful lot in common," said the new tenant's neighbor. "Why on earth did you get married?" "I suppose it was the old business of 'opposites attract'," was the reply. "He wasn't pregnant and I was."
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Little Tommy is at the zoo on a school visit and he spots a deer. Being a city kid he's never seen one before and so he asks his teacher, "What's that, Miss?" Miss decides to play a word game with him and says, "That's what your Mom calls your Dad, Tommy." Tommy thinks for a moment and then says, "I'm not that stupid Miss, I know that is not a 'Dumb-Ass' !" _____________________________________________________ Sign in a stationery store: "For the man who has everything: A calendar - to remind him when payments are due."
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Today in 
1556 An earthquake in Shanxi Province, China, was thought  
to have killed about 830,000 people. 
1845 The U.S. Congress decided all national elections would 
 be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 
1920 The Dutch government refused the demands from the Allies 
 to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany. 
1937 In Moscow, seventeen people went on trial during Josef 
 Stalin's "Great Purge." 
1943 The British captured Tripoli from the Germans. 
1950 The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming 
 Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
1960 The U.S. Navy bathyscaphe Trieste descended to a record 
 depth of 35,820 feet (10,750 meters) in the Pacific Ocean. 
1968 North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging 
 it had intruded into the nation's territorial waters on a 
 spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later. 
 They kept the ship.
1971 In Prospect Creek Camp, AK, the lowest temperature ever 
 recorded in the U.S. was reported as minus 80 degrees. 
1973 U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord had been 
 reached to end the Vietnam War. 
1978 Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to 
 environment. They were the first country to do so. 
1985 O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to 
 be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. 
1997 A judge in Fairfax, VA, sentenced Mir Aimal Kasi to 
 death for an assault rifle attack outside the CIA 
 headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded 
 three other people. 
2001 A van used by the remaining two fugitives of the "Texas 7" 
 was recovered in Colorado Springs, CO. A few hours later 
 police surrounded a hotel where the convicts were hiding. 
 Patrick Murphy Jr. and Donald Newbury were taken into 
 custody the next morning without incident. 
2002 John Walker Lindh returned to the U.S. under FBI custody. 
 Lindh was charged with conspiring to kill U.S. citizens, 
 providing support to terrorists and engaging in prohibited 
 transactions with the Taliban while a member of the 
 al-Quaida terrorist organization in Afghanistan. 
2003 North Korea announced that it would consider sanctions 
 for North Korea's reinstatement of its nuclear program
 an act of war.
2015  smiled.

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