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Today is Friday, October 6
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


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Todays Bonehead Award:
Bimbo malfunction wanted to reject book gift to 
students from First Lady Melania Trump.
 Bonehead
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Today, Oct 6 in
1683 The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the
Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area
that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 
See More of what happened on this
day in history.
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______________________________________________________ What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. --- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but none of them ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her. --- New York City detective All Truth passes through Three Stages: First, it is ridiculed... Second, it is Violently Opposed... Third, it is Accepted as being Self-Evident. -- Arthur Schopenhauer ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dianne for this legend: Millions of years ago, there was no such thing as the wheel. One day, some primitive guys were watching their wives drag a dead mastodon to the food-preparation area. It was exhausting work; the guys were getting tired just WATCHING. Then they noticed some large, smooth, rounded boulders, and they had an idea: They could sit on the boulders and watch! This was the first in a series of breakthroughs that ultimately led to the invention of the television. The smaller rocks tossed at the women to spur them on soon became known as remotes! _____________________________________________________ Also from Dianne: While at a marine-supply store stocking up on equipment for my boat, I also purchased an inflatable life preserver. "It was my wife's idea," I explained to the grizzled salesman at the counter. "She's buying it for me as a gift." "Lucky you," he said as he started to write up the order. "My wife got me a length of chain and a cement block." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Barry for this story: Age vs. Priorities As we age, our priorities change. The other day Bob, age 57, came home and was greeted by his wife, dressed only in very sexy underwear and holding a couple of short velvet ropes. "Tie me up," she purred, "and you can do anything you want." So, Bob tied her up and went golfing. ______________________________________________________ Leaving before the tornado gets there _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Liz Phipps Soeiro Cambridgeport Massachusetts Bimbo malfunction wanted to reject book gift to students from First Lady Melania Trump. CAMBRIDGE (CBS) The librarian at the Cambridgeport Elementary School is saying no thanks to a shipment of books from First Lady Melania Trump. One school from each state was chosen by the White House to receive ten Dr. Seuss books as part of National Read a Book Day. Getting an education is perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives, Mrs. Trump said in a letter to the children who will be receiving books. The school's librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro, wrote a lengthy editorial for the Horn Book's Family Reading blog explaining why her school does not need the books. My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance, wrote Phipps Soeiro. The librarian's editorial also criticizes the First Lady's book selections, which include The Cat in the Hat; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; The Foot Book; Green Eggs and Ham; and Oh, the Places You'll Go! You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children's literature. As First Lady of the United States, you have an incredible platform with world-class resources at your fingertips. The pimply bimbo malfunction in her hysterical and hostile criticism of the First Lady totally missed the point, that Dr Zeus books are for learning to read and learning to love reading, and have absolutely nothing to do with political indoctrination. Most likely the books had been chosen by a panel of teachers to be the most suitable ones for kids, who are just learning to read, and were just bought and delivered by the First Lady. Eventually, the Cambridge School system says the opinions in the editorial do not represent the district and released a statement, which says in part: In this instance, the employee was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district. We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes. Dr Zeus books are an absolutely necessary part of education, because quotes from them are more frequently used than quotes from Shakespeare`s works. Everybody assumes that everybody else has also read the Dr Zeus books or had them read to them as kids. Using them as an excuse to howl about the First Lady should be cause for firing, but in Massawhosits it`s just a sign of another hysterical Hilarite. Personally, I think the kindergartners or first class kids, who receive the books from the gorgeous First Lady, will treasure them for life. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Rhonda Re: Desktop Themes Dear Webby, First let me say thanks for all the tips, jokes and of course those outrageously cool pics you send daily. Is there a site out there anywhere that you can download free desktop themes without installing a ton of garbage? I'm especially interested in movie and holiday themes. I am stuck with Windoze10 :( Thanks in advance for your help. Keep it coming! Rhonda Dear Rhonda ANY, absolutely ANY jpg or gif or bmp picture will work. Yes, even animated pictures! For example, look at this: http://www.newportharbor.us/computerworks.htm Save the tile from that to where you keep your desktops: http://www.newportharbor.us/images/computerworks.gif Select the Start Start symbol button, then select Settings > Personalization to choose a picture worthy of gracing your desktop background, and to change the accent color for Start, the taskbar, and other items. The preview window gives you a sneak peek of your changes as you make them. In Background, select a picture or solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures. For an example of a desktop that is not tiled, save this picture of one of my dad's cacti: http://dawna.com/PAPA6/16.jpg Do the same as in the first example, except toggle the mode to STRETCH. Any picture you save from the net, or any picture you scan and save as a jpg or gif file, or even any screen shot of a spreadsheet or word processor that you save as a jpg file, will work just fine. You can even make a "Boss Screen". Bring up your typical work, spreadsheet or word processor. Hit ALT Printscreen. That copies that screen into the clipboard. Open a graphics program, and hit CTRL V. That opens a picture showing your spreadsheet. Save that as Boss.jpg, and use that file for your desktop background. Now, whenever you have to go get more coffee and donuts, or you see the boss approaching, hit Windows key and D. Your games and Farmville and Facebook will diappear, showing the desktop, and the spreadsheet you copied. It appears you are busy, but nobody can mess with the picture of the spreadsheet. When the coast is clear, you hit the Windows key adn D again, and instantly Farmville and Facebook are open again. Have FUN! DearWebby

"So," the woman asked the detective she had hired, "did you trail my husband?" "Yes ma'am. I did. I followed him to a bar, to an out of the way restaurant and then to an apartment." A big smile crossed the woman's face,"Aha!! Then I've got him!" she said, gloating. "Is there any doubt what he was doing?" "No ma'am." replied the sleuth, " It's pretty clear that he was following you and taking pictures for his web site."
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Repairing a Lopsided Luggage Wheel By attosa [428 Posts, 2,376 Comments] My husband and I were browsing around for luggage for our holiday, but we were on a severe budget. We came across a free piece of luggage! The issue was it had a wheel with a huge chunk taken out of it, so when you'd pull it, it would bounce up and down and make a thunking sound. Annoying! But not annoying enough for us to let it go to waste. Here's how to fix a lopsided rubber or plastic wheel using a product called Plast-aid. Total Time: 30 minutes Link: Plast-aid site Supplies: Plast-aid lopsided wheel, cleaned and dried sanding tool Steps: Make sure you're in a well-ventilated area. Sand lopsided area of the wheel down a bit and dust off. Mix the Plast-aid components together until they have the consistency of thick cream. Apply and form to shape of the wheel. Keep molding, you'll notice it will keep getting harder. Let dry at least 15 minutes. Take the sander again and get rid of all the rigid Plast-aid edges until a smooth wheel forms. Push the wheel around to make sure there are no thumps. If there are, mark its thumping point and sand it down a bit more. Tip provided by Thriftyfun.com ____________________________________________________
1961 Novelty song My Boomerang Won't Come Back
____________________________________________________ The hit-and-run victim was just getting to his feet when a policeman ran up to help. "My mother-in-law just tried to run me over!" the shaken man told the cop. "The car hit you from behind," the officer said. "How could you tell it was your mother-in-law?" "I recognized her evil laugh!" __________________________________________________
Celebrating a little boy's first pair of trousers.
___________________________________________________ The country doctor was just returning from a delivery at an outlying cattle ranch, when he crossed paths with the town's gossip at the gas station. "Doctor Wilson, how is the Smith baby?" "Well, the child was born without a penis," the doctor said. "Oh, oh my goodness!" said the gossip... and with a smile on her face, she turned to rush into town to spread the news. Turning to the gas station attendant, Doc Wilson smirked: "but in about 20 years or so, she will have a nice place to harbor one!"
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Thanks to Dianne for this report: A taxpayer received a strongly worded "second notice" that his taxes were overdue. Hastening to the collector's office, he paid his bill, saying apologetically, that he had overlooked the first notice. "Oh," confided the collector with a smile, "we don't send out first notices. We have found that the second notices are more effective." ____________________________________________________ From Aletta Just to let you know. I loved your tip for changing the font size. I use it everywhere now, including my word processing programs. Just so you know (as if you didn't!), it works with Word and WordPerfect, too, and not just the browser pages. I really love your newsletter, it's helpful, funny, and often thought provoking. Thanks again! Aletta

Today, October 6, in 
1683 The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the
Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area
that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 

1848 The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor for
San Francisco via Cape Horn. The steamboat service arrived
on February 28, 1849. The trip took 4 months and 21 days. 

1857 The American Chess Congress held their first national
chess tournament in New York City. 

1863 The first Turkish bath was opened in Brooklyn, NY, by
Dr. Charles Shepard. 

1866 The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in
America near Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000. 

1880 The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for
selling beer. 

1884 The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI. 

1889 In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors to the
public for the first time. 

1889 The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had
patented the moving picture machine in 1887. 

1890 Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church. 

1927 "The Jazz Singer" opened in New York starring Al
Jolson. The film was based on the short story "The Day of
Atonement" by Sampson Raphaelson. 

1928 War-torn China was reunited under the Nationalist
leader Chiang Kai-Shek. 

1937 "Hobby Lobby" debuted on CBS radio. 

1939 Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against
Britain and France in an address to Reichstag. 

1948 "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on
Broadway. 

1949 U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense
Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of
military aid to NATO countries. 

1954 E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the U.S.
Army. 

1961 U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American
families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in
the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. 

1962 Robert Goulet began the role of Sir Lancelot in
"Camelot". 

1973 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win
back territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel
war. Support for Israel led to a devastating oil embargo
against many nations including the U.S. and Great Britain on
October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks. 

1979 Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the
White House. 

1991 Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony
was held at Michael Jackson's estate near Los Angeles, CA.
It was Taylor's 8th marriage and Fortensky's 3rd. 


2017  smiled.


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