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A Dummies' Guide For Dummies 

- Don't throw a brick straight up.

- Don't take long naps while driving.

- Walk around toxic waste dumps, not through them.

- Your body has the correct number of holes in it. Don't make any more.

- Don't microwave yourself too often.

- Don't stick body parts into electrical outlets.

- When using an acetylene torch, don't feel the flame to see if it's sufficiently hot.

- If you're on a ball field and someone shouts "Heads up!" don't actually raise your head up.
Cover it with your arms and duck.

- Don't tie yourself to an airplane propeller.

- When you are in bed remember to close your eyes.

- No matter how tempting it is to be one with nature, stay on the outside of all fences at the zoo.

- When sticking thumb tacks into bulletin boards, press on the flat end.

- Under no circumstances should you ever reproduce.

- When you find a prize in a box of "Crackerjacks" there is no need to report it on your income tax return.

- "Time" magazine is not suitable to wear on your wrist. Get a watch.

- One + one = two. Try to remember that.

- Don't count the peas in a can. It is not an exact science.

- If you discover that February only has 28 days, don't report it to the Consumer Fraud Department. Likely they will ignore your complaint.

- For faster elevator service press the elevator button many times.




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How to get rid of duplicate files? 



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Today is Tuesday, July 31

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Today in 
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad 
1813 British invade Plattsburgh, NY 
1912 US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights
1922 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's 
   anti-Jesus remark 
2012  smiled

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The hardest thing to do is to disquise your feelings when sending a large crowd of visiting relatives home. --- Socratex I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. --- Groucho Marx Television is to news as bumperstickers are to philosophy. --- Richard Milhous Nixon
The applicant for life insurance was finding it difficult to fill out the application. The salesman asked what the trouble was, and the man said that he couldn't answer the question about the cause of death of his father. The salesman wanted to know why. After some embarrassment the client explained that his father had been hanged. The wise salesman pondered for a moment. "Just write: 'Father was taking part in a public function when the platform gave way.'"
A counselor was helping his kids put their stuff away on their first morning in Summer Camp. He was surprised to see one of the youngsters had an umbrella. The counselor asked, "Why did you bring an umbrella to camp?" The kid answered, "Have you ever had a mother?
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Adam barisa, 19 and Michael Russo, 19 in Boca Raton, FL Scooter suspect arrested for robbing senior sisters The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday arrested and charged a Boca Raton man with a high-profile mugging of two elderly sisters. Adam Bardisa, arrested on his 19th birthday, was the man seen in surveillance pictures riding a Razor scooter at the Publix shopping center at 9886 Glades Road, west of Boca Raton, detectives said. He was charged strong-arm robbery and aggravated battery on persons over 65. The getaway driver sought in the Boca Raton mugging was nabbed this Thursday after cops executed a search warrant on his accomplice's cell phone, police said. Among the gems of data unearthed by investigators on accused mugger Adam Bardisa's cell phone were texts to his alleged driver Michael Nicholas Russo, 19. In them, Bardisa, also 19, talks of his own mom seeing surveillance footage on the TV news of him robbing the two victims, who were 84 and 96 years old. "Yo how bout my mom just saw me on the news on a scooter robbing 2 old ladies and there opening an investigation.. .Bro wtf!", read the text, sent a week after the robbery. Russo's response was instructive. "Yo you were guna be going to newyork very soon n----- u gota stay far away from police bruh and another thin if either of us get arrested don't say s--- bout me and I Wont say s--- bout u either and delete all those texts that have anything to with it rite now." "Already did," Bardisa replied. Well, the cops know how to UN-delete. For robbing seniors they should be getting free room and board for a long time, even in Florida.
Tech Support Pits: From: Lani Re: Get rid of duplicate files Dear Webby I have tried a number of programs to get rid of duplicates. It seems, the more expensive they are, the less they do. Some of my relatives use Incredimail, and slobber those semi- cutesy little animations onto the bottom of their mails, because they ar too cheap to use the paid version, but still want to be cutesy. Naturally, all those little animations and icons have different file names each time, which makes getting rid of them a lot harder. I also have different versions of pictures, sometimes in different folders. Somebody sends me a picture, or a link, and I save it to wherever my current Collector's bin is, because I am not sure whether I already have that picture. How do YOU get rid of duplicate files? Dear Lani The Incredimail animations and icons are probably in your email's Embedded or Attached folder. Browse into it with a graphics program like PSP, set to sort by size. All that crap will be near the top, because thankfully those icons and animations are small. Click on the first one, hold down SHIFT, and scroll down a mile or two until you get to pictures, that are worth keeping. CTRL DEL will dump the thousands of nuisance items, that you have highlighted. Also check at the opposite end. Chances are you have some ridiculously huge files, that are not really worth keeping. The first trick will free up available fiel handles and speed up Windows, the second trick will free up hard drive space and make defragging easier and faster. For the third trick sort the pictures by name, and just do a fast scroll. Whenever you come across stuff like BobGolfing.jpg, BobGolfing1.jpg, BobGolfing2.jpg etc. the same picture again and again, most likely from a snazzy signature block, they will be easy to spot. Highlight abd dump. If you have multiple "Keepers" locations, you just have to combine them. You can separate them by date later, IF you want. So CTRL drag all the pictures from KEEPERS-1995 to KEEPERS2012. Whenever there are duplicate file names, Windows will stop and ask you if you want to overwrite. Just tell it YES, Overwrite all. If you stop and look at the pictrues each time there is a duplicate file name, you will be at it for years. So just overwrite. Otherwise the copying will stall. Then do the same with the keepers from 1996, 1997 and so on. Once you have them all in KEEPERS2012, use the tricks you practised in the email folders. You still have the original folders, since you used CTRL-Drag (copy). You can zip those folders up or burn them onto a DVD. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Edna Dear Webby, can you please try to find that old bricklayer's accident report again? You haven't told that one for five years at least, and I can't find it any more. Thanks Edna No Problem, Edna. Here it is: I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block number 3 in the Accident Report Form I put "Lost Presence-of-Mind" as the cause of my accident. You asked in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust the following details will be sufficient. I am a bricklayer, by trade. On the day of the accident I was working alone on the roof of a new 6 story building. When I completed my work, I discovered I had about 500 pounds of bricks left over. Rather than carry them down by hand, I decided to lower them down in a barrel, using a pully, which fortunately was attached to the building at the 6th floor. Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went to the ground floor, untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow decent of the 500 pounds of bricks. You will note in block number 3 of the Accident Reporting Form, that I weigh 145 pounds. Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence-of-mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a high rate up the side of the building. In the vicinity of the 3rd floor, I met the barrel coming down--this explains the fractured skull and broken collar bone. Slowed, only so slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my hand were 2 knuckles deep into the pully. Fortunately, by this time I had regained my presence-of-mind, and was able to hold tightly to the rope inspite of my increasing pain. At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottem fell out of the barrel. Devoid of the weight of the bricks, the barrel now weighed approximately 50 pounds. I refer you again to my weight in block number 3, and as you might imagine--I began a rapid decent down the side of the building. In the vicinity of the 3rd floor, yes, I met the barrel coming up, this accounts for the 2 fractured ankles, and the lacerations on my legs and lower body. The encounter with the barrel slowed me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell onto the pile of bricks, and fortunately, only 3 vertebrae were cracked. I am sorry to report, however, that as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain, unable to stand, and watching the empty barrel 6 stories above me, I again lost my presence-of-mind, and let go of the rope. The empty barrel weighed more than the rope--so it came down on me and broke both my legs. I trust I have furnished you the information you require as to how this accident occurred
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The sign on the escalator door read, "This escalator is out of whack." By the next day someone used a crayon to add "More whack is on order."
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Tom was in his usual place in the morning sitting at the table, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress that was about to marry a football player who was known primarily for his lack of IQ and common knowledge. He turned to his wife Linda, with a look of question on his face. "I'll never understand why the biggest shmucks get the most attractive wives." His wife replies, "Why, thank you, dear!"
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Lights / Flash placement 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, July 30



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Today in 
1836 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii 
1863 Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot 
   a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot 
1909 US Army accepts delivery of 1st military airplane
1916 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on 
   Black Tom Island, NJ 
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
1942 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1946 V2 rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM 
1956 US motto "In God We Trust" authorized 
1965 LBJ signs Medicare bill
1967 Race riot in Milwaukee
1975 Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in Detroit 
1984 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 
   2.8 million gallons of oil 
1988 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, 
   pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, 
   NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min) 
2012  smiled

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The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. --- Francois de La Rochefoucauld Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. --- Barry LePatner Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. --- Samuel Johnson
On a Kansas City street, where the speed is limited to 30 mph the police stop a driver. "Not only have you been driving too fast, you've been passing cars where it is not allowed. Your lights don't work, and your tires all completely worn out. This is going to cost you a lot. What's your name?" "Schtrathewisizeski Vocgefastilongchinic." "Well, I'll let you go this time, but don't do it again!"
Deep in the back woods of Lester County, Kentucky, a hillbilly's wife went into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the delivery. Since there was no electricity, the doctor handed the father-to-be a lantern and said, "Here. You hold this high so I can see what I am doing!" Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world. "Whoa there", said the doctor, "Don't be in such a rush to put that lantern down. I think there's another one coming." Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered a baby girl. "Hold that lantern up, don't set it down, there's another one!" said the doctor. Within a few minutes he had delivered a third baby. "No, don't be in a hurry to put down that lantern, it seems there's yet another onecoming!" cried the doctor. The redneck scratched his head in bewilderment, and asked the doctor ... "You reckon it might be the light that's attractin' 'em?"
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Thanks to Lillemor for this picture: Click on the picture for the large version From our early eve. walk. Sure can see how the Pineapple got its name. ~ Lillemor
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Leslie Brown,, 24, in Louisville, Kentucky Charged With Stripping Off Bikini Bottoms, Scaring Children At Public Pool Leslie Brown Leslie Brown, a 24-year-old Louisville woman was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly stripped off her swimsuit bottoms and jumped into a public pool with children. According to Louisville Metro Police, officers were dispatched at around 7 p.m. after receiving a report that a naked woman was scaring children at a public pool. When officers arrived on the scene, a lifeguard told them that Brown had removed her bikini bottoms and jumped into a pool with children. She then allegedly began yelling at and frightening the children. When officers questioned Brown, she smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on her feet. She admitted that she had consumed "5 shots" before getting into the pool. Brown was booked into jail and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct. The picture is a stock glamor shot of her, and not necessarily recent.
Tech Support Pits: From: Brian Re: Light / Flash placement Dear Webby I was picked (on) to take the volunteer award pictures. I remember that you said to avoid flash if at all possible, but I don't remember what you said about where to place lights. The overhead lights are pretty good and I have room to place hat racks with quartz construction lights on both sides of me. What do you suggest? Brian Dear Brian Put all lights to one side of you. Otherwise you kill contrast. An outstretched arms length or a bit more distance is best. The height of the lights should be a hands width higher than their heads for young people, and about waist high for older people. Low lighting makes double-chins disappear and is generally more flattering to older people. That goes just for the lights, not the camera. Keep the camera hed high. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Mrs. Smith pulled Mrs. Jones out of earshot of the porch, where Mrs. Jones' lovely young daughter, Linda, sat. "It is really none of my business," whispered Mrs. Smith, "but have you noticed what your daughter is doing?" "Why, no. Is she up to anything special?" Mrs. Smith leaned closer. "Haven't you noticed? She has started knitting tiny garments!" Mrs. Jones' troubled brow cleared. "Well, thank goodness," she said smiling, "at last she has taken an interest in something besides running around with boys."
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A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic. "Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?" A girl raised her hand and said, "To clean out all his bank acconts before the inlaws get at them?"
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A second grader arrived home after school and shocked his mother by announcing, "Today we learned how to make babies." Risking further embarrassment, the mother asked for details on how to make babies. "It's simple, the boy replied, "Just drop the'y' and add 'ies."
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Is ebay safe? 



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 ...
Huggers,
Deeli

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At the moment the voting seems to be working.

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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 
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Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else. --- James Thorpe There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. --- Cicero, De Divinatione
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 pricegrabber.com 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 Thriftyfun.com 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 http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com 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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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, July 28

Thank you, Betty!
Thank you Norm!

Yes, I know Ezinefinder is still down.
I have written them yesterday and today.
Their regular contact form does not work either, 
but you'can try this one:
http://www2.thriftyfun.com/about/bug_report.lasso
Don't expect a reply, but they just might reboot Ezinefinder.


Carol asked me to explain why I encourage people to wear a 
bit of red on Fridays.

That goes back to the fields of Flanders in the first World War.
That was a traditional war, with each side dug in in trenches,
shooting and shelling and bombing the other side, but pretty
well leaving the villages and towns alone. The soldiers were 
killing each other to fight for rights for the civilians.

Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who had enlisted as
a soldier (gunnery officer) instead of with the medical corps, 
noticed after burying a friend, that red poppies sprang up within
days on, and around fresh graves.

That inspired him to write the Flanders Fields poem:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

Not long after WWI the veterans started using the red poppy
to raise funds for support for disabled or otherwise 
unfortunate veterans. In many countries the veterans
even produced lapel poppies for fundraising.

When Canadian troops went to Afghanistan and initially
suffered heavy losses, probably because they were the most
eager and fanatical troops, the "Home Front" went all out
with moral support. Part of that was opening a Tim Hortons 
in the Kandahar, Afghanistan base, and another part was
wearing a bit of red on Fridays.

That concept spread to the US rather sporadically. In some 
areas people are enthusiastic about showing support for
the troops, in others they aren't because they have been
told that it is Bush's war and the soldiers should not have
gone where somebody ordered them to go to.

It is unfortunate, that those people have their mind made
up for them and resent being shown facts or reality. 
Soldiers have not been ordered to go home after the last 
election, and they are still getting wounded or killed.
And THAT is why I wear a red shirt on Fridays, not because
of whoever might be in the White House.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe 
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with 
   Louis Philippe 
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US 
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut 
1914 Austria-Hungary marches into their province Serbia. 
    England feels provoked into starting WW I
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings 
1915 US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924 
1934 118ø F (48ø C), Orofino, Idaho
1942 Nazis kill 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia 
1945 US Army bomber crashes into 79th floor of 
  Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) earthquake
1977 1st oil flow through the Alaska pipeline
1990 Blackout hits Chicago 
2012  smiled

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"In a new survey it was found that roughly 30% of Americans believe in ghosts. It was also found that liberals are more likely to believe in ghosts that conservatives. Which explains why liberals are so against the death penalty. They're scared they might piss the guy off and he'll come back!" --- Jay Leno "Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal." --- Winston Churchill Some of the images we have gathered are very, very graphic. --- CNN's Chris Lawrence in New Orleans
Tech support: "What's on your monitor now, ma'am?" Customer: "A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me instead of the chocolates I wanted."
The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test. Speaking about a specific condition, she asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?" , in the back of the room, raised a hand and said, "A basketball coach?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Barbara Mott Bordelon, 52, in Lufkin, Texas Jailed After Sending Herself Harassing Messages Barbara Mott Bordelon, a 52-year-old Lufkin woman was jailed Thursday after she allegedly sent harassing messages to herself using a cell phone, then reported the harassment to police. According to Lufkin Police, Bordelon reportedly bought a prepaid cell phone, using the name of another woman. She then sent threatening text messages to her regular phone, using the prepaid cell phone. Investigators say Bordelon contacted police on July 9th and claimed that she was being harassed by another woman. She showed officers a message from the would-be harasser that threatened to harm her and her boyfriend if she didn't convince officers to stop an investigation. An investigation revealed, however, that Bordelon purchased the prepaid cell phone using a false identity and used both phones to create the illusion that she was being harassed and threatened. Bordelon was unable to explain why she acted in such manner. She was booked into the Angelina County Jail and charged with two counts of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and one count of fraudulent use of identifying information, a state felony. She is currently being held in lieu of a $95,000 bond.
Tech Support Pits: From: Helena Re: How often should a computer be vacuumed out? Dear Webby How often should a computer be vacuumed out? Thanks Helena Dear Helena During hot sommer temperatures I would recommend vacuuming out your computer twice as often as you vacuum up the dust bunnies behind the fridge and under the bed. In winter, about as often as you vacum under or behind the fridge. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Frank: When my wife had to rush to the hospital unexpectedly, she asked me to bring her a few items from home. One item on her list was "comfortable underwear." Worried I'd make the wrong choice, I asked, "How will I know which ones to pick?" "Hold them up and imagine them on me," she answered. "If you smile, put them back."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Scrubs as Pajamas Medical scrubs make very comfortable, cheap pajamas. They are available in a variety of colors and styles (including large sizes if required). I got mine from RMF Scrubs. ThriftyFun Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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Dr. Willis finished examining Matilda and went into the hallway to talk to her husband Bernie. "I don't want to alarm you," he said to Bernie, "but I don't like the way your wife looks at all." "Me neither, Doc." replied Bernie. "But she's a great cook and really good with the kids."
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US Government Pipe Specifications 1. All pipe is to be made of a long hole, surrounded by metal or plastic centered around the hole. 2. All pipe is to be hollow throughout the entire length - do not use holes of different sizes anywhere along the pipe. 3. The I.D. (inside diameter) of all pipe must not exceed the O.D. (outside diameter) - otherwise the hole will be on the outside. 4. All pipe is to be supplied with nothing in the hole so that water, steam or other stuff can be put inside at a later date. 5. All pipe should be supplied without rust - this can be more readily applied at the job site. N.B. Some Vendors are now able to supply pre-rusted pipe. If available in your area, this product is recommended as it will save a lot of time on the job site. 6. All pipe over 500 ft (153m) in length should have the words "long pipe" clearly painted on each end, so the Contractor will know it is a long pipe. 7. Pipe over 2 miles (3.2 km) in length must have the words "very long pipe" painted in the middle, so the Contractor will not have to walk the entire length of the pipe to determine whether or not it is a long pipe or a very long pipe. 8. All pipe over 6" (152 mm) in diameter must have the words "large pipe" painted on it, so the Contractor will not mistake it for small pipe. 9. Flanges must be used on all pipe. Flanges must have holes for bolts quite separate from the big hole in the middle. 10. When ordering 90 degrees, 45 degrees or 30 degrees elbow, be sure to specify right hand or left hand; otherwise you will end up going the wrong way. 11. Be sure to specify to your vendor whether you want level, uphill or downhill pipe. If you use downhill pipe for going uphill, the water will flow the wrong way. 12. All couplings should have either right hand or left hand thread, but do not mix the threads - otherwise, as the coupling is being screwed on one pipe, it is unscrewed from the other.
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, July 27
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



My raspberries are ripening. I enjoyed a good hndful of them 
standing in fron of them, just picking them off the bushes.
Saskatoon berries are getting close too. By the weekend it
will be worthwhile to go out there with the colander and fill
it in half an hour.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1501 Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral 
1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia 
1689 Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie 
1837 US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC
1844 Fire destroys the US mint at Charlotte, NC 
1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico 
1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1897 37.5 cm (14.75") of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland
1909 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m 
1918 Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, 
   launched to carry oil, NY
1919 Chicago race riot
1941 Japanese forces land in Indo-China 
1944 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor) 
1944 US regains possession of Guam from Japanese
1953 Armistice signed ending Korean War
1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries 
1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation 
1962 Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1962 Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1968 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese 
1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for 
    permanent residence in US 
1988 Radio Shack announces the Tandy 1000 SL computer
2012  smiled

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it. --- Yogi Berra Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. --- Frank Dane You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. --- Winston Churchill
One cold and rainy day, a French tourist in Scotland decided to find out if the natives were as tight as he had heard. He stopped at a farm cottage, told the farmer's wife he was freezing to death, and was invited to come in and warm himself at the hearth. Once inside the house, he complained of being thirsty. The woman handed him an enormous white crockery mug filled with milk. After taking a big swig, the guest exclaimed, "This is sweet and fresh ... you are most generous!" She replied modestly, "It's nothing. My family wouldn't drink that milk because we found a dead rat in it." Sick to his stomach, the Frenchman clapped both hands over his mouth, allowing the huge mug to fall to the floor and shatter on the stone floor. The Scotswoman grabbed her broom, raised it high in the air, brought it down on the visitor's head, and hollered, "Get out, you ungrateful pig! I take you in my home, I let you share my fire, I give you milk to drink ... and now you repay my kindness by breaking the children's potty chair!"
A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse. The horse's trainer meets him before the race and says, "All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, 'ALLLLEEE OOOP!' really loudly in the horse's ear. Providing you do that, you'll be fine." The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command. The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the trainer's ridiculous advice and the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. They carry on and approach the second hurdle. The jockey, somewhat embarrassed, whispers 'Aleeee ooop' in the horse's ear. The same thing happens--the horse crashes straight through the center of the jump. At the third hurdle, the jockey thinks, "It's no good, I'll have to do it," and yells, "ALLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly. Sure enough, the horse sails over the jump with no problems. This continues for the rest of the race, but due to the earlier problems the horse only finishes third. The trainer is fuming and asks the jockey what went wrong. The jockey replies, "Nothing is wrong with me - it's this horse. What is he - deaf or something?" The trainer replies, "Deaf?? DEAF?? He's not deaf-- he's BLIND!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Beth Williams, Christina Haidle in Joplin, Missouri Charged With Starving 3-Year-Old Daughter, Child Weighed Just 12 Pounds! Beth Williams, 26, and her "roommate" Christina Haidle, 27 were jailed after Williams's unresponsive 3-year-old daughter arrived at a local emergency room weighing just 12 pounds. According to Jasper County Police, officers were called after Williams took her 3-year-old daughter to Joplin Hospital and the girl appeared to be suffering from abuse. The toddler was unresponsive when she arrived, and only weighed 12 pounds. Her blood sugar level was zero, her body temperature was too low to register, and her pulse was so faint CPR had to be performed to save her life. Doctors determined that the child was suffering from severe malnutrition, and critical care was needed to prevent dehydration, sepsis, circulatory failure, shock, and respiratory failure, all of which are fatal. She was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she received further treatment. Investigators say during the child's first four days of hospitalization, she gained three pounds, making it obvious that she had been nutritionally deprived. She was placed with a foster family after being released from the hospital, and gained two more pounds in less than a week. Williams and Haidle, who admitted to being the child's Secondary Care Provider, were both apprehended. "Secondary Care Provider" is usually a common law or same sex spouse, who signed to share and supplement responsibilities with one side in a custoy dispute. Williams and Haidle were booked into jail and charged with felony child endangerment. They probably will not be allowed to share beds in jail. Maybe that is why the 'mother" got such a pout on? Bond has been set at $500,000 each.
Tech Support Pits: From: Janina Re: Requested Forwarding Dear Webby I imagine you get this question now and then but I would like to ask you anyway.... those silly "forwards" we get that say ..... This is the coolest thing I have ever gotten. All you have to do is send it to 7 people and watch your screen, it is the funniest clip. I can't tell you what is but I was laughing so hard I almost fell off my chair!!! So, send it to those 7 people and watch. ... Janina Dear Janina Those are all just gullibility traps for collecting addresses to spam to. If somebody is silly enough to forward stuff like that, chances are good that all kinds of snake oil can be sold to them. The only chain letter that does not get you onto a spam list is this one: Safe Chain http://webby.com/humor/fert.html Have FUN! DearWebby
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An old Wild West fort is about to be attacked. The wily old General sends for his trusty Indian Scout. "You must use all your thirty years of skill in trying to estimate the sort of army we are up against here." The trusty Indian Scout laid down and put his ear to the ground. "Heap large war party," he says, "maybe three hundred braves, four chiefs, two on black stallions, two on white stallions. All have war paint. Many many guns. Medicine man also with them." "Good grief!" exclaims the General, "you can tell all of that just by listening to the ground?" "No, Chubby," replied the Indian, "I can see under the gate."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Old Credit Cards for Cleaning I use an old credit card to clean the algae off of the front of the aquarium. I took a watercolor class where the instructor used an old credit card like a squeegee to move paint around. By wasshrunk from Redlands, CA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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While searching the archive for a certain picture I cam across this story from Dianne: Thanks to Dianne, who used to have a trucking company for this story: Truck driving in 1962 Back about 1962 when I had just started driving tank trucks, me and my instructor each drove separate trucks. One night as we were returning to our delivery area, we were hauling road oil, we stopped for coffee at an old truck stop along old route 66 in south central Illinois. As we drank our coffee outside the restaurant, two guys came along with a large male raccoon. My instructor asked what they were going to with it and they said "we don't know" My buddy asked them:"Do you want to see something funny?" They said sure, so my buddy gets an old gym bag out of his truck, dumps his stuff out of it, borrows a pair of gloves and stuffs that mad raccoon into the bag and zips it shut. The next move was to take the bag set it alongside the main highway and run back to the station parking lot. Just as planned, an old turquoise Plaza Plymouth screeches to a stop, a long arm reaches out and snags the bag. Off they go with a cloud of blue smoke following them. About the time the car gets to sixty, more blue smoke from sliding tires, the doors fly open and everybody bails out and they are looking back. Pretty soon that nasty raccoon comes ambling out of the car, and everybody in the parking lot is on the ground laughing. Well worth the loss of an old gym bag.
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Bob had finally made it to the last round of the $50,000 Question. The night before the big question, he told the host MC that he desired a question on American History. The big night arrived. Bob made his way onstage in front of the studio and TV audience. He had become the talk of the week. He was the best guest this show had ever seen. The MC stepped up to the mike. "Bob, you have chosen American History as your final question. You know that if you correctly answer this question, you will walk away $50,000 dollars richer. Are you ready?" Bob nodded with a cocky confidence -- the crowd went nuts. He hadn't missed a question all week. "Bob, yours is a two-part question. As you know, you may answer either part first. As a rule, the second half of the question is always easier. Which part would you like to take a stab at first?" Bob was becoming more noticeably nervous. He couldn't believe it, but he was not sure, but American History was his easiest subject, and he played it safe. "I'll try the easier part first." The MC nodded approvingly. "Here we go Bob. I will ask you the second half first, then the first half." The audience grew silent with gross anticipation... "Bob, here is your question: And in what year did it happen?"
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, July 26

Thank you Norma!
Thank Mildred!

When I got up at 06:20, it looked really dark, but there was
orange sunshine on the wall. It just did not make sense,
until I looked out the window. 

We had a solid, dark and low cloud cover reaching probably
a few hundred miles to the East. And beyond that, lower down
on the prairies in Saskatchewan, the sun was rising and 
peeking through below the clouds. I watched it and marveled
at the curvature of the earth for the five minutes before the
sun was high enough to be blocked by the clouds.
By 7 it was raining. By noon it got sunny.

Have FUN!
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Today in 
1790 US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
   That means the Feds will have to pay for California's debt, when 
   they go bankrupt.
1835 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii 
1847 Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society
1848 1st Woman's Rights Convention (Senecca Falls NY) 
1918 Race riot in Philadelphia
1943 120º F (49º C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma
1945 Churchill resigns as Britain's PM
1953 Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission
1953 Fidel Castro  begins Cuban rev with attack on Moncada Barracks
1956 Egypt seizes Suez Canal
1957 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
1963 US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite
1979 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX
1991 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida,
    for exposing himself at an adult movie theater 
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Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. --- Robertson Davies Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. --- Mark Twain Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. --- John Russell My favorite animal is steak. --- Fran Lebowitz
A noted psychiatrist was a guest at a gathering, and his hostess naturally broached the subject in which the doctor was most at ease. "Would you mind telling me, Doctor," she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?" "Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the track." "What sort of question?" "Well, you might ask him, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?' The hostess thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history."
From Cowpoke I ain't much for shopping, Or for goin' into town Except at cattle-shipping time, I ain't too easily found. But the day came when I had to go - I left the kids with Ma. But 'fore I left, she asked me, "Would you pick me up a bra?" So without thinkin' I said, "Sure," How tough could that job be? An' I bent down and kissed her An' said, "I'll be back by three." Well, I done the things I needed, But I started to regret Ever offering to buy that thing - I worked me up a sweat I walked into the ladies shop My hat pulled over my eyes, I didn't want to take a chance On bein' recognized. I walked up to the sales clerk - I didn't hem or haw - I told that lady right straight out, "I'm here to buy a bra." From behind I heard some snickers, So I turned around to see Every woman in that store Was a'gawkin' right at me! "What kind would you be looking for?" Well, I just scratched my head. I'd only seen one kind before, "Thought bras was bras," I said. She gave me a disgusted look, "Well sir, that's where you're wrong. Follow me," I heard her say, Like a dog, I tagged along. She took me down this alley Where bras was on display. I thought my jaw would hit the floor When I saw that lingerie. They had all these different styles That I'd never seen before I thought I'd go plumb crazy 'fore I left that women's store. They had bras you wear for eighteen hours And bras that cross your heart. There was bras that lift and separate, And that was just the start. They had bras that made you feel Like you ain't wearing one at all, And bras that you can train in When you start off when you're small. Well, I finally made my mind up - Picked a black and lacy one - I told the lady, "Bag it up," And figured I was done. But then she asked me for the size I didn't hesitate I knew that measurement by heart, "A six-and-seven-eighths." "Six and seven eighths you say? That really isn't right." "Oh, yes ma'am! I'm real positive - I measured them last night!" I thought that she'd go into shock, Musta took her by surprise When I told her that my wife's bust Was the same as my hat size. "That's what I used to measure with, I figured it was fair, But if I'm wrong, I'm sorry ma'am." This drew another stare. By now a crowd had gathered And they all was crackin' up When the lady asked to see my hat, To measure for the cup. When she finally had it figured, I gave the gal her pay. Then I turned to leave the store, Tipped my hat and said, "Good day." My wife had heard the story 'fore I ever made it home. She'd talked to fifteen women Who called her on the phone. She was still a-laughin' But by then I didn't care. Now she don't ask and I don't shop For women's underwear. ~ Author Unknown
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Sisters Allison Niemeyer, 19 and Laura Niemeyer, 22, in Ocala, Florida Jailed After Fleeing Walmart Security, Leaving Baby Behind Sisters Allison Niemeyer, 19 and Laura Niemeyer, 22, were jailed Saturday after they allegedly tried to shoplift from an Ocala Wal-Mart, then abandoned Allison's one-year-old son when a security officer tried to stop them. According to the Ocala Police Department, a Wal-Mart security officer attempted to stop the two sisters after they stuffed merchandise into a diaper bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. When the security officer tried to detain them at the door, Allison, the mother, fled from the scene and ran to her car, leaving her one year old child behind. The officer also stopped Laura Niemeyer, however she fled the scene, also leaving the child behind. Security camera footage showed Allison sprinting across the parking lot, seemingly unconcerned that her child had been left behind. Laura dropped the child like a guy who tried to payby check, so she wouldn't be left behind to take the fall. The security guard quit pursing the woman since the child was seated in a shopping cart that could have rolled out into traffic in front of the store. Both suspects were apprehended at a local dance club late Saturday night (same day). The child by that time had already been placed into state custody pending a hearing of the case. Laura Niemeyer was booked into jail and charged with felony child neglect and retail theft. She is currently being held in lieu of $11,500 bond. Allison Niemeyer, the mother, was booked into jail on charges of felony child neglect and retail theft. She was also charged with violation of probation because she was on house arrest until 2021 in connection to a home invasion robbery with a firearm in 2010. She was pregnant at sentencing time and got an extraordinary lenient sentence because of her obvious pregnancy.
Tech Support Pits: From: Rita Re: Lock out computer Dear Webby I need a way to lock out a computer so that my kids, who know how to get around password protection, can't get on it while I am sleeping or away. It is a big desktop computer with a nightmare of cables behind it. Thanks Rita Dear Rita You can get X10 controllable outlets for about $10 each and a key-fob remote controller for about the same. Get the proper outlets, not just the lamp modules that plug into existing outlets. Those are noticeable and can be pried off. If there is more than one outlet where they can plug the computer in, you will need X10 outlets for those too, but you can control them all with the same keychain remote control. Swapping existing outlets for X10 outlets is no big deal. Just turn the breaker off, and switch one wire at a time. You can get X10 components at Home Depot and many electrical supply stores. If you don't show them the keyfob and explain it to them, they will never figure it out and get into other types of mischief instead. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Alf Mother was away all weekend at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect. My six-year-old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger's voice say, "We have a Betty on the line. Will you accept the charges?" Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, "Dad! They've got Mom! An they want money!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Old Credit Cards for Cleaning I use an old credit card to clean the algae off of the front of the aquarium. I took a watercolor class where the instructor used an old credit card like a squeegee to move paint around. By wasshrunk from Redlands, CA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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John had given Judi one of those new fangled electric coffee makers for an anniversary present. Within a week she was taking it back to the store. The lady at the return counter asked her if it worked. "Oh sure, it makes a great cup of coffee. Just like the booklet said, I plug it in, set the timer, go on to bed, and, when I get up, the coffee's ready!" "So, ma'am, what's wrong with it?" "I don't want to have to go to bed every time I want to make a pot of coffee."
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>From Dean This is why we trail so many countries in math...I was sitting in a cafeteria recently, next to a woman who was engrossed in her newspaper. One of the headlines blared: "12 Brazilian Soldiers Killed." She shook her head at the sad news. Then, turning to me, asked, "How many is in a Brazilian?"
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What to do when the phone is not showing who is calling? 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, July 24

By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Calgary to
get more injections into my eyes. That means I won't be 
able to send out a Wednesday issue,
and Thursday's might be short.

Got a call from some telemarketer from some 1-800 number.
When I see 1-800, my mood and patience automatically drops.
Some Taliban was quietly mumbling something, so I told him
that I could not understand him, and hung up.

He had the nerve of calling a second time. I told him again 
that I could not understand his mumbling. He got a bit closer
to his microphone and mentioned something about Better 
Business Bureau. Yeah, sure. So I told him to email me and 
gave him my email address, and hung up. 

Needless to say, there was no email from any Better Business
Bureau. These telemarketers never have access to email.
If they want me to do something for them, they  have to get
close to their microphone and speak up.
Or use Skype like friends and clients do.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1704 Great Britain takes Gibralter from Spain 
1847 Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City
1847 Rotary-type printing press patented by Richard March Hoe, NYC 
1870 1st trans-US rail service begins 
1877 1st time federal troops are used to combat violent strikers
1915 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die 
1936 118ø F (48º C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
1936 121º F (49º C), near Alton, Kansas (state record) 
1948 Soviets blockades Berlin from the west 
1950 V-2 Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral 
1952 112º F (44º C), Louisville, Georgia
1961 US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba 
1967 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Qu‚bec libre! 
   Long live free Quebec!' and causes a lot of problems
1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army
1987 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1991 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of
           the solar system
2012  smiled

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"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." --- Isaac Asimov To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. --- Peter McWilliams
Margie received a bill from the hospital for her recent surgery, and was astonished to see a $900 fee for the anesthesiologist. She called his office to demand an explanation. "Is this some kind of mistake?" Margie asked when she got the doctor on the phone. "No, not at all," the doctor said calmly. "Well," said Margie, "that's awfully costly for knocking someone out." "Not at all," replied the doctor. "I knock you out for free. The 900 dollars is for bringing you back around."
After watching the movie Cinderella, five-year-old Sarah started using her pinwheel as a magic wand, pretending she was a fairy godmother. "Make three wishes," she told her mother, "and I'll grant them." Her mom first asked for world peace. Sarah swung her wand and proclaimed the request fulfilled. Next, her mother requested for a cure for all ill children. Again, with a sweep of the pinwheel, Sarah obliged. The mother, with a glance down at her rather ample curves, made her third wish, "I wish to have a trim figure again." The miniature fairy godmother started waving her wand madly. "I'll need more power for this!" she exclaimed.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Charged With Whipping Child To Death With Cord, Belt Not Used Because She Had Already Broken It While Beating Child Vastie Coleman, a 27-year-old Texas woman was jailed Sunday after she allegedly whipped her 4-year-old son to death with a cord. According to Houston Police, an investigation was launched Sunday when paramedics were called to Coleman's residence to revive her 4-year-old child. Detectives were dispatched to the scene when it became evident that the child had been abused prior to his death. Investigators say Coleman became angry when 4-year-old Kyron wet himself while riding in the car. In retaliation, Coleman beat the child with a cord until the little boy stopped breathing. She then placed the boy into a bath tub until paramedics arrived. The boy was taken to Northeast Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. As paramedics tried to revive the child, Coleman reportedly told them "I did it, I beat him, it's all my fault and I don't care what happens to me." When detectives interviewed the little boy's two sisters, the children stated that Coleman would routinely beat them and that she beat Kyron with a cord because "the belt was broken because mom kept whipping so hard it broke into pieces." A medical exam revealed that Kyron's body also showed signs of previous abuse, according to Child Protective Services. Coleman was booked into the Harris County Jail and charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury. She is currently being held without bond pending a formal hearing. The two surviving sisters, ages 6 and 8, have been placed into temporary foster care until permanent arrangements can be made for them.
Tech Support Pits: From: Ella Re: Phone not showing who is calling Dear Webby I was told that my new phone would show me who is calling, but it never does, but it shows me who called while I was away. I know it's probably something stupid simple, so I am afraid to ask anybody around here because they will laugh about it for years. Thanks Ella Dear Ella You are just too efficient for your own good. Don't pounce on the phone like a desperate spinster. Relax, compose yourself, and wait for the second ring. Just before the second ring, the calling number will appear. If it is a telemarketer, lift the phone a couple of inches, and bash the rubber duckie, that you have sitting beside the phone, with your other hand, before letting the phone clatter down on it's cradle. If he phones back, then it wasn't a telemarketer. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Quote from one company: "We're only hiring one summer intern this year and we won't start interviewing candidates for that position until the Boss's daughter finishes her summer classes."
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Management always needs to have the last word. Case in point: During a meeting at our financial consulting firm, a co-worker was asked to guesstimate a realistic closing rate for the larger cases we were handling. "I'd have to say 20 percent," he answered. "No, no, no," interrupted our boss. "It's more like one in five!"
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Weary of constantly picking clothes up from the floor of her son's room, a mother finally laid down the law: each item of clothing she had to pick up would cost her son 25 cents. By the end of the week, he owed her $4.50. She received the money promptly, along with a 50- cent tip and a note that read, "Thanks, Mom; keep up the good work!"
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Dripping air conditioner 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, July 23

Tomorrow I have to go for more injections into my eyes.
That means I won't be able to send out a Wednesday issue,
and Thursday's might be short.

Ezinefinder seems to have been fixed late on Sunday. 
I have no idea what the problem was, since they don't
answer emails. It looked like they installed a new Mac after
last weekend's outage, but this one did not make it for a 
full week either. Well, for now voting works again. Let's
hope they can keep it working for a while.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
636 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire 
1253 Jews are expelled from Vienne France
1298 Jews are massacred at Wurzburg Germany
1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt 
1829 William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter) 
1880 1st commercial hydroelectric power plant, Grand Rapids, Mich 
1904 1st Ice cream cone, by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1920 Kenya becomes a British crown colony
1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London 
1944 US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II 
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside
           in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage 
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) 
1968 PLO's 1st hijacking  (El Al plane)
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya 
1989 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith Arkansas 
2012  smiled

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People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom. --- Peter Ustinov Spare no expense to save money on this one. --- Samuel Goldwyn For aught that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth. --- William Shakespeare
A news story said the police caught a guy trying to cash a phony check and took him down to the station. While the officers were distracted, the crook grabbed the check off the desk and swallowed it. No problem: the police waited five or six hours and then charged the guy with passing a bad check. Twice.
Ginger tried to sell her old car. She was having a lot of problems selling it, because the car had 450,000 miles on it. One day, she told her problem to Sandie, a woman she worked with at a salon. The Sandie told her, "There is a possibility to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal." "That doesn't matter," replied Ginger, "if I only can sell the car." "Okay," said Sandie. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop. Tell him I sent you and he will 'fix it'. Then it should not be a problem to sell your car anymore." The following weekend, Ginger made the trip to the mechanic. About one month after that, the Sandie asked the Ginger, "Did you sell your car?" "No," replied Ginger, "Why should I? It only has 50,000 miles on it!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Joshua Smith, 33, in Racine, Wisconsin Charged With Beating Wife For Over An Hour, Chomping Off Ear Joshua Smith, a 33-year-old Racine man was jailed Thursday after he allegedly beat his wife for over an hour, and bit off part of her ear. According to police, Smith reportedly called his wife after an evening of drinking and asked her to come pick him up from a friend's house. She declined, however, because he had been drinking all day, and they have had issues in the past when he was drunk. She then took her children and left their residence for a few hours, hoping to give Smith a chance to calm down. Instead, she arrived back home to find Smith fighting with his stepfather. When the stepfather left the residence, Smith allegedly t urned his anger onto his wife. Investigators say Smith attacked and beat his wife for over an hour, punching and biting her as she begged him to stop. After she convinced Smith to let her go to sleep, she climbed through a bedroom window and ran to her neighbor's house for help. She had several bite marks on her hands, arms, and face. She also had a swollen face, a split lip and part of her ear bitten off. Smith was booked into jail and charged with false imprisonment, substantial battery, reckless endangerment, mayhem, bail jumping, and disorderly conduct. If convicted, he could face up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
Tech Support Pits: From: Martha Re: Dripping office air conditioner Dear Webby To keep the computers cool and clean we put them into a former pantry and just run monitor and keyboard and mouse extension cables to the office beside it. It really cuts down the noise too! However, to keep the computer pantry cool enough that the machines don't smoke, we installed a throuh- the-wall air conditioner. Most of the time it works fine, but every now and then it drips water like crazy. By the time the water runs out from under the door over the door sill, there is a one inch deep lake in there. Kicking or slapping the air conditioner does not help, but eventually it always stops dripping on it's own. It does not stop cooling when it drips. What's the story behind all that and how do we fix it? Martha Dear Martha You have an air conditioner that was designed by an accountant instead of an engineer. The good ones have an inclined drip pan inside that is sloped to the outside and gets rid of the condensation water through a little pipe or spout. Without that drip pan, the condensation water is blown towards the inside by the fan, and leaks into the room. When the air outside is dry, there is not enough condensation to worry about, but on humid days, you will get lots. The easiest and quickest fix is to switch the unit to recirculate instead of using fresh air. Since you probably need the fresh air, a more permanent fix is to adjust the leveling brackets on the outside and tilt the air conditioner an inch or more towards the outside. Less than that is not worth the hassle, because the water has to run downhill against the wind from the fan. Have FUN! DearWebby
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had lost weight over the past few years, and was heaving items from the wardrobe, that no longer fit, into a box that a boyscout held for a charity drive. "Wow," said, "I must have worn these when I was 195." The boyscout looked puzzled, then asked, "How old are you now?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Handy Prop for House Plants If you have house plants with thin vines that do not stand up with a stick, I have used a wooden 5 fingered back scratcher to hold these vines up. Put the fingers upward and the vines slide nicely between fingers. This works great and does not hurt your vines of the plant. By Smilingfaces88 from Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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The preacher spent his whole sermon relating the evils of sin and how all men are sinners with no exceptions. At the end of the sermon he asked rhetorically, "Now does anyone here think they are without sin?" He had only to wait a few seconds before a man in one of the back pews stood up. The pastor asked the man who had the audacity to stand after such a fiery sermon, "Sir, do you really think you are completely without sin?" The man quickly answered, "No sir, I'm not standing up for myself, but for my wife's first husband."
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At a Wal-Mart in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a man stole a pair of blue jeans. He took the jeans into the dressing room, took off his old ones, cut the tags off the new ones, and left his old jeans and the tags from the new ones in the dressing room while he walked out of the store. He was arrested the next day.. The new jeans were on sale for $9.97. His old jeans had $15 and a printed out letter to him, which included his AOL address, in a pocket.
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More on selective softening of images 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Sunday, July 22

Yes, I know that the Ezinefinder is down again.
I wrote them Friday evening and again on Saturday.

At the mall today a too skinny lady with a clipboard stepped 
in my way and asked me what kind of sun blocker I use. 
I told her that the reason I was better looking than her was 
because I had never used any sun blocker except my cool 
shades. 

Uh, duh, uh, but, duh...

It seemed impossible to her, that somebody was immune to all
the sun blocker commercials. Well, I am immune to razor and
shaving foam commercials too. And any political commercials.

I wonder how much time that saves me? 

By the way I got updated on the gas gauges. Apparently on 
newer cars, when there is a little arrow on the gauge, that
arrow points to the side, where the tank is, and the little
gas tank icon is most likely wrong.

On my car, a fairly old Chrysler, there is no arrow, and the
little gas pump icon is still correct.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1298 English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk 
 1775 George Washington takes command of the troops 
1812 Duke of Wellington defeats French in Salamanca, Spain
1926 105º F (41º C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
1926 108º F (42º C), Troy, New York (state record) 
1942 Gasoline rationing begins in US during WW II 
1943 Allied forces captured Palermo, Sicily 
1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
1947 -8º F (-62º C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record) 
1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus 
1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law 
1987 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
1988 500 US scientists boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research 
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I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. --- Robert Frost I just need enough to tide me over until I need more. --- Bill Hoest Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. --- Doug Larson
A lady lost her handbag at the mall. found it and returned it to her. Looking in her purse, she said, "Hmm, that's funny. When I lost my bag, there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills." replied, "That IS funny. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."
A voice on the bank loudspeaker announced: "We will be testing the speaker system to make sure it will work pro- perly in case of emergency." My confidence in this safety precaution faded when the voice added: "If you are unable to hear this announcement, please contact the main office."
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Thanks to dad for this picture: Click on the picture for the large version Only one that bloomed today, a Shuhmannii.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Chrystina Del Rosario, 25, La Mesa, California Teacher - Charged With Sex with 15-year-Old Student Chrystina Del Rosario, a 25-year-old teacher's assistant at Reflections Central School, was jailed Monday after she allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old student. According to La Mesa Police, an investigation was launched after rumors began circulating, prompting school officials and police to investigate. Investigators say Del Rosario had sex with a 15-year-old student inside a classroom on or about June 27, 2012. Del Rosario was employed as a teacher's aide at the school, which specialized in educating young offenders. Del Rosario was booked into jail and charged with performing a lewd act with a child, intent to commit a sexual offense with a minor and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
Tech Support Pits: From: Britta Re: More on Soft focus for picture Dear Webby Did somebody rudely interrupt you as you were explaining how to make a sharp spot in a soft focus picture? What is the next step? Britta Dear Britta If somebody did, I would never tell on her '-) The next step is to play and experiment. Do you want the irrelevant parts of that machine, or whatever you are describing, to be shaded, as if only the relevant part was in the sun ? Then reduce brightness of the selected area. Remember, you first selected the chosen area, then inverted the selection, so that everything except the chosen area was selected. Cranking down the brightness will make the untouched chosen area stand out like the rude sign-up forms on some low-class ads. Do you want a light mist over the irrelevant parts? Then increase brightness and reduce contrast. With the lassoo tool you can select irregular shapes like a person in a crowd. Just play and experiment until yuo have the results that you want. Then stick with that setting. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to David for this one: (He's not worried that his mother will read his submission. She's not on the net, because she is afraid she might miss a call from him) Phone rings. JEWISH MOTHER picks up the phone and answers) Jewish Mother: Hello? Daughter Hi Mom. Can I leave the kids with you tonight? Jewish Mother You're going out? Daughter Yes. Jewish Mother With whom? Daughter With a friend. Jewish Mother I don't know why you left your husband. He is such a good man. Daughter I didn't leave him. He left me! Jewish Mother You let him leave you, and now you go out with anybodies and nobodies. Daughter I do not go out with anybody. Can I bring over the kids? Jewish Mother I never left you to go out with anybody except your father. Daughter There are lots of things that you did and I don't. Jewish Mother What are you hinting at? Daughter Nothing. I just want to know if I can bring the kids over tonight. Jewish Mother You're going to stay the night with him? What will your husband say if he finds out? Daughter My EX husband. I don't think he would be bothered. From the day he left me, he probably never slept alone! Jewish Mother So you're going to sleep over at this loser's place? Daughter He's not a loser. Jewish Mother A man who goes out with a divorced woman with children is a loser and a parasite. Daughter I don't want to argue. Should I bring over the kids or not? Jewish Mother Poor children with such a mother. Daughter Such a what? Jewish Mother With no stability. No wonder your husband left you. Daughter ENOUGH !!! Jewish Mother Don't scream at me. You probably scream at this loser too! Daughter Now you're worried about the loser? Jewish Mother Ah, so you see he's a loser. I spotted him immediately. Daughter Goodbye, mother. Jewish Mother Wait! Don't hang up! When are you bringing them over? Daughter I'm not bringing them over! I'm not going out! Jewish Mother If you never go out, how do you expect to meet anyone?
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cleaning a Feather Duster To clean a feather duster, place it in a paper or plastic bag and then add a box of cornstarch. Hold it tightly, so it's securely closed and then shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds, preferably outside. Remove and shake out all cornstarch. By duckie-do from Cortez, CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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Four Religious Truths 1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's chosen people. 2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian World. 4. Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.
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Church Bulletin Bloopers Everyone is excited about the upcoming wedding of Brad and Melody They are having a "country style" wedding. Everyone is invited to join them as they exchange cows in the church courtyard June 7th. Remember the youth department rummage sale for Summer Camp. We have a Gents three-speed bicycle, also two old ladies for sale, in good running order.
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Soft focus for parts of pictures 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, July 21

When I went for my walk it looked dark and wild, but I 
figured I could probably get back before it let go.
On the way back it looked like a funnel was going to come
down any moment, but tornadoes don't like lifting a leg and
they just get momentum here and then touch down in the
flat prairie east of here.

Then I heard and saw a wall of dust approaching. I braced
for it, but was not ready for it to take my cap. Sandie had 
given me that cap when I visited her in Cape Coral, Florida,
on the day I helped her put the steel shutters on her house
in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Wilma.

There was just no damn way this wind was going to take that
cap, and with a twist and lunge and roll more suited to a 
much younger soccer goalie I caught the cap. 

As I laid there on the road, almost ready to get up, a lawn 
chair flew by, doing about 60 in a 30 zone. If I had been 
upright, that would have hurt!

I was almost home and I could see my Saskatoon bushes
some ways down the road on the other side. So I crouched 
against the wind and went for them. Yeah, I would love to 
say i sprinted for them. In that kind of wind you don't sprint
against the wind. You slowly stagger like carrying a big 
weight up a steep hill. 

I had to dodge an empty plastic flower pot, but made it
safely to the berry bushes, that were making quite a racket 
in that wind. As I moved between two of the bushes, I did
a neat face plant. No wind between the bushes!

When I was about 30 feet from the house, there was a bright
flash of lightning and a thunder clap before the flash was over.
A second later the wind slowed down to about 30, and the
rain started like a long held back waterfall. 

I had expected the rain when I saw the flash and started 
running, but by the time I got into the house, I was soaked.
So I put the rescued cap onto the hallway counter, and went
back outside. I was already wet, and a stormy, big drop 
summer rain is quite enjoyable. 

Have FUN!
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Yesterday's Question:
What were the first organisms to travel to space and return
alive? And when was that?

I thought it was the two dogs, that the Soviets shot into 
space for one orbit and recovered on July 20, 1960.
I was  wrong.
Subscriber Tom told me it was fruit flies shot 68 miles high
into space in Nevada on top of a confiscated German V2, 
in 1947, and recovered alive.

Today in 
1588 English fleet defeats Spanish armada 
1831 Belgium gains independence from Netherland
1836 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Qu‚bec
1861 1st major battle of Civil War ends
1873 Jesse James, 1st train robbery
1896 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
           League merge to form National Association of Colored Woman 
1898 Spain cedes Guam to US 
1919 Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill) 
1934 113º F (45º C), near Gallipolis, Ohio
1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1944 US forces free Guam of Japanese invaders 
1954 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of 
   North & South Vietnam
1955 1st US sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched
1959 1st atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened
1969 Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT) 
1972 In New York, 57 murders occur in 24 hours 
1983 Polish govt ends 19 months of martial law 
1984 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1990 Pink Floyds' "The Wall" is performed where the 
   Berlin Wall once stood 
2012  smiled

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Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies. --- Dalton Camp Confusion is always the most honest response. --- Marty Indik "My new dress. Do you like it? It's from my favorite designer, On Sale." --- Rita Rudner "My car has this feature I guess is standard, because it was on my last car, too. It has a rotating gas tank. No matter what side of the pump I pull up to, it's on the other side." --- Rita Rudner Have a look at your gas gauge. It has a small icon of a gas pump. If that icon has the nozle on the right, then your filler cap is on the right. If the icon has the nozzle on the left, then your gas cap is on the left. Yes, your car too! DearWebby
A young American tourist goes on a guided tour of a creepy old castle. At the end of the tour the guide asks her how she enjoyed it. She admits to being a bit worried about seeing a ghost in some of the dark cobwebby rooms and passages. "Don't worry" says the guide, "I've never seen a ghost all the time I've been here." "How long is that?" asks the girl. "About three hundred years."
Howard County Police officers still write their reports by hand, and the data is entered later by a computer tech into their database. One theft report stated that a farmer had lost 2,025 pigs. Thinking that to be an error, the tech called the farmer directly. "Is it true Mr. (Smith) that you lost 2,025 pigs?" she asked. "Yeth." lisped the farmer. Being a Howard County girl herself, the tech entered: "Subject lost 2 sows and 25 pigs."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Benjamin Gottke, 43 in a jail in Maine Escaped Louisiana inmate drives unmarked police car 1,800 miles A Louisiana sheriff is reportedly unsure how an escaped inmate stole and drove an unmarked police car 1,800 miles across the country, but claims it won’t happen again. Benjamin Gottke, 43, was a trustee in the Tensas Sheriff’s Office kitchen when he acquired keys to an unmarked police vehicle last week and escaped, The Natchez Democrat reports. Gottke, who had about nine months remaining on his sentence for simple burglary, was later arrested in Maine in on Saturday. He realized he had no chance of getting into Canada. Possibly a hitch-hiker who had given him monet for fuel, told him that anybody with a criminal record is arrested at the border and hauled back to the other side in handcuffs. So he turned around in No-Mans-Land between the border stations and tried to re-enter the USA. When CBP officials asked for Gottke’s identification at the Houlton port, he indicated he did not have any or a registration for the vehicle. “When he was asked to turn off the car he accelerated and ran the port heading south on I-95,” Benson-Fuller said. “We contacted the state police and our law enforcement partners to undertake a search as we normally do to locate a suspect.” Members of the U.S. Border Patrol, working with air support and a K-9 unit, located the vehicle abandoned at Irving Big Stop in Houlton about an hour later. Asselin said it appeared Gottke had fled on foot. “He crossed both lanes of the interstate on foot,” he said. “His goal was to sneak into Canada on foot.” Asselin said his department got word out to the public through local media asking residents to keep a lookout for the escaped prisoner. “We started to get some calls that he was seen on Elm Street,” Asselin said. “Then someone driving heard the broadcast and spotted someone who matched the description and came in to the police station to report it.” Gottke was subsequently located on the corner of Park and High Streets. When he was approached by law enforcement officers, Asselin said, Gottke resisted arrest and police used a Taser on him twice before placing him into custody. Gottke is facing charges in Maine as a fugitive from justice and resisting arrest as well as charges in Louisiana of simple escape and theft of a vehicle.
Tech Support Pits: From: Anny Re: Soft focus for pictures Dear Webby How do I make a certain part of a picture sharply focused and the rest slightly out of focus? I need to highlight different parts of a machine to show what the instructions at that paragraph are all about. And I need some fast and quick way of doing it, not messing around for hours with masks and tricky stuff. I use PSP. Thanks Annie Dear Annie Use the rectangle selector or the lassoo in point to point mode and select the part that you want sharp. CTRL SHIFT I or mouse to Selection, Invert Now you have everything except that part "selected". SHIFT B brings up the Brightness / Contrast setting. Reduce contrast and increase brightness. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Bonnie Recently, I called to make reservations on a small charter plane that departs from Teterboro airport in New Jersey. I knew that I would be flying in a very small plane, so I was not surprised when the clerk said, "The plane is very full with baggage and passengers." Then she asked, "How much do you weigh, Madam?" Not thinking clearly I answered, "With or without clothes?" "Well," said the clerk, "how do you intend to travel?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Dog Tag for Medical Information I purchased a dog tag from PetSmart and on one side I have my name and phone number, on the other side I list O-POS / DIABETIC. It's attached to my key chain just in case of an emergency and can easily be seen. By CaroleeRose from Madison, AL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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>From Bill: I was taking a ground school class for private pilots. During the session on weather, the instructor wanted to discuss the concept of sublimation, the act of going from a gas to a solid, skipping the intermediate liquid stage. He gave as an example water vapor in the air condensing on a windshield to form ice. Wanting to see if the class had understood the concept, the instructor asked if anyone could provide an example of something that went straight from a solid to a gas. He was expecting "dry ice'' as the answer. One of the students blurted out, "Burritos."
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When I was discussing fund drives of universities with a few friends, one told this story: "I graduated from a private school that I didn't like much. Once I was outta there, I had no particular desire to ever contribute to their latest fund drive or future athletic events. "Sure enough, a few years ago Alumni Affairs staff called my folks, got my current number and tracked me down. 'So, what have you been doing with yourself?' some perky alumnus asked. "I responded, 'Oh, not a lot. Just the same thing as I was doing while at the university. Stealing cars, running moonshine and selling a bit of dope on the side.' "They've never called back."
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, July 20
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



Thank you Moe!

Yesterday's quiz:
If you have hard to clean calcium deposits on a leaky
faucet, which vegetable will clean it without effort?

Cucumber! Just put some slices onto the calium deposits,
let them sit overnight and rinse the next day. Shines up the
chrome quite nicely too!

Next question:
What were the first organisms to travel to space and return
alive? And when was that?

Today in 
1773 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scoti
1810 Colombia declared independence from Spain
1868 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1872 Mahlon Loomis receives patent for wireless, radio is born
1894 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, 
   having ended Pullman strike 
1930 106º F (41º C), Washington, DC 
1934 118º F (48º C), Keokuk, Iowa 
1944 US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II 
1944 Von Stauffenberg fails on an attempt on Hitler's life 
1949 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
1960 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile
1969 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin
1974 Turkey invades Cyprus 
1985 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha 
1989 93º F (33º C), highest overnight low ever recorded in 
   Phoenix Arizona 
2012  smiled

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"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." --- Thomas Jefferson They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum. --- Tallulah Bankhead
A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around at the exotica, he notices a very lifelike, life-sized bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but is so striking he decides he must have it. He took it to the owner: "How much for the bronze rat?" "Twelve dollars for the rat, one hundred dollars for the story," said the owner. The tourist gave the man twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story." As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, he noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and began following him down the street. This was disconcerting; he began walking faster. But within a couple blocks, the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing. He began to trot toward the Bay, looking around to see that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster. Concerned, even scared, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far out into the Bay as he could. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after it, and were all drowned. The man walked back to the curio shop. "Ah ha," said the owner, "You have come back for the story?" "No," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze politician?"
A woman said to her friend, "I don't know what to do. My husband is such a mess maker that you can't imagine. He doesn't put anything in its place, I am always going around the house organizing things." The friend says, "Take a tip from me. The first week after we were married I told my husband firmly, 'Every glass and plate that you take, wash when you are done and put back in its place.'" The first woman asked, "Did it help?" Her friend said, "I don't know. I haven't seen him since."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Tonya Ann Fowler, 45 in Winder, Georgia Woman called 911 With Mug Shot Beef JULY 19--A Georgia woman has been charged with misusing the 911 system after she called police dispatchers to register a complaint about the quality of a mug shot taken following a prior arrest. Tonya Ann Fowler dialed police Sunday evening after spotting the photo in “Bad & Busted,” a local publication that compiles images of recent arrestees. The photo that so displeased Fowler, 45, was snapped following an earlier collar. A Winder Police Department report notes that Fowler dialed 911 on July 15 “in reference to being upset about a picture.” In a conversation with a cop, Fowler explained that she “was upset about how she looked on the front page of the Bad and Busted printing.” As a result of the 911 call about her mug shot, Fowler was afforded the opportunity to pose for a fresh booking photo since she was charged with unlawful use of 911 and disorderly conduct. Fowler is pictured above in her latest photo snapped at the Barrow County Detention Center. After spending three days in custody, Fowler bonded out of the county jail yesterday afternoon.
Tech Support Pits: From: Sunny Re: Date for web page Dear Webby How do I put a live date onto my web page? I don't want to use one of those silly clocks, just a simple display that shows when the visitor opened the page. Thanks Sunny Dear Sunny Paste this where you want the date to show <.script type="text/JavaScript"> document.write(Date()+".") <./script> You will have to delete the period after the < I only put that there so that the code piece shows OK in your email. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A woman calls an import parts warehouse and asks for a 28- ounce water pump. "A what?" says the confused parts guy. "My husband says he needs a 28-ounce water pump." "A 28-ounce water pump? What kind of car does it fit?" "A Nissan." As the parts guy writes down "Nissan, 28 oz. water pump" the light in his head goes on. "Oh yes ma'am. We've got 28-ounce water pumps. We have 24-ounce and 26-ounce water pumps too." "Finally," she says. "You're the first place I've called that knew what I was talking about." "Yes ma'am. That's because we're a full-service parts warehouse; it's our job to have the parts you need, like a 28-ounce water pump," he says, smiling, as he jots down customer pick-up, Nissan 280Z water pump, part number...
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cheap Shower Caps for Food Covers This may sound like a silly tip, but this proved to be very handy when we were camping with friends once, and I found that it works equally well at home. There are times when you need to cover a dish with food in it and just do not have the proper size lid, or a way to hold a cover on it easily. Here is a solution. Go to a dollar or similar type store, and find a package of thin plastic hair caps, used when dying hair. You will find that these will stretch over a large area when necessary, or if you need to use toothpicks to keep them up off of a frosted cake, they are light enough to do that without pressing down. They will fit over so many odd shaped things, even things with handles, and slip down over the handle, closing the area against the body of the container. We now go to a supply store for beauty shops, which we are told are quite common in any area, and get larger packs of them, and of course they are reusable, contrary to the plastic you rip off the roll and try to make stay on something. Just swish them around in sudsy water, same with rinse water, and lay over a hanging towel or use a clothespin to hang up to dry. by Loretta from Theodore, AL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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Although we were being married in New Hampshire, I wanted to add a touch of my home state, Kansas, to the wedding. My fiancee, explaining this to a friend, said that we were planning to have wheat rather than rice thrown after the ceremony. Our friend thought for a moment. Then he said solemnly, "It's a good thing she's not from Idaho."
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"So, what's the matter?" asked one woman of her friend over coffee. "I thought you just got back from a nice relaxing fishing trip with your husband." "Oh, everything went wrong," the second woman answered. "First, he said I talked so loud I would scare the fish. Then he said I was using the wrong bait; and then that I was reeling in too soon. All that might have been all right; but to make matters worse, I ended up catching fish, and he didn't!"
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, July 19

Thank you Robert!

Thank you Betty!

Thank you Claude e.P ! 
Also Ophelia wrote to convey her Thanks, and to tell you
to write to Ophelia and tell her your email address, 
so that she can subscribe you.

Yesterday's quiz:
In Italy trains are still running on DC, so at the border, 
international trains have to switch locomotives. 

In Germany some trains  run with Diesels, which power
DC generators, which charge batteries, which drive the 
locomotives. Normally they make a racket just like
Canadian freight locomotives, but for inside covered
and badly echoig train stations, they can maneuver 
a bit on the batteries. However, there are only a few 
stretches in the South that still don't have overhead
electricity, and of course those noisy locomotives
are not allowed into Switzerland or Austria.

Next question:
If you have hard to clean calcium deposits on a leaky
faucet, which vegetable will clean it without effort?

Today in 
2781 -BC- Presumed start of Egyptian calendar 
532 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle 
1510 38 Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin
1870 France declares war on Prussia; the Franco-Prussian 
   war begins 
1943 Allied air forces raid Rome during WW II 
1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada 
1967 Race riots in Durham NC 
1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit
1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago
1991 Miss Black America contestant accuses Mike Tyson of rape 
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"The best doctor gives the least medicines." --- Benjamin Franklin The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. --- Thomas Szasz
Alice was to bake a cake for the ladies' bridge group bake sale, but she forgot to do it until the last minute. She baked an angel food cake and when she took it from the oven, the center had dropped flat. She said, "Oh dear, there's no time to bake another cake." So, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in the bathroom ... a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing. The finished product looked beautiful, so she rushed it to the sale. Before she left the house, Alice had given her daughter some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened, and to buy that cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the sale, the attractive cake had already been sold. Alice was beside herself. The next day, Alice was invited to a friend's home where two tables of bridge were to be played that afternoon. After the game, a fancy lunch was served, and to top it off, the cake in question was presented for dessert. Alice saw the cake, she started to get out of her chair to rush into the kitchen to tell her hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, one of the other ladies said, "What a beautiful cake!" Alice sat back in her chair and almost wet herself when she heard the hostess say .. "Thank you, I baked it myself."
Two college seniors with an exam the next day had decided to party the night away instead of study. So, when they went to the test the next morning, they explained to the professor that their car had a flat tire the night before and they needed a bit more time to study. The professor gave them another day, so that evening the boys crammed all night until they were sure that they knew just about everything. Arriving to class the following morning, each boy was told to go into separate classrooms to take the exam. They shrugged and went into their respective rooms. As each sat down, they read the first question: "For 5 points, explain the contents of an atom." At this point, they both thought the exam was going to be a piece of cake and answered the question with ease. Then, the test continued: "For 95 points, tell me which tire it was."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, 19 Customer shoots suspects during Internet cafe robbery. 63 year old Samuel Williams blew the robber's ass off, because he was afraid that they were going to shoot someone. Two men who deputies say tried to rob a Marion County Internet café were both shot by one of the patrons. It happened just before 10:00 p.m. Friday at the Palms Internet Café located at 8444 SW State Road 200. When Marion County deputies arrived they found patrons outside the business who told them that two men in masks - one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun - barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money. Investigators say Samuel Williams, one of the customers, pulled out his own handgun and shot the robbers. Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled. The two men got into a car parked nearby and fled. Not long afterward, deputies got a call about two men at a Marion Oaks residence who were telling people there that they had been shot while at Scott Carrigan Baseball Park on Southeast 17th Street in Ocala. Police officers went to the field but found no evidence of a shooting there. The two men, later identified as Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, 19, were transported - one by helicopter - to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dawkins had a superficial wound in his left arm, but Henderson was shot in two places: his left buttock and his right hip. Both men were arrested for attempted robbery with a firearm.
Tech Support Pits: From: Irene Re: How do I set up a Video Chat Dear Webby Pardon my ignorance, but from what I gather from your remarks about Skype, it would be possible to have a video chat with my daughter, without having to pay thousands of dollars for a program plus phone line fees on top. How is that done? My daughter is with the military in Europe but gets to go to town once a week. I have a three year old DELL desktop. Thanks Irene Dear Irene Most cybercafes in Europe have Skype installed, especially in military towns. You can download Skype free at http://Skype.com and you can get a computer web camera with microphone included for $20 to $500. Keep in mind, the $500 does not necessarily work better. It just has more advertising. For example, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema™ Webcam High definition wewebcam for $67 has 5 star rating by customers, but many of the expensive cameras barely get two stars. That cameras little brother, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 for $43 has a 4 star rating. With some shopping around, you might get better prices than these. To set it up, you simply plug the camera into a USB port, and most likely Windos already has the drivers for it. If not, it will offer to download them for you. Then you are set. Start up Skype and add a "contact". A "contact" is the user name of another Skype user. Mine, for example, is of course "dearwebby". If the contact you try is green (online), he or she will get a request to authorize you. You can't just blurt at Arnold Schwarzenegger or Brad Pitt. They have to authorize you. Once you are authorized, you can text chat back and forth. After exchanging some pleasantries about the weather, you can suggest trying voice or video. You have two green buttons, one labeled Video Call, and one labelled Call. It is always a good idea to ask first if the other person is willing to go to voice or to video. That gives them a chance to put some clothes on, or at least comb their hair a bit. One-sided video works too. You can still use the voice part, if you are just getting dressed or simply not in the mood for showing your face. Once you are connected to somebody, you see them in a large window, with yourself in a small window in a bottom corner. That shows you whether you are too close or too far away. You can stretch or shrink the large window, so that you can have other stuff open beside it. And you also have a strip for text chat at the bottom. On that strip you can paste hard to spell text, Web links, even entire articles from a web site. And all that, while you are communicating, as if the other person was across the table from you. Another thing to keep in mind is duration. Just like it is polite to ask first, if somebody wants to do a video chat, try not to keep them too long. While it is quite OK to continue working while on voice or text chat, video chat sidetracks a person too much. It is much better to keep it short and make a date for the next chat. Have FUN! DearWebby
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My husband went on a sudden business trip, and I accompanied him. It soon became apparent that he could not wrap things up in one day, so his employer put us up for the night in a luxury hotel. We found a convenience store and purchased toothbrushes, a razor and other necessary items. Finally we entered the lobby of the hotel, each of us toting a brown paper bag filled with supplies. The hotel manager looked us over. Raising an eyebrow, he intoned haughtily, "Matching luggage?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Make Pet Blankets from Recycled T-Shirts A great way to use T-shirts that are no longer wearable is to make a pet blanket or throw. Just cut the center out of the T-shirt and sew each square together. Fold the outside edges under to hem. You can donate these to a local pet shelter. They can use them for bedding, drying animals, or most anything. This recycling idea keeps those T-shirts out of the landfills, and also helps much deserving animals. By Bittyfrog from Tupelo, MS Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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Shirley and Abe, a retired couple from New York City, living in Miami Beach, are getting ready to go out to dinner. Shirley says, "Abe, darling, do you want me to wear this Chanel suit or the Gucci?" Abe says, "Do I care?" A few minutes later Shirley says, "Abe, should I wear my Cartier watch or my Rolex?" Abe says, "Who cares?" A few more minutes pass and Shirley says, "Abe, love, shall I wear my five-carat pear diamond ring or my six-carat round diamond ring with the baguettes?" Abe says, "Shirley, I really don't care what you wear, but if you don't get your big butt in gear, we're going to miss the Early Bird Special."
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>From Gina While on vacation with my son and his family, I shared a room with my 4 year old granddaughter. One morning when she awoke, she told me she had some nice dreams and proceeded to tell me about them. I told her I wished that I was able to dream like she does. She said, "But you can't, grandma, because you snore too much."
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Wednesday, July 18

Who was responsible for getting the USA, and most of the world,
to use Alternating Current, instead of Direct Current?
1) Benjamin Franklin
2) Thomas Edison (General Electric)
3) George Westinghouse (Westinghouse Electric)

Tesla invented all major types of AC motors when he 
was still in Serbia, before he came to America. He briefly
worked for Edison but soon got fired. Later, when he found 
out, that Westinghouse did not like Edison either, he gave 
all his motor patents to Westinghouse. 

It was Westinghouse, who fought for AC and made it popular 
enough to win, while Tesla sat back and pouted, 
and tinkered with his showy lightning coil. 

Edison fought against AC quite frantically and hysterically, 
and almost succeded in bankrupting Westinghouse, but in
the end,  Westinghouse won. 

Today's Question:
Are there any trains still using DC, and if so,
in what country are they?

Today in 
64 Great Fire of Rome begins (Nero didn't fiddle) 
390 -BC- Battle of Allia-Gauls inflict heavy casualties on Romans
1536 Pope's authority declared void in England
1716 Jews are expelled from Brussels Belgium
1853 1st train to cross the US-Canada boundary, 
   Portland, Me.-Montr‚al, PQ 
1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting 
1918 US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I 
1936 Spanish Civil War began, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising 
1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif 
1940 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct 
1942 Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, 1st jet fighter, takes 1st flight 
1955 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially 
1968 Intel incorporates 
1980 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit 
1986 Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
2012  smiled

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"Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair." --- George Burns "Time is the only critic without ambition." --- John Steinbeck
>From Bryan My son Zachary, 4, came screaming out of the bathroom to tell me he'd dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. So I fished it out and threw it in the garbage. Zachary stood there thinking for a moment, then ran to my bathroom and came out with my toothbrush. He held it up and said with a charming little smile, "We better throw this one out too then, 'cause it fell in the toilet a few days ago."
After reading the complicated instructions for the automatic teller, the confused customer walked over to a bank officer. "Excused me," said the customer, "but I was wondering if you could help me out." "Certainly," smiled the officer. "Go right through that door."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Jacqueline Alexandra Rivera, 18, Redwood City, California Charged With Attempting To Set Boyfriend On Fire After She Suspected Him Of Cheating Jacqueline Alexandra Rivera, an 18-year-old California bonehead, was jailed after she allegedly broke into her boyfriend's house and attempted to set him on fire. According to police, Rivera became angry when she suspected that her 21-year-old boyfriend had cheated on her. In retaliation, Rivera allegedly broke into her boyfriend's home at around 3 a.m., entered his room and set his mattress on fire. The boyfriend, who was asleep on the bed, woke up screaming as his father rushed in to put the fire out with a garden hose. Investigators say Rivera doused the boyfriend's mattress with gasoline before setting it ablaze. The victim suffered minor burns to his hands and arms as a result. Rivera fled the scene before police arrived, however she reportedly showed up later the same day to talk to her boyfriend "about their relationship." Rivera was booked into jail and charged with attempted murder, arson and residential burglary.
Tech Support Pits: From: James Re: Best instant messenger Dear Webby What is the best Instant Messenger for work purposes? James Dear James There is nothing around today, that gets close to PowWow from the early 90's, and many of us still miss it. Nowadays the best is definitely Skype. It has gotten expensive for calling and for conference video since Microsoft bought it for $8 Billion, to keep it away from Google. They will never make back those 8 Billion dollars, but they sure are trying! With their revamp of Office for 2013 and W8, which has Office focused on on-line services and on-line storage, at Microsoft, of course, Skype is firmly integrated not only for communication but also for file transfer. That is more or less what many of us have been doing with Skype for a dozen years. Skype does not always use the proper and officially sanctioned routes, but hop-skips-and jumps via idle modems without messing with the computers, that they are attached to. For example, a friend way up in the hills above lake Isabella in California is using a Verizon Air-Card to get on-line. Quite often that is too slow for web pages to load. So she skypes me the URL, I fetch the form or page, that she needs, and file transfer it to her via Skype. Or Dianne, the lady, who sends me the Bonus Links. Whenever Telus, her ISP, got the mail messed up, she skypes me and I send the mail for her. Skype always gets through. Video chat with Skype is also quite good and reliable. Just make sure every participant, who uses speakers instead of a head set, puts the microphone further away than the speakers. Skype prevents feedback howl, but voice quality suffers if it has to fight feedback and echo. Skype messages are securely encrypted, so there is nothing to worry about regarding security. Calling land line phones has been mastered by Skype ten years ago and is still fine, just slightly more expensive since Microsoft bought Skype. It is now 2 Euro cents, about 3 US cents, per minute. However, calling between Skype users is still free, and voice quality is fine. And you still got the text window for pasting or copying critical text. Have FUN! DearWebby
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I was asked to enlarge a chart for a meeting, so I called the copy room and asked, "Can I get something blown up down there?" After a pause the voice on the line replied, "I think you want the chemistry lab."
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Thanks to Dianne for this classic: Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, the plumber, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and several others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing. George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing. Later that evening, George and his crew of plumbers apprentices quietly parked their pickup trucks in front of Mildred's house............. and left them there all night.
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Groan Alert! Mother Lion and Father Lion had gone off hunting, and had told their two children not to wander away. However, a couple of small gnus wandered by, and the baby lions could not resist the temptation to try out their own hunting skills. They ran out, chased after the gnus, killed them, and started eating them. Just as the baby lions were reaching the end of their meal, the parents appeared in the distance. One of the baby lions turned to the other, and said: "That is the end of the gnus. Here again are the head lions."
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A Couple Of Jokes 

It was Elroy's first day in second grade.

When he came home his mama asks him how school was...

"How was school my boy?"

"It was nice mama - the teacher asked me to draw a cat and when I did she give me a gold star - is it because I am Black?"

"No Elroy - its because you are so clever"

Next day Elroy comes home and mama asks him how school was...

"How was school Elroy?"

"The teacher asked me to draw a dog - and when I did she gave me a gold star - Is it because I am black?"

"No Elroy - it is because you are so clever"

Third day - Elroy comes home from school

"How was school Elroy?"

"Mama - I am confused, today we were changing for sports. All the white boys have these little pee pees and I have this huge schlong - is it because I am black?

"No Elroy - it is because you are twenty-one"





One day Jesus was walking by the pearly gates when St. Peter asked him to watch the gates for a few minutes. Jesus agreed and in a few minutes he saw an old, old man approach. He walked very slowly, had a halting gait, and long white hair and beard.

"How did you spend your life on earth my son?" asked Jesus.

"I was a simple carpenter for sixty years" replied the old man.

"And what do you hope to find here in heaven" asked Jesus.

"I hope to find my son" said the man

"Well there are millions upon millions of people here, how will you find him?"

"I'll recognize him by the nail holes in his hands and feet," states the old man.

Jesus does a double take, thinks for a moment and says,

"Father???"

The old man looks at Jesus and says, "Pinocchio?"




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Political Quotes 

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that counts most in Government.
- Mackenzie King,1874 - 1950

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.
- Edward Abbey,1927 - 1989

I do not believe in democracy, but I am perfectly willing to admit that it provides the only really amusing form of government ever endured by mankind.
- Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

Government remains the paramount area of folly because it is there that men seek power over others — only to lose it over themselves.
- Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912 - 1989

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
- Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965

No government proposal more complicated than "This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private" ever works.
- P. J. O'Rourke




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Replacement batteries 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, July 17

La Paz Bolivia....1548  ... I like this and also the 
opinions and stories you put in before the funnies.
Nanny, USA

No contest on which city was founded first. La Paz in 1548. 
The others are relatively new, only dating back to the mid 1700s
Tom W

Webby, Just went out to get the morning paper and right 
there in the east was the moon and then Mars and then Venus. 
Check it out and if you miss it today, look for it tomorrow.
 O'sure

Who was responsible for getting the USA, and most of the world,
to use Alternating Current, instead of Direct Current?
1) Benjamin Franklin
2) Thomas Edison (General Electric)
3) George Westinghouse (Westinghouse Electric)

Today in 
1549 Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium 
1841 British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published 
1861 Congress authorizes paper money
1862 US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers 
1879 1st railroad opens in Hawaii 
1897 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from the Yukon
1898 Spanish American War-Spaniads surrender to US 
   at Santiago Cuba
1917 British Royal family changes its name 
   from Hanover to Windsor
1938 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, 
   wound up in Ireland 
1955 Arco, Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power 
1959 Tibet abolishes serfdom
1962 Senate rejects medicare for the aged
1968 Revolt in Iraq
1974 John Lennon is ordered to leave the US in 60 days 
1988 103º F (39º C) Highest temp ever  in San Francisco, 
1990 Hussein Sadat claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq 
1990 Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game 
2012  smiled

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"Fathom the Hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen." --- Ben Stein
Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room. The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous." The first kid says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jell-o and ice cream. It's a breeze." The second kid then asks, "What are you here for?" The first kid says, "A circumcision." "Whoa!", the second kid replies. "Good luck buddy. I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year."
While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, "Does the sun rise in the North?" When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, she shook her head and said, "Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Traci Storie, 37, in Union, MO Teacher Jailed After having Sex With 13 Year Old Student Traci Storie, a 37-year-old middle school teacher has been jailed after she allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old student. According to police, an investigation was launched in February after investigators received information that Storie had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. Investigators say the alleged relationship took place after school hours and off school property. At one point in the investigation, Storie communicated with an adult witness who had been interviewed in connection to the case. An additional witness tampering charge was added as a result. Storie is currently on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. She was booked into the Franklin County Jail and charged with two counts of statutory sodomy and one count of witness tampering. She was released after posting $25,000 bond.
Tech Support Pits: From: Ron Re: Battery for tablet Hi Webby glad your health is doing good. Got a battery question I always read not to mix batteries But I want to make up a battery pack for my tablet it has lithium 9v recg. batteries in it. The tablet is really nice but the battery life is junk. I want to use 9v rechargeable batts. in a pack and plug it in. Will the nicad or nickel batteries harm the unit., I will charge them separately. I just don't want to mix the kind of batteries and blow it up. Thanks as always Ron P Dear Ron Since I don't know what brand you got, I am not going to guess. Go to Batteries.com and let their techs figure out what kind of battery would be your best deal. Most likely they have some batteries that will not only work, but will fit right in. You can also write to sales@batteries.com or call 1-888-288-6500 To get 20% off laptop batteries use promo code FRWK12 They have a price match guarantee and free shipping. What more could you ask for? And yes, they do accept PayPal. Let me know about your experience with them. So far all reports have been very positive. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A woman went into a bank to get a check cashed, but she didn't have an account with them. When the teller asked for some identification, the woman showed her several charge cards, her social security card and a library card. The teller told her they needed a driver's license, but the woman said she didn't have one. "Don't you have anything with your picture on it?" the teller asked. "Oh, sure," she said, as she flipped to a family photo in her wallet. "That's me in the back row."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Nail Polish to Identify Keys Use brightly colored nail polish as a frugal way to distinguish one or two of your most needed keys on your keyring. By Teresa from Vine Grove, KY Filing one, two or three notches into the back (handle part) of a key lasts much longer, and lets you sort out your keys while still in your pocket. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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Alternative Names For Cubicles Soul-Sucking Pod o' Death Tomb of the Unknown Bureaucrat Slack-In-The-Box Headquarters, Jodie Foster Fan Club Peon Palazzo Yuppie Terrarium The SnackFood Triangle English Majors Entry Point Luxury Manhattan Apartment. Picasso's Folly Porn Downloading Headquarters Fortress of Servitude Fartorium Keyboard test lab Wraparound Turbo Demoralizer
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"Hello, hello?" shrilled a spinsterish voice over the phone. "Is this the SPCA?" "Yes." "I want you to send somebody over right away." "What's wrong?" "There's a horrid magazine salesman sitting in a tree teasing my poor little doggie."
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, July 16

Dear Webby, Great question!  What is not to like about ice 
cream!  Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice 
Cream Month in 1984. He also named the third Sunday 
in July as National Ice Cream Day. 
Carol
Also correct answers by Tom and Virginia

Today's question is easy:
Which of these towns was first founded?
Washington DC,
La Paz Bolivia
San Diego, California

Today in 
463 Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius 
622 Origin of the Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH) 
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain 
1439 Kissing is banned in England 
1894 Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
1920 Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief 
1941 100º F (38º C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1945 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico 
1960 205,000 see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1990 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities 
2012  smiled

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I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it. --- Terry Pratchett "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." --- Deepak Chopra Like Beetle Bailey? "Mind Over Mattress"
Two friends rented a boat and went fishing in a lake. The first day, they caught 30 fish. As they were preparing to go into shore, one man said to the other, "Let's mark this spot so we can come here again tomorrow." The next day, when they were driving to rent the boat, the same guy said, "Did you mark that spot?" His friend replied, "Yeah, I put a big 'X' on the side of the boat." The first one said, "That was dumb! What if we don't get the same boat today?"
came home from school and mentioned evolution. Dad hit the roof and started screaming that evolution was nonsense. "You migt have descended from an ape!" he yelled, "But I sure didn't!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Christina Das, 19, Rochester, NY Naked Woman Climbs 25 Foot Pole, Breaks Ankles And Wrist During Fall Christina Das, a 19-year-old Rochester bonehead was injured Sunday after she allegedly stripped naked, climbed up a 25-foot pole, and then stepped off. According to State Parks police, officers were dispatched to the Victoria Mall parking area after receiving a 911 call about a naked woman who was climbing a temporary light pole near the park's pool. Investigators say officers arrived on the scene in time to watch the woman "step off" the pole and fall to the ground. The woman sustained a broken wrist and two broken ankles from the fall. Das was taken to a local hospital where she is listed to be in stable condition. She appeared to be under the influence of a substance that is yet to be identified, according to police spokesperson, Sally Drake. If she or somebody pays her hospital bill, she will probably not be charged, since the incident happened near a Phish concert, and some weird behavior is expected.
Tech Support Pits: From: John Re: Norton blocks Humor Letter Dear Webby, I have Norton Antispam and it is deleting your Letter. I would complain to Norton but I don't know how. John Dear John Norton Antispam is rather primitive, and it treats anything with HTML in it as spam. You'll have to white-list your subscriptions like the Humor Letter or newsletters like the ones from computer magazines such as PC-World, PC-Magazine, etc. I used to recommend Norton from 1985 up to around 2000, but not with Windows XP or W7. Have FUN! DearWebby
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One weekend my friend Sally, a nurse, was looking after her six-year-old nephew when he fell off a playground slide and hit his head. Worried that he might have a concussion, she checked him all night. Every hour, she'd gently shake him and ask, "What's your name?" Soon, he began moaning in protest each time she entered the room. When Sally went in at 5:00 A.M., she found something white on his forehead. Leaning close, she saw a crayon-scrawled message taped to his forehead. It read: "My name is Daniel." ---------------- I sympathize with Daniel! When sadistic nurses aides with icy hands come around every hour and write a line on the sole of one foot with a fine point ball pen, and the time and their initial on the sole of the other foot, by 5 am I feel like kicking!
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keep Bobby Pins in a Paper Clip Holder If you are tired of bobby pins being scattered throughout the house, try out this tip. Purchase an inexpensive magnetic paperclip holder and keep your pins in there. This will help keep the vacuum cleaner from finding them, and will help save your budget for not having to buy bobby pins so often. By JSRP from Lincoln, NE I take a single light sock, if it's mate has developed holes, and fold it inside, so that it is a tight and compact ball, and a perfect pin cushion. When I need a pin, I can grab one without poking a hole into a finger. Have Fun! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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At his 103rd birthday party, my grandfather was asked if he planned to be around for his 104th. "I certainly do," he replied. "Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104."
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A boy was taking care of his baby sister while his parents went to town shopping. He decided to go fishing and he had to take her along. "I'll never do that again!" he told his mother that evening. "I didn't catch a thing!" "Oh, next time I'm sure she'll be quiet and not scare the fish away," his mother said. The boy said, "It wasn't that. She ate all the bait."
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, July 14

Thank YOU, Gordon!!

Looks like a cloudy no-mow weekend and a chance to catch
up on inside cleaning, maybe even a bit of shopping.
I'm sure it will get nice and sunny right after the weekend,

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1410 Poland & Lithuania defeat Teutonic Knights at Tannenberg 
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte captured 
1869 Margarine is patented in Paris, for use by French Navy 
1870 Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1888 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years 
1916 22" of rain falls in Altapass NC 
1937 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China 
1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Ill 
1941 Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Pencillin) 
1958 Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon
1975 Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later 
1991 US troops leave northern Iraq 
2012  smiled

This month was named National Ice Cream month 
in the U.S. by what president?
Obama
Bush
Clinton
Reagan
Nixon
JFK
Roosevelt

Answer tomorrow

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It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. --- Charles Baudelaire
>From Mick No one is more cautious than a first-time parent. After our daughter was big enough to ride on the back of my bicycle, I bought a special carrier with a seat belt and got her a little helmet. The day of the first ride I put her in the seat, double- checked all the equipment, wheeled the bike to the end of the driveway, carefully looked both ways and, swinging my leg up and over, accidentally kicked her right in the head.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Nicole Campbell, a 34-year-old New York Bonehead Half Naked Woman Goes On Bath Salt Rampage, Threatens Deputies With Golf Club Nicole Campbell, a 34-year-old New York woman was jailed Thursday after she allegedly stripped half-naked and went on a bath salt induced rampage at her New York home. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to Campbell's residence after neighbors called to report that she had trespassed on their property. Deputies arrived to find a half-naked Campbell in her back yard screaming and hurling obscenities. A large number of household items had been thrown out into the yard, several windows were smashed and the interior of her home was in disarray. When deputies attempted to speak with Campbell, she picked up a golf club and threatened to strike them with it. Later, when deputies were talking to a minor inside the residence, Campbell picked up a knife and threw it at them. When deputies attempted to take Campbell into custody, she kicked and fought with them. Campbell was eventually subdued and removed from the property. After interviewing witnesses, detectives believe Campbell was high on bath salts during the incident. Campbell was booked into the Madison County Jail and charged with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Her bond has been set at $20,000.
Tech Support Pits: From: Britta Re: What is the best microphone type? Dear Webby, I know you answered this last year, but I didn't save it. What type of microphone is best ? Stationary, cheek, front boom, or lapel? Dear Britta Voice quality is usually best with a cheek or side boom, but if they are just hanging on one ear, they are a real nuisance. Second best voice quality is with a lapel mike, a real lapel mike made for that purpose, not any other mike pinned to your front. Stationary microphones are excellent, if you are in a sound booth and wearing a DJ's neck brace. If you look to the side at a wall calendar, your voice fades, yet the microphone will pick up a fan in the next room. Amplified directional mikes overcome those problems, because they allow you to be farther away and have a wider focus. If you use a stationary mike, position it far away, drfinitely further away than your speakers. Even a boom mike from an old head set will produce very good voice quality, if it is about 5 feet away, and three feet behind the speakers. Front boom mikes can be worst, especially if an amateur positions the microphone right in front of the mouth and terrorizes the listeners with "chicken-scratch", the harsh sounds produced by "t"s "p"s and other "explosive" consonants recorded from too close. Worst of all is when somebody holds the microphone from a head set in their hand and waves it in front of them, as they talk with their hands. If you use a front-boom mike, position it so that it is at chin level, never at lip level ! Resist any pranksters that want you to move it closer for more volume. If you need more volume, go into the Windows Control Panel, Sound Options, crank up the microphone volume and select microphone boost. With microphone boost set to ON, you can usually bend a front boom to the side of your cheek, out of the line of fire from the explosive consonants and still get plenty of volume, and fairly good sound quality. The only microphone, that should be close to your lips, is a dynamic microphone, the big, bulky microphones used on stage, to hide the fact, that the artist is only lip-syncing to a studio recording of somebody else. Never use one of those for regular, every-day use. Those HAVE to be close to your lips, and turning your head even a little bit puts you out of it's focus. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Sue One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus. The art student approached the professor to ask why the grade was so poor. The teacher told him that the proportions in the painting were incorrect. "The head is too big," the professor explained. "The neck is too thin, the shoulders are too wide, and the feet are enormous. Nobody is THAT ugly. You did a carricature. We do that next semster." The next day, the art student brought Peter to see the professor. He took one look at my brother and said, "Okay, A minus."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keep Bobby Pins in a Paper Clip Holder If you are tired of bobby pins being scattered throughout the house, try out this tip. Purchase an inexpensive magnetic paperclip holder and keep your pins in there. This will help keep the vacuum cleaner from finding them, and will help save your budget for not having to buy bobby pins so often. By JSRP from Lincoln, NE I take a single sock, if it's mate has developed holes, and fold it inside, so that it is a tight and compact ball, and a perfect pin cushion. When I need a pin, I can grab one without poking a hole into a finger. Have Fun! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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A Pastor was called to a local nursing home to perform a wedding. An anxious old man met him at the door. The pastor sat down to counsel the old man and asked several questions. "Do you love her?" The old man replied, "Nope." "Is she a good Christian woman?" "I don't know for sure," the old man answered. "Does she have lots of money?" asked the pastor. "I doubt it." "Then why are you marrying her?" the preacher asked. "Cause she can drive at night," the old man said.
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A bride called to make a change to her wedding registry. It is common, almost expected, that a bride will change something on her registry at least once (dishes, color of towels, sheets, bathroom items, etc.). The Customer Service Representative told her that the store would be happy to make the change. He asked if the bride wanted to change the dishes or the linens. The bride said, "No, keep all that. I just wanted to change the name of the groom."
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Can you avoid getting blocked from friending on FaceBook? 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, July 14

Thanks, John!


Did you notice two copies of the Humor Letter?
I sent it again, because mine did not arrive.
Then the second copy did not arrive either.
All the "Ou* of the *ffice" jokes got it dumped right on the server.
Since I am really not interested in who is not at work at the
late hour, when I send the Humor Letter out, I have for many
years filtered all those automatic nuisance letters. I have to
be careful here how I am wording things to avoid a repeat 
of that! Probably many of you do the same thing.

>From Chuck
What's with those record temperatures every day?
1936 112º F (44º C), Mio, Michigan
1936 114º F (46º C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Just because it was hotter in the 30's or whenever, that
does not mean we don't have man made global warming.
The global warming just causes cooling in the weather,
because the climate is getting hotter. 

And besides, in those days people did not have Air Conditioning
like we do now to cool everything off. Without the billions of 
airconditioning units the weather would be just as hot as 
it was during the 30's.
Chuck


Is that AlGorian logic?

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1714 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet 
1789 Bastille in Paris, France stormed. Official start of French Revolution
1798 1st direct federal tax on the states-on dwellings, land & slaves 
1798 Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing
   against US govt. Any comments about Obama fall under that law. 
1832 Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
1850 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration 
1865 1st ascent of Matterhorn
1914 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Dr R Goddard) 
1934 116º F (47º C), Orogrande, New Mexico
1936 116º F (47º C), Collegeville, Indiana
1954 117º F (47º C), East St. Louis, Illinois
1954 118º F (48º C), Warsaw & Union, Missouri
1959 1st atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach
1967 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing 
    Shot don by aliens, when it got too close to their still ?
1987 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law 
1988 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp 
    of Nagorno-Karabak 
2012  smiled

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Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. --- Rebecca West
>From Barb I have changed my system for labeling homemade freezer meals. I used to carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie." However, I used to get frustrated when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner because he never asked for any of those things. So, I decided to stock the freezer with what he really likes. If you look in my freezer now you'll see a whole new set of labels. You'll find dinners with neat little tags that say: "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," "I Don't Care," "Something Good," or "Food." My frustration is now reduced because no matter what my husband replies when I ask him what he wants for dinner, I know that it is there waiting.
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

Elaine called me as she was driving to an appointment. She arrived, and I could tell from her voice that she was getting frustrated. Finally she said, "I know I had my cell phone with me. And now I can't find it!" I replied, "Aren't you talking on it!?" There was a solid period of stunned silence as the reality of the situation sank in - followed by, "You are NOT going to tell anybody about this!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Thomas Molina, a 38-year-old Albuquerque, NM Bonehead Nabbed By Window Blinds During Burglary Thomas Molina, a 38-year-old Albuquerque bonehead was jailed Sunday after he allegedly broke into a community college, but got tangled in window blinds when he attempted to flee the scene. According to Albuquerque Police, officers were dispatched after receiving a call that someone was attempting to break into the Central New Mexico Community College. Arriving officers spotted the suspect, later identified as Molina, as he was trying to flee. Investigators say while Molina was trying to climb out a window, he became entangled in the blinds and was unable to escape. When detectives questioned him, he stated that he was looking for computer hardware. Molina was booked into jail and charged with burglary and breaking and entering. He is currently being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
Tech Support Pits: From: Charles Re: How do you avoid getting your Friend requests blocked on FB? Dear Webby, Enough with the bats and the brainey stuff! Come back to earth! How do I avoid getting my Friend requests blocked on FB? I don't like their snooty attitude, implying that I sent Friend Requests to people I don't know. That apparently is forbidden, unless one claims to be female. But I am just sending Friend requests to friends and people I have worked with. People with tens of thousands of "friends" obviously don't know 99% of them, so why am I treated so critically whenI just try to connect with people I know? Charles Dear Charles Simmer down! Keep in mind that FaceBook is run like a sandbox kingdom for widdle girls, including all the girlie intrigues. If you are trying to connect with a co-worker, whose brand new foamies you failed to notice and give a complimentary stare 30 years ago, forget it! She can get you into the block with one click! Procrastinators are just as bad. If you send friend requests, that are not answered within a certain (secret) time limit, then the widdle girles that manage FaceBook put you into the block. Apparently you also get treated more critically, if you don't spend time and money on the games and apps. So just relax, and remember, the whole thing is not really serious. It's just a charade, with people hiding behind a mask and refusing to be responsible enough to show their real email address. Also, keep in mind that FaceBook is NOT intended for business use. It is for socializing with friends, and for old girls to flood you with requests to play online games like Farmville and Zynga and stuff like that with them. If you want something serious, open a web site and put a blog on it! Have FUN! DearWebby
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After being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. "How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50.00. "That's a bit much," said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.00. "That's still quite a bit," Tim complained. Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15.00 bottle. "What I mean," said Tim, "is I'd like to see something really cheap." The clerk handed him a mirror.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Paper Clip to Mark Tape End To keep from losing the end of postage tape, place a paper clip on the sticky side of the tape just below where you are making the cut. Store the tape with the paper clip, and you are ready to go next time you need to use the tape. The paper clip is easy to pull off and thick enough to keep from losing the end of the tape. By Hate Litter from NC I think she means packing tape. Pistol grip tape guns or tape dispensers are cheap and often included free, if you buy ten rolls of 1 1/2" or 2" packing tape, and you will never wear one out. They sure make taping up boxes or taping shipping labels onto them a breeze. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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>From Caina 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!"
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>From Bob One day while driving with my 4-year-old daughter I beeped the horn by mistake. She turned and looked at me for an explanation. I said, "I did that by accident." She replied, "I know that, 'cause you didn't yell 'BIMBO!' afterward!"
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Bat to count all files of a specified year on a specified drive 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, July 13
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



For Dianne and all those of you, who got hit with the Babylon 
tool bar and/or search engine, there are good removal 
instructions here: 
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/773310

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DearWebby

Today in 
432 -BC- Origin of Metonic Cycle 
1568 Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer 
1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered
1854 US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die 
1868 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
1898 Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
1919 Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas 
1936 112º F (44º C), Mio, Michigan
1936 114º F (46º C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1967 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die
1978 Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II 
2012  smiled

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"There's an old saying, 'Neurotics build castles in the air and psychotics live in them.' My mother cleans them." --- Rita Rudner "Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac." --- George Carlin
Thanks to Dianne for these Out Of Office messages: 1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood. 2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all. 3. I will be unable to delete all the emails you send me until I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received. 4. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message. 5. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over). 6. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks. 7. I've run away to join a different circus. 8. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ' Margaret ' instead of 'Jay'. 9. I am currently out of the office. Well, not really. But with the amount of mail I get, this is the only way to deal with it. You can interprete my quick and timely response to your question as a "Definite Maybe". 10. I am currently attending a midlle management seminar on office safety. Come and join us! It's at Joe's Bar and Grill down the street.
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

A well-dressed business man was walking down the street when a rough-looking little kid stopped him and asked, "Sir, can you tell me the time?" The gentleman carefully unbuttoned his coat and jacket, removed a large watch from a vest pocket, looked at it and said, "It is a quarter to three, young man." "Thanks," said the boy. "At exactly three o'clock you can kiss my butt!" With that, the kid took off running, and with an angry cry, the outraged businessman started chasing him. He had not been running long when an old friend stopped him. "Why are you running to like a maniac?" asked the friend. Gasping and almost incoherent with fury, the business man said, "That little brat asked me the time and when I told him it was quarter to three he told me that at exactly three, I should kiss his butt!" "So what's your hurry," said the friend, looking at his own watch. "You still have twelve minutes."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Tanyech Walford, 43 in Silver Spring, a Washington, D.C. suburb. Doctor Attacked Mailman For Spraying Dog A female physician was named today in a felony complaint accusing her of assaulting a letter carrier who pepper-sprayed her pit bull when the dog attacked him as he delivered mail last month on a leafy Maryland street. Tanyech Walford, 43, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Pictured at right, Walford is a resident of Silver Spring, the Washington, D.C. suburb. According to an affidavit sworn by Postal Inspector Michel Belz, a letter carrier identified only by the initials “D.R.” was delivering mail to Walford’s home on Whitmoor Terrace when he was “approached aggressively by a loose pit-bull mix canine.” After failing to ward the dog off via verbal commands and the use of his satchel, the mailman “deployed his Postal Service-issued pepper spray,” Belz reported. Despite being sprayed in the face, the dog continued to advance, prompting “D.R.” to spray the animal a second time. “This time the dog retreated and D.R said he continued to deliver the mail on Whitmoor Terrace,” added Belz. While later parked in front of 113 Whitmoor Terrace, “D.R.” was confronted by Walford, who drove up in her Nissan SUV. She walked up to the mailman and “repeatedly made references to him attacking her dog.” After asking “D.R.” if he had pepper-sprayed her pit-bull, Walford “attacked him and began to punch him several times about his head, neck and face.” The assault, which lasted between 15 and 20 seconds and was broken up by a neighbor, left “D.R.” with “scratches on his neck and face and a bruised lip.” She is to appear in the courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, where the felony complaint was filed.
Tech Support Pits: From: Alice Re: How do you make a bat to count the files of a certain year on a drive? Dear Webby, Well, I DO have bats in the attic. So how do I make a bat, that counts the files with a date from a certain year? Alice Dear Alice Unless you hardwire in the date, and make a separate bat for each year, you can not do that with a shortcut icon. The bat would not know which year you mean. It is no problem, though, to run the bat from the command line. There is even a sneaky way to get the command line, without having to open a DOS window first. We will get to that in a bit. First let's write the bat. Open a text file with any clean text editor. Save the file as countfiles.bat to C:\Windows Then type or paste this into the file: __________________ @echo off color 9e echo: usage: countfiles driveletter year (yyyy) echo for example: echo countfiles d 2010 dir /s /T:c "%1":\ |find /c "%2" echo Finished counting pause __________________ Save that to C:\Windows Now we get to the sneaky part! Click on START at the bottom you will see an input field with a magnifying glass beside it, and "Search Programs and Files" written in it. It is not documented or admitted by Microsoft, but you can use that as the command line! type into it countfiles d 2010 and hit ENTER It will pop open a small blue window, show you the usage instructions, that you so diligently pasted into the bat, and then just quietly count all the files from year 2010 on drive D: If you have 120,000 files on the DVD, that may take a while. When done it will show that number, and dare you to hit the ANY key. When you do, it goes away. Instead of the year, you can also type in a file extension. For example, if you want to see how many WAV files you got on drive E:, then you type countfiles e wav it will quietly search all folders and subdirectories on drive E: and give you that number. This bat is quite a powerful tool for those, who occasionally sort out the files they have. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Ann It was our second anniversary, and my husband sent me flowers at the office. He told the florist to write "Happy Anniversary, Year Number 2" on the card. I was thrilled with the flowers, but not so pleased about the card. It read "Happy Anniversary. You're Number 2."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cleaning a Can Opener To clean and disinfect the wheel of a can opener, just use white vinegar and an old tooth brush. Dip the toothbrush in the vinegar and scrub clean. Swish in hot soapy water and rinse. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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A man was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheelchair, just before his operation. A nurse stopped him and asked, "What's the matter?" He said, "I heard the nurse say, 'It's a very simple operation, don't worry. I'm sure it will be all right.'" "She was just trying to comfort you. What's so frightening about that?" "She wasn't talking to me. She was talking to the doctor!"
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A couple had been married for 45 years and had raised a brood of 11 children and were blessed with 22 grandchildren. When asked the secret for staying together all that time, the wife replied, "Many years ago we made a promise to each other: the first one to pack up and leave has to take all the kids...."
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, July 12

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Today in 
100 BC Julius Cesar was born
1290 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I 
1812 US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812) 
1859 Paper bag manufacturing machine patented by William Goodale, Mass 
1900 114º F (46º C), Basin, Wyoming
1909 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes) 
1928 1st televised tennis match 
1948 1st jets to fly across the Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires) 
1951 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill 
1957 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower
1960 Echo I, 1st American satellite launched 
1960 USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs 
1962 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR) 
1966 Most rain fell in 1 day in Ohio, 10.5" in Sandusky
1966 Race riot in Chicago
1967 23 die in Newark race rebellion
1967 Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested
1988 USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit 
2012  smiled

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You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions. --- Senator Patrick Leahy One man's folly is another man's wife. --- Helen Rowland Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. --- Robert Heinlein If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in. --- Bradley's Bromide
Bill and Doug went into a diner in Chicago, that looked as though it had seen better days. As they slid in to a booth, Bill wiped some crumbs from the seat. Then he took a napkin and wiped some moisture from the table. The waitress came over and asked if they wanted some menus. "No thanks," said Doug. "I'll just have a cup of black coffee." "I'll have black coffee too," Bill said. "And please make sure the cup is clean." The waitress shot him a nasty look. She turned and marched off into the kitchen. Two minutes later, she was back. "Two cups of black coffee," she announced. "Which one of you wanted the clean cup?"
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

A kleptomaniac woman had been caught shoplifting in a supermarket and had to appear in court, taking along her long-suffering husband for marital support. The prosecution proved that the theft had taken place so the judge told her that, considering her record, he was forced to impose a jail term. "This time you stole a can of tomatoes. Let us suppose that there were six tomatoes in the can. Do you agree?" The woman agreed. "Then I sentence you to six nights in jail." The husband jumped to his feet, addressing the judge, "Your honor, may I approach the bench?" "Well," said his honor, this is somewhat unusual but I will make an exception in this case. You may approach the bench." The husband wasted no time getting there and, leaning forward, he whispered, "She also stole a can of peas."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Mary Corley, 42, in Butte, Montana Jailed After Driving Drunk, Wrecking Car, Fleeing Naked Into Traffic Mary Corley, a 42-year-old Butte woman was jailed Friday after she allegedly drove intoxicated before wrecking her boyfriend's car and then attempting to flee naked into traffic. According to Anaconda police, Corley was stopped by officers just west of Opportunity after she reportedly wrecked her boyfriend's car. When deputies approached the vehicle, officers could see that she was naked behind the wheel. Corley then attempted to flee the scene by running naked into traffic. Corley was booked into jail and charged with DWI and two counts of disorderly conduct. She was released after posting $1,055 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on November 5th.
Tech Support Pits: From: Perry Re: How do you make a bat to count the files on a drive? Dear Webby, You mentioned bats again, as if they were something simple and commonplace. Do I have bats in the attic, or did I miss a grade? How do I make a "BAT" to do that, without typing that long command each time? Perry Dear Perry Open a text file with any clean text editor. Save the file as fcd.bat to count the files on drive D: or whatever name you want, but make sure the extension is .bat Some editors, like Windows NotePad try to sneak .txt extension after whatever extension you had specified. In the file write or paste what you see between the lines: __________________ @echo off color 9e dir /s /T:c D:\ |find /c ":" pause exit __________________ Save that to the c:\windows folder, make a shortcut to it, and drag it onto the desktop. That's all there is to it. If you are interested abut what those commands do: Color 9e changes the scary grey on black to a more readable yellow on blue. You can, of course use any other color combo. dir /s tells it to search all included subdirectories too /T:c specifies that it use a certain format, that has one : per line The | pipe tells it to use the result of that as the input of the next command instead of cluttering up the screen. After the pipe we use the FIND command, but only count the lines, in which it finds whatever you specify between the quotes. If you wanted to count the files, that have a 2010 date, you would put 2010 between the quotes. Do you see the power of this little bat now? The pause command pauses the display and asks you to hit any key, after you have seen the results. That is what all the old jokes about "Where is the Any Key?" are about. As soon as you hit any key, that window closes and goes away. The program is gone and does not take or reserve any memory or resources of any kind. It exits cleanly. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man is driving with his wife at his side and his mother-in-law in the backseat. The women just won't leave him alone. His mother-in-law says, "You're driving too fast!" His wife says, "Stay more to the left." After ten mixed orders, the man turns to his wife and asks, "Who's driving this car - you or your mother?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Removing Pills From Sweaters Remove fuzz balls from sweaters with a shaver. Go over the surface slowly and carefully with a disposable razor. By duckie-do from Cortez, CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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An Arkansas mountain man made the long walk into town one fateful Saturday afternoon carrying a jug of homemade moon- shine in one hand and a shotgun in the other. He stopped a poor, unfortunate fellow on the street, saying to him, "Here friend, take a drink outta my jug. I made this maself!" The man protested, saying he couldn't possibly bring himself to drink homemade moonshine. But the mountain man leveled his shotgun at the stranger and commanded, "Drink!" The stranger took a swallow, and immediately shuddered, shook, shivered and coughed. "Have mercy!" he finally cried. "That's awful stuff you've got there." "Ain't it, though?" replied the mountain man. "Now, you hold the gun on me while I take a swig."
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Two Iraqi spies met in a busy restaurant in Los Angeles after they had successfully slipped into the U.S. The first spy starts speaking in Arabic. The second spy shushes him quickly and whispers: "Don't blow our cover. You're in America now. Speak Spanglish!"
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Wednesday, July 11

The election time spamming has started. Some morons seem to
think I would be vulnerable to expertly crafted brainwash like
certain people produced during the last election to convince
the sheeple.

Blaming everything on Bush is a bit silly at this time. He 
may have been a country bumpkin, but at least he was sincere.
Why not blame everything on Reagan, or maybe Eisenhower?

I am not getting into politics, but I sure get my MailWasher
actively involved. Between now and the election, try to keep
phrases used by the brainwashers out of your emails.
MailWasher will dump those mails right on the server.

Quoting the sheeple herders will dump mail just as quickly
as if it was their spam. 

Keep in mind, I am not the only one allergic to brainwash 
and averse to spam. If you don't get answers to your emails, 
check to make sure you did not use certain phrases, that
are popular with the election spammers.

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Today in 
1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1740 Jews are expelled from Russia by order of Czarina Anne 
1798 US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress 
1888 118º F (48º C), Bennett, Colorado (Gullible Warming?)  
1921 Mongolia gains independence from China
1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts the All Star Game 
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"It was hot today. Like 90 out. It was so hot here in Beverly Hills I saw a guy in a Porsche with his toupee down." --- Craig Ferguson Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. --- Tom Stoppard You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive. (The corollary is: You never learn to pray until your kids learn to drive!) Nah, to REALLY learn to cuss you have to mush sled dogs and haul firewood with them on steep creeks and rivers still mostly frozen over in early summer.
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day. 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men. The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Myia Cole, 30, in Tulsa, OK Jailed After Baby In Car Seat Found Upside Down In Middle Of Road Myia Natrice Cole, a 30-year-old Tulsa woman was jailed Saturday after she allegedly left her 11-month-old child in the middle of the street, face down in a car seat. According to Tulsa Police, Cole and the child's father, Clyde Jackson, reported the child missing around 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the parents to be extremely intoxicated, and unable to tell the officer where their child was last seen. Officers located a witness who claimed that she had picked Cole up earlier in the evening. The witness then directed officers to that location. When officers arrived at that location around midnight, they found a car seat lying face down in the middle of the street. When officers up-righted the car seat, they discovered that the child was still strapped inside. Investigators say the child was a mile and a half away from Cole's residence. The child had been sitting in the summer heat for nearly 3 hours and was dehydrated but otherwise unharmed. The child is now in the custody of the Department of Human Services. Jackson was not apprehended, but had just been released from jail on Friday in an unrelated case. Cole was booked into the Tulsa County Jail and charged with child endangerment. She is currently being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond. She also had active warrants for her arrest for failing to pay court costs totaling $7,965.34 in three other felony cases, including charges of possession of paraphernalia, failure to comply, and escape from a penal institution. She also had a warrant in regards to a misdemeanor public drunkenness. Most likely she had placed the baby into the car seat and placed the car seat onto the trunk or roof of the car, without the driver noticing it, and forgot about the baby.
Tech Support Pits: From: Erin Re: How do you count the files on a drive? Dear Webby, Is there a way to count all the files on my external USB drive? I don't see any way at all but you probably have some trick. Thanks Erin Dear Erin Yes, sure there is a trick, use DOS. That has worked long before Windows and still does. Click on START in the search field type cmd and hit ENTER. You will get a scary black screen with light grey writing. That is the raw command line, not sugar-coated or prettied up for gentle souls. If you want to get the number of files on the F: drive, type dir /s /T:c F:\ |find /c ":" and hit Enter. If you have a few Million files on the F: drive, nothing will happen for a while. It takes time to count all those files! Then suddenly, but very quietly, a number appears on the next line. That is the number of files plus folders on the F: drive. You don't have to wait for it and can continue doing other things on the computer. If you want just the files, but not the folders, type the same thing but use a period between the quotes. To get the number of folders, subtract the second number from the first. For a different drive, just use that drive's letter instead of the F By the way, DOS commands are not case sensitive, but spacing is critical. If you forget an empty space, where one is upposed to be, you will get totally different results, or none at all. You can copy from here, then jump into the DOS window, Right-click, and select PASTE. DOS is not really that scary, but very handy at times, when you want to go a bit further than what Windows allows. If you need that command often, put it into a bat and make a desktop shortcut to it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Groan Alert: >From Mary This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas but there are more Catholic churches there than casinos. Not surprisingly, some worshippers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed. Since they get chips from so many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings. The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan Monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in. This is done by the chip monk! ------------------ Las Vegas still has all the pretty lights, but has been re-focused as a "Family Town", trying to compete with Disneyland and Disneyworld. City Hall is now controlled by the unions and the casino owners are simply outvoted. Forget all the jokes about hookers and brothels in Las Vegas. Those are "Once upon a time, long, lng ago..." Las Vegas got cleaned up and is safe to use for church conventions or to take grandparents and grandkids to, without having to worry about embarrassing questions.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Funnel as a String Dispenser For a handy way to have string at your fingertips, try this. Hang a cheap funnel as a dispenser, with the roll of twine or string in the top and the end running down through the spout. This is nice for a kitchen, basement, garage shop, or garden. Just keep a small knife handy to cut the twine or string. This will also keep you from having tangles and knots in the string or twine. It might even work for yarn for knitting or crocheting. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO A plastic screw top coffee can works even better. Pull the string from the center of a spool through a hole in the bottom of the can. The lid keeps string or wool clean. You can epoxy two replacement blades for those key-fob box cutters onto the side of the can, projecting downward below the bottom rim in an upside down "V" fashion. The "V" has to close a bit below the rim of the can. That way you can cut the string or wool one-handed. It gets trapped in the upside down "V" as you snap it up into the upside down "V", and does not slide. In addition to the ease of one-handed cutting, with your cutter being 3-4 inches away from the hole, the cut end does not snake back into the hole. You will be amazed how well this trick works! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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>From Minnie When I returned home from college for summer, I noticed a paper posted on the refrigerator. It listed some goals my dad had set for himself: Help wife more; lose weight; be more productive at work. I promptly added: "Send Minnie money every month." A few days later my brother wrote: "Make payments on car for Jason." Then my boyfriend joined in with: "Buy Tom a Jeep." Finally my father added a new goal to his amended list: "Wean kids."
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Tired of the inconvenience of driving from the airport to his country cottage, a man equipped his small plane with pontoons so he could land on the lake directly in front of his cottage. On his next trip however, he made his approach down the airport runway as usual. Alarmed, his wife cried out, "Are you crazy? You can't land this plane here without wheels!" The startled husband yanked the nose up, narrowly averting certain disaster. Continuing home, he landed the plane on the lake without mishap. As he sat there, visibly shaken, he said to his wife, "I don't know what on earth got into me. That's the stupidest thing I've ever done in my life!" And with that, he opened the door and vaulted out... right into the water. ---------------- How do you take off from a paved airport with pontoons? When the pontoons are mounted for the summer, the plane is lifted onto a special trailer, that is hooked to a fast pick-up. Then pilot starts the plane and the truck takes off down the runway. With the plane more than taking care of the trailer, they soon reach enough speed for the plane to lift off the trailer. After trying to land on that trailer at the start of winter, and re-trying a dozen times, most plane owners opt for amphibious floats, that have small wheels built in.
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, July 10

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Today in 
552 Origin of Armenian calendar 
1866 Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark
1886 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white
    calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand) 
1923 All non-fascist parties disolved in Italy
1926 Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75 M damage
1933 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY 
1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked by air
1943 US & Britain invade Sicily in WW II 
1958 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed) 
1962 Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched 
1966 Orbiter 1 launched to Moon 
1973 Bahamas gain independence after 300 yrs of British rule (Nat'l Day) 
1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV) 
1985 Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke 
1985 French agents sink Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 
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The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. --- Hubert H. Humphrey "We used to play spin the bottle when I was a kid. A girl would spin the bottle and if it pointed to you when it stopped, the girl could either kiss you or give you a dime. By the time I was 14, I owned my own home." --- Gene Perret
A pastor went into the pulpit one Sunday morning wearing a pair of new bifocals. The reading portion of the glasses improved his vision considerably, but whenever he looked through the top portion of the glasses he got dizzy. He explained to the congregation that the new glasses were causing problems, then said, "I hope you will excuse my continually removing my glasses. You see when I look down I can see fine, but when I look at you, it makes me sick."
On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we can sell at a profit. Mrs Beasly, please wake up your husband!"
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

A man's car breaks down right in front of a farm and he's trying to fix it when he hears a voice coming behind him, "You have water in the gas tank." The man turns around and all he sees is a cow from the farm. He goes back to his car and again the same voice says, "You have water in the gas tank." The man turns around again and he sees nothing and nobody except the cow, and the voice defintiely came from the cow, "You have water in the gas tank." The man is shocked so he knocks on the door of the farmer's house. When the farmer answers the door the man says, "The cow talked to me and said I had water in my gas tank. Can she talk?" The farmer replied, "Ignore her, that cow barely understands Diesel engines and doesn't have a clue about gas engines."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Valerie Topete, 36, in Phoenix, AZ Mother fills toddler's cup with beer Valerie Marie Topete, a 36-year-old Phoenix resident was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly put beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup and allowed the toddler to drink up. According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, officers were called to Peter Piper Pizza after a waitress reported that she saw Topete pour beer from a pitcher into a child's sippy cup, and the child drank from it. The mother then left the child alone at the table with the alcohol. When officers questioned Topete, she admitted to giving her son some beer because "he kept reaching for the pitcher." Topete initially denied that the child drank from the sippy cup but later agreed that the child "might have" consumed the alcohol. She was apprehended while the child was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. The toddler was then released to his father who was elsewhere in the restaurant that day. Topete was booked into jail and charged with child abuse.
Tech Support Pits: From: Darla Re: Anti-Bonehed Awards Dear Webby, I love your newsletter but the Bonehead Awards are getting to be a bit much. Kinda hard to miss when scrolling thru the humor. Dear Darla Try Ophelia Dingbatter's News. Her jokes too are of a predominantly upbeat nature, albeit a bit raunchy at times. However, they are not negative or hateful or discriminatory. And she does not do Bonehead Awards. With the Humor letter, I have to keep the Bonehead awards. When I asked the subscribers a couple of months ago, whether to dump them or keep them, there was a huge storm of support in favor of keeping them. So, be a big spender, blow your heirs expected inheritance and spend $10 on a year of Ophelia Dingbatter's News.! Have FUN! DearWebby
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* Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five. * Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed. * Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Audiobooks From The Library Listen to audiobooks! I get them for free from the public library and listen to them as I drive and when I go for my power walks. I "read" about 2-3 books weekly using this method. I have learned to speak Spanish and have learned a great deal about personal finances and investing, which I had no knowledge in. I also get magazines for free (old issues, of course) But they are all for free and I get ones that I would never subscribe to but really enjoy anyway. By George from Allentown, PA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
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An elderly lady, who lived on the third floor of a boardinghouse, broke her leg. As the doctor put a cast on it, he warned her not to climb any stairs. Several months later, the doctor took off the cast. "Can I climb stairs now?" asked the little old lady. "Yes," he replied. "Thank goodness!" she said. "I'm sick and tired of shinnying up and down that drainpipe!"
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This one is a classic. It is often told with names of countries or states subbed in instead of Engineers and Accountants. Three Engineers and three Accountants were traveling to a hockey game. The three Accountants each buy tickets and watch as the three Engineers buy only a single ticket. "How are the three people going to travel on only one ticket?", asks an Accountant. "Watch and you'll see," says an Engineer. They all board the train. The Accountants take their respective seats but all three Engineers cram into a bathroom and close the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the bathroom door and says, "Ticket please!" The door opens a crack, a single hand emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on. The Accountants see this and agree it was quite a clever idea. So after the game they decide to copy the Engineers on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment the Engineers don't buy a ticket at all. "How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asks one perplexed Accountant. "Watch and you'll see," replies an Engineer. When they board the train the three Accountants cram into a bathroom and the three Engineers cram into another bathroom nearby. Once the train leaves the station, one of the Engineers leaves and walks over to the other bathroom where the Accountants are hiding, knocks on the door and calls out with an authoritative sounding voice: "Ticket please!"
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Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, July 9
Thank you Leonard!

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Today in 
1595 Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
1853 Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan 
1860 Temperature hits 115º F in Ft Scott & 
   112º F in Topeka Kansas 
1872 Doughnut cutter patented by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me 
1878 An improved corncob pipe patented by Henry Tibbe
1893 Daniel H Williams performs "world's 1st successful 
   heart coperation" 
1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to 
   Union of South Africa
1917 British warship "Vanguard" explodes at 
   Scapa Flow killing 800
1951 Pres Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war 
   with Germany. Since then US troops pay rent in Germany.
1953 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC) 
1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice
      into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain 
1978 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA
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"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves." --- William Arthur Ward Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. --- Sidney J. Harris
A Jewish couple is sitting together on an airplane flying to The Far East. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and this plane will be going down. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us that should be able to accommodate our landing. A few minutes later the plane lands safely on the island. After touring the island the captain announced to the passengers that the odds are that we will never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives." Morris turns to his wife and asks, "Esther, did we pay our charity pledge to the Yeshiva yet?" "No, Morris," she responds. Morris smiles and then asks, "Esther, did we pay our United Jewish Appeal pledge?" "Oy, no! I haven't sent the check," she says. Now Morris laughs out loud. "One last thing, Esther. Did you remember to send our Temple Building Fund check this month," he asks? "Oy, Morris, I haven't sent that one, either." says Esther. Now, Morris is practically choking with laughter. Esther asks Morris, “So? What are you laughing about?" Morris answers confidently, "They'll find us."
The UnLocker Have you ever accidentally elbowed a new password into Windows and locked yourself out? Not yet? Or has a family member accidentally done that? Or the cat on her stroll over the keyboard? That can get extremely expensive, if you don't have the UnLocker. The Unlocker will get you back in there in 30 seconds. No fuss, no panic. Take the fear out of "Not Yet" with the UnLocker.

Two dogs were walking down the street. The one dog says to the other, "Wait here a minute, I'll be right back." He walks across the street and sniffs this fire hydrant for about a minute, then walks back across the street. The other dog says, "What was that about?" The dog first dog says, "I was just checking my pee-mail."
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The woman was in labor in the delivery room with her husband at her side coaching her just the way he learned in the Lamaze class. It seemed like an eternity before the doctor finally announced, "I've got the head now; just a few more minutes." "Is it a girl or boy?" the husband asked excitedly. The doctor replied, "At this age it's too hard to tell by the ears."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Robert Casey, Fort Pierce, Florida Naked And Masturbating In Car, With Plastic Toy Gun In Anus Robert Casey, a 49-year-old Fort Pierce man was jailed Monday after he was allegedly caught naked and masturbating inside his car, with a plastic toy gun inserted into his anus. According to Fort Pierce Police, Casey was driving around the area in his Jeep Cherokee when a tow truck driver pulled up next to him and noticed that he was naked, and his hand was moving around on his genitals. The tow truck driver called police and reported the incident. When officers attempted to stop Casey, he took his time pulling over because he was attempting to get dressed. When Casey finally stopped, the officer searched him and found a plastic toy gun tied to his leg and genitals. Part of the toy had been inserted into his anus. When officer asked his why he was committing the lewd acts, he stated that he had problems with this and was currently receiving therapy. Casey was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.
Tech Support Pits: From: Patricia Re: Why PDF? Dear Webby, I fail to see the justification for the PDF format. It seems to be just a nuisance and trying to force us to buy that silly Adobe program. Is there any other reason for it? Patricia Dear Patricia Once upon a time PCs and Macs and UNIX machines were not able to read each other's documents. That was made worse by proprietary word processing programs, like IBM's Display Write. PDF (Portable Document Format) allowed machines with different systmes to DISPLAY docs, that had been written on other systems. In addition to that, there arose the need to lock up quotes and contracts, so that nobody could change them after signing. PDF took cae of that by creating more or less a print job of the document, that could not be edited. It did not help that every printer manufacturer came up with a totally different way to encode a document for sending it to THEIR printer. That was easy with daisy-wheel printers, that just sent a code for each letter. Dot Matrix printers complicated it, and when color inkjet and lasers came out, it got really complicated. Postscript brought in some standards and PDF of course snapped them up and adapted to that. For many years that meant Adobe had a monopoly, and made insane amounts of money. Eventually, though, programs were developed, that could read the "print job" the same way as they could read scanned documents or pictrues with text on them. One of the earliest of those PDF crackers was PDF995, and that program became one of the cornerstones of Open Office. Nowadays many programs let you export to or save as PDF. Editing PDF files is not a big deal, unless somebody used a recent version of the ADOBE PDF creator program to lock it up. In that case, you may have to use the Online Converter, that Neil told us about yesterday, to convert the PDF file to Open Office ODT or Microsoft WORD DOC, edit it, and then save it as a PDF file again. Luckily, normally only big quotes and contracts get locked up, and forms, that need to be filled out, are not locked, if the form writer has a higher IQ than a turnip. In case you forget the URL for the online converter, it is now in my Tool Box. Have FUN! DearWebby
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There were these two elderly people living in a Florida mobile home park. He was a widower and she a widow. They had known one another for a number of years. One evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. These two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, he made a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered up his courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?" After precisely six seconds of careful consideration, she answered. "Yes, yes, I will." The meal ended and with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to their respective places. Next morning, he was troubled. "Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'?" He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to the telephone and called her. First, he explained to her that he didn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?" He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I meant it with all my heart." Then she continued, "And I am so glad that you called, because I couldn't remember who had asked me.
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The young son of a Baptist minister was in church one morning when he observed very closely the ordinance of baptism by immersion. He was greatly interested in it, and the next morning proceeded to baptize his three cats in the bathtub. The kitten bore it very well, and so did the young cat, but the old family cat rebelled. It struggled with him, clawed and tore him, and got away. With considerable effort he caught it again and proceeded with the ceremony. But she acted worse than ever, clawed at him, spit, and scratched his hands and face. Finally, after barely getting her splattered with water, he dropped her on the floor in disgust and said: "Fine, just be a Methodist."
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A Scout Master was teaching his boy scouts about survival in the desert. "What are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you get lost in the desert?" he asked. Several hands went up, and many important things were suggested such as food, matches, etc. Then one little boy in the back eagerly raised his hand. "Yes Timmy, what are the three most important things you would bring with you?" asked the Scout Master. Timmy replied: "A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards." "Why's that, Timmy?" "Well," answered Timmy, "the compass is to find the right direction, the water is to prevent dehydration..." "And what about the deck of cards?" asked the Scout Master impatiently. "Well, sir, as soon as you start playing Solitaire, someone is bound to come up behind you and say, 'Put that red nine on top of that black ten!'"
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1709 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes 
1876 White Democrat terrorists attack Black Republicans in 
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1961 Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
1969 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1986 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257') 
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In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known. --- Thomas Pickering I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers
A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit." "And why not, darling?" "You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning."
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>From Fred I asked my wife if she had seen this morning's paper. She said, "Yes, I wrapped the garbage in it--just the classified section, though." I said, "But...but...I haven't seen it yet!" She replies, "Oh, you didn't miss much. Just some egg shells, coffee grounds and a few orange peels."
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Little Tony was staying with his grandmother for a few days. He'd been playing outside with the other kids for a while when he came into the house and asked her, "Grandma, what is that called when people are sleeping on top of each other?" She was a little taken aback, but decided to tell him the truth..."It's called sexual intercourse, darling." Little Tony just said, "Oh, OK" and went back outside to talk and play with the other kids. A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, "Grandma, it is not called sexual intercourse! It's called Bunk Beds!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to James Seehaus, 25, in Palm Bay, Florida Jailed After Robbing Convenience Store Because His Fiance Refused To Have Sex With Him James Seehaus, a 25-year-old Florida man was jailed Thursday after he allegedly robbed a store, then told police he committed the robbery because his fiance refused to have sex with him. According to police, Seehaus entered a 7-Eleven convenience store with a BB gun, pointed the gun at the cashier and demanded all of the money in the cash register. A Palm Bay police officer spotted Seehaus as he attempted to flee the scene with the cash. The officer stopped Seehaus about a half mile away from the store and found a BB gun in the back seat. The clerk who was on duty at the time of the robbery identified Seehaus as the robber. Seehaus was subsequently taken to jail and charged with suspicion of robbery. During a police interview, Seehaus told investigators that he would have committed more robberies had he not been caught. He also stated that he committed the robbery out of frustration because his fiance had been refusing to have sex with him. He further stated that the money in his wallet belonged to the store and that he decided to rob the store because he needed the money to buy car insurance.
Tech Support Pits: From: Neil Re: Online Converter Dear Webby, To convert a locked PDF to an editable DOC or ODT, go to http://www.online-convert.com/ They convert just about anything. Neil Dear Neil Thank you for that very valuable link! After trying it, I immediately put it into the Tool Box. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Dee for this legend: The day finally arrived; Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed and Forrest approaches the Gatekeeper. St. Peter says, "Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we've been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven." Forrest responds, "It shor is good to be here , St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever tolt me about any entrance exam. Shor hope the test ain't too hard; life was a big enough test as it was." St. Peter goes on, "Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions. First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T? Second: How many seconds are there in a year? Third: What is God's first name?" Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter who waves him up and says, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers." Forrest says, "Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begin with the letter "T"? Shucks, that one's easy. That'd be Today and Tomorrow. The Saint's eyes open wide and he exclaims, "Forrest, that's not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I didn't specify, so I'll give you credit for that answer. How about the next one?" asks St. Peter. "How many seconds in a year?" "Now that one's harder," says Forrest, "but I thunk and thunk about that a nod I guess the only answer can be twelve." Astounded, St. . Peter says, "Twelve? Twelve!? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?" Forrest says "Shucks, there's gotta be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd. . " "Hold it, " interrupts St. Peter. "I see where you're going with this, and I see your point, though that wasn't quite what I had in mind. But I'll have to give you credit for that one, too. Let's go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God's first name"? "Sure" Forrest replied, "its Andy." "Andy?!" exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St. Peter. "OK, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?" "Shucks, that was the easiest one of all," Forrest replied. " I learnt it from the song. . "ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN. . . .." St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates and said: "Run Forrest, run."
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The boss joined a group of his workers at the coffee urn and told a series of jokes he'd heard recently. Everybody laughed loudly. Everybody, that is, except Mike. When he noticed that he was getting no reaction from Mike, the boss said, "What's the matter, Mike? No sense of humor?" "My sense of humor is fine," he said. "But I don't have to laugh. I'm quitting tomorrow."
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A commercial property owner has three shops in a row, all for rent. The first prospective lessee shows up, and says he wants to rent the shop on the left. The owner says, "Fine, what kind of shop do you have?" The guy says, "A menswear shop." The owner tells him he gets free signage, and asks what he wants on the sign. "Menswear," says the man. A second guy comes along and wants to let the right hand shop. When asked he says he wants "Menswear" on his sign. The owner tells him that the lefthand shop will be the same. "No problem," says the man. Finally a third man comes along to rent the middle shop. The owner is most concerned because this guy also has a menswear shop. Rather wearily the owner asks him what he wants on his sign. The guy replies: "Main Entrance."
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From Carole:
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1838 Central American federation is dissolved
1846 US annexs California 
1863 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100) 
1891 Travelers cheque patented 
1898 US annexes Hawaii 
1905 127º F (53º C), Parker Ariz (state record) 
1937 Japanese & Chinese troops clash, which will become WW II 
1941 US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion 
1956 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in the middle of
           Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroyimg 2,000 buildings
1960 USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
1969 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of 
French-English language
1976 Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
1980 1st solar-powered aircraft crosses English Channel 
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A Somali arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you Mr. American for letting me in this country!" But the passer-by says "You are mistaken, I am Mexican." The man goes on and encounters another passer-by. "Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America!" The person says, "I no American, I Vietnamese." The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, "Thank you for the wonderful America!" That person puts up his hand and says, "I am from Middle East, I am not an American!" He finally sees a nice lady and asks suspiciously, "Are you an American?" She says, "No, I am from Romania!" So he is puzzled, and asks her, "Where are all the Americans?" The Romanian lady looks at her watch, shrugs, and says... "Probably at work."
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"How was your game, dear?" asked Jack's wife Tracy. "Well, I was hitting pretty well, but my eyesight's gotten so bad I couldn't see where the ball went," he answered. "But you're 75 years old, Jack!" admonished his wife, "Why don't you take my brother Scott along?" "But he's 85 and doesn't play golf anymore," protested Jack. "But he's got perfect eyesight. He would watch the ball for you," Tracy pointed out. The next day Jack teed off with Scott looking on. Jack swung and the ball disappeared down the middle of the fairway. "Do you see it?" asked Jack. "Yup," Scott answered. "Well, where is it?" yelled Jack, peering off into the distance. "I forgot."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Joshua Garlathy, 40, Allentown, PA Deadbeat Dad Who Fled State Is found on FaceBook and lured back with fake movie role offer Joshua Garlathy, a 40-year-old Hawaii man was jailed after he allegedly ran from his child support payments for 19 years, then was lured back to his home state of Pennsylvania on the promise that he was going to star in a movie with Jennifer Aniston. According to Allentown police, bounty hunter Scott Bernstein devised a plan to lure Garlathy back to Pennsylvania, where he was wanted by police for owing more than $32,000 in back child support. Bernstein allegedly tracked Garlathy down and discovered that he was working at a cafe in Hawaii, living on a beach, and looking for a girlfriend who was into smoking marijuana, according to various Facebook and Craigslist postings. The state refused to incur the expense of having Garlathy extradited back to Pennsylvania, so the bounty hunter looked for a way to lure him back on a voluntary basis. Investigators say Bernstein contacted Garlathy through Facebook and told him that he was interested in casting him in a role for a romantic comedy/action film starring Jennifer Aniston and Daniel Greg. Bernstein told Garlathy that a talent scout had seen him play guitar in the cafe where he worked and suggested him for the part. Garlathy was asked to come to Pennsylvania so that the casting process could be completed. Garlathy took the bait and flew to Pennsylvania despite knowing that he had warrants for his arrest. He was apprehended on a plane in front of about 250 people. Garlathy reportedly has two more children in Canada that he also refuses to support. He fled from Canada after authorities there also issued a warrant for his arrest. Garlathy was booked into jail and charged with willful failure to pay child support. He was released after paying $10,000 towards the back support he owes. He was sentenced to to 90 days of probation. Garlathy's estranged daughter, who is now 19 years old, was in court when her father received his sentence. The arrest was filmed as part of a reality show that features deadbeat dads that are arrested and brought to justice.
Tech Support Pits: From: Margene Re: More Audio device choices Dear Webby, Regarding the problem with the earphones. A better solution would be a usb sound card. You can probably get them for approximately $19. That way you don’t have to plug anything into the headphone port. I use it continually and it produces better sound also. Margene Dear Margene Yes, sure, that works too, and some USB external sound cards have more than one output socket, so that saves you having to get that dual jack adapter from the Dollar store. Have FUN! DearWebby
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>From Ally I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, "Mom! That woman isn't wearing a seat belt!"
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Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store. "Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked. "Yeah, my mom has one," replied.. "What's it for?" "It's a cussing machine," answered. "Every time she stands on it, she gets really mad and starts cussing."
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Two deaf men were in a coffee shop discussing their wives. One signs to the other, boy was my wife mad at me last night! She went on and on and wouldn't stop! The other Buddy says when my wife goes off on me, I just don't listen. How do you do that? asks the other. It's easy! I take off my glasses!
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Re the voting, yes, I know. I have written to them 
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Today in 
1777 British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans 
1785 Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
1798 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained,... &
           removed as alien enemies" 
1885 1st inoculation (for rabies) of a human being, by Louis Pasteur
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1892 Striking steelworkers in Homestead, Pa fire on scabs, killing 7
1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike 
1903 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics formed 
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England 
1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown, in NY (Lights of NY) 
1936 114ø F (46ø C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
1936 121ø F (49ø C), Steele, North Dakota (state record) 
    Gullible Warming in 1936?
1958 Alaska becomes the 49th state
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1989 After 9 years, WHOT (Bkln pirate radio station) 
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It was "sharing time" in a kindergarten full of bright children. The teacher was presiding over a discussion about the children's parents. One child said, "Well, my mother's a Catholic and my father's Jewish." "Oh, wow!" said another. "So what do you believe?" "I believe in everything," said the first child. "What do you mean 'everything'?" asked another child. "Well, you know," said the first child, "Jesus Christ, Moses, Snow White, the Tooth Fairy, Santa, the Easter Bunny, everything!"
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Some teachers at state universities get to know our students fairly well. One instructor told his communications class of his plans to propose marriage. A student spoke up and said that he had recently asked his girlfriend to marry him as well. "What was her answer?" the instructor asked. "I don't know," the student replied. "She hasn't e-mailed me back yet."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Jackie Farah, 32, Bowling Green, Kentucky Abandoned 19 Children And 10 Animals Inside Home With No Food Or Air Conditioning Jackie Farah, a 32-year-old Bowling Green woman was jailed after 19 children were left at home alone in filthy conditions with no air conditioning or food. Her boyfriend, Irving "Joe" Smith is also wanted for questioning. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began after a neighbor reported that Farah had abandoned a house full of children. Farah and her alleged boyfriend reportedly asked the neighbor to check in on the children "periodically" while she was out of town on an overnight "family emergency." The neighbor called 911 when a week had passed and Farah still hadn't returned. Investigators arrived at the home to discover 19 children (aged 8 months to 14-years-old) living in a residence that had no air conditioning and dog feces covering the floor. Nine dogs and one cat were found living inside the residence and the temperature inside the house measured above 90 degrees. Trash littered several rooms in the house and no food was found in the refrigerator or kitchen cabinets. The children were taken to a local hospital for observation. Authorities contacted Farah, who was still in Michigan at the time, and advised her to return for questioning. She returned and was taken into custody after questioning. The children - who have been described as a mix of siblings and cousins - told investigators that they were used to being left alone. Farah was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail and charged with 14 counts of first-degree criminal abuse and 5 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. She is currently being held without bond. Investigators are questioning other possible suspects and the case is ongoing.
Tech Support Pits: From: Ariana Re: Audio device choice Dear Webby, You told me years ago that the most fragile part of a laptop is the socket for plugging in the earphones or external speakers, and I found out the hard way, that it indeed is, especially on Toshibas, where the socket is soldered right onto the motherboard. When the socket or the solder connection fails, you have to buy a new motherboard, which cost me more than a new laptop, once I paid for shipping and installation. My current laptop is an Acer Aspire with a built in sound system, that would probably be a delight for small rodents, but is simply not good enough for a 200 lb diva. I do have a good head-set and I got Logitech external speakers for when I am alone, but am scared silly about unplugging one and plugging in the other frequently. What do you recommend? Ariana Dear Ariana Go to the "Dollar Store" and buy a "3.5 mm Double Adaptor". It has one male prong identical to the one on your external speakers or on the green plug for your head set., and it has two female sockets. Make sure it has two black rings like the one on the picture. Like most stuff at the "Dollar Store", it costs a Dollar. Plug the greeen head set plug from the head set and the plug from your external speakers into that adapter, then plug the adapter into the laptop. If your laptop sits flat on a desk and there is danger of a cat stepping on that adaptor or books getting dumped on it, find some wood or plastic that nicely fits under it, and epoxy it to the adaptor. Don't use folded paper, that is springy. It HAS to be wood or plastic or metal. If you can't find anything else, epoxy 5 or 6 Quarters together. A lot cheaper than driving to a cabinet makers shop and having a shim custom made, or getting a new motherboard. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A little girl and a little boy were at daycare. The girl approached the boy and said, "Hey, Stevie, wanna play house?" He said, "Sure! What do you want me to do?" The girl replied, "I want you to communicate." He said to her, "That word is too big. I have no idea what it means." The little girl smirked and said, "Perfect. You can be the husband."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Store Craft Projects in Zippered Bags Save the zippered bags that linens and drapes come in to keep knitting and crocheted projects in that are in various stages of completion. It is easy to see the contents of the bag, unlike a box or other container. By duckie-do from Cortez, CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
>From Bill P My Dad and I were talking the other night about love and marriage. He told me that he knew as early as their wedding what marriage to my Mom would be like. It seems the minister asked my Mom, "Do you take this man to be your husband." And she said, "I do." Then the minister asked my Dad, "Do you take this woman to be your wife," and my Mom said, "He does."
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>From Gary As I serviced an alarm system at a jewelry store recently, the saleswoman let me know that the store was having a 20% off sale. "I bet your girlfriend would love it if you bought her something." she suggested. "I don't have a girlfriend," I answered. "No girlfriend?" "No, my wife won't let me."
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