Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 31/06 

Good Morning !
Thursday,  Aug 31, 2006
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There is only one way to bring up a child in the way he
should go and that is to travel that way yourself.
-- Abraham Lincoln

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected
thoughts; they come back to us with a certain
alienated majesty.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A two-year-old daughter was with her mother while her older
sister was being examined by a dentist.  The two-year-old
kept herself busy playing with toys in the waiting room until
she noticed that her mom was resting, with her eyes closed.

With about six other patients waiting, the child toddled up
to her mother, looked her straight in the face and shook her.
"Mommy," she yelled, "wake up!  This is not church!"

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   Telus.net  for inappropriate censorship
   and
   Yahoo  mail  for gross incompetence

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Thanks to Lisa for this story:

I was in my car one day listening to a guy on the radio
help callers with their home problems. One woman called up
hysterical after finding a skunk in her basement.

"Leave a trail of breadcrumbs or cat food from your basement
to your backyard," suggested the show's host. "That'll get
rid of it."

An hour later the woman called back, even more upset.
"Now I have TWO skunks in my basement!"

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
(sent in by Dawn P)
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Cell phone makers

Phones are security risks

August 30, 2006 - Washington - AP

The Associated Press has uncovered a piece of information
that could save you a lot of embarrassment or worse.

It turns out that when you upgrade to a new cell phone and
get rid of your old one, those old text messages may go
with it.

"Resetting" the phone to clear the slate can be a lot more
difficult than owners think, meaning the new owner can get
a look at a lot of sensitive information. Used phones checked
by the Virginia security company, Trust Digital, contained
information ranging from sensitive corporate negotiations
to a married man's chit-chat with his girlfriend to bank
account numbers and passwords.

Most manufacturers offer instructions on how to completely
erase cell-phone data, but in one case it involves pushing
so many buttons simultaneously, that it's a two-person job.
One security expert said the best thing to do may be to
heave the old phone under a truck.

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That reminds me,....
Phone disposal takes new tone
ANYONE wanting to throw away their mobile phone can do it
in style at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship
in Finland.

Originally a local event in this small town close to the
Russian border, the seventh annual contest drew some
100 throwers from as far afield as Canada, Russia and
Belgium.

Founder Christine Lund describes the event as light
exercise with an environmentally friendly twist.
http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid ... 1274312006

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Falls in Honesdale, PA

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Style and fashion intrude into all walks of our lives. Two fellows
who had been rivals all their lives followed different career
paths. One eventually became an Admiral in the Navy, the
other went into the Catholic Church and became a Bishop.

As fate would have it, they happened to meet at the Airport.
The Bishop spied the Admiral first and said loudly,
"Oh Porter, from what gate is the flight to Dallas leaving?"
The Admiral approached, bowed, and said
"Gate 7 Madame, but should you be traveling in your condition ?"

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A chief and an admiral were sitting in the barber shop. They
were both just getting finished with their shaves--the barbers
were reaching for some aftershave to slap on their faces.

The admiral shouted, "Hey, don't put that stuff on me!
My wife will think I've been in a house of ill repute!"

The chief turned to his barber and said, "Go ahead and
put it on. My wife doesn't know what the inside of a
house of ill repute smells like."

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Deeli's Kudos
August 27, 2006 - Lancaster, Texas - AP

More than 500 students in Lancaster, Texas, had their
summer vacations extended after failing to complete their
summer reading assignment — only they weren't exactly on
vacation: The school suspended them until they completed
their assigned reading.

The "get tough" policy is Lancaster Independent School
District's latest effort to improve reading scores and
overall performance in a suburban school that is described
by many as "struggling and underachieving."

"Our kids canno
t afford to have summer or winter breaks
off," says Larry Lewis, school district superintendent.
"Sixty to 75 percent of our students are reading two to
five years below their grade level."

This is the second straight year the Lancaster School
District has put in place such a policy.

Last year 1,100 students were sent home for failing to
complete the summer reading project.

"A lot of parents were shocked by the suspensions then,"
says Lewis. "But this year the whole city was involved,
and most people were supportive."

Parents got caught up in the reading project, and reminders
to complete the reading assignments were everywhere —
on restaurant menus and on street signs announcing
"Summer Reading Due the First Day of School."

Lewis says many of the students that didn't do the
assignment on time acted out intentionally against
the policy.

"Some of the kids formed pacts that they weren't going to
do the work," he says. "But compared to last year, there
was a big improvement."

Of the 519 students suspended, all but 93 returned to
school the following day having completed their work.

This is just one of the challenges Lewis and other
Lancaster school officials face as the No Child Left
Behind edict increases the pressure on schools across
the country to get reading scores up or lose federal funding.

While the punishment may seem tough to some people, reading
scores have gone up and students are more motivated and
opting to take more rigorous courses, according to Lewis.

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Thanks to Irma for this story:
One day, while driving with my 5 year old daughter
Melanie, I beeped the horn by mistake. She turned and
looked at me as if she was demanding an explanation.

I said, "I did that by accident..."

She replied, "I know that....'cause you didn't yell
'@#$%&!' after beeping!"

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Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Thursday, August 31 at 12:15 p.m.  Chillicothe, Ohio
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Air Force Master Sgt. Brad A. Clemmons  at
Haller Funeral Home,
1661 Western Ave.,
Chillicothe, Ohio

Thursday, August 31 at 10:45 a.m.  Rockville, Maryland.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri at
St. Mary's Catholic Church,
520 Veirs Mill Rd.,
Rockville, Maryland.

Thursday, Aug. 31  at 8:15 a.m. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston at
Murfreesboro Funeral Home,
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9:15 a.m. Jacksonville, Florida
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson  at
All People International Church,
1993 Edgewood Ave.,
Jacksonville, Florida

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:15 p.m. Tucson, Arizona
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon at
Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N. Oracle Rd.,
Tucson, Arizona.

Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1:15 p.m.  Montrose, Colorado
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton at
Montrose High School,
600 S. Selig Ave.,
Montrose, Colorado

Sunday, Sept. 3  at 1:15 p.m.  Montrose, Colorado
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton at
Montrose High School,
600 S. Selig Ave.,
Montrose, Colorado


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

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The honeymoon couple left the wedding reception and hailed
a cab to take them to their romantic boutique hotel in the hills.
The driver wasn't too sure how to get there, so told the
couple he would ask directions when they got closer to their
destination. Meanwhile, the lovers couldn't wait to
get busy, so they got down to business in the back seat.
During the couple's moment of passion, the cab driver
noticed a fork in the road,
and said, "I take the next turn, right?"
"No way, get your own," said the groom,
"this one's all mine...."

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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 30/06 

Good Morning!
Wednesday,  Aug 30, 2006
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Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
-- Oscar Wilde

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps
it from betting on people.
-- W. C. Fields

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The census taker knocked on an old lady's door.  He asked her
several questions and she answered all of them except one.
She refused to tell him her age.

"But everyone tells their age to the census taker," he said.

"Did Miss Maisy Hill and Miss Daisy Hill tell you their ages?"
she asked stubbornly.

"Certainly," the census taker replied.

Then the lady snapped, "Well, I'm the same age as they are."

So, the census taker remarked: OK, I'll put down,
"As old as the Hills."

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  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
   Telus.net  for inappropriate censorship
   and
   Yahoo  mail  for gross incompetence

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The newlywed wife said to her husband when he returned from
work one day, "I have great news for you.  Pretty soon we're
going to be three in this house instead of two."

The husband started glowing with happiness.  He kissed
his wife and said, "Oh darling, this makes me the happiest
person in the world."

And she said, "I'm so happy you feel this way.
I was worried that you wouldn't like my mother."

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
(sent in by Dawn P)
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to British Airways

Lost Leg

August 29, 2006 - London - Dominion Post

In just seven days Paralympic athlete Kate Horan is due to
line up in the 100 meters at the IPC Athletics World
Championships in Assen in the Netherlands. But there's a
hitch – British Airways has lost her leg.

The Wellington athlete's $10,000 running leg has been
missing for more than a week, sitting somewhere in a
London warehouse with 20,000 other pieces of luggage.
"It's the worlds – this is the biggest event apart from the
Paralympics," Horan said. She has been preparing for the
championships for two years.

Since British authorities foiled a terrorist plot to attack
flights out of Heathrow Airport, increased security has
forced travelers to limit their carry-on luggage.

For Horan that meant she had to check in her running leg
for the short flight from London to Amsterdam a week ago.

It was the first time the unique leg was not with her as
carry-on luggage. And British Airways told her there was
little it could do. "They said there's 20,000 bags sitting in
Heathrow and mine is just one of them. I was told they
don't know where it is."

Horan is now in a race against time with manufacturer
Otto Bock and Ossur, which will attempt to build her
another leg in time for the world championships.
"I head to Holland today," she said. "And I'm going straight
to the factory. These sort of legs take weeks to fine tune.
At the moment that's the only possibility I've got.

"All the time that I should be training and getting myself
ready, I'm going to be spending trailing this leg and trying
to get a leg that fits."

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From:
Re:

Dear Webby
I always enjoy the pictures you (and your friends and family)
send for the Humor Letter and wonder how I can take such
good ones. I thought I would ask you since your pictures
have always been great.  Our current camera is a Canon
PowerShot A80 4.0 megapixels that we bought in May 2004.
It is getting battered thanks to my daughter hauling it around
and slinging it everywhere, but the pictures just have not
been all that thrilling.  The zoom is also inadequate --we
took a whale watching ride from Friday Harbor this weekend
and while I did capture some cavorting whales they are tiny
in the photo although the zoom was set to maximum.
SO, can you recommend a camera that can work indoors
and out, and grab far away images while also allowing
closeups, or are we asking too much for a single camera?
Thanks for any advice!!

Best, Susan

Dear Susan
I use a 2005 Canon Powershot 2S-IS and I am very happy with it.
It has 12x zoom and a big lens that reaches far into the dark.
To steady the picture on long zoom shots, where a tiny jitter
can move the focus a long way, it has a built in image stabilizer.

There is a 3S available now, but I am in no way lusting to
upgrade from the 2S. I can highly recommend it.

Here is a picture from earlier this month: Lundgren Falls


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A child was on his first visit to the country at his grandparents'
ranch and feeding the chickens fascinated him.  Early one morning
he caught his first glimpse of a peacock strutting in the yard.
He rushed into the house, where his grandmother was making
breakfast and exclaimed, "Grandma, come and see!
One of the chickens is in bloom!"

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Johnnie's Teacher paid a visit to his house one day.  When
little Johnny opened the door, she asked
"Johnnie, are your father and mother in?"

"They was in, but they is out." he answered.

The teacher gasped, "Why, Johnnie, it is 'They
 were in, they are out' Where's your grammar?"

"She's upstairs having a nap."

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Deeli's Kudos
August 27, 2006 - Crown Point, Ind. - AP

A judge detained and questioned a row of spectators when
a cell phone rang for a third time in her courtroom, later
ordering two people to serve community service for
contempt of court.

When no one admitted having the ringing phones Wednesday,
Lake County Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell told all
five people in the row to sit in chairs reserved for jail inmates.
They stayed there for more than an hour until the morning
court call ended.

Boswell found three people in contempt of court because
they initially refused to say who had the ringing phones.

Cynthia Cannon of Gary agreed to pay a $100 fine after
admitting that her phone was one of those that went off.
The judge ordered her to do community service, but
Cannon declined, saying she can't work or sit for long
periods of time due to a disability.

Verdell Berry Jr., of Merrillville, said he had two phones.
One was off, the other he turned off when Boswell warned
the gallery about the phones. The sound of it powering
down is what she heard, Berry said.

He admitted he didn't speak up to explain that when Boswell
first asked.

Shonique Freeman, of Gary, said she knew it was Berry's
phone, but she didn't offer the information, either.

Boswell ordered both Berry and Freeman to serve 40 hours
of community service.

"The next time you come to court, don't bring your cell
phone," Boswell said. "And when the court asks a question,
answer the question."

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Sometimes women are overly suspicious of their husbands.
When Adam stayed out late for a few nights, Eve became
upset. "You're running around with other women," she charged.

"You're being unreasonable," Adam responded. "You're the
only woman on earth."

The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be
awakened by someone poking him in the chest.

It was Eve. "What do you think you're doing?" Adam
demanded.
"Counting your ribs," said Eve.

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Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.



Wednesday, Aug. 30  at 10:15 a.m. Tacoma, Washington.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo
at Temple Baptist Church,
1108 S. Columbia Ave.,
Tacoma, Washington.

Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 1:15 p.m. Salt Lake City, Utah 
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Cpl. Adam A. Galvez  at
Calvary Chapel,
460 W. Century Drive,
Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, Aug. 31  at 8:15 a.m. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. James D. Hirlston at
Murfreesboro Funeral Home,
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9:15 a.m. Jacksonville, Florida
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson  at
All People International Church,
1993 Edgewood Ave.,
Jacksonville, Florida

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:15 p.m. Tucson, Arizona
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon at
Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N. Oracle Rd.,
Tucson, Arizona.

Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1:15 p.m.  Montrose, Colorado
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Spc. Christopher F. Sitton at
Montrose High School,
600 S. Selig Ave.,
Montrose, Colorado


Hood River, OR, August 26 Perverts picketing the Memorial
service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee


On August 2, 2006, 28-year-old Lee held off enemy insurgents
in Ramadi, Iraq, and secured enough time for his team to
rescue a wounded soldier on an exposed rooftop. For Lee,
the battle lasted about two hours before enemy machine gun
fire brought him down.
He has been rewarded the Bronze Star with Valor, the
Purple Heart, the Silver Star, and Combat Action Ribbon
for his bravery. In his native Oregon, the governor decreed
August 10, 2006, as a day of mourning for Lee.

I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

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To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

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Thanks to Phil for this report:
My boss wanted a "Clean Desk" policy, so
he sent a memo saying that any paper left
on desks would be removed at night and
we would have to fill out a form to get it back.

So we left all our garbage paper on our desks
every night.

next day, the boss had an office full of garbage,
and we never heard about the policy again.

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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 29/06 

Good Morning,   !
Tuesday,  Aug 29, 2006
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How old would you be if you didn't have a mirror and
didn't know when you were born?
-- Edythe E. Bregnard

Instead of focusing on a person's past,
look  how far he's come.
-- Charles Scaparo

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The colonel had three Second Lieutenants eligible for
promotion. The problem was, he only had one First Lieutenant
Slot available.

The colonel called the first butter-bar into his office and said,
"This is a promotion test. If I was to tell you that I wanted a
flag pole erected in front of Post HQ by 1700, what would you
do?"

The Lt. thought about it for a second, and said, "Sir. I would
get a shovel, head for HQ and start digging . . . "

"You're not ready to be promoted," the Colonel interrupted.

The colonel asked the same question of the next candidate.

"Sir," said the next butter-bar, "I would fill out a CE work order,
making sure I made provisions for the appropriate
environmental study and  . . . "

"You are definitely not ready to be promoted," the Colonel
said.

The Colonel asked the question of the final candidate.

Without hesitation, the Lieutenant said, "Sir. I would call the
First Sergeant, and say, 'Top, I want a @#$#@ flag pole
set up in front of HQ by 16:30, standing perfectly straight!"

"You're ready to be promoted," the Colonel said.

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  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to

   Telus.net  for  for inappropriate censorship

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The owner of a business was confused about paying a bill,
so he asked his secretary for some mathematical help...

"If I were to give you $200, minus 14%, how much would
you take off?" he asked her.

The secretary replied, "Everything but my earrings!"

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
(sent in by Dawn P)
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to a robber in Elmwood park, NJ

Dumb Robber Forgets to Bring Bag for Loot

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (1010 WINS)  --
A man who robbed a Wachovia Bank this week made one small
mistake that cost him most of his profits — he forgot to
bring a bag to the put the money in.

The man, who was wearing a long, curly-haired wig and
sunglasses and had what appeared to be a black 9mm
handgun, demanded money from tellers after he entered
the bank shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, according to
Elmwood Park Police. He then jumped over the tellers'
counter and emptied $1,385 in cash.

As he ran away from the scene of the crime, though, he
ended up dropping at least $1,195, or about 86 percent
of what he had taken.

Police recovered the cash, which had flown onto lawns and
driveways, when they searched the area an hour later.

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From: Elisa
Re: Jittery Moon

Dear Webby
I tried to take a picture of the red moon in forest fire
smoke a while after dark. I used max Zoom, and wound
up with TWO overlapping crescents of the moon, as if
it was a double exposure. The sharp tips of the crescent
are definitely there twice. What causes that? I rested one
edge of the camera on the window sill to keep it steady.
How do I avoid that problem?
Elisa

Dear Elisa
You shot the picture in VERY dark conditions, not just
after dark, but through forest fire smoke. The camera kept
the shutter open long to gather enough light to show the moon,
maybe 2 - 3 seconds if you have a camera with a large lens,
much longer if it has a small lens. During that time you jittered
a bit.

Next time you try that, nestle the camera into a bag of icing
sugar or sand. That holds the camera much steadier than
resting one edge of it on a hard surface. Once you have the
shot lined up, hit the self-timer, stand back and don't
breathe until it has taken the picture.

The less light you have, the more careful you have to be to
avoid jitters.

Have FUN!
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Moscow - AP

An antiques dealer on Friday turned over a 19th-century
chalice that he said he had discovered was among items
recently found missing from Russia's renowned State
Hermitage Museum, a government official said.

The Moscow dealer reported buying the silver, gold and
gem-covered chalice in 2004, said Anatoly Vilkov, the head
of the Culture Ministry's department in charge of protecting
cultural valuables.

''It went on display during several antique art fairs,'' Vilkov said.

More than 220 antiques and valuables missing from the famed
Hermitage in St. Petersburg are believed to have been stolen
over several years. Museum officials announced Monday that
the theft was discovered by a routine inventory check that began
in October 2005 and was completed at the end of last month.

Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky blamed the theft, valued
at more than $5 million, on museum workers. The incident has
put the spotlight on poor security at Russian cultural institutions.

The dealer, who was not identified, is cooperating with a police
investigation, Vilkov said.

On Thursday, St. Petersburg police said they found a religious
icon dumped in a trash bin near a police station after they
received a tip from an anonymous caller.

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A man was speeding down the highway, feeling secure
in a gaggle of cars all traveling at the same speed.
However, as they passed a speed trap, he got nailed
with an infrared speed detector and was pulled over.

The officer handed him the citation, received his
signature and was about to walk away when the man
asked, "Officer, I know I was speeding, but I don't
think it's fair - there were plenty of other cars
around me who were going just as fast, so why did
*I* get the ticket?"

"Ever go fishing?" the policeman suddenly asked the man.

"Ummm, yeah..." the startled man replied.

The officer grinned and added, "Ever catch *all* the fish?"

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Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 1:45 p.m. Birmingham, Alabama
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Sgt. Marquees A. Quick at
St. James Baptist Church,
7309 Oporto Ave.,
Birmingham, Alabama.

Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Northville, Michigan
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake at
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
40000 6-mile Rd.,
Northville, Michigan

Tues., Aug. 29 at 10:15 a.m. Redmond, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman at
Hooker Creek Event Center,
Deschutes Co. Fairground,
Redmond, Oregon

Tuesday, August 29  at 10:15 a.m. Hiawatha, Kansas
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole at
First Baptist Church, 210 Lodge Road,
Hiawatha, Kansas.

Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pfc. James J. Arellano at
St. Mary's Cathedral,
100 W. 21st St.,
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wednesday, Aug. 30  at 10:15 a.m. Tacoma, Washington.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Sgt. Gabriel G. DeRoo
at Temple Baptist Church,
1108 S. Columbia Ave.,
Tacoma, Washington.

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:15 p.m. Tucson, Arizona
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon at
Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N. Oracle Rd.,
Tucson, Arizona.


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

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Three Pastors in the South were having lunch in a diner.
One said "You know, since summer started I've been having
trouble with bats in my loft and attic at church.
I've tried everything--noise, spray, cats--nothing seems to
scare them away."

Another said "Yea, me too. I've got hundreds
living in my belfry and in the narthex attic.   I've even
had the place fumigated and they won't go away."

The third said, "I baptized all mine and made them members
of the church... Haven't seen one back since!"

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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 28/06 

Good Morning,   !
Monday,  Aug 28, 2006
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When things start to make sense,
THAT'S when to hit the panic button.
-- Pat D

An expert is a person who avoids small errors
as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.
-- Benjamin Stolberg

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Thanks to Sandie for this story:
When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter
Paradise , God appeared and said, "I want the men to make
two lines.
One line for the men who were true heads of their household,
and the other line for the men who were dominated by their
women.
I want all the women to report to St. Peter."

Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men.

The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was
100 miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads
of their household, there was only one man.

God said, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves,
I created you to be the head of your household! You have
been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose!
Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him."

God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the
only one in this line?"

The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here."

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  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
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   and
   Telus.net  for  for inappropriate censorship

The Navy, Airforce and Coastguard have no problem with
the Humor Letter, only the Sniveling Ninnies at the Army
Censorship consider the Humor Letter as too naughty for
the Infantry soldiers. Has somebody been in Fort Huachuca
too long and wants to give the Army a bad name?

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Wendy was reading a newspaper, while James, her husband,
was engrossed in a magazine. Suddenly, she burst out
laughing. "Listen to this," she said.
"There's a classified ad here where a guy is offering to
swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium."

"Hmmm," James said, not looking up from his magazine.
Teasing him, Wendy said, "Would you swap me for a
season ticket?"

"Absolutely not," he said.

"How sweet," Wendy said. "Tell me why not."

"Season's more than half over," he said.

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to New York City traffic ticket enforcement

Close, but not close enough

August 25, 2006 - New York - AP
Lisa Sims was socked with a $50 traffic ticket for running
a red light on a street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village on
June 24. A police camera took a picture of a sedan with
license plates beginning with the letters "D-O-N."

The problem? Sims was 630 miles away in Middletown,
Ohio, when the violation occurred, and she drives a pickup
bearing plates that begin with "D-Q-N."

The ticket was thrown out this week, but not before Sims
had to spend a long time dealing with the city's Finance
Department and mail in proof that the car caught on camera
wasn't hers.

A Finance Department spokesman said there's a process
for dealing with mixups, and in this case, it worked
successfully.

Sims isn't so sure. She said while she didn't want to go to
New York City to begin with, she really doesn't want to now.

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Thanks to Jlona for sending this picture:
Some folks who live in the Goldenview part of the Hillside
area in Anchorage just built this playground in their yard
last weekend for their 3 and 4 year-old boys. The next
morning, the mom woke up to this scene. Four juvenile
black bears. Somewhere in the trees was the mother sow.

Later that same day, a large bull moose moseyed around
in the wood chips, inspecting the area.

It appears they may need to erect a 12-foot fence around
the thing before letting any children out to play there.


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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Ellen
Re: Satellite modem

Dear Webby
Can I use a satellite dish like the one advertised farther up
and a satellite modem for our business here in Montana?
Thanks
Ellen

Dear Ellen
Theoretically, yes. Practically, no.
I would not advise satellite modems for business purposes
anywhere north of the Mason/Dixon line. Even though you can
get a beautiful TV picture even up in Alaska, the signal has
to travel through too much polluted air to be able to maintain
a high speed connection reliably at all times in Montana.

Sure, you could use a satellite modem and connect quite
often. However, "quite often" is not good enough for a
business. Even in Florida or Texas or Arizona, practically
directly below the satellite, you need a land line dial-up
back-up for times of bad weather.

That has nothing to do with the satellite dish or the channel
dealer. It's strictly a matter of dirty air and bad weather
interfering with high speed data transfer.

In your area it is probably best to just use the satellite
dish for TV.

Have FUN!
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Tammy called up the airline ticket counter and asked,
"How long are your flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix?"

The counterman answered, "Just a minute."

At which, Tammy thanked him and hung up.

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From Paul:
My wife and I are inseparable.

In fact, last week it took four Mounties and a police dog
to keep us apart

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Deeli's Kudos
August 22, 2006 - Hannibal, Missouri  - AP

An 80-year-old milk man who delivered to five generations
of residents has reluctantly retired after 70 years of friendly,
prompt service.

At age 10, Clyde Priest began delivering milk to help his
father. By the time he retired 70 years later on July 20,
he had outlived eight local dairies that provided his products.

Priest was so well known and trusted that customers allowed
him to put milk, ice cream and other dairy purchases in
their refrigerator when they weren't home.

"My theory all these years has been: You could buy milk
anywhere, so the only thing I got to sell is my personal
service. That was my philosophy," he said.

An emergency appendectomy in July forced his retirement.
While he recuperated in the hospital, his family made his
last delivery for him.

Priest said the trick to running a successful business is
liking what you do and being willing to put in extra effort.

"I loved every minute of it," he said. "I would say if you
are willing to work and dedicate yourself to it, you can
succeed."

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I just came across this old tech support story. Totally
obsolete, but too good to just let it die.
Keep in mind that this is from a very long time ago,
when Windows came on a stack of floppy disks and when
a Mac's standard way of dealing with a PC floppy was to
destroy all data on it and format it.


An unfailingly polite lady called to ask for help with a
Windows installation that had gone terribly wrong.

Customer: "I brought my Windows disks from work to
install them on my home computer."

Training stresses that we are "not the Software Police,"
so I let the little act of piracy slide.

Tech Support: "Umm-hmm. What happened?"

Customer: "As I put each disk in it turns out they weren't
initialized."

Tech Support: "Do you remember the message exactly,
ma'am?"

Customer: (proudly) "I wrote it down. 'This is not a
Macintosh disk. Would you like to initialize it?'"

Tech Support: "Er, what happened next?"

Customer: "After they were initialized, all the disks
appeared to be blank. And now I brought them back to work,
and I can't read them in the A: drive; the PC wants to
format them. And this is our only set of Windows disks
for the whole office. Did I do something wrong?"

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Northville, Michigan
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake at
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
40000 6-mile Rd.,
Northville, Michigan

Tues., Aug. 29 at 10:15 a.m. Redmond, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman at
Hooker Creek Event Center,
Deschutes Co. Fairground,
Redmond, Oregon

Tuesday, August 29  at 10:15 a.m. Hiawatha, Kansas
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole at
First Baptist Church, 210 Lodge Road,
Hiawatha, Kansas.

Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pfc. James J. Arellano at
St. Mary's Cathedral,
100 W. 21st St.,
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:15 p.m. Tucson, Arizona
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Navy Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon at
Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N. Oracle Rd.,
Tucson, Arizona.


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

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Dear Webby,
I just wanted to thank you for having Babelfish.
I used it for the first time to translate a letter into Dutch,
and am so very pleased, as I have a hard time understanding
my Dutch friends, and I know they must have a bit of a
problem understanding me, as it has been 20 years since
they were in Canada. So thank you for having this on your
page.
Yours truly, Fummer


Amazing what you can find in that side menu!

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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 27/06 

Good Morning!
Sunday,  Aug 27, 2006
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It is a common delusion that you make things better
by talking about them.
-- Dame Rose Macaulay

Most conversations are simply monologues
delivered in the presence of witnesses.
-- Margaret Millar

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Thanks to Roberta for this story:
Thibodeau wants a job, but the foreman won't hire him until
he passes a little math test. "Here's your first question,"
the foreman said. "Without using numbers, represent the
number 9."

"Witout numbers?" Thibodeau says, "Dat is easy."
And he proceeds to draw three trees.

"What's this?" the boss asks.

"Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,"
says Thibodeau.

"Fair enough," says the boss. "Here's your second question.
Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."

Thibodeau stares into space for a while, then picks up the
picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each
tree.  "Ere you go."

The boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you
get that to represent 99?"

"Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree,
and dirty tree. Dat is 99."

The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have
to hire this guy, so he says, "All right, last question.  Same
rules again, but represent the number 100."

Thibodeau stares into space some more, then he picks up
the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each
tree and says, "Ere you go. One hundred."

The boss looks at the attempt. "You must be nuts if you think
that represents a hundred!"

Thibodeau leans forward and points to the marks at the base
of each tree and says, "A little doggie came along and crap
by each tree. So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree
and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, dat make one hundred.
So, when I start?"

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  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
    us.army.mil  for inappropriate censorship
   and
   Telus.net  for  for inappropriate censorship

The Navy, Airforce and Coastguard have no problem with
the Humor Letter, only the Sniveling Ninnies at the Army
Censorship consider the Humor Letter as too naughty for
the Infantry soldiers. Has somebody been in Fort Huachuca
too long?

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a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.  If it comes
out of the ground easily, it was a valuable plant.

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to a wanna-be robber in Poggersdorf, Austria

Insufficient homework

August 24, 2006 - Vienna - Reuters
A would-be robber was arrested after he tried to hold up
his local town hall, mistaking it for a bank, Austrian police
said Wednesday.

Wearing a mask and waving a toy pistol, the unemployed man
burst into the town hall in the village of Poggersdorf,
southern Austria, and shouted: "Hold-up, hold-up!"

The building has a sign signaling there is a cash point on
the outside wall, police said. (ATM for paying parking
tickets)

He realized his mistake when an employee explained to him
where he was, police said in a statement, adding he fled to
a nearby forest.

The 34-year-old man was arrested when he came back later
to pick up his motorbike which he had parked outside the
town hall.

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Darlene
Re: Elongated pictures

Dear Webby
 Love your Humor letter especially the tech help.
You gave some advise on making things larger including
pictures, can't remember when you gave it, I followed the
instructions and things are larger. But my pictures are all
elongated and another thing happened at the same time.
When ever I hit my mouse it makes a loud click from my
desktop when I change pages. Also on my IM the sub-titles
across the top are like high lighted. What did I do wrong
and how do I go back to the way it was?

Thank you
Darlene

Dear Darlene
The reason your pictures appear elongated is probably that
you chose a setting intended for a wide aspect ratio monitor.
Right-click on the desktop,
Properties
Settings
and in there try different resolutions.
I use 1600 x 1200. That looks fine on my monitor
( 14 1/2" x 10 3/4" viewing area ), and when I design a
5" x 6" ad, it measures precisely 5" x 6" on the screen.

So, play with the resolution settings until you find one
that suits your monitor and your eyes.

Re the mouse click, you can set that in the Control Panel,
Mouse.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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A man takes a photo of the front of his house to the local
copy store and asks the clerk to put it on disk for him.
He does.

They are both looking at the monitor to see the results,
and the man asks if the picture can be turned.

"Sure" says the clerk.

The man replies, "Good, I need a shot of the back of my
house also."

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What happens when you have deja vu and amnesia at the
same time?

You have the feeling that you're forgetting the same thing
all over again.

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Deeli's Kudos
Bonehead for 'dodging traffic' but Kudo for tuening in the money ...

August 24, 2006 - Paddock Lake, Wis. - AP
A sales representative on the way to a business call made
an unscheduled stop - in the middle of the highway - after
noticing the cash swirling around his car.

"I was a little west of Paddock Lake and all of a sudden
there was money flying in my windshield and grill," Ted
Neitzke said.

Neitzke, 58, of Random Lake, said he stopped, got out of
his car and began collecting the bills while dodging the
traffic.

"So here's this guy - me - in the middle of Highway 50 with
a tie picking up money," he said. "It was just kind of
sliding along the road. When a car or truck would drive
by, it would go one way, and when another one would drive
by, it would go the other way."

He managed to pick up a dozen $20 bills and two $1 bills,
a total of $242.

Then he called the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.

"I was just hoping it wasn't anybody's rent money or
somebody who needed it," he said. "I figured it was the
right thing to do."

The sheriff's report said the money Neitzke collected
about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday was placed in an evidence locker,
and if no one claims it, Neitzke will get it.

Sheriff's spokesman Horace Staples said not everyone would
have turned in the cash.

"When people do that, it's very unique," Staples said.
"Normally people would look around and pocket the money."

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One day Little Johnny's teacher, decided to play a spelling
game. She gave a letter of the alphabet and the kids have
to spell a word starting with that letter, then use it in a
sentence. Starting with "A" Little Johnny's hand was
continually in the air, but the teacher ignored him.
Little Johnny had a propensity for lewd remarks and could
turn the simplest of statements into sexual innuendo.
The teacher was afraid to let Johnny use any letter that
he could turn into a lewd statement.

"All right now, Susan, you first?" said the teacher.

"A is for Ape, A-P-E, An ape likes bananas" answered Susan.

"Excellent " said the teacher.

She continues on through the alphabet. Finally she reaches F.
Now she will NOT let Little Johnny answer this under any
circumstances so she asks Mary.
"F is for Fairy F-A-I-R-Y, they're little girls who live
among the flowers", Mary replies.

"Great", says the teacher. "Now we get to G".

Only Little Johnny has his hand up so the teacher thinks
about this and decides "G" is a safe one.
"Yes Johnny?" She asks.

"G is for Gnome G-N-O-M-E. A Gnome lives among the
flowers too".

"Johnny! That's Excellent!" Exclaims the teacher, very happy
that for once he wasn't out of line.

Little Johnny goes on to say, "yes, teacher, he's the one
who knocks up the fairies!"

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Northville, Michigan
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake at
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
40000 6-mile Rd.,
Northville, Michigan

Tues., Aug. 29 at 10:15 a.m. Redmond, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman at
Hooker Creek Event Center,
Deschutes Co. Fairground,
Redmond, Oregon

Tuesday, August 29  at 10:15 a.m. Hiawatha, Kansas
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole at
First Baptist Church, 210 Lodge Road,
Hiawatha, Kansas.



I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

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You are makimng a huge difference in many lives.
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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 26/06 

Good Morning,   !
Saturday,  Aug 26, 2006
======================================

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it.
-- Helen Keller

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting
the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
-- Stephen Leacock
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Thanks to martin for this story:
A Hebrew teacher stood in front of his class and said,
"The Jewish people have observed their 5,759th year as a
people. Consider that the Chinese, for example, have only
observed their 4,692nd year as a people.
Now what does it mean to you?"

After a moment of silence, a chubby student raised his hand.
"Yes, David," the teacher said. "What does it mean?"

"Well," David replied "It means that the Jews had to go
without Chinese food for 1,067 years."

===========================================

  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
    us.army.mil  for inappropriate censorship
   and
   Yahoo mail  for gross incompetence

===========================================

"Look at ME!" boasted the fit old man to a group of young
people. "Every morning I do fifty push-ups, fifty sit-ups
and walk two miles. I'm fit as a fiddle! And you want to
know why? I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't stay up
late, and I don't chase after women!"

He smiled at them, teeth white, eyes glittering, "And
tomorrow, I'm going to celebrate my 95th birthday!"

"Oh, really?" drawled one of the young onlookers,
"How, with an extra dry bran muffin?"

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to two Kansas City crooks

Last Swim

Kansas City, Kansas - AP
A burglary suspect decided to shed his clothes and go for
a swim in an effort to flee from authorities.

Authorities said the whole thing started when they were
called to a home for a report of an armed home invasion
in progress. When they arrived, two men fled, fired shots
at the officers and then eventually ended up near the
Kansas River.

It was there that one man was taken into custody while
trying to scale a fence. The other suspect ran into the
river, took off his clothes and tried swimming away from
authorities.

The suspect swam for 45 minutes as officers looked on from
the shore. Then rescuers in a fire department boat paddled
out to try and apprehend him, but he didn't want to cooperate.

Finally, the man was taken into custody after authorities
chased him down in the water. The two men were in custody
awaiting charges.

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Thanks to Sandie for sending in this picture of Friday's
storm:


08/25/06

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Chuck
Re: DisKeeper

Dear Webby,
Bonnie seemed concerned about diskeeper. I also have
diskeeper 9, best item money can by for the computer!
I myself just go in a couple times a week and run it
manually. Love to watch it in action. I put it on the
performance header and watch the red disappear!
They have come out with the 10 series, but my nine works
just fine and fast and i'm more than happy!

   I have learned so much from your computer tips.
Thank you!
I have saved 90% of the humor letters over the last couple
of years. I say this because if you ever want to put together
an online or "blast from the past" listing all your tips, which
would go over well with us trying to learn how this machine
works, I will put it to disk and send to you.
Keep up the good work! and thank you for the laughs!
cjw

Dear Chuck
I agree with you 100% that DisKeeper is undisputably the
best hard drive maintenance program, and as essential
to a computer as a helmet is for motorcycle racing. Sure,
some people have nothing up there worth protecting, but
for those of us who do, DisKeeper is a real bargain. That
is why I have featured it in the side menu for so many years.

Regarding old tech tips, as soon as we get the new, metric
100 hour days, I definitely want to put them all into one
condensed collection.

In the meantime I started a Blog at
http://webby.com/humor/blog
to make it easy to look up previous Humor Letters. Until I
figure out how to slide older ones behind the new ones,
I will just add the new ones every day.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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Rosy and Nina were best of friends and did everything to-
gether. Rosy announced that she was going to start a diet
to lose some pounds.

"Good," Nina exclaimed. "I'm ready to start a diet too. We
can be diet buddies and help each other out. When I feel
the urge to drive out and get a burger and fries, I'll call
you first."

"Great," Rosy replied. "Let's go to Burger King!"

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Thanks to Mike for this story:
I took my 4 year old son, Josh, out to McDonald's for dinner
one evening for a "guy night".

As we were eating our hamburgers, Josh asked "Daddy, what
are these little things on the hamburger buns?"

I responded that they were tiny seeds and were ok to eat.

He was quiet for a couple of minutes and I could tell he
was in deep thought.

Finally, Josh looked up and said, "Dad, if we go home and
plant these hamburger seeds in our backyard, we will have
enough hamburgers to last forever."

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
Newport Beach, California - AP
A woman saved her 13-year-old son's life after following a
hunch that the 4-foot deep trench he was digging, collapsed
on him, officials said.

Dylan Scott was recovering at home Monday from the scrapes
and bruises he sustained when the sand fell in on him.

''It's creepy,'' he said. ''I just remember something really
heavy fell on me.''

Wendy Scott, 41, said she didn't see Dylan when she
retuned to the beach after briefly joining her 10-year old
in the water Sunday.

Other beach visitors told her Dylan had gone swimming,
but she sensed he was buried in the sand, she said.

Onlookers began helping her dig when she clawed through
the sand and touched Dylan's head, she said.

The boy wasn't breathing and had turned blue by the time
rescuers arrived, she said. He was revived at a hospital.

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=============================================

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A friend hosted a dinner party for people from work and
everyone was encouraged to bring their children.  All during
the sit-down dinner, one co-worker's three-year-old girl
stared at the man sitting across from her.  The girl could
hardly eat her food from staring.

The man checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted
his hair in place, but nothing stopped her from staring at
him.  He tried his best to just ignore her, but finally it
was too much for him. He asked her,
"Why are you staring at me?"

Everyone at the table had noticed her behavior and the
table went quiet for her response.  The little girl said,
"I'm just waiting to see how you drink like a fish."

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Belle Harbor, New York
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover at
St. Francis DeSales Church,
139-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Belle Harbor, New York

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. St. Stephen, South Carolina
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips at
Russellville Christian Church,
1681 Highway 35,
St. Stephen, South Carolina

Sat. Aug. 26  at 9:45 a.m. Onalaska, Wisconsin
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Air Force Sr. Airman Adam P. Servais at
St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
1031 Main St.,
Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Northville, Michigan
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake at
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
40000 6-mile Rd.,
Northville, Michigan

Tues., Aug. 29 at 10:15 a.m. Redmond, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Lance Cpl. Randy L. Newman at
Hooker Creek Event Center,
Deschutes Co. Fairground,
Redmond, Oregon

Tuesday, August 29  at 10:15 a.m. Hiawatha, Kansas.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Cpl. Jeremiah S. Cole at
First Baptist Church, 210 Lodge Road,
Hiawatha, Kansas.



I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

========================================

An attorney telephoned the governor just after midnight,
insisting that he talk to him regarding a matter of utmost
urgency.  An aide eventually agreed to wake up the governor.
The governor grumbled as he answered the phone and said,
"So, what is it?"

"Judge Quincy has just died," the attorney told him,
"and I want to take his place."

The governor said, "Well, that's okay with me,
if it's okay with the undertaker."

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Dear Webby Humor Letter Aug 25/06 

Good Morning !
Friday,  Aug 25, 2006
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I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
-- Marshall McLuhan

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who
mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss

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A very elderly gentleman, (mid nineties) very well dressed,
hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel,
smelling slightly of a good after shave, presenting a well
looked-after image, walks into an upscale cocktail lounge.
Seated at the bar is an elderly looking lady, in her mid
eighties.

The gentleman walks over, sits alongside of her, orders
a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says,
"Plese tell me, do I come here often?"

===========================================

  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
 us.army.mil
  and
 Yahoo.com
  for censoring the Humor Letter

===========================================

Thanks to Martin for this story:
We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the \
"seniors's special"     was two eggs, bacon, hash browns
and toast for $1.99.

"Sounds good," my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."
Then I'll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents
because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned
her.
"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" My wife
asked incredulously.
"YES!!"
"I'll take the special."
"How do you want your eggs?"
"Raw and in the shell," my wife replied.
She took the two eggs home.

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Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Mardin Azad Amin, 29 in Chicago

Brainless Bomber

August 23, 2006
Mardin Azad Amin found himself in a tight squeeze when
security at O'Hare Airport discovered a suspicious looking
object in his luggage.

So, Amin, 29, handled the delicate situation this way: He
told security the object was a bomb, Cook County
prosecutors say.

The security guard then asked Amin to repeat what he'd said
to a supervisor. This time, Amin was chuckling as he spoke,
prosecutors say.

In fact, Amin was trying to disguise the fact that the
black object -- resembling a grenade -- was a component
for a penis pump.

All the same, Amin was charged with felony disorderly
conduct and faces up to three years in prison if convicted,
said Andrew Conklin, a spokesman with the Cook County
state attorney's office. Amin is due in court today for a
preliminary hearing, Conklin said.

Amin eventually told investigators he'd lied about the
object's true use because his mother was standing nearby
when the object was discovered and he didn't want her to
know about it, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney
Lorraine Scaduto said during a bond hearing last week.

The incident occurred Aug. 16 as Amin was set to catch a
flight to Turkey, Scaduto said.

Amin has no known criminal history, Scaduto said.

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Bonnie
Re: Diskeeper Manual

Hi Webby,

Love your newsletters!  I am interested in the Diskeeper,
and opened the online manual to become familiar with it
before using the trialware or purchase. It sounds like a
very efficient defragmenter however very complicated
to get it to work properly.

You made it sound so simple.  The manual for the home
edition is 75 pages long and sounds very complicated.
If it is Set It and Forget It - why 75 pages of instructions.
Would it be possible to place in your newsletter,
abbreviated or simplified overview, set up, or something
regarding the product.

Thanks, and keeping up the good work!
An avid reader,
Bonnie

Dear Bonnie
I didn't even know they had a manual!
Never needed one.
All I ever do is download it whenever we get a new machine,
(or my secretary does), and elbow the Enter key a bunch of
times to accept the defaults.

I have been sorta vaguely aware that there probably are
various options for complicating life, but have never been
bored enough to waste time on them.

The defaults are set so that it takes care of everything
with a minimum of fuss, and it does it in the background
whenever the screen saver comes on. That suits me fine.

I doubt very much that your machine is so exceptional, that
you will need to study the manual to cope with those exceptions.
Just elbow it in and let it run.

By the way, you don't have to buy a fresh registration to
move Diskeeper to a new machine, just when you add
another machine to the office or home, and want individual
home versions on each.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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After the christening of his baby brother in church, little
five-year-old Johnny sat in the back seat, unusually quiet.
Very softly he started to cry until his father noticed him
sobbing.

"What's wrong, little Johnny?" asked his father.

Between sniffles little Johnny replied, "That priest said he
wanted us brought up in a good Christian home,
but, but, but I want to stay with you guys!"

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Di Ann had been divorced for a few years and very lonely,
and finally consented to going out on a date with Tony, the
gentleman her daughter fixed her up with.

Tony picked her up and they went on a picnic in a very
secluded spot.

Tony also had been divorced for a long time and found
himself very attracted to Di Ann, and despite her resistance
to his advances at first, he finally was able to make love
to her.

Later, Di Ann was mortified at her lack of self control
and sobbed "I don't know how I can face my daughter,
knowing in a time of weakness, I sinned twice!"

Tony said "What do you mean "twice" we only did it once?"

Di Ann looked at Tony and said, "...Well, you're going to
do it again, aren't you?"

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
August 14, 2006 - Portage, Indiana - IBS

Porter Superior Judge Julia Jent is sentencing the ticketed
teens to the embarrassment of riding the school bus, if
they are found guilty in her courtroom.

Jent got the idea after a girl in her court for a moving
traffic violation appeared not to take seriously either
the offense or the possible fine.

The judge, who has teenage grandchildren, said she knew
she had reached the teen when she ordered her to park her
car and ride the school bus and the girl started crying
outside her courtroom. With that, she figured she found
the right punishment.

Teens not complying will be fined and have their licenses
suspended.

Jent also warns parents they could be held in contempt of
court if they drive their child to school.

Jent said making teenagers ride the bus also makes them
take their driving violations seriously.

Jent sent a memo to every law enforcement agency in her
jurisdiction, telling them that all moving traffic citations
involving drivers age 16 to 18 must be seen by her. She
doesn't want their parents to pay a fine or have teens pay
the fine and not tell mom and dad.

If the teens violate the order to ride the bus, their driver's
license will be suspended, and a fine must be paid. If they
follow the order, the matter is dismissed.

Of the dozen or so teens who were given the school-bus
orders so far, one was ordered to nine weeks of school-bus
riding. Another had total driving restrictions for an entire
semester, according to the North West Indiana Times.

"Oh my God, you would have thought I gave her and her
mother the death penalty," Jent told the paper.

The punishment is legal. The state statute allows a judge
to place any violator on probationary conditions, including
license suspensions.

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I make the tape ahead of time, and start and stop it as
needed along the way. This is especially good if
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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," the other replied.
"What's it for?"
"It's a cussing machine," the second boy answered.
"Every time she stands on it she gets really mad and starts
cussing at me or dad."

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are near any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Fri., Aug. 25 at 8:15 a.m.  Brooklyn, N.Y.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
2805 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy.,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Belle Harbor, New York
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover at
St. Francis DeSales Church,
139-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Belle Harbor, New York

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. St. Stephen, South Carolina
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips at
Russellville Christian Church,
1681 Highway 35,
St. Stephen, South Carolina

Sat. Aug. 26  at 9:45 a.m. Onalaska, Wisconsin
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Air Force Sr. Airman Adam P. Servais at
St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
1031 Main St.,
Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 29 at 9:45 a.m. Northville, Michigan
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Army Pvt. Joseph R. Blake at
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
40000 6-mile Rd.,
Northville, Michigan


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

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Leroy was visiting a friend in the hospital.
He was trying to stop smoking and was chewing on
an unlit cigar when he got on the elevator. A lady said to
him with a snarl, 'Sir, there's no smoking in here.'

"Leroy said, " Lady, I'm not smoking."

"But you have a cigar in your mouth!", the woman said.

"'Lady",  Leroy answered, "I'm wearing Jockey shorts,
too, but I don't ride horses indoors either."

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Dear Webby Humor Letter Aug 24/06 

Good Morning,   !
Thursday,  Aug 24, 2006
======================================

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do
with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
-- Dan Quayle

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Thanks to Sandie for this story:
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting
on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and
says:
"Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and
pains.  I know you're about my age.  How do you feel?"

Slim says, "I feel just like a newborn baby."

"Really!?  Like a newborn baby!?"

"Yep.  No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.

===========================================

  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
  Yahoo.com
  for gross incompetence in mail handling.
  They managed to deliver Friday's mail,
then yahoo'd the mail for most of their victims
since then.

===========================================

Thanks to David for this story:
Lisa, my co-worker at the travel agency, needed to send
a letter of apology to a customer whose trip was a complete
fiasco from start to finish. I reminded her of a similar
situation a year earlier and dug out the letter I'd written
then.

"All you have to do," I told her, "is to change the details,
the date, and the name."

She looked it over and smiled wryly.
"We won't even need to change the name."

===========================================

Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Ulysse Maillet and the Montreal Gazzette

Who's the bigger Bonehead ?
Gazette Goof or Whining Weenie ?

August 22, 2006 - Montreal - Canadian Press

What are the odds of believing you've won the Lotto
6-49 jackpot for a few hours and then realizing your
numbers were wrong?

Ulysse Maillet thought he'd won a share of the
$42-million prize on Aug. 12 after he checked the list of
winning lottery numbers the next day in the Montreal Gazette.

But it turns out the numbers were a repeat of the winning
numbers from the 6-49 draw three days earlier. There was
no disclaimer at the bottom of the page telling readers to
officially check their numbers with the lottery.

Maillet was back at work on Monday after taking a week off
to deal with the shock of realizing he was not $10 million
richer.

"That's what I really had won as far as I was concerned for
four or five hours," Maillet said in an interview. "Everybody
was saying what are the chances of something like this
happening."

Now Maillet is seeking "a fair settlement" from the
newspaper for the "devastation" he says he suffered.

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Leesa
Re: PPS

Dear Webby
I see someone else has questions about PPS files today,
so thought I'd ask you about this one.  I love these pictures,
and would like to use them as my desktop wall paper......
one at a time, of course.  How can I save them individually
into my wallpaper folder?  Obviously, I can't right click
'cause the save option isn't there.

Appreciate your help, again.

Have a wonderful day.

Leesa

Dear Leesa
You need a graphics program like for example PSP
(PaintShopPro) for that.
Open that, then open the PPS slide show. When you
get to a picture that you want, hit the PrintScreen key.
That prints the picture into the clipboard.

Then use ALT ESC to jump to PSP, hit CTRL V to paste
the clipboard as a new picture. Save the picture and zoom
the view down to thumbnail size. (Just the view, not the
picture size.)

ALT ESC back to the PPS slide show, proceed until you get
to the next picture that you want, and repeat the procedure.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor
and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.
After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly,
"Crushed nuts?"

"Nope," he replied, "Arthritis..

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The shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand-new business
much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge
sign which read BEST DEALS.

He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his
right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign,
reading LOWEST PRICES.

The shopkeeper was panicked, until he got an idea.
He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop. It read:

MAIN ENTRANCE.

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
August 22, 2006 - Isabela, Puerto Rico - AP

The world's oldest person celebrated his 115th birthday
Monday, offering advice on healthy living at a party where
he was serenaded by a well-known Puerto Rican singer.

Emiliano Mercado del Toro, who was a boy when the
United States seized Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898,
attributed his long life to a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol.

"I never damaged my body with liquor," said Mercado, who
quit a 76-year smoking habit when he was 90.

Mercado was declared the world's oldest person by the
Guinness Book of Records last year.

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Carry Extra Zip-Lock Bags When Traveling
When you travel, throw in a few extra zip-lock bags.
They are great for wet swimsuits, a half-full bottle of
shampoo, some animal crackers for the car, or even to
fill with ice at the motel to use in the cooler while you
drive. - Kate
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I also use them for e-tickets, maps, map-quest print-outs,
and rental car paperwork. When hiking, I use them for
keeping the camera dry in sudden rain squalls, and quite
often I have filled them with berries or mushrooms I found
on route.
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Keli was having trouble with her computer. So she called
Paul, the computer guy, over to her desk. Paul clicked a
couple buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking
away, Keli called after him, "So, what was wrong?"

And Paul replied, "It was an ID Ten T Error."

A puzzled expression ran riot over Keli's face.
"An ID Ten T Error? What's that ... in case I need to fix
it again??"

Paul gave her a grin...
"Haven't you ever heard of an ID Ten T Error before?"

"No," replied Keli.

"Write it down," Paul said, "and I think you'll figure it out."

(She wrote...) I D 1 0 T

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are in any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


 Thur., Aug. 24 10:15 a.m.  Kansas City, Missouri
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler at
Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home,
10507 Holmes Rd.,
Kansas City, Missouri

Fri., Aug. 25 at 8:15 a.m.  Brooklyn, N.Y.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
2805 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy.,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Belle Harbor, New York
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover at
St. Francis DeSales Church,
139-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Belle Harbor, New York

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

========================================

The nurse was walking down the hospital corridor when her
supervisor spotted her. The supervisor couldn't believe it:

The nurses hair was unkempt, her dress wrinkled, and to
top off her overall dishevelment, one of her breasts was
hanging out of the open front of her uniform!

"MISS JENNINGS! How can you account for parading around
the hospital not only looking like a derelict, but with your
breast exposed!"

"Oh," said the nurse, as she stuffed her breast into her
uniform, "It's those darn interns! They NEVER put anything
back when they're through using it!"

========================================

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Dear Webby Humor Letter Aug 23/06 

Good Morning!
Wednesday,  Aug 23, 2006
======================================

 "Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it."
-- Lou Holtz

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Kids in the back seat cause accidents,
and accidents in the back seat cause kids.

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  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
  Yahoo.com
  for gross incompetence in mail handling.
  They managed to deliver Friday's mail,
then yahoo'd the mail for most of their victims
since then.

===========================================

A man and a woman had been married for ten years and decided
to try and have kids. They had not been using birth control for the
entire time they had been married, so they thought they may have
a problem conceiving.The woman decided to go to the
gynecologist and see if the problem was with her.

She had been hard of hearing since she was little. The
doctor examined her and came in to give her the conclusions.

He said, "I'm sorry, but the problem is with you. You have
insufficient passion and if you ever have a baby it will
be a miracle."

The woman was very upset and went home crying. Her husband
got home and asked her what was wrong.

She said, "The doctor told me I've got a fish up my passage
and if I ever have a baby it will be a mackerel."

===========================================

Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Sweden's state broadcaster, SVT

Backdrop more interesting than the news

August 22, 2006 - Sweden - The Scotsman
Sweden's state broadcaster, SVT, faced ridicule yesterday
after mistakenly showing a pornographic film in the
background of a news broadcast.

Viewers watching a five-minute bulletin at midnight on
Saturday could see explicit scenes from a Czech blue
movie on a TV screen behind the newsreader, Peter Dahlgren.

The monitor - one of many on the wall of a control room
visible behind the studio - normally shows other news
channels during broadcasts.

But staff who had earlier watched a sports event on the
cable channel Canal Plus, which often shows X-rated films
after midnight, had forgotten to switch it back, Per Yng,
SVT's news director, said.

"This is highly embarrassing and unfortunate," he said.
"It must not happen again."

A producer quickly spotted the sex scenes and ran into the
control room and turned off the monitor, Mr Yng said.

He said there had been no complaints from viewers about
the mishap, but "enormous interest from media".
Swedish newspapers yesterday poked fun at the program,
changing its name from Rapport to "Rapporn".

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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Ann
Re: PPS

Dear Webby
...'sme again.  Is there some way to forward something to
a person that is still using Windows 98 when I'm on XP?
I have sent a PPS file to my friend but he cannot open it.
I think because he is still using 98.  Do I have to save
the data to my computer and then send each thing one at
a time?  I am forwarding the email to you separately
because it is so incredible and I think you will appreciate
it.  Thanks for you help.
Hugs   Ann

Dear Ann
Windows 98 has nothing to do with that.
All he needs is the normal pps PowerPoint viewer.
He can get it free from Microsoft.

The easiest way to get it is to go to
http://webby.com/pps

That forwards to the mile long link at Microsoft.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are one of thef parachuting
enthusiasts who bought our Easy Sky Diving book, please
make the following correction: on page 8, line 7,
the words "state zip code" should have read "pull rip cord."

Yesterday we mistakenly reported that a talk was given by a
battle-scared hero. We apologize for the error. We
obviously meant that the talk was given by a
bottle-scarred hero.

Miss Rumson has been appointed supervisor of
Work Area Six, not (as stated in our last issue)
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The maiden aunt is visiting her family for the holidays.
One night, the talk around the dinner table turns to what
the older people did when they were young.

The aunt interrupts and says, "I don't want to talk about my
girlhood."

"Why, auntie?" one of her nephews asks. "What did you do?"

"Nothing," says the older woman. "That's why I don't want
to talk about it."

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
August 22, 2006 - Spiceland, Indiana - AP
A postcard that a mother mailed to her son in 1948 was
finally delivered to the recipient - but only after the town's
postmaster bought it on eBay.

Spiceland Postmaster Judy Dishman, who is away from her
office on leave, bought the postcard because it featured a
country view of the Spiceland area, about 65 kilometres
east of Indianapolis. Dishman noticed the postcard was
addressed to 82-year-old Charles "Rocky" Rose of Spiceland,
so she delivered it.

The card was from Rose's late mother, Dollie Rose. The
mother and son used penny postcards to exchange news
during the 1940s, while the son was working in Lima, Ohio,
and the mother was in Spiceland, about 160 kilometres west.

Part of the address is crossed out, and Rose isn't sure why
the postcard was never mailed or where it has been for the
last 58 years. The postcard reads in part,
"Hi Buddy. How's my boy? Fine I hope."

To Rocky Rose, the words are priceless.
"I wouldn't sell it for nothing on earth," he said.

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Baby Powder for Sand
Carry baby powder with you to the sandbox or beach.
After the children get off the of sand, sprinkle them with
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fall right off! No more tracking sand in the house or car!
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A Sunday School teacher asked her class, "Does anyone know
what we mean by sins of omission?"

A small girl replied, "Aren't those the sins we should have
committed, but didn't?"

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are in any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


 Thur., Aug. 24 10:15 a.m.  Kansas City, Missouri
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler at
Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home,
10507 Holmes Rd.,
Kansas City, Missouri

Fri., Aug. 25 at 8:15 a.m.  Brooklyn, N.Y.
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
2805 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy.,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Belle Harbor, New York
Perverts plan to harass the funeral for
Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover at
St. Francis DeSales Church,
139-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Belle Harbor, New York

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to harass the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

========================================

A little girl was asked what she wanted most for her birthday
and she declared: "A baby brother."

"Daddy and I would like to give you a baby brother," said her
mom, "but there isn't time before your birthday."

"Why don't you do like they do down at Daddy's factory when
they want something in a hurry? Put more men on the job."

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Humor Letter 8/22/06 NotifyAlert 

Good Morning,   !
Tuesday,  Aug 22, 2006
======================================

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.
The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
-- Ralph W. Sockman

Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
-- Leo Rosten

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Thanks to Roberta for this story:
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon.
As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his
stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.

After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and
said, "I'm so sorry, but your duck, Cuddles, has passed
away.

The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure?"
"Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," he replied.

"How can you be so sure," she protested. "I mean, you
haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just
be in a coma or something.

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room,
and returned a few moments later with a black Labrador
Retriever.

As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood
on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination
table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then
looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out, and returned a
few moments later with a cat.

The cat jumped up on the table and also sniffed delicately
at the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on it's
haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled
out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as
I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably,
a dead duck."

Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few
keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.

The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150.00!",
she screamed, "$150.00 just to tell me my duck is dead!?!"

"The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for
it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report
and the Cat Scan, it's now $150.00.

===========================================

  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
  Yahoo.com
  for gross incompetence in mail handling.
  They managed to deliver Friday's mail,
then yahoo'd Saturday's, Sunday's and Monday's
mail for most of their victims.

===========================================

The farmer took pity on a young passerby and
agreed to hire him for a day. His first assignment
was to paint the barn, which he did, including the
tail of the donkey that poked through knot hole
in the barn. The farmer was furious, but promised
to give the boy another chance.

This time he told him to string barb wire around
the farm land, which he did, but when the rooster
wouldn't stay out of the way he nailed him by
accident to the fence post. The farmer this time
was more furious that the last time, but again
promised to give the boy one last chance.

This time he told him to mow the yard, which he
did, but the grass was so high he didn't see
the cat hiding in the grass, and he ran the
poor kitty over, hurting him badly.

The farmer got so furious this time he called
the sheriff. When the sheriff arrived, he asked
the farmer why he wanted be boy arrested.

"Well Officer," the farmer replied, "First he
painted my ass red, Next he nailed my cock to
the fence and finally, he ran over my wife's
pussy with a lawn mower!"

===========================================

Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Leli, 18 of Suffolk County, NY

Expensive ticket!

August 20, 2006 - New York - AP
A Suffolk County teenager loved the Mets so much that
authorities say he posed as a reporter to get into Shea
Stadium and talk with players.

Police arrested the 18-year-old Leli Friday night at Shea
just before the start of the New York Mets-Colorado Rockies
game and charged him with impersonating a journalist,
the Queens District Attorney announced Saturday.

Prosecutors say Leli told New York Mets management
that he worked for NBC Universal and showed a fake NBC
employee identification card so he could get press
credentials.

Leli first used the press pass to attend an Aug. 10 game
between the Mets and the San Diego Padres. Authorities
said Leli used the pass to approach and chat with players
including Mike Piazza before and after that game.

Leli used the fake NBC identification again Friday to get
another press pass for the Mets-Rockies game.

Mets management apparently became suspicious and
contacted authorities.

Leli was also charged with criminal possession of a forged
instrument, falsifying business records, larceny, criminal
possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation
and criminal trespass.

He was arraigned Saturday in Queens Criminal Court
and released on his own recognizance.

Leli was scheduled to return to court on Sept. 27. He faces
up to seven years in prison.

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From: Debi
Re: NotifyAlert.exe

I enjoy your newsletter every day!  Today I have a computer
question that has been bugging my computer for some time.
I continually get a “Notifyalert.exe.common language
runtime debugging service”  Application has generated an
exception that could not be handled.  Processid=Oxd8(3288),
thread id= Oxda8 (3496),  Click ok to terminate application.
Or, click cancel to debug the application.  No matter what
I do, I can not get rid of this.  I have done all the normal stuff
to get rid of this, any suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.  Thanks again for your great humor each and
every day!
Debi

Dear Debi
The NotifyAlert.exe is something DELL puts onto their
computer, so that they can pop a message whenever they
have something new to sell you. Even though you paid cash
for your computer, they treat you as if you have an ad
supported freebie.

On newer computers that come with XP-SP2 pre-installed,
you can usually turn that off through the
“Quick Links \ Settings”  option in Dell Support
(“Start \ Programs \ Dell Applications \ Support \ Support”).

If the NotifyAlert.exe is from before XP-SP2, then you
usually will have a problem sooner or later, if you have
not turned that off before the SP-2 upgrade or whatever
security patch conflicts with it.

Personally, I can't blame Windows for for getting
suspicious and uncooperative when some uninvited ads
come barging in. The users demanded protection from
that sort of stuff, and Windows obligingly provides it.

If you can't turn the NotifyAlert off, just go into
Control Panel
Add/Remove Programs
and dump DELL Support.
Your machine probably is out of warranty anyway,
but according to all the forums, DELL can't help you
with that problem anyway.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

==========================================

My friend Chad, the author of "No-Bull Gunfighting" has a
birthday today. So I'll give him a plug for his famous
TAG: Tactical Achievement of Goals
Unleash The Warrior Within You

You can order that special report at
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Happy Birthday, Chad!

==========================================

An industrious turkey farmer was always experimenting with
breeding to make a perfect turkey.

His family was fond of the leg portion for dinner, but
there were never enough legs for everyone.

After many frustrating attempts, the farmer was relating
the results of his efforts to his friends at the general
store.

"Well I finally did it! I bred a turkey that has six legs!"

They all asked the farmer how it tasted.

"I don't know," said the farmer. "I can't catch him!"

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Thanks to Lisa for this story:
I was on vacation, playing the slot machines.  It was my
first time in a casino, and I wasn't sure how the machines
operated.
"Excuse me." I said to a casino employee.
"How does this work?"

The worker showed me how to insert a bill, hit the spin
button, and operate the release handle.

"And where does the money come out?" I asked.

He smiled and motioned to a far wall before saying,
"Usually at the ATM machine down there....."

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
Janesville, Wisconsin - AP
Not even triple-bypass surgery has kept Rita Roherty from
the shotgun shooting that has been her life's passion.
The 82-year-old great-grandmother underwent surgery
last year, and then recovered to win a bronze medal in
the women's shooting division of the Badger State Games
in June.

She hit 91 of 100 clay pigeons to take third place in the
competition, three years after winning the gold.

''When a gun fits you, it don't kick,'' she said of her pet
Browning Lightning 12-gauge over-under shotgun.

Roherty, born Rita McAuliffe in 1923, had 14 children in
28 years of marriage before her husband, Donald Glynn,
died.

Then she met George Roherty, who took her trap shooting
on the couple's first date in 1973.
''It was a very good couples thing to do,'' she said.

She says she shoots because she likes competing. When
she won her gold medal in shooting, she hit enough clay
pigeons to tie a woman half her age, then won in a
shoot-off by hitting all 10 pigeons, she recalled.

She said she intends to keep shooting as long as she can
still hold the gun, and she'll take on men as well as women.
But be forewarned: Roherty admits she sometimes can't
resist asking competitors, ''You let an old lady beat you?''

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A Texan is bragging to his cousin in Montana. "On mah fahrm
in Taxas," he drawls, "I can git on mah tractor, ride all
daiy long, and still be on mah fahrm by nightfohl."

"Yeah", replies his cousin, "I know what you mean. I once
used to have a John Deere tractor like that too."

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are in any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


 Thur., Aug. 24 10:15 a.m.  Kansas City, Missouri
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler at
Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home,
10507 Holmes Rd.,
Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Belle Harbor, New York
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover at
St. Francis DeSales Church,
139-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Belle Harbor, New York

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to picket the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
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========================================

Thanks to Mona for this story:
Our young daughter had adopted a stray cat. To my distress,
he began to use the back of our new sofa as a scratching
post. "Don't worry," my husband reassured me.
"I'll have him trained in no time."

I watched for several days as my husband patiently
"trained" our new pet. Whenever the cat scratched,
my husband deposited him outdoors to teach him a lesson.

The cat learned quickly. For the next 16 years, whenever he
wanted to go outside, he scratched the back of the sofa.

========================================

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Dear Webby Humor Letter Aug 21 / 06 

Good Morning !
Monday,  Aug 21, 2006

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major
categories - those that don't work, those that break down and
those that get lost.
-- Russell Baker

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"Oh Doctor, My husband thinks he is a chicken."
"Oh no - how long has this been going on?"
"About a year!"
"A year! Why did you wait so long to come see me?"
"Well, we needed the eggs."

===========================================

  A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
  Yahoo.com
  for gross incompetence in mail handling.
  They managed to deliver Friday's mail,
then yahoo'd Saturday's and Sunday's mail for most of their victims.

===========================================

A class professor was giving a lecture on company slogans and was
asking his students if they were familiar with them.

"Joe," he asked, "which company has the slogan, 'come fly the friendly
skies'?"

Joe answered the correct airline.

"Brenda, can you tell me which company has the slogan, "Don't leave
home without it?"

Brenda answered the correct credit card company with no difficulty.

"Now John, Tell me which company bears the slogan, 'Just do it'?"

And John answered, "Mom."

===========================================

Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to Detlef Federsohn, 23, in Vienna, Austria

Not ready for real life

August 18, 2006 - Vienna, Austria - Ananova
A young Austrian convict missed prison so much after his
release that he tried to break back in.

Detlef Federsohn, 23, was released from the Josefstadt
prison in the Austrian capital Vienna after serving two years
for theft.

But he was arrested last week when police were called out
to a suspected prison break after he was spotted on the
roof of the jail.

Federsohn said: "Life is so much easier on the inside. They
feed you, do your washing and let you watch TV, which I can
tell you is a lot more than my mum does. So I thought if I could
sneak back in I would blend in with the others and the screws
wouldn't notice."

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picture:


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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Tuck
Re: Get rid of Windows log-on prompt

 Dear Webby:

  You have a great newsletter it is the first one I read every day
keep up the good work.
I seem to have run into a bit of a problem and am not quiet
sure how to resolve it.
When I turn on my computer it normally boots up to the Desktop
and you can proceed from there what you want to do.
Now when I turn on my computer it boots up to the shutdown screen
and asks to turn off my computer or to log on as Tuck and you can
change your log on preferences after the computer boots up.
Hasn't been doing this.
Have tried error checking, disk defragment, run all my maintenance
tools.
Spybot Found a few nasties. but that didn't help either, removed them.
Booted up in safe mood and selected normal start up, nothing seems
to work.
How do I get it changed back to the way it normally is supposed to
boot up?
I am at a loss as to why it is booting up differently, any help you can
give me will be greatly appreciated never had this to happen before.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Thanks
Tuck

Dear Tuck
Try the solution shown here:
http://snipurl.com/v94v

Have FUN!
DearWebby

==========================================

A new senate page was reporting for duty on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The department head who was giving him his instructions said, "And
another thing. You must remember the telephone number here. IF you
are ever calling in from an outside line you must dial Capitol 4-3121."

Then, noticing the puzzled look on the page's face, he said, "What's the
matter? You look as though you don't understand."

"Oh, nohtin , Senor," the new page said. "I jus donnow how to
dial ta capital four!"

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Thanks to Connie for this:
My mother-in-law says that she can not understand how the lackluster, low
mentality, loser that her daughter had the misfortune to marry could have
produced such smart, intelligent, beautiful, and wonderful grandchildren.
She is inclined to believe that genetics skips every other generation.
Therefore she is not holding out much hope for her great-grandchildren.

===========================================

Deeli's Kudos
August 18, 2006 - Wichita, Kansas - IBS

A perfect score on the American College Testing exam (ACT)
is rare enough.

The same goes for perfection on the SAT Reasoning Test.

But acing both? That's what a high school senior in Wichita
has accomplished -- 17-year-old Jakub Voboril of Bishop
Carroll High School said he scored a perfect 36 on the ACT
and a 2,400 on the SAT in the same week in June.

"It wasn't so much a feeling of, 'Wow, I'm shocked,' because
I went in thinking I could do this," Jakub told The Wichita Eagle.
"So it's just a good feeling. I'm really happy."

His perfect score on the ACT test is one of only two in
Kansas. It came after he scored 32 and 34 on his first two
tries. Jakub learned of his perfect SAT score soon after
hearing about his other ace.

=============================================

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Use leftover or stale cereal as a casserole topper. Just
crumble it up and use in place of or in addition to crackers.
Not all types of cereal work well for this. For example,
Fruit Loops (or other sweetened cereal) probably wouldn't
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A kindergarten pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat.
She asked if it was dead or alive.

"Dead," she was informed.

"How do you know?", she asked.

"Because I pssed in his ear and it didn't move," said the
child innocently.

"You did WHAT?!?", the teacher squealed in surprise.

"You know," explained the boy, "I leaned over and went
'pssst' and he didn't move."

========================================

Pervert Alert

If you are in any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts

The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.


Monday, August 21 at 9:15 a.m. Huber Heights, Ohio
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Pfc. James P. White Jr.at
Huber Heights Funeral Home,
5844 Old Troy Pike,
Huber Heights, Ohio

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to picket the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon


I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.

DearWebby

========================================

To find a real bugler for military funerals,
browse to
Buglers

========================================

From Chuck W

Dear Webby,
my dear friend Sheila sent me the attached email. I laughed
my butt off. thought you might like to print it.
Have her permission in the attachments.

Speaking of Jackie, his two sons, Aaron and Ty, spent the
night with me last week.  Aaron always writes me a story
when here, and Ty-Ty likes for me to scan and print cartoon
pages he can color.  I always give them folders to put their
work in.

When they got home, Marijane was unpacking their bag and
said she nearly fainted.  Ty-Ty had two folders -- one was
clearly marked "fineshit" and the other "unfineshit."

She said she called him in and shrieked, "What is this --
what IS this!?"

Ty-Ty looked at her, clearly puzzled.  "That one," he said,
pointing to the first one, is "finished,"
and that one is "unfinished."

Don't you just love grandkids?

Sure...send away...if I had collected all the funny Ty-Ty things
over his 8 years, I would have a wonderful book.  He's the
one I told you about that I couldn't find one day...I ran into the
back yard and saw him at the top of a tree.  I started running
in circles, screaming for him to come down, to be careful. etc.,
in a state of hysteria.

He called down reassuringly -- "Don't worry Nanny -
I'm a CONfessional tree climber...."

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Dear Webby Humor Letter, Aug 19/06 


Good Morning,  Text-Start !
Saturday,  Aug 19, 2006
======================================


All human beings should try to learn before they die
what they are running from, and to, and why.
-- James Thurber


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to
an understanding of ourselves.
-- Carl Jung


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It was the first camping experience for Jed. As soon as he had
pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods. In about
fifteen minutes he rushed back into camp, bleeding and
disheveled.
"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.


"I was chased by a black snake!" cried the frightened Jed.


The other camper laughed and retorted, "Those black snakes
aren't deadly."


"Listen," groaned Jed,  "If he can make you jump off a
fifty-foot cliff, he is!!!!"


===========================================


 A "Sniveling Ninny" award goes to
 Censorship at us.army.mil
 for being overprotective of the fighting
 forces and censoring the Humor Letter.


===========================================


A guy takes his greenhorn wife hunting on a ranch.
When they reach their deer blinds, the guy says,
"If you shoot a deer, be sure not to let somebody
else say he's the one who shot it. Otherwise, he'll
take the deer from you. The deer belongs to whoever
shoots it."


The guy goes to his own blind. Ten minutes later, he
hears his wife shooting from her blind nearby. He
rushes over and finds her pointing her rifle at a
cowboy who's hollering, "Awright, lady, awright
- you can have your freaking deer!  Just lemme get
my saddle off it....!"


===========================================


Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports:
An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD
goes to 3 poor sports in Danielsville, Georgia

Wrong place to fish!

August 17, 2006 - Danielsville, Georgia - AP
Fishing in someone else's well-stocked fish pond without
permission isn't a good idea -- especially if that pond
belongs to the sheriff.


Three men spent the better part of four days in the Madison
County, Ga., jail after being charged with fishing in a pond
without the owner's permission. The pond is owned by
Madison County Sheriff Clayton Lowe.


A state conservation ranger Saturday arrested Brian Keith
Wallace, 35, Michael Shannon Fricks, 32, and Christopher
Carldon Wallace, 37, on the misdemeanor charge. Lowe
said they were released Tuesday after paying a fine.


Lowe said he stocked the pond with about $1,200 worth of
catfish and bream last spring to give disabled children a
fun day outside fishing. But sometime before the fishing
day, someone drove a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle under
a cable stretched across the road leading to the pond and
began catching the fish.


The sheriff paid $360 to restock the pond before the
children's fishing day.
"It all worked out. They caught plenty of fish," he said.


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From the Tech Support Pits:
From: Erika
Re: Laptop and air travel

Dear Webby,
Considering the new restrictions, what do you recommend
re laptops, especially if they have to go into the checked
luggage?
Erika

Dear Erika
Take out the hard drive and put it into your purse or wallet.
You can even get padded drive wallets made for USB drives.
Laptop drives are small enough that you can easily jam them
into even a very tight camera case.


All you need to take it out and put it back in is a small Phillips
screwdriver. The type that looks like a short pencil and goes
on a key ring is ideal, but a key, with the edges at the tip
sharpened a bit, works fine too.


The rest of the laptop is replaceable.


Don't get one of thoe fancy show-off Zero-Halliburton padded
metal cases! Their locks are not TSA approved and your laptop
may stay behind while you travel. A fancy case will just tempt
somebody to rip it off.


When I travel, I take along a piece of 5mm (3/16") Lexan,
precision cut with rounded corners to just fit into my big
carry-on. Well, it used to be my carry-on, now it gets
checked in. Hotels usually have low chairs and high tables
unsuitable for laptops. So I jam that Lexan into a slightly
opened dresser or night-stand drawer, and have a perfect
laptop table.


It also protects the contents of the carry-on.


When you pack, keep in mind that when the baggage handlers
slam the luggage onto the conveyor, they do it with the top
down and wheels UP. With the top protected by the Lexan
(or plexiglass) and the bottom by the wheel and handle
framework, and the laptop somewhere in the middle,
cushioned by clothes, it's quite safe.


If you do have one of those fancy cases with stiff, high
density black foam inside, rip that foam out and throw it
away. At impact speed from dropping it, it's as hard as oak,
and can wreck your laptop. Keep in mind that a laptop has
almost 200 square inches of surface on each side. Will the
foam compress if you stand on the laptop? The black high-
density foam won't. Just use tee shirts, a blanket or any
soft clothing instead, or the softest foam you can find.

Those fancy hard shell laptop cases are fine for bus and
subway, but in my opinion not suitable for today's air
travel.

Have FUN!
DearWebby


==========================================


 A guy is walking down the street with his friend. He says
to his  friend, "I'm a walking economy."


 His friend replies, "How's that?"


 "It's like this -- my hair line is in recession, my stomach
is a  victim of inflation, and the combination of these
factors is putting  me into a depression."


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 There was a university in New England where the students operated
 a "bank" of term papers and other homework assignments. There were
 papers to suit all needs. Since it would look odd if an undistinguished
 student suddenly handed in a brilliant essay, there were papers for
 an A grade, B grade, and C grade.


 One student, who had spent the weekend on more "extra-curricular
 pursuits," went to the bank, and as his course was a standard one he
 took out a paper for a inconspicuous C. He then retyped it and handed
 the work in.


 In due course he received it back with the professor's comments.


 "I wrote this paper myself twenty years ago. I always thought it was
 worth an A, and now I'm pleased to give it one!"


===========================================


Deeli's Kudos
August 16, 2006 - New Orleans - AP
 U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal, of Louisiana, used to dream of
becoming a doctor. Tuesday, he got a chance to act like one.
Jindal barely had time to call 911 after his wife woke up
with labor pains. A few minutes later, he helped deliver
his own son.


Slade Ryan Jindal arrived before the ambulance did, at
about 3:25 a.m.


Jindal, who was coached over the phone by a nurse, put the
baby in his wife's arms and tied off the umbilical cord with
a shoestring.


The couple's two other children slept through the birth,
according to a Jindal spokesman.


The child is the couple's third and was born two days before
his due date, but weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds, 2 ounces.


Mother and baby are resting comfortably at a Louisiana hospital.

=============================================

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empress@fire-cat.com,  and she will post it into the blog for you.
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Refinancing - Points Vs. No Points
When refinancing a home mortgage you will get a lower interest
rate if you agree to pay 1 or 2 "points".   The loan manager may
offer you "6.75% with no points" or "6.25% with 2 points".  2
points means that you will have to pay 2% of the total amount of
the mortgage to the lender in addition to any closing costs.  On
a $200,000 loan, that's $4,000.  Even with the lower interest
rate, It can take 5 to 10 years to cover that additional
expense.  So if you aren't going to be in a house long term,
it's better pass on the points.
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A man was sued by a woman for defamation
of character.  She charged that he had called
her a pig.  The man was found guilty and fined.


After the trial he asked the judge, "This means
that I cannot call Mrs. Johnson a pig?"  The
judge said that was true.


"Does this mean I cannot call a pig Mrs.
Johnson?" the man asked.  The judge replied
that he could indeed call a pig Mrs. Johnson
with no fear of legal action.


The man then proceeded to look directly at
Mrs. Johnson and said, "Good afternoon,
Mrs. Johnson."


========================================


Pervert Alert

If you are in any of these towns, please help shield the
families of a fallen hero from the Westboro Perverts


The members of the Westboro Perverts harrass the families of
fallen soldiers and miners during the funeral, and proclaim that
their deaths are Gods punishment for US non-discrimination laws.

Saturday, August 19 at 7:15 a.m., Killeen, TX.
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins at
Crawford- Bowers Funeral Home,
1615 S. Fort Hood St.,
Killeen, TX.

Monday, August 21 at 9:15 a.m. Huber Heights, Ohio
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Pfc. James P. White Jr.at
Huber Heights Funeral Home,
5844 Old Troy Pike,
Huber Heights, Ohio

Saturday, August 26 at 10:15 a.m. Hood River, Oregon
Perverts plan to picket the memorial for
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee at
Expo Center, 405 Portway Ave.,
Hood River, Oregon



I am not endorsing those non-discrimination laws. Military
hiring practises should not be dictated by the ACLU.
However, I applaud ANY ACTION to shield the bereaved
families of miners and war heroes, - who had absolutely
nothing to do with the Government giving in to the ACLU -,
from those despicable Westboro perverts.


DearWebby

========================================

To find a bugler for military funerals,
browse to
http://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/volunteer.php


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From Wade


Friday, August 18 at 10:45 a.m. Seattle, Wash.
Perverts plan to picket the funeral for
Army Staff Sgt. Tracy L. Melvin
at Yarrington White Center Funeral Home,
10708 16th Ave. SW,
Seattle, Wash.


My family and I are on vacation when we got word of this
funeral, we were in the Seattle area so we purchased flags
and joined with the Patriot Guard for the morning to honor
this soldier. I am happy to report that no perverts ventured
this far north, and it was a respectful service.
Wade


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