Virus warning in email 



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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, September 6

Firefox 3.6 crashed twice on me today. Most likely the still
a bit flakey connection to Telus had a lot to do with that.
At any rate, I decided to try the newest FireFox, 6.01.

I am happy to say, it updated without any hassle at all, 
re-used all my settings and add-ons, even the colored tabs,
and RoboForm was working instantly. I don't like the location 
of the HOME button way over on the right side, but I imagine
enough people will complain about that in the Feedback, 
so that thyey will move it, Reload, Back and Forward to top 
and center, where they are most useful. They are usually
quite responsive.

The rest of 6.01 seems perfect. It is fast, and deals with
connectivity issues quite gracefully.

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I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason, that he has to suffer for it. --- G. K. Chesterton All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. --- Mark Twain ---------- hmmm, maybe I should try that!
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said,"Now don't get mad at me.....I know we've been friends for a long time.....but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is." Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"
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Census Taker: "How many children do you have?" Redneck Woman: "Fo'." Census Taker: "May I have their names, please?" Redneck Woman: "Eenie, Meenie, Minie and George." Census Taker: "Okay, that's fine. But may I ask why you named your fourth child 'George'?" Redneck Woman: "Because we didn't want any Mo'."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Michael Tyler Assad, 19 in Eustis, Florida Bike tracks led to burglars EUSTIS, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said dirty tracks from a pair of motorized bicycles led them from the scene of a burglary to the apartment where they arrested three suspects. Eustis police said an estimated $3,800 worth of merchandise, including a television, a laptop computer and the motorized bikes, were stolen from the Windhorse Wellness Center about 5:12 a.m. Thursday and police followed the tire tracks about 600 yards to the apartment of former center worker Michael Tyler Assad, 19, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday. Assad was charged with burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. Two men living in an adjacent apartment, Parker Kenneth Lloyd and Robert Foisy, both 18, were arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft after stolen items were found in their apartment. Police said Foisy's car was seized when they determined it was used to transport some of the stolen goods. He is not getting that one back either.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bertha Re: Virus warning Dear Webby, I received a warning from my internet provider about a new thing that's going around. It was a notice to delete this particular e-mail A.S.A.P. It's supposed to get you connected to a Porn site. Do you know if this really true or not? I certainly don't wan to get involved in anything like that. Bertha E Dear Berta MailWasher takes care of all of that for me. If a copy of that was sent to me, it murdered it in the dark, without ever showing it to me. Any mail, that makes it through to me and is telling me to delete this, that or the other thing, or irgently download something, will get deleted by me personally, and instantly. I don't waste time on stuff like that, no matter who the writer pretends to be. Have FUN! DearWebby
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My sister Tammy went through knee surgery a few weeks ago. I called her to see how she was doing. My nephew Bryan answered the phone. "Hello?" he whispered. "Hey, B, how's your mama?" "She's sleeping," he whispered again. "Dod she go back to the doctor for a checkup?" "Yeah. She got some medicine," he said softly. "She's doing ok." "All right. Don't wake her up. Just tell her I called. What are you doing, by the way?" Again, softly, "Practicing on my drums."
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God: Men, what car you get in Heaven will depend on how faithful you were to your wives on Earth. Man 1: Please God, I can't count how many times I cheated on my wife. There were just too many beautiful women on Earth, and I had to have them all. God: I am ashamed of you, my man, For that, I give you a run-down truck that barely moves. Man 2: Dear God, please forgive me! I cheated on my wife once, just once! We were going through problems and I took the wrong turn. Please forgive me! God: My man, I am ashmed of you too. But I will be kinder to you. For that, I give you a convertible BMW. Man 3: Dear God, you will be so proud of me. I loved and worshipped my wife. I brought her roses every week, I brought her gifts every aniversary, and we went travelling, and had dinner out 3 times a week, and... God: Okay, my man, enough! I get the point. I am very proud of you! For that, I give you any car you desire! Two weeks later Man 1 and 2 are driving on the freeway when they see Man 3 ahead of them, stopped in the middle of the road in his Black Jaguar. Man 1 and 2: Hey Man! Why are you sitting in your car and crying your eyes out? You're acting like some ungrateful bugger! Look at your car, man! What is your problem?! Man 3: "I just saw my wife, carrying a skateboard, with the rear wheels worn off."
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Thanks to Bess for this story: My engineer husband is meticulous but mildmannered. While our new house was being built, he would leave notes for the workmen, politely calling their attention to mistakes or oversights. Two weeks before we were to move in, the floors still were not finished, the bathrooms not tiled, nor were necessary fixtures installed. I was sure that the work would never be completed in time. However, on moving day, we found that the house was ready to receive us. Curious as to how this miracle had been accomplished, I went and checked where my husband always left his notes for the workmen. Posted prominently on the living room wall was my husband's last note: "After December 1, all work will be supervised by my 5 children and my very impatient wife."

» Box Man

One evening a family brings their frail, elderly mother to a nursing home and leaves her, hoping she will be well cared for. The next morning, the nurses bathe her, feed her a tasty breakfast, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden. She seems OK, but after a while she slowly starts to lean over sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rush up to catch her and straighten her up. Again she seems OK, but after a while she starts to tilt to the other side. The nurses rush back and once more bring her back upright. This goes on all morning. Later the family arrives to see how the old woman is adjusting to her new home. "So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?" they ask. "It's pretty nice," she replies. "Except they won't let you fart."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, September 5
Happy Labor Day!

Thanks to the help from friends I was able to order that 
water heater from Sears. I chatted their support to confirm
the voltage before ordering it. Unfortunately, their support
had lied to me. After muscling it down into the basement
and installing it, I realized, they had shipped a heater of
the wrong voltage.

Now I have to rewire the basement and get a 240 Volt 30 Amp 
line down to it. The water heater only needs 12 Amps, but the only
available 240 Volt breaker, that I can use, is 30 Amps. 
Using 15 Amp wire protected by a 30 Amp breaker would be 
stupid, and against the electrical code. 

In the meantime, the new water heater does work, just with
much slower recovery times. Not a big deal. I don't normally
have more than one shower per day anyway.

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"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." --- Confucius "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." --- John Wooden
An exhausted hunter out in the wilds stumbled into a camp. "Am I glad to see you," he said, "I've been lost for three days." "Don't get too excited, friend," the other hunter replied. "I've been lost for three weeks."
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Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's ear and she said, "Mabel, did you know you've got a suppository in your left ear ?" Mabel answered, "I have? A suppository ?" She pulled it out and stared at it. Then she said, "Ethel, I'm glad you saw this thing. Now I think I know why my hearing aid is not working!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Dell Marie Hunter, 37, of 102 Liberty St., Uiontown, PA Burglared same place twice in a row UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she burglarized the same apartment on consecutive days to steal money she needed for her car. A Uniontown district judge say there's enough evidence for 37-year-old Dell Marie Hunter to stand trial in the break-ins on July 25 and 26. The Herald-Standard of Uniontown says police believe Hunter took money in the first burglary to get her car repaired. Authorities say she returned the next day because she needed money for gasoline. Hunter has of course pleaded not guilty to the burglary charges. Dell Marie Hunter, 37, of Uniontown PA, was charged earlier this year with stealing $1000+ from the Lady Red Raiders Booster fund.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: BB Re: Portrait or landscape Dear Webby, English is not my first language, and I have never understood what "Landscape" and "Portrait" mean, when it comes to printing. Can you explain please? Thanks BB Dear BB Those terms come actually from the ancient museums and picture galleries. A pitcure with a formal portrait of a person standing was always narrow and tall, often from floor to ceiling. A landscape picture was always wide, but not very high. Word processing, for example letters, is done in portrait mode. Accounting, because there are often many columns to show, is usually done in landscape mode. You still feed the paper into the printer normally, you just turn it sideways to read items, that you printed in landscape mode. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A friend of mine has a daughter who started out as a psych major then switched to English Lit. After that, she tried pre-law, which was followed by international affairs, history, and at present, she's in philosophy. She may never graduate, but she's unbeatable at Trivial Pursuit.
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There are two polite people having dinner together. On the table there is a dish with one big piece of fish and one small piece of fish. They politely say to each other: "You may choose first." "No, you may choose first." And this goes on for a while. Then the first person says: "OK, I'll take first." And he takes the BIG piece of fish. The second person: "Why did you take the big piece? That's not polite!" The first person says: "Which piece would *you* have taken?" The second person replies: "Why, I would have taken the SMALL piece, of course." The first person says: "Well, that's what you have now!"
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Thanks to Mina for this story: My first grade daughter and her friend both needed new boots as winter approached. The friend got in the car one morning and finally had gotten her boots. "Tina," I commented, "I see you got new boots! Where did you get them?" "At the store," she answered. "Which one?" I asked. She began looking at her new boots and after a pause said, "Both of them!"

» Black and white

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine September day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?" "No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday." And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, September 3

Thank you very much, Virginia!

When I went to get my medicines, I expected with the beautiful 
long weekend, most people would be out of town, and was quite 
surprised, when the Costco parking lot was as full as if it was a 
hockey stadium parking lot at play-off time. 

The inside was pretty full too. They sized their isles to 
accomodate their huge shopping carts, that are the size of a 
British economy car, but a lot of people used the low-bed 
trolleys. Their bed is big enough for a couch.

I didn't notice any splurging or frivolous shopping, and most
people seemed to have done their homework and carried
a list or laptop. They were after the bulk items. Big bags
of flour, sugar, rice, 72 roll packs of toilet paper, etc.
Shopping for the month.

In one isle I noticed what seemed to be an Amish group.
A mother figure strode ahead of them with a finger in a 
book, grabbing items with her other hand and reading 
ingredients and either putting them back or ordering the 
rest of the group to load up so an so many boxes. It was good
to see such organization and cooperation, including the four
youngsters quietly putting their shoulders to the low-bed 
trolley, like they were tug boats moving a super tanker.

Costco is definitely doing their best to earn customer loyalty.
Last month one of the sample stations had some Ramen soup.
I asked if it has MSG, and the lady apologized, that yes, it did.
I mentioned a similar product called simply "NO MSG Beef 
Vegetable Soup". This time that soup was there, at an unbeatable
price. A dozen 4 servings each bowls for about $10. That 
works out to 20 cents per serving, the kind of deal I go for!
Naturally, there is not a lot of beef or vegetables in it, it is mostly
noodles, but it is easy enough to add more carrots or beets 
or leftovers to the very tasty soup. 

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A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. --- Roald Dahl Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. --- Janet Long
One day a little girl was watching her mother as she sat before her bedroom mirror arranging her hair. The little girl asked her mother what she called the things she was putting in her hair. The mother replied: "These are waves, dear." The little girl pondered that for a moment and then solemnly declared: "Poor Daddy, he's all beach."
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Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to thinking about things. "Mommy, mommy, why has daddy got so few hairs on his head?" he asked his mother. "He thinks a lot," replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness. Or she was until Johnny thought for a second and said, "I'm glad you don't do any thinking. You would look silly without your long hair."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Ahmed Hasnain, 26,in Wichita, Kansas Complaint About The Escorts he hired got him busted A Kansas man who called police yesterday to claim that he was robbed by two female escorts hired via an online service later admitted that he just “wanted a refund” from the women. Ahmed Hasnain, 26, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge in connection with the bizarre incident at a Motel 6 in Wichita, according to a Wichita Police Department report. Hasnain, pictured in the above mug shot, told cops that he had expected only one hooker to show up and “didn’t like that there were two women.” After paying the pair $160, Hasnain decided that he wanted his money back (a request that was rebuffed by the hired hands). So that’s when Hasnain called 911 at around 5 AM to lodge his complaint. Based on his own statements, Hasnain was charged with patronizing a prostitute.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Delores Re: Underlined Hotkeys in menus Dear Webby, My dear hubby, a semi-literate mouser, somehow turned off the underlined letters in menu choices. How do I get them back? Delores Dear Delores Right-click the Desktop, Choose Properties, Click the Appearance tab. Click the Effects button Remove the check mark from the line, "Hide Underlined Letters.." There is one big CAUTION! Whenever you go into Appeareances, Advanced or Effects, Windows tries to totally re-arrange your icons. That is probably not due to sadistic maliciousness, but just routine sloppy programming. However, you better run "Save My Desktop" or a similar program to preserve the way you got your desktop icons grouped and arranged, because Windows WILL mess that up and cause a lot of cussing. You can get "Save My Desktop" in my Tool Box. It is free. Have FUN! DearWebby
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You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up.
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"Now this is the verbal part of your employment test," said the interviewer. "Can you tell me what gross aggrandized annuity means?" "Certainly," replied the applicant. "It means your nice gets the job, and not I."
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Recently in Traffic Court a man who received an expensive parking ticket testified that a uniformed Policeman had given his OK for the man to park there. The Judge asked the man if he would recognize the Officer if he ever saw him again, and the man replied that he would. The Judge then said, "Good. When you see the Officer again, tell him he owes you $57. Next."

» Winds of Change

If a barber makes a mistake, It's a new style... If a driver makes a mistake, It is an accident... If a engineer makes a mistake, It is a new venture... If parents makes a mistake, It is a new generation... If a politician makes a mistake, It is a new law... If a scientist makes a mistake, It is a new invention... If a tailor makes a mistake, It is a new fashion... If a teacher makes a mistake , It is a new theory... If our boss makes a mistake, It is our mistake...... If an employee makes a mistake, It is a "SCREW-UP"





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Mail program slowed down after 20 years 



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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, September 3

Thank you very much, Di Anna!




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In the long run, the pessimists may be proved right, but us optimists enjoy the trip a lot more. --- Socratex "People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo." --- Max Eastman
A troop of Boy Scouts was being used as "guinea pigs" in a test of emergency systems. A mock earthquake was staged, and the Scouts impersonated wounded persons who were to be picked up and cared for by the emergency units. One Scout was supposed to lie on the ground and await his rescuers, but the first-aid people got behind schedule, and the Scout lay "wounded" for several hours. When the first-aid squad arrived where the casualty was supposed to be, they found nothing but a brief note: "Have bled to death and gone home. I will be back after supper."
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A nervous young minister, new to the church, told the flock, "For my text today, I will take the words, 'And they fed five men with five thousand loaves of bread and two thousand fishes.'" A member of the flock snicked at the preacher's snafu, raised his hand and said, "That's not much of a trick. I could do that." The minister didn't respond. However, the next Sunday he decided to repeat the text. This time he did it properly, "And they fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes." Smiling, the minister said to the noisy man, "Could you do that, Mr. Perkins?" The member of the flock said, "I sure could." "How would you do it?" "With all the food I had left over from last Sunday!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Amy Horman of 801 N. Main St., Lot #503, Perryville, MO Woman got arrested for trying to sell dope to cops We've heard of stupid criminals, but your average dumbass has nothing on Amy R. Horman. According to the Southeast Missourian, this rocket scientist actually sent a sheriff's deputy a text message, asking if he'd like to buy some dope. Naturally enough, the dude was interested -- interested, that is, in making an arrest. When the sheriff's office showed up, the paper reports, they found three-fourths of a pound of marijuana, along with all sorts of drug paraphernalia. Horman is now facing charges of distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Her partner, who has the unusal name of Pandora Cowgur, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and does not look happy about it.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Minky Re: Mail program slow Dear Webby My mother is a Taurus and can't get rid of anything, except husbands. She has been using Eudora since before I was born, and even though she has separate boxes for each of the utilities and clients, one for each year starting in 1990, it is getting a bit too unwieldy, especially transferring it to a new computer. It is already much bigger, than a DVD can hold. And I am worried, that some day it will be too big for Eudora, and it will crash it's archive like Outlook and OE do all the time. What do you suggest? Minky Dear Minky First, don't worry about Eudora crashing before Y3K, and even then, there is nothing really to worry about. To make it easier to transfer, I would first weed it out, when mom isn't watching. Do a CTRL F (find) with ALL mailboxes selected, and search for those pharmaceuticals, that are so popular with spammers, and at the same time also for certain watches. It will take time to do that on twenty year's worth of mail, but eventually it will show you a big list. Hit CTRL A to select all, Delete and OK to dump them. Do the same with other popular spam items. If that does not get the Eudora folder down to the size of a DVD, make an Eudora90 folder, and drag all the mailboxes from the 90's into that. Then make one named Eudora00 for the mailboxes from the last decade. With just 2010 and 2011 to deal with, Eudora will be slim and fast and easy to transfer. Each of those two archive folders can be burned onto DVD, and don't even need to be transferred from computer to computer. IF and when a mailbox from a certain year is required, then that mailbox can easily be copied onto the current machine. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" The father replied, "I don't know yet, son, I'm still paying."
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A guy was invited to some old friends' home for dinner. His buddy preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. He was impressed since the couple had been married almost 70 years, and while the wife was off in the kitchen he said to his buddy, "I think it's wonderful that after all the years you've been married, you still call your wife those pet names." His buddy hung his head. " To tell you the truth, I forgot her name about ten years ago."
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The new Navy Captain looked the crew over and said, "Men before anything more is said, I would like to clear up one thing. This isn't MY ship, this is YOUR ship." From deep in the ranks came a voice: "Great! Hey guys, if it is ours, let's sell the silly old tub and retire!"

» Whittle Wood

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son Bob in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough! I'm sick of her, and I'm sick of talking about this, so call your sister in Boston and tell her," and then hangs up. The son frantically calls his sister, who goes nuts upon hearing the news. She calls her father and yells, "You are not getting a divorce! Bob and I will be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a single thing, do you hear me?" The father hangs up the phone, turns to his wife, and says, "It worked! The kids are coming for a visit, and they're paying their own way!"





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, September 2
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

All that work on my connection yesterday lasted until almost 
5 am. I had to reboot becasue of a McAfee update, but because
the modem had gone bad, the update was bad, and the network
was blocked. 

The tech from Telus brought me a new modem, but it was a
huge modem / router combo, filled with about 60 cubic inches
of Chinese air and a few little chips and wee bitty lights.

That helped me get online with the laptop, but not with the
main machine. Eventually I uninstalled McAfee, downloaded a 
fresh copy into the laptop and hosed it over to the main 
machine with Skype. That did the trick and I got online.

Unfortunately, the new modem/router combo trashed the office
network set-up. Since Skype is fast enough for whatever files
I have to shuffle betwen the machines, that will do fo now.
It feels a bit barbaric, but it works.

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I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, as soon as I get around to it. --- Procrastinatus
Walking through the hallways at the middle school where I worked, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside his classroom with his forehead against a locker. I heard him mutter, "How did you get yourself into this?" Knowing that he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer moral support. "Are you okay?" I asked. "Can I help?" He lifted his head and replied, "I'll be fine as soon as I get this kid out of his locker."
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"Sally," asked Linda one day, "what would you do if you caught another woman fooling around with your husband?" "With George?" Sally thought it over. "Let's see; I'd break her cane, shoot her guide dog, and call a cab to take her back to the funny-farm."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Patricia Lynette Wright, 61, of Blenheim, NZ Woman got arrested for picking up lost dope at the cop shop A 61-year-old housewife was arrested when she went to the Picton police station on August 16 to claim a bag containing 20 grams of cannabis. Patricia Lynette Wright, of Blenheim, appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday and was sentenced to six months' supervision for possessing the drug and a pipe used for smoking it. She was also told she must attend counselling as directed by the Probation Service. Police prosecutor Sergeant Graeme Single said a member of the public found a black bag near the Interislander ferry terminal in Picton and handed it in to police. They found 19 individual "tinnies" with about 1g of cannabis each in the bag, along with a pipe. A phone inside the bag began to ring and police told the male caller that the bag was at Picton police station. Wright came to the station to claim the bag and was arrested, admitting the cannabis and the pipe were hers. Judge Peter Hobbs said Wright had a history of drug convictions.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alyssa Re: FFA Dear Webby In this business seminar I am attending, a lecturer recommended that we should take advantage of the Free For All classified ads sites on the web and submit to them to get more traffic. I vaguely remember you mentioning a few years ago to stay away from those. Has that changed ? Alyssa Dear Alyssa Get your money back and don't go back to those morons, EVER. Its people like that who are giving dope a bad name! Submitting to the FFA classifieds is one of the the most stupid things one could possibly do. Nobody ever looks at them, except the spammers who set them up to harvest the addresses. They know that anybody, who is THAT dense, will probably buy gas line magnets, instant mortgages and all kinds of nonsense. If you do submit, use your mother-in-law's email address, because the addres you use on FFA classifieds goes straight onto all the spammer CD's. Best is to stay away as far as you can from FFA classifieds, and from anybody who recommends them. Have FUN! DearWebby
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"Daddy," the little boy asked, "what does it mean when the minister takes off his watch and puts it on the pulpit in front of him when he starts his sermons?" "Absolutely nothing," the father sighed, "Absolutely nothing."
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My Dad and I were talking the other night about love and marriage. He told me that he knew as early as their wedding what marriage to my Mom would be like. The minister asked my Mom, "Do you take this man to be your husband." And she said, "I do." Then the minister asked my Dad, "Do you take this woman to be your wife," and my Mom said, "He does."
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A group of senior citizens were sitting around talking about their ailments: "My arms are so weak I can hardly hold this cup of coffee," said one. "Yes, I know. My cataracts are so bad I can't even see my coffee," replied another. "I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck," said a third, to which several nodded weakly in agreement. "My blood pressure pills make me dizzy," another went on. "I guess that's the price we pay for getting old," winced an old man as he shook his head. Then there was a short moment of silence... "Well, it's not that bad," said one woman cheerfully. "Thank goodness we can still drive!"

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One day I found my five-year-old daughter, with the telephone, which she quickly hung up when she saw me. "What were you doing?" I asked her. "Calling Aunt Sarah." "How could you have called Aunt Sarah ?" I asked. "You don't even know her number." "Yes, I do and I did call her," the girl replied. I wasted a lot of breath trying to convince her that she didn't know her number, but she insisted she had made the call. "Okay," I said finally. "What did she say, then, if you called her?" "She told me I had the wrong number."





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After enough complaining a Telus tech showed up today.
He replaced the ligning arrestor, the splitter, it is now
Eh! DSL instead of ADSL, "That's a Canadian thing."

Well, instead of the black ADSL splitter, I now have a white
ADSL2+ splitter.

We also replaced the thick, shielded brown Station Z cable 
from the splitter in the basement to my desk with some white
cable, that has thinner gauge wires in it.

He also gave the modem a stern look and threatened it with 
replacement.

A couple hours before he showed up, Telus had reduced their
nominal speed at their side from 10 to 8, and the nuisance sync
problems had disappeared.

Nobody knows which of the many actions did the trick, but now
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Esther wanted a divorce from Irving. The judge asked, "What fault do you find with your husband?" "Your Honor, he's a liar, a brute, a thief and a brainless idiot." "That's very serious," exclaimed his Honor, "Can you prove all that?" "Prove it? Why everybody knows it." "If you knew all this, then why did you marry him?" "I didn't know it before I married him." Irving shouted out, "She did, too!"
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Because of an ear infection, Little Johnny, had to go to the pediatrician. The doctor directed his comments and questions to Little Johnny in a professional manner. When he asked Little Johnny, "Is there anything you are allergic to?" Little Johnny nodded and whispered in his ear. Smiling, the pediatrician wrote out a prescription and handed it to Little Johnny's mother. She tucked it into her purse without looking at it. As the pharmacist filled the order, he remarked on the unusual food - drug interaction Little Johnny must have. Little Johnny's mother looked puzzled until he showed her the label on the bottle. As per the doctor's instructions, it read, "Do not take with broccoli."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Michael Andes, 29 in Bridgeport, Conn Man called cops on self over parking spot BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man who reported himself for parking illegally in a handicapped spot, then allegedly became aggressive with officers. Bridgeport police said Michael Andes, 29, called police about 2 a.m. Thursday and told them he had "purposely parked his vehicle" in a handicapped spot on Howe Avenue despite not having a handicapped parking permit, the Connecticut Post, Bridgeport, reported Friday. Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said officers located the car and Andes told them the police "aren't doing their job." "Officers attempted to detain him, but he pulled away and took an aggressive stance at the officers," the spokesman said. Kozlowsky said Andes did not comply with orders from officers, who then used a stun gun on him and taser him for a while.. Andes was charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with a police officer. He was also given an infraction ticket for parking in a handicap space without a permit, the next day, by a Parking Bylaw Officer, and had his car towed to the impond.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Frank Re: Anti-Virus for Mac Dear Webby, I have a friend that is a 'Mac' user and as such is very limited on virus protection. Recently a few people from his address book have been getting spam from him but not everyone. I for one got a couple but none recently but others have as recently as this morning. Again, not I. Is there any program that you are aware of that, in your opinion' would work on a 'Mac' to help with his problem? Frank Dear Frank McAfee has a Mac version. Just tell him to visit http://webby.com/humor and half way down the left side margin, he can get McAfee at a $40 discount. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A protestant moved into a completely Catholic comunity. Being good Catholics they welcomed him into their comunity. But, also because they were good Catholics they did not eat red meat on Fridays. So, when their neighbor began barbequeing some juicy steak on Friday night, they began to squirm. They were so annoyed that they went to talk to him about it. After much talk they conviced him to become Catholic. The next Sunday he went to the priest and the priest sprinkled holy water on him and said: You were born Protestant. You were raised Protestant. But now you are Catholic. And so, the next Friday, as the neighbors sat down to eat their fish, they were disturbed by the smell of roast beef coming from the neighboring house. They went over to talk to the new Catholic because he knew he was not supposed to eat beef on Fridays. When they saw him, he was sprinkling pepper on the beef saying: You were born a cow. You were raised a cow. But now you are a fish.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Scrubs as Pajamas Medical scrubs make very comfortable, cheap pajamas. They are available in a variety of colors and styles (including large sizes if required). I got mine from RMF Scrubs. By Verity from Norfolk, UK http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
This old guy wobbles into an ice cream shop. He has a hard time walking. He is hunched over. He goes up to the counter and says, "Banana Split, please." The lady at the counter replies, "Crushed nuts?" The old man says, "No, Arthritis."
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It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man pounds on the door. "Please let me in," says the man. "I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don't come home with one!" "Okay," says the butcher. "Let me see what's left." He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's only one scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man. "That one's too skinny. What else have you got?" he says. The butcher takes the bird back, waits a few minutes in the freezer, and then brings the same turkey back out to the man. "Oh no, he says,"that one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of them.

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"Periodic Elements" Valuable scientific data. Two proposed new additions to the periodic table (from Chemistry class)elements: Element Name: WOMAN Symbol: WO Atomic Weight: (don't even go there) Physical properties: Generally round in form. Boils at nothing and may freeze at any time. Melts whenever treated properly. Very bitter if mishandled. Chemical properties: Very active. Highly unstable. Possesses strong affinity with gold, silver, platinum, and precious stones. Volatile when left alone. Able to absorb great amounts of exotic food. Turns slightly green when placed next to a shinier specimen. Usage: Highly ornamental. An extremely good catalyst for dispersion of wealth. Probably the most powerful income reducing agent known. Caution: Highly explosive in inexperienced hands. Element Name: MAN Symbol: XY Atomic Weight: (180+/-50) Physical properties: Solid at room temperature, but gets bent out of shape easily. Fairly dense and sometimes flaky. Difficult to find a pure sample. Due to rust, aging samples are unable to conduct electricity as easily as young samples. Chemical properties: Attempts to bond with WO any chance it can get. Also tends to form strong bonds with itself. Becomes explosive when mixed with KD (Element: Child)for prolonged period of time. Neutralize by saturating with alcohol. Usage: None known. Possibly good methane source. Good specimens are able to produce large quantities on command. Caution: In the absence of WO, this element rapidly decomposes and begins to smell.





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The British media, once the noisiest whiners about Gullible 
Warming, are now complaining about cold summers.


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"Character is easier kept than recovered." --- English Proverb "Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?" --- Sydney Madwed
Sign seen in an animal shelter: "All children left unattended will be given a free kitten." In another one: Re your lost kid: If there are no remains in the alligator pen, wait 24 hours.
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Many people hold down two jobs, so I wasn't surprised when my hairdresser mentioned to me that he also worked part-time at the race track. "That's interesting," I said. "What do you do?" As he finished styling my hair, he replied, "I groom horses."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Christopher Parker, 24 from Eau Claire, Wisconsin Farm Boy in the city "I am a dumbass white boy from Wisconsin." That’s the best Christopher Parker, 24, could offer Chicago cops Wednesday morning after he was pulled over during a traffic stop and officers found a handgun, a stack of cash, and a load of marijuana in his SUV. Parker, pictured in the mug shot at right, allegedly offered police $100,000 if they would let him go, according to a police report. "I know that’s more than your salary," he said, adding, "Take the car, take the money. I don't care. Just let me walk, bro. Please let me go." Along with describing himself as a “dumbass,” the Eau Claire resident noted that, "I watch ‘Gangland,’ and I came to the South Side of Chicago to act like a big baller. I borrowed a gun from a friend for protection, and I was scared to be driving down here. I’m on vacation with my family and I have the gun because my girlfriend is scared, too." [“Gangland” is a History Channel series that focuses on criminal organizations across the United States.] Along with gun and drug counts, Parker was charged with trying to bribe a cop. He is being held in the Cook County jail in lieu of $90,000 bail. Considering that gun related fatalities are six times higher in Chicago than in Afghanistan, he was lucky to get caught early in his silly game.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Kim Re: Filter Tips Dear Webby, How about some more filter tips ? That ISO filter works great. Like you suggested with new filters, I kept it red and visible for a month, and there was not a single false alarm, but it caught 10 or more spams every day. I put it on auto-delete now. Now I need something for all the spams that just have pictures and randowm text. Thanks Kim Dear Kim I catch those by filtering for "font color=white" OR "font color=#FFFFFF" That even nabs those PayPal scam-spams. Without the quote marks. It might also get the odd Christmas Cheer letter from your mother-in-law with white text on green background, but if you keep an eye on the filter for a month, you should be able to spot and rescue those (if you want '-) Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man goes to see the doctor because he has a sore throat. The nurse tells him to take all his clothes off and sit on the bench in the hall. The man tries to protest, but the nurse doesn't listen and just repeats the same orders then leaves the area. The man complies with her orders and joins another naked man sitting on the bench. The man starts complaining to the man already sitting there, that he only has a sore throat and doesn't understand why he has to take all his clothes off. The man who was already sitting on the bench nude, looks at the other man and says "You think that's bad, I'm just here to fix the air conditioner."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Make Flavored Drinks with Soda Water Use carbonated spring water, which is available cheaply from chains like Asda (Walmart in US), to make up orangeade, lemonade, etc. This enables you to have a wide choice of fizzy drinks without either buying big bottles of pop which go flat quickly, or individual cans/bottles which cost more. By Verity Eileen from Norfolk, UK http://www.thriftyfun.com/ It is easy to make better than bought Ginger Ale and Root Beer. Lots of good recipes on the net. If you have berry or fruit syrup, it is eaven easier. You can use a bit of yeast to produce the carbonation, or a CO2 kit. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Little Susie came running into the house after school one day, shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! I got 100 in school today!" "That's great, Sweetheart," said her daddy. "Come in the living room and tell me about it." "Well," began the confession, "I got 50 in spelling, 30 in math, and 20 in science."
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The anniversary party had turned into a marathon with numerous guests coming and going. At one point, a man knocked on the door, was greeted heartily though no one knew who he was, and was led to the bar in the basement. He sat there happily for about an hour before a strange light dawned on his face. "You know," he confided to his host, "I wasn't even invited to this party. I just came over to tell you that some of your guests' cars are blocking my driveway. My wife's been sitting out in the car waiting for me to get them moved."

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After the birth of their child, an Episcopal priest, wearing his clerical collar, visited his wife in the hospital. He greeted her with a hug and a kiss and several squeezes, and gave her some more when he left. Later, the wife's roommate commented: "Your pastor is sure friendlier than mine."





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Today is Monday, Aug 29

Bertha wrote:
the thrill is not the same for anything .  LOL
btw there was a reason for the cold showers in those days........lol
Bertha
we made out ok with God's help with hurricane irene, 
here in New Bedford
Bertha

Solar shower are NOT cold! The challenge is the oposite.
Even though the outside of the bag feels OK, the center is
usually as hot as the center of a microwaved jelly filled donut.
YIPE!!!!

The trick is to use two or more black bags for heating up the
water, mixing them and a bucket of cold water in a plastic
garbage pail, that has a shut-off valve and the shower hose
glued into it. That way you carry only one bag or bucket
at a time up the ladder, can mix the water to ust perfect 
temperature, climb down the ladder and into the shower,
and then turn it on for a nice, long, luxurious shower.

Somehow, if you have only ice cold creek or lake water all
day, you tend to use a lot more hot water in the shower in
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Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles. --- Pat Paulsen Those men who can eat anything they want and not gain weight should do it out of sight of women. --- Socrata Men hate self-service. It's always so damn bad ... and slow too. --- Socratex
Coming out of church, Mrs. Smith asked her husband, "Do you think that Johnson girl is tinting her hair?" "I didn't notice," admitted Mr. Smith. "And that dress Mrs. Davis was wearing," continued Mrs. Smith, "Really, don't tell me you think that's the proper outfit for a mother of two." "I'm afraid I didn't notice that either," said Mr. Smith. "Oh, for heaven's sake," snapped Mrs. Smith. "A lot of good it does you to go to church!"
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Jerry was hired by a supermarket and reported for his first day of work. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom and said, "Your first job will be to sweep the entire store." "But I'm a college graduate," the young man replied indignantly. "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't know that," said the manager. "Here, give me the broom - I'll show you how to do it."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Elizabeth Genevieve Null, 20, in Nevada, California Shoplifter fills out her name and address PENN VALLEY, Calif. -- A young woman caught on video stealing more than $300 in merchandise from a garden supply store may have never been identified if she hadn't pushed her luck by filling out a raffle ticket. "A little on the not-bright side, absolutely," said Doug Jones, co-owner of Anything Green Hydroponics in Penn Valley, Calif. Surveillance video of Friday's incident shows the young woman entering the store at 9:30 a.m. and browsing for about a half hour. The accused shoplifter is occasionally seen ducking down between shelves and stuffing items into her handbag. "She had a plan," said store co-owner Shela Claar, who said the woman actually left the store once to allegedly empty the handbag in her car before returning for more. The store owners were unaware they had been ripped off until later in the day when they noticed some expensive plant nutrients and other chemicals were missing. Claar reviewed the video and was stunned as she watched the shoplifter at work. "We had never seen her before," Claar said. The woman in the video might have remained anonymous if she had simply left the store without taking up the offer to enter a raffle for a promotional giveaway next month. "She (gave us) her name, her phone number, her address. Brilliant," Claar said. The raffle ticket led a Nevada (Calif.) County sheriff's deputy directly to Elizabeth Genevieve Null, 20, who was arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting and felony possession of stolen property.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jenn Re: Spam Filters Dear Webby, I finally took your advice and downloaded Mailwasher. Can you suggest some filters for spam? I already set up the Cyrillic filter, but wonder if you have any more suggestions. Also, how do I keep it from bouncing legitimate mail I get from the various lists that I'm on (including yours)? Do I have to make sure to get them all on my friends list? Jenn Dear Jenn For making filters just make them as spam comes in. They are really easy to make, and a very rewarding type of fun. When you see spam, look for things different spams have in common. A typically common word is "enlarge", and that also is part of enlargement. Hit CTRL F7, the Filter editor opens, make a filter that reacts to that word, deletes it and hides it. The same for "Prescript", and so on. No need to use the full words, just the common parts of them. With newsletters, make GOOD filters for them. That is more precise than to just add them to the friends list. Simply mark them as legitimate. Just add filters as required by the type of spam YOU get. The reward is when you open up in the morning and read in the status line: 412 emails hidden, and then gleefully pounce on the "PROCESS" button. The only better way to start the day is not a family safe topic '-) Have FUN! DearWebby
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From Elaine Dear Webby, you had a joke once about a minister using a quote, that mentions "woman, who was not my wife". Can you please find it again and send it again? Thanks, Elaine Sure, Elaine. Here it is: Not too long ago a large seminar was held for ministers in training. Among the speakers were many well known motivational speakers. One such boldly approached the podium and, gathering the entire crowd's attention said, "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife." The crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, "And that woman was my mother." The crowed burst into laugher and he gave his speech, which went over well. About a week later, one of the ministers, who had attended the seminar decided to use that joke in his sermon. As he shyly approached the pulpit one sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It was a bit foggy for him. Getting to the microphone he said loudly, "The greatest years in my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!" His congregation gasped. After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to remember the second half of the joke, the pastor finally blurted out, "...and I can't remember who she was!"
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Waxing eloquent on the dangers of sinning, one dynamic young preacher boomed to the congregation from the pulpit, "Brothers and sisters, if there are any among you who have sinned and are unrepentant, may your tongue cleave to the woof of your mouf!"
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Cassie walked into a gift shop that sold religious items. Near the cash register she saw a display of caps with WWJD printed on all of them. She was puzzled over what the letters could mean, but couldn't figure it out, so she asked the clerk. The clerk replied that the letters stood for "What Would Jesus Do", and was meant to inspire people to not make rash decisions, but rather to imagine what Jesus would do in the same situation. Cassie thought a moment and then replied, "Well, I don't think Jesus would pay $17.95 for one of these caps."

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The weather is cooperating quite nicely with my solar shower.
It's not the same thrill as when I was in my twenties, but 
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"In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker." --- Woody Allen The world is full of willing people: some willing to work and some willing to let them. --- Socratex "Chaperones, even in their days of glory, were almost never able to enforce morality; what they did was to force immorality to be discreet. This is no small contribution." --- Judith Martin
A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. "Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmother's meat loaf for dinner tonight, and it's just awful! I followed the recipe exactly, and I know I have the recipe right because it's the one you gave me. But it just didn't come out right, and I'm so upset. I wanted this to be so special for George because he loves meat loaf. What could have gone wrong?" Her mother replied soothingly, "Well, dear, let's go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step, and together we'll figure it out." "OK," the bride sniffled. "Well, it starts out, ' Take fifty cents worth of ground beef '..."
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Bill was taking a flight to New York. He boards the plane, finds his seat and settles in, but does not fasten his seatbelt. The flight attendant comes down the aisle and see Bill's unfastened seatbelt and says, "Sir, you need to fasten your seatbelt for takeoff." Macho Bill says, "Not necessary to do that, Superman doesn't need a seatbelt." "Well," the flight attendant said, "maybe THAT is the reason Superman is not allowed to fly with WestJet? BUCKLE UP or get offa my plane!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the cops in Manayunk, PA Arrested for rafting PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Row, row, row your boat, just not down Main Street in Manayunk. That’s the message police are sending after arresting two men who used a raft as an alternate means of transportation down a flooded street Sunday morning. CBS 3 reporter Dray Clark caught up with Pete and Pat, best friends and roommates from Manayunk, who paddled their way down the water covered street. “I thought, Main Street floods a lot, let's go get a raft and float down,” said Pat, who admitted the idea was his. “We thought it would be a good time and it turns out it is,” said Pete. Minutes later, Philadelphia police stopped the men and hauled them away in handcuffs. When Dray asked why the men were being arrested, he said the officers replied, “for lack of common sense.” The arrest serves as a message to residents in flood affected areas – this is serious situation and safety should be top of everyone’s mind. -------------- As someone, who has rafted well over 10,000 miles in my life, I find it totally ridiculous and boneheaded to arrest people for rafting in water, that would barely come up to their belly button, if they sat on the street beside their boat. Sure, theoretically, they are supposed to have life jackets, if the water is more than knee deep, and a fine or a warning might be appropriate, but not an arrest!
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Doris Re: UV-filter glass for pictures Dear Webby, I read that printed pictures should be behind UV-protective glass if displayed on a an inside wall. Is that true and where would I get that kind of glass ? Doris Dear Doris No, that's just a silly myth. No UltraViolet goes through regluar glass. Most windows nowadays are double or triple pane. In addition to that, by the time the sun is so low that it shines through a window and strikes the opposite wall at normal picture height, it is so low down on the horizon that the sunlight has gone horizontally through an awful lot of air. On top of that, the high energy parts of the UV spectrum don't reflect very well. By the time the light has gone horizontally through the nowadays fairly polluted atmosphere, two panes in the window and one pane on the picture, I doubt you could even detect any UV any more. Just use regular non-reflective picture glass. A lot more important is to stop oxidation. The easiest way to do that is to spray the picture with archive spray or a semigloss or matte wood varnish. Lay it flat on some scap plywood, pin the corners to prevent curling, then spray it lightly, let it dry and spray again. Then do the same for the back side the next day. The wood varnish will prevent oxygen from getting to the paper. Ink selection of course is also very important. If you want to guard against fading, don't buy ink at a department store or computer store. Quite often those places carry counterfeit inks in authentic looking boxes, often without even knowing it. Or so they claim. Your best bet for inks is from the big ink makers and sellers like Atlantic Inkjet .com. There you can get a quart jug of ink for less than what many department stores charge for a counterfeit cartridge. And their toner is defiitely top quality! Have FUN! DearWebby
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The latest ploy to drive the Taliban and al Qaeda out of the mountains of Afghanistan is to send in a team of Redneck Special Forces. Billy Bob, Bubba, and Cooter are being sent in with their coon dogs and these instructions: 1. The limit is two Taliban. 2. The season ended last weekend. 3. They talk to game wardens. 4. You don't have to bag and haul your kill. 5. Avoid local guides, they will blow up your helicopter. That should just about do it!
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reuse Your Dehumidifier's Water I've always hated to throw away the water I accumulate daily in my dehumidifier. I water outdoor plants with it. I'm sure my neighbors think I have a strange watering can, but I think this is the best way to recycle this free water. By morsel81 from Concord, NH http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Doctors at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York have gone on strike. Hospital officials say they will find out what the Doctors' demands are as soon as they can get a pharmacist over there to read the picket signs!"
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The local high school has a policy that the parents must call the school if a student is to be absent for the day. Alice deciding to skip school and go to the mall with her friends. So she waited until her parents had left for work and called the school herself. "Hi, I'm calling to report that Alice is unable to make it to school today because she is ill." Secretary at high school answered, "I'm sorry to hear that. I'll note her absence. Who is this calling please?" "This is my mother."

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A man was on a walking holiday in Ireland. He became thirsty so decided to stop at a little cottage and ask for something to drink. The lady of the house invited him in and served him a bowl of soup by the fire. There was a wee pig running around the kitchen, running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention. The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly. The housewife replied: "Ah, he's not that friendly. That's his bowl you're using."





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Today is Sunday, Aug 28

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A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedence, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. --- Robert Benchley "A man is called selfish, not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's." --- Richard Whately
Bumping into Judi on the sidewalk, the Tom Cruise look-alike apologized. "Pardon me, ma'am, I'm sorry." "Quite all right," Judi said, enamored. "You look just like my fifth husband!" "Wow!" he said, "How many times have you been married?" "Four."
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I'm sure you've all heard about the military's plans to use huge ground-based lasers to destroy abandoned satellites in orbit. But have you also noticed that since these plans were made public, CNN hasn't aired a single report accusing the military of sexual harassment?
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Brittany Lurch and Arthur Phillips in Patton, PA Newlyweds shoplifted food for their reception - and miss the celebration after they wind up behind bars Two Pennsylvania newlyweds were busted Friday after police said they were caught swiping items for their wedding reception and came back for a second haul. The Centre Daily Times reported that Arthur Phillips III, 32, and his bride Brittany Lurch, 22, were arrested after taking $1,049 in merchandise from a Wegmans supermarket. Patton Township police said the couple were captured on surveillance video loading a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying. A short time later, the pair returned to the same store to place an order for a seafood platter. It was then that they were placed into custody. As they were arrested, the couple told cops the items, which included food and disposable dinnerware were for their wedding reception that evening. They had married the day before, on August 18 and had reportedly scheduled their reception for 5:30pm on the 19th, but they never made it. Miss Lurch, a mother of two children from another relationship, and Mr Phillips were charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property. Miss Lurch was released later Friday after posting $2,500 bail. Mr Phillips was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a glass pipe with marijuana residue on it. He was released on August 22. Chief John Petrick of the Patton Township Police Department said: 'It was certainly an unusual event and we'll let everything work through the court system at this point.'
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rosalie Re: Sort OE blocked addresses Dea Webby: I am using Outlook Express; I get anywhere from 15-20 spam notices every day. I use 'Message' - block sender. I must have 100's in my block sender. Is there a way to alphabetize the list in SPAM? It takes me about 30 minutes to go thru the list as some of my 'legitimate email address are going into Spam and I need to take them out. This is a waste of time going thru that long list. Thanks for your help. Rosalie Dear Rosalie Blacklisting is a total waste of time. Spammers never fake the same sender address twice in a row, because of people blacklisting them. You need a much smarter weapon than that. I use MailWasher. It identifies spam, and allows you to make filters to eliminate spam right on the server, without even downloading it. It also allows you to make filters to exempt mail from certain addresses from all your tricky filters, so that a family member's joke about certain wrist adornments will make it through and not get tossed because it mentions a certain product. "Making a filter" is not rocket science. It's like a game and you'll catch on instantly. MailWasher also allows you to kill mail, that has your own address forged in as the sender, but allows mail through, that really IS from you. Yes, I know, a lot of people send memos to themselves and then archive those, rather than open a word processor or spreadsheet for whatever it is they want to have a permanent copy of. Because I have not changed my addresses since the mid 90's, I get between 4000 and 5000 pieces of spam every day. So, what? It does not bother me one bit, because I never see it. MailWasher takes care of it and I only see the mail, that I am actually going to answer. Now and then I look at the pretty graphs in Mailwasher and see which of my filters are catching the most these days, and occasionally I make a new filter, just to keep up with the newest trends in spamming. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Lady of the house: "I want you to stand at the front door and call the guests' names as they arrive." "Very well, Madam!" the butler beamed. "I've been wanting to do that for years!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reuse Your Dehumidifier's Water I've always hated to throw away the water I accumulate daily in my dehumidifier. I water outdoor plants with it. I'm sure my neighbors think I have a strange watering can, but I think this is the best way to recycle this free water. By morsel81 from Concord, NH http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Thanks to Anna for this: HAVING GONE OUT for a large lunch with fellow workers, a secretary from our office who runs regularly was especially motivated to get to the gym after work. Our boss, who had also enjoyed the good food, suggested that she run an extra lap for him. As she was leaving the office, she called to the boss, "Get ready to start huffing and puffing, 'cause I'll be on your lap in half an hour!" This time, realizing what she'd just said, her face turned red before she even started running.
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Roy staggered out of the bar, and carefully watching his footwork, smacks into the lonely palm tree at the parking lot entrance. He backs up a few paces, and walks into the tree again. Then, he does it again. He mumbles, "This is great. I was supposed to be home hours ago, and now here I am lost in the forest."

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Sam and Mike are walking home from a religious service. Sam wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying. Mike replies, "Why don't you ask Father Smith?" So Sam goes up to Father Smith and asks, "Father, may I smoke while I pray?" But Father says, "No, my son, you may not. That's utter disrespect to our religion." Sam goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Father told him. Mike says, "I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try." And so Mike goes up to Father Smith and asks, "Father, may I pray while I smoke?" To which Father Smith eagerly replies, "By all means, my son. By all means. Sure you can pray while you smoke." ------- By the way, I am still smoke free!





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, Aug 27

 No need to worry about the Bonehead Awards getting renamed 
 to "Reticent Prong Category Recognition" or that other 
 Macinese  terms would be allowed to infiltrate. 
 
 Friends in Florida sure seem amused about the governors on
 the East Coast already declaring a State of Emergency and
 grabbing for funds, long before the first drop of rain or 
 gust of wind hits the area.
 
 You can watch New York Times Square and see that the only
 noticable breeze there is from the cabs. It might get windy
 tomorrow, but right now it looks like a very calm summer night.
 
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"According to 'Mondern Bride' magazine, the average bride spends 150 hours planning her wedding. The average groom spends 150 hours going, 'Yeah, sounds good.'" --- Jay Leno Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. --- Samuel Goldwyn
Here is an oldie-goldie that was sent back to me: Father O'Flannagan dies due to old age. Upon entering St.Peter's gate, there is another man in front, waiting to go into heaven. St. Peter asks the man, "What is your name what did you accomplish during your life?". The man responds "My name is Joe Cohen, and I was a New York city Taxi driver for 14 years" "Very well," says St. Peter, "Here is your silk robe and golden scepter, now you may walk in the streets of our Lord." St. Peter looks at the Father, and asks "What is your name and what did you accomplish?" He responds, "I'm Father O'Flannagan, and have devoted the last 62 years to the Lord". "Very well," says St. Peter, "Here is your cotton robe and wooden staff, you may enter." "Wait a minute," says O'Flannagan, "You gave the taxi driver a silk robe and golden scepter, why did I only get a cotton robe and wooden staff?". "Well," St. Peter replied, "We work on a performance scale. You see while you preached, everyone slept, when he drove taxis, everyone prayed!"
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The drill sergeant making his morning announcements to a group of newcomers in a training camp, stated: "Today, gentlemen, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good. Private Peters will be setting the pace on our morning run.' With this the platoon was overjoyed, as Private Peters was overweight and terribly slow. But then the drill sergeant finished his statement: "Now for the bad news. Private Peters will be driving a truck."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a 23 year old woman in Tacoma, Washington Finger flipper flips cars TACOMA, Wash. – A woman caused an accident SR 512 on Monday when she lost control of her vehicle as she was giving another driver “the bird,” the Washington State Patrol said. The 23-year-old woman, driving a 2004 Taurus, was traveling eastbound next to a Subaru Outback, the State Patrol said. She wanted to get over to the right lane, but it was occupied so she flipped off the driver of the Outback. As she was doing so she lost control of her vehicle and hit the back end of the Outback, causing it to run off the road and roll over. She ended up in a ditch further down the roadway. Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The woman faces charges including reckless driving.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rosalie Re: Sort OE blocked addresses Dea Webby: I am using Outlook Express; I get anywhere from 15-20 spam notices every day. I use 'Message' - block sender. I must have 100's in my block sender. Is there a way to alphabetize the list in SPAM? It takes me about 30 minutes to go thru the list as some of my 'legitimate email address are going into Spam and I need to take them out. This is a waste of time going thru that long list. Thanks for your help. Rosalie Dear Rosalie Blacklisting is a total waste of time. Spammers never fake the same sender address twice in a row, because of people blacklisting them. You need a much smarter weapon than that. I use MailWasher. It identifies spam, and allows you to make filters to eliminate spam right on the server, without even downloading it. It also allows you to make filters to exempt mail from certain addresses from all your tricky filters, so that a family member's joke about certain wrist adornments will make it through and not get tossed because it mentions a certain product. "Making a filter" is not rocket science. It's like a game and you'll catch on instantly. MailWasher also allows you to kill mail, that has your own address forged in as the sender, but allows mail through, that really IS from you. Yes, I know, a lot of people send memos to themselves and then archive those, rather than open a word processor or spreadsheet for whatever it is they want to have a permanent copy of. Because I have not changed my addresses since the mid 90's, I get between 4000 and 5000 pieces of spam every day. So, what? It does not bother me one bit, because I never see it. MailWasher takes care of it and I only see the mail, that I am actually going to answer. Now and then I look at the pretty graphs in Mailwasher and see which of my filters are catching the most these days, and occasionally I make a new filter, just to keep up with the newest trends in spamming. Have FUN! DearWebby
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You've all seen this from the female side of the house: "Men are like wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something with which you'd like to have dinner with." And now, for the male response: "Women are like wine. They all start out fresh, fruity and intoxicating to the mind and then turn full-bodied with age until they go all sour and vinegary and give you a headache."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keep Free Weights in Wire Egg Basket To keep our free weights in one small space, my wife took her grandmother's old wire egg basket and embellished it with fabric. The weights appear to be out of sight, but are still in a handy place. We have the egg basket sitting under a small accent table. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A man approached a local in a village he was visiting. "What's the quickest way to York?" The local scratched his head. "Are you walking or driving?" he asked the stranger. "I'm driving." "That's the quickest way!"
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I had been teaching my seventh-graders about World War II, and a test question was, "What was the largest amphibious assault of all time?" Expecting to see "the D-Day invasion" as the answer, I found instead on one paper, "Moses and the plague of frogs."

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A man was golfing with a friend and went to the restroom. When he came out he sighed audibly and his friend said to him, "Feel better?" "Yeah," he said, "It's the only place on the whole course where nobody tells me how to improve my stance or change my grip!"





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, Aug 26
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support fro the troops!

Today I came across mention of an interesting diet: Paleo. Before
dismissing it as just another fad, I checked into it a bit.
Kraft Dinner is bad, Chicken al Orange is good?
Well any 4 year old will agree with that.
Cheese colored sandwich spread is bad, but
boiled eggs and green peppers are good?
Yeah, I knew that, before I was potty trained.
Tofu is bad, but tomatoes and radishes are good?
One would have to be quite insane to argue about that.

Well, the Paleo diet elevates all those hunches and feelings
to a science, a science I agree with, not like the Gullible
Warming Pseudo-Science rumor mongering. 
So I looked for more info and found the Paleo Diet
Cookbook. It is 359 pages, but quite affordable, and as a bonus, 
it comes with a 29 page Herb and Spice guide, that by itself
is worth more than the price of the book.

If you got too much health and energy, try Kraft Dinner and Tofu.
If you want to improe your health and energy levels,
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"Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him." --- Albert Schweitzer "He who gives when he is asked has waited too long." --- Sunshine Magazine
Bill and I were talking and idly watching the sidewalk traffic while his wife was taking an eternity shopping for some postcards at a mall kiosk. A shapely young woman in a short, short skirt strolled by. We didn't stop or change our conversation, but since she was a much more pleasant sight than the parking meter officer, our eyes involuntarily followed her as she walked. Without looking up from the item she was examining, Bill's wife kicked him in the shin and asked, "Was that worth the trouble you're in now?"
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Although this married couple enjoyed their luxury fishing boat together, it was the husband who was behind the wheel operating the boat. He was concerned about what might happen in an emergency. So one day out on the lake he said to his wife, "Please take the wheel, dear. Pretend that I am having a heart attack. You must get the boat safely to shore." So she drove the boat to shore and docked it at the marina. Later that evening, the wife walked into the living room where her husband was watching television. She sat down next to him, switched the TV channel, and said to him, "Please go into the kitchen, dear. Pretend I'm having a heart attack. You must do the laundry, make the bed, clean the windows, set the table, cook the dinner, and wash the dishes."
From Nita: Dear Webby, I was pleasantly surprised to see a picture I sent you years ago as the picture of the day. Those are a pair of Black Headed Grosbeak. The male was very curious as to what the female was doing it was comical. Thanks, Nita Black Headed Grosbeak from Nita
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jason Scott Davis, 34 from Brentwood, California Burglar leaves his iPhone behind REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- According to a Northern California prosecutor, Jason Scott Davis falls into the "dumb crook category." Davis is charged with breaking into his ex-girlfriend's San Mateo apartment. Police say Davis left his iPhone in the woman's bathtub. Prosecutors report Davis was busted after a detective called, pretending to have found the lost cell phone. During the burglary, Davis allegedly took jewelry, clothes and personal items. Davis, who is from the Contra Costa County city of Brentwood, pleaded not guilty to burglary charges Wednesday. He remains in custody on $50,000 bail, and did not get his phone back. ------------------ While searching for a mug-shot of Jason Scott Davis, I spotted this version of the report at http://www.bestappleiphone.info/authori ... ed-iphone/ Put your coffee DOWN, unless you want to laugh it out through your nose. Those Mac people are, as usual, trying their best to crack us up laughing. REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A 34-year-ancient Northern California masculine stays in control with authorities say he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s San Mateo section but catastrophic to notice that he left his iPhone behind. Prosecutors say troops were able to code Jason Scott Davis as a consider when they settle his iPhone in the bathtub of the woman’s section with the May twenty-seven burglary. In describing Davis as a authority who “falls into the reticent prong category,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says Davis was arrested with he was contacted by a questioner who unnatural to be a authority who settle the phone. During the burglary, Davis allegedly took jewelry, panoply and personal items. Davis, who is from the Contra Costa County city of Brentwood, pleaded not guilty to crime charges Wednesday. He stays in control on $50,000 bail. If you have special requests or tips, greatfully get in hold with us and we’ll get behind you promptly!
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bob Re: Get OE addresses into Gmail Good Morning Webby, I am moving to another town in CT and will have to use another service provider and will need to get a new email address. I want to export my addresses from Outlook Express to Gmail. How do I make this happen. As usual, thank you for you invaluable help. Daily Voter, Bob Dear Bob "How to import addresses from OE to Gmail" seems to be a very popular topic. I have a hunch, writing a tutorial about that is a typical high school or college homework. As can be expected, most of them are rather klutzy and just muddy the field. Here is the easiest way: From Outlook Express: Select File > Export > Address Book from the main menu. Select Text File Type CSV (Comma Separated Values). Click Export. That produces the necessary data file, with a comma between each value. Check that file with a text editor and make sure, there are no stray commas throwing everything out of sync. That step is extremely important and is usually forgotten in most tutorials! If you have a comma in a name, like for example "Mom, Dad", it will show TWO values, with Dad shifted over into the next column, and every subsequent value after that also shifted over. Depending on how clean your addresses are, that should not take long, but is necessary. If it is a really bad mess, import it into a spreadsheet like Calc or Quattro or Excel. Then you instantly see which rows stick out further on the right side, because a stray comma split a value into two values. Then in Gmail, Click Contacts (located above the Compose Mail button) on the Gmail page. From the More actions dropdown menu, select Import.... Click the Choose File button. Select the file you'd like to upload and click the Import button. When it's done, Gmail will display the number of contacts imported. That's all there is to it. If the original OE address book is clean and does not have stray commas in it, you'll complete the task in a minute. Have FUN! DearWebby
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About a year ago my sister, who lives in Virginia, was talking with her four year old son, Brent. He was asking her why all their relatives from Wisconsin talk funny and sound like their noses are plugged up. "They think we have an accent," she replied. "But they have an accent, right?" Brent asked. "They talk funny." "Everybody talks in different ways" she tried to explain. "To them, we sound like we talk very slow and all our words are d-r-a-w-n out." His eyes got big, and he whispered seriously, "Oh, no. You mean they hear funny too?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Save Paper Scraps For Crafts I do a lot of card making. Stock paper isn't really cheap, so if I have left over sentiments or papers from cutting out projects. I put them all in a basket next to my computer desk. Then if I need something, it is usually right there in the basket. I save a ton of paper, ink, and time by having the "scraps" right there for use on other projects. Some people may think I am a bit of a tightwad, but it actually saves me a lot of money having these scraps right where I can get to them. So, if you are an avid crafter those small pieces could come in very handy. By maphisx7 from Gordonsville, VA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Some paper supply companies have free or almost free samplers. I got one in the 80's, that is a big harmonica binder filled with dozens of fancy certificates, card stock in every color and texture, and each harmonica pocket labeled with the order number of it's content. The samples were not just one each, but usually 5 to 10, so that you got a fair chance to order more, if you liked and used up some of that type. Try http://www.paperdirect.com and ask them if they still have a sampler binder. Even if you have to pay for the shipping, for a crafter that sampler is worth gold! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Bob had heard a family rumor that his father, grandfather and even his great-grandfather all "walked on water" on their 21st birthday. So, on his 21st birthday, he and his good friend Brian headed out to the lake. "If they could do it, so can I!" Bob told Brian. Bob and Brian arrived at the lake and rented a boat. They paddled out to the middle. Bob stepped off of the side of the boat . . . and nearly drowned. Furious, he had Brian drive him back to the Family Farm and asked his grandmother why he hadn't been blessed with the same "gift" as the others in the family. Grandmother took Bob by the hands, looked into his face, and said, "That's because your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were born in January. You were born in November, when the lake is not frozen yet."
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A man was chosen for jury duty who very much wanted to be dismissed from serving. He tried every excuse he could think of but none of them worked. On the day of the trial he decided to give it one more shot. As the trial was about to begin he asked if he could approach the bench. "Your Honor," he said, " I must be excused from this trial because I am prejudiced against the defendant. I took one look at the man in the blue suit with those shifty, beady eyes and that dishonest face and I said 'He's a crook! He's guilty, guilty, guilty'. So your Honor, I could not possibly stay on this jury!" With a tired annoyance the judge replied, "Get back in the jury box. Old Shifty-Eyes is the prosecutor."

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A blind man was describing his favorite sport, parachuting. When asked how this was accomplished, he said that things were all done for him: "I am placed in the door and told when to jump" "My hand is placed on my release ring for me, and out I go" "But how do you know when you are going to land?" he was asked. "I have a very keen sense of smell and I can smell the trees and grass when I am 300 feet from the ground" he answered. "But how do you know when to lift your legs for the final arrival on the ground?" he was again asked. He quickly answered "Oh, the dog's leash goes slack".





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, Aug 25

Thank you Elizabeth!

Would you believe, the lowest cost hot water tank is 
at Sears and is made in the US?
With the low US dollar, US manufacturers are slowly
becoming competitive again!
That sure is a good sign!

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Laugh at your problems; everybody else does. --- Socratex "This book is dedicated to my brilliant and beautiful wife without whom I would be nothing. She always comforts and consoles, never complains or interferes, asks nothing, and endures all. She also writes my dedications." --- Albert Malvino "Not many men have both good fortune and good sense." -- Livy (59BC-17AD)
Some tourists in the Chicago Museum of Natural History were marveling at the dinosaur bones. One of them asked the guard, "Can you tell me how old the dinosaur bones are?" The guard replied, "They are 3 million, four years, and six months old." "That's an awfully exact number," said the tourist. "How do you know their age so precisely?" The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three million years old when I started working here, and that was four and a half years ago."
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The stockbroker's secretary answered his phone one morning. "I'm sorry," she said, "Mr. Bradford's on another line." "This is Mr. Ingram's office," the caller said. "We'd like to know if he's bullish or bearish right now." "Right now I'd say he's sheepish," the secretary replied. "He's talking to his wife."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to George Howard, 59, Luisville, Kentucky 59-Year-Old Guy Busted For Driving, Drinking Beer, Having Sex At Same Time Kentuckian George Howard is facing several criminal charges following his arrest this morning for allegedly engaging in some illegal automotive multitasking. The Kentucky man was arrested early this morning after police spotted his 2006 Ford swerving across the road in a Louisville suburb. At one point, the vehicle collided with the curb, almost causing an accident. Cops say that Howard, 59, was having difficulty controlling the auto because he was simultaneously driving, drinking a beer, and having sex with his 53-year-old female passenger (whose head was buried between Howard’s legs). Howard, pictured in the mug shot, copped to having sex while driving, according to a Jefferstown Police Department report. An officer reported spotting Howard drinking a beer prior to a traffic stop. A subsequent Breathalyzer test recorded his blood alcohol content at .152, nearly twice the state’s .08 limit. Howard’s companion, who was not arrested, tried to hide a beer under her dress as police approached. When Howard exited the car, “his pants fell to the ground,” police reported. Booked for drunk driving, wanton endangerment, and reckless driving, Howard was released from jail late this afternoon.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sarah Re: Print just the selection Once again I request info on how to extract one part of your awesome letter for printing - i really don't know how to do it - once I've highlighted a section, what then? and that in itself is not easy - Dear Sarah Highlight what you want printed Hit CTRL P Move the radio button to Selection Click on Print That's all there is to it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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My friend had a wedding to go to, and needed a wedding gift. Aha, she thought, I have that monogrammed silver tray from my wedding that I never use. I'll just take it to a silversmith and have him remove my monogram and put hers on it. Voila, one cheap wedding present." She took it to the silversmith and asked him to remove her monogram and put the new one on. The silversmith examined the tray carefully, shook his head and said, "Lady, this can only be done so many times!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Removing Hairband from Wet Hair If you have trouble taking a hair ponytail band out of your hair after swimming, try this. Rub some hair conditioner on it. It will come out easy and not pull out your hair. By Donna from Bartlesville, OK http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
There was this scientist doing a study on how frogs respond to commands. He tells a frog to jump. The frog jumps 30 feet. He writes in his log book, frog jumps 30 feet. Then he cuts off one leg. He gives the same command to frog. It jumps 25 feet. In Log: Cut off one leg, frog jumps 5 less feet. He cuts off another leg. Frog goes 20 feet. He records it in log book. Then he cuts off the 3rd leg, commands frog to jump. Frog jumps 10 feet. He writes, cut off 3 legs and frog now jumps 10 less feet. Finally, he cuts off the last leg and commands frog, JUMP! The Frog doesn 't move an inch. So the scientist writes in his book... Cut off all 4 legs and frog GOES DEAF!
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One gossip to another: "It's my policy never to say anything about anyone unless it's something good. And is this ever good!"

» Changing times

It was 6 p.m., and I was about to leave the coin laundry where I was employed. My boss called me over and asked if I would mind dropping off someone's laundry on my way home. "It's for my cousin," she apologized, "who's eight months pregnant and can't get out much anymore." I cheerfully agreed and, driving to the address, knocked at the door. A little girl, the sister-to-be, answered. "Hi, there," I said with a big smile. "Is your mommy home?" Holding up the white bundle of clothes, I explained, "I have a delivery for her." The child's mouth dropped, and her eyes went wide. "Mom!" She shrieked, "come quick! It's the stork!"





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Wednesday, Aug 24

Had to heat up water in pots today for a bucket and sponge
wash instead of a shower. The water tank has sprung a leak. 

Heating the water wasn't a big deal. I had done that countless
times, when I lived and worked in the bush in the arctic.
Since it gets quite warm in the afternoon, I'll lay a black 
garbage bag onto the deck roof and connect it to
a $10 solar shower. 

In the arctic I used to hang a couple of solar shower bags
from the gable of the wall tent, right above the wood stove,
and had a clear plastic shower rigged behind the tent.
That worked quite well, even at -40, once I figured the top 
and sides of the shower had to be perfectly air tight and 
the entrance by lifting one of the sides and crawling in
and up onto the raised styrofoam floor from below. 

Living in the bush required a bit of extra work, but had
it's own rewards.

A solar shower should tide me over, until I can save enough
for a small hot water tank.

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Thanks to Sandie for this story: The tourist in London climbed into a cab and noticed by the license that his cab driver's name was Winston Churchill. Trying to make conversation, he said, "I see your name is Winston Churchill." The driver simply said, "Yep. That's my moniker." The passenger, not willing to give up yet on some banter, said, "That's a pretty famous name." The driver responded with, "As well it should be too. I've been driving a cab here for over forty years!"
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Thanks to Amber Rose for this: The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese. However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls. Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not ....... a Congress!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a 24 year old Warren, Michigan bonehead whose name and picture is withheld by Michigan media. Police video Driving with no brakes ROSEVILLE, Mich. -- The feet of a 24-year-old Warren (Detroit-area) bonehead failed him as he tried to use them to brake his car on a busy street. Roseville Police Deputy Chief James Berlin said the man rolled about two miles on Groesbeck Highway while while sticking his feet outside his car in attempts to stop it, hitting four vehicles along the way. He managed to stop the truck twice, but continued driving. Berlin said the man admitted he knew the brakes weren't working but wanted to get home because he had work issues. He hit two vehicles after a running a red light and continued on and hit two more at another intersection. He said the driver was finally stopped when an officer caught up with him and told him to put the truck in park. "I just can't believe anybody would think for a second they could make it home using their feet as a brake," Berlin said. No one was injured during Wednesday afternoon's accidents, but the man received a citation for reckless driving. Berlin said the man passed field sobriety tests, but his driver's license also was suspended at the time of the accidents. "It's so stupid it's comical. But it could have been very tragic," Berlin said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Karina Re: Typing position Dear Webby Time to play referee again. Our night-school teacher insists that the proper seating position is is with the back and neck straight, upper arms perfectly straight down, elbows pressed against the body, fore-arms and wrist and hands perfectly level. I thought that position had gone out of style. What do you say ? Karina Dear Karina You are right. Except during interviews I have not seen that sitting position since the 70's. It does make you look more attractive to a male interviewer, than any other typing position, but it is by no means the fastest typing position, and it leads to fatigue and even repetitive strain injury. Today, (except for interviews '-) a more relaxed typing position is favored. Elbows out, forearms slightly downward, hands in a relaxed curve. That position often adds about 5 words per minute to your speed. A not too firm but smooth wrist rest helps most people to gain additional speed. However, if you type faster than me, it makes no difference to me what typing position you use, as long as you change it slightly about every 15 - 30 minutes. The changing is the most important part of the sitting position. That avoids repetitive strain injury. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A passenger train is creeping along, painfully slow. Finally, it creaks to a complete halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside. "What's going on?" she yells out the window. "Cow on the track!" replies the conductor. Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace. Within five minutes, however, it stops again. The woman sees the same conductor walking by again. She leans out the window and yells, "What happened? Did we catch up with the cow again?"
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One day during cooking class, the teacher, Mrs. Pritchard, was extolling her secrets for preparing perfect sauces. When she ordered us to the stoves to prepare our assignments, she said, "Don't forget to use wooden spoons." As I stirred my sauce, I contemplated the physics behind the mystery of the wooden spoon and decided it must have something to do with heat conduction. I approached Mrs. Pritchard to test my theory. "Why wooden spoons?" I asked. "Because," she replied, "if I have to sit here listening to all you idiots banging metal spoons against metal pots, I'd murder too many of you."
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As a roving columnist for a regional agricultural publication, I gather material by traveling with a saddle horse and a pack mule. Because my job is a bit unusual, my writings have attracted a following. Admittedly, my ego soars when folks recognize me and stop to chat. I had things put in their proper perspective, however, one hot day in eastern Montana. My animals and I were loafing along. As a stock truck passed by us, the driver waved, and I waved back. I was sure that he was one of my fans. Minutes later, the truck driver came back and pulled off to the side of the road. "You're that writer fellow, aren't you?" he asked. "That's right," I replied, beaming. "I thought so," he said. "I recognized your mule."

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A husband and wife were at a party chatting with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up. "Oh, we'll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship," the wife explained. "He was a communications major in college and I majored in theater arts. He communicates real well and I just act like I'm listening."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, Aug 23

Even though it cooled off at night to just a few degrees
above freezing, it sure was hot in daytime! During my 
evening walk up to the water tower and from there to the
hospital and the walking trail from there back down into
the valley, I carefully adjusted my route to include the 
shade of some tall pines. I didn't quite stop in the shade,
but I sure slowed down and enjoyed it!

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Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who understand what they do not manage. Those who manage what they do not understand. --- Socratex "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." --- Mark Twain "Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral." --- Robert Orben
A man's best friend dies, so he calls the nearest flower shop to order a wreath of flowers to be displayed at the wake. "Put an extra-wide ribbon on it," he tells the clerk. "Print 'Rest in Peace' on both sides and, if there is room, 'We Shall Meet in Heaven.'" The clerk assures him that his order will be carried out and the wreath promptly delivered to the funeral home. Sure enough, the wreath arrives and is set up next to the casket. But the mourners are stunned when they see it. On the extra-wide ribbon is the inscription, "Rest in peace on both sides", and, "If there is room, we shall meet in Heaven."
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Thanks to Renata for this story: Curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband. When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. "Wow, look at that!" he said. "It's my old Plymouth!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrea Antoine-Pierre, 52, in Port St Lucie, Florida Attack with potted Basil PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a woman accused of throwing a potted basil plant at her husband during an argument about his cooking. Port St. Lucie police said Andrea Antoine-Pierre, 52, arrived home Monday while her 60-year-old husband, whose name was not released, was preparing food in the kitchen, TCPalm.com reported Friday. "They then began to argue about what type of meat was supposed to be cooked," the police report states. The husband told police he was walking away from Antoine-Pierre when she threw the basil plant, which struck his left shoulder. He said she tried to throw rocks at him outside but did not make contact. Antoine-Pierre told police she threw the plant on the ground and the dirt "must have bounced" to get on her husband's shoulder. Antoine-Pierre was arrested on a domestic battery charge. Nobody will be surprised, if the gent will soon be cooking for a woman, who is more appreciative and has better kitchen manners.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bill Re: is vacuuming computers dangerous? Dear Webby, In this letter in the tech dept you said it was a good idea to vacuum out your computer. How do you do that? I really am hesitant to take anything apart for fear I won't get it back together right. Thanks, Sharon Dear Bill Ignore those clueless wussies. Power supplies and battery chargers have always had a 10 MegaOhm bypass resistor to bleed off static. In addition to that, nowadays all chips are CMOS. Think of that as the equivalent of the rubber diaphragm in a truck or train's air brake. The air never gets to the brake pads, it just pushes onto the diaphragm and thereby pushes back the springs, that try to put the brakes on. CMOS chips have the same diaphragm, and no current flows THROUGH them. You just have voltage pushing and pulling on the diaphragm, which in turn activates on/off valves on the other side of it. If there was a static spike, it would get stopped at the next CMOS device. In addition to that, there are bypass resistors to bleed off anything dangerous. Without all that, you could not carry a laptop on a carpet or scratch your head on a dry day. In addition to that, almost all decent vacuum cleaners, except for some really mickey-mouse rechargeable ones, have black hoses and attachments. The black is from soot in the rubber or plastic, that makes them conductive and bleeds off static. Just don't use compressed air or gas! THAT creates dangerous static that can shock YOU and cause you to drop stuff, blows dirt into even less convenient places, and kills kids who "huff" the stuff. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An old man was in his golden years, but that didn't stop him from trying to pick up the younger ladies. He went to the local bar, approached a very pretty and very young woman and said, "Where have you been all my life?" The young lady takes one glance at him and says, "For the first half of it, I wasn't even born yet."
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Working at an airline ticket counter, I pulled up a passenger's reservation that showed his name as "Cole, Pheven." "I'd like to be certain our information is correct," I said to him. "What is your first name?" "It's Stephen," he replied. "I hope the reservation agent got it right. I told him it's spelled with a ph."
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It's graduation day at the teacher's college, and everybody is going to get their diploma but Jon. At the assembly, the entire senior class stands up and shouts "Let Jon graduate, let Jon graduate!" The principal agrees to give Jon one last chance. "If I have five apples in my right hand and five in my left hand, Jon, how many apples do I have?" he asked. Jon thought long and hard and then said: "Ten." And the entire senior class stood up and shouted "Give Jon another chance. Give Jon another chance!"

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Early one morning a Priest heard a noise outside his door. When he opened it, he saw a donkey fall over dead. Not knowing what to do about the situation, he called the mayor and related the situation. The mayor couldn't resist jabbing at the Priest and said, "Father, I thought that in a case like that the duty of a Priest was to bury the dead." Without any hesitation, the Priest said, "No, my duty is to to notify next of kin, so that they can pay for funeral arrangements."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, Aug 22

Thank you, Matt!

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Just received this from Ivan in Libya:
All the carnage was distant until night fell then the sea 
boiled over with small fast boats that dumped 10 or more 
Special Forces and Al Qaida each at hundreds of points 
along the beach in and around Tripoli. The slaughter began 
at that moment. The distraction of the small gangs inside the 
city proved successful and allowed the unfettered invasion 
from the sea. Killing hundreds of thousands of Libyans in the 
next few days may be the result of this full fledged attack
 by NATO.

1300 innocent civilians killed in Tripoli in the last 11 hours + 
5000 injured. Nonstop bombings and 3 Apache gunships firing 
their mini-cannons constantly are the real killers. The gangs 
of Al Qaida are burning houses, looting shops and kidnapping 
every woman in sight on a street. Any prominent supporter of 
Ghadafi was targeted and their houses attacked first. The number 
of gangs have been increasing, because they are coming in 
from the sea in small NATO craft directed by the Special Forces 
of the 30 participating NATO nations, and include all the 
professional demonstrators, who want to take advantage of
the situation to do some major looting and maybe a bit more. 
Ivan
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Looks like after six months of bombing and a massive D-Day
style allied invasion from the sea, the government of Libya is
about to fall. People are just tired of the continuous bombing
every night, and hope to be able to deal with Al Quaeda and 
the Communists later.

In the meantime, women flush their make-up stuff, burn
Western clothes, and mostly they just hide. 
Somebody is going to be sorry.
There may well be another revolution later on.

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Sound travels slowly. Sometimes the things you say when your kids are teenagers don't reach them till they're in their 40s. --- Socratex
A soldier was asked to report to headquarters for assignment. The sergeant said: "We have a critical shortage of typists. I'll give you a little test. Type this," he ordered, giving him a pamphlet to copy and a sheet of paper, and pointing to a desk across the room that held a typewriter and an adding machine. The soldier, quite reluctant to become a clerk typist, made a point of typing very slowly, and saw to it that his work contained as many errors as possible. The sergeant gave the typed copy only a brief glance. "That's fine," he said. "Report for work at 8 tomorrow." "But aren't you going to check the test?" the prospective clerk asked. The sergeant grinned. "You passed the test when you sat down at the typewriter instead of at the adding machine."
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Newspapers 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. 3. The New York Times is read by people who think that Soros bought the right people to run the country. 4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts. 5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could spare the time, and if they didn't have to leave LA to do it. And they are nt quite sure whether it is coke or weed, that is illegal. 6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much. 7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train. 8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country, as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated and/or extramarital. 9. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country .... or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from ANY country or galaxy, as long as they are Democrats. 10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores. 11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Steve Horner in St George, Utah Bonehead fights Nevada's Ladies Night law Man targets Nevada's ladies' night law ST. GEORGE, Utah (UPI) -- A Utah man known for his sex discrimination lawsuits against businesses with "ladies' night" promotions said his sights are set on repealing a Nevada law. Horner is actually from Minnesota, where he was jailed for being a nuisance to the commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Human Rights, and later encouraged to leave the state. Steve Horner is currently in St. George, Utah and said he wants to see Nevada lawmakers repeal the law, which was passed this summer and takes effect Oct. 1, because it allows for "ladies' night" promotions that offer free admission and discounts on the basis of gender, the Las Vegas Sun reported Friday. Horner said he filed complaints with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission last year against the Blue Martini bar and restaurant in Las Vegas over its ladies' night, but the complaint was rejected because he had never been to the bar in person. Horner said allowing ladies' night promotions is discriminatory and unconstitutional. "How can you say you're an egalitarian state one moment, and then you're not when there's money to be made?" he said. Considering the number of currently shut down casinos, bars and restaurants in Nevada, it is probably a good idea for Horner to stay in Utah.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sharon Re: Vacuuming out the computer Dear Webby, In this letter in the tech dept you said it was a good idea to vacuum out your computer. How do you do that? I really am hesitant to take anything apart for fear I won't get it back together right. Thanks, Sharon Dear Sharon Turn the computer off, but don't unplug it. It's safer if it is properly grounded. Don't unplug anything, but look at the back of the computer. You will see that most of the plugs and cables are closer to one of the side walls than the other. They are closer to the "floor" side. The opposite side is the "lid" side. Usually the lid has thumbscrews or larger screws than the floor side, or a big sliding knob. If you see that knob, try that first. Unscrew the two or three screws on the lid. Then you can slide it backwards and open it easily. Set it aside flat on the floor. If you don't, it will fall over and scare you right when you are under the table. When that happens, it's quite hilarious for the onlookers. Now take a vaccum cleaner and put the narrow crevice tool on it, if you have one. Vacuum out the inside of the computer, preferably without quite touching anything in there. The dust and the dustbunnies and spiderwebs are all lightweight and vacuum up easily. You will see one or more fan shrouds. Normally, they can be removed without tools, but usually you have to look at them with a flashlight, to see where you have to push to snap them loose. Remove those shrouds and clean the fancy looking heat sinks under them really well. You may need a Q-Tip to help you there. Then put the vacuum away so that you don't trip over it, find the lid and re-attach it. Carefully empty the vaccum cleaner and retrieve the vacuumed up lid screws and use them to secure the lid. That's all there is to it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Grandpa and granddaughter were sitting talking when she asked, "Did God make you, Grandpa?" "Yes, God made me," the grandfather answered. A few minutes later, the little girl asked him, "Did God make me too?" "Yes, God made you," the older man answered. For a few minutes, the little girl seemed to be studying her grandpa, as well as her own reflection in a nearby mirror, while her grandfather wondered what was running through her mind. At last she spoke up. "You know, Grandpa," she said, "God's doing a lot better job lately."
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Somewhat skeptical of his son's newfound determination to become Charles Atlas, the father nevertheless followed the teenager over to the weight-lifting department, admiring a set of weights. "Please, Dad," pleaded the boy, "I promise I'll use 'em every day." "I don't know, Michael. It's really a commitment on your part," the father pointed out. "Please, Dad?" the boy continued. "They're not cheap either," the father came back. "I'll use 'em Dad, I promise. You'll see." Finally won over, the father paid for the equipment and headed for the door. From the corner of the store he heard his son yelp, "What! You mean I have to carry them to the car?"
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An extremely shy fellow once brought his date a bouquet of flowers. She threw her arms around him and kissed him long and hard. After the kiss, he turned and bolted for the door. She exclaimed, "Oh! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you." "You didn't!" he replied. "I'm just going to run down to the cemetery and steal some more flowers!"

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"Doctor, you've got to help me. I'm always talking to myself." "Now, Judy," he replied, "that's not too serious, lots of people these days talk to themselves." "Yes . . ." she whined, "but I'm such a bore!"





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Sunday, Aug 21

Thank you, Rose!


If one was to believe all the reports coming out of California,
this might be a good time to back up all your data onto Mozy,
pack up your keepsakes and go for a camping trip to the
mountains. 

Steaming hills, petrochemical smells on the beaches, 
and tens of thousands of micro-tremors, all combine 
to give the predictionists and alarmists reasons to grab 
significant amounts of news time.

Keep in mind, though, this time of year is called the
"Silly Season" by traditional media, because the politicians
are on vacation and not doing anything stupid or newsworthy,
so anything that fills space will be printed.

I even remember reading a Science Fiction novel called
"Silly Season" in the late 70's, where Aliens took advantage
of that, and managed to get quite well established before
anybody took news of their invasion serious.

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A woman walks into her boss' office with this complaint: "All the other women in the office are suing you for sexual harassment. "Since you haven't sexually harassed me, I'm suing you for discrimination."
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Thanks to Mary for this: I have always dreaded old age. I cannot imagine anything worse than being old. How awful it must be to have nothing to do all day long but stare at the walls or watch TV? So last week, when somebody suggested we all celebrate Senior Citizen Week by cheering up a senior citizen, I decided to do just that. I would call on my new neighbor, an elderly retired gentleman, recently widowed, and who, I presumed, had moved in with his married daughter because he was too old to take care of himself. I baked a batch of cookies, and, without bothering to call (some old people cannot hear the phone), I went off to brighten this old guy's day. When I rang the doorbell this "old guy" came to the door dressed in tennis shorts and a polo shirt, looking about as ancient and decrepit as Donny Osmond. "I'm sorry I can't invite you in," he said when I introduced myself, "but I'm due at the Racquet Club at two. I'm playing in the semifinals today." "Oh that's all right," I said. "I baked you some cookies..." "Great!" he interrupted, snatching the box. "Just what I need for bridge club tomorrow! Thanks so much!" I continued, "...and just thought we'd visit a while. But that's okay! I'll just trot across the street and call on Granny Grady." "Don't bother," he said. "Gran's not home; I know. I just called to remind her of our date to go dancing tonight. She may be at the beauty shop. She mentioned at breakfast (at which house?) that she had an appointment for a tint job.". So I went home and called my Mother's cousin (age 83); she was in the hospital... working in the gift shop... I called my aunt (age 74); she was on vacation in China... I called my husband's uncle (age 79). I forgot; he was on his honeymoon. I still dread old age, now more than ever. I just don't think I'm up to it.

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Evan Salas, 19, and Brandon Smith, 18 in Pinellas County, Florida Florida teens shoot 275 cars JANUARY 27--A pair of Florida teenagers arrested yesterday for damaging 275 vehicles in a BB gun shooting spree that caused in excess of $100,000 in damages told police that they carried out the vandalism because they were “bored.” Evan Salas, 19, and Brandon Smith, 18, were collared for a rampage through three cities in Pinellas County. The men, who shot up cars Friday night into Saturday morning, were each charged with felony criminal mischief, according to arrest affidavits. Salas (left) and Smith are pictured in the above mug shots. When confronted by Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office investigators, Salas and Smith reportedly copped to damaging cars and trucks in Belleair Bluffs, Largo, and Seminole. Asked why they would engage in such behavior, investigators noted, the pair explained they were “bored." According to police, Smith and Salas were both armed with newly purchased CO2-powered BB guns and took turns “randomly shooting at vehicles” from Smith’s car. Following his arrest, Smith admitted “shooting out windows of unoccupied vehicles,” according to an arrest affidavit. Salas made a similar confession, admitting his involvement with “35% to 40% of the shooting.” Both men were booked Wednesday into the county jail.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Lindsay Re: Internet Explorer stops working Dear Webby, Love your newsletter, reading it from side-to-side & top-to-bottom. I've noticed you have solved some concerns for other people, so I thought I'd ask some advice for myself. I have a laptop computer upon which I keep getting a pop-up message stating: "Internet Explorer" has stopped working. Windows will try to fix the problem. So far windows has not been successful, and without the Internet Explorer, I cannot send email's and I cannot play my favorite games, and...well, I can't really do much of anything on my laptop. I've searched and several times I thought I had fixed the problem, but no luck. I thought you might be able to help me. Thanks for considering this problem...keep the newsletter coming! MaryLou Dear MaryLou That sounds like a typical W7 feature. Internet Explorer seems to be not quite compatible with it. It works OK on some sites, but not enough of them to make it practical and usable. For example, it works OK on the online page of the Humor Letter, but miserably fails at the Internet Frog speed test. Just use FireFox. Even an old version of FireFox, like 3.5, works better and quite reliable. It gets along just fine with Gmail and you will never see that silly message again. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Overheard in the elevator: And then she said... "I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. I was soo relieved when he told me that all I needed was blinker fluid. Naturally, I got the organic, biodegradable kind, even though it was a bit more expensive."
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A young woman, two months pregnant, went to see her obstetrician. He was in a hurry to leave on an emergency call, so he asked her to quickly bare her stomach, then reached into his desk and took out a rubber stamp, which he pressed beside her navel. Then he rushed off. At home, she and her husband tried to read the tiny words printed on her belly, but they were too small. They then found a magnifying glass and tried to read the words; the stamp read: "When your husband can read this without his glasses, it's time for the next check-up."
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The obituary editor of our newspaper is not one to admit his mistakes easily. One day he got a phone call from an irate subscriber. The caller complained that his name had been printed in the obituary column. "Really?" replied the editor calmly. "Where are you calling from?"

» Canning Season

The Irish priest was at the altar one dreary Sunday morning, addressing his congregation with a vehement sermon that alcohol was the work of the devil. "As an example," he stated during his sermon, "If you were to lead a donkey to a bowl of water and a bowl of whiskey, from which would he drink?" A grizzled old Mick at the back of the church spoke up: "Aye, Father, for sure he'd drink from the water." The priest, elated, said, "Very good, my son. And can you tell me WHY he'd drink from the water?" The Irishman at the back of the church replied, "Sure I can tell ye' why, Father. Because he's an ass and not an Irishman."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, Aug 20

Jerome at SpirtitScents.com
figured out my problem, that my ISP had misconfigured the mess
they made with a proxy on their side. So I cussed at the 
boneheads until they fixed their mess. I didn't have to make 
any changes and I refrained from doing anything on my side,
that would have complicated the issue. After only two hours
of running down the batteries in two cordless phones, they
finally figured how their settings should be, and everything 
worked again. 

Thanks, Jerome!

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Thanks to Jeanne for this one: Looking in the mall for a nightgown, I tried my luck in a store known for its sexy lingerie. To my delight, however, I found just what I was looking for. Waiting in the line to pay, I noticed a young woman behind me holding the same item. This confirmed what I suspected all along: despite being nearly 60, I still have a very "with it" attitude. "I see we have the same taste," I said proudly to the 20- something behind me. "Yes," she replied. "I'm getting this for my gramma."
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A man is sitting in the coach section of a flight from New York to Chicago biting his finger nails and sweating profusely. Noticing his disturbed expression, a flight attendant walks over and says, "Sir, can I get you something from the bar to calm you down?" The man gives a nod of approval while shaking terribly. She comes back with a drink and he downs it quickly. Ten minutes later, the flight attendant sees the same man shaking and biting his nails. She brings him another drink which he swallows immediately. A half hour later she returns to see that the man is shaking uncontrollably, and apparently crying. "My goodness," the flight attendant says, "I've never seen someone so afraid to fly." "I'm not afraid of flying," says the man sobbing loudly, "I'm a pilot, but I am trying to give up drinking."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Justin Newberry, 23, Tennessee Man Accidentally Shoots Himself while Driving Down Interstate 24 Clarksville, TN – Today, August 17th, around 1:30pm Justin Newberry, 23 was in a Nissan Altima driving westbound on I-24 when he had to apply his brakes to slow down for traffic. After he applied the brakes, a handgun known as “The Judge” slid out from under the seat. When Newberry reached down to pick it up he grabbed it by the trigger at which time “The Judge” went off. The round, which was a 410 slug, went into right thigh, exited, and continued on until it hit him in the left leg just above the ankle. He was able to safely pull the car into the median area about mile marker 6 and call 911 for help. To shoot through his thigh and into his ankle, the gun must have been held fairly high, as if by a passenger. He was transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt and is in stable condition. There were multiple forms of identification from different locations in the car so officers were not able to determine where he is from or where he was headed prior to be taken away by Lifeflight. Additionally, officers on the scene found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. Charges are pending. That particular handgun is very odd looking. It is a revolver, with the drum almost twice as long as the barrel, and made to shoot .410 shotgun shells or .410 slugs. They are not known for accidentally going off, but for awsome recoil.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Lindsay Re: Coarse wide monitor Dear Webby, I followed your instructions and tried for hours to get acceptable results on my laptop screen. The oily slime look of course did not help at all. It makes it look like a reasonably sharp picture from the distance, but it is just an illusion. Fine graphics are not, and small details on spreadsheet charts are washed together. What can I do, that I haven't done yet? Help! Lindsay Dear Lindsay For a start, stop listening to the liars, who try to con you into believing wide monitors are top quality. They are not. They are rejects, no matter how hysterical the liars get. If you put any wide screen laptop beside, for example, a Lenovo 1600 x 1200 4:3 flat screen monitor, then you will instantly see the difference. The 1600 x 1200 screen has real pixels in the number claimed, not fake pixels claiming to be the equivalent of whatever the advertising department printed. If you shop around and check with PriceGrabber, you can find 16" x 12", 1600 x 1200 monitors for less than the cost of new glasses. Your laptop has a socket in the back for plugging in an external monitor. Then you will see lines on charts, that are only one pixel away from other lines, not washed together lines, and graphics the way they were intended to be seen. Yes, I am quite opinionated on this topic, and quite happy, that I was smart enough to buy a refurbished Lenovo 16" x 12" three - four years ago, and that, in spite of my diabetes, the prescription for my glasses has not changed in four years. A decent monitor makes a huge difference! Have FUN! DearWebby
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During a recent business trip to Boeing's Everett, Washington factory, I noticed several 747 and 777 airliners being assembled. Before the engines were installed, huge weights were hung from the wings to keep the planes balanced. The cast iron weights were bright yellow and black and marked, "14,000 lbs." But what I found particularly interesting was some stenciling I discovered on the side of each weight. Imprinted there was the warning: "Remove before flying."
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Judi and Trisha were at an auto show. There they saw a hot-rod with a jacked up rear. "Judi, why is the back end higher than the front?" Trisha asked. "Don't you know ANYTHING?" Judi sighed exasperated. "If you've got the back up like that, then you're always going downhill and save a lot of gas!"
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An enormously wealthy 65-year-old man falls in love with a young woman in her twenties and is contemplating a proposal. "Do you think she'd marry me if I tell her I'm 45?" he asked a friend. "Your chances are better," said the friend, "if you tell her you're 90."

» Who's on first

A man really loved a woman, but he was just too shy to propose to her. Now he was up in his years and neither of them had ever been married. They dated about once a week for the past six years, but he was so timid he just never got around to suggesting marriage, much less living together. But one day, he became determined to ask her the question. He called her on the phone, "June." "Yes, this is June." "Will you marry me?" "Of course I will! Who's this?"





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Friday, Aug 19
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Sure had a frustrating afternoon and evening! The ISP offered
to upgrade the connection from 2 to 15 Mbps and lower the 
cost a little bit.

Well, on the W7 laptop the speed increased download speed to 
7 Mbps, but and decreased  upload speed to a pathetic 375 kbps.
That's the good news.

On the XP desktop, my main work machine, I can no longer use 
browsers. I even uninstalled FireFox and re-installed a known good 
version. That did not help at all. 

What is funny is that I can get and send mail and work on the
server command lines, just browsing is blocked.

Who do I ask for help, when I can't figure out a problem?

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"I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people." --- Jack Handey
A teenager who had just received her learner's permit offered to drive her parents to church. After a hair-raising ride, they finally reached their destination. The mother got out of the car and said, "Thank you!" "Anytime," her daughter replied. As the woman slammed the door, she said, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to God."
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Aboard a flight from L.A. to New York, Grandma Esther was taking her very first flight. They had only been aloft a few minutes when the elderly lady complained to the stewardess that her ears were popping. The girl smiled and gave the older woman some chewing gum, assuring her that many people experienced the same discomfort. When they landed in New York, Grandma thanked the stewardess. "The chewing gum worked fine," she said, "but tell me, how do I get it out of my ears?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Juwan D. Wilson, 18 in Wichita, Kansas Suspect calls the cops himself Authorities say an 18-year-old suspect in a high-speed chase went to class at Hutchinson Community College after the chase was called off Monday morning by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Then, after police found the suspect's green Chevy Blazer parked at the local college and had it towed, Juwan D. Wilson reportedly called the Hutchinson Police Department to report someone had stolen his vehicle. "That kind of made it easy," Patrol trooper Dave Golden said Monday. Wilson, a Wichita resident, was arrested on suspicion of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and a vehicle registration violation. He was booked Monday into the Reno County jail. The chase started at 10:50 a.m. Monday on K-96 in Reno County, about two miles east of Yoder Road. Golden tried to stop the Chevy Blazer for speeding, but the driver sped off. The pursuit toward Hutchinson twice reached 100 mph, according to Golden, who stopped pursuing the Blazer once it turned onto 11th Avenue in Hutchinson. "When it became too dangerous and came into town, I terminated the pursuit," he said. An HCC student later alerted campus security after spotting the Blazer driving erratically, as it pulled into a college parking lot. Police officers found the Blazer parked at Hutchinson Community College near the Stringer Fine Arts Center and the Sports Arena, according to Hutchinson Police Sgt. Eric Buller. After the vehicle was found, Golden fingerprinted the outside of the Blazer and had it towed. Wilson later came out to the parking lot, saw that his vehicle was missing and called police. "After he was done with class, he saw that it was gone and thought it was stolen," Police officer Lorenzo Bohringer said. A video camera from inside Golden's patrol car helped identify Wilson as a suspect. Wilson was cooperative and later confessed, according to Golden. "He really is a likeable guy, but this was not one of his smarter moves," Golden said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Nita Re: Unsatisfactory wide monitor Dear Webby, I know you do not like the new monitors but I have a 19" and I still must scroll across all day. How wide of a monitor must a person buy to avoid the scrolling across or is it even possible? Thank you for all your help and your excellent Humor letter. Nita Dear Nita My monitor is 16" wide and 12" high, just measuring the actual screen, not the frame. I have the resolution set to 1600 x 1200, 100 dots per inch, and I find that perfect for working. Try setting the resolution higher, and play with the DPI setting to fine tune it, so that everything is perfectly sharp. Right-click on the desktop Properties Settings Slide the slider all the way to the right, or at least to 1600 x 1200. Hit OK to try that out. For fine tuning, Right-click on the desktop Properties Settings Advanced and play with the DPI setting. You may have to adjust icon sizes and fonts and all kinds of stuff afterwards. However, it is well worth it to have perfectly sharp pictures and text in a size, that is right for your eyes. And if you see a 4:3 monitor at a yard sale, grab it! If you pretend to be a professional, you can buy brand new 4:3 monitors, and even 3:4 upright portrait monitors. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An old seed corn salesman entered a tavern, sat down at the bar, and ordered a double scotch on the rocks. After he finished the drink, he peeked inside his shirt pocket, then he ordered another double scotch. After he finished that one, he again peeked inside his shirt pocket and ordered another double scotch. Finally, the bartender said, "Look, buddy, I'll bring you drinks all night long. But you gotta tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order another." The old seed corn salesman replied, "I'm looking at a photo of my wife. When she starts to look good, then I know it's time to go home."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Make Cloth Napkins from Remnants I love to have tons of dinner napkins, but I do not like the high price on them. I go to Walmart and look through their remnant bin for cheap materials. I just took a remnant home that cost 39 cents and made four dinner napkins out of it. All I did was cut a triangle edge on it. If I had owned a pair of pinking shears, I could have done it much faster. These can be used for all around cleaning and little place mats. I love these little dinner napkins. I make them in smaller sizes than what you would buy at the store for the children and normal if not smaller sizes for me. I am happy with my large collection of dinner napkins. By Robyn from Hampton, TN http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A an old country doctor examined a woman from the country, took the husband aside, and said, "I don't like the looks of your wife at all." "Me neither doc," said the husband. "But she's a great cook and really good with the kids."
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I worked in the biology department at Buffalo State College in New York. The Great Lakes Laboratory, also stationed at the college, employed a licensed boat captain to man its research vessel. It was common knowledge that the captain couldn't swim. When newcomers learned of this, they would approach him about it. "Is it true?" one of them asked incredulously. "You, a boat captain, can't swim?" "No, I can't," he replied. "Can pilots fly?"

» Tall Ships

Explaining their policy on not cashing checks for people who don't have accounts with their bank, the teller said, "Why if he didn't have an account here, I wouldn't cash a check for my own brother." The irate customer replied, "Well . . . you know your family a lot better than I."





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, Aug 18

Found it interesting how the British lawyers and prison 
guards unions are getting hysterical about the sentencing
of the rioters and claim, that it represses free speech.

The prison guard unions are communist controlled and told
to promote anarchy, in order to bring down the state. 
Nothing new there. Surprising is that the lawyers are 
panicking and claiming, that appropriate sentencing might 
cut into their expected business.

Personally, I doubt that they have to worry for a long time.
By taking discipline out of the schools, respect for authority
has been destroyed, and that will come back and bite them in 
the butts for a long time. It will probably take them another
fifteen years just to realize their mistake.

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Asked by the third-grade teacher to spell "straight." did so correctly. "Now," said the teacher, "what does it mean?" "Without water."
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DISASTER "Oh, No!" he gasped as he surveyed the disaster before him. Never in his 40 years of life had he seen anything like it. How anyone could have survived he did not know. He could only hope that somewhere amid the overwhelming destruction he would find his 16-year-old son. Only the slim hope of finding Danny kept him from turning and fleeing the scene. He took a deep breath and proceeded. Walking was virtually impossible with so many things strewn across his path. He moved ahead slowly. "Danny! Danny!" he whispered to himself. He tripped and almost fell several times. He heard someone, or something, move. At least he thought he did. Perhaps, he was just hoping he did. He shook his head and felt his gut tighten. He couldn't understand how this could have happened. There was some light but not enough to see very much. Something cold and wet brushed against his hand. He jerked it away. In desperation, he took another step then cried out, "Danny!" From a nearby pile of unidentified material, he heard his son. "Yes, Dad," he said, in a voice so weak it could hardly be heard. "It's time to get up and get ready for school," the man sighed, "and, for heaven's sake, clean up your room!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jantavia Taylor, 21, in Bradenton, Florida Woman Tried To Assault Girlfriend With Sex Toy Cops: Florida perp, 21, threw strap-on dildo at roomie during beef. AUGUST 16--A Florida woman is facing a felony domestic violence charge after she allegedly tried to strike her live-in girlfriend last night with a “female sex toy,” according to a police report. Responding to call of an aggravated assault with a knife, a cop interviewed Tamara Cadet and Jantavia Taylor about a confrontation in the Bradenton home they have shared for more than a year. Cadet, 23, told the investigator that she and Taylor, 21, “became involved in an argument and that Ms.Taylor then grabbed a knife from an unknown location and began to chase her with it.” Fearful of being injured, Cadet said she fled the couple’s home and ran a block before Taylor stopped chasing her. But when Taylor spoke to a Bradenton Police Department officer, she denied chasing Cadet with knife in hand, instead noting that “the only thing that she threw at Ms. Cadet trying to strike her was a female sex toy (Strap on Penis).” Further police investigation determined that, “The sex toy was located across the street in the yard of another residence.” In his report, Officer Joshua Small noted that the weapon used in the alleged domestic assault was categorized as “other.” Pictured in the above mug shot, Taylor, who works at Popeyes, is being held at the Manatee County jail, where bond has not been set yet. It seems, half the cops don't know how to spell "attempted strapadicktome" and the other half of them can't stop laughing.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Hank Re: Why a UV filter? Dear Webby, why is everybody always saying you need to buy an UV filter for every camera? If that filter was so universally necessary, wouldn't the camera companies build it into the camera ? Thanks Hank Dear Hank With a cheap plastic lens camera a real glass UV filter can make a noticeable difference in the picture, however, with most cameras there is SOME glass in there somewhere, and you would not notice a difference. If you did notice a difference, you most likely would not really know for sure which version of a picture you would prefer, with or without UV filter. The main objective of the UV filter nowadays is to protect the main lens from fingerprints, mustard, ketchup, dirt and scratches. Since UV filters are just plain window glass, they used to be very cheap, ($1 - $10), but nowadays some merchants consider them to be gullibility tax and charge outrageous amounts of money for them. Since they are just plain glass, a UV filter from an old camera will work just fine, as long as it is not scratched up. If it does not snap or thread on, clean it well and then simply glue it on. If it does get scratched up by falling off a mountain, you can release the glue by heating the flat UV filter glass with a clothes iron. Have FUN! DearWebby
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*How to speak English Pooperly* 1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. 4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. 5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat) 6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration. 7. Be more or less specific. 8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary. 9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies. 10. No sentence fragments. 11. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used. 12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. 13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous. 14. One should NEVER generalize. 15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches. 16. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. 17. One-word sentences? Eliminate. 18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake. 19. The passive voice is to be ignored. 20. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas. 21. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice. 22. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them. 23. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas. 24. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." 25. If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly. 26. Puns are for children, not groan readers. 27. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms. 28. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed. 29. Who needs rhetorical questions? 30. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. And the last one... 31. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to Remove Paint Transfer My husband went ballistic when he saw a scrape on my car bumper. My grandkids ride their bikes, etc. and he just knew someone had "nicked" the paint on the bumper. I took a tiny bit of a Mr. Clean sponge and gently scrubbed the "nick". It was gone in no time and not a trace of anything remained. Disaster averted. I even got rid of a few more that looked like nicks! By Halfwhit from Ashdown, AR http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Late one Friday night after a big soccer game the policemen spotted a man driving very erratically through the streets of Dublin. They pulled the man over and asked him if he had been drinking that evening. "Aye, so I have. The team won, you know, so me and the lads stopped by the pub where I had six or seven pints. And then there was something called "Happy Hour" and they served these margaritas, which are quite good. I had four or five o' those. Then I had to drive me friend Mike home and O' course I had to go in for a couple of Guinness - couldn't be rude, ye know. Then I stopped on the way home to get another bottle for later.." The man fumbled around in his coat until he located his bottle of whiskey, which he proudly held up for inspection. The officer sighed, and said, "Sir, I'm afraid I'll need you to step out of the car and take a Breathalyzer test." The man said, "Why? Don't ye believe me?!?" The cop replied: "I do believe ya, Paddy. But after ya fall flat on yer drunken mug, it's a lot easier to put the handcuffs on ya."
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A young couple met with their pastor to set a date for their wedding. When he asked whether they preferred a contemporary or a traditional service, they opted for the contemporary. On the big day, a major storm forced the groom to take an alternate route to the church. The streets were flooded, so he rolled up his pants legs to keep his trousers dry. When he finally reached the church, his best man rushed him into the sanctuary and up to the altar, just as the ceremony was starting. "Pull down your pants," whispered the pastor. "Uh, Reverend, I've changed my mind," the groom responded. "I think I would prefer the traditional service."

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The rules at a particular university were such that if the professor was not present in the classroom by 15 minutes past the hour, the class was considered a "walk" and the students were free to leave -- with no penalties for missing a class. The rooms were equipped with the type of wall clocks which "jumped" ahead each minute, in a very noticeable fashion. As it were, these clocks were not of the most sophisticated construction. Some enterprising student discovered that if one were to hit the clock with an eraser, it would cause the clock to "jump" ahead 1 minute. So, it became almost daily practice for these students to take target practice at the clock (this particular professor was not the most punctual, and the students considered him severely "absent-minded"). A few well- aimed erasers, and lo, 15 minutes were passed, and class dismissed itself. On those occasions, when the professor showed up on time, the eraer trick came in handy to shorten a one hour lecture to less than half. Well, when the day for the next exam rolled around, the professor strolled into the room, passed out the exams, and told the class, "You have one hour to complete the examination". The professor then proceeded to collect the erasers from around the room and gleefully took aim at the clock. When he had successfully "jumped" the clock forward one hour, he ended the class and collected the exam papers.





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Wednesday, Aug 17

Paul corrected me on the oily rag cans. Today's Canadian Tire
cans apparently have a plastic liner, which could make them 
unsuitable.

He found a link to the proper oily rag cans. Those of you, 
who have worked in Industry, will recognize the can.

Dear Webby,
For only a few dollars more you can get the proper, and safe can.  
Additionally, as a bonus, they are not made in China.

Paul


Thanks Paul!

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. --- Leo Tolstoy My mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, "Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim." --- Paula Poundstone
A Sunday school teacher asked her students to draw a picture of their favorite Old Testament bible story. As she moved around the class, she saw many wonderful drawings being created. Then she came to Little Johnny, who had drawn a man driving an older car, a convertible with 60's style tail fins. In the back seat were two passengers, both scantily dressed. The teacher said, "It's a lovely picture, Johnny, but which bible story does it tell?" Little Johnny seemed surprised at the question and said, "Well, doesn't it say in the BIBLE that God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury?"
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Looks like they are getting picky in Florida! Help wanted ad in the Orlando, Florida SENTINEL: Shed delivery person - must be smarter than a large box.
Rainbow while watering the Saskatoon bushes You can just barely see the second, reverse rainbow above.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Robert C. Harding Iowa man tries to lure teen and gets mom's fist instead (CBS/AP) DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man who allegedly tried to lure a young girl into an alley, wound up with stitches and a black eye after the girl's mother took matters into her own hands, according to authorities. Polk County police sources say that Robert C. Harding tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into an alley near where she was playing with friends outside her home. Instead the smart-thinking teenager went to get her mom who confronted Harding, according to CBS affiliate KCCI. Police say that when the girl's mother, Holly Pullen, confronted Harding he asked how old the girl was and whether he could marry her or would be interested in signing the girl away. "I got down to the alley and I confronted him. I said, 'Why are you staring at the kids?' and he looks at me and says, 'I want to marry the red head.' I came unglued at that point. I was like 'Dude, she's only 13 and that's my daughter,'" Pullen told the station. Police said Pullen punched Harding in the face. Then the girl's father and one of his friends chased Harding and fought with him, KCCI reported. By the time police arrived at Fremont Street, the fight was over. Police questioned Harding who allegedly told them that he was trying to get the girl into the alley so he could "marry her and sex her." Police also said he told them he knew the girl was a minor and that he liked "young girls." Harding is charged with enticing a minor under the age of 16, which is punishable up 4 years in prison and a parole violation. He's being held on $15,000 bond.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Dianne Re: Make a Blonde version! Dear Webby, Why don't you quit your bitching about Blonde Windows and just make a Blonde version of the Humor Letter? Outlook 2007 can't show more than half of it, if you have images set to download and show. Other newsletters, that don't have pictures and color, don't have that problem. Dianne Dear Dianne That is just an old "Undocumented Feature" in Outlook. Yahoo used to have that problem, where the yahoos had to hit REPLY or FORWARD to see the bottom half of long emails. The same trick apparently works for Outlook 2007 on W7. Just pretend to be a yahoo and hit REPLY to read the bottom half. The alternative is to use a better email program or OS. Eudora still works fine fro Windows 3.1 to Windows 7. The same goes for most of the good email programs. For a list of the most popular ones, go to Wikipedia Have FUN! DearWebby
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The teacher asked, "Johnny, did somebody help somebody with your homework last night?" Little Johnny said, "No, Mom did it all by herself. I didn't have to help her at all!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Math Pancakes Pancakes are so easy to manipulate into shapes to teach with, so we are going to start doing plates of multiplication equations. Maybe one or two a week. I am hoping it will help. I know this works for the alphabet. We are also using flash cards but my child doesn't like studying, bless her heart. She is so not into buckling down with anything, but she makes good grades though. Multiplication tables takes on a whole new meaning when they are on the breakfast table. Maybe she won't know she is studying this way, which is my goal! Source: From a teacher a while back! By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
There were three men at a bar. One man got drunk and started a fight with the other two men. The police came and took the drunk guy to jail.The next day the man went before the judge. The judge asked the man, "Where do you work?" The man said, "Here and there." The judge asked the man, "What do you do for a living?" The man said, "This and that." The judge then said, "Take him away." The man said, "Wait, judge, when will I get out?" The judge said to the man, "Sooner or later."
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Some carpenters were working outside the old house and Bill's wife had just finished washing the floor, when one of the workmen asked to use the bathroom... With dismay she looked from his muddy boots to her newly scrubbed floors. "Just a minute," she said, thinking of a quick solution. "I'll put down some newspapers." "That's all right, lady," he responded. "I'm already potty-trained."

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Two women were paired together as partners in a club tournament and met on the putting green for the first time. After introductions, the first golfer asked, "What's your handicap?" "Oh, I'm a scratch golfer," the other replied. "Really!" exclaimed the first woman, suitably impressed that she was paired up with her. "Yes, I write down all my good scores and scratch out the bad ones!





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Real Beer 

After the North American Beer Festival, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.

The guy from Corona sits down and says, "Hey Senor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona." The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.

The guy from Budweiser says, "I'd like the best beer in the world. Give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser." The bartender gives him one.

The guy from Coors says, "I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors." He gets it.

The guy from Molson Canadian sits down and says, "Give me a Coke." The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.

The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, "Why aren't you drinking a Molson?"

The Molson Canadian president replies, "Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I."



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W7 Outlook problem 



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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, Aug 16

Dear Webby,
Reguarding the ThriftyFun tip for using linseed oil on shovels 
and pitch forks, please remind readers that the rags with 
linseed oil on them can spontaneously combust if  not stored 
or disposed of properly.  Here's a link to an check out:  
Spontaneous Combustion of rags

baddog

Dear Baddog

Re linseed oil, yes, that is ancient knowledge.
Don't you remember the galvanized tin rag bucket with hinged 
lid from your school's woodworking shop,
that had to be carried out and emptied every day?

The reason it had a hinged metal lid was to keep the air 
out and the rags from getting hot.

I guess with today's deterioration of education, kids learn 
how to freeload and get grants, and all kinds of ways to 
mooch off society, but basic common sense stuff has 
become a lost art.
I wonder what they do with the tin rag bucket by the 
door in the woodworking shop nowadays?

Lee Valley Tools has the standard galvanized rag bucket, 
that you see in most woodworking shops, and Canadian Tire 
has a stainless steel rag bucket, that is actually cheaper.


Try to spread the word and help keep common sense and safety 
from becoming a lost art!

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The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. --- Thomas Carlyle Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. --- Robertson Davies
Thanks to Frank for this: Driving home after working late the other day, I was stopped by a police officer for speeding. I explained that I was rushing home to be with my wife on our first anniversary, which was the truth. However, instead of being let off with a warning, the officer said "Congratulations!" and then proceeded to write out the ticket. As he handed it to me, he said, "The first year is paper, right?"
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A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about a year away from his Bar Mitzvah, but was sorely lacking in his knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this, he sent his son to Israel to experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home. "Father, thank you for sending me to the land of our fathers," the son said. "It was wonderful and enlightening; however, I must confess that while in Israel I converted to Christianity." "Oi vey," replied the father, "what have I done?" So, in the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to his best friend and sought his advice and solace. "It is amazing that you should come to me," stated his friend. "I, too, sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian." So in the tradition of the patriarchs, they went to the Rabbi. "It is amazing that you should come to me," stated the Rabbi. "I, too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian. What is happening to our sons? Brothers, we must take this to the Lord." They fell to their knees and began to pour out their hearts to the Almighty. As they prayed, the clouds above opened and a mighty voice said, "Amazing that you should come to Me. I, too, sent My Son to Israel..."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Israel Cortes, 35, of Ewing, NJ Asleep on the burglary SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Authorities say a New Jersey burglary suspect picked the wrong time to fall asleep. South Brunswick police say officers surprised the alleged burglars at Big Ed's Restaurant on Route 130 Sunday night. But when they went inside to investigate, three suspects fled the scene. Two eventually were caught with the help of state police and officers from neighboring Cranbury. But two hours later, officers searching the restaurant's basement found -- or rather, heard -- 35-year-old Israel Cortes of Ewing sleeping and snoring on top of a large refrigeration unit where he apparently had been hiding. Police say the suspects had targeted the restaurant to steal its copper pipes. The business was targeted by the suspects in order to steal copper pipes to later be sold, police said. Numerous pipes had already been cut out and were being prepared for loading into the suspect vehicles, police said. Recovered from the scene were two Sawzall saws, gloves, and headlight lamps. The business sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage from the robbery, police said. All three were charged with burglary and related crimes and their vehicles were seized. A fourth suspect remains at large.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Russ Re: W7 Outlook problem Dear Webby, We just ‘upgraded’ from XP to Windows 7 Professional & Outlook 2007 and the decision was made by others more powerful than I. My issue with your humor letter is Outlook 2007 requires a separate step to download the pictures (right click, download). If I read the letter without downloading, I can read through the complete letter. But after downloading the pictures, I can only read through a portion of the letter. The end of the letter seems to be lost, usually starting after the picture that you always share with your readers. I receive other newsletters and yours seems to be the only one with this problem. Please advise at your convenience. Thanks, - Russ Dear Russ Sounds like the powerful boneheads didn't consider that Blonde Windoze needs a lot more RAM. I can not fix Blonde Windoze or Outlook 2007, and I can't afford to donate adequate RAM to boneheads. Since the boneheads are in the minority, regardless of the hype from Microsoft, I won't be writing a "Light" version of the Humor Letter in the near future. I will trim down the ads though, and move them to the Tools page, since nobody clicks on them anyway. In the meantime, just use a browser to go to http://webby.com/humor and see it just like those people, who don't have boneheads for bosses, see it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A retiree was given a set of golf clubs by his co-workers. Thinking he'd try the game, he asked the local pro for lessons, explaining that he knew nothing whatever of the game. The pro showed him the stance and swing, then said, "Just hit the ball toward the flag on the first green." The novice teed up and smacked the ball straight down the fairway and onto the green, where it stopped inches from the hole. "Now what ?" the fellow asked the speechless pro. "Uh... you're supposed to hit the ball into the cup," the pro finally said, after he was able to speak again. "Oh great! NOW you tell me," said the beginner.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use a Throw as a Comforter for Toddler Bed Recently my grandson moved into a toddler bed. The mattress is the same fit as the crib, but I needed a blanket that fit the entire bed. I found that the throws that are sold everywhere are a fit perfect. They come in variety of colors and patterns. I chose a Thomas the Train throw. My grandson's favorite. By xintexas from San Antonio, TX http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A woman was chatting with her next-door neighbor. "I feel really good today. I started out this morning with an act of unselfish generosity. I gave a twenty dollar bill to a bum." "You gave a bum twenty whole dollars? That's a lot of money to just give away. What did your husband say about it?" "Oh, he thought it was the proper thing to do. He even said, 'Thanks.' "
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A sailor, while bringing flowers to a cemetery, noticed an old Chinese man placing a bowl of rice on a nearby grave. The sailor walked up to the man and asked, "When do you expect your friend to come up and eat the rice?" The old Chinese man replied with a smile, "Same time your friend comes up to smell the flowers."

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"I hope you didn't take it personally, Reverend," an embarrassed woman said after a church service, "when my husband walked out during your sermon." "I did find it rather disconcerting," the preacher replied. "It's not a reflection on you, sir," insisted the church goer. "Ralph has been walking in his sleep ever since he was a child."





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Compacting Mail 



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Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, Aug 15

It sure was a beautiful weekend! 
To help the Saskatoon bushes recover from all the neighbors' 
frantic early morning harvesting, I watered them a few times,
and enjoyed the beautiful rainbows. 

I'll try to take a picture of one and see how it turns out.
However, I think I will sell that Nikon Coolpix L100 to raise
some cash. If anybody is interested, make me an offer!

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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. --- Sidney J. Harris Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. --- Robert Orben
Thanks to Penny for this report: MY LAST TRIP TO COSTCO Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think, I had an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle's ass and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Costco doesn't wan't me to shop there anymore.
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Thanks to Ole for this story: After a frantic caller told the Battle Creek, Michigan, Humane Society about two ducks trapped by the ice on a pond, the shelter manager, Sven, rushed right over. Sven inched his way out over nearly 100 feet of ice. As onlookers stood by, he carefully made his way to the ducks, and, thankfully, back to safety on the shore. Both of the wooden decoys are expected to survive. ---------- Is the summer really that cold in Michigan this year?
Some colorful weeds along the edge of my back yard.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jennifer Knopp, 39, in Marathon, FL Called cop to sell dope If you're seeking help from the cops, it's never a good idea to call one and ask him if he's interested in buying some marijuana. But that's what Jennifer Knopp, 39, did Thursday night, says the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Agency officials say Knopp called Deputy Christian Galls on his SWAT-issued cell phone while he was working at the Marathon substation at 9:15 p.m. She had his phone number from a previous case he'd worked involving her, although his arrest report doesn't go into details. The report says Knopp told Galls she "had the stuff he was looking for," meaning "crippie, a slang term known as a potent form of marijuana." She asked how much he wanted, and he said a quarter-ounce. Galls told her he'd call her back, then told narcotics detectives about the phone call. He called Knopp back and agreed to meet her at the Marathon Community Theatre, about a mile from the Sheriff's Office. Galls headed to the theater along with Deputy Paul Bean and, when they parked and walked up to her 1999 Chrysler Concord, she drove away "over two plastic parking rails." Galls and Bean ran back to their cars and pulled Knopp over a short time later. In her car was Christopher Flingos, 42. He refused to be searched and was released right there. Meanwhile, Knopp reportedly told Galls she had pot in her purse and, sure enough, the report says, the deputies found 24.5 grams of it inside. When Galls asked her why she would offer to sell pot to a cop, she reportedly said she hoped he would help her get away from Flingos. She said "she didn't know what else to say," the report says. To confirm she made the earlier call, Galls dialed her phone number and an iPhone in her purse rang. The cop's name and number showed on the screen. Knopp was charged with possessing marijuana.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Suzanne Re: Compacting mail Dear Webby, Under my Outlook Express email, there's a choice for 'File, Folders, Compact, Compact All Folders'. Would you please shed some light on any advantage in compacting email folders? It sounds like something to save space, so is it something I should be doing? Thanks very much. Suzanne ps: you've got the best newsletter going, I love it, every bit, and am faced every day with the difficult decision of opening it first or saving it for last. Thanks again. Suzanne Dear Suzanne Most email programs compact mail either automatically or via a command like that. Compacting the mail is similar to the Defrag you can do to the hard drive. It's a good idea to compact your mail now and then. Rumors, that frequent compacting of the mail will eliminate the inevitable Outlook Express and Outlook crashes, are unfortunately not true. The only way you can postpone the inevitable crashes of those two programs is by keeping the IN, OUT and TRASH folders trimmed down as much as possible. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Driving down the highway one day, I saw this slogan on the back of a well-known trucking company's vehicle: "We Always Go the Extra Mile." Then I noticed another phrase scrawled in the dirt just below it: "We keep missing the right Exit."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Linseed Oil to Treat Garden Handles Rub the handles of of pitchforks and shovels once in awhile with a rag dipped in linseed oil. You'll find the shafts both last longer and are much more pleasant to use. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Some wacky definitions. SALESMAN -- man with ability to convince wife she'd look fat in mink. CANNIBAL -- person who likes to see other people stewed. EGOCENTRIC -- a person who believes he is everything you know you are. FOREIGN FILM -- any movie shown in Texas theater that isn't a western. MAGAZINE -- bunch of printed pages that tell you what's coming in the next issue. COLLEGE: The four-year period when parents are permitted access to the telephone. EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Police station, fire department and places that deliver. OPERA: When a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings. BUFFET: A French word that means "Get up and get it yourself." BABY-SITTER: A teen-ager who must behave like an adult so that the adults who are out can behave like teen-agers. TRAFFIC LIGHT -- apparatus that automatically turns red when your car approaches. PIONEER -- early American who was lucky enough to find his way out of the woods. PEOPLE -- some make things happen, some watch things happen, and the majority has no idea what's happened. SELF-CONTROL -- the ability to eat only one peanut. TATTOO: Permanent proof of temporary insanity.
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A man traveling down a country road was forced to stop before a giant puddle covering the entire road. Looking to the side of the road, the man noticed a farmer leaning on a fence. "Think it's safe to cross?" the man asked. "I reckon so," replied the farmer. The car was immediately swallowed by the puddle as the man drove in. In fact, it was so deep that he had to roll his window down to swim out of his car back to the surface. As his head broke the surface the man yelled to the farmer, "I thought you said I could safely drive through this puddle!" "Well, shoot!" said the farmer, scratching his head. "It only comes up chest-high on my ducks!"

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GOVERNMENT PIPE SPECIFICATIONS 1. All pipe is to be made of a long hole, surrounded by metal or plastic centered around the hole. 2. All pipe is to be hollow throughout the entire length - do not use holes of different length than the pipe. 3. The I.D. (inside diameter) of all pipe must not exceed the O.D. (outside diameter) - otherwise the hole will be on the outside. 4. All pipe is to be supplied with nothing in the hole so that water, steam or other stuff can be put inside at a later date. 5. All pipe should be supplied without rust - this can be more readily applied at the job site. N.B. Some Vendors are now able to supply pre-rusted pipe. If available in your area, this product is recommended as it will save a lot of time on the job site. 6. All pipe over 500 ft (153m) in length should have the words "long pipe" clearly painted on each end, so the Contractor will know it is a long pipe. 7. Pipe over 2 miles (3.2 km) in length must have the words "very long pipe" painted in the middle, so the Contractor will not have to walk the entire length of the pipe to determine whether or not it is a long pipe or a very long pipe. 8. All pipe over 6" (152 mm) in diameter must have the words "large pipe" painted on it, so the Contractor will not mistake it for small pipe. 9. Flanges must be used on all pipe. Flanges must have holes for bolts quite separate from the big hole in the middle. 10. When ordering 90 degrees, 45 degrees or 30 degrees elbow, be sure to specify right hand or left hand; otherwise you will end up going the wrong way. 11. Be sure to specify to your vendor whether you want level, uphill or downhill pipe. If you use downhill pipe for going uphill, the water will flow the wrong way. 12. All couplings should have either right hand or left hand thread, but do not mix the threads - otherwise, as the coupling is being screwed on one pipe, it is unscrewed from the other.





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Today is Sunday, Aug 14

The Saskatoon berries are ripening nicely. I picked
enough to make half a dozen small jars of jam, but then
neighbors and visitors got to them. One neighbor even
brought me fresh salad and parsley and carrots!

No panic, there are still plenty of berries, that will ripen
over the next week or so.

In one of the Saskatoon bushes I found a goose berry
bush. Those will take another two weeks, and I am really 
looking forward to them.

Also found a dogwood bush in there. Pretty, shiny, red berries,
but as far as I know, not edible. It looks like birds seeded 
them, while they were snacking on my berries.

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Fifteen minutes into the flight from Kansas City to Toronto, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left." Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry, we can fly just fine on two engines." An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours, but don't worry - we still have one engine left." A Kansas Beauty turned to the man in the next seat and remarked, "If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day!"
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What does a Mississippian say when you ask them to spell 'Mississippi'? "The state or the river?"

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Marvin Lane Ussery, 48 Former inmate arrested for breaking into jail Marvin Lane Ussery was spotted while trying to make his way back into California State Prison in Sacramento. He previously served time for robbery at New Folsom. You would think once being let out on parole in 2009 the 48-year-old wouldn't be keen for a return trip, but he was caught by Corrections Sergeant Tony Quinn scaling a 7ft tall fence, topped with barbed wire, trying to get back behind bars. Officials are now investigating whether Ussery's bizarre behaviour was part of a plan to smuggle in drugs or mobile phones, but have found no evidence as yet. If his intention was simply to return to a prison cell, the 48-year-old has now got his wish, and is now being held in Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of violating his parole and being an ex-convict on prison property. Prison spokesman Tony Quinn told KCRA.com: 'The only statement he made to investigators is that he wanted to reminisce. It must have been a great time for him.' He added that officials at the prison 'quickly realised' they were not dealing with an escapee after discovering Ussery.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Stan Re: Paypal credit card info request Dear Webby, I got a notice from Paypal to reconfirm my credit card, and I did. But then I got another one to another one of my email addresses. By that time I realized that neither of those addresses are the one I use at PayPal. I guess I got took! Now what? Stan Dear Stan Yes, you forgot what I had warned about a many times. PayPal will NEVER send out a mail asking you to enter credit card information in a mail form. The REAL PayPal does that on a secure form at their site. Always close all browsers and open a fresh one before doing anything serious at PayPal. You donated your credit card info to some crooks. They may be grateful, as they spend your money, and think about you. But don't count on that. About all you can do is call your credit card company and tell them that you gave your credit card info to some crooks. They will then put a block on that card and issue you a new one. As long as you report it on the same day, they usually just bounce any charges made on that card on that day. With some of them, though, you may have to do some arguing. I would strongly advise that you do the arguing soonest, like RIGHT NOW! Have FUN! DearWebby
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Clerk in flower shop: "Sorry, we don't have potted geraniums. Could you use African violets?" Customer (sadly): "No, it was geraniums my wife told me to water while she was gone. I think, shw would notice the difference."
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A farmer who has been involved in a terrible road accident with a large truck ended up in court fighting for a big compensation claim. "I understand your claiming damages for the injuries you supposed to have suffered?" Stated the counsel for the insurance company. "Yes, that's right," replied the farmer, nodding his head. "You claim you were injured in the accident, yet I have a signed police statement that says that when the attending police officer asked you how you were feeling, you replied, 'I've never felt better in my life.' Is that the case?" "Yeah, but..." stammered the farmer. "A simple yes or not will suffice," council interrupted quickly. "Yes," Replied the farmer. Then it was the turn of the farmer's council to ask him questions. "Please tell the court the exact circumstance of events following the accident when you made your statement of health," his lawyer said. "Certainly," replied the farmer. "After the accident my horse was thrashing around with a broken leg and my poor old dog was howling in pain. This cop comes along, takes one look at my horse and shoots him dead. Then he goes over to my dog, looks at him and shoots him dead too. Then he come straight over to me, smoking gun in his hand, and asked me how I was feeling. Now, mate, what the hell would you have said to him?"
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Sign at cafeteria entrance: Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria. Scribbled underneath: Socks can eat any place they want.

» On The Hoof

A man goes to a party and has too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let them take him home. He says no, he only lives a mile away. About five blocks from the party, the police pull him over for weaving and ask him to get out of the car and walk the line. Just as he starts, the police radio blares out a notice of a robbery taking place in a house just a block away. The police tell the party animal to stay put, they will be right back and they hop a fence and run down the street to the robbery. The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has the flu and has been in bed all day. A few hours later the police knock on the door. They ask if hubby lives there and his wife says yes. They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with the flu and has been so all day. The police have his driver's license. They ask to see his car and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage and opens the door and there sits their police car, lights still flashing. True story, told by the driver at his first AA meeting in jail.





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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, Aug 13

What stopped the riots in England?

The police credit the wisdom of the politicians for beeing too
busy making speeches and claiming credit and not having time 
left over for interfering with police.

What was new and different was the extremely fast organization
of racial vigilante groups, who chased the yobs out of their 
areas and dispersed them. 

Yes, racial! 
When the yobs saw solid lines of Sikhs, not masked, but carrying
baseball bats and pick handles, they ran. The same with groups
of Muslims, and also mixed groups of immigrants, who simply 
did not allow looting and burning and rioting in their neighborhoods, 
and showed the yobs, that they were a lot more serious about 
neighborhood protection, than the yobs were for recreational 
violence. 

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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily. --- Zig Ziglar "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." --- Barry Switzer
A man was eating a meal at a restaurant. He checks his pockets and leaves his tip -- three pennies. As he strides toward the door, his waitress muses, only half to herself, "You know, you can tell a lot about a man by the tip he leaves." The man turns around, curiosity getting the better of him. "Oh, really? Tell me, what does my tip say?" "Well, this penny tells me you're a thrifty man." Barely able to conceal his pride, the man utters, "Hmm, true enough." "And this penny, it tells me you're a bachelor." Surprised at her perception, he says, "Well, that's true, too." "And the third penny tells me that your father was one, too."
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The old town blacksmith realised he couldn't work so hard anymore. He picked out strong young Chuck Deville to become his apprentice. The old fellow was impatient and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told Chuck, "Just do whatever I tell you to do." One day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard." Chuck is no longer an apprentice.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Thomas Fortenberry, 30, Pasadena Honey-Soaked Naked Girls Were Filmed By Pastor Statute of limitations saves Texan pastor from prosecution AUGUST 8--Using a hidden video camera, a Texas man filmed four naked, honey-drenched teenage girls while they showered at a church in 2007, where he worked as a youth pastor. But since the statute of limitations has already expired, prosecutors today were forced to dismiss felony charges lodged against Thomas Fortenberry, who allegedly did the surreptitious filming in November 2007 at the Greater Harvest Community Church in Pasadena. The 30-year-old Fortenberry, investigators alleged, organized a “Fear Factor” game that included honey being poured over four girls he had picked to participate. After the contest, Fortenberry instructed the minors that they “could take a shower and wash the honey” off their bodies. It was at this point that he allegedly videotaped the four teenagers with a camera he had hidden in the church bathroom. Investigators learned about the filming from one of the girls, who eventually went on to date Fortenberry. “When they became closer and it looked like they might be married,” Fortenberry, pictured above, told the victim, now 21, “that he had secretly videotaped her taking a shower” at the church. The woman, who was 17 at the time of the “Fear Factor” incident, added that Fortenberry confessed to secretly videotaping three other girls (two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old). When confronted by a police officer, Fortenberry would not deny having filmed the teenagers. “The defendant would only say that he has done things that he should not have done.” Either way, Texas prosecutors today announced that they could not pursue charges against Fortenberry since the incident occurred more than three years ago, beyond the statute of limitations for the improper photography/visual recording count. The felony complaints, which were filed against Fortenberry on August 4, were dismissed today by the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Calla Re: Making icons Dear Webby I need to make a bunch of icons for vision impaired people. Yes, I know there are tons of icons hidden in Windows and wherever, but I have to make new ones. What program do you recommend for that? The machines are all XP. Calla Dear Calla Icons are just .bmp pictures renamed to .ico Paint your icons 32 x 32 pixels, save them as .BMP files, and then rename them by using the file explorer to .ICO. Then you can highlight a shortcut, select properties, chanege Icon and select your just made .ico picture. There are programs available for making icons, some quite expensive, but all you really need is any graphics program, that will let you save files as .BMP. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Once upon a time there was a Prince who, through no fault of his own, was cast under a spell by an evil witch. The curse was that the Prince could speak only one word each year. However, he could save up the words so that if he did not speak for a whole year, then the following year he was allowed to speak two words (this was before the time of letter writing or sign language). One day he met a beautiful woman (ruby lips, golden hair, sapphire eyes,) and fell madly in love. With the greatest difficulty he decided to refrain from speaking for two whole years so that he could look at her and say, "my darling," But, at the end of the two years he wished to tell her that he loved her. Because of this he waited three more years without speaking (bringing the total number of silent years to 5). But, at the end of these five years he realized that he had to ask her to marry him. So, he waited ANOTHER four years without speaking. Finally as the ninth year of silence ended, his joy knew no bounds. Leading the lovely lady to the most secluded and romantic place in that beautiful royal garden the prince heaped a hundred red roses on her lap, knelt before her, and taking her hand in his, said huskily, "My darling, I love you! Will you marry me?" And the lady tucked a strand of golden hair behind a dainty ear, opened her sapphire eyes in wonder, and parting her ruby lips, said, "Pardon?" So he threw her into the moat and married her deaf sister, who did not expect any speeches.
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A police car pulled up in front of grandma Bessie's house, and grandpa got out. The polite policeman explained that the elderly gentleman said that he was lost in the park... and couldn't find his way home. "Morris," said grandma, "You've been going to that park for over 30 years! How come you get lost today?" Leaning close to grandma, so that the policeman couldn't hear, grandpa whispered, "I wasn't lost . . . I was just too tired to walk home."
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Thanks to Tina for this story: In my husband's work for a cable-television company, he encounters illegal hookups that drive up costs for other customers. One day he arrived at a repair job just as the homeowner was pulling into the driveway. She pointed the way to the den, where the tv was located, and then walked out to get the mail. As my husband approached the tv, he saw a note taped to the screen. It read: "Don't forget to hide the descramblers before the cable guy comes. Love, Tom."

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Thanks to Km for this one: Part of my job as a public-health nurse is teaching new parents how to care for their infants. As I was demonstrating how to wrap a newborn, a young Asian couple turned to me and said, "You mean we should wrap the baby like an egg roll?" Yes, I replied, that was a good analogy. "I don't know how to make egg rolls," another mother said anxiously. "Can I wrap mine like a burrito?"





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Does that look like the gene pool needs more chlorine?



Monika Konczyk,32, a recent immigrant from Poland, 
jumping from her apartment, after rioters set the ground floor 
shops on fire. 
She was caught by a Romanian man named Adrian.

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple. --- Oscar Wilde Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. --- Jim Bishop
A housewife, an accountant and a lawyer were asked "How much is 2+2?" The housewife replies: "Four!" The accountant says: "I think it's either 3 or 4. Let me run those figures through my spreadsheet one more time." The lawyer pulls the drapes, dims the lights and asks in a hushed voice, "How much do you want it to be?"
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In a hat shop a salesgirl gushed, "That's the hat for you! It makes you look ten years younger." "Then I don't want it," retorted the customer. "I certainly can't afford to put on ten years every time I take off my hat!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Lorena Tavera, with and without $2000 make-over Lorena Tavera, 21, in El Paso However, she is known to police and they had no problem recognizing her. Former Miss El Paso USA arrested for shoplifting A local beauty queen was arrested for shoplifting Friday for allegedly taking a $69 shirt from the Dillard's at Sunland Park Mall. El Paso police arrested Miss El Paso USA 2008 Lorena Tavera at 6:45 p.m. Friday after store employees reported the theft. The workers told police that Tavera, 21, took the shirt and hid it in a plastic shopping bag before walking out without paying for it. Employees stopped Tavera outside the store and had her wait until police arrived. Tavera faces a charge of theft for an item over $50 but under $500. She also had two outstanding traffic warrants. Jail records show she was booked into the El Paso County Jail early Saturday and released Saturday afternoon after posting bond, which totaled $728. A reporter from Channel 9-KTSM who contacted Tavera on Monday quoted her as saying details of the incident were "misconstrued, and it's twisted." She declined further comment to the station, telling them she needed to contact her lawyer. According to a biography posted online, Tavera attends the University of Texas at El Paso and hopes to start a marketing company to promote fashion designers. Tavera was also crowned Miss El Paso Teen USA in 2006. Two years later, after winning the Miss El Paso USA pageant, she placed sixth at the Miss Texas USA pageant.
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A patient was waiting nervously in the examination room of a famous specialist. "So, who did you see before coming to me?" asked the doctor. "My local General Practitioner." "Your GP?" scoffed the doctor. "What a waste of time. Tell me, what sort of useless nonsense did he con you into?" "He told me to come and see you."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reuse Cardboard From Tissue Box Open up the glued end of an empty large tissue box so it is now flat. Trim off the logo area. You can use the plain white area if you wish. Trim off ends and save them. You can get three tiny gift tags from the ends. You can make 4 cards, 1 bookmark, and 24 tiny tags from a single box or 7 cards and 21 tags from one box! For gift tags, punch a small hole in the top and add a ribbon to tie on to the gift. Attach a ribbon to the top of your bookmark the same way. Not all boxes measure the same, so don't worry if you don't come up with the same cuts or think you made a mistake. By duckie-do from Cortez, CO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Our neighbour used the word hypochondriac to describe the phase her teen-age daughter was going though. One day the girl was convinced that the pain on her left side was appendicitis. Her mother explained that the appendix is on the right. "So that's why it hurts to much," her daughter wailed. "My appendicitis is on the wrong side."
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There was a mine in a small town that completely collapsed. one of the engineers who miraculously survived the disaster went into the local watering hole. The bar was empty except for one lonely soul at the other end of the bar. "Hey bartender" said the Engineer, "I'll have a beer and pour another one for my friend down at the end there." The bartender responded, "I'm sorry sir but that guy's a commie and union organizer, and we don't serve his kind around here." "Well, you'd better because if it weren't for that guy, I wouldn't be here. You remember when the mine that caved ? Well I was in the mine and so was that guy. When the last of us were escaping, he held the roof of the mine up with his head! So get him a beer and if you don't believe me, look at the top of his head and you'll see that it's flat from holding the roof up." The bartender skeptically served the commie his beer and then came back to talk to the Engineer: "I saw the flat spot on his head but I also couldn't help noticing a big huge bruise under his chin. What is that all about?" The engineer responded: "Oh...that's where we put the jack."

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Earl says he used to yearn for a pretty women. Now the "Y" is silent.





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Ray Stevens and the Obama Budget

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The Government wants more money? Why don't they try selling candy bars like the Boy Scouts do?

Many people will spend the summer occupied with fishing and politics. In fishing you use a worm, and in politics a worm uses you.

A person that learns from their mistakes is smart. A person that learns from other people's mistakes is smarter.

Why be difficult? Put some effort in and be impossible.

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

I'm learning to speak Spanish by calling my bank and pressing the #2 button.

It takes less time to do something right than to explain why you did it wrong.

The things you tell your teenagers don't reach them 'til they're in their 40s.

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

I have a speech impediment . . . my foot.

I need some duck tape . . . my duck has a quack in it.

I was thinking of becoming a doctor. I have the handwriting for it.

The more you say, the less people remember.

98% of the time I am right. Why worry about the other 3%.

With proper diet, rest, and exercise a healthy body will last a lifetime.

Thesaurus: ancient reptile with an excellent vocabulary.

Practice courtesy. You never know when it might become popular again.

Any sports fan can tell you the most brutal thing about professional football is the price of the tickets.

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

The measure of success is not how much money you have in the bank, but rather how much money the bank will lend you.

The real goal is to be rich the moment after you die.

Anyone who starts a sentence "With all due respect..." is about to insult you.

Don't count your fish until they're on dry land.

Don't judge, you idiot.

Marriage is like a tourniquet; it stops your circulation.

Everything on land is within walking distance.

The road to success is marked with many tempting parking places.

We're not truly happy until we focus on others.

Sarcasm: an ingenious way of making intelligent people feel stupid.

Love isn't blind . . . it just has Attention Deficit Disorder.

Life is a bowl of cherries . . . overpriced and only available at certain times.

A lot of good-looking faces are wasted on ugly people.

Funny that most of our best-sellers are written at a 9th-grade reading level.

Small talk is one step down from no talk.

If it weren't for humor, we might never get at the truth.

To understand politics, we must read between the lies.



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