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Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. --- Lily Tomlin (1939 - ) ______________________________________________________ Working as a secretary at an international airport, my sister had an office adjacent to the room where security temporarily holds suspects. One day security officers were questioning a man when they were suddenly called away on another emergency. To the horror of my sister and her colleagues, the man was left alone in the unlocked room. After a few minutes, the door opened and he began to walk out. Summoning up her courage, one of the secretaries barked, "Get back in there, and don't you DARE come out until you're told!" The man scuttled back inside and slammed the door. When the security people returned, the women reported what had happened. Without a word, an officer walked into the room and released one very frightened telephone repairman. ______________________________________________________ A minister who was very fond of pure, hot horseradish always kept a bottle of it on his dining room table. He offered some to a guest, who took a big spoonful. When the guest finally was able to speak, he gasped, "I've heard many ministers preach hellfire, but you are the first one I've met who passed out a sample of it." ______________________________________________________ A couple were being given a guided tour of Pico da Bandeira, one of the highest mountains in the Americas. Their guide pointed out where a young couple, petrified by lava, had been discovered. They had died in the act of making love. "How awful !" exclaimed the wife. "Si, but what a great way to spend eternity." added the guide. "They probably died from the smoke and did not feel the lava." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Jean for this picture Click through for the large picture Milky Way over Devils Tower ______________________________________________________
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Deborah Delane Asher, 37, Laurel County, Kentucky Kentucky woman wearing 'I Love Crystal Meth' shirt arrested, for meth A Kentucky woman arrested on meth charges while wearing an "I love crystal meth" t-shirt now has one very ironic mugshot for her records. Deborah Delane Asher, 37, was busted on Tuesday for alleged trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine, according to Fox-17. Richard Jeffrey Rice, 57, was also charged in the case. "The arrests were the result of a drug investigation conducted there after deputies located 2 subjects in possession of 3.37 grams of crystal meth and a set of digital scales," police in Laurel County said.
Tech Support Pits From: Ellis Re: Best browser Dear Webby! I am getting fed up with IE. Which browser do you recommend? Ellis Dear Ellis I UNinstalled IE years ago, and use Chrome for regular work and FireFox for Internet Radio in the background. FireFox works well for slow and leisurely browsing, and for Internet Radio. You can leave that on for days without resetting the browser. It is not that good for hectic searching, especially if the pages have flash ads on the side. (Small movies for ads) Chrome does not like those either and will eventually bung up, but tolerates that kind of stuff a little bit better. Safari is great for reading e-books or long texts, but not really for much else. If you do a fair bit of reading, then get Safari as a spare browser. Not as your main browser, because it doesn't seem to be able to cope with a lot of hectic pages, but is a great reader. Both FireFox and Chrome have pretty good recovery from a crash, and usually re-open all your previously open tabs. With Chrome there is also Session-Buddy, a marvellous Add-On, that tracks your sessions like a properly organized History. Highly recommended! Have FUN! DearWebby
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"Watch out," the wife cautioned her husband, who was driving. "Don't you see that car is braking?" Then she snapped, "Don't pass that truck, his tire is wobbling." The husband turned on his CB and informed the trucker about his loose wheel. The wife, in a nasty mood because of a headache, was irritated by the incessant squealing of the CB. "Why do you always get so much static?" she asked. "Because," her long-suffering husband replied, "I'm married."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Easy Cheesy Lemon Bars Ingredients: 1 pkg lemon cake mix 1/2 cup margarine melted 1 egg 1 pkg creamy white frosting mix 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese softened Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix, margarine, and 1 egg. Stir until moist. Pat in 13x9 inch pan, greased on bottom only. Blend frosting mix into softened cream cheese. Reserve 1/2 cup for frosting mixture. Beat 3-5 minutes. Spread over base. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool. Frost with frosting and cut into bars. By Sandy from Graettinger, IA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ A young doctor had just opened office and felt really excited. His secretary told him a man was here to see him. The young doctor told her to send him in. Pretending to be a busy doctor, he picked up the phone just as the man came in. "Yes, that's right. The fee is $200. Yes, I'll expect you ten past two. Alright. No later. I'm a very busy man." He hung up and turned to the man waiting. "May I help you?" "No," said the man, "I just came in to install the phone...." ______________________________________________________ Lori, the pert and pretty Nurse took her troubles to a resident psychiatrist in the hospital where she worked. "Doctor, you must help me." she pleaded. "It's gotten so that every time I date one of the young doctors here, I end up in bed with him. And then afterward, I feel guilty and depressed for a week." "I see." nodded the psychiatrist. "And you, no doubt, want me to strengthen your will power and resolve in this matter." "For God's sake, NO!" exclaimed the Nurse. "I want you to fix it so I won't feel guilty and depressed afterward."


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Today in 
1872 A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA. 
1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to 
 see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign 
 trip by a U.S. president. 
1911 George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on 
 neon advertising signs. 
1918 Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. 
 He then fled to the Netherlands. 
1923 In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German 
 troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The 
 event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control 
 of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at 
 gunpoint. 
1938 Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 
 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and 
 rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became 
 known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass." 
1961 Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world 
 record speed of 4,093 mph. 
1963 In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion. 
1963 In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash. 
1965 The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states 
 and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting 
 up to 13 1/2 hours. 
1967 A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft 
blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight. 
1979 The United Nations Security Council unanimously called 
upon Iran to release all American hostages "without delay." 
Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at 
the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4. 
1981 U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week 
 Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman 
 were also involved in the operation. 
1981 The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion 
 load to India. It was the highest loan to date. 
1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard 
 came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming 
 a boxing commentator for NBC. 
1989 Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its 
 citizens to travel freely to West Germany. 
1990 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a 
 non-aggression treaty with Germany. 
1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, 
 appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country's debt, 
 and asked British businesses to invest. 
1998 A federal judge in New York approved the richest 
 antitrust settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage 
 firm was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to investors who had 
 sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq stocks. 
1998 PBS aired its documentary special "Chihuly Over Venice." 
2004 U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened 
 Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to 
 pedestrians.
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1997 Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make 
 way for the Three Gorges Dam. 
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Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'. --- Michael McClary Feel the fear and do it anyway. --- Susan Jeffers It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. --- Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968) ______________________________________________________ Judy came home from her first day commuting into the city. Her husband noticed she was looking a little peaked and asked, "Honey, are you feeling all right?" "Not really," she replied. "I'm nauseous from sitting backward on the train." "Poor dear," he said. "Why didn't you ask the person sitting across from you to switch seats for a while?" "I couldn't," she replied, "there was no one there." ______________________________________________________ I was helping a friend of mine with his roadside farm stand when a man stopped by and asked how much the eggs were. "Sixty cents for the small, seventy cents for the medium, ninety cents for the large and thirty cents for the cracked ones," I answered. "All right," he said, "crack me a dozen of the large ones." ______________________________________________________ A waitress became violently ill while at work and was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room. In typical hospital fashion, she was placed on an examining table and then all but ignored for the next half-hour. Finally, she noticed a doctor out in the hall and yelled, "Please help me!" "Sorry," he replied, "it's not my table." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dawn for this picture Click through for the large picture ______________________________________________________
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Waasohn Senite Dorliae, 25, Mendota Heights, Minnesota Attacked Boss Over Worries She Might Be Fired When a woman in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, was reprimanded by her boss for being late, she allegedly reacted by hitting him five times with a metal plate. As a result, she has not only lost her job, but now faces felony assault charges. The alleged incident happened Oct. 30, when the woman, identified as Waasohn Senite Dorliae was angry after her boss scolded her. The victim told the accused that she would most likely not have a job the next day. At that point, Dorliae allegedly picked up a large piece of metal and struck her boss in the face and head at least five times. As a result, the victim suffered multiple cuts on his face, chin, and back of the head. When Dorliae's boss fell to the ground in pain, she walked away, only to turn around and strike him with the metal piece one last time in the knee, according to the complaint. Dorliae admitted hitting her boss, but said she needed to be violent toward him because he was "discriminating," and "nit-picking" on her, CBS Minnesota reports. Dorliae, 25, has been charged with a felony count of second-degree assault. If convicted, she faces a maximum seven years in prison and/or $14,000 fine, but will probably get off a lot easier. Plus she got fired. That most likely means zero UI money.
Tech Support Pits From: Sandra Re: Virus coming Dear Webby! Is this real? VIRUS COMING! I received this from a friend so I’m passing it on to you VIRUS COMING! I received this from a friend so I’m passing it on to you Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP. PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! ... Sandra Dear Sandra That is an ancient hoax, that has been coming around since the days when you were still jail bait and your mom thought you were a good girl. Norton does not "gear up" for any virus. When virus definitions come around from McAfee or Kasperski, they simply add them to their automatic updates. They don't inform certain yahoos about that. It's just daily routine for them. All you have to remember is that real postcards mention the name and email address of the sender, not an anonymous class mate or no-name family member, and real postcards don't have any attachments or anything to download. Real postcards just give you the pick-up number and pick-up URL, and it will be a reputable postcard site, like for example http://actioncat.com or http://angeleyes1.com, etc. Anybody who sends you stupoid fake virus alerts is not only a moron, but apparently considers you a gullible moron. Dump their moron bait, and remember who it was, that assumed you were a gullibhle moron. Have FUN! DearWebby
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For the second time in six weeks a man had fallen off his horse and broken some ribs. Coincidentally, the doctor in the emergency room at the hospital was the same both times. Since there isn't much that can be done for broken ribs, he prescribed a pain killer and sent the man on his way. As the man turned to leave, he jokingly asked, "Is there anything you can recommend for my horse?" The doctor paused and thought for a moment, then said, "If it were me, I'd get a different rider."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Bamboo Rod With Coffee Mugs Save yourself several cup hooks. Instead of one hook for each cup, use two to hold a slender rod. I used a disassembled bamboo placemat, cost:$1, and it has been used before for similar needs. Slip your cups onto the rod and set it onto the cup hooks. I saved one hook on one side of the cabinet and two on the side with four cups! The cups can still be used with very little effort of carefully lifting an end of the rod off one of the hooks and taking the cup(s) off. My espresso cups are seldom used and take up valuable cabinet space so in hanging them for display they are no longer in the way! By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ A sad Bassett Hound was relating his troubles to his friend. "I'm really depressed all the time and I think negative thoughts. I'm always bored, I feel listless and I am always tired." "Why not go see a psychiatrist?" suggested the friend. "Well, I would," said the Bassett Hound, "except that I'm not allowed on the couch. ______________________________________________________ At the airport check-in counter, I overheard a woman ask for window seats for both herself and her husband. The clerk pointed out that this would prevent them from sitting together. "Sweetie," the woman replied, "I've just spent 10 days of quality time in a compact rental car with this man. I *know* what I'm requesting!"


The Eulogy of the Pillsbury Doughboy

Today in 
1793 The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for 
 the first time. 
1805 The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The 
 expedition was lead by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. 
 The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of 
 exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory. 
1887 Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting 
 dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood 
 Springs, CO. 
1895 Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity 
 discovered the scientific principle involved and took the 
 first X-ray pictures. 
1910 William H. Frost patented the insect exterminator. 
1923 Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power 
 in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be 
 known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch." 
1933 The Civil Works Administration was created by executive 
 order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The organization 
 was designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed 
 people in the U.S. 
1942 The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria. 
1942 During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and 
 British forces landed in French North Africa. 
1950 During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle 
 took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down 
 a North Korean MiG-15. 
1956 After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company 
 decided to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry Ford's 
 only son. 
1966 Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. 
1980 Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California 
 announced that they had discovered a 15th moon orbiting the 
 planet Saturn. 
1981 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek asserted that Egypt was 
 "an African State" that was "neither East nor West". 
1986 Vyacheslav M. Molotov died at age 96. During World War II, 
 Molotov ordered the mass production of bottles filled with 
 flammable liquid later called the "Molotov cocktail." 
1990 U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop 
 deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000 
 soldiers to the multi-national force fighting against Iraq. 
1991 The European Community and Canada imposed economic 
 sanctions on Yugoslavia in an attempt to stop the Balkan 
 civil war. 
1992 About 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist 
 violence. 
1997 Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make 
 way for the Three Gorges Dam. 
2000 In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the 
 winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election. 
2000 Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his 
 final report that absolved the government of wrongdoing in 
 the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Texas. 
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1837 In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was 
 shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying 
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Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. --- Henri-Frdric Amiel ______________________________________________________ The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is for recorders to operate at all times in courts of law. * Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?" * Witness: "I only have one, you know." * Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?" * Witness: "By death." * Lawyer: "And by whose death was it terminated?" * Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. * Lawyer: "What is your birth day?" * Witness: "July 15th." * Lawyer: "What year?" * Witness: "Every year." * Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" * Witness: "There was a rifle that belonged to my father that was stolen from the hall closet." * Lawyer: "Can you identify the rifle?" * Witness: "Yes. There was something written on the side of it." * Lawyer: "And what did the writing say?" * Witness: "'Winchester'!" * Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" * Witness: "Gucci sweats and Reeboks." * Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" * Witness: "No. He was wearing a mask." * Lawyer: "What was he wearing under the mask?" * Witness: "Er...his face." * Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" * Witness: "Yes." * Lawyer: "And in what ways does it affect your memory?" * Witness: "I forget." * Lawyer: "You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?" * Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" * Witness: "Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which." * Lawyer: "How long has he lived with you?" * Witness: "Forty-five years." * Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?" * Witness: "He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'" * Lawyer: "And why did that upset you?" * Witness: "My name is Susan." * Lawyer: "Sir, what is your IQ?" * Witness: "Well, I can see pretty well, I think." * Lawyer: "Did you blow your horn or anything?" * Witness: "After the accident?" * Lawyer: "Before the accident." * Witness: "Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it." * Lawyer: "Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?" * Witness: "Yes." * Lawyer: "Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?" * Witness: "Yes, sir." * Lawyer: "What did she say?" * Witness: "'What disco am I at?'" * Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?" * Witness: "No." * Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?" * Witness: "No." * Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?" * Witness: "No." * Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?" * Witness: "No." * Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?" * Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." * Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?" * Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere." * Lawyer: "How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?" * Lawyer: "And you check your radar unit frequently?" * Officer: "Yes, I do." * Lawyer: "And was your radar unit functioning correctly at the time you had the plaintiff on radar?" * Officer: "Yes, it was malfunctioning correctly." * Lawyer: "What happened then?" * Witness: "He told me, he says, 'I have to kill you because you can identify me.'" * Lawyer: "Did he kill you?" * Witness: "No." * Lawyer: "Now sir, I'm sure you are an intelligent and honest man--" * Witness: "Thank you. If I weren't under oath, I'd return the compliment." * Lawyer: "You were there until the time you left, is that true?" * Lawyer: "So you were gone until you returned?" * Lawyer: "The youngest son, the 20 year old, how old is he?" * Lawyer: "Were you alone or by yourself?" * Lawyer: "How long have you been a French Canadian?" * Witness: "He was about medium height and had a beard." * Lawyer: "Was this a male or a female?" * Lawyer: "Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?" * Witness: "I went to Europe, sir." * Lawyer: "And you took your new wife?" * Lawyer: "I show you Exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture." * Witness: "That's me." * Lawyer: "Were you present when that picture was taken?" * Lawyer: "Were you present in court this morning when you were sworn in?" * Lawyer: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? * Witness: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question? ______________________________________________________ Five Jewish men who influenced the history of Western civilization. Moses said the law is everything. Jesus said love is everything. Marx said capital is everything. Freud said sex is everything. Einstein said everything is relative. ______________________________________________________ A city slicker was driving too fast when he came over a hill and encountered a flock of chickens in the middle of the country road. He slammed on the brakes and scattered the flock, but ran over the rooster. Wanting to do the right thing, he stopped at the farmhouse to report what had happened. When the old farmer came to the door, the motorist confessed, "I just ran over your rooster, but I'm willing to replace him". "Fine", said the farmer. "Let me hear you crow". ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dawn for this picture Click through for the large picture Arkansas. Do you see the two people in the picture? ______________________________________________________
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Joshame Sewell, Floriduh man arrested for shooting neighbor over dog poop A man in Tampa, Florida, is behind bars and accused of shooting his neighbor because of an argument over dog poop. Police said that on October 24 Joshame Sewell, 20, argued with his neighbor, Donte Roberson, 30 because Robertson's dog defecated in Sewell's yard. Sewell was so enraged that he allegedly grabbed a rifle and shot the dog's owner several times in the leg and once in the right hand, MyFoxTampaBay reports. Then Sewell fled the scene. He managed to elude capture until Sunday afternoon, when he was arrested in Belle Glade, Florida, nearly 200 miles away, ABC Action News reports. As of Monday, Sewell was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail, awaiting extradition to Hillsborough County, according to the Tampa Tribune. Roberson is recovering at the Tampa General Hospital.
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A woman and her five year old daughter were in a checkout line at a grocery store, when the young one became upset about something. She announced, "As soon as we get home I'm going to run away." Well, of course the best thing for the mother to do was to let her child come to her own realization that it wouldn't work, so she asked her, "Why wait until you get home. Why don't you just run away from here?" The child was ready with an answer, "Because I don't know my way to grandma's house from here."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Crust Cover from Metal Pie Plate With the holidays coming and after wasting countless strips of aluminum foil just to cover my pie crusts when baking, I tried cutting up an old aluminum pie pan to place over my pie crusts while baking. It worked! Use craft scissors and cut cleanly so you leave no sharp edges. I would suggest you wear work gloves and possibly use needle nose pliers to bend down and crimp closed the cut ends after cutting the circle out of the bottom just to guarantee no cuts! I intend to reuse these again and again. By Dee [160] http://www.thriftyfun.com/ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Once there was a man who prided himself on having all of the latest gadgets for his car. One day a young man pulled up alongside his car in an old, beat up VW and waved a sheet of fax paper, yelling, "Look what I've got!" Not to be outdone, the man had a fax installed in his car that very afternoon. The next time he saw the VW, it was parked and the windows seemed to be steamed up. The man rapped on a window and when the young man appeared, waved a sheet of fax paper at him and said, "I've got one too." The young man gave him a disdainful look and said, "You got me out of the shower just to tell me that?" ______________________________________________________ It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the campus intercom: "The students who have parked their cars on the right side of Circle drive need to move their cars off Circle drive to facititate snow plowing." Half an hour later: "The 2700 students who left to move seventeen cars may return to classes now." They did not hear the second announcement in the pub across the street.


Heavy snow looks like this

Today in 
1637 Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in 
 the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts 
 Bay Colony for heresy. 
1811 The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated 
 by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or Tippecanoe). 
1837 In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was 
 shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying 
 to protect his printing shop from a third destruction. 
1874 The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized 
 as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly. 
1876 The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by 
 Albert H. Hook. 
1893 The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote. 
1895 The last spike was driven into Canada's first 
 transcontinental railway in the mountains of British Columbia. 
1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional 
 government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led 
 by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 
1918 During World War I, a false report through the United Press 
 announced that an armistice had been signed. 
1933 Voters in Pennsylvania eliminated sports from Pennsylvanian 
 "Blue Laws." 
1940 The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington 
 state collapsed during a windstorm. The suspension bridge had 
 opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. 
1944 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first 
 person to win a fourth term as president. 
1965 The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials. 
1967 Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor Cleveland, OH, 
 becoming the first black mayor of a major city. 
1967 The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that college 
 students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would lose their 
 draft deferments. 
1973 The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the 
 War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage 
 war without congressional approval. 
1985 The Colombian army stormed the country's Palace of Justice. 
 The siege claimed the lives of 100 people, including 11 Supreme 
 Court Justices. The Palace had been seized by leftist guerrillas 
 belonging to the April 19 Movement. 
1987 Tunisia's president Habib Bourguiba was overthrown. He had 
 been president since the country's independence in 1956. 
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde. 
1989 L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, 
 becoming the first elected African-American state governor 
 in U.S. history. 
1989 David Dinkins was elected and become New York City's 
 first African-American mayor. 
1991 Magic Johnson (NBA) announced that he had tested 
 positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was 
 retiring from basketball. 
1991 Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow 
 on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. 
1995 In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted 
 to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl. 
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president's 
 wife to win public office. The state of New York elected her to 
 the U.S. Senate. (New York) 
2001 The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched. 
2001 After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying.
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Slap a mask on a drunk and you're going to have trouble. It's like having a live reenactment of anonymous forum comments. --- Randy K. Milholland When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. --- Eric Hoffer
A customer in a bakery was observed carefully examining all the rich-looking pastries displayed on trays in the glass cases. When a clerk approached him and asked, "What would you like?" he answered, "I'd like that chocolate-covered, cream-filled doughnut, that jelly-filled doughnut and that cheese Danish." Then with a sigh he added, "But I'll take an oat-bran muffin."
Approaching the counter at a local post office, said to the stern-faced woman on the other side, "Are you the Postmistress?" "No!" she replied testily. "I'm the Postmaster. Uncle Sam doesn't pay me enough to be anyone's mistress."
A young woman was driving the speed limit in freeway traffic. Car after car passed her, so she speeded up. Still car after car passed her. Suddenly, in the rear view mirror, she saw the flashing lights of a police cruiser behind her. She pulled over and rolled down her window. The patrol officer walked up and asked her, "Do you know why I stopped you?" The young woman replied, "Yes. I was the only slow enough for you to catch!" "No, you got a burned out tail light."
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Sylvia Mahiah, 33, in a California jail now California woman, who became the dumbest dope ever A California woman who had 27 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in her car successfully got through a Customs checkpoint last night, but then mistakenly drove her vehicle into a lot reserved for suspect vehicles to be examined by federal agents. During the ensuing search of Sylvia Mashiahs car, which had not been ordered, investigators found 17 packages of meth concealed in the 2006 Ford Focuss rear quarter panels. The 33-year-old Mashiah, was alone in her car when she approached the Otay Mesa Port of Entry at 7:45 PM Monday. The border crossing is one of three that connects San Diego with Tijuana, Mexico. As reported in a probable cause statement, Mashiah, a Los Angeles resident, was cleared for entry into the U.S. after a primary inspection. However, she drove the vehicle to the secondary lot where Customs and Border Protection Officers inspected the vehicle. She probably was planning to park there and wait for her accomplice to walk across without any dope on her or him. A secondary inspection involves a more thorough questioning of the driver, a closer inspection of the vehicle, and a canine review of the auto. The secondary inspection is usually ordered due to the suspicions of the agent who first contacted the driver (as well as any passengers). After tearing apart Mashiahs Ford, agents found 12.45 kilos of methamphetamine. As a result, she was arrested on a felony drug importation count, carrying a MINIMUM five-year prison term.

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From: Bill Re: Change start-up sound in Windows 7 Dear Webby! In XP I had great, IMHO, logon and logoff sounds. I am unable to reproduce them in W7. I right-click on the desktop and select "personalize"/"sounds" as the option. Scrolling down to "Logoff" then "Logon", I browse to the desired sounds and click "Apply". The sound screen window changes from "windows default" to "windows default (modified)". When I reboot, I still get the barely audible windows sounds. I know that this is not a huge problem, but I would love to be able to "personalize" my computer sounds. Thanks. Bill Dear Bill Due to an embarrassing screw-up that method only works in the Pakistani version of Windows, but not in the English versions, and the Europeans are not happy either. If you feel comfortable hacking the imagers.dll, which I do not recommend, then you could do it by following some complicated instructions. But sometimes that does not work. Luckily some good people got fed up with that situation and created a program to do all that for you. You need to have your new start-up sound ready in .wav format, not MP3 or MP4 and just renamed to WAV, but actually converted to WAV. Then download the Startup-Sound Changer, and follow the very simple instructions. PLAY REPLACE RESTORE EXIT That's all folks! No, I do not know why Microsoft has to be such a pain in the nuisance with even very simple stuff like the start-up sound. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An older friend, recently returned from her home town in North Carolina, says they've spruced up the churchyard cemetery since her last visit several years back. "Lots of new greenery," she said. "And families are together now." "Together?" I asked, puzzled. "Well, years ago they never much worried where they buried someone because everyone was a neighbor anyhow. They'd just dig a grave wherever it seemed to balance things. But they've redone it so people are with their children and grandchildren, instead of scattered all over." "You mean they exhumed all those people and re-buried them?" "Oh no," she said. "They just moved the headstones. Everyone agrees it looks ever so much nicer."
A man died and was taken to his place of eternal torment by the devil. As he passed sulphurous pits and shrieking sinners, he saw a man he recognized as a politician snuggling up to a beautiful woman. "That's unfair!" he cried. "I have to roast for all eternity, and that crook gets to spend it with a beautiful woman." "Shut up", barked the devil, jabbing the man with his pitchfork. "Who are you to question that woman's punishment?"


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Today in 
1789 Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman 
 Catholic bishop in the United States of America. 
1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth 
 president of the United States. 
1861 Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the 
 Confederacy in the U.S. 
1894 William C. Hooker received a patent for the mousetrap. 
1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of 
 Indian miners in South Africa. 
1917 During World War I, Candian forces take the village of 
 Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres. 
1923 Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver. 
1952 The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll 
 in the Pacific Ocean. 
1962 The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution that 
 condemned South Africa's racist apartheid policies. The 
 resolution also called for all member states to terminate 
 military and economic relations with South Africa. 
1965 The Freedom Flights program began which would allow 
 250,000 Cubans to come to the United States by 1971. 
1967 Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The 
 show was on the air for 29 years. 
1975 King Hassan II of Morocco launches the Green March, a 
 mass migration of 300,000 unarmed Moroccans, that march 
 into the nation of Western Sahara. 
1977 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, sending 
 a wall of water through the campus of Toccoa Falls Bible 
 College in Georgia. 
1983 U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over 
 northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents 
 to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban 
 resisters to the U.S led invasion. 
1985 Leftist guerrillas belonging to Columbia's April 19 
 Movement seized control of the Palace of Justice in Bogota. 
1986 Former Navy radioman John A. Walker Jr., was sentenced 
 in Baltimore to life imprisonment. Walker had admitted to 
 being the head of a family spy ring. 
1986 U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by the 
 Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. had been 
 secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to secure the 
 release of seven American hostages. 
1989 In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, the 
 U.S. announced that it would unfreeze $567 million in Iranian 
 assets that had been held since 1979. 
1995 Mark Messier scored his 500th NHL goal. 
1998 The Islamic militant group Hamas exploded a car bomb 
 killing the two attackers and injuring 21 civilians. 
1999 Australian voters rejected a referendum to drop Britain's 
 queen as their head of state. 
2001 In Madrid, Spain, a car bomb injured about 60 people. The 
 bomb was blamed on Basque separatists. 
2001 Disney's "Mickey's Magical Christmas Snowed In at the 
 House Of Mouse" was released on video and DVD. 
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Massachusets rapist sent to jail without bail after he cut off his GPS bracelet. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1963 Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Hagar's great-grandfather was there centuries before Columbus found the Caribbean islands.
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The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. --- Bret Harte (1836 - 1902)
My niece's class assignment was to interview a senior citizen about his or her life, so she asked me, "What was the biggest historical event that happened during your childhood?" "I'd have to say the moonwalk," I replied. She looked disappointed. "That dance was so important to you?" I asked her if she knew where the moon is, or if kids nowadays are totally clueless.
The 104-year-old building that had served as the priory and primary student residence of the small Catholic university where I work was about to be demolished. As the wrecker's ball began to strike, I sensed the anxiety and sadness experienced by one of the older monks whose order had founded the college. "This must be difficult to watch, Father," I said. "The tradition associated with that building, the memories of all the students and monks who lived and worked there. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you." "It's worse than that," the monk replied. "I think I left my PalmPilot in there."
Below, are examples of sixth grade research projects. Enjoy! 1. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. the climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere. 2. Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada. 3. Solomon had three hundred wives and seven porcupines. 4. The Greeks were a highly sculptured people and without em we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth. 5. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. His wife killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline. 6. In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled biscuits, and threw the java. 7. Julius Caesar extinquished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out Tee hee, Brutus. 8. Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was canonized by Bernard Shaw.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Gregory Lewis, 26, Massachusets No Bail For Rape Suspect Accused Of Cutting Off GPS Monitoring Bracelet Gregory Lewis, an alleged serial rapist arrested last week in Fort Edward after a nationwide manhunt, was arraigned Monday in Worcester, Mass., Superior Court. Lewis was returned Friday to Worcester from Washington County to face charges in the case that began his nationwide crime spree, a Sept. 15 attack on his stepfather in Southbridge, Mass., during which he allegedly took the man's Jeep and fled the state. Lewis had been charged with the Aug. 6 alleged rape and assault of a 13-year-old girl in Southbridge and had an ankle bracelet put on him as a condition of his bail, authorities said, After assaulting his family Sept. 15 and taking the vehicle, Lewis cut off the anklet and tossed it onto the front lawn of the rape victim's home and began his alleged multi-state crime spree. Lewis, 26, of Southbridge was arraigned Monday on 17 felony counts before Judge James R. Lemire. Lewis pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of a child aggravated by age difference, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, indecent exposure and receiving stolen property in the Aug. 6 incident. In a second indictment opened Monday, dealing with the Sept. 15 incident, Lewis faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and assault and battery on an elderly person as well as larceny, weapons and intimidation charges, according to Tim Connolly, spokesman for the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. Lewis was sent to jail without bail. Another hearing on bail, called a dangerousness hearing in Massachusetts, is scheduled for Nov. 10, Connolly said. Following that hearing, if the judge determines Lewis to be a danger to the community, he will be returned to jail without bail for 90 days, at which time the process would be repeated, Connolly said. Lewis is suspected of committing rapes and other crimes in several states over the six-week period he was on the run. Charges also have been drawn up against Lewis in Denver, Colo., according to Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney. In that city, Lewis was indicted on charges attempted murder, sexual assault, assault and aggravated robbery charges. Lewis allegedly made arrangements to meet a woman in Denver, then attacked and sexually assaulted her and robbed her at gunpoint, Kimbrough said. Lewis was arrested in Fort Edward late Oct. 28 after he crashed a Jeep into the Hudson River while trying to elude police. He pointed a gun at a man who went to his aid and was tracked down by a sheriff's deputy and his dog, Fort Edward police said. During the next six weeks, police said, Lewis drove around the country, robbing and raping female escorts in Colorado, Oregon, North Carolina and other states. Tech Support Pits From: JoAnn Re: IE can't display pages Dear Webby! I found that there are a lot of people having the same problem as me and you are my first place to ask for some help. I went to the to pay my bill as usual and found this message and no matter what I tried, and later my son tried to no avail to fix this problem. Robocop is my mail way of going to my websites to pay my bills by the way. Has worked for Many years. So many that I do not think that my 80 yr. old brain can redo the info I have there. That will be another story pretty soon. Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage Anyway, not all sites were not available. Mainly the major sites like American Express, Discover,Visa etc. My Chase acct. worked fine but my other two banks didn't. I sounded like some kind of security thing but we just were not able to get around things to correct this. I used Mozilla to get my bills paid. I do not know how to go about changing things with the Robocop so that it would use the Mozilla automatically. Have you run into this hit and miss site problem recently? This started with me some last month but not until November have I had this happen as described above with my bank and other accounts. I thank you for your attention to my problem. Take care of your eyes!! The rest of you too come to think of it. Yours, JoAnn Dear JoAnn You are the second subscriber reporting this same problem this morning. Since you can get in there with FireFox, just make FireFox your default browser. Or Chrome. I have dumped Internet Exploder years ago, for that and a few other reasons, and have not missed it even once. Go to one of those banks with FireFox, or Chrome if you prefer. Click on FILE, SAVE, and save the page to an easy to find spot on your hard drive. It's OK to jog all the way up to C:\ Right-click START, Windows File Explorer look for that saved file Right-click it Choose Default Program (at the bottom of the choices) There you see all the browsers, that you have installed. Choose FireFox or Chrome That's all there is to it. From now on the computer will use your chosen browser for that type of file. Keep in mind, banks sometimes use shtm or other file name extensions, not just .htm, and you might have to do the same, once, for all the different types of file names they use. You can also go after that preference through the control panel, but that is a bit more confusing. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An elderly parish priest was tending his garden near a convent when a passerby stopped to inquire after the priest's much-loved roses. "Not bad," said the priest. "But they suffer from a disease peculiar to this area known as the black death." "What on earth is that?" asked the passerby, anxious to increase his garden knowledge. "Nuns with scissors."
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The latest telephone poll taken by the Texas Governor's office, asked whether people who live in Texas think illegal immigration is a serious problem: 29% of respondents answered: "Yes, it is a serious problem." 71% of respondents answered: "No es una problema seriosa"
A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with a pet dog he doted on. The dog finally died and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, the dog is dead. Could you be saying a mass for the creature?" Father Patrick replied, "No, we cannot have services for an animal in the church, but there's a new denomination down the road, no telling what they believe, but maybe they'll do something for the animal." Muldoon said "I'll go right now. Do you think $50,000 is enough to donate for the service?" Father Patrick asked, "Why didn't you tell me the dog was Catholic?"


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Today in 
1605 The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed 
 when he was captured before he could blow up the English 
 Parliament.
1844 In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful 
 cataract operation at the Zoological Garden. 
1872 In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for 
 attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never 
 paid the fine. 
1895 George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for 
 an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years 
 later. 
1911 Italy officially annexed Tripoli. 
1935 The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers
1940 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented 
 third term in office. 
1946 John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of 
 Representatives at the age of 29. 
1955 The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally re-opened. 
1956 British and French forces began landing in Egypt during 
 the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later. 
1963 Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement 
 at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. 
1986 The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of 
 weapons to Iran. 
1987 In South Africa, Goban Mbeki was released after serving 
 24 years in the Robben Island prison. He had been sentenced 
 to life for treason. 
1998 Scientists published a genetic study that showed strong 
 evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child 
 (Eston Hemings) of his slave, Sally Hemings.
1990 Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot 
 to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, 
 Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and 
 was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the World 
 Trade Center bombing. 
1992 Malice Green, a black motorist, was beaten to death in 
 Detroit during a struggle with police. Two officers were 
 later convicted in his death and sentenced to prison. 
1994 Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had 
 Alzheimer's disease. 
1994 George Foreman, 45, became boxing's oldest heavyweight 
 champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th 
 round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV. 
1998 The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed 
 up to 5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town. 
1999 U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that 
 Microsoft Corp. enjoyed "monopoly power". 
2001 It was announced that European aircraft manufacturer 
 Airbus and Dubai-based Emirates airlines set up a joint 
 venture specializing in airline services. 
2009 At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 
 13 people and wounded 30 others.
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a man in Florida arrested wearing 'Go Directly to Jail' t-shirt Details at Boneheads Today, in 1979 Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.
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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. --- Rita Mae Brown Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. --- Laurence J. Peter "According to a new study, polar bears will probably be ex- tinct by the year 2050. So enjoy eating them while you can." --- Dave Letterman
Benjamin is in the midst of a long dry spell in Las Vegas. Eventually he gambles away all his money and has to borrow a quarter from another gambler just to use the men's room. He finds a stall that happens to be open and pockets the quarter. Believing that his luck has finally changed, he puts the quarter in a slot machine and hits the jackpot. He takes his winnings and goes to the blackjack table and turns his modest winnings into a million dollars. Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Benjamin goes on the lecture circuit, where he tells his incredible story. He tells his audiences that he will always be eternally grateful to his benefactor, and if he ever finds the man, he will share his fortune with him. After months of speaking, a man in the audience jumps up and says, "I'm that man. I was the one who gave you the quarter." "Yes, I ! remember you well, but you aren't the one I'm looking for. I am looking for the guy who left the stall door open!"
The young suitor was determined to win the heart of the woman he wanted to marry, in spite of her rejection of his proposal. He began what can only be called a "Campaign" and sent her a token of his affection every day for a month to her house. The plan was successful too -- the young lady fell in love with the UPS man.
On my first day working at the gas station, I watched a senior co-worker measure the level of gasoline in the under- ground tanks by lowering a giant measuring stick down into them. "What would happen if I threw a lit match into the hole?" I joked. "It would go out," he replied very matter-of-factly. "Really?" I asked, surprised to hear that. "Is there a lack of oxygen down there or some safety device that would extinguish it before the fumes ignited?" "No," my co-worker continued. "The force from the explosion would blow out the match."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Micah Dailey, 20, of Cape Coral, Floriduh Man arrested wearing 'Go Directly to Jail' t-shirt A man from Florida was arrested while wearing a Monopoly- themed t-shirt with the words 'Go Directly to Jail' printed across it. Micah Dailey was dressed accordingly for his mugshot after being nabbed for possession of marijuana of no more than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Department. Unfortunately for the suspect, he didn't have a get-out-of-jail-free card in his back pocket and was instead forced to post $6,500 bail. "It had an element of humor to it," Sgt. Scott Lineberger told The New York Daily News, which first reported the story. Tech Support Pits From: Ruth Re: Zooming fonts Dear Webby! You write about zoomable fonts as if everbody knew how to zoom them. Maybe you explained that at one time, but that must have been before I subscribed. Can you please tell us again? Ruth Dear Ruth On most browsers like Chrome or FireFox, you just hold down CTRL and turn the scroll wheel on the mouse. On Internet Explorer you hold down CTRL and hit the + or the - on the keyboard. CTRL and + and - work on Chrome and FireFox too, but are rather klutzy compared to just using CTRL and the scroll wheel. CTRL plus Scroll Wheel zooms pictures too, not just fonts. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Two fathers-to-be met in the maternity waiting room. "Can you believe this? The first day of our vacation, and she goes into labor!" The second one looks at the first and says, "What do you have to complain about? This is our honeymoon!"
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Two youngsters were walking home from Sunday School, each deep in his own thoughts. Finally one said, "What do you think about all this devil business we studied today?" The other boy replied thoughtfully, "Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. This is probably just your Dad, too."
One of my first duties as an Air Force officer was to set up a field medical-training program at our hospital. I conducted a class in triage -- sorting out battlefield casualties according to the likelihood of survival. We had applied theatrical makeup to several airmen to simulate different wounds. Pointing to one of the "casualties," I said to the group, "This man has severe brain damage. What would you do with him?" A reply from the back of the class: "Make him an officer!"


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Today in 
1846 A patent for an artificial leg to Benjamin Palmer.
1847 Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered 
 the anethestic qualities of chloroform. 
1880 James and John Ritty patented the first cash register. 
1922 In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the 
 lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. 
1939 During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality 
 stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy 
 allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents. 
1939 At the 40th National Automobile Show the first 
 air-conditioned car was put on display. 
1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El 
 Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the 
 British.
1952 In the United States, the National Security Agency 
 (NSA) was established. 
1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to suppress the 
 uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956. 
1965 Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to 
 exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph. 
1979 Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran 
 and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The 
 militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send 
 the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages 
 were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months. 
1981 The second scheduled flight of the space shuttle Columbia 
 was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the countdown. 
1984 Nicaragua held its first free elections in 56 years. 
1989 About a million East Germans filled the streets of East 
 Berlin in a pro-democracy rally. 
1990 Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight 
 a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait. 
1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi 
 Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by President 
 Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford 
 and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st gathering of 5 U.S. 
 chief executives. 
1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was 
 assassinated by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending 
 a peace rally. 
1999 The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against the 
 Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The sanctions 
 were imposed because the Taliban had refused to turn over 
 Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with masterminding the 
 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 
2001 Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and thousands 
 of homes. The United States made the gesture of sending 
 humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba received the 
 first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in nearly 40 years. 
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to an Alabama Subway Robber, who claimed failed 'Jared Diet' as excuse Details at Boneheads Today, in 1957 Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika.
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During taxi, the crew of a US Airways departure flight to Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. The irate lady who had the ground controller's spot at that moment screamed, "US Air 2771, where are you going? I told you to turn right on 'Charlie' taxiway; you turned right on 'Delta.' Stop right there! I know it's difficult to tell the difference between C's & D's, but get it right!" Continuing her lashing to the embarrassed crew, "You've screwed everything up; it'll take forever to sort this out. You stay right there and don't move until I tell you to! Then, I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" The humbled crew responded, "Yes, Ma'am." The ground control frequency went terribly silent; no one wanted to engage the irate ground controller in her current state. Tension in every cockpit at La Guardia was running high. Then an unknown male pilot broke the silence and asked, "Wasn't I almost married to you once?"
Official sign near door: Door Alarmed. Handprinted sign nearby: Window frightened.
A man walks out into the street and manages to get a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Vince." "Who?" "Vince Sabio. There's a guy who did everything right. Like my coming along when you needed a cab. It would have happened like that to Vince every single time." "There are always a few clouds over everybody." "Not Vince. He was a terrific athlete. He could have gone on the pro tour in tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star." "He was something, huh?" "He had a memory like a trap. Could remember everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which fork to eat with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole neighborhood blacks out." "No wonder you remember him." "Well, I never actually met Vince." "Then how do you know so much about him?" "I married his widow."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Zachary Torrance, 18, Hueytown, Alabama Alabama Subway Robber, who claimed failed 'Jared Diet' as excuse A man accused of robbing four Alabama Subway sandwich shops allegedly confessed he wanted revenge as a disgruntled customer. He was mad that the "Jared Diet" didn't work for him and wanted his money back, according to police. Zachary Torrance, 18, was arrested Thursday night and charged with first-degree robbery for a robbery the previous day at the Hueytown Subway. Torrance allegedly entered the store around 8:42 p.m. and demanded the cashier open the register, according to a post on the Hueytown Police Department's Facebook page. Surveillance video shows a man later identified as Torrance taking money from the register and fleeing the store. Torrance was arrested after a citizen saw the robbery footage and recognized the suspect from shopping at the Hueytown Walmart. Hueytown police tracked down Torrance, who was wearing the same clothes and shoes as the robbery suspect, Alabamas13.com reports. Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler said Torrance admitted to the Hueytown holdup, and gave a bizarre motive. "I don't know if he was kidding or not, but he said he had tried the Jared diet and it hadn't worked for him so he wanted his money back,'' Hagler told Al.com. The "Jared Diet" Torrance allegedly mentioned is a weight-loss plan created by Jared Fogle, who, in 1998 and 1999, went from 425 pounds to 180 pounds with a daily diet that focused on two low-fat sandwiches purchased at Subway. He famously appeared in commercials for Subway touting his physical transformation. Torrance is currently in the Jefferson County Jail on $250,000. Torrance is suspected of robbing three other Subways in Birmingham, Midfield and Adamsville, and will be charged for those robberies at a later date. Tech Support Pits From: Jay Re: Zoomable fonts Dear Webby! I know you have used zoomable fonts for ages, but my webmaster insists that is not necessary if a computer is set up right. Well, my computer is set up the way I like it, and I can hardly read the pages on my company site. How do you make your fonts so that they can be zoomed? What do you suggest. Jay Dear Jay Using a word Processor and saving a WORD document as a web page is not the same as creating it with HTML. The same goes for kids using FrontPage. Basic stuff looks OK with it, but it's not quite up to standard and will bite you sooner or later. I would recommend that you get somebody who will do your site properly, instead of implying that your computer is not set up right. That page you sent me to is useless. When I see something that is too small to read comfortably, and that can't be zoomed to a decent size, I'm out of there and on my way to a competitor. I have a hunch most people browse that way. Have FUN! DearWebby
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This is a real oldie, from the days when Windows came on a stack of floppy disks. An unfailingly polite lady called to ask for help with a Windows installation that had gone terribly wrong. Customer: "I brought my Windows disks from work to install them on my home computer." Training stresses that we are "not the Software Police," so I let the little act of piracy slide. Tech Support: "Umm-hmm. What happened?" Customer: "As I put each disk in it turns out they weren't initialized." Tech Support: "Do you remember the message exactly, ma'am?" Customer: (proudly) "I wrote it down. 'This is not a Macintosh disk. Would you like to initialize it?'" Tech Support: "Er, what happened next?" Customer: "After they were initialized, all the disks appeared to be blank. And now I brought them back to work, and I can't read them in the A: drive; the PC wants to format them. And this is our only set of Windows disks for the whole office. Did I do something wrong?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com George Forman Grill to Make Bear Paws I have little counter space so everything on it has to be a useful appliance! I regularly make grilled cheese or grilled vegetables on an open George Forman grill or zucchini fritters on it. This weekend, I decided to try to make waffles! I just used my Bisquick for the batter and poured a small circle onto the upper portion of the heated grill and let it run down the grill a bit. Don't add too much! I did close it and turned the waffles after the top was slightly browned in some areas. They turned out looking like Bear Paws to me so that's what I now call them! You could name them Pet Paws or Monster Claws. By Dee [157] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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Out in space two alien forms are speaking with each other. The first spaceman says, "The dominant life forms on the earth planet have developed satellite-based weapons." The second alien, who looks exactly like the first, asks, "Are they an emerging intelligence?" The first spaceman says, "I don't think so...They have them aimed at themselves."
A nurse at my hospital received a call from an anxious patient. "I'm diabetic and I'm afraid I've had too much sugar today." the caller said. "Are you light-headed?" my colleague asked. "No," the caller answered, "I'm a brunette."


7 Wonders to Modern World




Today in 
1507 Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of 
 Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the 
 Mona Lisa. 
1631 The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts 
 Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to 
 dedicate himself to the conversion of Native Americans 
 to Christianity. 
1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.
 China did not want Opium Trade, Britain demanded it, and won.
1892 The first automatic telephone went into service at 
 LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger. 
1903 Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia. 
1911 Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis 
 Chevrolet and William C. Durant. 
1941 U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the 
 Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S. 
1957 Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was 
 the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and 
 was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named 
 Laika. 
1973 The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. 
 On March 29, 1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach 
 the planet Mercury. 
1979 Five members of the Communist Workers' Party are shot 
 to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally 
 in Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded. 
1986 The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first 
 broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the 
 release of seven American hostages. The story turned 
 into the Iran-Contra affair. 
1987 China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of 
 arms to Iran. 
1991 Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their 
 first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain. 
1994 Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning 
 her two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that 
 the children had been abducted by a black carjacker. 
1995 U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington 
 National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of 
 Pan Am Flight 103. 
1998 A state-run newspaper in Iraq urged the country to prepare 
 to battle "the U.S. monster." 
1998 Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro 
 wrestler, as its governor. 
2003 In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution 
 was unveiled.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, November 2

Thank you, Jim!

Fall back an hour. We are on winter time now,
same as Europe.
Except Saskatchewan and parts of Arizona.
As far as I am concerned, we could happily stay on summer 
time. I am really not looking forward to all the snow 
shoveling. Last night during my walk, it snowed. 

Dad told me on Skype yesterday, that some of the ski slopes 
there are opening, and the resorts are clamoring for 
waitresses and chambermaids. Usually those people don't
show up until the last week of December, so now there is
major panic. Gullible warming is definitely over. 
Many of the lifts and cablecars and chair lifts are running,
but the thousands of hotels and pensions are still dark.
I guess they will just have to hire their staff for November
for the next 25 0 30 years until the next Gullible Warming
part of the cycles.

Have FUN!
DearWebby




Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Texas woman tried to force fellatio on victim Details at Boneheads Today, in 1947 Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight.
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Discretion is not the better part of biography. --- Lytton Strachey (1880 - 1932) Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"You're in incredible shape," the doctor said. "How old are you again?" "I am 78." The man said. "78?" asked the doctor. "How do you stay so healthy? You look like a 60 year old." "Well, my wife and I made a pact when we got married that whenever she got mad she would go into the kitchen and cool off and I would go outside to settle down." the man explained. "What does that have to do with it?" asked the doctor. "I've pretty much lived an outdoor life."
Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain. My husband decided not to have me call in sick for him until we knew what was wrong. When the results came back, the nurse informed us that, true to our suspicions, he was suffering from a kidney stone. I turned to my husband and asked, "Would you like me to call the funeral home now?" With a scornful look, the nurse turned to me and snapped, "Honey, he's not THAT sick!"
A marketing survey specialist is asking Dan, a southern college kid, some questions about different products he uses. MSS - Which shaving cream do you use? Dan - Baba's MSS - Which aftershave do you use? Dan - Baba's MSS - Which deodorant do you use? Dan - Baba's MSS - Which toothpaste do you use? Dan - Baba's MSS - Okay, tell me, what is this 'Baba'? Is it an international company? Dan - Heck no. He's my room-mate.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Megan Hoelting, 31, Williamson County, Texas Texas woman tried to force fellatio on victim A Texas woman walked into the home of a male friend of her husbands and sexually assaulted the man while he was sleeping, police allege. According to court records, Megan Davis Hoelting, 31, entered the victims Williamson County residence Monday night through an unlocked gate. Once inside the property, Hoelting, who was wearing a nightgown, went into the mans bedroom, where he was sleeping. A felony criminal complaint charges that Hoelting fondled the mans genitals and attempted to perform fellatio upon him. The man told a Williamson County Sheriffs Office deputy that he awoke to the feeling of an unknown party on top of him, adding that he felt the offender placed his penis in her mouth. Aided by a flashlight application on his cell phone, the victim recognized Hoelting, whose breasts were exposed, as his friends wife. He directed her to leave the residence, but when Hoelting refused to leave, he dialed 911. During subsequent questioning, Hoelting reportedly admitted getting into the victims bed, where she kissed him and wrapped her legs around his waist. Hoelting added that she was wearing a nightgown when she entered the home, but removed the garment and was wearing only panties when she got into the bed, with the victims knowledge. Hoelting, seen in the above mug shot, was arrested on a felony charge of burglarizing a home with the intent of committing a sexual assault. She was booked Monday night into the county lockup, where she remains in custody. Jail records show that Hoelting has been arrested three other times this month. On October 14 she was busted for theft. Two days later she was jailed for assault, and on October 21 she was collared for public intoxication. Tech Support Pits From: Earline Re: Icon Chaos Dear Webby I got total icon chaos on my desktop and quite frequently can't find an icon, that I need. Windows seems to dump the occasional one now and then, when I am not looking, and other times moves them around. Yeah, I know, changing the resolution totally trashes the desktop, but even when I don't, some icons always disappear. Whqat is the Master's trick to get that under control? Earline Dear Earline You could make desktop folders and drag icons into them, but they are usually a nuisance, becasue you can't see what is in them, and icons in them seem to disappear too. On Linux you have "shelves" for different categories of icons. You can arrange your icons similarly. First, to reduce the disappearance of icons, move them all away from the edge. Those are the most endangered ones. Next get or paint a bookshelf, and enlarge the picture to the number of pixels of resolution you got set. Label each shelf with a category or topic, for example Tools, Music, Movies, Recipes, Receipts, Orders, etc. Make that picture the desktop wallpaper. Now move all icons onto the shelves, where they belong. You can't reduce the shelves to an icon like in Linux, but at least you will have the chaos under control. Have FUN! DearWebby
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While visiting a friend who was in the hospital, I noticed several pretty nurses, each of whom was wearing a pin designed to look like an apple. I asked one nurse what the pin signified. "Nothing," she said with a smile. "It's just to keep the doctors away."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com String Cheese Witch Brooms In an effort to offer multiple healthy treats at my daughter's Halloween party, we set up a station to make string cheese witch brooms. We set out a bowl of stick pretzels, a plate of string cheese (pre-cut), and plastic knives for them to cut the broom bristles. These are easy enough for even younger kids to make. :) By lalala... [513] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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When our second child was on the way, my wife and I attended a pre-birth class aimed at couples who had already had at least one child. The instructor raised the issue of breaking the news to the older child. It went like this: "Some parents," she said, "tell the older child, 'We love you so much we decided to bring another child into this family.' But think about that. Ladies, what if your husband came home one day and said, 'Honey, I love you so much I decided to bring home another wife.'" One of the women spoke up immediately. "Does she wash, iron, and cook?"
Two storks are sitting in their nest: a father stork and baby stork. The baby stork is crying and crying and father stork is trying to calm him. "Don't worry, son. Your mother will come back. She's only bringing people babies and making them happy." The next night, it's father's turn to do the job. Mother and son are sitting in the nest, the baby stork is crying, and mother is saying "Son, your father will be back as soon as possible, but now he's bringing joy to new mommies and daddies." A few days later, the stork's parents are desperate: their son is absent from the nest all night! Shortly before dawn, he returns and the parents ask him where he's been all night. The baby stork says, "Nowhere. Just scaring the crap out of college students!"


7 Wonders to Modern World




Today in 
1721 Peter the Great (Peter I), ruler of Russia, changed 
 his title to emperor. 
1867 "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded. 
1883 Thomas Edison got a patent for an electrical indicator 
 using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat. 307,031). 
1895 In Chicago, IL, the first American gasoline powered car 
 contest
1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed 
 support for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine. 
1920 The first commercial radio station in the U.S., 
 KDKA of Pittsburgh, PA, began regular broadcasting. 
1930 Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia. 
1930 The DuPont Company announced the first synthetic 
 rubber. It was named DuPrene. 
1947 Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden 
 airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the 
 plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," 
 nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce 
 used to build it, never went into production. 
1960 In London, the novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover," was 
 found not guilty of obscenity. 
1963 South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was 
 assassinated in a military coup. 
1966 The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans to 
 apply for permanent residence in the U.S. 
1979 Joanna Chesimard, a black militant escaped from a New 
 Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for 
 the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. 
1983 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing 
 a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of 
 civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
1984 Velma Barfield became the first woman to be executed in 
 the U.S. since 1962. She had been convicted of the poisoning 
 death of her boyfriend. 
1985 The South African government imposed severe restrictions 
 on television, radio and newspaper coverage of unrest by both 
 local and foreign journalists. 
1989 Carmen Fasanella retired after 68 years and 243 days of 
 taxicab service in Princeton, NJ. 
1992 Magic Johnson retired from the NBA again, this time for 
 good because of fear due to his HIV infection. 
1993 The U.S. Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob 
 Packwood's diaries in a sexual harassment probe. 
2001 The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. 
 The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film 
 and the 6th best of all time. 
2003 In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the 
 church's first openly gay bishop.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, November 1

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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a NM burglar, who forgot to flush Details at Boneheads Today, in 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to demonstrate on November 4 and to expand their attacks against the U.S. and Israel. On November 4, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage.
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Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House? --- Will Rogers (1879 - 1935) "We used to play spin the bottle when I was a kid. A girl would spin the bottle and if it pointed to you when it stopped, the girl could either kiss you or give you a dime. By the time I was 14, I owned my own home." ---- Gene Perret
The father of a teenage daughter was concerned with the amount of time she spent on the telephone; not so much for the time she wasted (he had given up on that long ago), but because nobody else could use the phone. So, as a happy solution, he had a telephone installed for her with her own private number and directory listing. Two or three days after her telephone had been installed, he came home to find her stretched out on the floor with her feet on the living room couch and chatting away on the family telephone. Her own telephone was resting silently on her dresser. "Why are you using our telephone," he yelled. "Why aren't you talking on your own telephone?" "I can't," she said, "I'm expecting an important call on my phone."
Tom was so excited about his promotion to Vice President of the company he worked for and kept bragging about it to his wife for weeks on end. Finally she couldn't take it any longer, and told him, "Listen, it means nothing, they even have a vice president of prunes at the grocery store!" "Really?" he said. Not sure if this was true or not, Tom decided to call the grocery store. A clerk answers and Tom says, "Can I please talk to the Vice President of prunes?" The clerk replied, "Dried or canned?"
A college senior took his new girlfriend to the Super Bowl. The young couple found seats in the crowded stadium and were watching the action. A substitute was put into the game, and as he was running onto the field to take his position, the boy said to his girlfriend, "Take a good look at that fellow. I expect him to be our best man next year." His girlfriend snuggled closer to him and said, "That's the strangest way I ever heard of for a fellow to propose to a girl. Regardless of how you said it, I accept!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Ramon Herrera Burglar nabbed using DNA after he forgot to flush A New Mexico burglar who broke into a vacationing family's home has been nabbed with the help of DNA he left behind after downing a can of Coke and then using the toilet and failing to flush. Ramon Herrera, 33, is accused of stealing $250,000 from a home in Albuquerque in September. Police combed the scene and found a can of Coca-Cola with a note that read 'Sorry.' By then the thief had fled the scene, but cops found what was left of his soda. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the homeowners found their sliding back door smashed when they arrived home. The homeowners also discovered footprints leading out to a field and a sweatshirt stashed behind a wall near the house. Police swabbed the can of Coke and also a flashlight that had been left behind. Lucky for them, investigators didn't need to swab the sullied toilet. '(The detective) failed to collect any samples from the used toilet,' says a court filing. What they did collect, authorities say led them to Ramon. He was booked on charges of residential burglary and larceny over $20,000. Herrera has since pleaded not guilty. Considering that his DNA and fingerprints were on file, he is apparently not new at this. Tech Support Pits From: Dianne Re: What does SMTP stand for So what does SMTP stand for its an abbreciation of some kind, rite???? Dianne Dear Dianne It stands for Simple Mail Transport Protocol and goes back to about 20 years before Windows. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. "So," he said, "I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe." Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. "You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000." The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon. "Now then, I'm returning $5,000, and we're going to decide this case solely on its merits!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Making Your Jack-O-Lanterns 3-D When carving that face into your pumpkin this year, why not give it a 3-D effect. Use the pieces that you remove to create a tongue, ears, or even a ponytail. Simply attach the 3-d pieces with a toothpick. Be creative and have fun! By lalala... [502] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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After buying her kids a pet hamster, after they PROMISED they would take care of it, Mom, as usual, ended up with the responsibility. One evening, exasperated, she asked them, "How many times do you think that hamster would have died if I hadn't looked after it?" After a moment, her youngest son replied quizzically, "Once?"
The pastor's sermon focused on how God know's which of us grows best in the sunlight and which of us needs shade. "For example," he said, "roses must be planted in the sun, but fuchsias thrive in the shade." After the service, a woman, her face beaming, approached him. "Your sermon did me so much good," she said. Before he had time to gloat too much, however, she added, "I always wondered what was wrong with my fuchsias."


Spiral Staicases




Today in 
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine 
 Chapel were first exhibited to the public. They were not 
 prudified until the 1980s and 1990s.
1604 "Othello," the tragedy by William Shakespeare, was 
 first presented at Whitehall Palace in London. 
1611 "The Tempest," Shakespeare's romantic comedy, was first 
 presented at Whitehall Palace in London. 
1755 At least 60,000 people were killed in Lisbon, Portugal 
 by an earthquake, its aftershocks and the ensuing tsunami. 
1765 The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the 
 American colonies. The act was repealed in March of 1766 
 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory 
 Acts which asserted that the British government had free 
 and total legislative power of the colonies. 
1800 U.S. President John Adams became the first president 
 to live in the White House when he moved in. 
1848 The first medical school for women, founded by Samuel 
 Gregory, opened in Boston, MA. 
1856 The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, 
 was published in New York City, NY. 
1864 The U.S. Post Office started selling money orders. 
 The money orders provided a safe way to payments by mail. 
1870 The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological 
 observations using 24 locations that provided reports via 
 telegraph. 
1879 Thomas Edison executed his first patent application 
 for a high-resistance carbon filament (U.S. Pat. 223,898). 
1894 Russian Emperor Alexander III died. 
1911 Italy used planes to drop bombs on the Tanguira oasis 
 in Libya. It was the first aerial bombing. 
1936 Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in 
 which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi 
 Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome. 
1940 "A Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the 
 first movie for Abbott and Costello. 
1949 In Washington, 55 people were killed when a fighter 
 plane hit an airliner. 
1950 Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to assassinate 
 U.S. President Harry Truman. One of the men was killed 
 when they tried to force their way into Blair House in 
 Washington, DC. 
1952 The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb 
 on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 
1954 Algeria began to rebel against French rule. 
1963 The USSR launched Polyot I. It was the first satellite 
 capable of maneuvering in all directions and able to 
 change its orbit. 
1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged all Iranians to 
 demonstrate on November 4 and to expand their attacks 
 against the U.S. and Israel. On November 4, Iranian 
 militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 
 63 Americans hostage. 
1985 In the village of Ignacio Aldama, 22 members of a 
 Mexican anti-narcotics squad were killed by alleged drug 
 traffickers. 
1989 Tens of thousands of refugees fled to the West when 
 East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia. 
1989 Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end 
 of a cease-fire with the Contra rebels. 
1998 Nicaraguan Vice President Enrique Bolanos announced 
 that between 1,000 and 1,500 people were buried in a 
 32-square mile area below the slopes of the Casita volcano 
 in northern Nicaragua by a mudslide caused by Hurricane Mitch. 
1998 Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global satellite 
 phone and paging system.
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Today is Friday, October 31
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Tennessee dope, who claimed to be Washington Denzel, when he was arrested Details at Boneheads Today, in 1981 Antigua and Barbuda became independent of Great Britain.
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There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else. --- Cullen Hightower
>From Nanarina Med school entrance exam When I was young my intent was to go to an American medical school, but I was confused by the entrance exam. One of the questions was, "Rearrange the letters P N E S I to spell an important part of the human body that is more useful when erect." Those who spelled SPINE became doctors. The rest ended up in Congress.
>From Sarah Your joke about the wrong side of the confessional reminded me of this: In the Jewish faith we have the custom of Tashlich, where people take crumbs and throw them into a river or other body of water to symbolize throwing away one's sins and starting the new year fresh. However, times have changed... Taking a few crumbs to Tashlich from whatever old bread is in the house lacks subtlety, nuance and religious sensitivity. Instead, consider these options this year for Rosh Hashanah: For ordinary sins, use White Bread For exotic sins, French Bread For particularly dark sins, Pumpernickel For complex sins, Multi-grain For twisted sins, Pretzels For tasteless sins, Rice Cakes For sins of indecision, Waffles For sins committed in haste, Matzah For sins of chutzpah, Bread that's fresh For substance abuse, Poppy Seed For committing arson, Toast For committing auto theft, Caraway For being ill tempered, Sourdough For silliness, Nut Bread For jingoism,Yankee Doodles For excessive use of irony, Rye Bread For telling bad jokes, Corn Bread For hardening our hearts, Jelly doughnuts For war-mongering, Kaiser Rolls For immodest dressing, Tarts For causing injury or damage to others, Tortes For promiscuity, Hot Buns For being holier than thou, Bagels For unfairly upbraiding another, Challah For trashing the environment, Dumplings For sins of laziness, Any Very Long Loaf For lying, Baked Goods with Nutrasweet and Olestra For the sins of the righteous, Angel Food Cake For selling your soul, Devils Food Cake For lust in your heart, Wonder Bread For inhaling, Stoned Wheat Remember, you don't have to show your crumbs to anyone.
A hillbilly dragged his protesting son to a new school which had just opened in a nearby village . When they arrived, he took his son to see the teacher. "Howdy," said the hillbilly. "This here's my son, Arthur. Now what kind of learnin' are you teachin'?" "Oh, all the usual subjects," said the teacher, nodding at the boy. "Reading, writing, arithmetic." "What's this ?" interrupted the father. "Arith....arith... what did you say?" "'Arithmetic, Sir," said the teacher, "instruction in geometry, algebra and trigonometry." "Trigonometry!" cried the delighted hillbilly. "That's what my boy needs. He's the worst darn shot in the family."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Catherine Butler, Tennessee dopey claims to be Denzel Washington during arrest A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award- winning actor Denzel Washington. Officers told 21-year-old Justin Lee Seay of Memphis he wasn't fooling anyone and quickly found that he had violated his probation on a separate case. The Daily News Journal reported that police arrested Seay on Monday night after responding to a complaint of noise at his apartment. While being arrested, police say, Seay declared he was Washington. His real identity surfaced after police booked him. Officers say they found several bags of marijuana inside the apartment. Seay is being held in the Rutherford County Jail. Tech Support Pits From: Elsa Re: What IS an SMTP Dear Webby You are throwing fancy terms around without explaining what they are. What IS an SMTP ? Elsa Dear Elsa If you use "real" email, not just web mail, then you have a POP server for IN-coming mail, and an SMTP server, that accepts your OUT-going mail. With web mail, like Gmail, you don't have those, since everything stays on the web. With traditional email you pull all the mail down into your computer, and you can read it later, even when you are not connected to the net at that time. You can also write all your mails at the beach, and then fire them out in a few seconds when you visit McDonalds. Or, you could answer and write your emails at homme, and fire them out when you get to work and can use the company's WiFi. POP email programs are usually called "Full Featured" email programs. Web mail programs are rather skimpy by comparison, because there the program sits on the cloud and you have to access the program via the net, at the same time as Millions of others also try to do that. The main function of the SMTP server is to authenticate you, and to make sure nobody sends mail out while pretending to be you. Once you are safely authenticated, you can fire out all of your emails instantly. The SMTP server puts the time and date stamp on it, your IP number and fills out the complete invisible header data. Many ISPs force their victims to use the ISP's name after the @ in the address. For example, if I was to use the SMTP of Telus, I would have to change my address to humor78934@telus.net. Since that is not good enough for me, I am using the SMTP server at Webby.com and can continue to use humor@webby.com If I didn't have Webby.com, I would go to SMTP2GO.COM, and use their SMTP server, so that I could continue to use my address. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Wife to husband: "What's your excuse for coming home at this time of the night?" Husband to wife: "Golfing with friends, my dear." Wife to husband: "What? At 2 a.m?!" Husband to wife: "Yes, We used night clubs."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Sharpen Kitchen Knives with a Belt I learned this in my woodcarving club and it is valuable for our kitchen knives as well. You can use the "back" of a real leather belt to sharpen knives! This description is for the NON serrated blades only (the straight edged ones) although it could be used on a serrated blade as well if you keep your knife pinned flat down on the belt. No need to wet the belt nor knife. Just lie the belt on a flat surface. Lie the knife FLAT down with your fingers BEHIND the blade and pull AWAY from the sharp part of the blade!! AWAY FROM THE SHARP side!!!!!!! That's important! You will dull the knife the other way. Doing this will rub off any burrs or bumpy edges of the blade, resharpening it. Flip the knife to the other side then pull it AWAY from the blade side in that direction to finish it up. Don't use your finger to test the sharpness!!!! If you must test, woodcarvers will LIGHTLY touch their finger nail on the blade. You can tell if it's sharp by the feel of the knife on your nail. Note: Don't try to rub the knife back and forth like an olden day barber in the movies! That can cause the knife edge to create a ROLL of metal on the edge of the knife blade, dulling it. By Dee [156] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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One day a bachelor who was a poor tipper walked into his favorite restaurant and ordered lunch. A new waitress served his meal and received a three cent tip. When he came in the next day, she thanked him for his "generosity" and she said she could tell the character of a diner by the way he tipped. "Well, what could you tell about me?" he asked. "You put three pennies in a neat row," said the waitress, "and that shows you are a very tidy person. The first penny tells me you are a frugal, and the second tells me that you are a bachelor." "That's true," he agreed. "But what does the third penny tell you?" "The third penny tells me your Father was a bachelor, too."
CONGRESS EMBRACES INTERNET TECHNOLOGY IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM Priceline.com's stock soared and Ebay created an entire new section on their online auction site to accommodate the US Congress' overhaul of campaign financial law. Nancy Pelosi, in a speech from Capitol Hill, praised fellow politician's choice to "name your own price" for Congressional influence. "This is significant legislation that will turn around a stagnant economy by pouring millions into politicians' pockets." In the new law, private citizens will be able to log onto Priceline.com and "name their own price" to influence a member of the House. Citizens wishing to purchase a Senator still need to log on to Ebay, but need to be aware that Senators don't stay bought.


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Today in 
1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the 
 Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the 
 Protestant Reformation in Germany. 
1914 The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the Central Powers 
 (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria). 
1922 Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy. 
1926 Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis 
 resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been 
 damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the 
 stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini 
 had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and 
 their ability to withstand hard blows. 
1940 The British air victory in the Battle of Britain 
 prevented Germany from invading Britain. 
1941 Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of 
 work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George 
 Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham 
 Lincoln were finished. 
1941 The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a 
 German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered 
 World War II. More than 100 men were killed.
1952 The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb. 
1954 The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a 
 revolt against French rule. 
1955 Britain's Princess Margaret announced she would not marry 
 Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend. 
1956 Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land 
 an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first 
 person to set foot on the South Pole. 
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, 
 TX, announced that he would never return to the U.S. At the 
 time he was in Moscow, Russia. 
1968 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all 
 U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. 
1969 Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as 
 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 
1981 Antigua and Barbuda became independent of Great Britain. 
1983 The U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that during the 
 U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a U.S. Navy plane had 
 mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital. 
1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated 
 near her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, 
 Rajiv, was sworn in as prime minister. 
1992 In Liberia, it was announced that five American nuns 
 had been killed near Monrovia. Rebels loyal to Charles 
 Taylor were blamed for the murders. 
1994 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72
  plunged into a northern Indiana farm. 
1997 Louise Woodward, British au pair, was sentenced to 
 life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder 
 in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. She was released 
 after her sentence was reduced to manslaughter. 
1998 Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with 
 U.N. arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the 
 country's weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq's 
 invasion of Kuwait in 1990. 
1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, 
 MA, killing all 217 people aboard. 
1999 Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran 
 Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of 
 Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal 
 dispute over the nature of faith and salvation. 
2001 Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a 
 tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against 
 the software company.
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Magic SMTP 




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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a NY woman arrested for DWI twice in 3 hours Details at Boneheads Today, in 1989 Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51 percent of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York.
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The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. --- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
Free beer for workers who finish timesheets MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) -- A Minneapolis ad agency is encouraging employees to fill out their timesheets with a machine that trades a completed sheet for a free glass of beer. The Tapserver at Minneapolis firm Colle + McVoy asks employees to scan their keycards and the system then verifies that the worker's time sheet has been completed. The worker is rewarded with their choice of beer from the machine's "multi-keg beer deployment system," which includes several different brews. "The technology used includes several Arduinos, a Node-based server, solenoids and a Raspberry Pi. The software was written to tie seamlessly with Colle + McVoy's timekeeping application," the company said. The company said timesheet completion has improved by 90 % since the machine was deployed.
>From Bill My wife-to-be and I were at the county clerk's office to get our marriage license. After recording the vital information; names, dates of birth, etc. the clerk handed me our license and deadpanned, "No refunds, no exchanges, no warranties."
We were celebrating the 100th anniversary of our church, and several former pastors and the bishop were in attendance. At one point, our minister had the children gather at the altar for a talk about the importance of the day. He began by asking, "Does anyone know what the bishop does?" There was silence. Finally, one little boy answered gravely, "He's the one you can move diagonally."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Catherine Butler, NY woman arrested for DWI twice in 3 hours On Saturday morning, police in Gates, New York, arrested Catherine Butler twice in three hours for DWI. Butler, 26, was first arrested around 2 a.m. for DWI and for operating a vehicle without headlights. A friend picked her up at the police station and took her home. Less than three hours later, Butler was allegedly caught swerving on a local road and charged a second time with DWI, WHEC.com reports. Police said Butler's blood alcohol level was .11 percent the first time and .09 percent the second time. Both were above the legal limit of .08 percent, 13WHAM.com reports. Police said the second DWI marked Butler's fourth arrest for driving drunk. The other two were in 2006 and 2011. Despite the earlier arrests, police said Butler had a valid driver's license because her earlier DWI charges were reduced to impaired driving, allowing her to keep driving legally. Tech Support Pits From: Chris Re: Magic SMTP Dear Webby What is the name of the magic SMTP company, that allows you to use your own domain name for the SMTP, even if your ISP does not allow that? Chris Dear Chris It's http://smtp2go.com They have free accounts for low volume mail and paid accounts fro large companies. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked. "He died and went to Heaven," the dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Storing Cheese To keep cheese fresh, upon arriving home from the market take out the cheese and wrap first in wax paper and use tape to make it snug. Then wrap in plastic wrap. Mark each pkg with the type and date purchased. Then freeze what you don't think you'll use somewhat quickly. This maybe a pain to do but it sure beats throwing out moldy cheese and pouring money down the drain. Also, keep your Saran Wrap in the fridge as it dramatically helps it come out smoother and is easy to "handle". By Jeffs pics [2] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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Signs warning of closed roadways are frequently ignored in rural Minnesota, so highway workers barely took notice when a woman drove past their sign and over the hill to the trench they had dug in the middle of the road. The workers explained the detour route to town, and she went on her way. They were surprised, however, to see the same woman coming toward them from town a couple of hours later. "Oh," she said distractedly as she again pulled up next to the trench crew. "Is it closed in this direction too?"
One woman was talking to her friend, "You should listen to my neighbor," she says. "She is always bad-mouthing her poor husband behind his back. I think that's so rude. Look at me! My husband is fat, lazy and cheap; but have you ever heard me say a bad word about about him?"


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Today in 
1817 The independent government of Venezuela was established 
 by Simon Bolivar. 
1831 Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton 
 County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave 
 uprising in American history. 
1875 The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote. 
1893 The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman 
 Silver Purchase Act of 1890. 
1894 The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of 
 Rochester, NY. 
1938 Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS radio. 
 The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live 
 news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among 
 listeners. 
1945 The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing. 
1953 General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace 
 Prize. 
1961 The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of 
 approximately 58 megatons. 
1961 The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order 
 to remove Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb. 
1972 U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to 
 increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion. 
1972 In Illinois, 45 people were killed when two trains 
 collided on Chicago's south side. 
1975 Prince Juan Carlos assumed power in Spain as dictator 
 Francisco Franco was near death. 
1975 The New York Daily News ran the headline 
 "Ford to City: Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. 
 President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed 
 federal bailout of New York City. 
1982 Portugal's constitution was revised for the first time 
 since it was ratified on April 25, 1976. 
1984 In Poland, police found the body of kidnapped pro-
 Solidarity priest Father Jerry Popieluszko. His death was 
 blamed on four security officers. 
1989 Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51 
 percent of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York. 
1993 Martin Fettman, America's first veterinarian in space, 
 performed the world's first animal dissections in space, 
 while aboard the space shuttle Columbia. 
1993 The United Nations deadline concerning ousted Haitian 
 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide passed with country's 
 military still in control. 
1995 Federalist prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a 
 referendum concerning secession from the federation 
 of Canada. 
1998 The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane 
 and the 39 people on board were killed when anti-terrorist 
 squads raided the plane. 
2001 In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw 
 out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between 
 the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks. 
 Unlike Obama, Bush knew how to pitch.
2001 Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington 
 Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 
 93-91 to the New York Knicks.

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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Ex-Boyfriend,. who stole woman's "Obama Phone" Details at Boneheads Today, in 1998 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
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A billion here, a billion there pretty soon it adds up to real money. --- Senator Everett Dirksen (1896-1969) "ABC News says Americans spend $300 billion every year on games of chance, and that doesn't even include weddings and elections." --- Argus Hamilton
>From Dianne I went into the confessional box after years of being away from the Church. Inside I found a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On one wall, there's a row of decanters with fine Irish whiskey and Waterford crystal glasses. On the other wall is a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates Then the priest comes in. I say to him, "Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be." He replies: " Get out, you moron, you're on my side. "
An old guy went to his doctor and said, "Doc, I think I'm getting senile. Several times lately, I have forgotten to zip up." "That's not senility," replied the doctor. "Senility is when you forget to zip down...."
A priest, a pastor, and a rabbi are walking down the street on a hot day and are quite thirsty. They pass a busy bar and want to go in and get a drink but have no money. But the priest comes up with an idea that he thinks might work, so he goes in alone, telling to others that if his idea works they can all get free drinks. He orders his drink, and when he's finished with it, the bartender gives him his tab. The priest says, "But son,... I already paid for the drink!" The bartender says, "I'm terribly sorry father but it's really busy in here and I must have forgotten." The priest goes out and tells the pastor and the rabbi what happened, so the pastor goes in next. The pastor orders his drink and then informs the bartender that he already had paid when the bartender asks him for the money. Again the bartender apologizes. Finally the rabbi goes in and orders his drink. Again the bartender gives him the tab and the rabbi tells him, "Son, I paid you when I ordered the drink." "I'm terribly sorry rabbi," says the bartender, "I don't know what's wrong with me, but your the third man of the cloth that I've done this to." "I'm sorry son," says the rabbi, "but I'm in a terrible hurry. Just give me my change for the $20 I gave you, and I'll be on my way."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Desmond TyQuan Gray, 22, Spartanburg, Florida Ex-Boyfriend Stole Her "Obama Phone" During Tussle A South Carolina woman told police yesterday that her former boyfriend stole her Obama phone during a confrontation yesterday morning, according to an incident report. Tasha Mallory, 29, said that she was on her phone when Desmond TyQuan Gray, 22, entered her apartment uninvited Monday morning and began to ask her who she was on the phone with. Mallory and Gray are not dating but have one child in common, cops noted. According to Mallory, Gray tried to grab her phone, but she held it close to her chest so Mr. Gray could not get to it. Gray, Mallory alleged, then pushed her to the floor, bit her shoulder, and scratched her arm. He also allegedly wrested her Obama phone away and then fled the residence in a green vehicle. Ms. Mallory described the cell phone as an Obama phone, (free phone provided by Welfare) according to a Spartanburg Police Department report. While talking with cops, Mallory pulled out a second cell phone that she had and showed text messages from Gray stating that he did not want the relationship to end. Police subsequently sought to locate Gray for questioning, but were unsuccessful (they planned to consult with a judge about the incident). Gray, seen in the above mug shot, has prior arrests for drug possession, shoplifting, domestic violence, attempted burglary, and peeping, according to court records. Tech Support Pits From: Beverly Re: Yahoo censoring Actioncat cards Thanks. I clicked on the link and rec'd the actioncat card. I also had a phone call from a friend that I had sent an actioncat card to who also has a yahoo email address. She didn't get it. When I do an actioncat card, if I write down the number it assigns for pickup and email that to friends, would they be able to follow a link to actioncat.com and insert the card number to view the card? Again, thanks for your suggestions. Beverly Dear Beverly Yes, if you send the pick-up number to other yahoos, then they can pick it up quite easily. It's just the emails to their victims, that Yahoo censors. As far as I know, they are not censoring web sites. Just tell your friends to get a respectable email address on the side. Protonmail and Gmail are free. They don't have to give up their Yahoo mail and groups and stuff. They simply get reliable email on the side. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A loaded minivan pulled in to the only remaining campsite. Four children leapt from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent. The boys rushed to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils. A nearby camper marveled to the youngsters' father, "That, sir, is some awesome display of teamwork." The father replied, "I have a system; no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Discolored Coffee Cups I have trouble with my coffee cups and mugs becoming discolored because my husband drinks lots of coffee. All I have to do to take out the stains is to let them soak in a a sink full of water with a about 1/4 cup bleach added. Just be sure to rinse them well. Works great! By Robin http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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The following was overheard at a recent high society party... "My ancestry goes all the way back to Alexander the Great," said one lady. She then turned to a second woman and asked, "How far does your family go back?" "I don't know," was the reply. "All of our records were lost in the flood."
A Statistician, a Biologist and a Physicist are sitting in a street cafe watching people going in and coming out of the house on the other side of the street. First they see two people going into the house. Time passes. After a while they notice three persons coming out of the house. The Physicist says: "The measurement wasn't accurate." The Biologist concludes: "They have reproduced." The Statistician says: "Now if another person enters the house, it'll be empty again."


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Today in 
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that 
 had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy 
 against King James I. 
1652 The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be 
 an independent commonwealth. 
1682 William Penn landed at what is now Chester, PA. He was 
 the founder of Pennsylvania. 
1901 Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, 
 was electrocuted. 
1923 Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution 
 of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, 
 later known as Kemal Ataturk. 
1929 America's Great Depression began with the crash of the 
 Wall Street stock market. 
1940 The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S. 
1945 The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went 
 on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the 
 price of $12.50 each. 
1956 Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez 
 Canal Crisis. 
1959 General Mills became the first corporation to use 
 close-circuit television. 
1960 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight. 
1969 The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all 
 school segregation. 
1973 O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. 
 He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him 
 over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season. 
1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding 
 discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or 
 marital status 
1985 It was announced that Maj. Gen. Samuel K. Doe had won the 
 first multiparty election in Liberia. 
1990 The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's 
 regime liable for human rights abuses and war damages during 
 its occupation of Kuwait. 
1991 The U.S. Galileo spacecraft became the first to visit an 
 asteroid (Gaspra). 
1991 Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to 
 pressure the new leaders to restore the ousted President 
 Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. 
1992 Depo Provera, a contraceptive, was approved by the Food 
 and Drug Administration. 
1998 South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 
 condemned both apartheid and violence committed by the 
 African National Congress. 
1998 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn 
 on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first 
 American to orbit the Earth. 
1998 The oldest known copy of Archimedes' work sold for 
 $2 million at a New York auction. 
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Darth Vader not allowed to vote in Ukraine 




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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Ukrainian Darth Vader, who was told to get lost at the voting booth. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1919 The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. --- Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This is good!" To which the king replied, "No, this is NOT good!"and proceeded to send his friend to jail. About a year later, the king was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured himand took them to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake. As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone that was less than whole. So untying the king, they sent him on his way. As he returned home, he was reminded of the event that had takenhis thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right," he said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. "And so I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this..." "No," his friend replied, "this is good!!" "What do you mean, 'This is good!'?? How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year?!" "If I had not been in jail, I would have been with you, hunting...!"
The poor country pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a $250 dress she had bought. "How could you do this!" he exclaimed. "I don't know," she wailed, "I was standing in the store looking at the dress. Then I found myself trying it on. It was like the Devil was whispering to me, 'Gee, you look great in that dress. You should buy it.'" "Well," the pastor persisted, "You know how to deal with him! Just tell him, "Get behind me, Satan!" "I did," replied his wife, "but then he said "It looks great from back here, too."
A widow recently married a widower. Soon after the marriage she was accosted by a friend who laughingly remarked - "I suppose, like all men who have been married before, your husband sometimes talks about his first wife?" "Oh, not any more, he doesn't," the other replied. "What stopped him?" "I started talking about my next husband."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Darth Alekseyevich Vader, Kjiev, Ukraine Darth Vader not allowed to vote in Ukraine Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side... except maybe in Ukraine, where it turns out being a Sith Lord isn't all that hot. Darth Vader, a candidate running for a seat in the nation's parliament, was turned away at his polling place when he refused to take off his mask. Hours later, it looked like he had little chance of winning, according to exit polls. Or as Dark Lord of the Sith might say: "NOOOOoooooooo!" The candidate, who changed his name to Darth Alekseyevich Vader, turned up to vote on Sunday standing atop a black van decorated with symbols of the Galactic Empire and blaring "The Imperial March" from loudspeakers. Once inside, Vader showed his passport to polling officials, but they asked him to take off his mask. "Here is my face on the passport. Where does the law say that I have to take off my mask?" Vader said, according to The Telegraph. "I thought this might happen," he told reporters afterward, according to AFP. "But I am still disappointed. My rights have been violated again." He was told to get lost and come back without the silly mask. Vader was one of six Darth Vaders running for seats in Parliament, along with Chewbacca, Princess Amidala and Yoda. As of this writing, it doesn't appear that any of them won seats. The Force may not be with them, but they sure do have the farce on their side. The election is counted now, and for the first time since WWII, there were no communists elected to parliament. The election was only in the areas, that are not occupied by Russia. Tech Support Pits From: Nobody Re: No question Dear Have FUN! DearWebby
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A scientist found, to his great surprise, that he was lactose intolerant (unable to digest milk sugar). At dinner that night with his two young daughters (age 9 and 4 years), he mentioned that he had found out that he was lactose intolerant and tried to explain to them what that meant. A couple of months later, he took the kids to a local restaurant for a quick breakfast before shopping. The place was very busy, but the quality of the food and service were obviously not up to par. When they finally got their breakfast, his youngest daughter took a look at her father's omelet and burnt toast and declared very loudly to the waitress "My Daddy can't eat that toast, he is charcoal intolerant."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Vaseline to Remove Paint from Leather Iv just removed eggshell white paint from my leather sofa by rubbing in petroleum jelly (Vaseline). I left it for a few minutes, then gently rubbed with a wet nail brush and it started coming off! Happy me! By debbietev [1] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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I know my company has made a big effort to be family friendly, but I was baffled when I read this holiday an- nouncement posted on the bulletin board: "All employees are invited to the annual Christmas party. All children under the age of ten will receive a gift from Santa. Employees who have no children may bring grandchildren."
[I know I've used this joke more than once before, but it's one of my favorites...] One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled. "I can't dear," she said. 'I have to sleep in Daddy's room." The little boy replied with a shaking voice, "The big sissy."


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Today in 
1636 Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts.
1793 Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin. (engin) 
1886 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York 
 Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 
 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as 
 "Liberty Enlightening the World." 
1904 The St. Louis Police Department became the first to 
 use fingerprinting. 
1919 The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known 
 as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 
 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. 
 Constitution. 
1922 Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government 
 and introduced fascism to Italy. 
1936 The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President 
 Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary. 
1940 During World War II, Italy invaded Greece. 
1962 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the U.S. that 
 he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. 
1965 The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, 
 was completed. 
1976 John D. Erlichman, a former aide to U.S. President 
 Richard Nixon, entered a federal prison camp in Safford, AZ, 
 to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related 
 convictions. 
1985 John A. Walker Jr. and his son, Michael Lance Walker, 
 pled guilty to charges of spying for the Soviet Union. 
1988 Roussel Uclaf, a French manufacturer that produces 
 the abortion pill RU486, announced it would resume 
 distribution of the drug after the government of France 
 demanded it do so. 
1990 Iraq announced that it was halting gasoline rationing. 
1993 Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, 
 called for a complete blockade of Haiti to force out 
 the military leaders. 
1994 U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that 
 all the troops there would be home by Christmas. 
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a 500 lb perp in Florida, trying to resist arrest. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1925 Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
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In inner-party politics, these methods lead, as we shall yet see, to this: the party organization substitutes itself for the party, the central committee substitutes itself for the organization, and, finally, a "dictator" substitutes himself for the central committee. --- Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) Russian revolutionary ------------ Sounds familiar! There are two types of people-- those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.' --- Frederick L Collins Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. --- Benjamin Franklin A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. --- Milton Berle
A mother looked out a window and saw Johnny playing church with their three kittens. He had them lined up and was preaching to them. The mother turned around to do some work. A while later she heard meowing and scratching on the door. She went to the window and saw Johnny baptizing the kittens. She opened the window and said, "Johnny, stop that! You'll drown those kittens." Johnny looked at her and said with much conviction in his voice: "They should had thought of that before they joined my church."
"Here's something that will really make you feel grown up," said a father to his teenage daughter, "Your very own phone bill."
While sports fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, "are there any gators around here?!" "Naw," the man hollered back, "Ain't been any for years!" Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming toward the shore. As he got closer to shore he shouted to the guy again "What did you do to get rid of the gators?" "We didn't do nothin'," the beachcomber said. "The sharks got 'em all."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Howard Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, Florida 500-pound Suspect Doesn't Fit Into Florida Patrol Car The scales of justice can handle Howard Hendrix and his domestic disturbance charge, but Florida deputies had problems arresting and transporting the heavy suspect. At 500 pounds, the 6-foot-tall Hendrix was too big to fit into a Volusia Count patrol car. The solution was to summon a prisoner transport van to haul Hendrix to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on Sunday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Before that, Hendrix, 45, of Apopka, Florida, used his size to resist arrest in other ways. Hendrix sat down on the floor and challenged officers to move him. He also allegedly kicked a deputy in the leg, according to police documents obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The dispute began when Hendrix' girlfriend told deputies that during an argument he had cornered her in the garage and slapped her shoulder and face, poked her in the chest, and spit into her face, according to ClickOrlando.com. He allegedly punched a hole in her wall too. When deputies arrived, Hendrix had showered and was naked. Investigators said he smelled of alcohol, and had glassy eyes and slurred speech, WESH.com reports. Hendrix was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief, resisting an officer without violence, battery causing bodily harm and driving under the influence, according to the Miami Herald. He is being held on $5,000 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Bunny Re: Not getting subscription Hi Webby, This mail says my double-opt in was successful but I haven't gotten the Humour Letter yet. I checked spam and all folders. Still don't see it. My old mail is going away on Halloween because lorettotel.net is closing down their dialup and I'm not close enough for their dsl. Was hoping to move my sub to gmail, but I'm confused about it working. Bunny Dear Bunny You are definitely in the list. Second last one to subscribe. If you don't get the Monday issue by sun-up, check Spam and Trash. You might have to make a filter in Gmail to keep it from dumping mail from humor@webby.com The people running Gmail apparently don't like getting mail and figure it is better to dump too much stuff, than not enough; and that everybody should get good at making filters. Once you have about a hundred filters, Gmail is excellent. However, it is definitely not something to just subscribe to and let it run as is. In the meantime, you can browse to http://webby.com/humor to read the current issue, or to http://webby.com/humor/blog to read previous issues. You can scroll back to almost the stone ages, but don't let that stop you from making filters. On rural Dial-Up getting the Humor Letter in the mail is a lot faster than browsing for it. You will probably also have to change the setting in Gmail to always display images. By default, that is often turned off. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A woman passed out and her husband,Bubba, called 911. The operator said they would send someone out right away and asked, "Where do you live?" Bubba replied, "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive." The operator asked, "Can you spell that for me?" There was a long pause and finally, Bubba said, "How about I drag her over to Oak Street and you can meet us there?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com "Soft Wrap" Presents For A Green Christmas My family always has a chore of finding correct size boxes for Christmas gifts, and then having to break them down afterward for the recycle bins. This year, we have pledged to "soft wrap" every gift. There will be no more boxes, and no chore we all dislike. Let us all save planet Earth! By Avis from Boulder, CO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ You can also save boxes and re-use them. Make a rule to, if at all possible, send the boxes back to the sender next Christmas. It is quite fun to see how many back and forth trips a box can endure. Some people, who hate fruitcakes, don't even open the box, that they know contains a fossilized fruitcake. They just stick another address label on it, and put it into the garage, ready to send back next Christmas. Personally, I like fruitcake, but when I get one, I save the box for next December. it is always a treat to recognize a box. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone called 911. When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. "It was enough to make anybody faint," he said. "My son asked me for the keys to the garage, and instead of driving the car out, he came out with the lawn mower."
During a Law school lecture, the 'Audi alteramparten' rule was explained. Translated it means, "To hear the other party". After discussing the subject at great length, the lecturer asked if anyone didn't understand the rule. A man in the back of the class said, "Yes, my wife."
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play. "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances." During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up." At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner." And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!


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Today in 
1659 William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the 
 first Quakers to be executed in America. 
1795 The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San 
 Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty." 
1858 Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York 
 City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other 
 seven failed. 
1878 The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed 
 of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George 
 "Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence 
 to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted. 
1904 The New York subway system officially opened. It was 
 the first rapid-transit subway system in America. 
1925 Fred Waller received a patent for water skis. 
1927 The first newsreel featuring sound was released in 
 New York. 
1938 Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new 
 synthetic yarn. 
1954 Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced. They 
 had been married on January 14, 1954. 
1962 The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by 
 calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. 
 U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement. 
1994 The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison 
 population had exceeded one million for the first time in 
 American history. 
2002 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil 
 in a runoff. He was the country's first elected leftist leader. 
2003 Bank of America Corp. announced it had agreed to buy 
 FleetBoston Financial Corp. The deal created the second largest 
 banking company in the U.S.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, October 26

Who sent me the collection of pictures, from which I took
Friday's picture of the spiny, white sea monster?
Somehow I misplaced and lost that collection. If you sent 
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to an 18 year old South Carolina woman for the most embarrassing shoplifting arrest. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1988 Roussel Uclaf, a French pharmaceutical company, announced it was halting the worldwide distribution of RU-486. The pill is used to induce abortions. The French government made the company reverse itself two days later.
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The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth. --- Charles Luckman In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. --- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
>From Moe SAFE AT HOME ... AT LAST! I've torn out my alarm system & de-registered from the Neighborhood Watch. I've got two Pakistani flags raised in my front garden, one at each corner and the black flag of ISIS in the center. The local police, CIA, Secret Service, and other intelligence services are all watching my house 24/7. I've never felt safer. ------------ I bet they defragment and optimize your computer too, to make sure they are not missing anything!
Can you find the names of 16 books from the Bible in the paragraph below without the aid of Google? (One minister found 15 of the books in 20 minutes, but it took him weeks to find the last one.) I once made the remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; It kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized and on occasion spread over more than one word. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. I want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little old lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph. No cheating!
Pilot: "Pilot to tower. I am 300 miles from land. 600 feet over water and running out of fuel. Please instruct!" Tower: "Tower to pilot. Tower to pilot. Repeat after me, 'Our Father, who art in heaven...'"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Karla Farmer, 18, Spartanburg, South Carolina Embarrassing Shoplifting Spree At Mall Store This weeks most embarrassing shoplifting arrest comes from South Carolina, where police yesterday nabbed an 18-year-old woman for stealing Rock Hard erection cream, handcuffs, and Deep Throat desensitizing spray from a mall store. Karla Farmer first swiped the cream and spray from the love unit of a Spencers store, according to a police report. After exiting the business, she returned a few minutes later to nick the handcuffs, investigators allege. Mall security subsequently detained Farmer and handcuffed the teenager when she fought with them and tried to flee. When police searched Farmers purse, they recovered the Spencers merchandise, as well as a bra and two pairs of underwear apparently stolen from a Victorias Secret location in the WestGate mall in Spartanburg. Seen in the above mug shot, Farmer was charged with shoplifting and booked into the county jail on the misdemeanor count. Tech Support Pits From: Lucy Re: Eye strain Dear Webby I am working on a large but very important project, but lately after half a day or so, my eyes get tired and sandy. When that happens, I can't concentrate and all I want to do is go for a nap. Is there a solution for that? Lucy Dear Lucy First check the air currents in the room. If necessary, get a smoker to assist you. Especially in a darkened room a flashlight and some smoke will quickly tell you if air from anywhere is bouncing off the monitor or keyboard into your face and drying your eyes. If it is, deflect the air somehwre else. Secondly, raise the monitor or lower the chair so that you sit in the sexy positioning like the typists before the computer age used, chest out, back and neck straight, head slightly raised so that a ruler placed under your chin and pointing forward, points slightly upward, not level or down. Your neck and head circulation will improve instantly, and your eyes will feel a lot better. As a fringe benefit, especially if you combine that body posture with a silly grin about it, works as an anti-depressant and mood optimizer. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A father noticed that his son was spending way too much time playing computer games. In an effort to motivate the boy into focusing more attention on his schoolwork, the father said to his son, "When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace." The son replied, "When Lincoln was your age, he was The President of The United States."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Decorating for Halloween We try to make a fun Halloween experience. Walking through to get their candy is a lot of fun to watch. My husband and I made simple grave stones, coffin, and lots of body parts for the giant spider I made. We decorate with cheap masks bought at the dollar stores and costumes that were reduced after Halloween, for yard haunters, put up with just wooden stakes made into crosses. I try to buy something cheap each year to add to the decor. We have a lot of wailing, screeching ghosts and zombies, witches and skeletons. And lots of sounds. Happy Halloween {^;^} By Ida M. from Toledo, OH http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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The preacher was having a heart-to-heart talk with a backslider of his flock, whose drinking of moonshine invariably led to quarreling with his neighbors, and occasional shotgun blasts at some of them. "Can't you see, Ben," intoned the parson, "that not one good thing comes out of this drinking?" "Well, I sort of disagree there," replied the backslider. "It makes me miss the folks I shoot at."
>From Jack My Dad and I were talking the other night about love and marriage. He told me that he knew as early as their wedding what marriage to my Mom would be like. It seems the minister asked my Mom, "Do you take this man to be your husband." And she said, "I do." Then the minister asked my Dad, "Do you take this woman to be your wife," and my Mom said, "He better!"
Thanks to Sandie for this story: A good piece of chocolate has about 200 calories. As I enjoy two servings per night and a few more on weekends, I consume 3,500 calories of chocolate in a week, which equals to one pound of weight per week. Therefore, in the last three and a half years, I have had a chocolate caloric intake of about 180 pounds. I only weigh 165 pounds, so without chocolate, I would have wasted away to nothing about three months ago. I owe my life to chocolate!


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Today in 
1825 The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. The 
 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River 
 at a cost of $7,602,000. 
1854 Charles William Post was born. He was the inventor 
 of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties." 
1858 H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine. 
1881 The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, 
 AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and 
 Doc Holiday against the Ike Clanton Gang. 
1905 Norway gained independence from Sweden. 
1942 The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa 
 Cruz during World War II. 
1944 During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. 
 The battle was won by American forces and brought the end 
 of the Pacific phase of World War II into sight. 
1949 U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage 
 from 40 to 75 cents an hour. 
1951 Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great Britain. 
1958 Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner 
 from New York City to Paris. 
1962 The Soviet Union made an offer to end the Cuban Missile 
 Crisis by taking their missile bases out of Cuba if the U.S. 
 agreed to not invade Cuba and would remove Jupiter missiles 
 in Turkey. 
1967 The Shah of Iran crowned himself and his Queen after 
 26 years on the Peacock Throne. 
1972 U.S. National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, 
 "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. 
1975 Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to 
 officially visit to the United States. 
1977 The experimental space shuttle Enterprise successfully 
 landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. 
1979 South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death 
 by Kim Jae-kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence 
 Agency. 
1980 Israeli President Yitzhak Navon became the first Israeli 
 head of state to visit Egypt. 
1985 Approximately 110,000 people marched past the U.S. and 
 Soviet embassies in London to pressure the two countries to 
 end their arms race. 
1988 Roussel Uclaf, a French pharmaceutical company, announced 
it was halting the worldwide distribution of RU-486. The pill 
 is used to induce abortions. The French government made the 
 company reverse itself two days later. 
1988 Two whales were freed by Soviet and American icebreakers. 
 The whales had been trapped for nearly 3 weeks in an Arctic 
 ice pack. 
1990 The U.S. State Department issued a warning that terrorists 
 could be planning an attack on a passenger ship or aircraft. 
1990 Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points. 
1991 Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a federal 
 correctional institution in Petersburg, VA, to begin serving 
 a six-month sentence for cocaine possession. 
1992 General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel resigned after 
the company recorded its highest losses in history. 
1992 In Canada, voters rejected the Charlottetown accord, which was 
 designed to unify the country. 
1993 Deborah Gore Dean was convicted of 12 felony counts of 
 defrauding the U.S. government and lying to the U.S. Congress. 
 Dean was a central figure in the Reagan-era HUD scandal. 
1994 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister 
 Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty. 
1995 Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th 
 National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New York 
 Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-fastest player 
 to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by 
 his 575th NHL game. 
1998 A French lab found a nerve agent on an Iraqi missile warhead. 
2001 It was announced that Fort Worth's Lockheed Martin won a 
 defense contract for $200 billion over 40 years. The contract, 
 for the "joint strike fighter," was the largest defense contract 
 in history. 
2002 Russian authorities pumped a gas into a theater where 
 separatist rebels held over 800 hostages. The gas killed 116 
 hostages and all 50 hostage-takers were killed by the gas or 
 gunshot wounds.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, October 25

Who sent me the collection of pictures, from which I took
yesterday's picture of the spiny, white sear monster?
Somehow I misp[laced and lost that collection. If you sent 
it to me, or have a copy of it, please send it to me!

Have FUN!
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Wyoming woman, who was arrested for beating boyfriend with a metal broom handle. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1955 The microwave oven for home use was introduced by The Tappan Company.
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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. --- Bill Vaughan
Thanks to Sandie for this: When I went to the doctor for my yearly physical, my blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high, I'd gained some weight and I didn't feel so hot. My doctor said that eating right doesn't have to be complicated and it would solve my physical problems. He said, "Just think in colors. Fill your plate with bright colors of greens, yellows, reds, etc." So, I went right home and emptied an entire bag of M&Ms onto a plate, ate them and sure enough, I felt better!
The reporter met the plane that brought back soldiers from their year in Afghanistan. He wanted to write a human interest story, and asked one soldier, "What's the first thing you'll do when you get home?" The soldier immediately replied, "Stupid question! Spend an hour in bed with my wife." The reporter realized he'd never get that printed, and asked, "Oh. Well, and what will you do after that ?" "Take off these stupid boots!"
A lady on her first visit to Yellowstone National Park said to her guide, "Look at all those big rocks. Wherever did they come from?" "The glaciers brought them down," said the guide. "But where are the glaciers?" The lady asked. "The glaciers," said the guide in a weary voice, "have gone back for more rocks."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Michelle Martinez, 27, Casper, Wyoming Man says girlfriend beat him with metal broom handle A Casper man is accusing his girlfriend of beating him with a metal broomstick. Miguel Martinez, 27, who is also identified in the police report as Michelle Martinez, is charged with aggravated assault in the Wednesday night attack. Police responded to a camper on Durbin Street about 11:40 p.m. and found Martinezs boyfriend bleeding from the head. The man was transported to Wyoming Medical Center for treatment. He told officers that Martinez had beaten him with an unknown metal object, which may have been a broomstick. He also said Martinez threw a champagne glass at him, which shattered on his chest. Police found Martinez hiding in the backyard of a home on Kimball Street. Martinez was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center. Tech Support Pits This is an old one to answer a question I got over the phone, without having to type down the conversation. From: Dani Re: Filter for U-Tube spoofs Dear Webby: How do I filter out crap like this? I KNOW I am not on any video, and since the barbecue blew up this spring, I am not even on any photo! I am actually contemplating becoming a muslim until my hair grows back. :( In addition to that, MailWasher tells me that it is linking to somewhere else. Here is a typical example: === this i not good. If this video gets to her husband your both dead. see for yourself... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrTPGpMziX [links to 74.132.117.201/] === I am sure you get them too. How do you filter them? Dani Dear Dani I had to root around the restore bin to find an example. The same 7BIT filter that I described earlier, also gets this type of virus generated spam. "IF the entire header contains 7BIT then delete, without warning". They fly right by, straight to hell, unseen by anybody, except when you send me to check the restore bin. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A mother wanted to teach her daughter a moral lesson. She gave the little girl a quarter and a dollar for church. "Put whichever one you want in the collection plate and keep the other for yourself," she told the girl. When they were coming out of the church, the mother asked her daughter which amount she had given. "Well," said the little girl, "I was going to give the dollar, but just before the collection the man in the pulpit said that we should all be cheerful givers. I knew I'd be a lot more cheerful if I gave the quarter, so I did."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Recycled Candles From Wax Melter I have a wax warmer plate that I love. When the melts lose their scent, I pour them in a glass candle jar that is almost empty. I save cotton string, such as that found on dog food bags. I dip the string in the wax warmer with the melted wax and then set it aside in a jar. When dry, I put the wick over a pencil or piece of incense and hang it over an empty jar. This is where all the wax from the warmer gets poured when it doesn't smell as strong anymore. I also put extra chunks of wax in the warmer and melt that. I'm wondering if I could recycle old birthday candles by using the whole little candle as a wick. By Robyn [366] http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Yes, sure you can! You can also buy wick in 50 and 100 foot rools at most craft stores. Wick is cheap. You can also get candle scent there. They have some bees-wax scent, that is really fantastic. Have FUN! DearWebby
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In California's Sonoma Valley, where vineyards cater to wine snobbery, a woman phoned the classified ad department of a newspaper. She offered for sale what sounded like "well-aged Caumeneur." The ad-taker was unfamiliar with that particular, wine, but was used to the infusion of French words into the local vocabulary. "Could you please spell that?" she asked. "You know," said the woman impatiently, "C-o-w M-a-n-u-r-e".
On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students, pointing out some of the rules. "The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time." He continued, "Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180. Are there any questions?" At this point, a male student in the crowd inquired: "How much for a season pass?"
When I worked as a technical-support specialist for a com- puter company, customer help calls ranged from the mundane to the bizarre. One memorable problem I had to trouble-shoot came from a man who complained that every time he flushed his toilet, his computer would shut down and he would loose all his work. It turned out that he lived in a rural area with water supplied by a well with an electric pump. Every time he flushed, it would turn on the pump, causing a dip in the electric power, which in turn would cause the computer to shut down. I told him it was just to teach him to save his work frequently, especeially before stepping away from the computer, and that it was just doing it just because it did not want to be left alone. Since I was laughing while making up that story, he did not believe that. So I told him to get an uninterruptible power supply with a battery at least as big as the one on his bike, to carry the computer across any dips in the power. That made sense to him, and after he did that, he had no more problems with the computer shutting down every time he flushed the toilet.


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Today in 
1415 In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt 
 over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000 
 Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by 
 the English. 
1812 During the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States 
 captured the British vessel Macedonian. 
1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the 
 Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of 
 Balaclava when Lord James Cardigan received an order to 
 attack the Russians. He took his troops into a valley and 
 suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that 
 the order was the result of confusion and was not given 
 intentionally. 
1870 The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was 
 the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City. 
1881 The founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in 
 Malaga, Spain. 
1917 The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 
 seized power in Russia. 
1954 A U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first time. 
1955 The microwave oven for home use was introduced by The 
 Tappan Company. 
1958 U.S. Marines withdrew from Beirut, Lebanon. They had 
 been sent in on July 25, 1958, to protect the nation's 
 pro-Western government. 
1960 The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was 
 introduced. 
1962 U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented photographic 
 evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
 were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. 
1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and 
 admit mainland China. 
1983 U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations 
 invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection 
 to U.S. citizens after a recent coup within Grenada's 
 Communist (pro-Cuban) government. 
1990 It was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney 
 that the Pentagon was planning to send 100,000 more troops 
 to Saudi Arabia. 
2000 AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a 
 family of four separately traded companies (consumer, 
 business, broadband and wireless). 
2001 It was announced that scientists had unearthed the 
 remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million
 years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew 
 as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight tons. 
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Gym teacher charged with 30 counts of statutory rape Details at Boneheads Today, in 1960 All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960. The big American sugar and fruit companies are still in a snit about that.
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If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. --- Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005) A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. --- Edmond de Goncourt (1822 - 1896)
My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop when he was a boy, and he used to tell me, when I was a little boy myself, how he had toughened himself up so he could stand the rigors of blacksmithing. One story was how he had developed his arm and shoulder muscles. He said he would stand outside behind the house and, with a 5 pound potato sack in each hand, extend his arms straight out to his sides and hold them there as long as he could. After a while he tried 10 pound potato sacks, then 50 pound potato sacks and finally he got to where he could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand and hold his arms straight out for more than a full minute! Next, he started putting potatoes in the sacks.
Joe was sitting at the bar, sunk in misery. The bartender said, "You look awful, pal. What's your problem." Joe stared into his drink and said, "I'm tired of being a social outcast. I'm with the circus, you see, and clean up the animal cages. Well, it's not the most wonderful smell in the world and because of it people avoid me. It's not fair!" "I see what you mean," the bartender sniffed. "But I've got an idea. There are openings down at the factory. They are regular hours and it probably pays better than the circus. Why don't you apply?" "What!" asked Joe, a bit offended, "And leave show business?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD Megan Mahoney, 24, New York City, NY Gym teacher charged with 30 counts of statutory rape A basketball coach and gym teacher at a prestigious New York City high school faces statutory rape charges for her alleged sex abuse of a male student. Megan Mahoney, 24, was arrested Monday for allegedly having regular sexual contact with the same 16-year-old student over a period of more than two months beginning in late October 2013, the Staten Island Advance reports. She faces 30 counts of statutory rape in the case. Mahoney romped with the teen on numerous occasions, that is at least two times per week during the period, court papers claim. She also was charged with four counts of criminal sexual act because of mutual oral sex that she and the boy allegedly engaged in at least two times per month during said period. In January, Mahoney resigned from Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where she taught gym and was an assistant coach for the women's basketball team. Investigators said that some of the encounters happened on school grounds. In August, the victim told the New York Post that the illicit relationship began shortly after Mahoney allegedly approached him in the gym and offered to coach him in basketball. We would just drive around and [do it] in the car, the boy, whose name was withheld, told the newspaper. Richard Postiglione, the Moore's athletic director, was also investigated for allegedly failing to report sex abuse accusations against Mahoney and another female teacher at the school. Before she was a coach, Mahoney was also a student athlete, playing basketball for Fordham University and Wagner College. Tech Support Pits Ophelia forwarded this to me. One of her subscribers had a problem and she was able to solve it nicely. From: JH Re: About Blank One question, this just started yesterday. When I click on the gravity60 to see the cutie of the day, I also get a window opening from internet explorer "about blank." Is this a bug on my end? I don't use ie at all, just wondering. Thanks for all, jh Hi Jim That is due to an "About Blank" hijacker, that you got probably as an included freebie when some nitwit family member downloaded something. Dear Webby wrote about that one about half a year ago. It is nasty shit, and some variants of that hijacker include a Trojan, that opens a back door. Try using that MalwareBytes, that Dear Webby has on the TOP of his side menu. For a good reason! They have a free version. Use it as soon as possible. With that back door open and your ass sticking out, ANYBODY can screw you in the ass and not only copy what you got, but put stuff onto your machine! It might be a good idea to TOTALLY restrict access to your computer and threaten dire consequences to anybody downloading ANYTHING. Yes, absolutely ANYTHING! Even innocent looking stuff like cutesy clocks come bundled with very nasty shit! Good Luck! Ophelia Due to your help, I've got it. many thanks. jh The picture of Jim with old style full length underwear with button-down rear flap open is priceless! But she is right, when a trojan controls your machine, YOU have no control over what goes on. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Two poets, who had been bitter rivals, met each other on a street corner. Naturally the old rivalry resumed itself. "You know, " said the first poet, "since we last met, my readership has increased!" "Oh congratulations!" the second poet replied. "I didn't know you got married!"
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GROAN ALERT! A mechanic who worked out of his home had a dog named Mace. Mace had a bad habit of eating all the grass in the mechanic's lawn, so the mechanic had to keep Mace inside. The grass eventually became overgrown. One day the mechanic was working on a car in his backyard and dropped his wrench losing it in the tall grass. He couldn't find it for the life of him so he decided to call it a day. That night, Mace escaped from the house and ate all the grass in the backyard. The next morning, the mechanic went outside and saw his wrench glinting in the sunlight. Realizing what had happened, he looked up to the heavens and sang out loudly, proclaiming... (Are you ready for this?) "A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound that saved a wrench for me!"
In the frozen foods department of our local grocery store, I noticed a man shopping with his son. As I walked by, he checked something off his list, and I heard him whisper conspiratorially to the child: "You know, if we really mess this up, we'll never have to do it again."
A stewardess was getting very annoyed by three little children on the plane. They had been bugging her since take-off, complaining that they were hungry or bored or tired or thirsty or needed to go to the bathroom or whatever else you could imagine a small child commenting on and complaining about. Well, the stewardess had had enough. The next time the children said that they were bored, the stewardess told them to go play outside.


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Today in 
1648 - The Holy Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by the 
 Peace of Westphalia that brought an end to the Thirty Years War. 
1795 The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, 
 Prussia, and Russia. 
1836 Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous 
 friction safety match. 
1861 The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent 
 when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a 
 telegram to U.S. President Lincoln. 
1901 Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to 
 go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old. 
1929 In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares 
 on the stock market. The day is known as "Black Tuesday." 
1931 The upper level of the George Washington Bridge opened 
 for traffic between New York and New Jersey. 
1939 Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first 
 time in Wilmington, DE. 
1940 In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went into effect under 
 the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 
1945 The United Nations (UN) was formally established less 
 than a month after the end of World War II. 
1960 All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was 
 nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and 
 foreign-owned property in Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960. 
 The big American sugar and fruit companies are still in a 
 snit about that.
1962 During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces 
 went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation 
 for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The 
 U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day. 
1969 Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 
 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million. Burton 
 presented the ring to Taylor several days later. 
1986 Britain broke off relations with Syria after a Jordanian 
 was convicted in an attempted bombing. The evidence in the 
 trial led to the belief that Syria was involved in the 
 attack on the Israeli jetliner. 
1992 The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to 
 win the World Series. 
2001 The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation 
 that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all 
 of a person's telephone conversation and track people's use 
 of the Internet. 
2001 The U.S. stamp "United We Stand" was dedicated. 
2001 NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft successfully entered 
 orbit around Mars. 
2002 Microsoft Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announced the release 
 of an upgraded MSN Internet service with Disney content. 
2003 In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde 
 flight landed.
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Today's Bonehead Award: A Californian woman gets stuck in the chimney of a former date in her second attempt to enter his home from the roof while he was not there. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1989 Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule.
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In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language. --- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it. --- Terry Pratchett
A truck driver in Alabama was having lunch at a truck stop when 8 motorcyclists came in. They ate his crackers, drank his water, etc., and he made no move to object. After he left one of the group laughed and said, "He wasn't much of a man, was he?" The waitress behind the counter, looking out the window said, "He's not much of a truck driver, either. He just ran over 8 motorcycles!"
A group of young children were sitting in a circle with their teacher. She was going around in turn asking them all questions. First she asked, "Davy, what noise does a cow make?" He responded, "It goes moo." The she asked, "Alice, what noise does a cat make?" Alice replied, "It goes meow." Next she asked, "Jamie, what sound does a lamb make?" Her response was, "It goes baa." Finally she questioned one last child, "Jennifer, what sound does a mouse make?" She replied, "Er, it goes ... click!"
This is a classic, that has been around before: Each evening bird lover Tom stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl - and one night, an owl finally called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered friend hooted back and forth. He even kept a log of the "conversations". Just as he thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough in interspecies communication, his wife had a chat with her next door neighbor. "My husband spends his nights ... calling out to owls," she said. "That's odd," the neighbor replied. "So does my husband!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and a DARWIN AWARD goes to Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa,30, Thousand Oaks, California A Californian woman gets stuck in the chimney of a former date in her second attempt to enter his home from the roof while he was not there. Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was arrested Sunday morning after police say she spent a few hours stuck in a chimney of a home of a man who had recently ended a relationship with her. A neighbor heard the suspect crying at about 5:45 a.m. and called 911. The Ventura County Fire Department's search and rescue squad came to the scene and found Nunez-Figueroa stuck in the chimney about eight feet from the top. She had been there an estimated two hours, Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriffs Department told KTLA TV. In order to free Nunez-Figueroa, the rescue crew had to dismantle the chimney and lubricate her with dish soap. The suspect was finally removed from the chimney around 8:15 a.m. and was transported to a hospital to be evaluated. After the evaluation, Nunez-Figueroa was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suspect's bail was set at $2,500 and she is due in court on Tuesday. The homeowner, who only gave his name as "Lawrence," was away from the house when the incident happened. He told CBS Los Angeles that he knew Nunez-Figueroa. It wasnt Santa Claus, for sure, Lawrence told the station. Having someone in your chimney is like kind of a weird thing you wouldnt expect to come home to." Lawrence told authorities he had met the suspect online and went out with her six times before ending things recently. Its actually the second attempt for her trying to access the inside of my house, from the roof, Lawrence told CBS Los Angeles. Which just goes to show you, he said, you have to be careful who you meet online. Although Lawrence now has to deal with a dismantled chimney, Nunez-Figueroa's family has offered to pay for the repair, saying the suspect is a good person. Tech Support Pits From: Irene Re: 65,000 Search Engines Dear Webby, I got an ad from a seemingly respectable company about submitting my site to 65,000 different search engines for $129. Is that a good deal? Irene Dear Irene How many different search engines do you use? One? Two? How many different search engines do your clients use? Search for example for recognize a spoof on Google, MSN, Yahoo. They all will show you relevant and useful answers, and there is no need to check any other search engines. In addition to that, the better search engines totally ignore submissions, especially from paid submission services. If you know of any search engine that specializes on your topic and is used by your clients, you can try submitting your site to that one. They will probably just trash the submission, but the effort might point out ways to improve your site. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Housewives aren't the only ones struggling in the suburbs. One nursery in my town advertised, 'Desperate Houseplants- 25% off!'
The social studies teacher had just finished a unit on war and peace. "How many of you," he asked, "would say you're opposed to war?" Not surprisingly, all hands went up. The teacher asked, "Who'll give us the reason for being opposed to war?" A large, bored-looking boy in the back of the room raised his hand. "Johnny?" the teacher said. "I hate war," Johnny said, "because wars make history, and I hate History!"
Thanks to Billy for this story: I was the last to leave the office one Friday evening and managed to lock myself out without my overcoat and wallet. Kneeling in a deserted hallway to try picking an electronic lock with a paper clip, I heard the seam of my suit trousers rip apart. About then I realized I needed a screwdriver to remove the lock plate, and said so, aloud. Seconds later the elevator doors next to my office opened, revealing a screwdriver in the middle of the floor. There was a crackle from the wall speaker next to the elevator. "This is security," said a female voice. "There's your screwdriver. Sorry, but I don't have a needle or thread for your pants!"


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Today in 
1910 Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a 
 public solo airplane flight in the United States. 
1915 Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to 
 vote with a march in New York City, NY. 
1929 In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 
 starting the stock-market crash that began the Great 
 Depression. 
1942 During World War II, the British began a major offensive 
 against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt. 
1956 Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet 
 occupation. On November 4, 1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary 
 and eventually suppress the uprising. 
1958 Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded 
 the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse 
 the honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won 
 the award for writing "Dr. Zhivago". 
1962 The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began 
 overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon." 
1971 The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and 
 seat Communist China. 
1973 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over 
 the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair. 
1978 China and Japan formally ended four decades of 
 hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications. 
1985 U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address 
 the U.N. General Assembly. 
1989 Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 
 years of Soviet rule. 
1992 Japanese Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese 
 emperor to stand on Chinese soil. 
1995 Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President 
 Bill Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the 
 war-torn Bosnia. 
1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and 
 Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough 
 in a land-for-peace West Bank accord. 
1998 Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II. 
2000 Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and 
 Amblin Entertainment announced an unprecedented and 
 exclusive three-year worldwide merchandising program with 
 Toys "R" Us, Inc. The deal was for the rights to exclusive 
 "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" merchandise starting in fall 
 2001. The film was scheduled for re-release in the spring 
 of 2002. 
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Today's Bonehead Award AND a Darwin award go to a 21 year old Mexican, who shot a selfie with a '38. Details at Boneheads Today, in 1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.
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>From Donna AS A NURSE in a maternity unit, I've had to answer all kinds of questions from patients and their families. I couldn't help but notice that one expectant father seemed particularly interested in the electronic fetal monitor. "Would it hurt anything if I just turned this dial up and down from time to time?" he asked. "No," I answered, "but why would you want to do that?" Smiling wistfully, the dad explained, "I know from experience it's the only time in a child's life I'll be able to control the volume."
I was on board the USS Kitty Hawk when we docked in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. One morning, as the local fishing fleet passed by on its way out to sea, a boat came too close to our ship. A Marine held up a sign warning the captain to stay away, and he complied. But the next day, the boat was back. This time, the fisherman held something. The nervous Marine pointed to his rifle. The fisherman lifted the object and unfurled it, revealing a sign of his own. In perfect English it read, "Your Sign Is Upside Down."
Selma and Irving receive an invitation in the mail. Since it was many years since they were invited anywhere, they read it with glee, very excited that they were asked to attend a wedding. All was fine until they reached the last line. Confused, Irving asks Selma, "Selma, vat does this "RSVP" mean?" Selma was at a loss, as for the life of her, she simply couldn't remember. Finally, after racking her brain for hours, she cries out: "Vait! Vait! I remember! I remember! RSVP!! It means.. "Remember, Send Vedding Present!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and a DARWIN AWARD goes to Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, Mexico City, Mexico Mexican Veterinarian took a fatal selfie with a '38 It may seem obvious, but if you must take a gun selfie, its probably best you point the barrel away from your head. Oscar Otero Aguilar learned that lesson the hard way, accidentally killing himself while posing for a selfie with a .38 pointing toward thats right his head. The incident happened last weekend just north of Mexico City. Reports suggest the 21-year-old veterinarian had been partying with friends, and grabbed his smartphone and a gun for a selfie that he intended to post on Facebook. Neighbor Manfredo Paez Paez told local news media that he heard the tragic accident take place. I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt, Paez said, adding, I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive. Medics battled to save the man, but he died on the way to hospital. Aguilar was something of a selfie obsessive, with a desire to take ever more impressive selfies and other snaps of himself to post on social media as part of a growing collection that included photos of himself in front of fast cars, sitting on expensive motorbikes, hugging beautiful women, and posing in a band to make himself appear something, that he was not. Tech Support Pits From: Elsa Re: Monitor interference Dear Webby, While we are renovating, we are using a door laying flat on four short file cabinets as a desk. I sit on the handle side and my hubby sits on the hinge side. The monitors sit side by side in the middle, one facing east, one facing west. Neat solution, right? NOT! When both monitors are on, they flicker like crazy and the colors are weird. Obviouly they are interfering with each other. Moving them apart makes the seating awkward and is not a solution. So, what IS the solution? Elsa Dear Elsa Sounds like you have good, old-fashioned 4:3 aspect ratio CRT monitors, not the sawed off modern ones with stretched pictures. Good for you! Take the side cover off one of your computers, and stick it between the monitors. A real tin cookie sheet will work too, but not aluminum or stainless steel. The cheap side-covers of computers made from melted down Chevys and Fords are ideal. The cheaper the iron, the more it shields EMF. You will be amazed how suddenly the flickering stops when you slide that metal in between the monitors. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Homemade fly trap Take any jar and squirt some jelly inside. Put a funnel in the jar. Some flies will go into the jar through the funnel and some will hang around the outside lid of the jar. Vacuum the outside flies, then lift the funnel a bit and vacuum the inside flies that are still flying around, not the ones that have died. When you vacuum the flies from the jar, look around the room, near the ceiling for other flies, and vacuum them too. Now, locate the food source of the flies. It could be a compost pail, a garbage pail, cat litter or even a piece of fruit that has fallen behind the stove. Once you have gotten rid of your current infestation, change the litter, compost, etc. every 6 or 7 days. This will prevent any fly maggots from maturing to the adult stage, because it takes them at least 8 days. You can use a similar process for killing outdoor mosquitoes. Give them one or more dishes of water, placed in the shade, like under a bush. The female will lay her eggs in the water. Change the water every six days, which is not long enough for the eggs to hatch. By jean99 [1] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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AS PART of an effort at Fort Sill, Okla., to improve relations with the surrounding community, my unit held a car wash in the parking lot of a downtown business, with the profits to go to local charities. Volunteers received three-day passes, so there was no shortage of manpower, and we all decided to wear our camouflage uniforms to clearly identify us as soldiers. But it never occurred to us that the purpose of the "Company C Charity Car Wash" might be misunderstood until we overheard a man telling his wife, "These defense cutbacks must be really serious!"
Security and peace of mind were part of the reason we moved to a gated community. Both flew out the window the night I called a local pizza shop for a delivery. "I'd like to order a large pepperoni pizza, please," I said, then gave him the address of our condominium. "We'll be there in about half an hour," the kid at the other end replied. "Your gate code is still 1238, right?"


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Today in 
1746 The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It 
 later became known as Princeton University. 
1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute 
 jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. 
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally 
 elected president of the Republic of Texas. 
1844 This day is recognized as "The Great Disappointment" among 
 those who practiced Millerism. The world was expected to come 
 to an end according to the followers of William Miller. 
1879 Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment 
 with a high-resistance carbon filament. 
1907 The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing 
 money from many New York banks. 
1954 The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the 
 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 
1962 U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to 
 inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces 
 to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery 
 of Soviet missile bases on the island. 
1968 Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft 
 had orbited the Earth 163 times. 
1979 The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was allowed 
 into the U.S. for medical treatment. 
1981 The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was 
 decertified by the federal government for its strike the 
 previous August. 
1999 China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which 
 it defied Western definitions of civil liberties. 
1999 The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to 
 Sierra Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July. 
2010 The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for 
 the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been 
 continously inhabited since November 2, 2000. 
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, October 21

The people two houses down the street hired a landscaper to
rake their leaves and haul them away. Once he was done with
that, the West wind picked up and hauled my leaves away.

By the time I went for my evening walk with Copper, their
lawn had more leaves on it than mine. That system has 
worked quite well for me and I don't plan on buying a leaf 
rake in the forseeable future.

Have FUN!
DearWebby




Wanted Woman Arrested After Demanding Police Remove Unflattering Facebook Photo Details at Boneheads Today, in 1797 "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.
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Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. --- Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church." "Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two big men standing by the door? They're hushers."
When a physician remarked on a new patient's extraordinarily ruddy complexion, he said, "High blood pressure, Doc. It comes from my family." "Your mother's side or your father's?" Doc asked. "Neither," he replied. "It's from my wife's family." "Oh, come now," Doc said. "How could your wife's family give you high blood pressure?" He sighed. "You oughta meet 'em sometime!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Monica Hargrove, Wanted Woman Arrested After Demanding Police Remove Unflattering Facebook Photo Ohio Police say a woman was so upset by the unflattering photo detectives posted to Facebook that she called them and demanded that it be removed, leading to her arrest. "This is a first for us," Denise Alex-Bouzounis, public information officer with the Columbus Police Department, told The Huffington Post. "She really didn't want her face out there for everyone to see." According to Alex-Bouzounis, she posted 34-year-old Monica Hargrove's mug shot to the department's Facebook page on Sept. 10, as part of a weekly roundup called "Warrant Wednesday." "It included her mug shot, her name and information about the crime," said Alex-Bouzounis. The Facebook post read, in part: "On August 30th Hargrove offered a female acquaintance a ride to a pharmacy on E. Main St. to pick up a prescription. After the acquaintance got the prescription and got back in the vehicle, Hargrove robbed the victim at gunpoint, leaving her on the side of the road." According to The Columbus Dispatch, Hargrove had been indicted in the case for aggravated-robbery and kidnapping. The Facebook post, which garnered 64 shares and some 54 thousand pages views, did not go unnoticed by Hargrove. Police say the woman was so upset by the mug shot photo, which she considered unflattering, that she called within 48 hours of the post. "She contacted the detective listed on the Facebook post and said, 'Hey, I want my picture down,'" Alex-Bouzounis said. " [The detective] said, 'Come on in and we'll talk about it.'" And, police say, that is exactly what Hargrove did. "She came in and he put her under arrest," said Alex-Bouzounis. "Warrant Wednesday" has proven to be such a success for the police department that they plan to continue using Facebook to hunt down wanted individuals. "We've had a lot of Facebook followers help turn people in," said Alex-Bouzounis. Tech Support Pits From: Neil Re: Script error fix for IE At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, I read about the script errors in today's tech support and offer these possible solutions from ms support, and Major Geeks. I went online with a tech at HP and he sent me to http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm which fixed the problem. He also had me uncheck the box at Tools>Internet Options>Advanced> Enable Third Party Browser Extensions VOILA! No more script errors. Neil Dear Neil I have not used IE for years because of security problems, but I would expect extremely hostile opposition to turning off all the Third Party Browser Extensions, that make IE compatible to the other browsers, or that make life a lot easier. For just one example, turning off RoboForm? NFW!!!!! People, who use RoboForm a dozen times a day would much rather turn off IE. Other subscribers suggested to give Adobe 2 or more MB of disk space to cache files, so that it will pop a pop-up asking whether to stop a script or to continue. With Chrome and FireFox that works OFTEN, but sometimes you still have to hit CTRL - SHIFT - ESC to bring up the task manager and kill the browser. It helps often, but not always. By the way, if you kill the browser that way, both FF and Chrome ask you whether you want to restore your 75 open tabs when you restart the browser. You don't loose anything when you axe those browsers that way. Have FUN! DearWebby
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"What happened?" asked the hospital visitor to the heavily bandaged man sitting up in bed. "Well, I went down to Busch Gardens on vacation and decided to take a ride on the Loch Ness Monster... As we came up to the top of the highest loop, I noticed a little sign by the side of the track. I tried to read it but it was very small and I couldn't make it out. I was so curious that I decided to go round again, but we went by so quickly that I couldn't see what the sign said. By now, I was determined to read that sign so I went round a third time. As we reached the top, I stood up in the car to get a better view." "And did you manage to see what the sign said this time?" asked the visitor. "Yes," he said sheepishly, "Remain seated at all times !"
WHILE ON THE FREEWAY in Los Angeles, I was behind a pack of cars. The last driver was on the phone and drifting all over the road. This did not escape the attention of a California Highway Patrol officer, who snuck up behind her and said over his loudspeaker, "If you can't stay in your lane while on the phone, pull over until the call is completed." Immediately eight cars pulled over and one took off like he thought he was faster than the Highway Patrol.


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Today in 
1797 "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, 
 was launched in Boston's harbor. 
1805 The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain. 
 The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet. 
1849 The first tattooed man, James F. OConnell, was put on 
 exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York City, NY. 
1858 The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris. 
1879 Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. 
 It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out. 
1917 The first U.S. soldiers entered combat during WWI near 
 Nancy, France. 
1918 Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per 
 minute on a manual typewriter. 
1925 The photoelectric cell was first demonstrated at the 
 Electric Show in New York City, NY. 
1925 The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 
 29,620 people for prohibition (of alcohol) violations. 
1944 During World War II, the German city of Aachen was 
 captured by U.S. troops. 
1945 Women in France were allowed to vote for the first time. 
1950 Chinese forces invaded Tibet. 
1967 Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in 
 opposition to the Vietnam War. 
1983 The Pentagon reported that 2,000 Marines were headed to 
 Grenada to protect and evacuate Americans living there. 
1986 The U.S. ordered 55 Soviet diplomats to leave. The action 
 was in reaction to the Soviet Union expelling five American 
 diplomats. 
1991 Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released 
 after nearly five years of being imprisoned. 
1994 North Korea and the U.S. signed an agreement requiring 
 North Korea to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections. 
2003 The U.S. Senate voted to ban what was known as partial 
 birth abortions. 
2003 North Korea rejected U.S. President George W. Bush's offer 
 of a written pledge not to attack in exchange for the communist 
 nation agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, October 20

Dad is OK.
He went up into the mountains today and hiked a bit up there. 
High altitude seems to help him considerably.

He noticed that they had painted his outline on the road, 
where the bimbo's car had tossed him to, with bright red 
paint, to embarrass that bimbo every time she drives by, 
and also to remind all other drivers not to back out without 
checking to see if the sidewalk was clear.

Apparently they now paint the "crime scene" outlines in 
white if there was no blood, and in red if there was blood.

He got a good chuckle out of that.

His injuries are healing nicely, and did not stop him from 
some short hikes.

Have FUN!
DearWebby




Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Boy, 8, crashed suv after drunk dad let him drive Details at Boneheads Today, in 1969 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs." 1968 Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
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The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. --- Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)
A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand -- to give him an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant. The husband stood up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad." The Lamaze instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick it up. "You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked. "Exactly," replied the instructor. To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."
Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Frank Gordon Conway, 46, Robinson, PA Drunk dad let 8 year old boy drive An intoxicated Pennsylvania father told police that he did not see a problem with allowing his eight-year-old son to drive his SUV, which the boy crashed into a tree late one night, according to court records. Frank Gordon Conway, 46, was allegedly plastered when he let the child take over the driving duties around 9 PM on August 4. The boy, police noted, was seated between his fathers legs in the drivers seat of a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The child, who was steering the vehicle and controlling its pedals, told police that he drove in the yard, on the street and in the parking lot of the V.F.W. before re-entering the yard and hitting the wrong pedal which caused him to strike a tree, according to an October 14 probable cause affidavit. The car struck a tree near Conways home in Robinson, a township about 12 miles west of Pittsburgh. The boy suffered injuries to his face and sternum in the crash, police reported. During a post-accident interview at the Indiana Regional Medical Center, a highly intoxicated Conaway told cops that he did not see a problem with his son driving the vehicle. Following that admission, Charges were then filed. Pictured above, Conway is facing several criminal counts, including misdemeanor child endangerment and reckless endangerment, in connection with the crash. He is scheduled for a November 19 District Court preliminary hearing. Tech Support Pits From: Sandra Re: Script error At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, More frequently now than ever before, both of my PCs will seemingly lock up (sometimes for hours) while the message says it is running a script...I can't do anything while this is occurring, not even log off or shut down. Control/Alt/Delete doesn't even work. I have to turn off the computer manually and upon start the problem is resolved, but it is annoying. What does 'running a script' even mean? Can I stop allowing any scripts to run, or are they a necessary evil? Sandra Dear Sandra 90% of the time the "script" is Adobe Flash getting choked up because Yahoo fails to provide a complete download of a movie or music or speech. The "script" is waiting for a continuation of some download. I don't think there is anything you can do about that, short of getting a better ISP. The same thing happens with other ISPs too, just not as frequently or as seriously. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Mark the "Up" Side on Electrical Plugs Do you have cords to plug into an outlet and are always trying to plug it in upside down, because of one prong being wider than the other? In the correct position, put a dab of white out (liquid or tape) on a dark-colored plug or draw a black spot with a permanent marker on a light-colored or white plug. I always do a tiny heart. Sure has made my life easier - sometimes it's the little things! By Vicky from Central KY http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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Thanks to Lisa for this story: For our 20th anniversary my husband and I vacationed in Hawaii, where we went snorkeling. After an hour in the water, everyone got back on the boat, except for me and one handsome young man. As I continued my underwater exploring, I noticed that everywhere I swam, he swam. I snorkeled for another 40 minutes. So did he. I felt very flattered and, as I took off my fins, asked him coyly why he had stayed in the water for so long. "I'm the lifeguard," he replied matter-of-factly. "I couldn't get out until you did."
There's a little fellow named Junior who hangs out at Tim Alley's Grocery Store. The owner Tim doesn't know what Junior's problem is, but the boys like to tease him. They say he is two bricks shy of a load, or two pickles shy of a barrel. To prove it, sometimes they offer Junior his choice between a nickel and a dime. He always takes the nickel, they say, because it's bigger. One day after Junior grabbed the nickel, Tim got him off to one side and said, "Junior, those boys are making fun of you. They think you don't know the dime is worth more than the nickel. Are you grabbing the nickel because it's bigger, or what?" Junior said, "Nah, if I took the dime, they'd quit giving me free nickles!"


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Today in 
1740 Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and 
 Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor 
 Charles VI. 
1774 The new Continental Congress, the governing body of 
 Americas colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all 
 citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage 
 all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, 
 exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions 
 and entertainment." 
1803 The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase. 
1818 The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between 
 the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel. 
1827 The Battle of Navarino took place during the Greek War for 
 Independence. 
1873 A Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman 
 Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum. 
1903 A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning 
 a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District 
 of Alaska. 
1910 A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series 
 game for the first time. 
1935 Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that 
 took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist 
 Headquarters. 
1942 Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve 
 in Germany. 
1944 Allied forces invaded the Philippines. 
1947 Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American 
 Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist 
 influence within the motion picture industry. 
1952 The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began 
 in Kenya. 
1968 Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. 
1979 The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated. 
1993 Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry 
 to limit the violence in their programs. 
1995 Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that 
 banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific. 
2003 A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without 
 safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally 
 performing a stunt. 
2009 European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Sunday, October 19

Yesterday dad told me on Skype that he had been run over.
He was wearing his bright red windbreaker and was just 
peacefully walking on the sidewalk on the way home from
the store, when some bimbo backed out from the bank,
assuming that she was important enough so that traffic
would halt and she could bully her way into the traffic.

When she hit dad, he got thrown into traffic, which was
slow enough, so that cars could screech to a stop.

When he woke up, he was flat on the road, and an ambulance
driver asking if he remembered his name. Then a cop asked 
him the same. 

He was bloodied on the head and elbows and knees. They
patched that up and then he got hauled to the hospital in
the next town over, where they xrayed him and sent him home.

He was lucky, again, but sure was shook up. Tomorrow, by 
the time you read this, he will be taking a bus up into the
mountains and hike a bit up there, 
where nobody runs him over.

Have FUN!
DearWebby




Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Virginia perv made child porn in house where mom ran daycare center Details at Boneheads Today, in 1933 Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee. 1969 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
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Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. --- Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930) Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight? --- Al Boliska
Her husband had passed on and the new widow was so distraught that she sought out a spiritualist who told her that her husband was just fine. She added further that he was eagerly awaiting a reunion with her. "Is there anything he needs ?" the distraught woman asked, between tears. The spiritualist went into a transient state, then replied, "He says he'd love a package of cigarettes." "I'll send a carton immediately." the woman said joyfully. "But did he say where I should send them ?" "No." replied the Seer somberly. "But he didn't ask for matches."
Once there was a golfer whose drive landed on an anthill. Rather than move the ball, he decided to hit it where it lay. He gave a mighty swing. Clouds of dirt and sand and ants exploded from the spot. Everything but the golfball. It sat in the same spot. So he lined up and tried another shot. Clouds of dirt and sand and ants went flying again. The golf ball didn't even wiggle. Two ants survived. One dazed ant said to the other, "Whoa! What are we going to do?" Said the other ant: "I don't know about you, but I'm going to get on the ball."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Justin Patrick Boniewicz, 29, Gainesville, Virginia Virginia perv made child porn in house where mom ran daycare center A Gainesville, Virginia, man is suspected of producing child porn at his home -- which is also where his mother ran a licensed daycare center. Justin Patrick Boniewicz, 29, was arrested Friday and charged with production of child pornography, solicitation of child pornography and using communication systems to facilitate offenses with a minor. Boniewicz was arrested after a special victims unit learned about an ongoing investigation involving a 16-year-old New York girl corresponding with Boniewicz, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok told InsideNoVa.com. As a result of the search of the home, multiple electronic devices containing evidence of child pornography were seized, Perok said. The suspect allegedly met his underage victim in a chat room in January and conducted a long distance relationship with her. He allegedly encouraged the girl to perform sex shows for him via Skype, according to the Washington Post. There is no evidence any of the children at the daycare center were victimized, according to CSNBaltimore. At least one client of the daycare center doesn't seem worried by the charges. "He's a good boy and his momma runs a good daycare," the unidentified woman told NBC Washington. A woman at the house who didn't give her name told the station the business is doing well despite the allegations against the owner's son. Boniewicz is being held without bond and a court date for him is pending. Tech Support Pits From: DJ Re: Bills Firefox Fix At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, A hundred thousand kudos, Dear Webby . . . for passing on the "Firefox fix" from Bill. The previous versions of Firefox (v32, 32.01, 32.02, 32.03) were naught but crapware in my view, giving me a world of grief in past weeks, including hijacking my start page, starting up at an aggravating snail's pace, and refusing to exit gracefully when closed (I had to force a close by running CCleaner before I could launch again). And the update to v33 did not install automatically on my XP, Vista or Win7 laptops. Arrgh! After following Bill's advice and turning off the hardware acceleration option, v32.03 launched briskly on Vista and I activated the v33 update through the Help>>About Firefox window. Upon launching v33 the first time my Advanced SystemCare application notified me that some leftover Firefox v32.03 files needed to be disposed of--a total of 246 files to be exact! Is Mozilla bucking to follow in the bloatware tradition Microsoft is so adept at? (Spoken as a user with her two older laptops configured to dual boot into either Ubuntu Linux or Windows.) Thanks again for the daily Tech Support Pits hints. There are days when I don't find time for the humor, but I never delete a Humor Letter issue without reading the Tech Pits. Your advice is more helpful than you'll ever know. Best . . . dj Dear DJ Glad FF is working OK now. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Razor For Removing Fabric Pills It seems like it's always your old favorites that get those awful little fabric pills. Here's a tip that will help your favorite sweater go from worn out to like new again! Take a new disposable razor and lightly go across the garment. Use short strokes while pulling the fabric tight. Don't press too hard and be careful when going near the seams. Stop frequently to blow the pills out of the razor. Your clothes will be looking like new again in no time! By Shawna G. [10] http://www.thriftyfun.com/
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The happy couple were being interviewed on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The society reporter asked, "In all that time, did you ever consider a divorce?" "Oh, no, not divorce, we're too old fashioned for that," the husband replied. "Murder occasionally," the wife offered "but never divorce."
Parents can be very upset when their children don't get into the college of their choice. As an admissions counselor for a state university, I took a call from an irate mother who was demanding to know why her daughter had been turned down. Avoiding any mention of the transcript full of D's, I explained that her daughter just wasn't as "competitive" as the admitted class. "Why doesn't she try anther school for a year and then transfer?" I suggested. "Another school!" howled the Mother. "Have you seen her grades?"


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Today in 
1781 British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered 
 to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. 
 It was to be the last major battle of the American 
 Revolutionary War. 
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte's French forces began their retreat 
 out of Russia after a month of chasing the retreating 
 Russian army. 
1914 In the U.S., government owned vehicles were first used 
 to pick up mail in Washington, DC. 
1915 The U.S. recognized General Venustiano Carranza as the 
 president of Mexico. The U.S. imposed embargo to all parts 
 of Mexico except where Carranza was in control. 
1933 Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by 
 the Berlin Organization Committee. 
1943 The Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers began in 
 Russia during World War II. Delegates from the U.S.S.R., 
 Great Britain, the U.S., and China met to discuss war aims 
 and cooperation between the nations. 
1944 The play "I Remember Mama" opened on Broadway. Marlon 
 Brando made his debut with his appearance. 
1944 The U.S. Navy announced that black women would be allowed 
 into Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). 
1950 The United Nations forces entered the North Korean 
 capital of Pyongyang. 
1951 U.S. President Truman singed an act officially ending the 
 state of war with Germany. 
1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba 
 covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain 
 food products. 
1969 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam 
 War protesters "an effete corps of impudent snobs." 
1977 The Concorde made its first landing in New York City. 
1989 The U.S. Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment 
 that barred the desecration of the American flag. 
1993 Benazir Bhutto was returned to the premiership of Pakistan. 
1998 Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson got his boxing 
 license back after he had lost it for biting Evander Holyfield's 
 ear during a fight. 
2003 In London, magician David Blaine emerged from a clear 
 plastic box that had been suspended by a crane over the banks 
 of the Thames River. He survived only on water for 44 days. 
 Blaine had entered the box on September 5. 
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, October 18

Thank you Gloria!

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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Canadian couple ferrying dope from Las Vegas to California Details at Boneheads Today, in 1898 The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one year after the Caribbean nation won its independence from Spain.
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He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. --- Chinese Proverb There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. --- Thomas A. Edison A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. --- Oscar Wilde
The ninety-five year old woman at the nursing home received a visit from one of her fellow church members. "How are you feeling?" the visitor asked. "Oh," said the lady, "I'm just worried sick!" "What are you worried about, dear?" her friend asked. "You look like you're in good health. They are taking care of you, aren't they?" "Yes, they are taking very good care of me." "Are you in any pain?" she asked. "No, I have never had a pain in years." "Well, what are you worried about?" her friend asked again. The lady leaned back in her rocking chair and slowly explained her major worry. "Every close friend I ever had has already died and gone on to heaven. I'm afraid they're all wondering where I went."
Thanks to Bob for this report: I attended Palm Beach Atlantic College in Florida. It's only about a mile from the ocean, so students frequently go to the beach, even between classes. One day I was meeting with our dean, when he stopped me in the middle of our conversation and asked if I was an "A" student. Puzzled, I replied, "Mostly, why do you ask?" "You don't have a tan," he explained. "Around here, the darker the tan, the lower the grade."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to No official mug shots available yet Krista Boseley, 30 and Gilles Lapointe, 61 Wannabe Playboy Model In Ecstasy Trafficking Bust OCTOBER 15--A wannabe Playboy model and a male associate were arrested by federal agents after flying into a California airport from Las Vegas in a private plane loaded with a massive cache of Ecstasy pills and powder, according to court records. Acting on information that the plane may have been involved with the smuggling of drugs or currency, investigators questioned the duo upon landing last Thursday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Krista Boseley, 30, and pilot Gilles Lapointe, 61, were both carrying large sums of cash that they claimed to have won the prior evening at the Bellagio casino. The pair, both of whom are Canadian citizens, subsequently had their bags searched after a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of narcotics. As detailed in a U.S. District Court complaint, agents found about 30,000 Ecstasy pills in Lapointes luggage, and another 28,000 pills inside the plane. The aircraft (seen below) also contained nearly 90 pounds of powdered Ecstasy and a GPS Tracker Detector that, investigators allege, is used by drug smugglers to determine whether law enforcement has placed a tracking device on their vehicles or planes. Boseley, pictured above, and Lapointe were arrested after agents found the Ecstasy stash. Boseley denied knowledge of the drugs being trafficked or anything illegal. Lapointe, however, appears to have made incriminating statements to agents, though they are not detailed in the felony complaint charging the duo with conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Following Boseleys arrest, investigators learned that she had been stopped last year by Los Angeles Police officers who found her with more than $40,000 in cash. Boseley stated at that time that the money belonged to someone else. She was also found in possession of a receipt showing that Lapointes plane had been refueled at the Santa Barbara airport. Tech Support Pits From: Bill Re: Fixed FireFox At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, It's Bill again, this time with good news. I discovered that holding down the shift key when stating Firefox, brings up a small option box. Click on "start the program in safe mode". Firefox then appears as it should. Go to the three bar "toolbox" and check "options". Under "advanced" uncheck the box "use hardware acceleration where available". Click OK and restart Firefox. It now runs as the program that we have all come to know and love.... at least it worked for me. Thanks again for your help. All the best. Bill Dear Bill Thank you for that extremely valuable information! Have FUN! DearWebby
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Jill: I just don't understand the attraction golf holds for men. Mary: TELL me about it! I went golfing with my ex one time, and he told me I asked too many questions! Jill: Well, I'm sure you were just trying to understand the game. What questions did you ask? Mary: I thought I asked legitimate questions, like, "Why did you hit the ball into that lake?"
Tom was in his early 50s retired and started a second career. However, he just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Everyday, 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, real sharp, so the Boss was in a quandary about how to deal with it. Finally, one day he called him into the office for a talk. "Tom, I have to tell you. I like your work ethic. You do a bang-up job, but you're being late so often is quite bothersome." "Yes, I know Boss, and I am working on it." "Well, good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though, you're coming in late. I know you're retired from the Air Force. What did they say if you came in late there?" They said, "Good morning, General. Here is your coffee!"


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Today in 
1469 Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile. The 
 marriage united all the dominions of Spain. 
1685 King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, 
 which had established the legal toleration of the 
 Protestant population. 
1767 The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the 
 boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania. 
1842 Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph 
 cable. 
1860 British troops burned the Yuanmingyuan at the end of 
 the Second Opium War. 
1867 The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. 
 The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars 
 (2 cents per acre). 
1892 The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago, 
 IL, and New York City, NY, was opened. 
1898 The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one 
 year after the Caribbean nation won its independence from 
 Spain. 
1929 The Judicial Committee of Englands Privy Council ruled 
 that women were to be considered as persons in Canada. 
1944 Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviets during WWII. 
1956 NFL commissioner Bert Bell disallowed the use of radio-
 equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks. 
1958 The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art 
 Linkletter's show. 
1969 The U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to 
 evidence that they caused cancer. 
1970 Quebec's minister of labor was found strangled to death 
 after eight days of being held captive by the Quebec 
 Liberation Front (FLQ). 
1983 General Motors agreed to hire more women and minorities 
 for five years as part of a settlement with the Equal 
 Employment Opportunity Commission. 
1985 South African authorities hanged black activist Benjamin 
 Moloise. Moloise had been convicted of murdering a police 
 officer. 
1989 Egon Krenz became the leader of East Germany after Erich 
 Honecker was ousted. Honeker had been in power for 18 years. 
1997 A monument honoring U.S. servicewomen, past and present, 
 was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. 
2013 Saudi Arabia became the first nation to reject a seat 
 on the United Nations Security Council. Jordan took the 
seat on December 6.
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Fake FireFox update and infection 




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Today is Friday, October 17
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to an Principal arrested for Sexual Relations With Teen Details at Boneheads Today, in 1777 American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
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With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another. --- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. --- Oliver Wendell Holmes A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. --- Socratex
At a country-club party a young man was introduced to an attractive girl. Immediately she began flirting at him and and flattering him outrageously. He liked the young lady, but he was taken a bit aback by her fast and ardent pitch. Hhe was really amazed when after 30 minutes she seriously proposed marriage. "Look," he said. "We only met a half hour ago. How can you be so sure? We know nothing about each other." "You're wrong," the young lady declared. "For the past 5 years I've been working in the back office at the bank where you have your account. I know all I ned to know about you."
Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Phillip Brock II, 37, in Troy, Missouri Principal arrested for Sexual Relations With Teen An elementary school principal in Troy, Missouri, is behind bars after being charged with 10 counts of sexual contact with a teenager. Phillip Brock II, 37, the principal of William Cappel Elementary School, was arrested Thursday after the alleged underage victim told police he had engaged in sexual contact with the suspect at least 20 times since May The student said that the last encounter was Sept. 14, KMOV.com reports. The teenager consented to a search of his cellphone, and police found text messages sent from Brock, according to the Troy Police Department. Armed with a search warrant, officials seized several items from Brock's home in Lincoln County, Missouri. Brock is currently at the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. He has been placed on paid administrative leave by the Lincoln County R-III School District. Tech Support Pits From: Bill Re: Fake FireFox At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, Firefox worked great until I installed the latest version 32.0. Now, all I get is a blank screen with no icons or printing. I also downloaded a virus with this version. It took Avast hours to get rid of it. I am using Windows 7. I also upgraded Firefox on my notebook which uses Windows XP. It works fine. I tried system restore and that did nothing. I really need your help. Thanks. Bill Dear Bill If you got a virus alongside with a fake update, then you got a fake update from something, that was sneakier than AVAST. By the way, the current version is 34, not 32. I am using 33 and will update to 34 soon. Your 32 is just a trojan. The real 32 is at Firefox 32.0.3 (That is the complete installer) Obviously, AVAST did not stop that infection from coming in, and most likely, it is still there, just fooling Avast. Try Malwarebytes from http://webby.com/malwarebytes to clean up. Use the free trial. Do I sound like a broken record? After that, get a legitimate Firefox from Firefox directly, not from a virus distributor. All versions of FireFox from 0.8 to 34 are at https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/ Just use Chrome to download one. You might also want to consider getting something a bit stronger than AVAST, for example McAfee. Do I sound like a broken record? Good Luck! DearWebby
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A Chicago salesman on a business trip to Boston had a few hours to kill before catching a plane home. Remembering an old friend's advice to try some broiled scrod, a favorite fish in Boston, he hopped into a cab and asked the driver, "Say, do you know where I could get scrod around here?" The driver replied, "Pal, I've heard that question a thousand times, but this is the first time, ever, in the passive pluperfect subjunctive."
An office technician got a call from a computer user. The user told the tech that her computer was not working. She described the problem and the tech concluded that her com- puter needed to be brought in and serviced. He told her, "Unplug the power cord and bring it up here and I'll fix it for you." About ten minutes later she showed up at his door, with the electrical cord in her hand.


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Today in 
1739 Thomas Coram was granted a Royal Charter from George II 
 so a "hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed 
 and deserted young children" in Londond, England. 
1777 American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. 
 It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War. 
1888 The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine"
1931 Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was 
 sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939. 
1933 Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after 
 leaving Germany. 
1945 Colonel Juan Peron became the dictator of Argentina 
 after staging a coup in Buenos Aires. 
1973 The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 
 (OPEC) began an oil-embargo against several countries 
 including the U.S. and Great Britain. The incident 
 stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and 
 Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The 
 embargo lasted until March of 1974. 
1978 U.S. President Carter signed a bill that restored 
 full U.S. citizenship rights to Confederate President 
 Jefferson Davis. 
1979 Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 
1987 U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan underwent a modified 
 radical mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. 
1989 An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit 
 the San Francisco Bay area in California. The quake caused 
 about 67 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to 
 $7 billion. 
1994 Israel and Jordan initialed a draft peace treaty. 
1994 The Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace 
 treaty that ended their 19 years of civil war. 
1997 The remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara 
 were laid to rest in his adopted Cuba, 30 years after 
 his execution in Bolivia. 
2000 In New York City, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum opened 
 to the public. The 42nd Street location joined Tussaud's 
 other exhibitions already in London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam 
 and Las Vegas. 
2001 Israel's tourism minister was killed. A radical 
 Palestinian faction claimed that it had carried out the 
 assassination to avenge the killing of its leader by 
 Israel 2 months earlier. 
2001 Pakistan placed its armed forces on high alert because 
 of troop movements by India in the disputed territory of 
 Kashmir. India said that the movements were part of a 
 normal troop rotation. 
2001 Italian priest Giuseppe "Beppe" Pierantoni was kidnapped 
 by the terrorist group the "Pentagon." He was released on 
 April 8, 2002. 
2003 In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved 
 a drug, known as memantine, to help people with Alzheimer's 
 symptoms. 
2003 In Taipei, Taiwan, construction crews finished 
 1,676-foot-tall-building called Taipei 101. The building 
 was planned to open for business in 2004. 
2003 In northwest England, the Carnforth railway station 
 reopened as a heritage center. 
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When you can't get McAfee 




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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to an Italian nurse arrested for killing 38 patients Details at Boneheads Today, in 1955 Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley in newspapers using the name Ann Landers.
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Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. --- Slovenian Proverb
A little girl asked her mother for a dollar to give to an old lady in the park. Her mother was touched by the child's kindness and gave her the required sum. "There you are, my dear," said the mother. "But, tell me, isn't the lady able to work any more?" "Oh yes," came the reply. "She sells candy."
Maggie has a particularly outrageous rapport with her son. He argues and fights with her all the time. Finally having had enough, she takes her son to a psychologist. After two sessions, the doctor speaks with the mother. "Madam, your son suffers from an Oedipus Complex." "Oedipus, Schmoedipus," replies Maggie, "It's all the same to me. The important thing is that he loves his mother!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Daniela Poggiali,42, Lugo, Italy Italian nurse arrested for killing 38 patients A nurse in Italy is accused of killing 38 patients because she thought they were annoying. Daniela Poggiali was arrested Friday on murder charges, Italian newspaper Corriere di Bologna reports. The 42-year-old nurse caught the attention of authorities after the April death of 78-year-old Rosa Calderoni, according to the Independents translation of Italian Calderoni was admitted to a hospital in the town of Lugo with a diabetes-related ailment, and died from what officials believe was a fatal injection of potassium chloride. Prosecutors say that their investigation is more difficult because potassium chloride fades from the bloodstream within a couple days, making it hard to detect. Calderonis death occurred while Poggiali was on duty, and the resulting investigation found that 37 other patients also died mysteriously on her watch. Authorities now suspect that Poggiali may have killed them all because she thought that they or their families were irritating. Police say the nurses cell phone included a photo of her making the thumbs-up sign next to a patients corpse, according to the New York Post. She may face additional charges for disrespecting the dead. Tech Support Pits From: Attila Re: Can't download McAfee At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, Thanks for your help - but I still can't click on any of the McAfee ads. Tried on my Dell desktop on Google- no clickability. Sent it to yahoo-same dell no response as well. Tried it on a Macbook and I-Pad - Still no response. I have no problem clicking on any thing else. Any suggestions? Best wishes as always to you and Ophelia! The two best newsletters anywhere! Attila Dear Attila The links are a disguise to get past many viruses and trojans that block you from getting name brand protection, and they are: http://webby.com/mac that goes to http://www.mcafeestore.com/store/mcafee ... ent/en_US/ pbPage.aff_us_total_protection?affiliateprogramtype=833&utm_source= ond&utm_medium=affiliate&ClickID=cwi7qwafaplaanl4zezlikxqvfnw77vvezki &resid=VDyGQwrR-gIAABaN9ecAAAAU&rests=1413442289328 The Buy Now in there goes to the cart with the $44.99 Total Protection https://www.mcafeestore.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_US &SiteID=mcafeeus&id=QuickBuyCartPage If none of that works, then your infection blocks anything McAfee related. That is actually quite common. The first thing most serious Trojans and viruses do is block all the big name brand anti-virus programs. Try MalwareBytes at http://webby.com/malwarebytes. Their "Cameleon" usually gets through anyway, and quite often manages to clean up. After that you should be able to download McAfee safely. Good Luck! DearWebby
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Two buddies, Tony and Billy, are getting very drunk at a bar when suddenly Billy throws up all over himself. "Oh, no. Now Jane will kill me!" Tony says, "Don't worry, pal. Just tuck a twenty in your breast pocket, tell Jane that someone threw up on you and gave you twenty dollars for the dry cleaning bill." So they stay for another couple of hours and get even drunker. Eventually, Billy rolls into home and his Jane starts to give him a bad time. "You reek of alcohol and you've puked all over yourself! My God, you're disgusting!" Speaking very carefully so as not to slur, he says: "Nowainaminit,I can e'splain everything! Itsh not what you think. I only had a couple drinks. But this other guy got sick on me... he'd had one too many and he just couldn't hold his liquor. He said he was very sorry an' gave me $20 bucks for the cleaning bill!" Jane looks in the breast pocket and says: "But this is forty bucks." "Oh, yeah... I almos' forgot" says Billy, "he crapped in my pants, too....!!" He never saw the frying pan, but vaguely remembers hearing a gong.
Thanks to Dianne for this story: As the lone female in our household, I find that certain male habits have really begun to get on my nerves. One day, I emerged from my teenage son's bathroom completely exasperated when I bumped into my husband. "What is it with guys that they won't replace the toiler paper!" I raged. "I know." he said, nodding in agreement. "I noticed that too when I was just in there."


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Today in 
1701 The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. 
 The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name 
 to Yale College. 
1829 In Boston, MA, the first modern hotel in America opened. 
 The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day 
 and included four meals. 
1859 Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, 
 VA (now located in West Virginia). 
1869 A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to 
 install indoor plumbing. 
1916 Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic 
 in New York City, NY. 
1923 Walt Disney contracted with M.J. Winkler to distribute 
 the Alice Comedies. This event is recognized as the start 
 of the Disney Company. 
1928 Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric 
 light bulb. 
1941 The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. 
1941 Romanians entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 
 150,000 Jews. 
1943 Chicago's new subway system was officially opened.
1955 Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley in newspapers 
 using the name Ann Landers. 
1962 U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were 
 missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis. 
1964 China detonated its first atomic bomb becoming the 
 world's fifth nuclear power. 
1967 NATO headquarters opened in Brussels. 
1970 Anwar Sadat was elected president of Egypt to succeed 
 Gamal Abdel Nassar. 
1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were named winners of 
 the Nobel Peace Prize. The Vietnamese official declined 
 the award. 
1982 China announced that it had successfully fired a 
 ballistic missile from a submarine. 
1987 Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well 
 that she had fallen into in Midland, TX. she was trapped 
 for 58 hours. 
1993 The U.N. Security Council approved the deployment of 
 U.S. warships to enforce a blockade on Haiti to increase 
 pressure on the controlling military leaders. 
1995 The "Million Man March" took place in Washington, DC. 
1997 Charles M. Schulz and his wife Jeannie announced that 
 they would give $1 million toward the construction of a 
 D-Day memorial to be placed in Virginia. 
2000 It was announced that Chevron Corp. would be buying 
 Texaco Inc. for $35 billion. The combined company was 
 called Chevron Texaco Corp. and became the 4th largest 
 oil company in the world. 
2002 It was reported that North Korea had told the U.S. 
 that it had a secret nuclear weapons program in violation 
 of an 1994 agreement with the U.S. 
2002 The Arthur Andersen accounting firm was sentenced to 
 five years probation and fined $500,000 for obstructing 
 a federeal investigation of the energy company Enron. 
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How long have Flashlight Trojans been around 




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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Wichita man, who raped a 100 year old woman. Details at Boneheads Today, in 2001 NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io. Nobody was out on that day.
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. --- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
For his wife's birthday party, a doctor ordered a cake with this inscription: "You may be getting older But you are getting better." Asked how he wanted the message arranged, he said, "Just put 'You are not getting older' at the top and 'You are just getting better' at the bottom." It wasn't until the good doctor was ready to serve the cake that he discovered that the cake read: YOU MAY BE GETTING OLDER AT THE TOP YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AT THE BOTTOM
>From Bill One of my jobs in the Army is to give service members and their families tours of the demilitarized zone in South Korea. Before taking people to a lookout point to view North Korea, we warn visitors to watch their heads climbing the stairs, as there is a low overhang. The tour guide, first to the top, gets to see how many people have not heeded his advice. On one tour, I watched almost an entire unit hit their heads one after another as they came up the stairs. Curious, I asked their commander what unit they were from. "Military intelligence," he replied.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kasey Nesbitt, 35, Wichita, Kansas Wichita man arrested for raping a 100-year-old woman A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault last week of a 100-year-old woman, Wichita police said Friday. The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary, Wichita police Capt. Troy Livingston said. Police would not name the man, but jail and police records identified him as Kasey Nesbitt of Wichita. He was arrested Monday in connection with a separate burglary case, jail records show. Nesbitt was arrested Thursday in connection with the womans rape and the burglary of her home. He was already in custody at the jail at the time for another burglary, by the time they re-arrested him on the woman's rape, records show. Kansas Department of Corrections records show Nesbitt has been in and out of prison since 2000, mostly on burglary and theft convictions. The assault occurred overnight on Monday and Tuesday of last week, Livingston said. The woman walked to a neighbors house at about 7:15 a.m. Sept. 30 and told the neighbor there were people inside her house in the 800 block of South Crestway. Shes a strong and brave woman who was able to give us information, Livingston said of the victim. She seems to be doing fine, and her family is taking care of her. Police soon had a suspect, but waited to make an arrest while they collected more evidence, police said. The woman, who lives alone, said she was awakened about 9 p.m. by the intruders inside her house, police said. One or more burglars forced their way inside through a back door. They remained in the house for several hours. Investigators are still trying to determine whether any property was taken. This case was harder for our detectives to even grasp, not just the detectives on the case but all the detectives, Livingston said. They were all pretty shocked by this. Tech Support Pits From: Anne Re: How long have Flashlight Trojans been around? At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, Thank you so much for this info. I already have it on my phone. I put it on probably a year ago. Was it safe then? Where and how would I search for it, since I already have it on? I have a 5s iPhone. Anne Dear Anne As mentioned, the FTC got uptight about it in the summer of 2013, partly because the Government didn't think it was right that somebody else beside them was spying on the tax payers. Considering the speed of the Government, it would be safe and prudent to assume, that the flashlight apps have been around for probably about 3 or more years before that. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Hairspray for Removing Nail Polish from Carpet I hope this helps, I knocked over a container of nail polishes onto my light blue bedroom carpet. Needless to say some of them broke, hot pinks, lime greens, etc. After I blotted up what I could with a napkin, I used a bottle of liquid hairspray, a brush, and after scrubbing a bit it came out in no time. Be generous with the hairspray, I literally poured it on. Any kind will do. By Sandy F. [1] http://www. thriftyfun.com/
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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." "He's talking to his wife," the secretary replied. "Right now I'd say he's sheepish."
Pupil: My teacher was mad with me because I didn't know where the Rockies were. Mother: Well next time remember where you put things!


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Today in 
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote 
 island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. 
1860 Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to 
 presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. The letter stated 
 that Lincoln would look better if he would grow a beard. 
1892 The U.S. government announced that the land in the 
 western Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres 
 were bought from the Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre. 
1937 "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published 
 for the first time. 
1945 Pierre Laval, the former premier of Vichy France, was 
 executed for treason. 
1946 Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of 
 the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his 
 scheduled execution. 
1964 It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev 
 had been removed from power. He was replaced with 
 Alexei N. Kosygin. 
1983 U.S. Marines killed five snipers who had pinned them 
 down in Beirut International Airport. 
1984 The Freedom of Information Act was passed. 
1989 Wayne Gretzky, while playing for the Los Angeles Kings, 
 surpassed Gordie Howe's NHL scoring record of 1,850 
 career points. 
1993 U.S. President Clinton sent warships to enforce trade 
 sanctions that had been imposed on Haitian military rulers. 
1993 South Africa's President F.W. de Klerk and African 
 National Congress President Nelson Mandela were named winners 
 of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the 
 apartheid system in South Africa. 
1997 British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green broke the 
 land-speed record by driving a jet-powered car faster 
 than the speed of sound. 
1997 The Cassini-Huygens mission was launched from Cape 
 Canaveral, FL. On January 14, 2005, a probe sent back 
 pictures of Saturn's moon Titan during and after landing. 
1998 The U.N. condemned the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba 
 for the seventh year in a row. 
2001 NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed within 112 miles of 
 Jupiter's moon Io. Nobody was out on that day.
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Is the Flashlight App a Trojan or a hoax? 




Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, October 14

Have FUN!
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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to an Oregon woman who played zombie Details at Boneheads Today, in 1954 C.B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments", starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. The epic had a cast of 25,000 people.
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I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't. --- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'? --- Jay Leno (1950 - ) Let him that would move the world, first move himself." --- Socrates
The church next door welcomes all denominations, but mainly they prefer fifties and twenties.
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life," her mother tried to explain, keeping it simple. The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?" "Next time you go visit daddy, ask him."
Cindy is taking the driving portion of her driver's license exam. She handles most of the maneuvers quite well. She has a little trouble parallel parking, however, and winds up a couple of feet from the curb. "Could you get a little closer?" the examiner asks. Cindy cheerfully unbuckles her seat belt and slides over to the examiner. "Now what?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jessica Rocha, Reedsport, Oregon Woman says she was playing 'the zombie game' when she broke into another woman's home and bit her on the face COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking in to a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game." Coos County sheriff's Sgt. Pat Downing says Jessica Rocha broke into the home in coastal city of Lakeside early Monday. He says she was drunk and likely high. Downing says there is no definite explanation for the zombie reference. He says Rocha had property with a sticker that referenced a video game featuring zombies. Deputies also speculate she may have been influenced by a scarecrow contest in the area. She is held on $77,500 bail and faces arraignment Monday on multiple charges, including assault. Tech Support Pits From: Lily Re: Is it true about Flashlight Trojans? At 01:05 PM 10/13/2014, you wrote: Dear Webby, LOVE your newsletter, I've been a subscriber for years but this is the first time that I've written you. I wanted to ask if its really true about the flashlight app. That is really scary. Thanks, Lily Dear Lily Yes, it is true. If your flashlight app is more than 2 KB, then you now have a Trojan deep down in the operating system, that is mining and transmitting your data. The Flashlight apps also track and report your location! Somebody KNOWS when you enter the bakery isle at Walmart or walk past the porn shop! If you have never used your phone to pay bills or do any bank or credit card stuff, then it just finks on all your addresses, and probably tells all of them what kind of neat flashlight it is. And of course it reports your exact location! Even the FTC got uptight about that last summer. If you have or plan to use your phone for any banking, save your pictures and other data on http://DropBox.com, and get your phone provider to reset it to factory standard, because the OS is infected. The alternative is to destroy the silly thing and next time refrain from downloading any large app. An honest flashlight app is only 1 - 2 KB. It is just a blank page flashing faster than the eye can see, just like the LED traffic lights and vehicle brake lights. It does not take a Megabyte for that. If you see the file size to be large, then the app has a malicious payload. Music and movies of course are large, but those are usually clean. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Wipe Down Library Books When I get books from the library, I use a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the book and wipe it down with a paper towel. The vinegar kills germs and you can see a lot of dirt removed on the paper towel. This keeps a lot of germs out of my house and off my hands. By fancy61 [6] http://www. thriftyfun.com/
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A young couple decided they needed an au pair, and arranged for a girl to come over from Northern Finland. When she arrived, the wife asked, "Can you cook?" "No," said the girl, "My mother always did that." "Can you do housework?" asked the wife. "No, my oldest sister always did that." "Well," said the wife, "You'd better just look after the children." "I don't know how," said the girl. "My youngest sister always did that." "What can you do, then?" asked the wife, in desperation. "Well," said the Finnish girl brightly, "I can milk reindeer."
A farmer lived on a quiet rural highway. But, as time went by, the traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. The traffic was so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day. So one day he called the sheriff's office and said, "You've got to do something about all of these people driving so fast and killing all of my chickens." "What do you want me to do?" asked the sheriff. "I don't care, just do something about those drivers." So the next day he had the county go out and put up a sign that said: SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING. Three days later the farmer called the sheriff and said, "You've got to do something about these drivers. The 'school crossing sign seems to make them go faster." So, again, the sheriff sends out the county and they put up a new sign: SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY. And that really sped them up. So the farmer called and called and called everyday for three weeks. Finally, he asked the sheriff, "Your signs are doing no good. Is it all right for me to put up my own sign?" The sheriff told him, "Sure thing, put up your own sign." He was going to let the farmer do just about anything in order to have him stop calling. Well, the sheriff got no more calls from the farmer. Three weeks after the farmers last call, the sheriff decided to call him. "How's the problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?" "Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since then. I've got to go. I'm very busy." And he hung up the phone. The sheriff thought to himself, "I'd better go to that farmer's house and look at that sign. There might be something there that WE could use to slow down drivers." So the sheriff drove out to the farmer's house, and he saw the sign. It was a whole sheet of plywood. And written in large yellow letters were the words: SLOW: NUDIST COLONY.


Boll Weevil Song



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YffLGzIlHwY

Today in 
1066 The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman 
 forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II 
 of England. 
1879 Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands 
 for the sale of Edison telephones in Chile. 
1887 Thomas Edison and George E. Gouraud reached an agreement 
 for the international marketing rights for the phonograph. 
1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in 
 Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt's wound in the chest was not 
 serious and he continued with his planned speech. William 
 Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting. 
1922 Lieutenant Lester James Maitland set a new airplane 
 speed record when he reached a speed of 216.1 miles-per-hour. 
1926 The book "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne, made its debut. 
1930 Ethel Merman debuted on Broadway in "Girl Crazy." 
1933 Nazi Germany announced that it was withdrawing from the 
 League of Nations. 
1943 The Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of 
 the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million 
 for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company. 
1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide 
 rather than face execution after being accused of conspiring 
 against Adolf Hitler and the execution that would follow. 
1944 During World War II, the Second British Parachute 
 Brigade liberated the city of Athens. 
1947 Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck 
 Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first 
 American to break the sound barrier. German ME111 broke the
 sound barrier in 1945, but only downwind.
1954 C.B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments", starring Charlton 
 Heston, began filming in Egypt. The epic had a cast of 25,000 
 people. 
1960 U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first 
 suggested the idea of a Peace Corps. 
1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis began when U.S. reconnaissance 
 aircrafts photographed Soviet construction of intermediate-
 range missile sites in Cuba. 
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace 
 Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice 
 in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award. 
1968 The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. 
 spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. 
1970 Anwar el-Sadat became president of Egypt following the 
 death of President Nasser. 
1986 Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev charged that the U.S. 
 wanted to "bleed the Soviet Union economically" with the 
 arms race in space. 
1987 Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned 
 well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours. 
2002 Britain stripped power from the Catholic and Protestant 
 politicians of Northern Ireland. Britain resumed sole 
 responsibility for running Northern Ireland. 
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Flashlight App trojan 




Good Morning, ,
Today is Monday, October 13

Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada,
also called St Turkey Day.
Because Canada was discovered and colonized by Hagar
the Horrible's Great-Grandfather 500 years before Columbus
found the Caribbean islands, Canada celebrates Thanksgiving
earlier than the US. The fact that barbecuing at the US
Thanksgiving date would be rather chilli here in the North, 
might have something to do with that too.
So, don't expect any replies from anybody in Canada on Monday.
Thanksgiving is a Stat Holiday.

Ironically, in the US the Canadian Thanksgiving Day is 
celebrated as Columbus day.

Have FUN!
DearWebby




Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Toledo man, who admitted punching 1 year old girl Details at Boneheads Today, in 1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.
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The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. --- Charles Bukowski (1920 - 1994) Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. --- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
out of Atlanta comes this comment: Americans should be ashamed ! We've eaten so many billions of Buffalo wings, that many kids today have never seen a buffalo fly!
A young man visiting a dude ranch wanted to be "Macho" and went out walking with one of the hired hands. Walking through the barnyard, the visitor tried to impress the ranch hand and started a conversation. "Say, look at that big bunch of cows." The hired hand replied, "Not 'bunch,' but 'herd'." "Heard what?" "Herd of cows." "Sure, I've heard of cows. There's a big bunch of 'em right over there!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Markeese Cummings, 24, Toledo, Ohio Toledo man admits punching 1 year old girl A man in Toledo, Ohio, is in jail after allegedly admitting that he punched a 1-year-old girl after having sex with her mother. The incident happened Monday evening when Markeese Cummings, 24, visited the home of Simone Day, 20. Day took her daughter into a different room so she and Cummings could have privacy. Afterwards, she took a shower while Cummings took the girl downstairs to get himself a drink, NBC24.com reports. The girl was crying for her mother when Cummings held her in his arms. When the girl wouldn't stop her tears, Cummings allegedly told police he lost his temper and punched the baby. The baby was hit on the right side of her face with a closed fist causing serious harm," according to TSG. The exact injuries were not made public, but Cummings was charged with felonious assault and bail was initially set at $75,000. Cummings has previously been arrested for robbery, disorderly conduct, and underage drinking. Both the suspect and the victim's mother insisted to police they are "sexual partners only", not friends, according to the police report. Tech Support Pits From: Jaye Re: Fixed: Highlighted words and pop-ups Dear webby, Took your advice and I downloaded Malware Bytes, it took 2 hours to scan for 892 infections , Not to mention, Trojans, trying to enter... INFECTIONS GONE!!!!! OMG, you would not believe how much infection was in my Computer. It roams my Computer constantly searching out Malware... My Computer is running so smooth again...Now, not one POP-UP either. Now my internet is clear of Infections...For $24.95 a year for three Computers is a fabulous deal not to mention a totally effective Kill engine. That's what happens when 2 kids play games on a Computer. I cannot thank you enuf for your all your help over the years. I would recommend that everyone download it. Jaye Dear Jaye Glad your machine is clean now! I have seen MalwareBytes in action. That is why I have recommended it for quite some time. Just in >From Lillemor If you use a flashlight app on a smart-phone, watch out! It probably is a trojan! Flashlight app alert Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Mark Top of Cans in Drawers Right now, the cabinet fronts of the kitchen are coming off, I mean literally falling off! So I moved my food to the dresser where I keep my dishes for now. Not wanting to take them all out to find just one, I marked them on the top. This helped me and I hope it will help you. By Sandi/Poor But Proud [409] http://www. thriftyfun.com/
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Roland went to police station to report his missing wife: Roland : Ive lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home. Sergeant : What is her height ? Roland : Oh, 5 something . . . Sergeant : Build? Roland : Not slim, kinda, but not really fat. Sergeant : Color of eyes? Roland : Never noticed. Sergeant : Color of hair? Roland : Changes according to season. Sergeant : What was she wearing? Roland : Dress/suit/blue jeans -- I dont remember exactly. Sergeant : Did she go in a car? Roland : yes. Sergeant : What kind of car was it? Roland : 2015 Corvette Stingray LT3 with the Z51 Performance Package, shark gray metallic paint, with the 6.2 litre V8 engine with Direct Injection generating 460 HP. 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, and GT bucket seats, and has a very thin scratch from a shopping cart on the left door. (at this a tear ran down Roland's cheek) Sergeant : Don't worry sir. Well find your car
Supposedly a true story, but it sounds like an Urban Legend: A British doctor examining a young woman with abdominal pains asked her if she was sexually active. She said that she wasn't. A later examination showed that she was pregnant. Asked why she said that she was not sexually active, the woman replied: "I'm not, I just lie there." When asked if she knew who the father was, with a puzzled look she replied, "No. Who?"


Boll Weevil Song



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YffLGzIlHwY

Today in 
1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction 
 of a naval fleet. 
1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in 
 Washington, DC. The building was torched by Caanucks in the 
 War of 1812 and became known as the White House after it was
 fixed up and white-washed in 1818. 
1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of 
 Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended 
 any further U.S. invasion of Canada. 
1843 - B'nai B'rith, the Jewish organization, was founded 
 by Henry Jones and eleven others in New York City, NY. 
1854 - The state of Texas ratified a state constitution. 
1943 - During World War II, Italy turned coats, signed an 
 armistice with  the Allies and declared war on Germany. 
1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany during WWII. 
1944 - During World War II, British and Greek advance units 
 landed at Piraeus. 
1951 - In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was 
 used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7. 
1953 - An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno. 
1957 - Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel 
 on an hour long special. 
1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opened on Broadway. 
1981 - Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as 
 the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated. 
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow 
 of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega. 
1992 - A commercial flight record was set by an Air France 
 supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and 
 one minute. 
2010 - Near Copiap, Chile, 33 miners were trapped underground 
 in San Jos Mine. The miners were rescued after 69 days 
 underground. 
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Thursday, October 9


Today I have to go to Calgary for more injections into
the eyeballs. That means no Friday, Saturday or Sunday 
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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Robber, who attempted to hold up boxing champion clerk, got clobbered Details at Boneheads Today, in 1855 Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor.
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People want economy and they will pay any price to get it. --- Lee Iacocca (1924 - ) We are the people our parents warned us about. --- Jimmy Buffett
A programmer, an accountant and a lawyer are all standing around at a party discussing if it's better to have a wife or a girlfriend. The accountant says, "A girlfriend! No commitments, no hassles. When you get tired, you just move on." The lawyer says, "One needs a wife. That way you have a representative; an extension of yourself at important gatherings with influential people". The programmer says, "You're both wrong. You need a wife and a girlfriend. That way the wife thinks you're with the girlfriend; the girlfriend thinks you're with the wife and all the while you're at the office being creative!"
The gynecologist complimented the young woman on his examination table. "Go home and tell your husband to prepare for a baby." "But I don't have a husband," the girl replied. "Then, go home and tell your lover." "But I don't have a lover. I've never had a lover!" "In that case," the doctor sighed, "go home and tell your mother to prepare for the second coming of Christ."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Richard Thompson, 32, of Stamford, Connecticut Reported by Moe Robber Attempts To Hold Up Boxing Champion Clerk,gets clobbered Police say Leverett Johnson walked into this 7-Eleven store on the Pitt campus looking to rob it. Clerk Eric Sydnor was on duty in the store when Johnson confronted him. Sydnor told KDKAs Ross Guidotti, Its like one of those things where it was a blur what exactly was going on. Sydnor says Johnson pointed the pistol at him demanding money, but apparently had no idea who he was dealing with. Thats because Sydnor is a Golden Gloves champion with hard hands. I won the Golden Gloves once, and made it to the finals three times. When asked how he handled Johnson, Sydnor said, He got slammed. Syndors trainer Jose Caraballo says Johnson, picked the wrong guy and store to walk into that night. But, the young boxer didnt come out of the fight unscathed. Johnson allegedly bit Sydnors hands. Sydnor says hell be fine and ready for the U.S. Olympic Boxing team trials. Sydnor says hes no hero, and his ring and game skill matter less than whats in his heart. The fact that Im a boxer had nothing to do with anything. Its just whats right, and whats wrong. Johnson was still in the hospital Tuesday, recovering from the beating Sydnor administered, police said. Johnson, of Pittsburgh, has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Online court records on Tuesday showed he faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 15 Tech Support Pits From: Jaye Re: Highlighted words and pop-ups Dear Webby, I really need some advice here...Recently all my internet pages and even on the internet web pages in all the sentences there are certain words highlighted. Even my banking has it. When I happen to get to close to the highlighted word with my cursor then an advertisement pops up...I have shut down the pop-ups to no avail. Do you have a solution for me...Thanks a million for all your past help...Which I am grateful for. Jaye Dear Jaye That's an infection. Download and run MalwareBytes. That is why I have it in the top spot on the right side. It will get rid of that infection. It is also possible, that you got some extensions installed into your Chrome. Some malware does that. Install Adblock Plus for Google Chrome. Chrome Web Store - Adblock Plus You may have Text Enhance installed. Check your add-ons/ extensions and Add/ Remove program. Open Chrome, click on the Settings icon, and navigate to Tools -> Extensions Select the Text Enhance plugin from the list of extensions, and click Uninstall. Select "Add/Remove Programs" from the Control Panel. For Windows Vista/7 users, this will be called "Programs/Features Select the Text Enhance plugin from the list of software, and click Uninstall/Remove. Also, look for codec-c. If there, disable in Chrome: tools > extensions and disable codec-c Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Snack Plastic Bag as Sandwich Pocket Don't you hate it when the tomato starts dripping all over your hand while eating a sandwich, or the onion falls out, or the grease runs down your hand from that juicy hamburger? No more! I keep a box of Snack Plastic Bags handy. They are only about 6 x 3 inches - just the right size to fit the bottom of your sandwich in. Once slid in there and you start to eat your sandwich or burger, there is no mess. It is all in the bottom of the plastic bag! Sometimes the vegetables and/or meat start to slide down and out of your sandwich on to the floor. But in the small plastic bag, just keep a couple of your fingers on the bottom and they keep the ingredients from slipping out. By cacollie [2] http://www. thriftyfun.com/
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A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative." A voice from the back of the room said, "Yeah, right."
There was this man who, many years ago, worked for a large business. That was his lifetime employment, but he wasn't happy there. He wanted to go in business for himself. He saved his money and finally had enough that he could quit and start his own business. About two years later, I was on vacation and was going through the town where his business was located. I stopped by for a visit. "Hey John, I heard that the first year is the hardest for a new business." "Yeah, the first year was pretty rough, but we are doing pretty good now. In fact, I'm getting to where I only have to work half a day." "Wow, that's pretty nice. Maybe I should think about going into business for myself." "Yeah, and the nicest part of it is that it doesn't matter which twelve hours you work."


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Today in 
1635 Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished 
 from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against 
 punishments for religious offenses and giving away land 
 that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded 
 Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek 
 religious freedom. 
1701 The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered 
 in New Haven. The name was later changed to Yale. 
1776 A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is 
 now San Francisco, CA. 
1781 The last major battle of the American Revolutionary 
 War took place in Yorktown, VA. The American forces, 
 led by George Washington, defeated the British troops 
 under Lord Cornwallis. 
1812 During the War of 1812 American forces captured 
 two British brigs, the Detroit and the Caledonia. 
1855 Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor. 
1855 Joshua C. Stoddard received a patent for his calliope. 
1858 Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco, CA, 
 and St. Louis, MO, began. 
1872 Aaron Montgomery started his mail order business with 
 the delivery of the first mail order catalog. The firm 
 later became Montgomery Wards. 
1876 Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their 
 longest telephone call to date. It was a distance of 
 two miles. 
1914 During WW I, German forces captured Antwerp, Belgium. 
1936 The first generator at Boulder Dam began transmitting 
 electricity to Los Angeles, CA. The name of the dam was 
 later changed to Hoover Dam. 
1946 The first electric blanket went on sale in Petersburg, VA. 
1975 Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The 
 Soviet scientist is known as the "father of the hydrogen bomb." 
1983 Helen Moss joined the Brownies at the age of 83. She became 
 the oldest person to become a member. 
1989 The official Soviet news agency Tass reported an unidentified 
 flying object. The report included a trio of tall aliens that 
 had visited the city of Voronzh. 
1994 The U.S. sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf in 
 response to Saddam Hussein sending thousands of troops and 
 hundreds of tanks toward the Kuwaiti border. 
1995 Saboteurs tinkered with a stretch of railroad track in 
 Arizona. An Amtrak train derailed killing one and injuring 
 a hundred. 
2000 Brett Hull (Dallas Stars) scored his 611th National 
 Hockey League (NHL) goal. The goal allowed him to pass his 
 father, Bobby Hull, on the all time scoring list bringing 
 him to number 9. 
2003 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II knighted Roger Moore 
 and made Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 
2009 NASA launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing 
 Satellite (LCROSS). On November 13, it was announced that 
 water had been discovered in the planned impact plume on 
 the moon. 
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Good Morning, ,
Today is Wednesday, October 8

Thank you, Robert!

Tomorrow I have to go to Calgary for more injections into
the eyeballs. That means no Friday, Saturday or Sunday 
newsletters will get sent out.

Have FUN!
DearWebby






Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Connecticut druggie, who brought 50 grams of pot to court Details at Boneheads Today, in 1966 - The U.S. Government declared that LSD was dangerous and an illegal substance.
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Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. --- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses. --- Calvin Trillin (1935 - ) You can observe a lot just by watching. --- Yogi Berra
Passengers aboard a luxurious cruise ship were having a great time when a beautiful young woman fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80 year old man in the water, who rescued her. The crew pulled them both out of the treacherous waters. The captain was grateful as well as astonished that such a white-haired old man performed such an act of bravery. That night a banquet was given in honor of the ship's elderly hero. He was called forward to receive an award and was asked to say a few words. He said, "Once I was in the water, it was no big deal. But I sure am curious about who pushed me overboard."
As with many funerals, it was a cloudy, rainy day. The deceased was a little old lady who had devoted her entire married life to nagging at her poor husband. When the graveside service had no more than terminated, there was a tremendous burst of thunder accompanied by a distant lightning bolt and more rumbling thunder. The little old man looked at his priest and calmly said, "Sounds like SHE has been told where to go."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Richard Thompson, 32, of Stamford, Connecticut Drug Suspect Brought 50 Grams Of Pot To Court FORT LEE Port Authority police on Thursday arrested a man who brought marijuana to the borough court -- where he was scheduled to appear on charges including marijuana possession, the agency said. Richard Thompson, 32, of Stamford, Connecticut, showed up at court around 10:20 a.m. with a backpack, according to police spokesman Joe Pentangelo. As part of standard security screenings, officials opened the bag and discovered less than 50 grams of marijuana inside. They also found two packages of rolling papers and an unrolled cigar wrapper often re-used to smoke marijuana, Pentangelo said. Port Authority Police Officer Steve Pisciotta arrested Thompson on charges of having marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the spokesman added. Thompson was apparently no stranger to the Port Authority officer. Pisciotta arrested the accused May 16 at the George Washington Bridge on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having marijuana in his car, police said. In December, Port Authority police made a similar arrest at the same court when another man was allegedly caught with marijuana after he showed up to answer a different pot possession charge. Tech Support Pits From: Ormond Re: Most reliable connection Dear Webby, What is the most reliable connection? I don't really need very high speed, but for my on-line credit card order processing, I need 100% reliability. I am not an AOLer, so I don't have a religious hangup requiring things to be free or the absolute cheapest. I can write it off as a business expense anyway. Ormond Dear Ormond If you can get it, cable is quite reliable nowadays. Second best is DSL. DSL CAN be fairly fast, but often slows down. The reason South Korea has an average connection speed of over 20 Mbps is because there every house and shack has cable, and a cable Internet connection. Dial-Up is a good back-up. Most ISPs give you a dial-up number to use in case of problems with DSL. The problem is, usually dial-up uses the same phone line. If a drunk hit a telephone pole and knocked your line off, dial-up is out too. You CAN get an Air-Card, which is basically a cell-phone modem, but every one I know, who uses those occasionally, complains about their cost. With today's cell-phones you can check your email and do your banking, if you have to. In some countries like Nigeria over 90% of the population just use cell phones to get onto the Internet and don't even have computers. I would not use that metyhod, but in an emergency, it would work OK. Personally, if I could get cable, I would. DSL is what I have been using for a dozen years. Most of the time it is reliable enough, but I have had to fall back to Dial-Up occasionally. Satellite Internet connection is worst of all. Any rain storm will knock you off, and for uploading you have to use slow dial-up. It is also the most expensive method. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Using an Old Window Frame I was given this old frame, and decided to make it look realistic. I put a cut up poster behind the places where the panes were, and it looks like I am gazing out into a serene waterfall in the woods. Some of my snail collections are on it, and for the photo, I would have taken them off. However, I have cats, and everything in this house is glued down! But, this may inspire some of you just the same. By Sandi/Poor But Proud http://www. thriftyfun.com/
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A man observed a sign in the window of a restaurant that read "Unique Breakfast", so he walked in and sat down. The waitress brought him his coffee and asked him what he wanted. "What's your 'Unique Breakfast'?" he asked inquisitively. "Baked tongue of chicken," she replied proudly. "Baked tongue of chicken? Do you have ANY idea how disgusting that is? I would never even consider eating anything that came out of a chicken's mouth!" the man fumed. Undaunted, the waitress asked, "Well, what would you like then, sir?" The man replied, "Just bring me some scrambled eggs."
Thanks to Bob for this revelation: My wife uses fabric softener. I never knew what that stuff was for. Then I noticed women were coming up to me, they'd sniff, exclaim, "Married!", and walk off. So, gents, that's how they mark their territory! You can take off that ring, but it's hard to get that "April fresh scent" out of your clothes.

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Today in 
1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in 
 Philadelphia, PA. 
1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded. 
1919 - The first transcontinental air race in the U.S. began. 
1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain 
 and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb. 
1950 - U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea. 
1966 - The U.S. Government declared that LSD was dangerous 
 and an illegal substance. 
1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel 
 Prize for literature. 
1982 - In Poland, all labor organizations, including Solidarity, 
 were banned. 
1991 - A slave burial site was found by construction workers 
 in lower Manhattan. The "Negro Burial Ground" had been closed 
 in 1790. Over a dozen skeletons were found. 
1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI 
 of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the 
 Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege 
 killed as many as 85 people. 
1996 - Pope John Paul II underwent a successful operation 
 to remove his inflamed appendix. 
1998 - Taliban forces attacked Iranian border posts. Iran 
 said that three border posts were destroyed before the 
 Taliban forces were forced to retreat. The Taliban of 
 Afghanistan denied the event occurred. 
1998 - Canada and Netherlands were voted into the 
 U.N. Security Council. 
2001 - Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted 
 outside of the international space station without a shuttle present. 
2002 - A federal judge approved U.S. President George W. Bush's request 
 to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic 10-day labor lockout. 
 The lockout was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 billion to 
 $2 billion a day. 
2003 - China announced that it would have a human crew orbit the Earth 
 briefly on October 15. 
2003 - Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative agreement that 
 would allow the first commercial flights between the two countries 
 since the end of the Vietnam War. 
2004 - The first-ever direct presidential elections were held in 
 Afghanistan. 
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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Mississippi mom, who burglarized cars at school, claimed she's looking for ISIS Details at Boneheads Today, in 1963 U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
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There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. --- Stephen Colbert Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. --- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Thanks to Sandie for this story: Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish. He told the fish salesman, "Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?" "Why do you want me to throw them at you?" "Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them." "Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange roughy." "Why's that?" "Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to get the roughy. She prefers that for supper tonight."
Three boys were heading home from school one day when one started the time-honored game of paternal one-upmanship. He said, "My dad's way faster than any of yours, he can throw a 90-mph fast ball from the pitcher's mound and run and catch it just after it crosses the plate!" One of the other boys said, "Oh yeah? Well, my dad can shoot an arrow from his bow and run to the target and hold it up to make sure the arrow hits the bulls eye!" The last boy said, "Your dads don't even come close to being faster than mine. My dad works for the government, and even though he works every day until 4:00 he gets home at 3:30!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Lisa Carol Roche, 41, Hurley, Mississippi Mom Burglarizes Cars At School, Claims She's Looking For ISIS Apparently, there's growing concern that the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria could attack the United States from within, cops just don't believe that terrorists will start by hiding in cars on Mississippi school property. That allegedly didn't stop Lisa Carol Roche from using ISIS as an excuse. The Hurley woman is accused of burglarizing cars in the parking lot of her children's school, then telling officers that she was "looking for ISIS terrorists," according to Gulf Live. Roche, 41, was allegedly caught stealing sunglasses and other items from cars at East Central High School, FOX 10 reports. She remained in Jackson County Adult Detention Center Friday. She's been charged previously with careless driving, felony fraud and felony embezzlement. She faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of commercial burglary. Tech Support Pits From: Elvira Re: Noisy computer Dear Webby, My computer works fine in the morning, but in the afternoon it gets noisy and most programs slow down. The wanna-be son-in-law who claims to be a computer guru, said it's just getting old and that he would give me $50 trade-in value for it if I bought a new $1600 computer from him. My computer is only two years old, and in the morning is still quite a speed demon. What's the real story? Elvira Dear Elvira That guy is not a guru, he is a gooron, or a crook. Or possibly both. Your computer is simply overheating in the afternoon, because it has not been cleaned out for a long time. Take the side cover off. If you can do that and comfortably lie down on the floor in front of it, do it there, otherwise unplug everything and set the computer on top of some spread newspapers on the kitchen table. Then take the vaccum cleaner with the furniture crevice tool attached and clean out all the dust bunnies and dirt. Clean the heat sinks with Q-tips. "Heat Sinks" are those finned metal blocks that cover the CPU and other hard working chips. Some heatsinks have shrouds with fans over them. Those can normally be removed wihout any tools. Just look at them and push on different sides and places. They are a bit tricky, but any woman, who can take a food processor apart and put it back together, has a huge advantage over men who have not acquired that skill. The heat sinks under shrouds frequently look rather gross, but no worse than the inside of a stove exhaust hood. Fold a kleenex or paper towel around a business card or credit card and slide it between the fins to clean them. If they don't come perfectly clean with just that, drip some rubbing alcohol or window cleaner onto the paper. Don't think of the project as a tedious nuisance. Consider it a battle against the evil dust bunnies in their secret castle and it's a fun ten minutes. Afterwards your computer will run fine all day and never get so hot that the fans go into noisy overdrive or that it slows down the CPU because it is getting too hot. When you put the computer back, put it onto some bricks or old phone books to raise the dust bunny entrance portal a bit above the floor. And don't forget to tell your daughter that her pet gooron is an idiot. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Delivering his speech at the opening banquet of a national convention, the visiting minister told several anecdotes he expected to repeat at meetings the next day. Because he wanted to use the jokes again, he requested that the reporters omit them from any accounts they might turn in to their newspapers. A cub reporter, in commenting on the speech, ended his piece with the following: "The minister also told a number of stories that cannot be printed here."
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Today in 
1765 Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to 
 New York City for the Stamp Act Congress.
1777 During the American Revolution the second Battle of 
 Saratoga began. 
1868 Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY. 
1913 For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park 
 automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly 
 line when the chassis was added to the process. 
1949 The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was formed. 
1950 The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and 
 entered North Korea. China in November proved their threat 
 to enter the war by sending several hundred thousand troops 
 over the border into North Korea. 
1963 U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty 
 with Britain and the Soviet Union. 
1981 The Egyptian parliament, after the assassination of 
 Anwar Sadat, named Vice President Hosni Mubarak the next 
 president of Egypt. 
1985 The United States announced that it would no longer 
 automatically comply with World Court decisions. 
1989 In Budapest, Hungary's Communist Party renounced Marxism 
 in favor of democratic socialism. 
1993 U.S. President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, 
 and naval firepower to Somalia. 
1994 U.S. President Clinton dispatched an aircraft carrier 
 to the Persian Gulf when Iraqi troops were spotted moving 
 toward Kuwait. The U.S. Army was also put on alert. 
1998 The U.S. government filed an antitrust suit that alleged 
 Visa and MasterCard inhibit competition by preventing banks 
 from offering other cards. 
1999 American Home Products Corp. agreed to pay up to $4.83 
 billion to settle claims that the fen-phen diet drug caused 
 dangerous problems with heart valves. 
2001 The U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan 
 in response to that state's support of terrorism and Osama 
 bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in 
 response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 
 September 11, 2001. 
2003 In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor 
 in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis. 
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