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It's Thursday, December 31, 2009



You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. --- Lawrence Peter Berra Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. ---Booker T. Washington Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. --- Jonathan Edwards I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow. --- Eric Sevareid
Q: How do I make my wife stop buying all these expensive gloves? A: Buy her a nice diamond ring.
"Did your wife have much to say when you got home last night?" "No, but that didn't keep her from yelling for two hours."
A new secretary was confused about paying a bill, so she asked me for some mathematical help. "If I were to give you $23,540, minus 7%, how much would you take off?" she asked me. So I told her: "Everything but my glasses!" Judging by how hard she threw the stapler at me, it seems that was not quite the answer she expected.
Time to take down the Christmas lights!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Marguerite Engle, 45, of Rapid City, South Dakota Driver Had .708 Blood Alcohol Content Marguerite Engle.recorded a mind-boggling .708 blood alcohol content after being arrested earlier this month when a state trooper found her passed out behind the wheel of a stolen truck. Engle's whopping BAC was measured by a Rapid City Police Department chemist who tested a blood sample drawn from Engle Engle is pictured below in a mug shot taken earlier this year after she was arrested for assaulting a government employee and being intoxicated and disruptive. Engle was named in a two-count South Dakota Magistrate Court indictment charging her with driving under the influence and driving with a BAC beyond the .08 limit. A traffic ticket issued to Engle notes that she "bonded out-hospitalized" after being collared in Sturgis just before noon on December 1. Engle is also facing charges in connection with her possession of the stolen vehicle.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sheila Re: Can you fix laptop keys? Dear Webby, I have a few keys on my laptop that have become practically useless, and some that are getting to be a real nuisance. Can those keys be fixed, or is it time to retire that laptop? Sheila Dear Sheila Just replace the keyboard! Google for [name of your laptop] keyboard. Chances are good that some people are selling those keyboards on eBay or Amazon for $10 - $15, and you can also order them from the manufacturer of the laptop. Usually there is an instruction sheet included that shows you how to replace it, but you can find that online too. It is actually quite simple. In most cases you just pry the bezel or frame up with a small, flat screwdriver, then undo two or four screws, unplug the old keyboard, plug in the new keyboard, screw it down, fiddle the bezel back on and press it down with a book, and it's all done. Have FUN! DearWebby
It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the intercom: "Will the students who are parked on College Drive please move their cars so that we may begin plowing." Twenty minutes later there was another announcement: "Plowing has been completed. The six hundred and twentseven students who went to move 26 cars can return to class now."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Fleece Throws for Warm Curtains For really frugal and warm curtains, I purchased two of those fleece throws that are on sale for under $5 and used the inexpensive gold clips. The two throws fit a 76 inch picture window nicely, and they come in dark colors also nice for wintertime. Mine came with a nice cloth bow tied around it which I used for tiebacks. By Peggy from Canastota, NY Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

While attending college, I worked evenings at a retail store. On slow nights my co-worker Susan would often sing along with the radio while we did paperwork or restocked merchandise. One evening as the manager was leaving, I expressed my concern to him about our safety, with just us two working alone at night. "Oh, you'll be fine," he said, waving his hand. "If you see anybody who looks suspicious, just warn him that Susan knows karaoke."
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A friend was lecturing in Latin America. He was going to use a translator, but to identify with his audience, he wanted to begin his talk by saying in Spanish, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen." He arrived at the auditorium a little early and realized he did not know the Spanish words for "ladies and gentlemen." Being rather resourceful, he went to the part of the building where the restrooms were, looked at the signs on the two doors, and memorized those two words. When the audience arrived and he was introduced, he stood up and said in Spanish what he theought was, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen." The audience was shocked. The people seemed stunned. He didn't know whether he had offended them or perhaps they hadn't heard him or understood him. So he decided to repeat it. Again in Spanish he said, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen." One person in the audience began to snicker. Pretty soon the entire audience was laughing. Finally, someone told him that he had said, "Good evening, toilets and broom closets!"

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Dump obsolete addresses 



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It's Wednesday, December 30, 2009


"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." --- Albert Camus "Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." -- Antoine de Saint Exupery
A man tells his doctor that his wife has laryngitis. The doctor said there was nothing he could do to cure it. The man said, "Cure it? I want to make it permanent!"
A man bought several acres of wasteland and within a year, turned it into a thriving produce farm. The local pastor stopped by and complimented the man on his vast progress. Then he added, "Wondrous things can surely happen when man and God work together." "Amen," said the man, "but you should've seen the place when God was running it alone."
A woman called the dean of the college that her freshman son was going to. "I'm worried. I don't know who my son can hang out with. He doesn't have the kind of money all the other students have." The dean replied, " He can hang out with the faculty."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Joseph Anthony and Lisa Hill in Chatanooga, Tennessee Shoplifting scene turns chaotic at Chattanooga Wal-Mart CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga police say a couple they believe was trying to steal a cart full of TVs and a computer caused chaos at a local Wal-Mart. According to a news release, Officer Josh Wright was off duty when he saw a man trying to force his way past a greeter with about $2,000 worth of stolen goods Sunday night. Wright displayed his badge, but Joseph Anthony Hill said it was fake and tried to force his way by Wright as well. Wright then tackled Hill and arrested him. Then Hill’s wife, Lisa Hill, feigned a heart attack and said she did not know her husband. After a witness told Wright the couple had been together in the store, Lisa Hill followed the witness into the parking lot and attacked her. The witness defended herself by stabbing Lisa in the arm with a pocketknife. Lisa Hill had to be treated at a local hospital. Joseph Anthony Hill is charged with theft over $1,000 and assault on a police officer. Charges against Lisa Hill are still being totaled up.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rose Re: Obsolete addresses Dear Webby, Merry Christmas. My address book is getting filled with a lot of e-mails that I don't know what they are. Can I delete them without losing something important on my computer? Rose Dear Rose, Yes, sure you can dump them. You can also weed out the Auto-Complete. Have FUN! DearWebby
Ninety-year-old man: "Yes! After all these years, I've finally kicked the habit. I'm a free man. From now on, no more sex. I'm going to be celibate for the rest of my life!" Friend: "Wow! What happened? Are you concerned about declining health?" Ninety-year-old: "No, I'm concerned about my declining wealth. That darn Viagra was so expensive, I almost couldn't afford cigarettes any more!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Clearance Wallpaper for Shelf and Drawer Liners I buy wallpaper on clearance for about $2.00 a double roll and I use it for shelf paper and drawer liners. You can do a large kitchen and all your dressers with just 1 double roll. Department stores put it in the clearance bin because the leftover rolls are not enough to paper most rooms, so they get stuck with it and practically give it away. You can use double face tape, staples or tacks to secure it if you need to. (I usually don't) I look for quiet solids or prints, if you look around you can sometimes find the nice heavy vinyl paper, but even the paper rolls are all washable these days. I usually buy it when I find it and put it away until I need it. So next time you see it in the clearance bin pick some up. By Diane from Rochester Mi Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A nursery school teacher was delivering a station wagon full of kids home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started to discuss the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one youngster. "No," said another, "he's just for good luck." "I know!" said a third... "They use it to find the fire hydrant!"
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Lola is on the phone, "Hello? Pizza Shack? Do you have anything on special?" From the other end of the line comes, "Yeah, our veggie haters delight. It has twelve kinds of meat and five different cheeses. Lola asks, "Does anything come with that?" "A map to the fitness club."

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Windows Live Mail problem on Quest 



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It's Tuesday,  December 29, 2009


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that One useless man is a shame, Two is a law firm and Three or more is a congress. --- John Adams Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. --- Abba Eban
The census taker knocked on Donna's door. She answered all his questions except one. She refused to tell him her age. "But everyone tells their age to the census taker," he said. "Did Miss Maisy Hill, and Miss Daisy Hill tell you their ages?" she asked. "Certainly," he replied "Well, I'm the same age as they are," she snapped. "As old as the Hills," he wrote on his form.
Here is an annual favorite: Two priests died at the same time and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "I'd like to get you guys in now, but our computer's down. You'll have to go back to Earth for about a week, but you can't go back as priests. What'll it be?" The first priest says, "I've always wanted to be an eagle, soaring above the Rocky Mountains." "So be it," says St. Peter, and off flies the first priest. The second priest mulls this over for a moment and asks, "Will any of this week 'count', St. Peter?" "No, I told you the computer's down. There's no way we can keep track of what you're doing." "In that case," says the second priest, "I've always wanted to be a stud." "So be it" says St. Peter, and the second priest disappears. A week goes by, the computer is fixed, and the Lord tells St. Peter to recall the two priests. "Will you have any trouble locating them?" He asks. "The first one should be easy," says St. Peter. "He's somewhere over the Rockies, flying with the eagles. But the second one could prove to be more difficult." "Why?" asketh the Lord. "He's on a snow tire, somewhere in North Dakota."
Q :What's the difference between the Government and the Mafia? A: One of them is accused of being organized.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kip William Keifer, 31, of Madison Heights, Michigan Caught burglaring a cop's house MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- A 31-year-old man is charged with breaking into the home of a Ferndale police officer. Madison Heights police said the officer's 19-year-old daughter called to report the break-in at their home in the 28000 block of Alden Street about 4:40 a.m. on Dec. 18. The daughter told police she was watching television on the home's lower level when she saw a man she didn't know come down the stairs. Police said the daughter used her cell phone to call her father, who was sleeping upstairs. Police said the girl's father, who is a Ferndale police officer, chased the home invader down the street and was able to hold him until police could arrest him. Kip William Keifer, of Madison Heights, has been charged with first-degree home invasion and given a $1 million bond. Police said he stole some money of a shelf in the home, but it was recovered when he was caught by the homeowner. His preliminary exam is scheduled for Jan. 6.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Laverne Re: Windows Live email problem on Quest Dear Webby, OK I added humor@webby.com to my address book and also on my email added site to come in with special color. Checked and could not see where it is blocked, I still don't receive it. I have vista, windows live email, AVG virus program, have checked it and don't see any thing to block it. How do I white list it like you suggested? Laverne Dear Laverne White-List is the same as Friend's List. You can try contacting Quest support, and tell them that the Humor letter jumps through all 20 hoops to stay "The Good Example" for newsletters: 1) Listed Sender ID, 2) Permanent IP address, 3) Proper SPF record, 4) Matching forward and reverse DNS, 5) Approved privacy policy, 6) Full contact information, 7) Strictly Double Opt-In, 8) Not on any blacklist, 9) Uses an IP address that has never been used for spamming, 10) Is family safe 11) Has live, same day response to replies 12) Has an on-line copy that is top listed at Google AND Bing 13) Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter 14) More than 10 year history of compliance to Best Practises 15) Works fine with all competent mail services 16) Does not have any attachments 17) Does not burden email with embedded pictures or movies 18) Calls pictures from a properly identified server with matching forward and reverse DNS and SPF record 19) Does NOT send solo ads or ANY advertising mails to subscribers 20) Is listed with the Ezinefinder (http://ezinefinder.com) Quest Support should be able to tell you what to do. Have FUN! DearWebby
A man goes to the doctor and says, "Doc, I would like to live very long. What should I do?" "I think that is a wise decision," the doctor replies. "Let's see, do you smoke?" "Oh.. Half a pack a day." "Starting NOW, no more smoking." The man agrees. The doctor then asks, "Do you drink?" "Oh, well Doc, not much, just a bit of wine with my meals, and a beer or two every once in a while." "Starting now, you drink only water. No exceptions." The man is a bit upset, but also agrees. The doctor asks, "How do you eat?" "Oh, well, you know, Doc, normal stuff." "Starting now you are going on a very strict diet. You are going to eat only raw vegetables, with no dressing, and non-fat cottage cheese." The man is now really worried. "Doc, is all this really necessary?" "Do you want to live long?" "Yes." "Well then, it's absolutely necessary. And don't even think of breaking the diet." The man is quite restless, but the doctor continues, "Do you have sex?" "Yeah, once a week or so..., only with my wife!" he adds hurriedly. "As soon as you get out of here you are going to buy twin beds. No more sex for you. None." The man is appalled. "Doc... Are you sure I'm going to live longer this way?" "No, you will probably die a lot sooner, but whatever time you live, I assure you is going to seem like an eternity!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Cereal For Crumb Crusts Left over or stale sweetened cereals can be crushed and made into crusts for ice cream and other fruit flavored cream pies,also chocolate cereals for other flavors. Stale cheetos, corn chips, potato chips, can be used to top casseroles, coat chicken and thicken soups and sauces. Source: just my old cheapskate self By Eula from Killeen, Texas Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

After a recent move, I made up a list of companies, agencies, and services that needed to know my new address and phoned each one to ask for the change to be made. Everything went smoothly until I called one of my frequent flier accounts. After I explained to the representative what I wanted to do, the woman told me, "I'm sorry; we can't do that over the phone. You will have to fill out our change-of address form." "How do I get one of those?" I asked. "We'd be happy to provide you with one," she said pleasantly. "May I have your new address so that I can mail it to you?"
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Judy went to get her hair cut. The hairstylist cut for about thirty minutes, hands her a mirror, and asked, "How do you like it?" Judy replied, "It's nice, but could you make it just a little longer in the back?"

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It's Monday,  December 28, 2009


I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. --- Artemus Ward Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. --- Wilson Mizner Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. --- Henri-Frédéric Amiel
There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously, the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying. One tourist got exceedingly nervous about half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was old and frayed. With a trembling voice he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope. The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, "Usually right after it breaks."
After a young couple brought their new baby home, the wife suggested that her husband should try his hand at changing diapers. "I'm busy," he said, "I'll do the next one." The next time came around and she asked again. The husband looked puzzled, "Oh! I didn't mean the next diaper. I meant the next baby."
Children's Unions went on strike today in Oklahoma, refusing to play with their new toys, demanding compensation for snow days occurring during the Christmas school break. Spokesman Butch Evans, an Oklahoma City 7th grader, said, "This, like, bites, you know. Like, we're already out of school, like, and now, you know, this storm could have, like, waited until we, you know, got back to school, so, like, we could get a snow day. This is like, you know, totally bogus." In a related item, the union also demanded that "time off" should also be granted to any union member who caught a cold during scheduled school breaks. Parents groups were expected to tell the kids to quit their whining, go fetch a beer from the fridge, and then clean their rooms, or "they'll be given real reasons to whine about!"

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to an armed robber in Colchester, Essex, England Robber sticks around for a meal A DOZY robber was nicked while scoffing a chicken dinner at a restaurant he held up at gunpoint 20 minutes earlier. The 38-year-old is accused of stealing several hundred pounds after waving an airgun at terrified staff. But he then sniffed the tasty aromas at the Southern Fried Chicken branch and demanded: "Give me one of those Hunga Busta Meals too." He sat down to eat the meal and was still tucking in when armed cops alerted by staff burst into the diner in Colchester, Essex. An Essex police source said: "We've come across some stupid criminals in our time but this beats all. Normal practice is to grab the cash and run. But this man was obviously controlled by his belly rather than his brain. "After running in with a hoodie and scarf hiding his face, he took them both off to stuff his face with chicken. "The staff he'd just waved a gun at were gobsmacked. "He sat there eating for 20 minutes so they had tons of time to dial 999. Staff thought it was a bizarre TV stunt." The man, a double glazing salesman who cannot be named, is charged with possessing a weapon in a public place, theft and using threatening behaviour in a public place. He has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 4.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Annette Re: Moving the task bar Dear Webby, I hope you had a good Christmas and stayed warm. It was cold here in Tx. where I live , I dont like the cold weather, warmer the better. I appreciate all the help you have given me in the past! well I have a problem I cant fix today, will you help me? my bottom task bar is at the top again, I have tried clicking and dragging it to the bottom, doesnt work, can you tell me another way to get things back in place? any info. will be appreciated. thanks and I hope you have a very Happy New Year, Annette. Dear Annette No Gullible Warming in Texas either? Re the task bar: Close all programs or minimize them. If you still have the "Show Desktop" icon, you can use that to minimize everything with one click. If you lost it, here is how to restore it: Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK. Carefully copy and then paste the following five lines into the Notepad window: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar near the START button. OK, now you got some elbow room. Right-click on an empty grey spot on the task bar, and take the checkmark off "Lock task bar". Next, click and hold that same empty grey spot, and drag the task bar to wherever you want it. It doesn't drag smoothly, but appears to stay glued until your cursor has reached another monitor edge. Then it snaps to that edge. Once you got it where you want it, lock the task bar again. Have FUN! DearWebby
A young bride and groom to be had just selected their wedding rings. As the young lady admired the platinum and diamond ring she had chosen for herself, she suddenly looked concerned. "Tell me," she asked the rather elderly salesman, "is there anything special I'll have to do to take care of this ring?" With a fatherly smile, the salesman said, "One of the best ways to protect a fancy wedding ring like that is to never take it off and to soak it in dishwater for three minutes three times a day."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Save Spaghetti Cooking Water to Wash Greasy Dishes Save your spaghetti water and wash your greasy dishes with it. The flour in the water somehow causes oil and grease to get trapped, and you don't have to scrub as much. By Tim from Science Hill, KY Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A famed English explorer was invited to Dartmouth to tell of his adventures in the African jungle. "Can you imagine," he demanded, "people so primitive that they love to eat the embryo of certain birds, and slices from the belly of certain animals? And grind up grass seed, make it into a paste, burn it over a fire, then smear it with a greasy and sticky mess they extract from smashed nuts of some kind?" When the students looked startled by such barbarism, the explorer added softly, "What I've been describing, of course, is a breakfast of bacon and eggs and toast with peanut butter."
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A lady called Delta and asked for a reservation from Los Angeles to New York. The clerk knew that the plane was very full with baggage and passengers. "How much do you weigh, Ma'am?" asked the clerk. "With or without clothes?" the passenger asked. "Well," said the clerk, "how do you intend to travel?"

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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. --- Michel de Montaigne "Either you run the day or the day runs you." --- Jim Rohn:
Imelda reported for her University PHD final examination which consists of "yes/no" type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet - Yes for Heads and No for Tails. Within half an hour she is all done whereas the rest of the class is sweating it out. During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on. "I finished the exam in half and hour. But, she says, I am rechecking my answers, and half of them are wrong !"
An airport ticketing agent was working at the counter and began asking a passenger the required security questions. "Have you received any objects from an unknown person to carry aboard the airplane today?" "No," said the woman. "Did you pack your own suitcase?" she inquired, pointing to the traveler's rolling carry-on bag. "Yes," she answered. "Has your bag been under your control since you've been in the airport?" "Well, no, not exactly," the passenger said with a sigh. "The silly thing keeps either trying to go every which way, or else it's trying to trip me. I feel like I am under IT's control."
In a cafeteria : "Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria." hand written underneath: "Socks can eat any place they want."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Von Nicholas Stevens, 39 of Townsend, Montana Drunk fakes report of being shot An intoxicated Townsend man is being charged for numerous offenses, including lying to officials about being shot. Officials responded to a 911 call about an apparent shooting Tuesday night. A female caller said Von Nicholas Stevens, 39, was headed to St. Peter’s Hospital with a gunshot wound, Broadwater County Sgt. Nick Korthals said. Korthals said he informed members of the Helena Police Department, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Department, and hospital personnel who were on hand waiting at the emergency room. Stevens never arrived at the hospital. Korthals contacted Stevens by phone. He said he’d run out of gas near Lakeside and was shot and in pain. Stevens told the alleged victim to stay where he was and someone would be out to get him. Medical personnel arrived on the scene and found a small scratch on Stevens’ ear and some dried blood, but no sign of a gunshot wound. Korthals said he had several deputies interview people who had been with Stevens at some point throughout the night, but no one mentioned shots being fired. Stevens accused a man of shooting him. That man can be seen on video surveillance cameras at a local Helena sports bar during the time of the alleged shooting, Korthals said. “Mr. Stevens continued to change his story,” Korthals said. Stevens was charged with driving with a suspended license and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Korthals said more charges are pending and he anticipates citing Stevens for obstructing justice and false reporting, and DUI, etc, but the investigation is ongoing.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Patti Re: Dumped and lost icon Dear Webby, There was a new icon on my desktop toolbar that was really bugging me so I went to control panel and unloaded it. OOPS, now I can't play my music. Apparently realtek high definition something or other is what drives the CD's. Dummy that I am, I have no idea how to get it back. Can you help - Please. Thanking you advance, Patti Dear Patti Search for that program. If you didn't change the defaults in your Windoze to something smarter, it probably dumped it into the dumbest place possible: C:\Program Files If you have a smart set-up, it would be in E:\TOOLS or similar place. Find the program, look for an exe file,but not the setup.exe, and try starting the program with it. Once you have found the right file, make a shortcut to it, and drag it onto the desktop. if you can't find that file, then you completely UN-installed it, and have to download it again. If you bought that program, then you should still have a payment receipt with download instructions and possibly a registration key. Have FUN! DearWebby
Before Linda got married, she was quite the beauty, and didn't mind letting her boyfriend know it, too. "A lot of men are gonna be totally miserable when I marry," she told him. "Really?" asked the boyfriend, "And just how many men are you intending to marry?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Getting The Most Of Your Post-Christmas Shopping The Christmas frenzy frenzy is over and retailers are still trying to move merchandise from their shelves. Now is the time to shop if you can think ahead some. I gather up my discount bucks I got from buying before Christmas. While I was out before Christmas, I gave out my email address and got more online coupons. Any special day passes I may have gotten, I get that too. Just to make it a little bit better, I can shop on senior citizen day and take my mother or sister. A recent trip to a popular department store had me buying Christmas and Thanksgiving items at 95% off. Seasonal items will be the heaviest discounted. Avoid food items because they will not save well. Wrap scented candles in cellophane and store in a cool place to extend their scent. By Morganna from Anderson, IN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

The 75-year-old man sat down in the orthopedic surgeon's office. "You know, Doc," he said, "I've made love in more exotic cars than anyone I know. Must be many hundreds!" "And now, I suppose, you want me to treat you for the arthritis you got from scrunching up in all those uncomfortable positions," the medic said. "Naw," the old fellow replied. "I want to borrow your Lamborghini!"
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Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye went to study at an English university and was living in the hall of residence with all the other students there. After he had been there a month, his mother came to visit him. "And how do you find the English students, Donald?" she asked. "Mother," he replied, "they're such terrible, noisy people. The one on that side keeps banging his head on the wall and won't stop. The one on the other side screams and screams all night." "Oh Donald! How do you manage to put up with these awful noisy English neighbors?" "Mother, I do nothing. I just ignore them. I just stay here quietly, playing my bagpipes."

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It's Saturday,  December 26, 2009


Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he'll have to touch to be sure. --- Murphy When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling - live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying --- Socratex
"The Jewish people have observed their 5758th year as a people", the Hebrew teacher informed his class. "Consider that the Chinese have observed only their 4695th. What does this mean to you?" After a reflective pause, one student volunteered, "Well for one thing, the Jews had to do their counting without a Chinese abbacus for 1063 years."
B.S. Newswire Report A UN arranged Christmas prisoner exchange was completed today when the Mexican Border Patrol handed over Joseph Dinkerton, an American citizen, who was captured in July, 2009 trying to sneak into Mexico. In exchange the INS handed over 220,236 illegal Mexican citizens apprehended last week by the US Border Patrol. This Christmas prisoner exchange was observed by "Human Rights Watch," whose spokesman said, "This will go a long way to reduce future border infractions between the USA and Mexico."
Officer: Soldier, do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: Sure, buddy. Officer: That's no way to address an officer! Now let's try it again. Do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: No, SIR!

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Brooke R. Molina, 28, of Nevada City, Calif., and Brianna N. Berban, 22, Ojai, Calif., Too fast for hauling dope Two California women were taken into custody when a state trooper reportedly discovered about 20 pounds of marijuana hidden in luggage and wrapped Christmas presents inside their vehicle on Interstate 44 in Jasper County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2009 Ford Escape bearing Nevada registration was stopped for speeding at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday near the 13-mile marker of I-44. The driver, Brooke R. Molina, 28, of Nevada City, Calif., and passenger Brianna N. Berban, 22, Ojai, Calif., were arrested after a search of the vehicle. They were taken to the Jasper County Jail in Carthage and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Olivia Re: Christmas Caked computer Dear Webby, Nobody in our extended family likes those brick shaped Christmas cakes, so they are usually just covered with a fresh layer of giftwrap, and put away until next December, with a tag for the biggest cheapskate of this Christmas. Yes I have occasonally gotten a well traveled cake too, but not lately, and since it probably would have destroyed the shredder at the municial dump, I passed it on the next Christmas. Now there is a new wrinkle to that old tradition: A sawed off laptop. It is as wide as a regular laptop, but the screen is only 2/3 as tall as a regular screen. According to the sticker on it, it originally came with Vista, but then my useless son in law put Windows 7 on it and caked ME with it! My nine year old XP runs circles around it. I format and re-install XP every three years and as per your advice, keep unnecessary crap off it, as if it was an industrial work machine. I am quite happy with it for a home machine, but occasionally a little travel machine would be handy. I bought a spare XP CD before the prices went up, but I have no clue about where to get XP drivers for it or how to install them. . Should I try anyway, or just cake it next Christmas? Olivia Dear Olivia What a delightful tradition! Chances are pretty good, that you won't have any driver hassle. If you do, contact Jerome@ spiritscents.com. Even if you have to pay him for an hour of work, he can do that over the net and fix it up like it was factory pre-loaded with XP. I realize that the sawed off screen is a nuisance, but on short trips you can probably put up with that. Have FUN! DearWebby
The Navy Captain looked the crew over and said, "Men, before anything more is said, I would like to clear up one thing. This isn't MY ship, this is YOUR ship." From deep in the ranks came a voice: "Hey buddy, wanna buy my share of a nice, big ship?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reusing Wrapping Paper If you get a gift that is wrapped with beautiful paper or a beautifully decorated gift bag with lovely tissue paper but it's all crumpled and creased, here's a way to make it look practically like new again. Iron it! Ironing with a medium hot iron and steam will take almost all the wrinkles and creases out and make it reusable. Caution: Keep the iron moving on the paper or it will burn. By Kalene from Oregon City Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Little Red Riding Hood is skipping down the road when she sees the Big Bad Wolf crouched down behind a log. "My, what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf." The wolf jumps up and runs away. Further down the road, Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again. This time, he is crouched behind a tree stump. "My what big ears you have, Mr. Wolf." Again, the wolf jumps up and runs away. A couple of miles down the road, Red Riding Hood sees the wolf yet again, this time crouched down behind a rose bush. "My, what big teeth you have, Mr. Wolf." The irritable, Big Bad Wolf jumps up and screams, "Will you kindly get lost and stop peeking into every outhouse I go to?
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Nancy got lost in her car in a snow storm. She remembered what her dad had once told her. "If you ever get stuck in a snow storm, wait for a snow plow and follow it." Pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it. She followed the plow for about forty five minutes. Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing. She explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in the snow, to follow a plow. The driver nodded and said, "Well, I'm done with the Wal-Mart parking lot, now you can follow me over to K-Mart"

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"God gave us memory that we might have roses in December." --- James Matthew Barrie "You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." --- Tom Wilson
The four stages of life: 1) You believe in Santa Claus. 2) You don't believe in Santa Claus. 3) You are Santa Claus. 4) You look like Santa Claus.
The budding young Yuppette had been dating a successful stockbroker for several months. Just before Christmas she asked her Mother, "Whatever can you give a man who has everything for Christmas?" Her Mother smiled knowingly and replied, "Encouragement dear, encouragement."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Elsa Benson, 53, of Kerrville, texas 911 Abuser KERRVILLE, TEXAS -- A Kerrville woman has been arrested after calling 911 when her husband wouldn't eat his dinner. 53-year-old Elsa Benson was charged with 911 abuse. Kerrville Police say she has called 911 for non-emergency reasons 30 times in the past six months. "The majority of our officers, if not all our officers, know this particular resident very well," Kerrville Police Department spokesman Paul Gonzales said. Last Friday, Benson called 911 twice. Unable to determine what she was saying over the phone, officers responded to her home, where the Kerrville resident told officers her reason for calling "She had called because her husband did not want to eat his supper," Gonzales said. In recent months, police say Benson has called 911 because she couldn't find her clothes and because her dogs had gotten loose, or about events that happened weeks before the call, among other non-emergency reasons. "These residents have been warned on numerous occasions about the abuse of emergency 911 calls," Gonzales said. Yet Benson keeps calling.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Geri Re: OE not getting my email Dear Webby, Please help me. I have a friend who works on computers and he checked mine to see if I could install the new windows. No problem. I am still considering it. In the meantime he transfered all of my outlook mail to a gmail account and now I am not getting any personal mail in the gmail and no mail in the outlook. He said all I had to do is sign out of the gmail and I would begin getting outlook mail again. Not so! I have important main I need to recieve and now he is too busy to help. I am not very savy but can follow simple instruction. Can you help? Thanks, Geri Dear Geri Why would you want to handicap yourself with the half-baked new Windows? And installed by a "screw-up and run" type "friend", who can't even set up your email properly! Did the eggnog backfire? Try to restrict access to the computer to only sober people, before somebody causes permanent damage or loses important stuff! I have no idea what your "friend" did to mess up your email. You will probably need a professional to sit at it to fix the damage. Have FUN! DearWebby
In a Phoenix airport boarding area they announced that the flight was overbooked. The airline was looking for volunteers to give up their seats. In exchange, they'd give you a $100 voucher for your next flight and a first class seat in the plane leaving an hour later. About eight people ran up to the counter to take advantage of the offer. About 15 seconds later all eight of those people sat down grumpily as the lady behind the ticket counter announced: "If there is anyone else OTHER than the flight crew who'd like to volunteer, please step forward!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Food Scraps for Wildlife If you are a mother who periodically finds half a peanut butter sandwich, the bottom of a cupcake or a partially eaten cookie left by a child whose eyes were bigger than their stomach, there is a solution other than the "momism" about starving children in Africa (China, Bangladesh, Uganda ...). In a friend's house, the scraps are deposited in a large, covered, plastic container labeled, "good-will can". The children know that these leftovers will be put out daily for the birds, squirrels and other animals who share the world with us. We have attracted many varieties of birds and small animals that are fun to watch and and have taught the children that they can share with those less fortunate who are not human I do this with leftover cat food, and food scraps but I put it into a freezer container. When the containers are full and there are a half dozen, I take them out to my daughter's dog who thinks they are a wonderful treat. They arrive in a red grocery bag and this dog KNOWS that they are for him (he shares with his cat too!) By Cinnamon from Williams Lake, BC Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

"Thanks for the harmonica you gave me for Christmas," little Jimmie said to his uncle the first time he saw him after the holidays. "It's the best Christmas present I ever got." "That's great," said his uncle. "Do you know how to play it?" "Oh, I don't play it," the little fellow said. "My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week not to play it at night."
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People used the postcard sites again more than the year before and saved a pile of paper about 6000 Meters high. For our friends in the USA, the only country in the world where some people are still using the quaint Imperial-colonial measurement units, about 13043 cubits or roughly 19700 feet. So, picture a pile of Christmas cards 435 times as tall as Noah's ark. Now don't go upgrading your units of measurement! What would I tease you about then ?

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It's Thursday,  December 24, 2009


"What I don't like about office Christmas parties, is looking for a job the next day." --- Phyllis Diller You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. --- Mark Twain
Little Johnny came home from school one day and said, "Mom, the teacher asked me today if I had any brothers or sisters." "And what did she say when you told her you were an only child?" his mom asked. And Little Johnny said, "Well, she just let out a deep breath and said, 'Thank goodness'."
On their way to church to get married, a couple has a fatal car accident. The couple is sitting outside heavens gate waiting on St. Peter to do the paperwork so they can enter. While waiting, they wonder if they could possibly get married in heaven. St. Peter finally shows up and they ask him. St. Peter says, "I don't know, this is the first time anyone has ever asked. Let me go find out," and he leaves. The couple sit for a couple of months and begin to wonder if they really should get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. What if it doesn't work out?" they wonder. "Are we stuck together forever?" St. Peter returns after yet another month, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes," he informs the couple, "you can get married in Heaven." "Great," says the couple, "but what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?" St. Peter, red-faced, slams his clipboard onto the ground. "What's wrong?" exclaims the frightened couple. "Good Grief!" St. Peter exclaims, "It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it's going to take for me to find a lawyer?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to cops in Cremona, Italy Cops total their Lamborghini Italian police officers wrote off a £200,000 ($320,000) supercar given to them by Lamborghini when it smashed into a row of parked cars. The 202mph Gallardo coupe was one of two donated to police by the luxury motor manufacturer to help with high speed pursuits. Witnesses say the police car had accelerated massively just before another car pulled out of a petrol station and forced it off the road in Cremona, northern Italy. Embarrassed cops tried to confiscate phone cameras from witnesses but abandoned the plan when hundreds turned up to gawp at the smash.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alex Re: Internet date to spreadsheet date Dear Webby, If anybody would know, it's probably you. We got all our client lists safely on the web, so that every staff member always has access to them, no matter where they happen to be at the time. Now we need to get the names and addresses and dates into a regular spreadsheet to send Christmas cards to the clients. Names and addresses are easy, but all dates are weird numbers, that spreadsheets can't convert to dates. Is there a way to convert them to dates, without punching one number at a time into an online converter? Merry Christmas! Alex Dear Alex On the web younormally use UNIX time, the number of seconds since 01/01/1970. Spreadsheets usually use the days since 01/01/1900. Knowing that, you simply divide the UNX number by 86400 to get days, and add 25569 (70 years worth of days) to it. Then format that column as DATE. So, if your UNIX date number is in column D, from row 1 to 5000, and you want the human readable date in column E, put this into E1: +d1/86400+25569 or in Excel it would be =d1/86400+25569 Then copy that formula down to all cells in E from 1 to 5000 and format that column as DATE format. Have FUN! DearWebby
Four old timers were playing their weekly game of golf, and one remarked how for Christmas this year he'd love to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round. His buddies all chimed in and said, "Let's do it! We'll make it a priority, figure out a way and meet here early on Christmas morning." Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the links. The first guy says, "Boy, this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife such a diamond ring that she can't take her eyes off it." Number 2 guy says, "I spent a ton too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures." Number 3 guy says " Well, my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual." They all turn to the last guy in the group and he is staring at them like they have lost their minds. "I can't believe you all went to such expense for this golf game. I patted my wife on the butt and said, 'Well babe, is it sex or golf?' and she said, 'Take an extra sweater, it's probably quite chilly out on the golf course'."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Make Reindeer Food For Christmas Eve Materials * 1 cup of oatmeal * 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar * 1 tsp cinnamon Instructions Mix carefully. Add a dash of glitter just before spreading on front lawn on Christmas Eve. The glitter will sparkle under the moonlight and will catch the eye of the reindeer. This makes a great quick snack for the reindeer, while they are waiting for Santa to return to his sleigh. By Leslie from Brandon, MS Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

It was the day after Christmas. The pastor of the church was looking over the cradle when he noticed that the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures. Immediately he turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant Jesus. So he walked up the boy and said, "Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend?" The little boy replied, "I got him from the church." "And why did you take Him?" The little boy said, "About a week before Christmas I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told Him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give Him a ride around the block in it."
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English - Merry Christmas Afrikaans - 'n Geseende Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige Nuwejaar Afrikander - Een Plesierige Kerfees Albanian - Gezuar Krishtlindje Arabic - I'd MIILAD Said Oua Sana Saida Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On Bengali - Bodo Din Shubh Lamona Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Celtic - Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan (Catonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun (Hong Kong) Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi Croatian - Sretan Bozic Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok Danish - Gladelig Jul Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! English - Merry Christmas Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon Estonian - Roomsaid Joulu Puhi Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad Finnish - Hyvaa joulua French - Joyeux Noel Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier! German - Froehliche Weihnachten Greek - Kala Christouyenna! Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Hindi - Bada Din Mubarak Ho Hungarian - Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket Icelandic - Gledileg Jol Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit Italian - Buone Feste Natalizie Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto Kala - Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Etos Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha Latvian - Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu Lettish - Priecigus Ziemassvetkus Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa Maori - Meri Kirihimete Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh Navajo - Merry Keshmish Northern Sotho - Matlhatse le matlhogonolo mo ngwageng o moswa Norwegian - God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr! Papiamento - Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo Pig Latin - Errymay ristmaskay nday appyhay ewnay earyay Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia Portuguese - Feliz Natal Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua Romanian - Craciun Fericit Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom Serbian - Hristos se rodi Slovakian - Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou Scottish - Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur Serbian - Hristos se rodi! Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa Slovak - Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok Slovene - Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto Spanish - Feliz Navidad! Swedish - God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar Tagalog - Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal Thai - Sawadee Pee Mai Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh Waray - Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tu-ig Welsh - Nadolig Llawen Zulu - Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni

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Missing 'Safely unplug device' icon 



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It's Tuesday,  December 22, 2009
Days are getting longer again!


We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people. --- Arthur Schopenhauer Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. --- Orson Welles
One Sunday a priest announced he was passing out minature crosses made of palm leaves. "Put this cross in the room where your family argues most," he advised. "When you look at it, the cross will remind you that God is watching." When the parishoners were leaving church, a woman walked up to the priest, shook his hand and said, "I'll take five."
When Little Johnny's family moved into their new house, a visiting relative asked him how he liked the new place. "It's terrific," he said. "I have my own room, Billy has his own room, and Betty-Sue has her own room. WE can have fun! But dad is still stuck with mom."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and a Darwin Award goes to Lucas William Stenning, 32, from Bock, Minnesota Too stupid to live Charges were dismissed against Lucas William Stenning, 32, who six weeks earlier had pleaded guilty to knowingly violating registration required of a predatory offender. Charges were dismissed....because Lucas was dead. In a related story, on the afternoon of October 17 in the city of Bock, an injured "hit and run victim" was reported. The pedestrian, found on the side of the road, died in the ambulance at the scene. In a related story, police reported that a 32-year-old man had concocted a scheme to stage an accident in order to obtain prescription drugs. The plan was to jump out of a moving vehicle, become injured, go to the hospital and receive narcotic painkillers. That plan failed when its mastermind, Lucas William Stenning, died at the scene due to head injuries. In other words: Lucas, 32, avoided a serious parole violation because he was deceased due to injuries he caused himself by leaping from a moving vehicle in order to obtain prescription painkillers. DUH!
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Shirley Re: Missing "Safely unplug device" icon Dear Webby, Another question from one of your fans. We do appreciate the computer help as well as all the jokes and wonderful pictures. I've lost the safely remove icon form the bottom of my desktop. How do I get it back? Shiveringly yours, Shirley from up north. Dear Shirley No Gullible Warming up there either? Maybe we are not farting around enough? The disappearing "Safely Unplug" icon is an ancient Windows There is no fix for that bug. However, there is a sneaky way around it. Right-click on the desktop. New Shortcut paste this into the Location line: C:\windows\system32\RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll Next Type in UN-plug OK The proper icon for it, if you want it, is in hotplug.dll in the C:\windows\system32\ directory, however, you can assign any cute and sexy icon to it. After that, to use the Unplugger on those days of the month, when Windows has a headache and won't let you use the icon in the task bar, use the one you made. A fringe benefit is that when you use yours, Windows feels guilty, briefly blushes and makes the icon in the taskbar usable again. Have FUN! DearWebby
A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?" "I give it to them," replied the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill." The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Freeze Whipping Cream In Ice Cube Trays When I buy whipping cream, I buy it on sale. Then I pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen I put the cubes in ziplock bags in the freezer. A cube is about 2 Tablespoons. It's great when you only need a couple tablespoons in a recipe. By Linda from CT Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. "Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmother's meat loaf for dinner tonight, and it's just awful! I followed the recipe exactly, and I know I have the recipe right because it's the one you gave me. But it just didn't come out right, and I'm so upset. I wanted this to be so special for George because he loves meat loaf. What could have gone wrong?" Her mother replied soothingly, "Well, dear, let's go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step, and together we'll figure it out." "OK," the bride sniffled. "Well, it starts out, ' Take fifty cents worth of ground beef '..."
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"You know your children have grown up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they are going." --- Socratex
One evening a preschooler, Krystal, and her parents were sitting on the couch chatting. Krystal asked, " Daddy, are you the boss of the house?" Her father proudly replied, "Yes, I am the boss of the house." But Krystal quickly burst his bubble when she added, "Did Mommy tell you that you can play boss tonight, Daddy?"
A man was telling his neighbor, "I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art and the best I could find." "Really," answered the neighbor. "What kind is it?" "Twelve thirty."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Train buffs go loco Train buffs are facing jail after building their own ramshackle locomotive and taking it on the public rail network. The six-seater train - made out of garden furniture and salvaged train parts - was powered by an electric motor ( Looks like a gasoline engine to me! ) and even had its own refreshments car in the shape of a crate of beer. Police in Erfut, Germany, were alerted after residents of properties adjoining the railway spotted the unorthodox vehicle - and were aware that there should have been no traffic running. Police however had to call in a helicopter to find and follow the makeshift train as the police cars could not follow it along the tracks. The helicopter pilot was able to radio ahead to other officers who set up a makeshift barrier at a station to stop it. Railway bosses had been asked to suspend all services to avoid a collision although the train buffs had chosen to have their drive when there had been no trains scheduled. "It seems to be one of those mad pub ideas that actually happened. They didn't seem to realise they could have caused a serious accident if they'd got anywhere near a real train," said one officer, who did not seem to realize that trains there run on a very strict schedule, with two hour gaps in between trains. Six men, who were arrested on the unauthorised vehicle, are currently facing public safety charges.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jen Re: SP3 Panic Dear Webby, I understand that Windows is going to end support for SP2 in July of 2010. It is being recommended to add SP3 in order to continue getting updates and security fixes. What's your recommendation? Thanks, Jen Merry Christmas!!!! Dear Jen My recommendation is to NOT risk messing up your computer this close to Christmas. SP3 works OK on 60% of all Windows computers, and messes up on 40%.. If it turns out that you dearly miss the dedicated and useful support by Microsoft after next July, then you can still do the gamble then. Until then, don't worry about it. Have FUN! DearWebby
Two Yuppettes were shopping. When they started to discuss their home lives, one said, "Seems like all Alfred and I do anymore is fight. I've been so upset, I've lost 20 pounds." "Why don't you just leave him then?" asked her friend. "Oh! Not yet." the first replied, "I'd like to lose at least another fifteen pounds first."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reuse Pillow Shams On Your Sofa Use pretty pillow sham covers as pillows on your sofa or as throw cushions! I see these all the time at Goodwill for a buck or two, and I decided to make use of them. My kids like to use them as floor pillows, as well. Plus if your sofa is kind of tired looking you can add a couple and give it a whole new look. By Carol from Landisville, PA For those, who commute to work without the benefit of Gullible Warming, cut some white 3/16" packing foam to the size of the sham, and stuff 3-4 layers of it into the sham. Ideally, use the glossy pearl white foam, that has a waxy feel to it, and in between layers use the very thin and flimsy open cell foam. That keeps the layers from shifting, plus either static electricity or some wonderous magic, warms up the sham as soon as you sit on it. Princess Auto used to sell those in the 70's as "Self Heating Seat Pads", and I used them until I left the Yukon in 2000. At -50º a soft and warm sham instead of a rock-hard frozen seat makes a world of difference! If you use a sham that fits into your briefcase, you can keep it even warmer for the trip home. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A couple trying to break into society hosted a dinner party. As the guests were enjoying their soup, the maid called the hostess from the table. The maid informed her that the wine had been enjoyed more than anticipated and a lot earlier than planned. So she jumped in the car and raced to the liquor store to get more and was in such a hurry on the way back that when she drove over the edge of the curb at the entrance or something near it, that she didn't even take the time to check what it was. Just before the maid was supposed to serve the main course, the maid again called the hostess to the kitchen. This time she told her that some time in the afternoon the cat had must have climbed on the kitchen table and eaten a large portion of the salmon's midsection. The hostess decided to fill the eaten portion with some canned salmon and other camouflage. As the guests were enjoying the fish, the maid called the hostess into the kitchen again, and announced while wringing her hands, "Madam, the cat is dead." The hostess and her husband informed the guests and suggested it might be best if everyone went to the hospital and had their stomachs pumped. Returning home, the couple asked the maid where she had put the cat. "It is still out on the driveway, where you ran over it on the way back from the liquor store."
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went to the eye doctor. The receptionist asked why was there. complained, "I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes." The receptionist asked, "Have you ever seen a doctor?" replied, "No, just spots."

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An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides. --- John H. Patterson First things first, but not necessarily in that order. --- Doctor Who "Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats." --- Howard Aiken
In the beginning, God created the earth and rested. Then God created Man and rested. Then God created Woman. Since then, neither God nor Man has rested.
Sandy was sitting in the doctor's office when the doctor came in and said, "Sandy, this isn't a urine sample you brought in. It's apple juice." "Oh my god" sandra said, "I've got to get to a phone." "Why?" asked the doctor. "I may have packed the other bottle in Michael's lunch box."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jerzy Jancewicz, 48 Bytom in Poland Burglar found hiding in fridge Police officers in Poland cracked a cold case when they finally found a burglar - hiding in a fridge. The 48-year old crook, from Bytom in Poland, had broken into an office block but was spotted by a security guard and fled before police arrived. Police then received a tip off he was hiding out in his mistress's apartment but a search showed no trace of him. But just as officers were preparing to leave they heard sneezing - coming from inside the fridge. When they opened the door of the fridge, they found Jerzy Jancewicz curled up and shivering. "I don't know how long he'd been in there but he'd caught a cold as a result," said police spokesman Adam Jakubiak. "Officers gave him a blanket and a pack of tissues before taking him away."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bev Re: Lost Bookmarks Dear Webby, I just ran crap cleaner and now all my "pop downs", the sites I go to everyday, are gone. Is there anyway to get them back? Thank you, Bev Dea Bev That sounds like you told it to clean your bookmarks and cookies, and it obediently did as told. Usually, unless you are concerned about hubby finding out about your nasty habits, it is best to take the checkmarks off the bookmarks, cookies and history. That feature in CrapCleaner is intended to safely obliterate your tracks, and I don't think there is a way to undo that. Just take those checkmarks off, so that you won't accidentally do that again. Have FUN! DearWebby
While on board a Navy carrier, the air wing was busy with training missions. After talking to a pilot, one air-traffic controller accidentally left his microphone on and remarked to a nearby buddy, "That guy sounded just like Elmer Fudd." The airwaves got strangely quiet as everyone listened, realizing that the pilot had also heard the comment. After about ten seconds, the pilot broke the silence by announcing, "Be vewy, vewy quiet. We awe hunting submawenes."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Shop Other Thrift Stores Before Goodwill I was just reading the comments on the "Saving Money On Jeans" post, and I agree with the poster who said that Goodwill is getting "expensive"! There was a bigger, nicer Goodwill building built here in my city a few years ago, but on recent trips there, I've noticed that the prices are rather high (at least for a thrift store, in my opinion). My best friend used to work for them, and said that they often get brand new merchandise donated to them from Target and other stores. However, there are at least two other different thrift stores here in my city, and I know that at least one of them also gets donations from Target, and they have much lower prices. Once I bought a Target item from Goodwill, only to find it about $1.25 cheaper at Salvation Army! So my tip is to check out all the thrift stores in your area and compare prices. You might find some of the same items there, and get them cheaper than you would at Goodwill. I do still shop at Goodwill, but after I've looked at the other thrift stores first! By Lisa from Kenosha, WI Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

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!" "I doubt that!" 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 replies, "Sure, Canned or Dried?"
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One day, after a man had his annual physical, the doctor came out and said, "You had a great check-up. Is there anything that you'd like to talk about or ask me?" "Well," he said, "I was thinking about getting a vasectomy." "That's a big decision! Have you talked it over with your family?" "Yeah, we took a vote... and they're in favor of it, 15 to 2."

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"A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol." --- Jack Dempsey The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, --and let the air out of the tires. --- Dorothy Parker
Having lost weight over the past few years, a lady was discarding things from her wardrobe that no longer fit. Her seven-year-old niece was watching as she held up a huge pair of slacks. "Wow," the lady said, "I must have worn these when I was 185." Her niece looked puzzled, then asked, wide-eyed, "How old are you now?"
"It's no good, sir," said the hopeless pupil to his English teacher. "I try to learn, but everything you say goes in both ears and out the other." "Goes in both ears and out the other?" asked the puzzled teacher. "But you only have two ears, boy." "Guess I'm no good at math, either!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jordan S. Christensen, 19, of Appleton, Wisconsin No dates for Interstate dater APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin teenager will need legal permission to date girls for the next three years after he was convicted of fleeing to Tennessee with his girlfriend in a stolen car. Nineteen-year-old Jordan S. Christensen of Appleton was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and three years' probation. Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins has ordered "no dating of the opposite sex without permission of your probation agent." Christensen had pleaded no contest to charges of auto theft, stealing a firearm and bail jumping. He apologized for his actions before the sentencing. Investigators say Christensen stole his foster parents' car May 26 and fled to the Memphis area with his 16-year-old girlfriend, after jumping bail on a different offense..
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Evelyn Re: Printing e-Books Dear Webby, What is the best way to print e-Books? Evelyn Dear Evelyn By far the best way is to use ClickBook. I have personally used it for about 10 years now, with all kinds of different printers, and it has saved me a ton of paper and ink and toner during that time. That is why I have had a link to it in the side menu all these years. When you install it, it shows up as a printer to choose when printing. To print with it, you select one of almost 200 different formats, for example 4 pages per sheet paperback book size, folded, not cut. Then it shuffles the pages and prints one side of the sheets, tells you to grab the stack of printed pages and drop them straight down into the paper tray. You do that and ckick OK, and it prints the back sides. When done, you simply fold the stack and shoot some staples through the fold. All the pages will be in proper sequence, with the proper ones in the back of each one, just like with a store bought book. If you want to cut the pages in half and punch them for a ring binder, you simply select that format. All the fancy math for the page shuffling is done automatically. There are almost 200 formats you can choose from, even for specialized, odd size binders like the Franklin Planner. In summary, ClickBooks saves you 3/4 the paper and ink or toner, makes the book fit on the little tray in an airplane, and at home fits onto your paperback size shelves. Have FUN! DearWebby
Jill was selling tickets at the movie. A woman asked her: "How much is a ticket?" Jill said, "Four dollars." She said, "How much for children?" Jill said, "Same price, four dollars per seat." She said, "The airlines charge half fare for children." Jill said, "OK, put the kids on a plane somewhere, and you come to the movie. You'll enjoy it a lot more that way."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Save Energy Using Night Lights I purchased white night lights that have an on/off switch from the dollar store, for all over our house. We find they put out plenty of light. For example in the bathroom, the light is fine to use the bathroom, brush our teeth, get dressed, etc. We then switch them off and use the brighter lights as necessary for combing hair, applying makeup, etc. Another example is in larger rooms, someone reading may use a brighter light to read by, and you could use a night light on the other side of the room where someone is watching TV or just relaxing. By Deborah from Terre Hill, PA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

While riding the bus, my mother noticed a young man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Eventually, he said, "Excuse me. This is my stop." Since she wasn't blocking his way, she was confused. "Well," she said," go ahead." "And this is my pole," he said. My mother was completely perplexed until the young man added, "I just bought it at the hardware store." And with that, he picked up his paluminum pipe and carried it off the bus.
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At the grocery store I was trailing a frazzled mother with two active children, and I watched as she stalked over to where her young son had perched himself on the rail of the freezer case and was showing off a rather scary balancing act. "If you don't get off there right now," she commanded, "I'm going to e-mail your father!"

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"Children have more need of models than of critics." -- Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) "A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's." -- Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)
At a truck stop off I-40 in Arkansas about 2 o'clock in the morning, a trucker was having a cup of coffee and a piece of pie and was romancing the solitary waitress there. All of a sudden, three mean looking bikers came in. They observed the connection between the waitress and the trucker and started to make nasty and suggestive remarks trying to get the trucker to start something. But the trucker didn't say anything, just paid his bill and walked out. One of the bikers said to the waitress, "Looks like your boyfriend ain't much of a man." The waitress just leaned on the cash register and looked out the window and said, "Yeah, and he ain't much of a trucker either. He just ran his semi over three bikes out there."
Dave went on a business trip for a few days. When he returned, his wife reported that the dog really missed him. "She spent every night at the front door, waiting for you to come home," she said. "What an example of true love," Dave replied. "I wonder if you'd be that concerned about me?" "Honey," she answered, "if you were gone overnight, and I didn't know where you were, you can be sure me and my rolling pin would be waiting for you at the front door."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Radim Kopecky, 22, from the Czech Republic Man thanks judge for Xmas jail term A Czech man who threatened to carry on breaking the law so he could spend Xmas in jail thanked the judge who finally obliged him. Czech citizen Radim Kopecky, 22, told the court in Korneuburg, Austria, that life in jail - especially at Christmas - was much better than living as a free man in his home land. He was looking forward to having a roof over his head, the company of other convicts and regular meals. He said: "I came to Austria to get myself jailed. My life will be better now." He repeatedly stole and then turned himself in to Austrian cops each time - begging them to see he was sent to jail. Finally, he was sentenced to 16 months and two days in prison for stealing sweets worth £2. He told the court after he was sentenced: "I would like to say thank you very, very much dear judge for jailing me."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carolyn Re: Power Point Reader Dear Webby, my friend can not see any powerpoint presentations I send her in my email. I know I just downloaded a free one years ago. On your Web Tools you have something called PowerPoint Reader. If I send her this, could she download it free and then see the shows I send her? Which year is best to download? I have 2003. Should I download a newer version? I love what I have so probably best to leave it alone. Thanks for you help. I enjoy your letter so much and I continue to vote each day. Carolyn Dear Carolyn The Microsoft PowerPoint Reader in my Tool Box works OK. If it works fine for you, don't worry about downloading updates. It probably has been updated with the regular Windows Updates anyway. The one built into Open Office (Open Office is also in the Tool Box, it works even better, especially if she wants to snag the odd picture. That one opens in harvesting mode by default, and you hit F5 for auto-play. Have FUN! DearWebby
A new man is brought into Prison Cell 102. Already there is a long-time resident who looks 100 years old. The new man looks at the old-timer inquiringly. The old-timer says, "Look at me. I'm old and worn out. You'd never believe that I used to live the life of Riley. I wintered on the Riviera, had a boat, four fine cars, the most beautiful women, and I ate in all the best restaurants of France." The new man asked, "What happened?" "One day Riley reported his credit cards missing!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Packing Peanuts in Plant Containers Like many others I use packing peanuts in my flower containers. I don't have to use as much potting soil, and it keeps my containers lighter. This year I went to go change out the soil in my biggest container. I had to hand pick out each peanut from the soil. What a chore! When I went to replace the peanuts this time, I put them in an onion net bag and tied the bag off. Next time I go to change out the potting soil it will be a snap! By Liz from New Baden, IL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A trainee for the New York Police Department, was asked the following hypothetical question: "If your beat was a lonely path in Central Park, and a beautiful young girl rushed up to you and declared that a strange man had suddenly grabbed her, and hugged and kissed her, what would you do?" The police-officer-in-training replied without hesitation, "I would endeavor to reconstruct the crime."
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"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." ---Sam Levenson
A granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with Nancy, and she decided to teach her to sew. After she had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, the granddaughter stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief: "You mean you can do all that, but you can't operate my Game Boy?"
There were 2 Irishmen walking along looking for jobs, when they came across a sign saying: TREE FELLERS WANTED. "Ohhh, to be sure, too be sure!" said one. "What a shame there are only the too of us!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Francis Viliar, 36, in Boston, Mass Dopey crook mutilated his finger tips BOSTON (AP) - Police said a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to hide his identity by cutting off his fingertips. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that Francis Viliar admitted to police that he paid someone $400 to slice off the fleshy pads at the ends of his fingers. The 36-year-old was arrested Friday after state police pulled him over for speeding in Brockton. He was charged with giving a false name and carrying a dangerous weapon. During booking, officers discovered that his fingertips were covered in scar tissue. FBI specialists were still able to identify Viliar, who had 13 warrants, using ridges from the prints.
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A Guy and his wife are riding two up on a bike along a twisty road with a 55MPH limit. A cop pulls them over. "Had you going about 70 in 55 back there," says the cop. "Not me," says the guy, "Could be your radar picked up someone else or something, but my speedometer was set right on 55." The wife pipes up, "You were to going 70. I've told you 20 miles back you were going to get stopped if you didn't slow down." "Quiet please!" mumbles the guy. "Can I see your proof of insurance?" asks the cop. "Sure, my card is right here in my wallet." The wife says, "That card's no good and you know it. You haven't paid the last premium and the company sent you a cancellation notice." "Damn," yells the guy. "Would you shut up for a minute?" "Ma'am," says the cop. "Does this guy always talk to you like this?" "Only when he's been drinking."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Stacks Books Under Lamps With the cute lamps that I'd like for my living room being to expensive for me right now, I have to make due with what I have, so I've taken little, less expensive lamps and put them on books! It looks real cute and all you have to do is pile-up some books, what ever height you'd like and put the lamp on top. Hard cover, paperback, cookbooks; they all work! My daughter has started do it also. She's not much of a reader now, working and being busy with children, so she picked some up at yard sales and library sales! Hope this helps someone out! By Corky from Dunkirk, NY You better make a cage for those tall stacks of books, otherwise you are just one little nudge away from a major mess and a broken lamp! Oak or plastic wood look L-shaped corner molding is cheap and works well. It can be glued and screwed to a bottom and top piece of wood. If you tie the stack first with flower wire, hay wire or dental floss, from corner to corner, while somebody sits on the stack, and then hide the wire with the corner molding, the stack will be as solid and steady as a concrete column. Another trick for nice floor standing lights is to make miniature antique gas light poles. The trickiest part is making a form for the pedestal, however, it does not have to be perfect! Then get a pipe and bend it, so that it has a fairly tight right angle at the bottom and touches the form, when the upright part is in the center of the pedestal, and a gentle lamp post curve at the top. Electrical conduit works well, is cheap, and you can get a fitting to match any lamp for less than a dollar. Fill the form with cheap gypsum and water mix. You can stretch it by tossing rocks into it, but not near the outside. Also get a bunch of old rope, or make some from rags. Gypsum hardens fast, and after half an hour or so the pedestal is solid. Wrap the rope or rags around the pole and smear it with gypsum. Mix small batches for that, because it hardens quickly! Once it starts hardening, you can NOT soften it by adding water. Look at a picture of an old gas light pole. Most are 8-sided, and some are nicely fluted. Cut a scraper with the desired shape from a coffee can lid, and use that to scrape the column. Gypsum is only about as hard as cheese during the first few hours, and not much harder after that. It can be shaped easily. You can stop at any time and do another section the next weekend. When you got the column finished and it has dried completely, you can paint it with a bronze patina look-alike paint. Shove the lamp cord through the pipe after removing the pedestal form, attach the lamp to the top, and you have a floor standing lamp that looks like you paid thousands of dollars for it, and is heavy enogh so that kids won't knock it over. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Over dinner one evening, a wife says to her husband, "I met this horrible and rude man downtown this morning, and right away I knew he was a troublemaker. He started to insult me. He used really bad language. He even threatened me!" "How did you meet this fellow?" her husband asked, very concerned. "Well," she says, "we met by accident. I ran into his wheelchair with the car."
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Jack had the toughest time of his life. First, he got angina pectoris and then arteriosclerosis. Just as he was recovering from these, he got tuberculosis, pneumonia and pythisis. Then he got hypodermics. Appendicitis was followed by tonsillectomy. These gave way to aphasia and hypertrophic cirrhosis. Jack completely lost his memory for a while. He had diabetes and indigestion, as well as gastritis, rheumatism, lumbago and neuritis. It was the hardest spelling test he ever took.

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The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. --- Ken Olsen Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. --- Mark Twain
Teacher: If your father earned $100.00 and gave half to your mother, what would she have? Little Johnny: A heart attack!
News Item: An Oregon State University animal rights activist denounces vegetarianism because mice, moles and rabbits are often killed in the preparation of farmland to grow vegetables. You might want to stop eating until the dogooders sort this out.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to James and Wayne Snell, in Cardiff, England Bank robbery with personalized license plate A GANG of robbers have been jailed after one used his car with a personalised plate to set up a job. Read more: http://snipurl.com/tpn48 [www_thesun_co_uk] Blundering James Snell was spotted in his BMW with the registration "J4MES" as he nicked a heavy drain cover. The cover was used to smash a bank window in a £104,000 raid - and Snell was tracked down after a witness remembered seeing the number plate and told cops. Snell, 27, his brother Wayne, 34, and two other crooks have now been jailed for a total of 38 years over the robbery in Cardiff. The city's Crown Court heard the gang struck as security guards were refilling a Halifax branch cash machine around midnight. Two raiders used metal drain covers to shatter the window while a third threatened the guards with a bat and the fourth waited in a stolen getaway car. A council highways official later identified one of the covers. The witness had seen it being pinched by a man in a sporty blue BMW with a personal plate. The car was found at a house where the Snell brothers were caught red-handed with £30,000. Prosecutor Daniel Williams said: "It was the distinctiveness of the car which contributed to the robbers' undoing." The Snells and Adam Abbot, 38, admitted robbery. Carl Campion, 44, had denied the charge but was found guilty at a separate trial.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Donna Re: Font sizes too big Dear Webby, I use McAfee Security and when I went to look at it yesterday, the font size is much larger and I can't navigate to all the different things I want to look at. This happened to me several years ago and I can vaguely remember that I had to change the setting on the computer, but have searched and searched and cannot find it. This has also affected my Weatherbug... Can the guru help me? Donna Dear Donna Make sure that your resolution is set to HiColor and the highest comfortable resolution. Sometimes games change that to 256 colors and a rather coarse resolution. That would cause the McAfee and WeatherBug panels to display huge and weird. Try right-clicking on the desktop, Properties, Settings Set the resolution to the highest that you are comopfrtable with. I have used 1600 x 1200 for about a dozen years, and anything coarser than that, looks awful to me. Then click on Advanced an in there play with the DPI setting. Theoretically that should change the font sizes in the McAfee panel. That should do the trick. Have FUN! DearWebby
An American tourist in Tel Aviv was about to enter the impressive Mann Auditorium to take in a concert by the Israel Philharmonic. He was admiring the unique architecture, the sweeping lines of the entrance, and the modern decor throughout the building. Finally, he turned to his escort and asked if the building was named for Thomas Mann, the world-famous author. "No," his friend said, "it's named for Fredric Mann, from Philadelphia." "Really? I never heard of him. What did he write?" "A check."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Soda Bottles for Spaghetti Keep your large 2-liter bottles for storing spaghetti. After you wash the bottles, stuff paper towels inside to help draw out the water. Making sure the bottle is dry, put in your spaghetti. This takes time, but the result is worth it to me, because it will dispense a serving of spaghetti with just a shake of the wrist. It's easier for me than having to deal with spaghetti from a bag or plastic container. It seems to scatter all over the place. By Tim from Science Hill, KY Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Recently on a West Coast commuter flight a flight attendant announced, "As per federal regulations every 500th landing has to be a manual landing, not on auto-pilot. Our new co-pilot will be performing his first manual landing for us today, so be sure to give him a big round of applause when we come to a stop." Well, the plane made an extremely bumpy landing, bouncing hard a few times times before smoothing out. Still, the passengers applauded. Then the attendant's voice came over the intercom, "Thanks for flying with us. And don't forget to let our co-pilot know which of his three landings you liked best."
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Two cowboys were scouting near their fort and worrying that the Indians might be overrunning them. As they listened to the distant pounding war drums, one cowboy muttered to the other: "I don't like the sound of them drums." Just then, an apologetic voice came from behind a bush, "Our regular drummer slept in."

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"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company." --- George Washington
After spending 3-1/2 hours enduring the long lines, surly clerks and insane regulations at the department of motor vehicles, a lady stopped at a toy store to pick up a gift for her son. She brought her selection - a baseball bat to the cash register. "Cash or charge," the clerk asked. "Cash," she snapped. Then apologizing for her rudeness, she explained, " I've spent the afternoon at the motor-vehicle bureau. I am not too sane right now!!" "Shall I gift -wrap the bat?" the clerk asked sweetly, "Or or you going back?"
Tom was being evaluated for mental problems and was asked by the doctor, "If a train was coming down the hallway toward you, what would you do?" Tom replied, "I would get in my helicopter and fly away!" The doctor then asked, "Where did you get a helicopter from?" Tom replied, "The same place you got your train!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and a Darwin Award goes to Devan LeAnn 30, of Shongaloo, Louisiana Using mattress pad as air mattress Thirty-year-old Devan LeAnn of Shongaloo, Louisiana, was visiting Lake Ehrling with a male friend. Recent bouts of heavy rain had resulted in a flood of runoff water, and they decided "it would be fun" to take a mattress careening down the surging water in the spillway. Unfortunately Leann was riding a foam egg-crate style mattress pad, rather than a buoyant air mattress. Imagine a wet foam pad. Are you sinking yet? According to her friend, Devan LeAnn simply vanished from sight at dusk. The next morning her body was found in a tangle of trees 70 yards below the spillway. Parents, warn your children! Wetting the bed can be deadly.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Cindy Re: Hotmail problems Dear Webby, I miss you like a favorite neighbor that just moved away! Like a divorce in the family! About a month ago, I got a "backdoor" virus. My computer was used to send out spam. I immediately remedied the problem. However, I was left without my daily Dear Webby fix. I attempted to resubscribe. But got a notice that I'm already subscribed. Is there anything you can do - or I can do - to get me off the black-ball list from wherever I'm being stopped? I REALLY miss you. In the 15 years that I've been receiving laughter and computer help over the internet, there's never been anyone who comes close to the quality of information and laughter that you put out. I don't want to spend the rest of my computer years without you! Please help. And, if you print this letter: Message to your other readers. GET OUT THERE AND VOTE FOR DEAR WEBBY - LET'S PUT HIM OVER 50,000 VOTES THIS YEAR. After all he's done for you - clicking on the link to vote is the least you can do! Thanks for everything, Cindy Dear Cindy Your temporary virus problem was most likely just coincidentally around the time when Hotmail was updated and lost the ability to deliver newsletters. I am still sending your newsletter out to you every night. However, once your subscription has entered the ho'mail servers, there is nothing more that I can do about it. The Dear Webby Humor newsletter is sent from a server that has 1) Listed Sender ID, 2) Permanent IP address, 3) Proper SPF record, 4) Matching forward and reverse DNS, 5) Approved privacy policy, 6) Full contact information, 7) Is strictly Double Opt-In, 8) Is not on any blacklist, 9) Uses an IP address that has never been used for spamming, 10) Is family safe 11) Has live, same day response to replies 12) Has an on-line copy that is top listed at Google AND Bing 13) Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter 14) More than 10 year history of compliance to Best Practises 15) Works fine with all competent mail services The Dear Webby Humor Letter is "The Good Example" for all other newsletters. I got all 15 points. There simply is nothing more, that I can do from my side, to get through to you. You can try wasting time cussing at the Taliban at ho'mail support, or you can get a respectable and reliable address. By the way, you are not the only one suffering from the gross incompetence at Hotmail. They simply are not competent enough any more to deliver newsletters. If you can't use your ISP based email address, try gmail. Millions of former ho'mail victims have found refuge there, and Google probably considers Hotmail and MSN as their top recruiting agency. Have FUN! DearWebby
Anthony and Kathy married. Anthony thought this would be a modern marriage which meant equal roles for equal partners. So, the first morning back from their honeymoon, Anthony brought Kathy breakfast in bed. Kathy wasn't impressed with his culinary skills, however. She looked disdainfully at the tray, and snorted, "A poached egg? I wanted scrambled!" Undaunted, the next morning, Anthony brought her a scrambled egg. Kathy wasn't having any of it. "Why can't I have some variety? I wanted poached this morning!" Determined to please Kathy, the next morning he brought her two eggs - one scrambled and one poached. "Here, my love... enjoy!" Kathy was furious, "You Bozo, you scrambled the wrong egg!" That's when Anthony grew up and helped her wear both.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Create a Tree With Your Children With the economy like it is these days, it may be difficult to afford the Christmas tree this season. Here is a simple solution. While kids are so young they will not always remember the decorative Christmas tree with presents underneath. Trees are expensive! Instead of a tree that may shed, cause allergies, or one that you have to pay $300 for, why don't you make your own? All you have to do, is find some wall space, get a nice sized roll of paper, (however big you want the tree to be) and paint, color or draw a tree! Have the kids participate. It is a fun project and you also get a chance to bond with your children. You can use glitter for garland. Put up baby pictures as ornaments. You get the idea! On the special day you can even put your gifts underneath. By Erin from St. Louis, MO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

4 year old Zachary came screaming out of the bathroom to tell his mom that he had dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. So she fished it out and threw it in the garbage. Zachary stood there thinking for a moment, then ran to moms bathroom and came out with her toothbrush. He held it up and said with a charming little smile, "We better throw yours out too then, 'cause it fell in the toilet last week."
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Official sign near door: Door Alarmed. Handprinted sign nearby: Window frightened.

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Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. --- Laurence J. Peter The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. --- Arthur Koestler
Two husbands, Bill and Doug, were discussing their married lives. Although happily married, they admitted that there were argument sometimes. Then Bill said, "I've made one great discovery. I now know how to always have the last word." "Wow!" said Doug, "How do you manage that?" "It's easy," replied Bill. "My last words are always 'Yes, Dear.'"
A young mother finds out she is pregnant again, and she tells the good news to anyone who will listen. One day when the woman and the boy are out shopping, a friend of the mother asks the little boy if he was excited about the new baby. "Oh, yes!" the little tyke says. And having overheard some of his parents' private conversations, he adds, "And I know what we are going to name it, too. If it's a girl we're going to call it Mary, and if it's another boy we're going to call it Quits."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Tita Nyambi, 25, of Franklin, N.J. Man dressed up as his mother to steal from her bank account 25-year-old Tita Nyambi, of Franklin, N.J., drove up to the drive-through window of the bank and handed over his mother's driving license and a forged bank form. Bank employees quickly became suspicious that the man dressed in women's clothing and speaking in a high-pitched voice was not in fact Mrs. Nyambi, and called the police. According to authorities, Nyambi was wearing his mother's pink blouse, black coat and head scarf. He was still at the bank when police arrived and arrested him. He was taken to jail, and faces charges of forgery and attempted theft by deception.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ron P Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Dear Webby, I just have a question about Microsoft Security Essentials. What is your opinion. I am using Avast but if that is better I may try it. Avast seems to slow things down a bit. Thanks as always. RON P Dear Ron I often compare security programs with motorcycle helmets. We all know some people, for whom a used Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket would be a waste of good cardboard, and others, for whom a $599 Bell helmet would be well worth it. What is your data worth, to YOU? My data is well worth $30 a year for McAfee. And it is a and tax deductible business expense. Avast used to be better than MSE, but lately they have had some problems and have been causing some unhappiness. Right now I could not recommend neither Avast nor Microsoft Security Essentials Have FUN! DearWebby
While John and Jill were shopping at a mall, a shapely young woman in a short form-fitting dress strolled by... Johns eyes followed her. Without looking up from the item Jill was examining, Jill asked, "Was it worth the trouble you're in now?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Vinegar as a Natural Odor Eliminator I buy a plain spray bottle and fill it up with Apple Cider Vinegar and when a nasty odor permeates the house, I use this. Put it on mist and smell how the odor disappears. You may smell vinegar at first, but then a freshness will override the vinegar. It's cheaper and healthier than the store-bought sprays! By Delta from Jackson, Miss Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

The District Attorney stared at the jury, unable to believe its verdict. Bitterly he asked, "What possible excuse could you have for acquitting this man?" The foreman answered, "Insanity." The D.A. said, "All twelve of you?"
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What happened? The votes dropped below 100 ! Too busy with Christmas shopping? " The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." --- B. F. Skinner "I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart. But in the long run my books balance pretty well." --- Kate Seredy
The first time I heard the following joke, it was told to me about 20 years ago by Danny, a part time carpet layer. Knowing what he smoked some of the time, I actually believed him. According to his story, Danny had just finished installing carpet for a lady. He stepped out into the hallway for a smoke, only to realize he'd lost his cigarettes. He rummaged in his toolbox and found a butt. While he smoked that he surveyed the just finished room and spotted a bump in the carpet in the middle of the room. "No sense pulling up the entire floor for one pack of smokes," he said to himself. He proceeded to get out his big rubber hammer and flattened the hump. As he was cleaning up, the lady came in. "Here," she said, handing him his pack of cigarettes. "I found them in the stairway. Now, if only I could find my gerbil."
A new miracle doctor was in town. He could cure anything and anybody, and everyone was amazed with what he can do. Everyone except for Mr. Smith, the town grouch. So Mr. Smith went to this 'miracle doctor' to prove that he wasn't anybody special. "Hey, doc, I have lost my sense of taste. I can't taste nothin', so what are ya goin' to do?" The doctor scratches his head and mumbles to himself a little, then tells Mr. Smith, "What you need is jar number 43." Jar number 43? Mr. Smith wonders. So the doctor brings the jar and tells Mr. Smith to taste it. He tastes it and immediately spits it out, "This is gross!" he yells. "I just restored your sense of taste Mr. Smith," says the doctor. That will be $100. So Mr. Smith goes home very mad. One month later, Mr. Smith goes back to the doctor along with a new problem, "Doc," he starts, "I can't remember!" The doctor scratches his head and mumbles to himself a little and tells Mr. Smith: "What you need is jar number 43..." Before the doctor finished his sentence, Mr. Smith fled the office.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mindy Jones, 28 of Shawnee, Oklahoma Hit and run, DUI, plus stealing an ambulance Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman looking for her ex-boyfriend stole an ambulance and led troopers on a 50-mile chase from Shawnee to Del City. Troopers say 28-year-old Mindy Jones was at the hospital for a blood test after she was arrested for driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Officers say she ran from the hospital and drove away in the ambulance about 2:30 a.m. Friday. She was spotted on Interstate 40 and troopers followed her to a home in Del City where she stopped in the yard and was arrested again. While in handcuffs Jones told television station KOCO she "had the ambulance and had a pretty good time driving" it. Jones was taken to the Oklahoma County jail.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Malcolm Re: Links versus attachments Dear Webby, What is the reason everybody, including the phone company, sends links to their invoices and forms, instead of attaching them to emails? It's no big deal to click on the links, but I am curious why these days the only ones sending attachments, (-except friends sending "motivational" pictures-), are the virus spreaders. Malcolm Dear Malcolm Can you blame your phone company for not wanting their bills and announcements to get trashed, unseen, because most security programs today consider attachments to bulk mail as highly suspicious? Sending bills and announcements as an attachment has gone out of fashion late in the last century. As you probably know, our e-bills, for example, have been sent out as links to a secure page since 1994. Aside from the obvious security issues, having invoices or fancy announcements on a web page, guarantees that they print out predictably exactly as designed, no matter what kind of equipment the recipient has. A short mail with a link is also a lot easier on people with slow connections or nearly full mail boxes. Quite often a mail with an attachment will bounce, because the recipient mailbox is too full for that, but a short email with a link will easily fit in. If you are at all concerned about having a high percentage of your recipients actually getting your newsletters or invoices, use links and not attachments. Have FUN! DearWebby
Two paramedics were dispatched to check on a 92-year-old man who had become disoriented. They decided to take him to the hospital for evaluation. En route, with siren going, they questioned the man to determine his level of awareness. Leaning close, one paramedic asked, "Sir, do you know what we're doing right now?" The old man slowly looked up at him, then gazed out the ambulance window. He slowly turned back to the paramedic and said, "Oh, I'd say about 50, maybe 55."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reuse Ice Cream Bucket as Salt Spreader Here's an idea for a cheap salt bucket. If, like me, you occasionally purchase one of those large tubs of ice cream, the one gallon plus one quart size with a handle and a lid, save at least one tub to fill with salt for winter ice. It's the perfect size to carry out to the front or back walk. Since it has a lid, you can store it in the house without fear of kids or pets getting into or spilling it. By Marie from West Dundee, IL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. However, the next morning the kangaroo was out again, just roaming around the zoo. The zoo officials raised the height of the fence to twenty feet. Again, however, the next morning the kangaroo was again roaming around the zoo. This kept on, night after night, until the fence was sixty feet high. Finally, the camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, "How high do you think they'll go?" The kangaroo replied, "Probably a hundred feet, unless somebody starts locking the gate at night!"
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"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today." ---Evan Esar "Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor." --- Edgar R. Fiedler
The boss at the pub went up to the bartender and asked, "Have you been fooling around with the waitress?!" "Oh no, sir, I sure haven't," replied the bartender. The boss replied, "Good, then YOU fire her....!"
A man was brought to Mercy Hospital, and went in for coronary surgery. The operation went well, and as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy waiting by his bed. "Mr. Smith, you're going to be just fine," the nun said while patting his hand. "We do have to know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here. Are you covered by insurance?" "No, I'm not," the man whispered hoarsely. "Can you pay in cash?" "I'm afraid I can't, Sister." "Do you have any close relatives, then?" "Just my sister in New Mexico," replied, "but she's a spinster nun." "Nuns are not spinsters, Mr. Smith," the nun replied. "They are married to God." "Okay," the man said with a smile, "then send the bill to my brother-in-law."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Laura Miranda Landry, 19, of Summerside P.E.I. Illegal bra padding It was not a typical drug bust for RCMP patrolling P.E.I.'s Confederation Bridge. Officers arrested 19-year-old Laura Miranda Landry for possession of marijuana after they found 49.5 grams of pot under the front seat of her car and in her bra. Landry of Charlottetown, pleaded guilty to the drug charge Wednesday in provincial court in Summerside, the Summerside Journal Pioneer reported. 0Landry was in a car crossing Confederation Bridge on Sept. 28 when the car was stopped by police. An officer smelled marijuana and asked whether there was any in the car. Landry and two other women in the vehicle admitted there was some under the front passenger seat, and Landry said it was hers, the court heard. Landry was arrested. On the way to the police station, the officer could still smell marijuana. She asked about the source of the smell, and Landry pulled another bag of drugs from her bra. Landry was ordered to pay $500, plus a $75 victim surcharge.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Dianne Re: Unsubscribe / Resubscribe Dear Webby, I get your newsletters fine on my other account, but not on my Yahoo address. Now I have been told to unsubscribe and re-subscribe, and that would fix the problem. Dianne Dear Dianne That only applies to the yahoos, who are subscribed to Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Lists. With independent newsletters, that are not handicapped by the Chinese Firedrill Team at Yahoo, that would be as illogical as taking your son's address off your postal addresses list, and then quickly adding it again the day before you send any postal mail to him. Unless you are sending from Yahoo, the problem is not on the sending side, but on the receivingä side. Have FUN! DearWebby
A Navy Admiral ('which Navy' will go unspecified) was being court-martialed for an incident where he was found to be chased by a young lady through the hallways of the hotel in which they were both staying. Neither of them were wearing anything. The charge was that of "being out of uniform." The Admiral's lawyer argued that the officer was not out of uniform, as the regulations read: "A Naval officer must be at all times appropriately attired for the activity in which he is engaged." The charges were dismissed.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Lint Catcher Wash the lint catcher in your dryer in hot water with an old tooth brush every 4 to 6 months. You will be surprised how much of a build up you get from it. Also, it can lower your power bill and extend the life of your dryer. It also will help prevent fires. By Sandy from Nova Scotia, Canada Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

A man moved into a nudist colony. He receives a letter from his mother asking him to send her a current photo of himself. Too embarrassed to let her know that he lives in a nudist colony, he cuts a photo in half and sends her the top part. Later he receives another letter asking him to send a picture to his grandmother. The man cuts another picture in half, but accidentally sends the bottom half of the photo. He is really worried when he realizes that he sent the wrong half, but then remembers how bad his grandmother's eyesight is, and hopes she won't notice. A few weeks later he receives a letter from his grandmother. It says, "Thank you for the picture. You sure got the traditional Hinkley nose. But you should do something about that punk hairstyle."
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Ed worked for a while at a Wal-Mart store, selling sporting goods. As an employee of Wal-Mart you are sometimes required to make store-wide announcements, e.g., "I have a customer in hardware who needs assistance at the paint counter." One night a timid female voice came over the intercom system with the following message: "I have a customer by the balls in toys and need assistance."

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It's Friday,  December 11, 2009
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support of the troops!

"You can't depend on the man who made the mess to clean it up." --- Richard Nixon, 1952 "If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" - Will Rogers
There was a dance teacher who talked of a very old dance called the Politician. "All you have to do" she told her class, is this: two steps forward, three steps back, then side-step, side-step, turn around"
A kindergarten teacher is walking around her classroom observing her students while they draw. One little girl is working especially diligently, so the teacher asks what she is working on. "I'm drawing God," the child says. The teacher pauses, then says, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat or looking up from her drawing, the girl replies, "They will in a minute."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Wilson Rodriguez, 40, of Tampa; Edilberto Escobar Serrano, 25, of Weeki Wachee; Javier Verde, 35, of Miami; Jarol Zamora-Herrera, 34, unknown; and Batista Pena Yunet, 25, of Weeki Wachee, Florida Pot farmers arrested after they report home invasion WEEKI WACHEE — Someone stormed into a home here Tuesday morning, the residents of the house told authorities, seemingly intent on stealing from them. One of the people in the house managed to get away and run for help to a neighbor, who happens to be a Hernando County sheriff's deputy. The deputy responded, calling the department to report the home invasion. When deputies arrived, the people inside the house told them they had been robbed — of between 3 and 5 pounds of pot, according to an arrest report. During the investigation, authorities said they found 59 marijuana plants growing inside the residence at 11480 Manassas Ave. They also found cultivated marijuana, irrigation equipment, ventilation equipment and other items associated with growing pot. At least three of the five suspects said they knew about the marijuana plants, while one said she didn't know the plants were marijuana. Deputies took all five of them into custody. Arrested were Wilson Rodriguez, 40, of Tampa; Edilberto Escobar Serrano, 25, of Weeki Wachee; Javier Verde, 35, of Miami; Jarol Zamora-Herrera, 34, unknown; and Batista Pena Yunet, 25, of Weeki Wachee. All five suspects were charged with felony cultivation of marijuana. They were taken to the Hernando County Jail and held in lieu of $5,000 bail. Sgt. Donna Black, a spokeswoman with the Sheriff's Office, said the investigation was ongoing and that more charges in the case are expected.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carolyn Re: How to add fonts Dear Webby, I saw a font I liked - Edwardian Script ITC. When I go into my font page it is there but when I am doing an email and scroll through it does not show it. It has Arial, Times Roman and many more but not the one I want. How do I get it? I looked in your Tool section and saw a couple of things on fonts but now how to get them. Thanks for any help. Love your web site and all the help you give. Carolyn Dear Carolyn I can see from the header, that you are using Incredimail. They are doing some weird stuff, that is not quite standard. If you used a strictly standard email program like Eudora, then all fonts, that are in your fonts folder, would be automatically available. With Incredimail you may have to register individual fonts, that are not included in their default setup. It used to be that Incredimail users had to find a file called fonts.txt in their Incredimail stuff, and manually add the names of the fonts to that text file. As far as I remember ancient history, it was in C:/Program Files/IncrediMail/Data or thereabouts. They may have changed that a bit since then. If you don't find a fonts.txt in there, check their help on how you add fonts to your version of Incredimail nowadays. Have FUN! DearWebby
A man who smelled like a distillery flopped on a subway seat next to a priest. The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes, the disheveled guy turned to the priest and asked, "Say, father, what causes arthritis?" "Mister, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol and a contempt for your fellow man." "Well I'll be." the drunk muttered, returning to his paper. The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long did you have arthritis?" "I don't have it father. I was just reading here that the Pope does."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Decorate With Pine Cones The least expensive Christmas tree decoration I know is to use lawn harvested pine cones. Pick up any size or kind from the ground (ask permission but most are happy to get rid of them!), take them inside and let them warm up and open up. I put mine in a plastic bag so any critters are contained. I then roll the opened cones in a little glue and roll the cones in glitter. I put the glitter in a box lid so I can reuse the glitter for another project. Set aside to dry, then add a loop of thread around the top to hang it from the tree. Another decoration idea is to spray paint cones or roll the cones in sequins, seed beads, or anything small, safe and decorative. By Karen from LaPorte, IN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman: before marriage and after marriage.
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Two not too very bright city guys decided to go into the dairy business. They drove up to a dairy farm and asked the owner if he had any cows for sale. The owner had been trying to get rid of an old, non performing bull for a while and told them he would let his best producing cow go for a mere one thousand dollars. The 2 guys said wonderful and loaded up the bull and left. They got back to their place and tried to milk their "cow" bull but didn't get any milk. So one of the guys ran back to the farmer to find out how to get the milk flowing. The farmer told them they had to make the cow drink plenty of water and then pump the tail up and down. Satisfied the city slicker went back and he and his partner pushed the bull down to the stream. Well, the bull wasn't very thirsty and didn't drink so one guy held the bulls head in the water and the other guy pumped vigorously with the tail. About that time the bull decided to take advantage of the raised tail and to dump some solids. The guy pumping yelled to his friend "Raise his head! The cow is sucking mud!"

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"You don't get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what's eating you." -- Vicki Baum (1888-1960) Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. -- Ken Hakuta
Church was planning a chili supper for the homeless, and Florence agreed to prepare four gallons of her rather mild variation. The man in charge of organizing the program asked Florence how she would describe her chili -- three alarm or four alarm. After hearing some of the ingredients that went into other chili donations, Florence replied, "I guess you'd call mine false alarm."
"What do you love most about me," a husband asked his wife, "my tremendous athletic ability or my superior intellect?" "What I love most about you," responded the man's wife, "is your incredible sense of humor."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mary K. Davis, 58, and Michael J. Davis, 20, of Covington, Virginia Police: Pair tried to hire hit man Police say a Covington man was an accomplice in his mother's plot to kill his father. A 20-year-old Covington man has been charged with trying to help his mother hire a hit man -- to kill his father. Michael J. Davis was arrested Thursday. His mother, Mary K. Davis, 58, was arrested Monday after she allegedly gave an undercover officer a $500 down payment to kill her husband. Davis thought she was paying a hit man, Alleghany County Commonwealth's Attorney Ed Stein said. Now, mother and son are both being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail. Michael Davis faces two charges: conspiracy to commit attempted capital murder and conspiracy to solicit murder. If convicted of both charges, he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. Authorities charged Mary Davis with soliciting murder and attempted capital murder. If convicted of soliciting, she faces up to 40 years in prison. If convicted of attempted capital murder, she faces a life sentence. Authorities said Mary Davis met with an undercover state police officer she assumed was a hit man in the parking lot of the Covington Walmart on Monday. They said she gave him $500 and promised him thousands more after he killed her husband. She was immediately arrested by Covington police. And she did not get her money back.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jen Re: How to remove AntiVir Dear Webby: How do I remove Antivir from my computer? It is driving me insane with its' pop-ups. Any help is appreciated. I love your newsletter. Sincerely, Jen Dear Jen The info on how to remove AntiVir is at http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallantivir.shtml Have FUN! DearWebby
Two rural church deacons who were having a sociable beer in the local tavern when they saw their minister drive by and take a good long look at their pickup trucks parked outside. One deacon ducked down and said, "I hope the reverend didn't see us or recognize my pickup." The other replied indifferently, "What difference does it make. God knows we're in here... and he's the only one who counts." The first deacon countered, "But God won't tell my wife."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Easy Angel Wings If you are handcrafting small angels for ornaments, here is a very easy way to make already wired, angel wings. Simply buy a large, wide roll of glittered or un-glittered WIRED ribbon. Cut a piece of the ribbon off the roll. Cut through the middle of the ribbon in a scalloped way. All of a sudden you have two angel wings that can be shaped in anyway you wish, because of the wire. Just put the wire side up, cut to fit and hot glue it to your angel. Instant angel wings. By Yvette from Dallas, TX Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

One evening a few years ago my friend Bill ran out of gas on his way home from work. Being short on cash, as usual, he walked 6 Miles to get home, and left his pick-up truck where it sat, in front of the topless bar next door to the massage parlor. By then his wife had gone to Bingo and he couldn't get neither money for gas, nor a ride back to the truck, so he cooked supper, cleaned up the kitchen and then went to bed. At the next church elder meeting, Miss Myrna, the town gossip ranted on about his immoral conduct and about how she had PROOF, because she saw where he had parked ALL night ! Well, Bill told his co-workers about that, and one of them was a regular at that topless bar. That guy told the story there. From then on, whenever he or his friends planned to later take a cab home rather than drive drunk, they all parked their vehicles in front of Miss Myrna's lonely house, - and walked half a mile to the bar.
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Why did the Newfie businessman go fishing instead of attending a meeting? "Just for the halibut."

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You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. --- Jack London The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth. --- Charles Luckman The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. --- H.T. Leslie Efficiency is intelligent laziness. --- David Dunham
At the candy store Judi had about 20 bags of candy. A smart-alek behind her in line told her: "You should push the air out of them. The candies might cost less if they don't have the weight of the air in them." So for a few minutes she let the air out of the bags. After she did that he told her it didn't really matter. It would have weighed the same. Judi was more confused than ever and said, "If having air in the bag doesn't weigh any more, then why does it make the bags look so fat?"
It was young Anthony's first ride in a railway train, and the succession of wonders reduced him to a state of hysterical astonishment. The train rounded a slight bend and, with a shriek of its whistle, plunged into a tunnel. There were gasps of surprise from the corner where Anthony was kneeling on his seat. Suddenly the train rushed into broad daylight again, and a small voice lifted in wonder. "Wow! It's tomorrow!" exclaimed the small boy.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Brenda Sue Rawls, 50 in Sumner County, Tennessee Nutty Teacher charged with vandalism An elementary school teacher was charged Monday, Nov. 30 with vandalizing Portland East Middle School. Brenda Sue Rawls, 50, is accused of using sardine juice, condoms and lubricant to vandalize a mini-fridge, a teacher’s desk and three lockers, according to the affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 16. According to Sumner County Sheriff Bob Barker, the vandalism was allegedly committed in retaliation against a teacher that made comments about Rawls. Rawls is charged with vandalism under $500, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal trespassing. Authorities say a seventh grader assisted with the vandalism. After the incident, Rawls and the student allegedly discussed what they had done and returned to the school with air fresheners in an attempt to clean up the lockers, according to the affidavit. Rawls allegedly admitted to purchasing the sardines, condoms, lubricants and air freshener used in the incident as well as using her key to allow the student into the building, but denies involvement of the vandalism, according to the affidavit. The total damage, including three damaged textbooks, is estimated at $250. Rawls, who had been a teacher a Portland East, was transferred to Watt Hardison Elementary on July 31. Her bond was set at $1,000. She is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Dec. 16. The papers didn't mention whether Brenda Sue had always been a bit nutty, or whether the transfer away from Portland East put her over the edge.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Carol Re: MS Powerpoint gone bad and can't find a download Dear Webby: Thank you for all your sharing your knowledge of computers. I had PowerPoint Viewer on my computer, but it has ceased to work. I have tried to download it several times, but it still won't allow me to see the .pps files. I went to your toolbox and clicked on PowerPoint Viewer, and was told the page no longer exists. Can you tell me how to be able to see all the .pps files? Thank you, Carol Dear Carol Yes, it looks like Microsoft moved the download file away from where their download page expects it to be. That can happen to anybody. I was able to find a copy of it and changed the link in the tool box directly to the download. If PowerPoint continues to give you a hassle, just get Open Office. It has a PowerPoint viewer that works. Have FUN! DearWebby
A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the Caribbean. The lawyer said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything." "That's quite a coincidence," said the engineer. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything." The lawyer looked somewhat confused. "How do you start a flood?" he asked.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Install a Programmable Thermostat Last year we replaced our old thermostat with a new programmable one. Since we're here, and awake at different times, we've not set it for basic times to run, so we just hit the buttons when we walk by. It's quicker to shut on and off than our old thermostat. We've already saved a lot of money by switching out our old one for the newer version, actually it's already more than paid for itself. We can't believe the difference in our power bill than this time last year! If we'd have known the difference it would make, we'd have done this much sooner! By Terri from NV You don't have to be on the electrical grid to use programmable thermostats. In my solar house in the Yukon I installed a Hunter Programmable Thermostat in the late 70's, that was powered by 2 AA batteries and the power produced by a thermocouple pointed at the furnace pilot light. It was still working fine when I left the Yukon in 2000. If a hippie can use one in the arctic bush, you definitely can profit from one where you are! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Sign over a restroom in a local restaureant: "Used beer department."
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Two men arrive at the Pearly Gates at about the same time, both wanting to know if they will be admitted to heaven. St. Peter asks the first man his name, where he is from, and what he did in life. The man answers that he is John Smith and that he was a taxi driver in New York City. St. Peter looks through his book, then gives the man a luxurious silken robe and a golden staff, and bids him welcome into heaven for his eternal reward. St. Peter then asks the second man the same questions. He replies that his name is Thomas O'Malley, and that he was a priest in Chicago. St. Peter looks in his book, then gives him a used t-shirt and a wooden stick, and bids him to enter into heaven for his eternal reward. Father O'Malley says, Wait a minute! Why did that taxi driver get a silken robe and golden staff while I, a priest and a man of God, got a lousy t-shirt that won't even cover my butt, and a wooden stick? St. Peter told him that the rewards in heaven are based onresults, and while Father O'Malley preached, people slept, but while John Smith drove, people prayed!

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It's Tuesday,  December 8, 2009


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 big shot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature." After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth. "No, I'm sorry, the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I cannot use an oral thermometer." This started anotherround of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his rear end. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!" She left the door to his room open on her way out. He cursed under his breath as he heard people walking past his door laughing. After almost an hour, the man's doctor came into the room. "What's going on here?" asked the doctor. Angrily, the man answered, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?" After a pause, the doctor confessed, "Well, yes, but never with a carnation."
A mother took her three year old daughter to church for the first time. The church lights were lowered, and then the choir came down the aisle, carrying lighted candles. All was quiet until the little one started to sing in a loud voice "Happy Birthday to you..."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to George Floyd, 17,of Chicago Teen Charged With Carjacking Off-Duty Cop A teen ordered held on $250,000 bond Monday for allegedly carjacking and punching an off-duty Chicago Police officer Sunday night in the South Chicago neighborhood on the Southeast Side. He reportedly told police he did it because he was cold. George Floyd, 17, of the 8200 block of South Marquette Avenue, is charged with vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated fleeing, according to police. All the charges are felonies. Floyd was also ticketed for driving without a license and failure to stop at two stop signs, according to police. He appeared in bond court Monday and was ordered held on $250,000 bond, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman Andy Conklin. Floyd will appear for a preliminary hearing Dec. 14 in Far South Felony Court (Br. 38). At 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the off-duty officer was behind the wheel of a silver 2002 Chevrolet van when Floyd allegedly demanded her keys at 1505 E. 86th St., according to police. There were no passengers in the van. During the carjacking, Floyd allegedly struck the officer in the face and body with his fist, according to police. He allegedly took off in the van, leading police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a parked car at 8808 S. Houston Ave., where he was arrested at 9:35 p.m., according to police. "He was going in and out of traffic, losing officers and went eastbound to Houston and then northbound -- avoiding a police car that was cutting him off,'' one officer said of the chase. Floyd allegedly told police, "I was walking home and I was very cold. I didn't want to walk home,'' the officer said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: John Re: Are MSN's problems permanent? Dear Webby: I use to receive your newsletter until about 4 months ago. Your site says I am still a subscriber but get nothing. ???? Thank You, John ....@msn.com Dear John I can't do more than sending it out. Once your subscripton has entered the MSN servers, there is nothing more that I can do about it. Arguing with the Taliban at MSN Support is a waste of time. Why don't you try it with your Verizon address? The Dear Webby Humor newsletter is sent from a server that has 1) Listed Sender ID, 2) Permanent IP address, 3) Proper SPF record, 4) Matching forward and reverse DNS, 5) Approved privacy policy, 6) full contact information, 7) strictly Double Opt-In, 8) not on any blacklist, 9) uses an IP address that has never been used for spamming, 10) and is family safe. The Dear Webby Humor Letter is "The Good Example" for all other newsletters. I got all 10 points. There is nothing more, that I can do, to get through. So try your Verizon address! If they are not competent enough to deliver a newsletter that fulfills all 10 criteria, imagine how much other stuff they lose! Have FUN! DearWebby
During a rather heated argument a teenager said, "I didn't ask to be born." His father: replied, "Good thing you didn't 'Cause the answer would have been 'NO!!!'."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Halve a Turkey for Later Have the butcher cut your turkey in half (lengthwise) and when you get it home wrap each half in freezer paper and you will have the beginnings of two meals in case the weather gets bad and you can't get out to shop. Mix up your favorite stuffing, pop it in the oven and enjoy two feasts. Happy eating! By Sewing Mamma from Pittsburgh PA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

After listening restlessly to a long and tedious sermon, a 6 year old boy asked his father what the preacher did the rest of the week. "Oh, he's a very busy man," the father replied. "He takes care of church business, visits the sick, ministers to the poor...and then he has to have time to rest up. Talking in public isn't an easy job, you know." The boy thought about that, then said, "Well, listening ain't that easy, either."
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Barry who is noted for his tact was awakened one morning at four o'clock by his ringing telephone. "Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an irate voice. Barry thanked the caller and politely asked his name, while he scribbled down his number from the caller ID display before hanging up. The next morning at four o'clock, Barry called back his neighbor. "Sir," he said, "I don't have a dog."

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It's Monday,  December 7, 2009


Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. --- Mark Twain As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something. --- Hagar the Horrible
A Doctor was explaining to a friend how nature sometimes compensates for a persons deficiencies. "For example," he told him, "If a man is deaf, he may have keener sight, and if a man is blind, he may have a keen sense of smell." "I think I see what you mean," said Paddy, "I've often noticed that if a man has one short leg, then the other one is always longer."
A young mother was visiting a doctor friend and made no attempt to restrain her four-year-old son, who was ransacking an adjoining room. But finally, an extra loud clatter of bottles did prompt her to say, "I hope you don't mind Johnny being in there." "Nah," said the doctor calmly, "That's just poisons in there. They take some time but are quite effective. He'll be quiet soon."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Martin Bartels, 53, Band Teacher's Bad Notes DECEMBER 4-- A veteran Minnesota middle school teacher left sexually suggestive notes in the lockers of two female students and was typing a third lewd letter when school officials confronted him in his classroom, according to police. Martin Bartels, 53, was named Wednesday in a misdemeanor complaint charging him with disorderly conduct in connection with letters found last month by two seventh grade students at Buffalo Community Middle School. According to the District Court criminal complaint, Bartels, a band teacher who has taught for 28 years, wrote in one letter that he wanted to "trace your thighs with my fingertips and make you squirm," adding that he gets "hot and hard just thinking about it." In a note to a second girl, Bartels wrote, "I really, really, really love your legs...I like how you show just enough to make me hard." After the students reported discovering the notes, school administrators reviewed surveillance video and spotted Bartels leaving items in the lockers. Before confronting Bartels, the school's principal walked past his classroom and saw him typing on a school computer. Aided by the school's IT director, the principal was able to remotely access Bartels's computer, which yielded a third letter that was intended for one of the girls he had anonymously already written. That missive commented on the girl's short skirt, her curves, and how "I will have very nice dreams!" Bartels is on paid administrative leave, according to a school district spokesperson.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alex Re: What is SPF ? Dear Webby: I see at the top of the Dear Webby Humor Letter, that you have a "proper SPF record". What is that all about? Would that help me get my own newsletter to a higher percentage of subscribers? Thanks Alex Dear Alex SPF stands for "Sender Policy Framework". It goes further than the "Listed Sender ID" and is a protocol for identifying and matching the IP numbers. If somebody forged the address of the president, president@whitehose.gov as the sender address, the Listed Sender ID would look OK, even if they sent it from MSN or hotmail. SPF looks at the sending IP number, which is attached AFTER the email leaves the machine of the sender, and checks with the name server to see if that IP number is authorized to send mail claiming to be from whitehose.gov. If it isn't, then the mail is flagged as a forgery. The same applies if somebody forges YOUR address as the sender address, but sends it from an infeted machine somewhere. SPF is a relatively young technology, it exists only since 2003, and not all server side spam control programs use it yet, but it does increase the percentage of mail getting through. Have FUN! DearWebby
Jon, Brian, and Bernie were in the pub enjoying a few quiet drinks one night, when they decided to get in on the weekly raffle. They bought five $1 tickets each, seeing it was for charity. The following week, when the raffle was drawn, they each won a prize. Jon won the first prize: a whole year's supply of gourmet spaghetti sauce. Brian won the second prize: six month's supply of extra-long gourmet spaghetti. Bernie won the sixth prize: a toilet brush. When they met in the pub a week later, Bernie asked the others how they were enjoying their prizes. "Great," said Jon. "I love spaghetti." "So do I," said Brian. "And how's the toilet brush, Bernie?" "Not so good," Bernie confided. "I'm going to have to go back to paper."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Fluffing Indentations in Carpet If you find indentations in your carpet after moving a piece of furniture, get a clean dish cloth or face cloth and put it in hot water and then wring it out. Place the cloth in the microwave and get it as hot as you want, about 3 minutes. Take the cloth very carefully and put in a coffee cup. Place the cup over the indentation and let it sit for a few minutes. The steam will puff up the fiber in the carpet and the indentation will be gone. By Mary C. from Newark, California Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop when he was a boy, and he used to tell me, when he 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 straigt out to his sides and hold them there as long as he could. After awhile 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.
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Late one night in the capitol city a mugger wearing a ski mask jumped into the path of a well-dressed man and stuck a gun in his ribs. "Give me your money," he demanded. Indignant, the affluent man replied, "You can't do this - I'm a US Congressman!" "In that case," replied the robber, "give me MY money!"

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Catch-All email program 



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It's Sunday,  December 6, 2009

"The best time to plant a tree . . . was twenty years ago. The second best time, is today." --- Socratex "Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work." --- Laurence J. Peter "You'll find no park or city with a monument to a committee." --- Victoria Pasternak "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --- Samuel Johnson
At a clearance sale, the wife of a federal district court judge found a green tie that was a perfect match for one of her husband's sports jackets. Soon after, while the couple was vacationing at a resort complex to get his mind off a rather complicated cocaine conspiracy case, he noticed a small, round disc sewn into the design of the tie. The judge showed it to a local FBI agent, who was equally suspicious that it might be a 'bug' planted by the conspiracy defendants. The agent sent the device to FBI headquarters In Washington, DC for analysis. Two weeks later, the judge phoned the Washington office to learn the results of their tests. "We're not sure where the disc came from," the FBI told him, "but we discovered that when you press it, it plays 'Jingle Bells.'"
On their 40th wedding anniversary, during the banquet, the husband was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. One in the crowd said, "Tell us, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?" The husband said, "Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness . . . and a lot of other disciplines that I wouldn't have needed if I had stayed single."

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Miguel Bribiescas, 25, in Elgin, Illinois Spy camera in women's washroom An Elgin man who hid a spy camera in women's bathroom at his workplace, but mostly recorded himself trying to figure out the device, is facing up to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to a felony charge. Miguel Bribiescas, 25, of the 1100 block of Hiawatha Drive, admitted to a charge of unauthorized video recording stemming from the July 31 discovery of the pen-size camera in a washroom at Ridgefield Industries, near Crystal Lake. The camera recorded one female co-worker using the washroom before it was discovered by an employee and turned over to police, authorities said. When police began viewing what else was on the camera, the first thing they saw was video of Bribiescas looking into the lens and learning how to operate the device. The charge to which he admitted guilt is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison or probation. Bribiescas' attorney, Mary Baccam, said she believes probation would be fair given her client's lack of criminal history. "He understands that this was inappropriate and he is taking responsibility for his actions," Baccam said. Bribiescas will remain free on a $1,000 bond until his sentencing Jan. 20.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ann Re: Catch-All email program Dear Webby: Alohaa....What fun....but now I'm back - resubscribed and ready to Rock and Roll. On Monday I am changing carriers, email addresses and I don't know what all. My question is is there a way to make sure I don't loose any emails that might go to the old email address after I have let most of my contacts (might forget some) know of the changes.. I don't have a back i ssue to of "Webby" to check your tool box....seems I read about a "grab it" program some time ago that redirected everything. Thanks as always..Ann Dear Ann The easiest way to do that is to use a gmail address, and auto-forward that to the carrier based email address of the day or month. Whenever you change carriers, you simply update the forward setting in gmail. All your contacts continue writing to your same old gmail address. By the way, all the old Humor letters of the last 5 years or so are in the blog at http://webby.com/humor/blog Have FUN! DearWebby
After meeting with the boss, the head salesperson mustered the troops. "People," he said, "I've just been informed that we're going to be having a fire sale." "A fire sale?" spoke up one agent. "But we sell insurance." "I said a fire sale, and I meant it," he replied rather coldly. "Anyone who doesn't make a sale gets fired."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Watch For Seasonal Clearances For Gifts With a family of 5 kids, there is always a birthday or a holiday around the corner. What we do is always pay attention to the seasons. Seasonally, the store put items such as toys and those kinds of items on sale. We always scope these items out. We have bought $20-30 toys for almost nothing. I am not just talking about toys that were hot last season. This is the time of year when most stores markdown new toys that just came out for the new holiday season. These stores mark them down because they think that they are not going to sell. Then the toys come off clearance when they start to sell again, you have already bought them. By Jessica from Coventry, RI Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

The customer in the Italian restaurant was so pleased that he asked to speak to the chef. The owner proudly led him into the kitchen and introduced him to the chef. "Your veal parmigiana was superb," the customer said. "I just spent a month in Italy, and yours is better than any I ever had over there." "Naturally," the chef said. "Over there, they use domestic cheese. Ours is imported."
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We stopped for a quick meal and the waiter brought us each a bowl of soup. As the waiter turned away to return to the kitchen, Pa stopped him, calling: "Waiter!" "Yes ,sir, is there something wrong?" "The soup. Taste it," replied Pa. "I beg your pardon, Sir?" "Taste it." "But, Sir, I can assure you that the soup is excellent." "Taste it," Pa persisted. "Sir, the soup was made this morning of the finest ingredients." "Taste it!" The exasperated waiter finally relented. "All right, Sir, I'll taste it." Then after a pause he said, "Where is the spoon?" To which Pa replied triumphantly, "Ah ha ... "

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What is the best word processor? 



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Good Morning,  !

It's Saturday,  December 5, 2009

When I was a kid, living in the mountains of Austria, this was the
day when St Nicolas came by, accompanied by a scary devil.

It struck me as a bit incongruous that they showed up in a beat
up old Volkswagen Beetle, but the roar of the big huge devil
quickly had me quaking in my socks, and when one smite of
St Nicolas's bishop's staff made the devil cringe and whimper,
I was duly impressed!

However, when St Nicholas started reading the long list of 
my sins, the devil cheered up and eagerly rattled his chains.
He did hit and cuff me around a bit, but kindly St Nicholas
stopped him, before things got out of hand.

After a solemn promise to improve my behavior, they made me
stand outside the front door, while they did their number on 
my sister.

She was still sniffling when dad called me inside again.
This time St Nicolas was really beaming and he mentioned
a few token good things I had done. Then he pulled a nicely
decorated pillow case from under his robe and started
dispensing glazed gingerbread, cookies, pear-bread, a chocolate
and an orange. For a mountain kid in post-war Austria, that
was eye popping STUFF!

I barely noticed when Dad escorted them out and handed them
the bottle of the medicinal Schnaps from the pantry. St Nicolas
and the devil took a good swig from the bottle and an envelope
dad gave them, and roared away in their old Volkswage Beetle.

At the time it all made sense, and was truly impressive.

As the fear of the devil waned, it was replaced with the threat
of being sent to Jagdberg, a juvenile jail / reform school, in
a scary looking old castle with skyhigh walls.

Then in University, a professor asked for a volunteer to be
Santa at Jagdberg, staring straight at me. 
Duh, yeah, OK, if nobody else ....

They couldn't find a devil, so I had to go alone. 
They gave me the suit and wig and beard, and the directions.
That was the year when Santa showed up on a motorcycle.

The staff there noticed my nervousness, so they gave me some
medicinal Schnaps first, and a few basic instructions.
After the first class they gave me more Schnaps and a few
hints with the stack of papers, one per inmate for the next class.
Then I got into the swing of things, roared like the devil of my
childhood when reading a student's misbehaviors, and smiled
like a proud grandpa, when praising them for their 
accomplishments.

Around midnight I had finished with all the inmates, and kinda 
faked it with the staff. (I didn't have any good/bad lists for the
staff and had to make them up.)

Then they gave me a sandwich and a big mug of coffee for my
parched throat and ushered me out.
Still in the Santa Suit I hopped on my bike and roared homewards,
well, to my girlfriend's place anyway, and just as the sky turned
light in the East, I did make it home. I briefly paused at the entrance,
where I had seen my first Santa. Life had come full circle.
Have FUN!
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"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." --- Sydney J. Harris
One day, Jean-Claude decided to take a trip from Montreal (where he lived) to that great city of Boston.. He went to the airport to buy a ticket and found out the cost was $200 one-way. Well Jean-Claude only had $110 on him. But he saw a sign saying half-fare for persons under 18. Well, now Jean-Claude had just turned 18 three months ago so he lied..a bit. And got a ticket for $100. Well during the flight, he talking with the passenger seated next to him. And, in the course of their little chat, he boisterously mentioned the 18th birthday party his friends had for him. Since Jean-Claude talked fairly loudly, a stewardess happened to over-hear that part of the conversation and remembered from the passenger list that Jean-Claude had only paid half-fare. A few minutes later, the stewardess asked Jean-Claude if he had $50 with him. Jean-Claude, slightly embarrassed, replied, "I only have $10, enough for a bus and a coffee after we arrive in Boston.. Why you ask?" Stewardess:"I wanted to know if you wanted to buy this used parachute." Jean-Claude, "What for?" Stewardess, "You only paid half-fare and you're over 18. We are half-way on our flight and you have to leave now."
A passenger train is creeping along, slowly. Finally it creaks to a halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside. "What's going on?" she yells out the window. "Cow on the track!" replies the conductor. Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace. Within five minutes, however, it stops again. The woman sees the same conductor walk again. She leans out the window and yells, "What happened? Did we catch up with the cow again..?" ------- Yeah, I remember that train. It had little porches at each end of the wagons and signs posted: "Picking flowers while the train is in motion is not permitted." Seems the locomotive engineer got annoyed when the flower pickers passed the train.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Marilyn Cole, 35, and Rashieka Stewart, 23, of Muskegon, Michigan Thief arrested for headbutting, urinating on Wal-Mart security guard MUSKEGON COUNTY — Marilyn Cole, of Muskegon, faces trial on charges of stealing goods from a local Wal-Mart store, then head-butting and urinating on a security guard. Cole, 35, waived her probable-cause hearing on charges of unlawful imprisonment, unarmed robbery and interfering with a crime report. The hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday. Her accomplice, Rashieka Stewart, 23, of Muskegon earlier waived her probable-cause hearing and faces trial on one count of unarmed robbery. According to Roosevelt Park Police Chief Bill Regan, the women tried to steal merchandise, including make-up and curtains, from the Henry Street Wal-Mart on Halloween night. Regan said the women broke away from a security guard who tried to detain them at the front door. The security guard ran after them and tried to block Cole from getting into the passenger’s seat of the car in which she and Stewart were preparing to flee. Regan said Cole “head-butted” the security guard, who fell backwards into the vehicle. The chief said Cole then sat on the man. He grabbed his phone and called 911, but Cole allegedly fought for the phone and then urinated on him. Stewart drove away with the security guard still in the vehicle and Cole holding him down, according to the chief. The incident ended when the women stopped in the parking lot of Acme Bedding Co., 660 W. Broadway, where authorities, still on the phone with the security guard, arrested Stewart and Cole. Marylin Cole
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Erin Re: Best Word Processor Dear Webby: What IS the best word processor out there? Erin Thanks again. Rosalie Dear Erin If somebody has been using WordPerfect for twenty years, then Corel Office Word Perfect is the best word processor for them. If somebody has been using Microsoft WORD for fifteen years, then that program is the best for them. If you have hundreds or thousands of employees, or half a dozen, for whom you have to buy a word processor, then Open Office Writer is the best for you, because it is free and because it uses the Worldwide Open Standard. The actual performance differences are negligible and change with every update. WordPerfect and WORD have been battling it out with nitpicking little differences that are generally ignored except by computer magazine testers, who have never bought a program in their life. Currently Open Office is slightly ahead in usability and useful features, but that can change any moment. For example, just today there was an update for Corel Office. I haven't noticed any changes in the stuff I actually use, but I am sure bored magazine testers will find what is new and will write plenty about it in 3-4 months. The actual usage differences between the Big Three are small, as long as you are not trying to save a document as a web page. Open Office does that way best and produces nice and clean HTML, that can be easily updated. If you try that with MS WORD, you wind up with an awful mess and get told to scribble it on a used napkin next time, or to pick up the MS WORD doc with Open Office Writer and save it as a web page from there. Have FUN! DearWebby
More than anything, a young man from the city wanted to be a cowboy. Eventually he found a rancher who took pity on him and gave the lad a chance. "This," he said, showing him a rope, "is a lariat. We use it to catch cows." "I see," said the man, trying to seem knowledgeable as he examined the lariat. "And what do you use for bait?" (City Slickers Beware! Cows love chasing and scaring you!)
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Put Ads at the Bottom of the Garbage Can Ever wonder what to do with all the paper advertisements and leftover grocery ads that you always end up throwing away? Here's something my mother has passed along to me. Fold them up and fit them into the bottom of your garbage cans throughout the house. You may need to fiddle around with it a little bit to make sure it's sitting on the bottom snugly, edges may stick up but that's OK. The paper ads on the bottom will soak up any liquids that may drip through your bags. This saves on time and hassle in cleaning your garbage can. Especially handy for the kitchen garbage as raw meat juices or liquids inevitably seep through. By Pookster Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

The other night, Joe and his wife were going out for dinner. She put on eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, eyeliner, eyelashes, mascara, toner, blush, lipstick, and a dozen other mysterious concoctions, and then asked: "Does this look natural?"
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It was little Michael's first visit to the country, and feeding the chickens fascinated him. Early one morning he caught his first glimpse of a peacock strutting in the yard. Rushing indoors excitedly, Michael sought his grandmother. "Oh, Granny," he exclaimed, "one of the chickens is in bloom!"

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Printmaster versus MS WORD 



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It's Friday,  December 4, 2009
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. --- Erma Bombeck Any child who is anxious to mow the lawn is too young to do so. --- Bob Phillips
Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying: DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside he noticed an old hound dog sound asleep on the floor half way between the door and the cash register. He asked the store manager, "Is THAT the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" "Yep, that's him," he replied. The stranger couldn't help but be amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?" "Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him and bashing their teeth out on the counter."
I couldn't help overhearing a man at a nearby pay phone. "I know it's something you want," he said earnestly, "but I don't think tattoos are a good idea. And the same goes for body piercing. As long as you're living in my house, I think you should respect my wishes." I was secretly cheering him on for his fatherly firmness. Then came the 'coup de grace': "Besides, Ma, you're 75 years old! You don't NEED a tattoo and a nose ring!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Adam Bauer, 19, Lacrosse, Wisconsin Too dumb to drink University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Adam Bauer has nearly 400 friends on Facebook. He got an offer for a new one about a month ago. “She was a good-looking girl. I usually don’t accept friends I don’t know, but I randomly accepted this one for some reason,” the 19-year-old said. He thinks that led to his invitation to come down to the La Crosse police station, where an officer laid out photos from Facebook of Bauer holding a beer — and then ticketed him for underage drinking. The police report said Bauer admitted drinking, which he denies. But he did plead no contest in municipal court Wednesday and will pay a $227 fine. He was among at least eight people who said Wednesday they had been cited for underage drinking based on photos on social networking sites.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rosalie Re: Printmaster versus MS WORD Dear Webby: I look forward to receiving you Humor Letter each morning; you start my day with a smile. Thanks much. You have always answered my questions for me - What is the difference between using Microsoft Word and Print Master? A friend asked me for help about a question in Print Master. I have never used this program as I have always used Microsoft Word both at work and now at home. Is Print Master program new as I never heard it before. Thanks again. Rosalie Dear Rosalie Printmaster is a very basic word processor with some simple graphics editing tools thrown in, all at about the level of Microsoft Works, if you remember history. Printmaster is popular and well known on the Mac side, but relatively unknown on the Windows and Linux side. It costs $40, but there are a few pirated clones available free. MS WORD is a heavy duty word processor in the same class as Open Office Writer or Corel Office WordPerfect, and the same as those other two, made for professional word processing all day, and the occasional, rare bit of graphics when the boss isn't watching. There are no similarities in usage between Printmaster and the three professional word processors. What works in your word processor, probably does not work or is done differently in Printmaster, and vice versa. Have FUN! DearWebby
An employment interviewer for a big company in New York was talking to an attractive young woman applying for a job. Looking over the application form, the interviewer noticed that the girl had not answered one important question concerning transportation to and from work. "What about your bus line?" the interviewer asked her. "I don't think I mentioned it," came the pleased reply, "but it's a 38D."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Discounted Banking Services For Seniors For senior citizens, check with your bank to see if they have any special services for seniors. I questioned some things on a bank statement regarding a debit payment that I did not authorize. In the process I asked about another item from when I had ordered new checks because the amount was wrong from what I had. The employee said why order checks as I had been doing when I could get new checks through the bank for free. Granted they don't have special pictures on them, but at my age, I don't need special pictures. She also said with this type of account, if I used an 'out of system' ATM, I would get the charge for that system, but I would not get a charge from my bank, too, as I previously did. Saving even the little amounts add up over time. By the way, I bank at National City. Check with your bank to see what services they have for seniors. By Linda from Bloomington,IL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

The basketball coach stormed into the university President's office and demanded a raise right then and there. "Please," protested the college President, "you already make more than the entire History department." "Yeah, maybe so, but you don't know what I have to put up with," the coach blustered. "Look, I'll Give you an example." The coach went out into the hall and grabbed a jock who was jogging down the hallway. "Run over to my office and see if I'm there," he ordered. Twenty minutes later the jock returned, sweaty and out of breath. "You're not there, sir," he reported. "Oh, I see what you mean," conceded the President, scratching his head. "I would have phoned first."
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A minister was planning a wedding at the close of the Sunday morning service. After the benediction he had planned to call the couple down to be married for a brief ceremony before the congregation. For the life of him, he couldn't think of the names of those who were to be married. So he simply asked: "Will those wanting to get married please come to the front?" Immediately, nine single ladies, four widows, tree widowers, two single men and a lady in a formal wedding gown stepped to the front.

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Can you scan for viruses/malware from DOS? 



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The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile. --- Bruce Barton Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. --- Clive James
Three little boys were concerned because they couldn't get anyone to play with them. They decided it was because they had not been baptized and didn't go to Sunday school. So they went to the nearest church. But only the janitor was there. One said, "We need to be baptized because no one will come out and play with us. Will you baptize us?" "Sure," said the janitor. He took them into the bathroom and dunked their heads in the toilet bowl, one at a time. Then he said, "Now go out and play." When they got outside, dripping wet, one of them asked, "What religion do you think we are?" The oldest one said, "We're not Katlick, because they pour the water on you. We're not Bablist because they dunk all of you in it. We're not Methdiss because they just sprinkle you." The littlest one said, "Didn't you smell that water?" "Yes. What do you think that means?" "I think that means we're Pisscopalians."
ordered a cup of coffee with no cream at the corner restaurant. The waitress replied, "I'm sorry, you'll have to have it with no milk because we're out of cream."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the Arizona State University School of Journalism Reporters resent being confronted with facts Hecklers in the audience broke into a loudly sung version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and forced a high-profile Arizona sheriff to abandon a First Amendment forum sponsored by Arizona State University's journalism school. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asked by a panel of journalists Monday night to explain his relationship with the media, his various law enforcement policies and whether his office conducts racial profiling. Arpaio told the panel that his office is an "equal opportunity law enforcement agency" that will arrest anyone who violates the law. Later in the interview at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, protesters began singing a version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and chanting as Arpaio was asked about a federal investigation and his policies on illegal immigration. When ASU journalism school staff refused to restore order, the sheriff told the panel the childish behavior was "ridiculous" and he left the stage. Seems their minds were made up and they resented anybody trying to confuse them with facts.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Eddie Re: Can you scan for viruses/malware from DOS? Dear Webby Just wnat to know if you know a way to scan for viruses/malware in CMD? ---- And do you need any additional software? Eddie Dear Eddie Yes, sure you can run McAfee from DOS. Just reboot into safe mode with command prompt and run McAfee from there. More info is at http://snipurl.com/tj9lp Have FUN! DearWebby
A grandmother overheard her five-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows went like this: "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say will be turned around and used against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You can't kiss the bride today, because she has a headache."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Dog House for Firewood Storage Re-purpose your Igloo Shaped Dog house for storing some firewood. Our dog refused to use the Dog-Loo we bought her years ago. I got the idea to store a stash of firewood in it to keep it dry and easily accessible by our back door. Our woodpile is located in the far end of our yard, which is exposed to the elements. So having some dry wood stored in the 'dog house', keeps it available for when my husband gets the urge to use the fireplace. He also uses the dry wood for his smoker grill. I see the dog-loo's at Garage Sales and on the roadside for trash pickup, and it seemed they would be handy for other uses. By Mary C. from Orange Park, FL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Three wives were bemoaning their husbands' attitudes towards leftovers. "It gets rough," one said. "My husband is a Movie Producer and he calls them 'reruns'." "You think you have it bad," was the reply. "Mine is a Quality Control Engineer and he calls them 'rejects'!" "That's nothing compared to me," said the third lady. "My husband is a mortician. He calls them 'remains'!"
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A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me . . . They must be Gods! A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me . . . I must be a God!

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"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet." --- Saint Augustine (354-430) "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." --- Isaac Asimov
The software engineering field is staffed primarily by men; the ratio of male to female software engineers is on the order of 15 to 1. This makes it pretty easy for women to find potential mates among their peers. However, software types have a well-earned reputation for being, well, a little strange. While discussing the prospect of working in the software industry, one woman commented to another: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."
The new Librarian decided that instead of checking out children's books by writing the names of borrowers on the book cards herself, she would have the youngsters sign their own names. She would then tell them they were signing a "Contract" for returning the books on time. Her first customer was a second grader, who looked surprised to see a new Librarian. He brought four books to the desk and shoved them across to the Librarian, giving her his name as he did so. The Librarian pushed the books back and told him to sign them out. The boy laboriously printed his name on each book card and then handed them to her with a look of utter disgust. Before the Librarian could even start her speech he said, scornfully, "That other Librarian we had, was a lot smarter. She learned how to write herself!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jochen Naumann, 37 of Leipzig, Germany German tourist made false bomb threat at Disney World ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A German tourist has been arrested on charges of making a false bomb threat while visiting Walt Disney World. A report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Jochen Naumann of Leipzig, Germany, was going through the security checkpoint at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom Sunday when he told a Disney employee he had two bombs in his back pack. The report says the Disney employee questioned Naumann and he repeated the threat. A sheriff's deputy had a bomb-sniffing dog check Naumann's bag and no explosive devices were found. The report says Naumann claimed he was only joking. He was arrested on a charge of making a false report of a bomb and taken to the Orange County Jail. Jail records show bond was set at $10,000.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jai Re: Is there a fix for a dead mouse? Dear Webby My mouse quit working. Is there a fix or is it dead forever? Thanks, Jai Dear Jai All mice do eventually die, usually after the warranty expires. If it is just the cord, and the mouse lights up when you mess with the cord, it can be replaced easily, if one has a bunch of dead mice to salvage cords from. Sometimes you can just shorten the cord. It usually goes bad in the first few inches from the mouse. But if that is not the case, about all you can do is replace it. Have FUN! DearWebby
Mary had a little lamb, The doctor was surprised! But when Old McDonald had a farm, The doctor nearly died.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Maps as Wrapping Paper This wrapping paper idea came from one of my friends years ago. Use outdated atlases and maps for colorful, cool-looking, and good quality wrapping paper. I use mostly for birthday gifts, but cut out a silhouette of Santa in his sleigh and/or reindeers and attach for Christmas gifts. If you like this idea but don't have any maps to use, pick up some free ones at travel and visitor's centers the next time you are traveling. By Britt from Boston, MA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

THINK OUTSIDE YOUR BOX You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who once saved your life. 3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about. Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again. The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN. THINK THINK THINK WHAT DID HE SAY? He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him warm up while taking the old lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams."
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An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman were trying to get in to see the Olympics without tickets. So they got to the stadium during one of the main events and discussed how they would be able to attend without paying. The Englishman walked around the stadium and saw a pole lying on the ground and picked it up. He walked to the entrance and said, "Peter. England. Pole throwing." The guards let him in without hesitation. The other two saw this and are amazed. The Scotsman saw a manhole. He picked up the cover, carried it under his arm to the entrance and said, "Mc Gregor. Scotland. Discus throwing." The guards let him in also. The Irishman was very frantic, since both his friends were inside. He walked around the stadium and found a roll of barbed wire. He picked it up, walked to the entrance and said, "Murphy. Ireland. Fencing."

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UPS/FedEx/DHL Delivery Failure virus 



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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. --- Oscar Wilde A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. --- George Bernard Shaw
Bulletin Board Bloopers: The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. --------------------------- The Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10am. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done. --------------------------- The Rev. Merriwether spoke briefly, much to the delight of the audience. --------------------------- Due to the Rector's illness, Wednesday's healing services will be discontinued until further notice. --------------------------- The concert held in Fellowship Hall was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister's daughter, who labored the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her.
"What am I supposed to do with this?" grumbled a motorist as the policeman handed him a speeding ticket. "Keep it," the cop said. "When you collect four of them you get to buy yourself a bicycle."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Frater Osiris Xnoubis in Eastbourne, England Goth robber jailed for bizarre bank job 1:20pm Saturday 28th November 2009 A goth robber held up a bank but then gave away all the money he had stolen. Frater Osiris Xnoubis was dressed from head to foot in black leather when he carried out the bizarre robbery. He handed a note to terrified cashier Laura Sulling telling her he was armed and demanded she hand over the cash in her till. Xnoubis, a Pagan worshipper, stuffed £6,570 into a bag and told her to “have a nice day” before calmly walking out of the HSBC branch in Terminus Road, Eastbourne. He walked a few yards to The Gildridge pub where he handed barmaid Gemma Clark a £20 note for a bottle of beer and told her to keep the change. After downing his drink he left and went to nearby Harrisons sandwich bar. He handed the bag of cash to astonished owner Clive Benneys, who was also his landlord, saying: “You are good people, help yourselves.” Xnoubis left the shop and promptly went to the police station in Grove Road where he confessed to the robbery. At Hove Crown court yesterday, Xnoubis, of Glynde Road, Eastbourne, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to robbery. Justin Rivett, defending, said Xnoubis had a knife hidden on him during the robbery but did not show it to bank staff. He said a psychiatric report confirmed Xnoubis was suffering from depression but was not mentally ill. ------------ Can't say the same for whoever wrote that psychiatric report, or the British reporter, who does not know the difference between Pagan worshippers and Goth fans.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Roland Re: UPS/FedEx/DHL Delivery Failure virus Dear Webby The newest virus circulating is The UPS/FedEx/DHL Delivery Failure. Any truth to this one? If so hope my McAfee will catch it. Cheers, Roland Dear Roland That virus is not attached to the email. You get it, if you are silly enough to click on a link in that email. If you ARE concerned about a UPS/FedEx/DHL parcel, call their 1-800 number or check on their web site, but don't open any email from them, unless you have MailWasher and see the actual URL hidden under the link. Have FUN! DearWebby
A number of children from the neighborhood were invited to Mrs. Johnson's for dinner. She decided to do something different while serving the meal. "Where are you originally from?" she asked one child. "California," said the boy. "Well then, I will give you the left wing." She turned to another boy and asked, "Where are YOU from?" "New York," he answered. And she said, "You get the right wing." She turned to the third boy and asked, "Where are you from?" He said, "I'm from Florida and I'm not hungry!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keep Your Freezer Full Being single, I don't have my freezer full of food all the time. Keeping your freezer full saves money on your electric bill. I now keep empty spaces full by filling milk jugs with water. I also have clean fresh water on hand at all times in case of an emergency. By April from Buffalo, NY Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Linda and Jill are having coffee when Linda notices that Jill seems troubled and asks her, "Is something bugging you? You look anxious." "Well, my boyfriend just lost all his money and life savings in the stock market," Jill explained. "Oh, that's too bad," Linda sympathized. "I'm sure you're feeling sorry for him." "Yeah, I am," Jill said. "He'll miss me."
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A man was going up to bed, when his wife told him he'd left the light on in the garden shed - she could see it from the bedroom window. But he said that he hadn't been in the shed that day. He looked himself, and there were people in the shed, stealing things. He rang the police, but they told him that no one was in his area, so no one was available to catch the thieves. He said OK, hung up, counted to 30 and rang the police again. "Hello. I just rang you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed? Well, you don't have to worry about them now, I've just shot them." And hung up. Within five minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, an Armed Response unit, the works. Of course, they caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policeman said to this man: "I thought you said you'd shot them!" "Must have missed."

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"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." --- Charles Kuralt "Defeat doesn't finish a man -- quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits." --- Richard Nixon "There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win." --- Elie Wiesel
When I consider how sweaters tend to make me sweat, I'm a lot less inclined to wear my windbreaker.
Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store. "What is it for?" one asked. "I don't know," the other replied. "I think it tells you when somebody messed up. When mom when stands on it, she gets more upset than when my sister brings her report card home."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Robert McCray, 37 in Dade City, Florida Deodorant thief goes back to jail DADE CITY — His nickname is Priest and he had a $40 drug debt to pay off. So on Thursday afternoon, Robert McCray — a 37-year-old felon with "Thug Life" tattooed on his chest — headed into a CVS Pharmacy on U.S. 301, according to the Dade City Police Department. He needed something to barter off his debt. Authorities say McCray chose deodorant. He stuffed 19 packages of antiperspirant — $84 worth — inside his jacket and tried to head outside, the police report said. Store employees noticed the stolen sticks and stopped McCray, the report said. They told him to pay for them. He dropped four packages on the ground, the report said, and tried to flee. The employees weren't having it. They tried to hold him. He fought. The employees won and detained him until police officers arrived. McCray told police he took the deodorant to pay back a friend over a drug debt. The report said officers found a crack pipe and small bag of crack cocaine on McCray. A CVS manager declined to talk Friday about what happened, so it is not known whether any employees were hurt. McCray has a swollen, bruised eye in his mug shot. McCray, of 38520 Wilson St. in Dade City, is charged with retail theft, resisting a merchant, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Friday in lieu of $5,450 bail. McCray has previously served six prison sentences for a total of eight years on convictions for drugs, grand theft auto and burglary.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Robert Re: Mystery Ad Dear Webby who is betty sue and why is the message the same every day? i'm very curious about this. the part on the left that says Dear Bubba All is forgiven. I still love you. Please come back! Ps. Congratulations on your lottery win! Your Betty-Sue Robert Dear Robert hat is just a goofy classified ad, or actually a place holder for one. hat is just a goofy classified ad, or actually a place holder for one.. For just $50 a month, you can put YOUR ad there, for all the world to see. In the spirit of Christmas, I'll reduce that to $40 per month for any subscribers. And if your ad is funny enough, I'll sneak it in free for a day or two, Have FUN! DearWebby
Customer: "I'd like an under the mouse mat, please." Salesperson: "Certainly sir, we've got a large variety, $1.95 each.." Customer: "But will they be compatible with my computer?" Salesperson: "Hmmm, have you got one of those new Windows 7 machines ?" Customer: "Yes, it's a 17" !" Salesperson: "Then you better get one of these $29.95 mousepads" Customer: "But, is it Microsoft approved ?" Salesperson: "Well,...to be on the safe side, maybe you should better get one of these bue ones for $49.95."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Making a Christmas Wreath for Nothing Find a pine tree with branches close to the ground. Cut enough branches for you to make a wreath. Make a circle base with the branches and then build on with other branches. I used twine to bind the wreath, you can use craft wire or even ribbon. Break out your old Christmas decorations and decorate the wreath any way you like. By Jen from APO, AE Make sure you get the branches from the forest, not from anywhere in town. Dogs use the trees for pee-mail, and more and more schools and public buildings spray their trees with skunk oil, to deter unauthorized harvesting. Also avoid boulevards or any town owned treed areas. You can't smell it until the branches warm up inside the house, but by then apparently it is too late. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Doug goes to a doctor and says: "Doctor, my wife recently has lost her voice. What should I do to help her get it back?" The doctor replies, "Try coming home at 3 in the morning!"
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Harold and Bob are out in the woods hunting, when Bob falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. Harold whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He gasps to the operator, "My friend looks like he's dead! What can I do?" The police operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy. I can help... First, lets make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard... Harold then says, "OK, now what next...?"

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