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13 April 2011

Programmer Humor

When Programmers Talk about Tools

 

If you know any programmers, perhaps you've noticed that we sometimes have odd senses of humor. One example I always like to bring up is that an old mail program for UNIX systems was called "elm" which was short for "electronic mail". Some other programmers decided to call their new mail program "pine", which stood for "Pine Is Not Elm.".

 

Anyway, the other day, I asked a question of some programmer friends of mine. I was hoping to borrow a nail gun from someone, and hilarity ensued. Well, perhaps hilarity is a bit overkill, but I thought it was funny enough to blog about.

 

ME

 

  

 

Does anyone on the list have a pneumatic finishing nailer that I could borrow?

 

ROGER

 

  

 

I have several, some with wooden handles that are easy on your hands. These are the completely manual units that don't need any power, just your arm moving back and forward. ;)

 

DOUG

 

  

 

Holy cow! You have leverage-based nailers? I've heard about those. It's almost like they make your arm longer and give you the ability to wield more force upon nail heads. It's like you have a fist of iron with which you can beat nails senseless. I hear that nails cower, bend over, and even lay down in fear of this type of nailer. How did you ever manage to find one of these? It must have been very expensive!

 

ROGER

 

  

 

Sometimes you can find them at yard sales or in antique stores at a very reasonable prices. There are special ones that get handed down from father to son also. These are usually partnered with yelling and provocative use of language when there is a thumb malfunction or bug in the process.

 

JEFF

 

  

 

LOL! A trip to the ER to get your thumb looked at is not cheap at all. I urge caution when using one of these leverage-based nailers. They are very dangerous...and would you believe that they don't have any safety on them? no warning labels? and most of them have this vicious claw like end on them as well...so you aren't even safe on the back swing!

 

I don’t know about you, but hammers sure sound dangerous!

 

Posted by rickroot at 9:09 AM | Link | 1 comment

Programmer Humor

When Programmers Talk about Tools

 

If you know any programmers, perhaps you've noticed that we sometimes have odd senses of humor. One example I always like to bring up is that an old mail program for UNIX systems was called "elm" which was short for "electronic mail". Some other programmers decided to call their new mail program "pine", which stood for "Pine Is Not Elm.".

 

Anyway, the other day, I asked a question of some programmer friends of mine. I was hoping to borrow a nail gun from someone, and hilarity ensued. Well, perhaps hilarity is a bit overkill, but I thought it was funny enough to blog about.

 

ME

 

  

 

Does anyone on the list have a pneumatic finishing nailer that I could borrow?

 

ROGER

 

  

 

I have several, some with wooden handles that are easy on your hands. These are the completely manual units that don't need any power, just your arm moving back and forward. ;)

 

DOUG

 

  

 

Holy cow! You have leverage-based nailers? I've heard about those. It's almost like they make your arm longer and give you the ability to wield more force upon nail heads. It's like you have a fist of iron with which you can beat nails senseless. I hear that nails cower, bend over, and even lay down in fear of this type of nailer. How did you ever manage to find one of these? It must have been very expensive!

 

ROGER

 

  

 

Sometimes you can find them at yard sales or in antique stores at a very reasonable prices. There are special ones that get handed down from father to son also. These are usually partnered with yelling and provocative use of language when there is a thumb malfunction or bug in the process.

 

JEFF

 

  

 

LOL! A trip to the ER to get your thumb looked at is not cheap at all. I urge caution when using one of these leverage-based nailers. They are very dangerous...and would you believe that they don't have any safety on them? no warning labels? and most of them have this vicious claw like end on them as well...so you aren't even safe on the back swing!

 

I don’t know about you, but hammers sure sound dangerous!

 

Posted by rickroot at 9:09 AM | Link | 0 comments
22 July 2010

Why Men Are Happier

NICKNAMES
If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Dickhead and Shit for Brains.
EATING OUT
When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.
MONEY
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.
BATHROOMS
A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.
ARGUMENTS
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
FUTURE
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
SUCCESS
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
MARRIAGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
DRESSING UP
A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
NATURAL
Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
OFFSPRING
Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!
Posted by rickroot at 6:03 AM | Link | 0 comments
05 November 2009

Math test to predict your favorite movie!

This math test can predict your all time most watched film, mine was 'Saving Private Ryan'. Try it without looking at the answers. It works!

  • Pick a number from 1 - 9.
  • Multiply by 3.
  • Add 3, then multiply by 3 again.
  • Add the two numbers together to get your final answer (ie, if you end up with "32" your final answer is "5")
  • See what your favorite movie is from the list below!

Good Luck!

Click through to continue!

Posted by rickroot at 11:36 AM | Link | 0 comments
23 July 2009

More fishing humor

Dave and his buddies were hanging out and planning an upcoming fishing trip.
 
Unfortunately, he had to tell them that he couldn't go this time because his wife wouldn't let him. After a lot of teasing and name calling, Dave headed home frustrated.
 
The following week when Dave's buddies arrived at the lake to set up camp, they were shocked to see Dave. He was already sitting at the campground with a cold beer, swag rolled out, fishing rod in hand, and a camp fire glowing. "How did you talk your missus into letting you go Dave?"
 
"I didn't have to," Dave replied. "Yesterday, when I left work, I went home and slumped down in my chair with a beer to drown my sorrows because I couldn't go fishing. Then the ol' lady snuck up behind me, covered my eyes and said, 'Surprise'."
 
"When I peeled her hands back, she was standing there in a beautiful see through negligee and she said, ' Carry me into the bedroom, tie me to the bed and you can do whatever you want'.....
 
So, Here I am!"
Posted by rickroot at 9:01 AM | Link | 0 comments
24 June 2009

Clearly, I'm not a grownup yet....

The Tigers are playing the Cubs tonight, and I noticed their centerfielder's last name is Fukudome.

I'm sure it's not pronounced the way I'm pronouncing it... but.. hah.

Posted by rickroot at 8:01 PM | Link | 0 comments
11 June 2009

Car Hits Train - DRIVER FAIL! [VIDEO]

This occurred at the New Hope Valley Railroad in Bonsail, NC, where my dad volunteers...

Posted by rickroot at 9:23 AM | Link | 0 comments
15 May 2009

46 Things That Have Never Happened on Star Trek

  1. The Enterprise runs into a mysterious energy field of a type that it has encountered several times before.

     

  2. The Enterprise goes to check up on a remote outpost of scientists, who are all perfectly all right.

     

  3. The Enterprise comes across a Garden-of-Eden-like planet called Paradise, where everyone is happy all the time. However, everything is soon revealed to be exactly as it seems.

     

  4. The crew of the Enterprise discover a totally new lifeform, which later turns out to be a rather well-known old lifeform, wearing a silly hat.

     

  5. The crew of the Enterprise are struck by a strange alien plague, for which the cure is found in the well-stocked sick-bay.

     

  6. An enigmatic being composed of pure energy attempts to interface to the Enterprise's computer, only to find out that it has forgotten to bring the right leads.

     

  7. A power surge on the Bridge is rapidly and correctly diagnosed as a faulty capacitor by the highly-trained and competent engineering staff.

     

  8. A power surge on the Bridge is fails to electrocute the user of a computer panel, due to a highly sophisticated 24th century surge protection feature called a 'fuse'.

     

  9. The Enterprise ferries an alien VIP from one place to another without serious incident.

     

  10. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly superior alien intelligence which does not put them on trial.

     

  11. The Enterprise separates as soon as there is any danger.

     

  12. The Enterprise gets involved in an enigmatic, stange, and dangerous situation, and there are no pesky aliens they can blame it on in the end.

     

  13. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly inferior alien intelligence which they easily pacify by offering it some sweeties.

     

  14. The Enterprise is involved in a bizarre time-warp phenomenon, which is in some way unconnected with the 20th century.

     

  15. Somebody takes out a shuttle and it doesn't explode or crash.

     

  16. A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to everyone's satisfaction.

     

  17. The shields on the Enterprise stay up during a battle.

     

  18. The Enterprise visits the Klingon Home World on a bright, sunny day.

     

  19. An attempt at undermining the Klingon-Federation alliance is discovered without anyone noting that such an attempt, if successful, "would represent a fundamental shift of power throughout the quadrant."

     

  20. A major character spends the entire episode in the Holodeck without a single malfunction trapping him/her there.

     

  21. Picard hears the door chime and doesn't bother to say "Come."

     

  22. Picard doesn't answer a suggestion with "Make it so"!

     

  23. Picard walks up to the replicator and says, "Coke on ice."

     

  24. Counsellor Troi states something other than the blindingly obvious.

     

  25. Mood rings come back in style, jeopardizing Counselor Troi's position.

     

  26. Worf and Troi finally decide to get married, only to have Kate Pulaski show up and disrupt the wedding by shouting, "Did he read you love poetry?! Did he serve you poisonous tea?! He's MINE!"

     

  27. When Worf tells the bridge officers that something is entering visual range no one says "On screen."

     

  28. Worf actually gives another vessel more than 2 seconds to respond to one of the Enterprise's hails.

     

  29. Worf kills Wesley by mistake in the holodeck, (pity this wasn't done in "Deja Vu" then we could have seen it 5 times without rewinding the tape).

     

  30. Wesley Crusher gets beaten up by his classmates for being a smarmy git, and consequently has a go at making some friends of his own age for a change.

     

  31. Wesley saves the ship, the Federation, and the Universe as we know it, and EVERYONE is grateful (including the Net).

     

  32. The warp engines start playing up a bit, but seem to sort themselves out after a while without any intervention from boy genius Wesley Crusher.

     

  33. Wesley Crusher tries to upgrade the warp drive and they work better than ever.

     

  34. Beverly Crusher manages to go through a whole episode without having a hotflush and getting breathless every time Picard is in the room.

     

  35. Guinan forgets herself, and breaks into a stand up comedy routine.

     

  36. Data falls in love with the replicator.

     

  37. Kirk (or Riker) falls in love with a woman on a planet he visits, and isn't tragically separated from her at the end of the episode.

     

  38. The Captain has to make a difficult decision about a less advanced people which is made a great deal easier by the Starfleet Prime Directive.

     

  39. An unknown ensign beams down as part of an away team and lives to tell the tale.

     

  40. Spock or Data is fired from his high-ranking position for not being able to understand the most basic nuances of about one in three sentences that anyone says to him.

     

  41. Kirk's hair remaining consistent for more that 1 consecutive episode.

     

  42. Kirk gets into a fistfight and doesn't rip his shirt. (Or even, Kirk DOESN'T get into a fistfight...)

     

  43. Kirk doesn't end up kissing the troubled guest-female before she doesn't sacrifice herself for him.

     

  44. Scotty doesn't mention the laws of physics.

     

  45. Spock isn't the only crew member not affected by new weapon/attack by alien race/etc!! due to his "darn green blood" or "bizarre Vulcan physiology" and thus he cannot save the day.

     

  46. The episode ends without Bones & Kirk laughing at Spock's inability to understand the joke, and he doesn't raise his eye brows!
Posted by rickroot at 9:13 AM | Link | 0 comments
08 December 2008

Dave Park's Best Rum Cake Ever

                              THE BEST RUM CAKE EVER 
                            -------------------------- 

1 or 2 quarts of Rum 
1 c butter 
1 tsp. sugar 
2 large eggs 
1 c dried fruit 
baking power 
1 tsp. soda 
lemon juice 
brown sugar 
*nuts 

        Before you start, sample the Rum to check for quality. Good isn't it? 
Now go ahead and select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. Check the Rum 
again... it must be just right. To be sure the Rum is of the highest quality, 
pour one level cup of Rum into glass and drink it as fast as you can. REPEAT. 

        With an electric mixer beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. 
Add 1 seaspoon of thugar and beat again. Meanwhile make sure the Rum is of 
the finest quality, try another cup. Open second quart if necessary. 

        Add 2 arge leggs, 2 cups fried druit and beat til high, if the druit 
gets stuck in beaters, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample Rum again, 
checking for tonscisticity. 

        Next, sift 2 cups of pepper or salt (it really doesn't matter). Sample 
Rum again. Sift 1/2 pint of lemon juice, fold in chopped butter and strained 
nuts. Add one babblespoon of brown thugar or what ever color you can find and 
wix mell. 

        Grease oven and turn cake pan to 350 gredees. Now pour the whole mess 
onto the coven and ake. Check the Rum again and bo to bed. 

Posted by rickroot at 8:13 AM | Link | 0 comments
08 July 2008

Weather Warning Humor

You've heard the old adage "Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning.."?

Well, when you walk out the door in the morning and see this......

Just go back in the house,pour another cup of coffee, and stay there.

It probably isn't going to be a good day.

 

Posted by rickroot at 6:58 AM | Link | 0 comments
19 June 2008

Funny Out of Office Replies

 
  • I am currently out of the office at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Please be prepared for my mood.
  • You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.
  • Sorry to have missed you, but I'm at the doctor's having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.
  • I will be unable to delete all the emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient, and your e-mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
  • Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first 10 words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
  • The email server is unable to verify your server connection. Your message has not been delivered. Please restart your computer and try sending again.

    The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see who did this over and over and over...)
  • Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system.
    You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.
  • Hi, I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.
  • I've run away to join a different circus.
  • I will be out of the office for the next two weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as 'Lucille' instead of Steve.
Posted by rickroot at 12:21 PM | Link | 0 comments
24 April 2008

Don't eat those peanuts!

An old man and a young man work together in an office. The old man always has a jar of peanuts on his desk, and the young man really loves peanuts.

One day, while the old man is away from his desk, the young man yields to temptation and scarfs down over half of the contents of the jar.

When the old man returns, the young man feels guilty and confesses to his crime.

"Don''t worry, son. I never eat the peanuts anyway," the old man replies. "Since I lost my teeth, all I can do is gum chocolate off the M&M's."

Posted by rickroot at 6:28 AM | Link | 0 comments
05 February 2008

How many ACC Students does it take to change a light bulb?

  • At Duke it takes two - One to change the light bulb, and one to write a study showing how they did it every bit as well as those Ivy League schools.
  • At Carolina it takes three - one to change the bulb, and two to throw the old bulb at the Duke students.
  • At Wake Forest it only takes one. The other 5 students are all busy doing other stuff.
  • At North Carolina State it takes nine - three to demand that the bulb be fired even though it's still working, five to track incoming flights containing possible replacement bulbs, and one to change the bulb,
  • At Maryland, they don't change bulbs because they think that's something Duke does.
  • At Boston College, it takes one to change the bulb, and three to complain about how nobody in Boston cares.
  • At Florida State, nobody really knows, but everyone praises Bobby Bowden for getting it done.
  • At Miami, the students don't change light bulbs - the cubans do it while the students are down at south beach.
  • At Georgia Tech, it only takes one, and he’ll not only change the light bulb but will figure out how to power most of metro Atlanta in the process.
  • At Clemson, no one can confirm that they even have electricity.
  • At Virginia, it takes 3 - one to change the light bulb, one to fashion the old light bulb into a bong and the third to score some really good shit.
  • At Virginia Tech, it takes one - but only after football season is over.
Posted by rickroot at 12:10 PM | Link | 0 comments
29 November 2007

Trailer Racing in Figure 8

I was talking to one of my coworkers yesterday who mentioned that when he worked for Wachovia in Charlotte, some of his coworkers were into bus racing.

 

I did some searching and sure enough, school bus racing is real - and even televised on the speed channel apparently.

 But even crazier still, I found this ...

 TRAILER racing in figure 8

 

 Apparently this occurred in Michigan.  I remember being a kid in Michigan and loving to go to the demolition derby's that always occurred at the local city and county fairs. 

I'd totally go see this =)

Posted by rickroot at 5:29 AM | Link | 0 comments
08 November 2007

Nine words and phrases women use that men confuse

Nine words women use...

Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are Right and you need to shut up.
Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. This is the same five minutes that are left in a football game before a man can do chores around the house.
Nothing
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing, usually end in fine. ( refer to #1 for the meaning of Fine).
Go Ahead
This is a dare, not permission. Do Not Do It!
Loud Sigh
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing).
That's Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants you to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
Thanks
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.
Whatever
Is a women's way of saying ^#*@ You!
Don't worry about it, I got it
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's Wrong?' For the woman's response refer to #3.

Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true.

Posted by rickroot at 8:09 AM | Link | 0 comments
26 October 2007

Funny Out of Office Replies

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

3. Sorry to have missed you, but I am at the doctor's having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.

4. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first 10 words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over.)

7. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8. Hi, I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

9. I've run away to join a different circus.

10. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as 'Loretta' instead of 'Bob'

Posted by rickroot at 5:21 AM | Link | 0 comments
17 September 2007

Top 29 Reasons Why Chuck Norris Is A Bad Ass

From someone on The Register's forums, about why Chuck Norris is such a bad-ass.

Forget Wikipedia, if Chuck Norris wants you to know something, he will tell you.

Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. But he has never cried. Ever.

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you cant see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

Chuck Norris doesn't wash his clothes, he disembowels them.

In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.

There is no chin behind Chuck Norris's beard. There is only another fist.

The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed misserably.

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.

When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not had to pay taxes ever.

A Handicap parking sign does not signify that this spot is for handicapped people. It is actually in fact a warning, that the spot belongs to Chuck Norris and that you will be handicapped if you park there.

Chuck Norris will attain statehood in 2009. His state flower will be the Magnolia.

Chuck Norris originally appeared in the "Street Fighter II" video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to do a roundhouse kick. When asked bout this "glitch," Norris replied, "Thats no glitch."

Chuck Norris once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"

Chuck Norris has two speeds: Walk and Kill.

Someone once tried to tell Chuck Norris that roundhouse kicks arent the best way to kick someone. This has been recorded by historians as the worst mistake anyone has ever made.

Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.

Chuck Norris is the only human being to display the Heisenberg uncertainty principle - you can never know both exactly where and how quickly he will roundhouse-kick you in the face.

Chuck Norris can drink an entire gallon of milk in forty-seven seconds.

Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.

The Chuck Norris military unit was not used in the game Civilization 4, because a single Chuck Norris could defeat the entire combined nations of the world in one turn.

In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Chuck Norris could use to kill you, including the room itself.

Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer.

Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

Posted by rickroot at 12:43 PM | Link | 1 comment
24 August 2007

Chin Dong: Vote for my friend Tony's jingle!!!

So, my friend Tony wrote a jingle and entered it in a contest.

Please go here and vote for his jingle, it's called "Chin Dong"

http://www.dscshow.com/cc-common/mainheadlines2.html?feed=150910&article=2459554

Thanks!

Posted by rickroot at 9:16 PM | Link | 1 comment
03 July 2007

Headlines from the year 2029

  • Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia , formerly known as California . White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.
  • Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.
  • Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.
  • Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
  • Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.
  • France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica . No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered nation!
  • Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
  • George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
  • Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
  • 85-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and e xercise is the key to weight loss.
  • Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
  • Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and Florexico.
  • Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
  • Abortion clinics now available in every High School in United States.
  • Senate still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos per liter and gas stations are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.
  • Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
  • Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.
  • New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2030
  • Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.
  • IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.
  • Florexico voters still having trouble with voting machines.
Posted by rickroot at 8:51 AM | Link | 1 comment
20 June 2007

The Parrot (joke)

There was this quiet, conservative man who happened to  own a parrot. Unfortunately for the man, this parrot swore like a sailor. He would swear for five minutes straight without  repeating himself. This bird's foul mouth was driving the man  crazy. One day, it just got to be too much.

The guy grabbed the bird by the neck, shook him really hard,  and yelled "QUIT IT!" But this just made the bird mad and  he would start swearing even more.

The guy finally got fed up and said, "OK for you" and locked  the bird in a kitchen cabinet. This only aggravated the parrot who contined to claw and scratch the cabinet while he cursed even  louder than before with a stream of swearing that would make a  sailor blush.

At that point the guy became so mad that he threw the parrot  into the freezer!

For the first few seconds the bird started swearing at words  at the top of his lungs

He kicked and clawed and thrashed all about the place. Then it suddenly became VERY quiet. At first the guy just waited,  but then he started to think that the bird might be hurt.

After a couple of minutes of silence, he became so worried  that he opened the freezer door. The bird calmly climbed on  the man's out-stretched arm and said, "Awfully sorry about all the trouble I gave you. I'll do my  best to improve my vocabulary from now on."

The man was astounded. He couldn't understand the transformation  that had come over the parrot.

Then the parrot said, "By the way, what did the chicken do?" 

Posted by rickroot at 2:22 PM | Link | 0 comments
19 June 2007

Truly Deep Thoughts

Number 10

Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an
erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use
the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6
Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you
still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying
of nothing.

Number 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to
criticism.

Number 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00 and a substantial tax
cut saves you 30*?

Number 2
In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is
weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2007:

We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located among the
millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to
where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe
we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.
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11 June 2007

Bass Fishing Humor

Dear Dr. Phil,

When I retired, I could hardly wait to spend time enjoying my favorite pastime -- bass fishing. I got my own little fishing boat and tried to get my wife to join me, but she just never liked fishing. Finally, one day at the Bait & Tackle Shop, I got to talking to Sam the shop owner who it turned out loves bass fishing as much as I do. We quickly became fishing buddies. As I said the wife doesn't care about fishing. She not only refuses to join us she always complains that I spend too much time fishing.

A few weeks ago Sam and I had the best fishing trip ever. Not only did I catch the most beautiful bass you've ever seen, only a few minutes later Sam must have caught his twin brother! So I took a picture of Sam holding up the two nice bass that we caught and showed the picture to the wife hoping that maybe she'd get interested. Instead she says she doesn't want me to go fishing at all anymore! And she wants me to sell the boat! I think she just doesn't like to see me enjoying myself. What would you do? Tell the wife to forget it and continue my hobby or quit fishing and sell the boat as she insists?

Thanks,
 
P.S. Enclosed is a picture of Sam with the two bass we caught


Dear Fisherman,

Get rid of that narrow minded wife. That's a nice pair of bass!
 
Dr. Phil

Posted by rickroot at 11:32 AM | Link | 1 comment
01 May 2007

33 Reasons Why Being A Man Rocks!

  1. You never have to change your last name.
  2. The garage is all yours.
  3. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
  4. Chocolate is just another snack.
  5. You can be President.
  6. You can never be pregnant.
  7. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park...
  8. ... but you don't HAVE to wear a shirt at all!
  9. Car mechanics tell you the truth.
  10. The world is your urinal.
  11. Wrinkles add character.
  12. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
  13. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
  14. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
  15. Your underwear is $4.95 for a three-pack.
  16. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
  17. One mood all the time.
  18. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
  19. A five-day vacation requires only one small suitcase or a duffle bag.
  20. You can open all your own jars.
  21. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
  22. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
  23. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
  24. Even if you could, you wouldn't care.
  25. Everything on your face stays its original color.
  26. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
  27. You only have to shave your face and neck.
  28. You can play with toys all your life.
  29. Your belly usually hides your big hips.
  30. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
  31. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife.
  32. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
  33. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
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Tired of conflicting nutritional news?

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

  1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

Eat and drink what you like.

Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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26 April 2007

What Women Look for in a Man

Recently, a popular womens magazine polled its readership and asked "What do you want in a man?"  They then organized the results and published the common themes based on age groups, and here's what they found.

Women in their early 20s:

  1. Handsome
  2. Charming
  3. Financially successful
  4. A caring listener
  5. Witty
  6. In good shape
  7. Dresses with style
  8. Appreciates finer thing
  9. Full of thoughtful surprises
  10. An imaginative, romantic lover

Women in their early 30s:

  1. Nice looking
  2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
  3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
  4. Listens more than talks
  5. Laughs at my jokes
  6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
  7. Owns at least one tie
  8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
  9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries
  10. Seeks romance at least once a week

Women in their early 40s:

  1. Not too ugly
  2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car
  3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally
  4. Nods head when I'm talking
  5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
  6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
  7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
  8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
  9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
  10. Shaves most weekends

Women in their early 50s:

  1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
  2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
  3. Doesn't borrow money too often
  4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting
  5. Doesn't retell the same joke too many times
  6. Is in good enough shape to get off couch on weekends
  7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
  8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
  9. Remembers your name on occasion
  10. Shaves some weekends

Women in their early 60s:

  1. Doesn't scare small children
  2. Remembers where bathroom is
  3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep
  4. Only snores lightly when asleep
  5. Remembers why he's laughing
  6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
  7. Usually wears some clothes
  8. Likes soft foods
  9. Remembers where he left his teeth
  10. Remembers that it's the weekend

Women in their early 70s:

  1. Breathing
  2. Doesn't miss the toilet.
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19 April 2007

Regarding your recent submission to the Smithsonian Institute...

THIS IS AN ACTUAL LETTER FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE SMITHSONIAN.

Paleoanthropology Division
Smithsonian Institute
207 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20078

Dear Sir:

Thank you for your latest submission to the Institute, labeled "211-D, layer seven, next to the clothesline post. Hominid skull." We have given this specimen a careful and detailed examination, and regret to inform you that we disagree with your theory that it represents "conclusive proof of the presence of Early Man in Charleston County two million years ago." Rather, it appears that what you have found is the head of a Barbie doll, of the variety one of our staff, who has small children, believes to be the "Malibu Barbie".

It is evident that you have given a great deal of thought to the analysis of this specimen, and you may be quite certain that those of us who are familiar with your prior work in the field were loathe to come to contradiction with your findings. However, we do feel that there are a number of physical attributes of the specimen which might have tipped you off to its modern origin:

  1. The material is molded plastic. Ancient hominid remains are typically fossilized bone.
  2. The cranial capacity of the specimen is approximately 9 cubic centimeters, well below the threshold of even the earliest identified proto-hominids.
  3. The dentition pattern evident on the "skull" is more consistent with the common domesticated dog than it is with the "ravenous man-eating Pliocene clams" you speculate roamed the wetlands during that time. This latter finding is certainly one of the most intriguing hypotheses you have submitted in your history with this institution, but the evidence seems to weigh rather heavily against it. Without going into too much detail, let us say that:
    1. The specimen looks like the head of a Barbie doll that a dog has chewed on.
    2. Clams don't have teeth.

It is with feelings tinged with melancholy that we must deny your request to have the specimen carbon dated. This is partially due to the heavy load our lab must bear in its normal operation, and partly due to carbon dating's notorious inaccuracy in fossils of recent geologic record. To the best of our knowledge, no Barbie dolls were produced prior to 1956 AD, and carbon dating is likely to produce wildly inaccurate results. Sadly, we must also deny your request that we approach the National Science Foundation's Phylogeny Department with the concept of assigning your specimen the scientific name "Australopithecus spiff-arino." Speaking personally, I, for one, fought tenaciously for the acceptance of your proposed taxonomy, but was ultimately voted down because the species name you selected was hyphenated, and didn't really sound like it might be Latin.

However, we gladly accept your generous donation of this fascinating specimen to the museum. While it is undoubtedly not a hominid fossil, it is, nonetheless, yet another riveting example of the great body of work you seem to accumulate here so effortlessly. You should know that our Director has reserved a special shelf in his own office for the display of the specimens you have previously submitted to the Institution, and the entire staff speculates daily on what you will happen upon next in your digs at the site you have discovered in your back yard.

We eagerly anticipate your trip to our nation's capital that you proposed in your last letter, and several of us are pressing the Director to pay for it. We are particularly interested in hearing you expand on your theories surrounding the "trans-positating fillifitation of ferrous ions in a structural matrix" that makes the excellent juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex femur you recently discovered take on the deceptive appearance of a rusty 9-mm Sears Craftsman automotive crescent wrench.

Yours in Science,
Harvey Rowe
Curator, Antiquities

Posted by rickroot at 6:21 PM | Link | 1 comment
11 April 2007

Google offers driving directions from Raleigh to London

Google offers driving directions from Raleigh to London, England.

Check this out.  Pay particularly close attention to step 29.

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05 April 2007

Guess The Cup Size

BE SURE TO GUESS BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN

If this doesn't put a smile in your heart, nothing else will!

Guess what cup size?



Okay, what did you guess?

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22 March 2007

3 Minute Management Class

Lesson 1
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies. "Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak." Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?" The eagle answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy." Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson 6
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story:

  1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
  2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
  3. And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

 

This ends the 3-minute management course.

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14 March 2007

How to Scientifically Select Your NCAA Winners

Join my NCAA Tournament Charity Pool or my OpenSourceCF.com NCAA Pool!

My friend "cyklone" wrote this and posted it to the sports conference on M-Net.

For too long, naive NCAA office pool gamblers have made poor, uneducated choices. However, the savvy player knows that statistical analysis of years of tournament results reveal certain unalterable truths. Now, you too can share these little-known secrets . . . .

The State Rule

Avoid all teams with "State" in their name, except when it is preceded by the name of a real state and the state's name consists of one word. In other words, Michigan State, Ohio State and Arizona State are OK picks. But Rhode Island State and North Dakota State are not. Finally, never pick a team with "State" in its name if the preceding word is not actually a state. For instance, "Ball" is not a real state. Neither is Murray, or Wayne, or Weber.

Of course, some of you with long memories may object and point to North Carolina State. However, that was simply the exception that proved the rule. And we all know what happened to Coach Valvano.

The Geography Rule

Avoid all teams that have geographical indicators in their name such as North, East or Southwest. Thus, one should not expect a team named "Southeastern Idaho" to go far in the tournament. These teams sometimes win the first or second rounds, but will consistently lose thereafter. Bet on it.

The Mascot Rule

With two exceptions, always choose the team with the more aggressive-sounding nickname. A "Blue Demon" will almost always beat a "Duck." The skilled bettor is also particularly wary of nicknames that involve land, such as the "Pioneers", "Mountaineers", "Squatters" and "Surveyors."

The first exception, however, is when the nickname sounds nonsensical, such as "Billiken" or "Hoya." Believe it or not, these are proven winners. The second exception is to avoid aggressive nicknames that refer to teams in violation of the geography or state rules. Which means teams like the "Northeast West Virginia State Mountain Lions" will lose. Wager accordingly.

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26 January 2007

What do those bra cup sizes really mean, anyway?

A female friend of mine sent this to me via email forward, and I decided to blog it because it's pretty amusing.

< Prev Next >

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra...
Hard to Find

Supportive

Comfortable

Always Lifts You Up

Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging

And Is Always Close To Your Heart!!!

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04 January 2007

Front Porch Grandpa

A grandson came to visit his grandparents & noticed his grandfather sitting on the porch, in the rocker, wearing only a shirt, naked from the waist down.

"Grandpa, whatcha' doing? You're weenie's out in the wind for all to see!" he exclaimed.

Grandpa looked off in the distance, not answering.

"Grandpa, whatcha' doin' sitting out here with nothing on below the waist?" he asked again.

Grandpa looked at him and said, "Last week I sat here with no shirt on and got a stiff neck. This is grandma's idea."
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18 December 2006

The Purina Diet

Thanks to my dad for this one!

I was in Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for my dogs and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog........ Duh!

I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse, I told her no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV's in both arms. Her eyes about bugged out of her head.

I went on and on with the bogus diet story and she was totally buying it I told her that it was an easy, inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The package said the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.

Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had poisoned me and was that why I ended up in the hospital. I said no.....I'd been sitting in the street licking my butt when a car hit me.

I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door.

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14 December 2006

Bubba Knows Everyone

Bubba was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them."

Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Bubba how about Tom Cruise?"

"Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."

So Bubba and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door, and sure enough, Tom Cruise, shouts, "Bubba! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!"

Although impressed, Bubba's boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Bubba that he thinks Bubba's knowing Cruise was just lucky.

"No, no, just name anyone else," Bubba says.

"President Bush," his boss quickly retorts. "Yes," Bubba says, "I know him, let's fly out to Washington." And off they go.

At the White House, Bush spots Bubba on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Bubba, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."

Well, the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Bubba, who again implores him to name anyone else.

"The Pope," his boss replies.

"Sure!" says Bubba. "I've known the Pope a long time." So off they fly to Rome.

Bubba and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Bubba says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope." And he disappears into the crowd headed toward St. Peter's.

Sure enough, half an hour later Bubba emerges with the Pope on the balcony. But by the time Bubba returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss's side, Bubba asks him, "What happened?"

His boss looks up and says, "I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the Japanese tourist next to me asked, 'Who's that on the balcony with Bubba?'"

Posted by rickroot at 9:26 AM | Link | 1 comment
25 July 2006

Test Your Problem solving skills

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

If you do not know, see answer after the jump ...
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26 June 2006

Those Wacky Domino's Pizza Employees!

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  I am not implying anything or making any claims in this post.  The image below is a screenshot of an actual Domino's Pizza commercial.

What exactly do you think these Domino's employers are doing?

Domino's Pizza Employees

You be the judge....

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05 June 2006

Diet Coke and Mentos

Apparently, Mentos causes soda to release its gas rather rapidly, and a couple of fellows did some experiments to essentially reproduce the fountains of the Bellagio with 200 liters of Diet coke and approximately 500 Mentos.

Watch this quicktime movie to see the results!

http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html

Now, what would happen if you drank a bunch of soda and ate a bunch of mentos at the same time? Check *THIS* out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRBkQe_lwak

 

Posted by rickroot at 6:55 AM | Link | 1 comment
23 May 2006

How To Be A Good Republican

My friend sent this to me... I don't think he's a good republican!

. . .

Here are a few of my observations on ways to be a good REPUBLICAN:

  • You have to believe that Fox News is "fair and balanced."
  • You have to believe that Paris Hilton shouldn't pay a penny in estate taxes.
  • You have to believe that any sort of taxes are things that only the poor and middle class should pay.
  • You have to ignore science (evolution, stem cell research, global warming, etc.).
  • You have to believe in theocracy (but only if it's YOUR religion in power, of course).
  • You have to believe that criminal drug abusers belong UNDER the jail unless they're rich, bombastic, conservative talk show hosts.
  • You have to SAY you're against big government but then grow it to benefit fellow Republicans.
  • You have to believe that George Bush is intelligent, is always truthful, is a "uniter not a divider" and is a compassionate conservative.
  • You have to be pro-life for other people's children BEFORE they're born but not help provide for the needy ones AFTER they're born and, of course KILL them all (this is pro-life?) if they break laws as adults.
  • You have to believe that raising the minimum wage causes unemployment.
  • You have to believe that since YOU can afford health care, everyone else should have to entirely pay for their own. Let them get rich!

To sum up, you have to believe completely in the New Testament (except of course where it says we should love our neighbors as ourselves, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and do unto others (even Iraq and Iran) as we would have others do unto us; because that "stuff" sounds like socialism and pacifism).

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24 April 2006

Westinghouse Joke

A lady opened her refrigerator and saw a rabbit sitting on one of the shelves.

"What are you doing in there?" she asked.

The rabbit replied, "This is a Westinghouse, isn't it?", to which the lady replied "Yes".

"Well," the rabbit said,  "I'm westing".

This wabbit is westing!

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23 March 2006

The Most Versatile Word in the English Language

There are many words in the English language that can have multiple meanings, but none are more versatile than that little four letter word, SHIT.

Consider the following:

  • You can get shit-faced, Be shit-out-of-luck, Or have shit for brains.
  • With a little effort, you can get your shit together, find a place for your shit, or be asked to shit or get off the pot.
  • You can smoke shit, buy shit, sell shit, lose shit, find shit, forget shit, and tell others to eat shit.
  • Some people know their shit, while others can't tell the difference between shit and shineola.
  • There are lucky shits, dumb shits, and crazy shits. There is bull shit, horse shit, and chicken shit.
  • You can throw shit, sling shit, catch shit, shoot the shit, or duck when the shit hits the fan.
  • You can give a shit or serve shit on a shingle.
  • You can find yourself in deep shit or be happier than a pig in shit.
  • Some days are colder than shit, some days are hotter than shit, and some days are just plain shitty.
  • When you're sick, you can feel like shit, look like shit, smell like shit, and sound like shit.
  • You can also sound like you're full of shit.
  • You can have too much shit, not enough shit, the right shit, the wrong shit or a lot of weird shit.
  • You can carry shit, have a mountain of shit, or find yourself up shit creek without a paddle.
  • Sometimes everything you touch turns to shit and other times you fall in a bucket of shit and come out smelling like a rose.

When you stop to consider all the facts, it's the basic building block of the English language.

And remember, once you know your shit, you don't need to know anything else!!

Well Shit, it's time for me to go. Just wanted you to know that I do give a shit and hope you had a nice day, without! a bunch of shit. But, if you happened to catch a load of shit from some shit-head for reading this shit.. well, Shit Happens!!!

Pass this shit on to your friends, because if you don't, you'll have shitty luck for 7 years!

And if you believe that, you're dumber than shit!

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03 March 2006

Bud Light Commercial that Didn't Make The Superbowl

Here's a funny bud light commercial I saw that didn't make the Super Bowl... for obvious reasons..

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25 February 2006

No Translator For You!

I purchased a USB 2.0 All In One card reader the other day to read memory sticks, SD cards, etc.  It was cheap, and when I went to install, I found the following "documentation" to be very amusing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

1. This is a equipment to read and write memory stick. Owned it, you could stock the data with CF ? MD ? XD ? SM ? MMC ? SD ? MS. What's more, you could input to your computer the photo which was taken by digital camera.

2. Under DOS, the item would not be used. But under DOS of Windows, it's OK.

Frequently Ask Questions

Q1 ? From the computer, I could know the file is completely copied. When I plug it out, and change to other computer, nothing could be shown there? What's the problem?

A1 ? 1. Different memory stick has different data rate. If you pulled the memory card at once, maybe the data hasn't be copied completely. So, the files would be missed. So, the correct way is: After finished reading and writing, please kindly see the led in the card reader. If it stops flashing, it's ok.

           2. Under Windows 2000/XP, please adopt the safe exit program after pulled the card out.

Q2 ? My computer could not recognize Card Reader. What should I do?

A2 ? 1. Firstly, please kindly check if the card reader could be compatible with your operation system.

          2. Please go to ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers' and see if the USB port is enabled to run. If not, please enable the USB port in BIOS, according to the manual for Motherboard.

Q3 ? After took photos by digital camera, I pulled out the CF card of out it. It's a pity that the card reader could either read or write, but asked me to format. What's the problem?

A3 ? 1. It's because the card reader is not compatible with the form the camera created. Under this situation, please don't format. You could transfer the photo to computer via the software the camera attached.

          2. When the files are transferred to the computer, please kindly format the cards in the card reader, and choose the form as ‘ FAT' or ‘FAT 16' . So, the card would gain best compatibility.

Q4 ? If we could connect the computer with several card Readers?

A4 ? Yes. But maybe there would be some problem if the drivers would not be compatible.

Q5 ? When I pulled the card reader out, the icon hadn't disappeared. What's the problem?

A5 ? Please try to click Toolbars\ View\ Refresh.

Q6 ? My operation system is Windows 2000. When using Card Reader, why is there only show a removable disk?

A6 ? It's just because you haven't installed the driver. Please pull the card reader out, and install the driver.

Q7 ? Could I insert several memory carders, and transfer data among them?

A7 ? Yes. But the transferring rate was not so quick.

Q8 ? Could we pull the card reader out when the computer is storing data?

A8 ? When the computer is storing data, please kindly wait for a moment. It's ok to pull the card reader out when the Led stopped flashing.

Q9 ? I need to insert several memory cards in my card reader. If the CF card is under reading and writing, could I pull the SD card out? Any problem?

A9 ? If your SD Card is not under reading and writing at the same time, it's no problem to pull it out as it hasn't any influence in the CF card.

Q10 ? The card reader is installed properly. Why it could be used for copying files?

A10 ? 1.  If the card is damaged, the card reader could not copy the files from it. What's more, the incorrect notes would appear in the desktop.

             2. Please check if Memory Stick or Secure Digital Card is been shifted to security.

Posted by rickroot at 8:41 AM | Link | 2 comments
10 February 2006

Memo from HR: New "TRY SAYING" Phrases

Avoiding the use of profanities in the work place

It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the normal conversation with their co-workers. Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated. We do however realize the critical importance of beingable to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.

Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative "TRY SAYING" phrases has been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.

  1. TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
    INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.
  2. TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
    INSTEAD OF: She's a ball-busting b__ch.
  3. TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
    INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?
  4. TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
    INSTEAD OF: No f______ way.
  5. TRY SAYING: Really?
    INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh__ing me!
  6. TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
    INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.
  7. TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
    INSTEAD OF: It's not my f______ problem.
  8. TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
    INSTEAD OF: What the f___?
  9. TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
    INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.
  10. TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
    INSTEAD OF: Why the f____ didn't you tell me sooner?
  11. TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
    INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.
  12. TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
    INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.
  13. TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
    INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.
  14. TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
    INSTEAD OF: F___ it, I'm on salary.
  15. TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
    INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.
  16. TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
    INSTEAD OF: This job sucks.
  17. TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
    INSTEAD OF: Who the h___ died and made you boss?
  18. TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
    INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.
Thank You, Human Resources
Posted by rickroot at 7:44 AM | Link | 1 comment
08 February 2006

George Bush is a Saint

President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit the Methodist Church outside of Washington as part of his campaign.

Bush's campaign manager made a visit to the Bishop, and said to him "We've been getting a lot of bad publicity among Methodists because of Bush's position on stem cell research and the like. We'd gladly make a contribution to the church of $100,000 if during your sermon you'd say the President is a saint."

The Bishop thinks it over for a few moments and finally says, "The Church is in desperate need of funds and I will agree to do it."

Bush pompously shows up looking especially smug and as the sermon progresses the Bishop begins his homily: "George Bush is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite and a nitwit. He is a liar, a cheat, and a low-intelligence weasel. He steals elections. He politicizes science.

He has lied about his military record and had the gall to put himself in a jet plane landing on a carrier posing before a banner stating 'Mission Accomplished.'

He invaded a country for oil and money, and is using it to lie to the American people. He continues to blur the line between church and state. Cronyism and corruption is rampant in his administration. He is the worst example of a Methodist I've ever personally known "

"But compared to Dick Cheney and the rest of his cabinet, George Bush is a saint."

Posted by rickroot at 5:14 AM | Link | 5 comments
30 January 2006

How Detroit Won The Superbowl

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions.

The only thing missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl victory.

Then one night, while watching CNN, he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan.

In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a window from 80 yards away. Then he threw another from 50 yards down a chimney, and then hit a passing car going 80 miles per hour. I've got to get this guy!"

The coach said to himself. "He has the perfect arm!"

So, he brings the young Afghan to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And sure enough the Lions go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan is hailed as a hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants to do is call his mother.

"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"

"I don't want to talk to you," the old Muslim woman says. "You deserted us. You are not my son!"

"Mother, I don't think you understand," pleads the son, "I've just won the greatest sporting event in the world!"

"No! Let me tell you," his mother retorts. "At this very moment there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!"

The old lady pauses then tearfully says, " I will never forgive you for making us move to Detroit"
Posted by rickroot at 7:23 AM | Link | 2 comments
05 January 2006

Pets Gone Wild, Volume 1

Happy New Year!

Because the holiday season is upon us , I'm sending these graphic pictures of overdose victims not for shock value, but rather in the hope that you will have a frank discussion with friends and family about respecting moderation, understanding limits, and knowing when to just walk away.

Remember...

This did NOT have to happen ...

Posted by rickroot at 8:34 AM | Link | 1 comment
20 December 2005

Condaleeze Rice Slept With President Bush!

All the evidence is not in, but it appears that Secretary of State Rice may have slept with President George W. Bush.

Will send details when they become available;

all I have now is this attached photo ...

Posted by rickroot at 8:22 AM | Link | 5 comments
18 November 2005

Bird Flu Warning!

The Center for Disease Control has released a list of symptoms of bird flu. If you experience any of the following, please seek medical treatment immediately:

  1. High fever
  2. Congestion
  3. Nausea
  4. Fatigue vAching in the joints
  5. An irresistible urge to shit on someone's windshield
Posted by rickroot at 11:27 AM | Link | 2 comments
03 November 2005

embarassing moments at the doctor's office

Have you ever walked into a doctor's office and had the receptionist ask you why you want to see the doctor? I hate that...
Posted by rickroot at 9:08 AM | Link | 2 comments
02 November 2005

The Wedding Crashers - Starring Rick Root?

I crashed the Wedding Crashers trailer!

I don't know how long this URL will work, but check this out.

 http://www.weddingcrashersmovie.com/crashthistrailer/index.htm?id=208707

It's pretty damn funny.

Posted by rickroot at 2:15 PM | Link | 2 comments
29 September 2005

Michigan vs. Michigan State

Which one are you?

A first grade teacher in Michigan explained to her class that she was a Spartan Fan.

She asked her students to raise their hands if they were Spartan fans too.

Not really knowing what a Spartan was, but wanting to be liked by their teacher, their hands all flew into the air.

However, there was one exception. A little boy named Timmy was not going along with the crowd.

The teacher asked him why he had decided to be different. "Because I am not a Spartan." said Timmy.

"Then," asked the teacher, "What are you?" Timmy replied proudly, "I am a Michigan fan!"

The teacher, a dedicated Spartan, was a little perturbed now as her face turned slightly red.

She asked Timmy why he was a Michigan fan. "Well, my Mom and Dad are Michigan fans, so I'm a Michigan fan, too," Timmy responded.

The teacher got very angry. "That's no reason," she said loudly. "What if your Mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot?

Timmy smiled and said, "Then, I'd be a Spartan Fan."
Posted by rickroot at 10:27 AM | Link | 3 comments
22 September 2005

How to best serve your country

George W. Bush seeks advice from former Presidents

One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him.

Bush asks him, "George, what is the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did", Washington advises, and then fades away.

The next night Bush is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom.

Bush calls out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Respect the Constitution as I did", Jefferson advises, and dims from sight.

The third night sleep is still not in the cards for Bush. He awakens to see the ghost of FDR hovering over his bed.

Bush whispers, "Franklin, what is the best thing I can do for the country?" "Help the less fortunate just as I did", FDR replies and fades into the mist.

Bush isn't sleeping at all the fourth night, when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.

Bush pleads, "Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now to help the country?"

Lincoln replies "Go see a play."

Posted by rickroot at 9:55 AM | Link | 1 comment
15 August 2005

Joke of the Day - August 15, 2005

Two Cannibals are eating a clown.

One turns to the other and says "Does this taste funny?"

Posted by rickroot at 2:26 PM | Link | 1 comment
27 July 2005

The Parable of the Object Oriented Programmer and Breakfast

Once upon a time, in a kingdom not far from here, a king summoned two of his advisors for a test. He showed them both a shiny metal box with two slots in the top, a control knob, and a lever. "What do you think this is?"
Posted by rickroot at 9:39 AM | Link | 3 comments
17 June 2005

For those of you that liked "I Like You"...

For those of you that enjoyed the "I Like You" cartoon... I've got another one to share.  This one is rated R for adult language, even though it's based on a children's song.

I present to you... Bananaphone

 

Posted by rickroot at 1:11 PM | Link | 1 comment
15 June 2005

PROGRESS ANNOUNCED IN SCURVY RESEARCH

Cure just around the corner

PROGRESS ANNOUNCED IN SCURVY RESEARCH

"Cure just around the corner"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists from the National Scurvy Institute (NSI) recently convened a 5 day seminar to assess progress in the War on Scurvy.

The future looks bright and a cure is just around the corner announced a spokesman at the seminar. Over the past 30 years NSI, NIH (National Institute of Health) and ASS (American Scurvy Society) have spent over $30 billion on scurvy research. Pharmaceutical companies have over 80 new drugs in development to combat scurvy according to the FDA.

The 5 year survival rate after diagnosis of scurvy is over 50% up from 30% just 20 years ago although 500,000 Americans continue to die of the disease each year.

President Bush has proposed a 10% increase in NSI's budget for fiscal year 2006. NSI kicked off its annual "Race for the Cure" campaign to raise additional funds for research last month.

Risk factors for scurvy include cigarette smoking, diets high in saturated fat and long ocean voyages. Sailors are particularly at risk for the disease. A researcher at the University of Washington has speculated that there may be a substance in sea water that triggers the disease. Of course much more research is needed.

Researchers at the University of Maryland, working on the human genome project, have identified a "Scurvy gene" From this it may be possible to develop a test to identify individuals at risk for the disease.

Scurvy doctors have long emphasized the importance of frequent screenings for scurvy in at-risk individuals. The disease can be effectively treated if detected early enough. Men and women over 40 should get regular checkups.

Conventional treatments for scurvy include frequent gum cleanings to combat the bleeding associated with the disease, surgical amputation of atrophied limbs that have been ravaged by the disease, and stimulants to combat the lassitude characteristic of the disease.

A pilot research program has been proposed to NSI that would study a possible connection between vitamin C and scurvy. A study conducted on 20,000 Americans at the University of Florida showed a substantially higher rate of scurvy in people who don't eat fruits and vegetables. Dr. Henry Jacobson, assistant director of NSI, was quick to point out that no such connection has ever been scientifically proven. Vitamin C as a treatment for scurvy remains on NSI's "unproven remedies" list. Clinical trials conducted in the 70's showed no effect of vitamin C on scurvy, added an NSI spokesman.

In related news, officials at the American Pellagra Society (APS) have designated the month of May as "Pellagra Awareness Month"...

Posted by rickroot at 10:35 AM | Link | 3 comments
27 May 2005

A Day Off

So, you want the day off?

Let's take a moment to look at what you are asking for.

 

  • There are 365 days available for work.
  • There are 52 weeks per year of which you already have 2 days off each weekend, leaving 261 days left available for work.
  • Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work that accounts for 170 days. There are 91 left available for work.
  • You spend 30 minutes each day on breaks that accounts for 23 days a year, leaving 68 days available for work.
  • You spend 1 hour a day at lunch, that that accounts for another 46 days per year leaving 22 days available for work.
  • You spend 2 days per year on sick leave, leaving 20 days available for work.
  • You take 9 holidays per year, leaving 11 days available for work.
  • You take 10 days vacation each year, leaving 1 day left available for work.

NO WAY are you getting that day off!

Posted by rickroot at 10:47 AM | Link | 5 comments
26 May 2005

Ashlee Simpson's Halftime Fiasco at the Orange Bowl

I've been hearing this audio on the Jim Rome Show regularly since it first occurred.   We all know that Ashlee Simpson can't sing live, especially after the lip-syncing incident on Saturday Night Live, but at last year's Orange Bowl, Ashlee Simpson was one of the halftime entertainers...

After much searching, I finally found hte video and wanted to share it with you.

Posted by rickroot at 2:24 PM | Link | 1 comment
25 May 2005

Life Before Computers

Remember when...

Memory was something you lost with age
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity

A keyboard was a piano
A web was a spider's home
A virus was the flu
A CD was a bank account

A hard drive was a long trip on the road

A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And if you had a 3-1/2 inch floppy ..

... you just hoped nobody ever found out. ;-)

Posted by rickroot at 10:41 AM | Link | 5 comments
05 May 2005

How a Lightsaber Works

Thanks to good ol' Marshall Brain for this one!

Friend of mine sent me this link today.  It's an article on HowStuffWorks.com about light sabers.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/lightsaber.htm

An excerpt:

Important Safety Information
A lightsaber is not a toy! Keep it out of reach of children at all times. Lightsaber locks are required in most states.

There are two ends to any lightsaber -- one end has the belt ring, while the other end houses the blade arc tip and blade emitter. NEVER point the blade emitter of a lightsaber toward your own body. NEVER look down the "barrel" of a lightsaber, even if you are "sure" it is in safe mode. If you accidentally activate the lightsaber, serious injury could result.

Posted by rickroot at 2:41 PM | Link | 3 comments
04 May 2005

Miss Idaho 2005

My niece Ally sent me this one...

Miss Idaho 2005

funny images, Miss Idaho 2005, humor, joke

Posted by rickroot at 3:49 PM | Link | 1 comment
14 February 2005

A topic sure to insult women everywhere ...

To: Women Everywhere From A Man Who Has Had Enough

  • Learn to work the toilet seat. If it is up, put it down. We need it up. You need it down. You don't hear us bitching about you leaving it down.
  • If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.
  • If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. A truthful answer on this subject has never been rewarded since before we were monkeys. Accept that you have genetically conditioned us by now.
  • Don't crop your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you're stuck with her.
  • Birthdays, Valentines' and anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect presents yet again !
  • If you ask a question that you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear. Be happy if we refuse to answer.
  • Sometimes we're not thinking about you. Live with it. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as lint, the shotgun formation, or architectural technology.
  • Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
  • Shopping is not a sport, and no, we're never going to think of it that way.
  • When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really. You have enough clothes, you know far more about wearing them than we ever will.
  • You have too many shoes.
  • Most guys own three pairs of shoes. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
  • Crying is blackmail.
  • Ask for what you want. Let's be clear on this one : Subtle hints don't work. Strong hints don't work. Really, really obvious hints don't work. Just say it!
  • We don't know what day it is. We never will. Mark anniversaries on the calendar.
  • Peeing standing up is more difficult. We're bound to miss sometimes. If you don't believe it, try it some time.
  • "Yes" and "No" are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
  • Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
  • Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
  • A headache that lasts for 7 weeks is a problem. See a doctor. We reserve the right to seek alternate therapy.
  • Foreign films are best left to foreigners.
  • Check your oil. If this is a problem that needs solving, you know who to ask.
  • It is neither in your best interest nor ours to take the quiz together. No, it doesn't matter which quiz.
  • Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after 7 days.
  • If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you cry or angry, we meant the other way.
  • Let us oggle. We're going to look anyway; it's genetic. Note that you oggle, too; we're just not wasting time focusing on the handbag.
  • Beer is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.
  • You can either tell us to do something OR show us how to do something, but not both.
  • Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
  • ALL men see in only 16 colors. Peach is a fruit, not a color.
  • If it itches, it will be scratched.
  • If we ask what's wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you're lying, but it's just not worth the hassle.
Posted by rickroot at 2:49 PM | Link | 10 comments

Inviting Jesus to Dinner

This evening, the doorbell rang. We live in a predominantly jewish suburban neighborhood of single family houses, a demographic fact known far and wide. I opened the door and was greeted by a nicely dressed man. "I have come to bring jesus to your home," he said.

I reacted almost immediately and asked, "Is he coming for dinner?"

The man said, "He will come any time you are ready."

Aha, I had a live one. "Well, tonight we're having a stir fry. Does jesus like chicken?" I asked. The man's eyes glazed slightly. "I don't know if he still keeps kosher, after all these years," I continued, "but this is a kosher home, so he'll be able to eat."

The man fumbled into a briefcase and handed me a printed brochure, which I ignored.

"If he wants to daven mincha before he comes, the shul is only three blocks from here," I said.

He gulped, "What?"

I repeated my statement and added, "You mean Jesus Christ, don't you?"

He nodded.

I continued, "Born in Bethlehem?"

He nodded and started to back away from my door.

I smiled and said, "If that's the guy, he's jewish." As he started to turn away, I said, "You're invited too, but no butter on your dinner roll." And the guy almost ran down the walk.

My wife asked me who was at the door and I told her, "Some friend of Jesus."

She knows me. She shrugged. "And did you invite him in?" she asked.

I nodded, "Sure. I invited him and Jesus to dinner, but the guy ran away."

She walked back into her office, and said over her shoulder, "You don't speak aramaic, dummy. Jesus would have a lousy evening here."

I told you, she knows me. I forgot all about the language problem.

Posted by rickroot at 2:49 PM | Link | 7 comments

The Ultimate Sucker

The Truth is out there... on the internet!

I was on my way to the post office to pick up my case of free M&M's (sent to me because I forwarded an e-mail to five other people, celebrating the fact that the year 2000 is "MM" in Roman numerals), when I ran into a friend whose neighbor, a young man, was home recovering from having been served a rat in his bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (which is predictable, since as everyone knows, there's no actual chicken in Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is why the government made them change their name to KFC).

Anyway, one day this guy went to sleep and when he awoke he was in his bathtub and it was full of ice and he was sore all over and when he got out of the tub he realized that HIS KIDNEY HAD BEEN STOLEN. He saw a note on his mirror that said "Call 911!" but he was afraid to use his phone because it was connected to his computer, and there was a virus on his computer that would destroy his hard drive if he opened an e-mail entitled "Join the crew!"

He knew it wasn't a hoax because he himself was a computer programmer who was working on software to prevent a global disaster in which all of the computers get together and distribute the $250.00 Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe under the leadership of Bill Gates. (It's true - I read it all last week in a mass e-mail from BILL GATES HIMSELF, who was also promising me a free Disney World vacation and $5,000 if I would forward the e-mail to everyone I know.)

The poor man then tried to call 911 from a pay phone to report his missing kidneys, but a voice on the line first asked him to press #90, which unwittingly gave the bandit full access to the phone line at the guy's expense. Then reaching into the coin-return slot he got jabbed with an HIV-infected needle around which was wrapped a note that said, "Welcome to the world of AIDS."

Luckily he was only a few blocks from the hospital - the one where that little boy who is dying of cancer is, the one whose last wish is for everyone in the world to send him an e-mail and the American Cancer Society has agreed to pay him a nickel for every e-mail he receives. I sent him two e-mails and one of them was a bunch of x's and o's in the shape of an angel (if you get it and forward it to more than 10 people, you will have good luck but for 10 people only you will only have OK luck and if you send it to fewer than 10 people you will have BAD LUCK FOR SEVEN YEARS).

So anyway the poor guy tried to drive himself to the hospital, but on the way he noticed another car driving without its lights on. To be helpful, he flashed his lights at him and was promptly shot as part of a gang initiation.

Send THIS to all the friends who send you their junk mail and you will receive 4 green M&Ms - if you don't, the owner of Proctor and Gamble will report you to his Satanist friends and you will have more bad luck: you will get sick from the Sodium Laureth Sulfate in your shampoo, your spouse/mate will develop a skin rash from using the antiperspirant which clogs the pores under your arms, and the U.S. government will put a tax on your e-mails forever.

I know this is all true 'cause I read it on the Internet.

Posted by rickroot at 2:46 PM | Link | 1 comment

The Science of Santa

As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help from that renown scientific journal spy magazine (january, 1990) - I am pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into santa claus.

 

  1. No known species of reindeer can fly, but there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not completely rule out flying reindeer which only santa has ever seen.

     

  2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world, but since santa doesn't (appear) to handle the muslim, hindu, jewish and buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to population reference bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.

     

  3. Santa has 31 hours of christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each christian household with good children, santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc.

    This means that santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

     

  4. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull ten times the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.

     

  5. 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.
In conclusion - if santa ever did deliver presents on christmas eve, he's dead now.

However, I could be wrong.

Posted by rickroot at 2:45 PM | Link | 1 comment

The Horse Joke

So there are these two horses. They're race horses. They're names are big horse and little horse. They love to race and race and race, but big horse always beats little horse.

Chagrinned by his constant defeat, he gets all pissed off and decides that he won't stand for this abuse any longer, so he starts working out, lifting weights, and beating his personal best on the track. He and big horse race again, and for the first quarter of the race, he's beating big horse, but then big horse runs past him and stays ahead for the rest of the race.

Little horse feels more determined than eveer now, and he starts practicing even harder. He's got a punching bag, some weights to lift and all sorts of nutty shit. Bottom line is, Big Horse has to lose. They race again. For the 1st half of the race little horse is winning but then big horse runs byu him and stays ahead for the rest of the race.

There is nothing that Little Horse won't do foor the titlew now. He starts taking steroids, and his testicles shrivel up like lil cherries, and he's got this conviction, and he knows he's gonna win. They race again. For three quarters of the race, Little horse is winning, but big hose passes him buy in the last quarter.

So big horse is walking back to the stable and this dog walks up to him and says "Big horse, how come you always let little horse win for a while, but then pass him by."

Big horse jumps back in surprise and says "Holy shit! A talking dog!"

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The Gift of Exercise

For my birthday this year my wife purchased me a week of private lessons at the local health club. Though still in great shape from when I was on the varsity chess team in high school, I decided it was a good idea to go ahead and try it.

I called and made reservations with someone named Tanya, who said she is a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and athletic clothing model. My wife seemed very pleased with how enthusiastic I was to get started.

DAY 1

They suggest I keep this "exercise diary" to chart my progress this week. Started the morning at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get up, but worth it when I arrived at the health club and Tanya was waiting for me. She's something of a goddess, with blond hair and a dazzling white smile. She showed me the machines and took my pulse after five minutes on the treadmill. She seemed a little alarmed that it was so high, but I think just standing next to her in that outfit of hers added about ten points. Enjoyed watching the aerobics class. Tanya was very encouraging as I did my sit-ups, though my gut was already aching a little from holding it in the whole time I was talking to her. This is going to be GREAT!!

DAY 2

Took a whole pot of coffee to get me out the door, but I made it. Tanya had me lie on my back and push this heavy iron bar up into the air. Then she put weights on it, for heaven's sake! Legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made it the full mile. Her smile made it all worth it. Muscles feel GREAT!

DAY 3

The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the tooth brush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I am certain that I have developed a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was okay as long as I didn't try to steer. I parked on top of a Volkswagon. Tanya was little impatient with me and said my screaming was bothering the other club members. The treadmill hurt my chest so I did the stair monster. Why would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by the invention of elevators? Tanya told me regular exercise would make me live longer. I can't imagine anything worse.

DAY 4

Tanya was waiting for me with her vampire teeth in a full snarl. I can't help it if I was half an hour late, it took me that long just to tie my shoes. She wanted me to lift dumbbells. NOT A CHANCE, TANYA!! The word "dumb" must be in there for a reason. I hid in the men's room until she sent Lars looking for me. As punishment she made me try the rowing machine. It sank.

DAY 5

I hate Tanya more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. If there was any part of my body not in extreme pain, I would hit her with it. She thought it would be a good idea to work on my triceps. Well I have news for you Tanya. I don't have triceps, and if you don't want dents in the floor don't hand me any barbells. I refuse to accept responsibility for the damage. YOU went to sadist school. YOU are to blame. She had the treadmill set so fast it flung me back into a phys.ed teacher, which hurt like crazy. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like a music teacher, or home economics?

DAY 6

Got Tanya's message on my answering machine wondering where I am. I lacked the strength to use the TV remote so I watched eleven straight hours of the weather channel.

DAY 7

Well, that's the week. Thank God that's over. Maybe next time my wife will give me something a little more fun, like a free lower-colon exam or gum surgery.
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The Buffalo Theory

Why drinking is a GOOD thing

I've heard a good number of very valid reasons for drinking beer, but the one that takes the cake is called the "Buffalo Theory".

You see, a herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo, and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills off brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

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The American Hyphen Society

The American Hyphen Society is a community-based, not-for-profit grass-roots consciousness-raising/education-research alliance that seeks to help effectuate the across-the-board self-empowerment of wide-ranging culture-, nationality-, ethnicity-, creed-, gender-, and sexual-orientation defined identity groups by excising all multiculturally-less-than-sensitive terminology from the english language, and replacing it with counter-hegemonic, cruelty-, gender-, bias-, and, if necessary, content-free speech. The society's motto is "It became necessary to destroy the language in order to save it".

Its headquarters are in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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The Altoids Theory

This is is absolutely a true story -- forward it around to friends who might get a kick out of it.

Had the most interesting conversation with the top sales weasel at our company today. She came into my office and noticed I had a box of Altoids on my desk. (Have you had them? They are these obnoxiously strong peppermints made in England.)

As soon as she saw them, she burst into laughter. Turns out she had recently had an affair with a guy who called her and left her an incredibly steamy voice mail message after an encounter. He went on and on about what a blow job goddess she was, how amazing she was, how he'd never be the same, etc.

She was kind of puzzled, thinking: what did I do to this guy that was so different from my regular technique? She finally figured it out: she's a smoker, and before getting intimate with him, she had gone to the bathroom to "freshen up." Not having a toothbrush, she crunched on about four Altoids and then got busy.

Apparently things went amazingly. So she passed this little tidbit on to another female sales weasel, who immediately tried it out on -her- fiance. Apparently this guy has never, ever been into oral sex, but liked the mint sensation so much that he asked her to stop and chew another Altoid mid-blow job. He is now a fellatio gourmand.

This news has been going around our office. Having a box of Altoids on your desk is now like being part of the Secret Blowjob Goddess Society. It's the equivalent of having the hottest car or coolest computer.

News spread like crazy among the females, who all went out at lunch to Walgreens to buy a box of Altoids (about $2 for 100 or so), and their partners across the city tonight are getting one hell of a corporate blow job. As far as company-wide morale boosting events, it doesn't get much better.

Some of the men found out, too -- they went out after work to buy them for their wives. They strategized on how to get their wives to eat them. And people wonder why I work in technology.

For what it's worth -- it really does work! It leaves a lasting tingle that is apparently quite exquisite.)

The key seems to be the number of Altoids chewed up. The more the merrier! Heck, even if it didn't work, oral sex frequency is likely to rise dramatically at least for a little while!

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Top 25 Slogans for National Condom Week

  1. Cover your stump before you hump.
  2. Before you attack her, wrap your whacker.
  3. Don't be silly, protect your willy.
  4. When in doubt, shroud your sprout.
  5. Don't be a loner, cover your boner.
  6. You can't go wrong if you shield your dong.
  7. If you're not going to sack it, go home and whack it.
  8. If you think she's spunky, cover your monkey.
  9. If you slip between her thighs, be sure to condomize.
  10. It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter.
  11. She won't get sick if you wrap your dick.
  12. If you go into heat, package your meat.
  13. While you're undressing Venus, dress up that penis.
  14. When you take off her pants and blouse, dress up your trouser mouse.
  15. Especially in December, gift wrap your member.
  16. Never deck her with an unwrapped pecker.
  17. Don't be a fool, vulcanize your tool.
  18. The right selection! Protect your erection!
  19. Wrap it in foil before checking her oil.
  20. A crank with armor will never harm her.
  21. If you really love her, wear a cover.
  22. Don't make a mistake, muzzle your snake.
  23. Sex is cleaner with a packaged wiener.
  24. If you can't shield your rocket, leave it in your pocket.
  25. No glove, no love!
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The Science Of Hill

HELL: Exothermic or Endothermic

(A true story.)

A Georgia Tech thermodynamics professor had written a take home exam for his graduate students. It had one question: "Is hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer with a proof." Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student, however wrote the following:

First, we postulate that if souls exist, they must have some mass. If they do, then a mole of souls can also have a mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at what rate are souls leaving? I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for souls entering hell, lets look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change in volume in hell. Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in hell to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of souls and volume needs to stay constant.

#1. So, if hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose.

#2. Of course, if hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given me by Therese Banyan during freshman year concerning frosty days in hell, and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then #2 cannot be true, and hell is thus proved to be exothermic.

The student got the only A

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Qualifying Exam

Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all question. Time limit, 4 hours. Begin immediately.
  1. MEDICINE. You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes.
  2. HISTORY. Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating especially but not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Be brief, concise and specific.
  3. PUBLIC SPEAKING. Two thousand drug-crased aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
  4. BIOLOGY. Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of like had developed 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English parlamentary system.
  5. MUSIC. Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with a flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
  6. ENGINEERING. The disassembled parts of a high-powered rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual printed in Swahili. In 10 minutes, a hungry Bengal tiger will be coming into the room. Take whaver action you deem to be appropriate. Be able to justify your decision.
  7. SOCIOLOGY. What sociological problem might accompany the end of the world? Construct an experiment to test your theory.
  8. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. Define management. Define science. How do they relate? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming a Cray I CPU supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and the necessary controls.
  9. PSYCHOLOGY. Based on you knowledge of their work, evalute the emotional stablity, degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, Hammurabi. Support you your evaluation with quotations from each man's work. It is not necessary to translate.
  10. POLITICAL SCIENCE. There is a red telephone on the desk beside you. StartWorld War III. Report at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
  11. ECONOMICS. Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light.
  12. EPISTEMOLOGY. Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
  13. PHYSICS. Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science.
  14. PHILOSOPHY. Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
  15. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. Describe in detail, briefly.
       
    • EXTRA CREDIT. Define the universe. Give three examples.
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The Top 15 Potential Problems With Cloning Humans

  1. Harder than ever to land a role in those new Wrigley's commercials featuring the Doublemint Octuplets.
  2. Two words: Gilbert Gottfried(s)
  3. Any scientific advancement that stems from the result of Scottish people doing strange things to sheep is bound to have dire consequences.
  4. In mere weeks, Bill Gates (v1.0, v1.2, v2.0, v3.0, v3.1 & v5.0) has all the money on the entire planet.
  5. Hillary's husband discovers true multiple orgasms.
  6. If you think there are too many idiots shouting "Show me the money!" on every occasion now, just wait.
  7. Rush Limbaugh takes his self-affection to a whole new level, and suddenly is IN FAVOR of same-sex marriages.
  8. "Penn & Penn & Teller & Teller & Teller & Penn & Penn & Teller & Penn" much harder to fit on comedy club marquee.
  9. And you think it's hard to find your size now!
  10. 18-month waiting list for George Clooney and Cindy Crawford clones.
  11. "Alternative" radio filled with even more Nirvana clones.
  12. And the final score: the New York Gretzkys - 408, the Pittsburgh Lemieuxs - 399.
  13. Can no longer count on the Grim Reaper to get Jesse Helms out of office.
  14. Those apocalyptic words: "Ladies & Gentlemen: The John Tesh Philharmonic Orchestra!"
  15. Seventeen Mark Fuhrmans, and suddenly OJ's defense doesn't seem quite as far-fetched.
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Politically Correct Holiday Greeting

Let's water Christmas down some more, k?

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all . . .

. . and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)

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Politically Correct Jargon

What you SHOULD be saying...

In this age of political correctness, we understand that sometimes you don't know how to say what you want to say without offending someone, so we've compiled a list of politically correct terminology that you can use in every-day conversation.

 

  • panhandler: unaffiliated applicant for private-sector funding.
  • serial-killer: person with difficult-to-meet needs.
  • dirty old man: sexually focused chronologically gifted individual.
  • lazy: motivationally deficient.
  • fat: horizontally challenged.
  • fail: acheive a deficiency.
  • dishonest: ethically disoriented.
  • bald: follicularly challenged.
  • clumsy: uniquely coordinated.
  • perverted: sexually dysfunctional.
  • body odor: nondiscretionary fragrance.
  • alive: temporarily metabolically abled.
  • worst: least best.
  • wrong: differently logical.
  • ugly: cosmetically different.
  • unemployed: involuntarily leisured.
  • short: vertically challanged.
  • dead: living impaired.
  • vagrant: nonspecifically destinationed individual.
  • spendthrift: negative saver.
  • stoned: chemically inconvenienced.
  • pregnant: parasitically opressed.
  • ignorant: knowledge-based nonpossessor.
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Oaths of Enlistment for the United States Military

My Navy veteran wife is not insulted, I hope you aren't!

Oaths of Enlistment

All persons, upon entering the Military Service and upon reenlistment are required to take the Oath of Enlistment. At one time the Oath of Enlistment was the same for all services. Due to changes in both society and the differing Military Branches, the Oath has undergone marked change and has been specifically tailored to each branch of the Military and their specific function. Here are the latest versions of the Oath of Enlistment as recently released by the Joint Chief's of Staff:

US AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE because I know I couldn't hack it in the Army, because the Marines frighten me and I am afraid of water over waist deep. I swear to sit behind a desk. I also swear not to do any form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bike-riding test as a valid form of exercise. I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because I find it amusing to annoy the other services. I will have a better quality of life than those around me and will, at all times, be sure to make them aware of that fact. After completion of "Basic Training" I will be a lean, mean, donut-eating, lazy-boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Chair borne Ranger. I will believe I am superior to all others and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back. I will annoy those around me, and will go home early every day. So Help Me God!

 

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US ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, Rambo, swear to sign away 4 years of my mediocre life to the UNITED STATES ARMY because I couldn't score high enough on the ASVAB to get into the Air Force, I'm not tough enough for the Marines, and the Navy won't take me because I can't swim. I will wear camouflage every day and tuck my trousers into my boots because I can't figure out how to use blousing straps. I promise to wear my uniform 24 hours a day even when I have a date. I will continue to tell myself that I am a fierce killing machine because my Drill Sergeant told me I am, despite the fact that the only action I will see is a Court Martial for sexual harassment. I acknowledge the fact that I will make E-8 in my first year of service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my PT test. After completion of my Sexual.....er....I mean "Basic Training," I will attend a different Army school every other month and return knowing less than I did when I left. On my first trip home after Boot Camp I will walk around like I am cool and propose to my 9th grade sweetheart. I will make my wife stay home because if I let her out she might leave me for a better-looking Air Force guy. Should she leave me twelve times I will continue to take her back. While at work, I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive to work every day at 1000 hours because of morning PT and leave everyday at 1300 to report back to "COMPANY." I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will help me get a job upon separation, and will end up working construction with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me $30,000 for college, but will be unable to use it because I can't pass a placement exam. So Help Me God!

 

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US NAVY OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, Top Gun, in lieu of going to prison, swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES NAVY, because I want to hang out with Marines without actually having to BE one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too "corporate," because I didn't want to actually live in dirt like the Army, and because I thought, "Hey, I like to swim...why not?" I promise to wear clothes that went out of style in 1976 and to have my name stenciled on the butt of every pair of pants own. I understand that I will be mistaken for the Good Humor Man during summer and for Nazi Waffen SS during the winter. I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English speaking world, using words like "deck, bulkhead, cover, geedunk, scuttlebutt, scuttle and head," when I really mean "floor, wall, hat, candy, water fountain, hole in wall and toilet." I will take great pride in the fact that all Navy acronyms, rank, and insignia, and everything else for that matter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I will muster, whatever that is, at 0700 hours every morning unless I am buddy-buddy with the Chief, in which case I will show up around 0930 hours. I vow to hone my coffee cup handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a kayak being tossed around in a typhoon, and still not spill a drop. I consent to being promoted and subsequently busted at least twice per fiscal year. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick, and quite possibly illegal, whims of my newfound "colleagues." So Help Me Neptune!

 

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US MARINE CORPS OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, (have someone recite your name for you), swear.. uhhhh.... high-and-tight.... grunt... cammies....ugh... Air Force women.... HOORAH! So Help Me CORPS.!

 

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COAST GUARD OATH OF ENLISTMENT
I, Gilligan , swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the COAST GUARD, because I want to hang out with Merchant Marines without actually having to BE one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too "corporate," because I didn't want to actually live in dirt like the Army, I didn't want to have to cut my hair for the Marines, and the US Navy leaves the United States and has big ships, and because I thought, "Hey, I don't want to leave home anyway?" I promise to wear clothes that look like the Air Force because the Coast Guard couldn't come up with their own uniform. I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English speaking world, using words like "deck, bulkhead, cover, geedunk, scuttlebutt, scuttle and head," when I really mean "floor, wall, hat, candy, water fountain, hole in wall and toilet." I will take great pride in the fact that all Coast Guard acronyms, rank, and insignia, and everything else for that matter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I will muster, whatever that is, at 0930 hours every morning at the local doughnut shop and talk about how great it is not to be a real service and fight any wars. I vow to hone my coffee cup handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a dinging being tossed around in a thunder strom, and still not spill a drop. I consent to not being promoted like the real military. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick, and quite possibly illegal, whims of my newfound "colleagues." So Help Me Department of Transportation!

 

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Signature                                Date
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Famous Quotes from Cheers' Norm Peterson

What's shaking Norm?
All four cheeks & a couple of chins.

What's new Normie?
Terrorists, Sam. They've taken over my stomach & they're demanding beer.

What'd you like Normie?
A reason to live. Give me another beer.

What'll you have Normie?
Well, I'm in a gambling mood Sammy. I'll take a glass of whatever comes out of that tap.
Looks like beer, Norm.
Call me Mister Lucky.

Hey Norm, how's the world been treating you?
Like a baby treats a diaper.

What's the story Mr. Peterson?
The Bobbsey twins go to the brewery. Let's cut to the happy ending.

Hey Mr. Peterson, there's a cold one waiting for you.
I know, if she calls, I'm not here.

Beer, Norm?
Have I gotten that predictable? Good.

What's going on Mr. Peterson?
A flashing sign in my gut that says, 'Insert beer here.'

Whatcha up to Norm?
My ideal weight if I were eleven feet tall.

How's it going Mr. Peterson?
Poor. I'm sorry to hear that.
No, I mean pour.

How's life treating you Norm?
Like it caught me sleeping with its wife.

Women. Can't live with 'em... pass the beer nuts.

What's going down, Normie?
My butt cheeks on that bar stool.

Pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?
Alright, but stop me at one....make that one-thirty.

How's it going Mr. Peterson?
It's a dog eat dog world, Woody & I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear.

What's the story Norm?
Boy meets beer. Boy drinks beer. Boy meets another beer.

What's going on Mr. Peterson?
The question is what's going in Mr. Peterson? A beer please, Woody.

Can I pour you a beer Mr. Peterson?
A little early isn't it, Woody?
For a beer?
No, for stupid questions.

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You're lost between a Baby Boomer and a GenX'er if......

  • You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.
  • In your fifth grade class picture you were wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.
  • You know by heart the words to any Weird Al Yankovic song.
  • The Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories.
  • You ever rang someone's doorbell and said "Landshark!"
  • Three words: Atari, IntelliVision and Coleco, sound familiar.
  • You remember the days when "safe sex" meant that your parents were gone for the weekend.
  • You remember Friday Night Videos before the days of MTV.
  • A predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.
  • While in high school, you and your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play Prince's "1999" until you passed out partying.
  • You remember when music that was labeled alternative, really was.
  • You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the minivan.
  • You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.
  • You've ever conversationally used the phrase, "Jane, you ignorant slut!".
  • You watched HR Puffenstuff as a child, but now that you're older, you really understand that it would have been much better had you known about drugs at the time.
  • You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: When I was younger...When I was your age...You know, back when...
  • Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language.
  • You're starting to view getting carded to buy alcohol as a GOOD thing.
  • You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper video.
  • The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance came during "Crazy for You," by Madonna.
  • You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old Big Wheel quite obsolete.
  • The phrase "Where's the beef," still doubles you over with laughter.
  • You honestly remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.
  • Your hair at some point in time in the 80's became something which can only be described by the phrase, "I was experimenting"
  • This timeline appropriately describes actual events in your life: Star Wars opens, you are still in single digit ages, and you think the creatures are WAY cool. Empire Strikes Back opens, you are now in early double digit ages, and you are convinced that the special effects are much better, the characters are cool, and you want one of every collectible out there. Return of the Jedi hits the theaters, you are now a teenager and you cannot get your eyes off Princess Leia's breasts or Han Solo's butt.
  • You've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay.
  • You're starting to believe now that maybe having the kids go to school year round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.
  • You're doing absolutely nothing pertaining to your major.
  • You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.
  • U2 is too popular and mainstream for you now.
  • You ever used the phrase "Kiss mah grits!" in conversation.
  • You remember trying to guess the episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.
  • You spent endless nights dreaming about being the Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man.
  • You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding on General Hospital.
  • You remember, "Hey, let's be careful out there."
  • You're parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway.
  • You know who shot JR.
  • This rings a bell: "...and my name is Charlie. They work for me."
  • You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on after all.
  • You know all the words to the double album set of Grease.
  • You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.
  • You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed 867-5309 and asked for Jenny.
  • All skate, change directions, means something to you.
  • You owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.
  • You bought a pair of Vanns and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
  • You owned a preppy handbook.
  • You can clap along to "Mickey" with the best of them.
  • You know who we mean when we mention The cop, the sailor, the biker, the cowboy, the Indian, and the construction worker.
  • You remember when leg warmers were the thing to wear.
  • Some of your favorite commercials involved Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo-Berry.
  • You tried dancing like the gopher on CADDYSHACK.
  • "Come On Eileen" will always have a place in your heart.
  • You remember cigarette commercials on TV.
  • You can relate to most outfits worn on American Bandstand reruns.
  • You can name at least 6 Superfriends.
  • "PUPPY POWER!!" means something to you.
  • You always wondered why the professor could make a damn car with bamboo, but he could never build a boat to get them off the island.
  • You know by heart the theme songs to "Happy Days", "Laverne and Shirley", and "Three's Company".
  • You get fond memories watching "Muppet Show" reruns.
  • You remember Michael Jackson as a black man who wore parachute pants.
  • You needed one glove just like Michael.
  • One word - breakdancing.
  • You remember running around outside, pointing up in the sky, yelling "Da plane, da plane!!".
  • You could never believe the things you saw on "That's Incredible".
  • You know at least 10 Helen Keller jokes.
  • You were too young to go see the Blue Lagoon so you just had to settle for second hand reports.
  • You remember when there was only PG and R none of this PG-13 crap.
  • You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.
  • You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector switch.
  • You actually believed everything Leonard Nimoy told you on "In Search Of...".
  • Your jaw would ache by the time you finished those brick sized packages of Bazooka gum.
  • You had a crush on Bo, Luke, or Daisy Duke.
  • VCRs cost $2,000.
  • There was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.
  • Rotary dial telephones.
  • You actually believed that Mikey, famed for his Life cereal commercials, died after eating a packet of pop rocks and drinking a Coke.
  • The theme song to Greatest American Hero still comes back to you on occasion.
  • You know where the words "Bueler? Bueler?" came from.
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Lightbulbs Around The Big T en

How many Big Ten Students does it take to change a light bulb?

  • At Michigan it takes two. One to change the bulb and one more to explain how they did it every bit as well as any Ivy Leaguer.
  • At Northwestern it takes three. One to change the bulb, and two to phone a friend at Michigan to get instructions.
  • At Michigan State it takes four. One to screw in the bulb, and three to figure out how to get high off the old one.
  • At Ohio State it takes five. One to change it, two to talk about how Woody would have done it, and two to throw the old bulb at Michigan students.
  • At Wisconsin it takes six. One to change it, two to mix the drinks, and three to find the perfect J. Crew outfit to wear for the occasion.
  • At Illinois it takes seven, and each one gets four semester credit hours for it.
  • At Indiana it takes eight. One to screw it in, and seven to discuss how much brighter it shines during basketball season.
  • At Minnesota it takes ten. Two to figure out how to screw it in, ten to find an ugly enough lampshade to match their school colors.
  • At Penn Sate it takes 100. One to change it, 49 to talk about how they do it better than Penn, and 50 who realize it's all a lie.
  • At Purdue it takes 12. One to change the bulb, five to take pictures, four fraternity pledges to get naked and run through the fountain screaming "They changed the Bulb!", and two engineers to run a study on the whole thing.
  • At Iowa it takes none. There's no electricity in Iowa.
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If Klingons were programmers ...

  • "Specifications are for the weak and timid!"
  • "This machine is a piece of GAGH! I need dual Pentium processors if I am to do battle with this code!"
  • "You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the original Klingon."
  • "Indentation?! - I will show you how to indent when I indent your skull!"
  • "What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake."
  • "Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' - they have 'arguments' - and they ALWAYS WIN THEM."
  • "Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not coddle the weak."
  • "I have challenged the entire quality assurance team to a Bat-Leth contest. They will not concern us again."
  • "A TRUE Klingon Warrior does not comment his code!"
  • "By filing this bug report you have challenged the honor of my family. Prepare to die!"
  • "You question the worthiness of my code? I should kill you where you stand!"
  • "Our users will know fear and cower before our software! Ship it! Ship it and let them flee like the dogs they are!"
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How To Light A Charcoal Grill

Credit to Dave Barry for this one!

How To Light A Charcoal Grill

Our subject today is lighting charcoal grills. One of our favorite charcoal grill lighters is a guy named George Goble (really!!), a computer person in the Purdue University engineering department.

Each year, Goble and a bunch of other engineers hold a picnic in West Lafayette, Indiana, at which they cook hamburgers on a big grill. Being engineers, they began looking for practical ways to speed up the charcoal-lighting process. "We started by blowing the charcoal with a hair dryer," Goble told me in a telephone interview. "Then we figured out that it would light faster if we used a vacuum cleaner." If you know anything about (1) engineers and (2) guys in general, you know what happened: The purpose of the charcoal-lighting shifted from cooking hamburgers to seeing how fast they could light the charcoal.

From the vacuum cleaner, they escalated to using a propane torch, then an acetylene torch. Then Goble started using compressed pure oxygen, which caused the charcoal to burn much faster, because as you recall from chemistry class, fire is essentially the rapid combination of oxygen with a reducing agent (the charcoal). We discovered that a long time ago, somewhere in the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (or something along those lines).

By this point, Goble was getting pretty good times. But in the world of competitive charcoal-lighting, "pretty good" does not cut the mustard. Thus, Goble hit upon the idea of using - get ready - liquid oxygen. This is the form of oxygen used in rocket engines; it's 295 degrees below zero and 600 times as dense as regular oxygen. In terms of releasing energy, pouring liquid oxygen on charcoal is the equivalent of throwing a live squirrel into a room containing 50 million Labrador retrievers.

On Gobel's Web page (the address is http://ghg.ecn.purdue.edu/), you can see actual photographs and a video of Goble using a bucket attached to a 10-foot-long wooden handle to dump 3 gallons of liquid oxygen (not sold in stores) onto a grill containing 60 pounds of charcoal and a lit cigarette for ignition. What follows is the most impressive charcoal-lighting I have ever seen, featuring a large fireball that, according to Goble, reached 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The charcoal was ready for cooking in - this has to be a world record - 3 seconds. There's also a photo of what happened when Goble used the same technique on a flimsy $2.88 discount-store grill. All that's left is a circle of charcoal with a few shreds of metal in it. "Basically, the grill vaporized," said Goble. "We were thinking of returning it to the store for a refund."

Looking at Goble's video and photos, I became, as an American, all choked up with gratitude at the fact that I do not live anywhere near the engineers' picnic site. But also, I was proud of my country for producing guys who can be ready to barbecue in less time than it takes for guys in less-advanced nations, such as France, to spit.

Will the 3-second barrier ever be broken? Will engineers come up with a new, more powerful charcoal-lighting technology? It's something for all of us to ponder this summer as we sit outside, chewing our hamburgers, every now and then glancing in the direction of West Lafayette,Indiana, looking for a mushroom cloud.

Engineers are like that

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High Gasoline Prices

On the 'High' Price of Gasoline...

People have been complaining about the rising price of gasoline recently, but it's really a good value (especially if you were to take the $0.30, $0.40 per gallon tax off at the pump)! Obviously others need a little convincing. So the article in this week's "Autoweek" magazine brought it all to light.

What if you were to buy a gallon of . . .

  • Diet Snapple 16 oz for $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon
  • Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz for $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon
  • Gatorade 20 oz for $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon
  • Ocean Spray 16 oz for $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon
  • Quart of Milk 16 oz for $1.59 = $6.32 per gallon
  • Evian (water) 9 oz for $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon
  • STP brake fluid 12 oz for $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon
  • Vicks NyQuil 6 oz for $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon
  • Pepto Bismol 4 oz for $3.85 = $123.20 per gallon
  • Whiteout 7 oz for $1.39 = $254.17 per gallon
  • Scope 1.5 oz for $0.99 = $84.84 per gallon

You get the idea. so next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on nyquil or scope or whiteout!

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Halloween Rules to Live (or die) By

Halloween Rules to Live (or die) By

  1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.
  2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
  3. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.
  4. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.
  5. When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.
  6. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
  7. Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.
  8. If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!
  9. If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out.
  10. Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.
  11. If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.
  12. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.
  13. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice. Also note that, despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
  14. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, kill them immediately.
  15. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.
  16. If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.
  17. Beware of strangers bearing tools. For example: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from deceased companions.
  18. If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices.
  19. Dress appropriately. When investigating a noise downstairs in an old house, women should not wear a flimsy negligee. And carry a flashlight, not a candle.
  20. And finally...DO NOT go looking for witches in the Maryland countryside.
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Funny Pictures

These probably aren't real, but they're funny.

Funny Pictures


It's not as hidden as you might think...


'Nuff said.


Maybe these guys should've spent more time in school...

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The FAQ Of Life - If God were a computer programmer

Frequently Asked Questions about Life

FAQ: Life

Some Important Theological Questions are Answered if we think of God as a Computer Programmer.
Q: Does God control everything that happens in my life?
A: He could, if he used the debugger, but it's tedious to step through
all those variables.
Q: Why does God allow evil to happen?
A: God thought he eliminated evil in one of the earlier revs.
Q: Does God know everything?
A: He likes to think so, but he is often amazed to find out what goes
on in the overnite job.
Q: What causes God to intervene in earthly affairs?
A: If a critical error occurs, the system pages him automatically and
he logs on from home to try to bring it up.  Otherwise things can
wait until tomorrow.
Q: Did God really create the world in seven days?
A: He did it in six days and nights while living on cola and candy
bars.  On the seventh day he went home and found out his girlfriend
had left him.
Q: How come the Age of Miracles Ended?
A: That was the development phase of the project, now we are in the
maintenance phase.
Q: Will there be another Universe after the Big Bang?
A: A lot of people are drawing things on the white board, but
personally, God doubts that it will ever be implemented.
Q: Who is Satan?
A: Satan is an MIS director who takes credit for more powers than he
actually possesses, so people who aren't programmers are scared of
him.  God thinks of him as irritating but irrelevant.
Q: What is the role of sinners?
A: Sinners are the people who find new and imaginative ways to mess
up the system when God has made it idiot-proof.
Q: Where will I go after I die?
A: Onto a DAT tape.
Q: Will I be reincarnated?
A: Not unless there is a special need to recreate you.  And searching
those .tar files is a major hassle, so if there is a request for you,
God will just say that the tape has been lost.
Q: Am I unique and special in the universe?
A: There are over 10,000 major university and corporate sites running
exact duplicates of you in the present release version.
Q: What is the purpose of the universe?
A: God created it because he values elegance and simplicity, but then
the users and managers demanded he tack all this senseless stuff onto
it and now everything is more complicated and expensive than ever.
Q: If I pray to God, will he listen?
A: You can waste his time telling him what to do, or you can just get
off his back and let him program.
Q: What is the one true religion?
A: All systems have their advantages and disadvantages, so just pick
the one that best suits your needs and don't let anyone put you down.
Q: Is God angry that we crucified him?
A: Let's just say he's not going to any more meetings if he can help
it, because that last one with the twelve managers and the food turned
out to be murder.
Q: How can I protect myself from evil?
A: Change your password every month and don't make it a name, a common
word, or a date like your birthday.
Q: Some people claim they hear the voice of God.  Is this true?
A: They are much more likely to receive email.
Q: Some people say God is Love.
A: That is not a question.  Please restate your query in the form of
a question.
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The Dog Joke

A Real Groaner!

A woman goes to the vet. She says, "Doctor, I think there's something wrong with my dog. He hasn't moved all day."

The vet examines the dog and says,"I'm sorry, I'm afraid your dog is dead."

"Dead? How can he be dead? He was fine yesterday. Are you sure he's dead? Aren't there other tests you can run?" The vet leaves, then returns with a pet carrying case. He opens the case and a big cat emerges. The cat plods over to the dog and sniffs around its head. It then circles the dog, sniffing and poking around. After a minute or two the cat returns to its cage.

"Well," says the vet, "That pretty much proves it. He's dead." "I guess you're right," says the woman, now coming to grips with what happened. "At least you did your best. How much do I owe you?"

"$230."

"$230? For what? All you did was tell me my dog was dead. What did you do that costs $230?"

"$30 for the office visit," says the vet, "and $200 for the cat scan."

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Deep Thoughts - Newspaper Contest

Deep Thoughts Contest

From a newspaper contest where entrants were asked to imitate "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey"

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

My young son asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth--that most of us go to Hell and burn eternally--but I didn't want to upset him.

It sure would be nice if we got a day off for the president's birthday, like they do for the queen. Of course, then we would have a lot of people voting for a candidate born on July 3 or December 26, just for the long weekends.

Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for that part about letting just any old yokel vote.

Home is where the house is.

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.

As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.

It would be terrible if the Red Cross Bloodmobile got into an accident. No, wait. That would be good because if anyone needed it, the blood would be right there.

Give me the strength to change the things I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money.

The people who think Tiny Tim is strange are the same ones who think it odd that I drive without pants.

For centuries, people thought the moon was made of green cheese. Then the astronauts found that the moon is really a big hard rock. That's what happens to cheese when you leave it out.

Think of the biggest number you can. Now add five. Then, imagine if you had that many Twinkies. Wow, that's five more than the biggest number you could come up with!

I bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

The only stupid question is the one that is never asked, except maybe "Don't you think it is about time you audited my return?" or "Isn't is morally wrong to give me a warning when, in fact, I was speeding?"

Once, I wept for I had no shoes. Then I came upon a man who had no feet. So I took his shoes. I mean, it's not like he really needed them, right?

When I go to heaven, I want to see my grandpa again. But he better have lost the nose hair and the old-man smell.

I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?

I often wonder how come John Tesh isn't as popular a singer as some people think he should be. Then, I remember it's because he sucks.

Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle: "A truck!"

If you really want to impress people with your computer literacy, add the words "dot com" to the end of everything you say, dot com.

I like to go down to the dog pound and pretend that I've found my dog. Then I tell them to kill it anyway because I already gave away all of his stuff. Dog people sure don't have a sense of humor.

THIRD RUNNER UP

I don't know about you, but I enjoy watching paint dry. I imagine that the wet paint is a big freshwater lake that is the only source of water for some tiny cities by the lake. As the lake gets drier, the population gets more desperate, and sometimes there are water riots. Once there was a big fire and everyone died.

SECOND RUNNER UP

I once heard the voice of God. It said "Vrrrrmmmmm." Unless it was just a lawn mower.

FIRST RUNNER UP

I gaze at the brilliant full moon. The same one, I think to myself, at which Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato gazed. Suddenly, I imagine they appear beside me. I tell Socrates about the national debate over one's right to die and wonder at the constancy of the human condition. I tell Plato that I live in the country that has come the closest to Utopia, and I show him a copy of the Constitution. I tell Aristotle that we have found many more than four basic elements and I show him a periodic table. I get a box of kitchen matches and strike one. They gasp with wonder. We spend the rest of the night lighting farts.

WINNER

If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started.

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A Letter to Dr. Laura

Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to follow them:

 

  • When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
  • I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
  • I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
  • Lev. 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians??
  • I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
  • A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev.11:10), it is a lesser sin than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this for us?
  • Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
  • Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
  • I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
  • My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (a poly/cotten blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev. 24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their inlaws? (Lev. 20:14).

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan,
John Doe

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Bizarre American Holidays

I've actually verified some of these!

Bizarre American Holidays

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Bizarre January Holidays [top of page]
1/1 First Foot Day and Z Day
1/2 Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
1/3 Festival of Sleep Day
1/4 Trivia Day and Humiliation Day
1/5 Bird Day
1/6 Bean Day
1/7 Old Rock Day
1/8 National JoyGerm Day and Man Watcher's Day
1/9 Play God Day
1/10 Peculiar People Day
1/11 National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
1/12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
1/13 Make Your Dream Come True Day and Blame Someone Else Day
1/14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day
1/15 Hat Day
1/16 Hot and Spicy Food International Day and National Nothing Day
1/17 Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
1/18 Winnie the Pooh Day
1/19 National Popcorn Day
1/20 National Buttercrunch Day
1/21 National Hugging Day
1/22 National Answer Your Cat's Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day
1/23 National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day
1/24 Eskimo Pie Patent Day
1/25 Opposite Day
1/26 Australia Day
1/27 Punch the Clock Day and Thomas Crapper Day
1/28 National Kazoo Day, Clash Day, Rattle Snake Round-Up Day
1/29 National Cornchip Day
1/30 Escape Day
1/31 National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day
Bizarre February Holidays [top of page]
2/1 Serpent Day
2/2 Purification Day
2/3 Cordova Ice Worm Day
2/4 Create A Vacuum Day
2/5 Disaster Day
2/6 Lame Duck Day
2/7 Charles Dickens Day
2/8 Kite Flying Day
2/9 Toothache Day
2/10 Umbrella Day
2/11 White Tee-Shirt Day and Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
2/12 National Plum Pudding Day
2/13 Get A Different Name Day and Dream Your Sweet Day
2/14 Ferris Wheel Day and National Heart to Heart Day
2/15 National Gum Drop Day
2/16 Do A Grouch A Favor Day
2/17 Champion Crab Races Day
2/18 National Battery Day
2/19 National Chocolate Mint Day
2/20 Hoodie Hoo Day
2/21 Card Reading Day
2/22 Be Humble Day
2/23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
2/24 National Tortilla Chip Day
2/25 Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
2/26 National Pistachio Day
2/27 International Polar Bear Day
2/28 Public Sleeping Day
2/1 National Surf and Turf Day
Bizarre March Holidays [top of page]
3/1 National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover's Day
3/2 Old Stuff Day
3/3 I Want You To Be Happy Day, Peach Blossom Day and National Anthem Day
3/4 Holy Experiment Day
3/5 Multiple Personalities Day
3/6 National Frozen Food Day
3/7 National Crown Roast Of Pork Day
3/8 Be Nasty Day
3/9 Panic Day
3/10 Festival Of Life In The Cracks Day
3/11 Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship of Tools Day
3/12 Alfred Hitchcock Day
3/13 Jewel Day
3/14 National Potato Chip Day
3/15 Buzzard's Day and Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
3/16 Everything You Do Is Right Day
3/17 Submarine Day
3/18 Supreme Sacrifice Day
3/19 Poultry Day
3/20 Proposal Day and Festival Of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
3/21 Fragrance Day
3/22 National Goof-off Day
3/23 National Organize Your Home Office Day and National Chip and Dip Day
3/24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
3/25 Pecan Day and Waffle Day
3/26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and Spinach Festival Day
3/27 National "Joe" Day
3/28 Something On A Stick Day
3/29 Festival Of Smoke and Mirrors Day
3/30 I Am In Control Day
3/31 Bunsen Burner Day and National Clams On The Half Shell Day
Bizarre April Holidays [top of page]
4/1 One Cent Day
4/2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
4/3 Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
4/4 Tell-A-Lie Day
4/5 Go For Broke Day
4/6 Sorry Charlie Day
4/7 No Housework Day
4/8 All Is Ours Day
4/9 Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day
4/10 Golfers Day
4/11 Eight-Track Tape Day
4/12 Look Up At The Sky Day
4/13 Blame Somebody Else Day
4/14 National Pecan Day
4/15 Rubber Eraser Day
4/16 National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day
4/17 National Cheeseball Day
4/18 International Jugglers Day
4/19 Garlic Day
4/20 Look Alike Day
4/21 Kindergarten Day
4/22 National Jelly Bean Day
4/23 Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
4/24 National Pigs In A Blanket Day
4/25 National Zucchini Bread Day
4/26 Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day
4/27 Tell A Story Day
4/28 Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day
4/29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
4/30 National Honesty Day
Bizarre May Holidays [top of page]
5/1 Mother Goose Day and Save The Rhino Day
5/2 Fire Day
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5/11 Eat What You Want Day and Twilight Zone Day
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5/16 Wear Purple For Peace Day
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5/23 Penny Day
5/24 National Escargot Day
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5/26 Grey Day
5/27 Body Painting Arts Festival
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5/29 End Of The Middle Ages Day
5/30 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day
5/31 National Macaroon Day
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8/3 National Watermelon Day
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8/7 Sea Serpent Day
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8/16 Bratwurst Festival
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8/18 Bad Poetry Day
8/19 Potato Day
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8/27 Petroleum Day
8/28 World Sauntering Day
8/29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
8/30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
8/31 National Trail Mix Day
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9/2 National Beheading Day
9/3 Skyscraper Day
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9/9 Teddy Bear Day
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9/18 National Play-doh Day
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9/20 National Punch Day
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9/24 Festival Of Latest Novelties
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9/27 Crush A Can Day
9/28 Ask A Stupid Question Day
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10/1 World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day
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10/3 Virus Appreciation Day
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10/8 American Tag Day
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10/16 Dictionary Day
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10/18 No Beard Day
10/19 Evaluate Your Life Day
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10/25 Punk For A Day Day
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11/11 Air Day
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11/18 Occult Day
11/19 Have A Bad Day Day
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11/21 World Hello Day and False Confessions Day
11/22 Start Your Own Country Day
11/23 National Cashew Day
11/24 Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day
11/25 National Parfait Day
11/26 Shopping Reminder Day
11/27 Pins And Needles Day
11/28 Make Your Own Head Day
11/29 Square Dance Day
11/30 Stay At Home Because You're Well Day
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12/7 National Cotton Candy Day
12/8 Take It In The Ear Day
12/9 National Pastry Day
12/10 Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales
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12/18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
12/19 Oatmeal Muffin Day
12/20 Games Day
12/21 Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day,
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12/23 Roots Day
12/24 National Egg Nog Day
12/25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
12/26 National Whiners Day
12/27 National Fruitcake Day
12/28 Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day
12/29 Pepper Pot Day
12/30 Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute and
12/31 Unlucky Day

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Beer Turns Men Into Women

I didn't write this, so don't blame the messenger!

Yesterday, scientists for Health Canada suggested that men should take a look at their beer consumption, considering the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. The theory is that drinking beer makes men turn into women. To test the finding 100 men were fed 6 pints of beer each. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn't drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, and refused to apologize when wrong. No further testing is planned.
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An X-Files Christmas

57 Elm Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
11:51 p.m., December 24th.

MULDER: "We're too late! It's already been here."
SCULLY: "Mulder, I hope you know what you're doing."
MULDER: "Look, Scully, just like the other homes: Douglas fir, truncated, mounted, transformed into a shrine; halls decked with boughs of holly; stockings hung by the chimney, with care."
SCULLY: "You really think someone's been here?"
MULDER: "Someone, or something."
SCULLY: "Mulder, over here-it's a fruitcake."
MULDER: "Don't touch it! Those things can be lethal."
SCULLY: "It's O.K. There's a note attached: 'Gonna find out who's naughty and nice.'"
MULDER: "It's judging them, Scully. It's making a list."
SCULLY: "Who? What are you talking about?"
MULDER: "Ancient mythology tells of an obese humanoid entity who could travel at great speed in a craft powered by antlered servants. Once a year, near the winter solstice, this creature is said to descend from the heavens to reward its followers and punish disbelievers with jagged chunks of anthracite."
SCULLY: "But that's legend, Mulder-a story told by parents to frighten children. Surely you don't believe it?"
MULDER: "Something was here tonight, Scully. Check out the bite marks on this gingerbread man. Whatever tore through this plate of cookies was massive-and in a hurry."
SCULLY: "It left crumbs everywhere. And look, Mulder, this milk glass has been completely drained."
MULDER: "It gorged itself, Scully. It fed without remorse."
SCULLY: "But why would they leave it milk and cookies?"
MULDER: "Appeasement. Tonight is the Eve, and nothing can stop its wilding."
SCULLY: "But if this thing does exist, how did it get in? The doors and windows were locked. There's no sign of forced entry."
MULDER: "Unless I miss my guess, it came through the fireplace."
SCULLY: "Wait a minute, Mulder. If you're saying some huge creature landed on the roof and came down this chimney, you're crazy. The flue is barely six inches wide. Nothing could get down there."
MULDER: "But what if it could alter its shape, move in all directions at once?"
SCULLY: "You mean, like a bowl full of jelly?"
MULDER: "Exactly. Scully, I've never told anyone this, but when I was a child my home was visited. I saw the creature. It had long white shanks of fur surrounding its ruddy, misshapen head. Its bloated torso was red and white. I'll never forget the horror. I turned away, and when I looked back it had somehow taken on the facial features of my father."
SCULLY: "Impossible."
MULDER: "I know what I saw. And that night it read my mind. It brought me a Mr. Potato Head, Scully. It knew that I wanted a Mr. Potato Head!"
SCULLY: "I'm sorry, Mulder, but you're asking me to disregard the laws of physics. You want me to believe in some supernatural being who soars across the skies and brings gifts to good little girls and boys. Listen to what you're saying. Do you understand the repercussions? If this gets out, they'll close the X-files."
MULDER: "Scully, listen to me: It knows when you're sleeping. It knows when you're awake."
SCULLY: "But we have no proof."
MULDER: "Last year, on this exact date, SETI radio telescopes detected bogeys in the airspace over twenty-seven states. The White House ordered a 'Condition Red.'"
SCULLY: "But that was a meteor shower."
MULDER: "Officially. Two days ago, eight prized Scandinavian reindeer vanished from the National Zoo, in Washington, D.C. Nobody-not even the zookeeper-was told about it. The government doesn't want people to know about Project Kringle. They fear that if this thing is proved to exist the public will stop spending half its annual income in a holiday shopping frenzy. Retail markets will collapse. Scully, they cannot let the world believe this creature lives. There's too much at stake. They'll do whatever it takes to insure another silent night."
SCULLY: "Mulder, I-"
MULDER: "Sh-h-h. Do you hear what I hear?"
SCULLY: "On the roof. It sounds like ... a clatter."
MULDER: "The truth is up there. Let's see what's the matter."

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An Eighties Love Story

The 80s rocked, didn't they?

An Eighties Love Story

I was working part time in a five and dime. My boss was Mr. Magee. He was six foot four and full of muscles and walked like an Egyptian, but I was happy to be stuck with him. One manic Monday, while I was busy working for the weekend, I overheard him make a careless whisper.

He told two of my co-workers, Jack and Diane, that I gave love a bad name. Well, I got so emotional, baby. I told him to say say say what he wants, but don't play games with my affection. He told me it was hard for him to say he's sorry and not to worry, to be happy. Then he blamed it on the rain. He was so out of touch. It just took my breath away. I couldn't fight this feeling any longer. I asked him "What's love got to do with it?" He told me to get outta his store and his dreams and into my car.

So I figured I might as well jump. I cut footloose, went home and called my girl, Jenny. (You already know the number) She was on the other line with Amanda. They were talking about Mickey and how he was so fine. That blew my mind! Was she really going out with him? I told her that I had just called to say I love her. She told me she had been saving all her love for me, but now she was looking for a new love - asta la vista, baby. I thought "I can't go for that - no can do! Bring me a higher love!" I called up some of my old west end girls, hoping that one of them would want to get physical all night long (all night). First I called Billie Jean - she told me to beat it. I called Rosanna - her sister Christian blessed the rains down in Africa and then hung up on me. Come on, Eileen! ... no answer. Nobody told me there'd be days like these! I was feeling like the owner of a lonely heart.

Then, out of the blue, my best friend's girlfriend (she used to be mine) Roxanne calls. Yes, the real Roxanne. She told me she still hadn't found what she's looking for and that she wanted to take on me. I said "I thought you were Jessie's girl." She said "Don't you want me? You don't have to put on the red light - I'm on my own." What a feeling! I had the eye of the tiger. Who was I f-f-f-foolin? Roxanne drove me crazy like no one else. She's a beauty! She blinded me with science, and weird science at that. There was always something there to remind me of her and I just knew that I'd have the time of my life.

I wasn't about to la-di-da-di. I jumped in my little red Corvette and rocked down to Electric Avenue. I got my mind set on her. When I got to her house (in the middle of her street) I ran. I rapped on her front door and to this rapper's delight, i heard a voice say "Who can it be now?" "Here I am, the one that you love", I replied. I let my love open the door and was immediately lost in her eyes. I felt like a virgin touched for the very first time. She loosened her blouse and said "Rock me Amadeus!" Well, I felt it was my prerogative to bust a move. I told her "I'll tumble for ya!" as I pinned her on the stairs, hungry like the wolf.

Just then I felt an invisible touch on my shoulder. "Turn around bright eyes!" said a familiar voice. As I did, Jessie hit me with a sledgehammer of an uppercut that spun me right round like a record. He was hangin' tough and continued to roll with it, knocking the wind from beneath my wings - broken wings by this time. He rocked me tonight, for old time's sake, beating me from head to toe, until my true colors were black and blue and blood was spilling from my mouth like red, red wine. "You don't owe me money for nothing!" he snarled. At this point I was livin' on a prayer. I crawled back to my little red Corvette and drove home thinking about how my tainted love had cut like a knife - how it seems that every rose, truly, has its thorn. No longer do I want to know what love is. Love stinks.

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Top 19 Things That Sound Dirty at Thanksgiving

Top 19 Things That Sound Dirty at Thanksgiving

  1. "Talk about a huge breast!"
  2. "Whew, that's one terrific spread!"
  3. "It's a little dry. Do you still want to eat it?"
  4. "Tying the legs together will keep the inside moist."
  5. "Just lay back and take it easy. I'll do the rest."
  6. "I'm in the mood for a little dark meat."
  7. "How long do I beat it before it's ready?"
  8. "Use a nice, smooth stroke when you whip it."
  9. "Don't play with your meat."
  10. "Just spread the legs open and stuff it in."
  11. "How long will it take after you stick it in?"
  12. "You'll know when it's ready when it pops up."
  13. "If I don't undo my pants, I'll burst!"
  14. "That's the biggest one I've ever seen!"
  15. "Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?"
  16. "I didn't expect everyone to come at once!"
  17. "It's Cool Whip time!"
  18. "You still have a little bit on your chin."
  19. "Are you ready for seconds yet?"
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