August, 2002


Deadly Snakes

Court Date

The Tooth Actual Insurance Form Statements  Just My Luck!
What A Day The Neighbors The DMV
Diets & Dying Senior CPA Dog Catcher
Booze Party Jim and Bill Trying to Quit
Undercover You know you're a Redneck when . . . Paper Work?
Poor Creature The Little Boy's Cat New Employee
Special Blessing Furniture Disease Lunch?
Assistance Sports Injury Yuck!
Great Writer


Saturday,  August 31, 2002

Great Writer

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.

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Friday,  August 30, 2002


A man was on a walking holiday in Ireland. He became thirsty so decided to stop at a little cottage and ask for something to drink. The lady of the house invited him in and served him a bowl of soup by the fire. There was a wee pig running around the kitchen, running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention.

The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly. The housewife replied: "Ah, he's not that friendly. That's his bowl you're using."

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Thursday,  August 29, 2002

Sports Injury

Andy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. 

Andy replied, "Oh, nothing. It's just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while."

Josh, "Gee, I never knew you played hockey."

"I don't." Andy replied, "I hurt it last year when I lost $1,000 on the Stanley Cup play-offs. I put my foot through the television."

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Wednesday,  August 28, 2002


One day a priest was walking down the street. He saw a little boy on the front porch of a house trying to reach the doorbell. The boy was standing on his tip toes and jumping up and down, but he still couldn't reach the bell. The priest walked over to him and asked, "Do you need some help?"

The young boy said yes so the priest rang the doorbell. Then the priest said, "What now?"

The little boy shouted, "Run!"

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Tuesday,  August 27, 2002

Furniture Disease

Max went into the doctor's office for his annual checkup, and the Doc asked if there was anything unusual he should know about.

So Max told the Doc that his suit must have shrunk over the last year, because it didn't fit when he went to get ready for a wedding recently.

The Doc said, "Suits don't shrink just sitting in a closet. You probably put on a few pounds."

"That's just it, Doc, I know I haven't gained a single pound since the last time I wore it."

"Well, then," said Doc, "You must have a case of Furniture Disease."

"What in the world is Furniture Disease?" asked Max.

"That's when your chest starts sliding down into your drawers."

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Monday,  August 26, 2002


The young teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.  After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked Herschel,  "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude  and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"

After a confused silence, Herschel said,  "I guess you'd be eating alone."

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Sunday,  August 25, 2002

Special Blessing

 A faithful couple got the bad news from their doctor.  They couldn't have any children.  On the way home from the Doctor they were led to drop by to see their pastor to ask for prayer.
 The Pastor ran an auto repair shop on the side, so they dropped by the shop.  After they explained the situation, the pastor was led to pray for them on the spot.  He looked around, grabbed a can of three-in-one oil and quickly blessed it to anoint them.
 Sure enough about 9 months later they had triplets.  The couple once again showed up at the pastor's study and as soon as the woman saw the pastor she ran up to him, threw her arms around him and gave him the biggest hug.
 "What was that all about"?  He asked.
 She replied "I'm just glad you used three-in-one oil and not WD-40."

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Saturday,  August 24, 2002

New Employee

Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel director's office. "What is the meaning of this?" the director asked. "When you applied for this job, you told us you had five years experience. Now we discovered this is the first job you've ever held."

"Well," the young man replied, "in your advertisement you said you  wanted somebody with imagination."

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Friday,  August 23, 2002

Poor Creature

A mother and a daughter are shopping in the mall, when the mother eyes an expensive fur coat.  "This year," she says, "I think that I will buy my own present instead of making you and dad shop for me."

"But mom," says the daughter, "some poor, helpless creature has to suffer so that you can have this coat. Don't you think that's kind of cruel?"

"Don't worry honey," says the mother, "your father won't get the bill for a couple of weeks."

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Thursday,  August 22, 2002

The Little Boy's Cat

A little boy's cat gets run over while he was in school. His mother is very concerned about how he will take the news. Upon his arrival home, she explains the tragedy and tries to console the boy saying, "But don't worry, the cat is in heaven with God now."

The boy replied, "What's God gonna' do with a dead cat?"

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Wednesday,  August 21, 2002

Paper Work?

An Amish man answered a knock on his door one morning. An electric company worker handed him a piece of paper stating that the electric company would like to run a power line through his pasture.

The Amish man said, "No, you can not."

"Legally, that paper says we can." replied the worker.

As he turned and left returning to his co-workers in the field, the Amish man went to his barn and turned his bull into the pasture.

As the bull rumbled toward the workers in the field, the Amish man hollered, "Show him your paper!"

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Tuesday,  August 20, 2002

You know you're a Redneck when . . .

You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.

You can entertain yourself for more than an hour with a flyswatter.

Your property has been mistaken for a recycling center.

Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.

You burn your yard rather than mow it.

The Salvation Army declines your mattress.

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Monday,  August 19, 2002


A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and as always the preacher was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed.  He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.

The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Preacher."

The preacher questioned, "How come I don't see you except for Christmas and Easter?"

He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."

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Sunday,  August 18, 2002

Trying to Quit

One day, I was in the hospital visiting a friend. I was trying to stop smoking and was chewing on an unlit cigar.  When I got on the elevator, a lady said to me, "Sir, there's no smoking in here."

"I'm not smoking." I said

"But you have a cigar in your mouth." the lady said.

"Lady, I've got on Jockey shorts, too, but I'm not riding a horse."

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Saturday,  August 17, 2002

Jim and Bill

One day, a woman was complaining to her neighbor that her husband always came home late, no matter what she did, she couldn't stop him.

"Take my advice and do what I did." said the neighbor. "Once my husband came home at three o'clock in the morning, and from my bed, I called out, 'Is that you, Jim?' From that day on, he's been cured."

"Cured!" asked the woman, "How?!?!?"

The neighbor said, "His name is Bill."

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Friday,  August 16, 2002

Booze Party

A preacher was completing a temperance sermon. With great expression he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river."

With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river."

And then finally, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and throw it into the river." He sat down.

The song leader then stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365: "Shall We Gather at the River."

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Thursday,  August 15, 2002

Dog Catcher

During a county-wide drive to round up all unlicensed dogs, a patrolman signaled a car to pull over to the curb.  When the driver asked why she had been stopped, the officer pointed to the big dog sitting on the seat beside her.  "Does your dog have a license?" he asked.

"Oh, no," the woman said, "He doesn't need one.  I always do the driving."

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Wednesday,  August 14, 2002

Senior CPA

There was once an accounting firm where the senior CPA knew every thing there was to know about accounting. He could answer any question. He knew all the tax laws: There wasn't a better accountant anywhere.

Every morning when he came to work, he would unlock his desk drawer, open it up and look inside for a minute, and then close and lock it again.

This puzzled all of his co-workers, because it was the only eccentricity that this person exhibited. They tried many times to look over his shoulder, or get into his desk when he wasn't there, without success.

One day when the elderly man was sitting at his desk, going over an account, he suffered a heart attack and died. This upset everyone tremendously. However, now that he was gone, the other members of the firm could finally see what was in
the drawer.

After obtaining the keys, they unlocked the desk drawer and cautiously peeked inside. They found one sheet of paper, and written in large letters was:

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Tuesday,  August 13, 2002

Diets & Dying

Here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.

The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.   

The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.   

Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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Monday,  August 12, 2002

The Neighbors

A man mentioned to his landlord about the tenants in the apartment over his. "Many a night they stamp on the floor and make a huge racket almost until midnight."

When the landlord asked if it bothered him, he replied, "Not really, I'm usually up practicing my sousaphone till about that time most every night anyway."

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Sunday,  August 11, 2002


When I went to get my driver's license renewed, our local Motor Vehicle Bureau was packed.

 The line inched along for almost an hour until the man ahead of me finally got his license.

He inspected his photo for a moment and commented to the clerk, "I was standing in line so long, I ended up looking pretty grouchy in this picture."

The clerk looked at his picture closely, and reassured him, "It's okay. That's how you're going to look when the cops pull you over anyway."

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Saturday,  August 10, 2002

What A Day

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is."

"Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office.

At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses.

At 1 PM, a foil wrapped , two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived.

Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home . "First the flowers then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful 'Groundhog Day' in all my life!"

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Friday,  August 9, 2002

Just My Luck!

Standing at the edge of a lake, a man saw a woman flailing about in the deep water. Unable to swim, the man screamed for help. A trout fisherman ran up. The man said, "My wife is drowning and I can't swim. Please save her. I'll give you a hundred dollars."
The fisherman dove into the water. In ten powerful strokes, he reached the woman, put his arm around her, and swam back to shore. Depositing her at the feet of the man, the fisherman said, "Okay, where's my hundred?"
The man said, "Look, when I saw her going down for the third time, I thought it was my wife. But this is my mother-in-law."
The fisherman reached into his pocket and said, "Just my luck. How much do I owe you?"

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Thursday,  August 8, 2002

The Tooth

My ten-year-old son informed me that part of his tooth had come out. We checked and, sure enough, a piece had broken off.

Trying to lighten the moment, I asked my husband, "What do you suppose the tooth fairy gives for half a tooth?"

"Nothing," he replied, "She wants the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth."

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Wednesday,  August 7, 2002

Actual Insurance Form Statements 

Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have.

The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.

I thought my window was down, but I found out it was up when I put my head through it.

A truck backed through my windshield into my wife's face.

A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.

I had been driving for forty years, when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.

I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble and my universal joint
gave way, causing me to have an accident.

An invisible car come out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.

An indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.

I was thrown from the car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by
some stray dogs.

The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of its way when it struck my front end.

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Tuesday,  August 6, 2002

Deadly Snakes

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

"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.

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

The camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."

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

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Monday,  August 5, 2002

Court Date

There was a notice in my mailbox that required me to go to court as a witness against someone whose name I did not recognize.  Calling for more information, I found out that my notice was for reporting a driver who had illegally passed my stopped school bus---ten years ago when I had been driving a bus part time.

The appearance date was the same time as my night class, so I called to see if my court appearance could be rescheduled.

Two days later someone returned my call.  "We cannot push the date back," I was told.  The reason?  "The accused is entitled to a speedy trial."

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Sunday,  August 4, 2002


A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense's closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all," the lawyer said as he looked at his watch. "Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom." He looked toward the courtroom door. The jurors, somewhat stunned, all looked on eagerly. A minute passed. Nothing happened.
Finally the lawyer said, "Actually, I made up the previous statement. But, you all looked on with anticipation. I therefore put to you that you have a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed and insist that you return a verdict of not guilty." The jury, clearly confused, retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, the jury returned and pronounced a verdict of guilty.
"But how?" inquired the lawyer. "You must have had some doubt; I saw all of you stare at the door."
The jury foreman replied, "Oh, we looked, but your client didn't."

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