• Metric Dozen

    From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to All on Wed Aug 25 16:49:01 2021
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies.

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    -= 1 =-
    A cute lil poem to start u off this issue:
    ~#~ via Margie Chant, Pastor and Evangelist, on Quora.com ~#~

    Whether you know someone your entire life or meeting just this once.

    Show them you are interested and do not be a dunce.

    It only takes you just a sec to greet them with a smile

    Do not use their same technique. Try another style.

    In these four words they'll see a friend and that's something they need too

    Show you care about other folks and ask,”How do you do?”.

    -= 2 =-
    QOTI (Quote of the issue):
    “Pych[iatric] Wards are like day cares for suicidal adolescents that hate God and love drugs.”
    --teenager Caroline Konstnar on YouTube

    -= 3 =-
    A friend sat a philosophy exam back in the 1970's. It had just one question, which was, "Is this a fair question?"

    Everybody groaned and set to work. My pal wrote one line and walked out.

    His answer was, "Is this a fair answer?"

    He passed.

    -= 4 =-
    Three bachelors were kidding their married friend.
    . . ."You've been married five years now, Daryl," said one, "and still no childeren? Is your wife" (and here he tried a very bad pun) "unbearable?"
    . . .Or," interjected another, "perhaps she's inconceivable?"
    . . ."Maybe she's, uh, impregnable," joked the third.
    . . .Daryl shook his head sadly. "No, boys, you're all wrong. She's insurmountable and inscrutable."

    -= 5 =-
    "Why do you take such an immediate dislike to people?"

    It saves time.

    -= 6 =-
    Q: Why don't chicken breasts have nipples?

    A: Because if you froze them they'd poke holes in the packaging.

    -= 7 =-
    Q: How do you know when there is a singer at your door?
    A: Because she can't find the key and doesn't know when to come in.

    -= 8 =-
    Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered.

    Years later, they get back together to discuss the gifts they were able to
    give their elderly mother for her 90th Birthday.

    The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.”

    The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”

    The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you both beat. You know how Mom enjoys
    the Bible, and you know she can’t see very well. I sent her a brown parrot
    that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it.”

    Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks:

    “Milton,” she wrote the first son, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”

    “Marvin,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”

    “Dearest Melvin,” she wrote to her third son, “You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious.”

    -= 9 =-
    A hillbilly took his pet duck and got in his pickup to go to the movin’
    pcture show in town.

    He walked up to the ticket booth with his duck under his arm to buy a ticket, but the girl said, “sir, you can’t bring that bird in here”.

    The hillbilly tries to explain ’bout how the duck is a housebroken pet, but
    the girl says, “SIR, I’m sorry but you can’t bring that animal into the theater”.

    So, the hillbilly is sitting in his truck, stroking his duck, trying to
    think, and has an idea!

    He hides his duck down the bib of his overalls and goes and buys a ticket and sits down next to these two town girls with his duck hidden in his pants, and starts watching the movie.

    A few minutes later, one of the townie girls nudges the other, and says,
    “this guys got his cock out”.

    Her friend says “ignore him, you seen one, you’ve seen ’em all”.

    The first girl replies, “not like this one, it’s eating my popcorn”.

    -= 10 =-
    Q: What do you call a feathery farmyard bird that stares at a plate of
    lettuce and anchovies?
    A: Chicken sees a salad.

    Your friend,

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to All on Fri Oct 22 12:08:15 2021
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies.

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    -= 1 =-
    ~#~ from my Kiwi mate, the ICEMan:
    Teacher: "Kids, what does the chicken give you?"
    Student: "Meat!"
    Teacher: "Very good! Now what does the pig give you?"
    Student: "Bacon!"
    Teacher: "Great! And what does the fat cow give you?"
    Student: "Homework!"

    -= 2 =-
    Q: Humphrey Bogart once did a short movie on mathematics for Canada's national education ministry; what was its title?
    A: "Here's looking at Euclid."

    -= 3 =-
    A farmer drove to a neighbor's farmhouse and knocked at the door. A
    boy, about 9, opened the door.

    "Is your dad or mom home?" said the farmer.

    "No, they went to town."

    "How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?"

    "No, he went with Mom and Dad."

    The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to
    the other, and mumbling to himself.

    "I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can
    give Dad a message."

    "Well," said the farmer uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to
    your Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy
    pregnant!!"

    The boy thought for a moment.

    "You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for
    the bull and $50 for the boar, but I don't know how much he charges
    for Howard."

    -= 4 =-
    When porn stars take off their clothes, they're actually getting dressed for work.

    -= 5 =-
    The 5 most dangerous questions women ask men

    http://bootstrike.com/LaughterHell/Love/love30.php

    -= 6 =-
    Many of you will remember Archie Campbell from Hee-Haw, and he was a regular at the Grand Old Oprey, Decades before 'Blue Collar Comedy', guys like Campbell and Grandpa Jones were selling the country comedy shtick to southern audiences.

    I'm not big on the Jeff Foxworthy and Cable Guy thing, but Archie Campbell is okay in my book. I dig that old school comedy delivery of punch line after punch line. I get bored of the modern day comedians' constant desire to shock and offend, their need to insert religious/political opinions, and their incessant self deprecation. There's something to be said for just a nice set up and delivery. I can do without the comedians' personal baggage - just give me the jokes asshole. Quit trying to be Bill Hicks.

    Here's a selection of jokes from Campbell's 1968 book Bedtime Stories for Adults. No need to worry about it being for adults, though - even by 1960's standards, it's absolutely filth free. Enjoy.



    Teacher- Jake is the world round or flat?
    Jake- My daddy says its crooked.

    A traveling salesman stopped at a country store and saw a man playing checkers with, of all things, a dog. After watching a few minutes he said, "I think that's the smartest dog I ever saw". The man said, "Oh he ain't so smart, I beat him three out of five".

    Joe- I passed by your house last night and saw you kissing your wife.
    Bill- Ha ha, the joke's on you, 1 wasn't even home last night.

    -= 7 =-
    If you liked that last batch, here's my favourite type from Archie: https://youtu.be/lpfJwUyONnc

    -= 8 =-
    One Hippopotami
    Allan Sherman
    One hippopotami cannot get on a bus,
    Because one hippopotami is two hippopotamus
    And if you have two goose, that makes one geese
    A pair of mouse is mice A pair of moose is meese

    A paranoia is a bunch of mental blocks
    And when Ben Casey meets Kildaire, that's called a paradox
    When two minks fall in love, with all their heart and soul,
    You'll find the plural of two minks is one mink stole

    Singulars and plurals are so different, bless my soul
    Has it ever occurred to you that the plural of half is whole?

    A bunch of tooth is teeth a group of foot is feet
    And two canaries make a pair, they call it a parakeet
    A paramecium is not a pair
    A parallelogram is just a crazy square

    Nobody knows just what a paraphernalia is
    And what is half a pair of scissors, but a single sciz?
    With someone you adore, if you should find romance,
    You'll pant, and pant once more, and that's a pair of pants!

    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Busch Lou / Allan Sherman / Lou Busch

    Song version, with picture slide show:
    https://youtu.be/umlBrQoG6xk

    -= 9 =-
    Q: What magic spell does Harry Potter cast when he's constipated?
    A: Expoolianus!

    -= 10 =-
    An elderly, white-haired man walked into a jewellery store one Friday evening with a beautiful young blonde at his side.
    He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.

    The jeweller looked through his stock and brought out a £5,000 ring. The old man said, "No, I'd like to see something more special."

    At that statement, the jeweller went to his special stock and brought another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only £40,000," he said.

    The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, "We'll take it."

    The jeweller asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, "By cheque. I know you need to make sure my cheque clears so I'll write it now, and you can call the bank on Monday morning to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up on Monday afternoon," he said..

    On Monday morning, the jeweller 'phoned the old man and said "Sir, there's no money in that account."

    "I know," said the old man, "but let me tell you about my weekend!"

    MORAL: Not All Seniors Are Senile!

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
    Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to All on Tue Nov 30 13:57:54 2021
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies.

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    -= 1 =-
    A young man has been experiencing pains in his abdomen so goes to visit his GP. After some tests the doctor says, I've got your results back and there's good news and bad news.

    Ok doc, give me the bad news first. The doc says I'm afraid you have an inoperable tumor in your bowel. It's terminal and you have around 3 years to live.

    Cripes, doc, and the good news?

    You also have Alzheimer's.

    -= 2 =-
    Speaking of Arizona, I never mesa butte I didn't like.

    -= 3 =-
    Did you hear about the Italian chef who died?
    Yup, he pasta way.
    We cannoli do so much
    His legacy will become a pizza history.
    He simply ran out of thyme.
    I know, I know... too cheesy!

    -= 4 =-
    Funny flight attendant
    https://youtu.be/1AE_hjOLDtU

    -= 5 =-
    1963 Camp Granada Song--Allan Shermam
    https://youtu.be/4yFTOvO0utY

    -= 6 =-
    A 10-year-old girl asked her mother, "Mommy, how was I born?"

    The mother smiled and replied, "Once upon a time me and your daddy decided to plant a wonderfruyl little seed. Daddy put it in the Earth and I took care of it ever single day.

    After a while, the seed begabn t o grow more & more leaves and in a few months it turned into a beautifo healthy plant.

    So we took the plant, dried it, smoked it, and got so high we forgot to wear a condom.

    -= 7 =-
    One rainy Halloween in an introvert's home:

    Friend1: What is that around your ankle?
    Friend2: A house arrest bracelet.
    F1: OMG! Why? What did you do?
    F2: Nothing. It's fake.
    F1: Why on earth would you wear a fake house arrest ankle bracelet?
    F2: Ask me if I want to go to a party tonight?
    F1: Umm, okayyy. Wanna go to a party tonight?
    F2: Can't. *points to ankle*

    -= 8 =-
    ~# via Facebook #~
    [InspireU] Portering Troubles

    I love this reminder from Elizabeth Gilbert:
    “Some years ago, I was stuck on a crosstown bus in New York City during rush hour. Traffic was barely moving. The bus was filled with cold, tired people who were deeply irritated with one another, with the world itself. Two men barked at each other about a shove that might or might not have been intentional. A pregnant woman got on, and nobody offered her a seat. Rage was in the air; no mercy would be found here.
    But as the bus approached Seventh Avenue, the driver got on the intercom."Folks," he said, "I know you have had a rough day and you are frustrated. I can’t do anything about the weather or traffic, but here is what I can do. As each one of you gets off the bus, I will reach out my hand to you. As you walk by, drop your troubles into the palm of my hand, okay? Don’t take your problems home to your families tonight, just leave them with me. My route goes right by the Hudson River, and when I drive by there later, I will open the window and throw your troubles in the water."
    It was as if a spell had lifted. Everyone burst out laughing. Faces gleamed with surprised delight. People who had been pretending for the past hour not to notice each other’s existence were suddenly grinning at each other like, is this guy serious?
    Oh, he was serious.
    At the next stop, just as promised, the driver reached out his hand, palm up, and waited. One by one, all the exiting commuters placed their hand just above his and mimed the gesture of dropping something into his palm. Some people laughed as they did this, some teared up but everyone did it. The driver repeated the same lovely ritual at the next stop, too. And the next. All the way to the river.
    We live in a hard world, my friends. Sometimes it is extra difficult to be a human being. Sometimes you have a bad day. Sometimes you have a bad day that lasts for several years. You struggle and fail. You lose jobs, money, friends, faith, and love. You witness horrible events unfolding in the news, and you become fearful and withdrawn. There are times when everything seems cloaked in darkness. You long for the light but don’t know where to find it.
    But what if you are the light? What if you are the very agent of illumination that a dark situation begs for?. That’s what this bus driver taught me, that anyone can be the light, at any moment. This guy wasn’t some big power player. He wasn’t a spiritual leader. He wasn’t some media-savvy influencer. He was a bus driver, one of society’s most invisible workers. But he possessed real power, and he used it beautifully for our benefit.
    When life feels especially grim, or when I feel particularly powerless in the face of the world’s troubles, I think of this man and ask myself, What can I do, right now, to be the light? Of course, I can’t personally end all wars, or solve global warming, or transform vexing people into entirely different creatures. I definitely can’t control traffic. But I do have some influence on everyone I brush up against, even if we never speak or learn each other’s name. "No matter who you are, or where you are, or how mundane or tough your situation may seem, I believe you can illuminate your world. In fact, I believe this is the only way the world will ever be illuminated, one bright act of grace at a time, all the way to the river."~~
    ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

    -= 9 =-
    Allan Sherman's "Dad Hates the Beatles"

    https://youtu.be/Jj-2Tcuzy0I

    Where were you in this Beatles vs parent equation, in 1964 & onwards?

    -= 10 =-
    If you haven't experienced the family safe humour & music of Tim Hawkins yet, do as I did, & hunt up ALL his amazing songs!
    Here's a nice sampling:
    https://youtu.be/yTrXAtIdrBY

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
    Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Tue Nov 30 22:10:00 2021
    George,

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00
    cancelation fee! ;)

    A dime is a dollar with all the taxes taken out.

    -= 1 =-
    A young man has been experiencing pains in his abdomen so goes to visit his GP. After some tests the doctor says, I've got your results back
    and there's good news and bad news.

    Ok doc, give me the bad news first. The doc says I'm afraid you have an inoperable tumor in your bowel. It's terminal and you have around 3
    years to live.

    Cripes, doc, and the good news?

    You also have Alzheimer's.

    I like the one where these 2 Christians are die-hard baseball fans. They wonder if there is baseball in Heaven...so they figure whichever one dies first, they'd somehow get the word back to the one left behind.

    A few months later, one of them dies...but it's several weeks before he
    hears from his departed friend. He asked "What can you tell me??". His
    friend said "I've got good news, and I've got bad news".

    He said "Give me the good news first". He said there are gold bases, diamonds, everything, and no worry about getting your uniforms dirty.
    Plus, the concession stands have every holsum food and drink you could
    ever want".

    His friend replied "Well, that is good news. But, there can't be any
    bad news in Heaven"...to which he was told "they're going to call you
    to the bullpen in 30 seconds". <G>

    -= 2 =-
    Speaking of Arizona, I never mesa butte I didn't like.

    It's more like arid zone-a in the dry heat.

    -= 3 =-
    Did you hear about the Italian chef who died?
    Yup, he pasta way.
    We cannoli do so much
    His legacy will become a pizza history.
    He simply ran out of thyme.
    I know, I know... too cheesy!

    Hey, macaroni. <G>


    -= 4 =-
    Funny flight attendant
    https://youtu.be/1AE_hjOLDtU

    The ones for Southwest Airlines are an absolute scream. When
    I traveled, I preferred the train...but if I had to fly, I went
    Southwest Airlines.

    -= 5 =-
    1963 Camp Granada Song--Allan Shermam
    https://youtu.be/4yFTOvO0utY

    Hello to your parents. :P

    -= 6 =-
    A 10-year-old girl asked her mother, "Mommy, how was I born?"

    The mother smiled and replied, "Once upon a time me and your daddy
    decided to plant a wonderfruyl little seed. Daddy put it in the Earth
    and I took care of it ever single day.

    After a while, the seed begabn t o grow more & more leaves and in a few months it turned into a beautifo healthy plant.

    So we took the plant, dried it, smoked it, and got so high we forgot to wear a condom.

    Would a puny prophylactic be known as a condom-minimum?? <G>

    -= 7 =-
    One rainy Halloween in an introvert's home:

    Friend1: What is that around your ankle?
    Friend2: A house arrest bracelet.
    F1: OMG! Why? What did you do?
    F2: Nothing. It's fake.
    F1: Why on earth would you wear a fake house arrest ankle bracelet?
    F2: Ask me if I want to go to a party tonight?
    F1: Umm, okayyy. Wanna go to a party tonight?
    F2: Can't. *points to ankle*

    Was he blonde??

    -= 8 =-
    ~# via Facebook #~
    [InspireU] Portering Troubles

    I love this reminder from Elizabeth Gilbert:

    That was nice.

    -= 9 =-
    Allan Sherman's "Dad Hates the Beatles"

    https://youtu.be/Jj-2Tcuzy0I

    Ringo wasn't the Starr. <G>

    Where were you in this Beatles vs parent equation, in 1964 & onwards?

    I had a 45 RPM record years ago called "Beatlemania" with several
    clips of their songs, worked together in an interview.

    -= 10 =-
    If you haven't experienced the family safe humour & music of Tim
    Hawkins yet, do as I did, & hunt up ALL his amazing songs!
    Here's a nice sampling:
    https://youtu.be/yTrXAtIdrBY

    I'm too tired to do so tonight. I just finished the ham radio traffic nets...my eyes are burning...and my legs are cramping. So, as soon as I
    finish this QWK packet, I'm going to try to get some sleep.

    Daryl

    ... Never marry a tennis player; to them, love means nothing.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to Daryl Stout on Wed Dec 1 10:14:36 2021
    -= 2 =-
    Speaking of Arizona, I never mesa butte I didn't like.

    It's more like arid zone-a in the dry heat.

    The American Evangelical Missionis Society board was meeting & complaining how they've planted a church in every state except Arizona.

    They sent a deacon to go find out why it was so difficult.

    He reported back two months later, "Well, gentlemen; in t he winter it's so beautiful, Heaven holds no apeal, & in the summer, it's so hot, Hell holds no fear."

    If you haven't experienced the family safe humour & music of Tim Hawkins yet, do as I did, & hunt up ALL his amazing songs!
    Here's a nice sampling:
    https://youtu.be/yTrXAtIdrBY

    I'm too tired to do so tonight. I just finished the ham radio traffic nets...my eyes are burning...and my legs are cramping. So, as soon as I finish this QWK packet, I'm going to try to get some sleep.

    Priorties, mate; Well, done!

    I bet he'll be your new favouritie in no time. . .

    Q: Why doesn't Arizona advertise?
    A: Because at 99¢ for a 24oz can the product sells itself!

    Arizona: I love you Dad
    Dad: I love you Tucson.

    Q: What’s the capital of Arizona?
    A: A

    I did an essay about Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
    My teacher only wanted the cliff notes though.

    Did you hear about the clown who lived in the desert?
    He had a dry sense of humor.

    After my girlfriend posted a picture of us at a Meteor Crater..
    (Me) "You spelled meteor wrong."
    (Her) "Did I really?"
    (Me) "Just joking, you spelled meteorite. "

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
    Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to All on Wed Dec 8 13:29:53 2021
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    Fun fact for those going hiking in Bear Country
    If it’s brown lie down (play dead)
    If it’s black, fight back (self-explanatory)
    If it’s white, goodnight (You’re cooked)
    Fun Advice: don't. Watch them on NatGeo instead.

    -= 2 =-
    from the quotables:

    "New research finds that people who are bullies are more likely to get plastic surgery. Unfortunately, the nerds they bullied are more likely to be plastic surgeons. 'Well, well, well, look who we have here!'" -Jimmy Fallon

    "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." -Drew Carey

    "One of the winners of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee has an older brother who won the competition in 2014. Or as their dad put it, 'I'm just going to throw these baseball mitts away.'" -Jimmy Fallon

    "Just in time for Mother's Day, Dove is selling body wash in six different bottles, to represent the different shapes of women's bodies. Yep, it's being called the perfect gift if you want to offend your mom." -Jimmy Fallon

    -= 3 =-
    The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get in the end of it? Death. What's that...a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards.

    (1) You should die first, you know, start out dead, get it out of the way. You wake up in a an old age home, feeling better every day.

    (2) You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.

    (3) You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, play golf, you're generally promiscuous (hey, you've only got a few years left, what's the big deal?!?) and you get ready for High School.

    (4) Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, and, finally, you become a baby;

    (5) The last step, you spend your last 9 months floating peacefully with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, larger quarters everyday, then you finish off as an orgasm!

    -= 4 =-
    Two buddies were getting dressed in the locker room after a workout, when the first man saw something that give him a bit of a shock.

    "How long have you been wearing that bra?" the man asked his friend.

    The friend replies, "Ever since my wife found it in the glove compartment."

    -= 5 =-
    My wife told me to go to the doctors and get some of those tablets that 'help' you get an erection.

    You should have seen her face when I came back and tossed her some diet pills!

    I'm still looking for a place to live.

    -= 6 =-
    Last night I reached for my liquid Viagra and accidentally grabbed a bottle of Liquid Paper. I woke up this morning with a huge correction.

    -= 7 =-
    Q. What is the definition of Blood, Sweat and Tears?

    A. A blonde on her period standing in front of a tampon machine with a bent quarter.

    -= 8 =-
    I was in a pub last Saturday night, and after drinking a few I noticed two very robust-looking women at the bar. They both had pretty strong accents, so I asked, "Hey, are you two ladies from Ireland?"

    One of them snapped back, saying, "It's Wales, you idiot!"

    I immediately apologized. "I'm sorry," I said, "are you two whales from Ireland?"

    -= 9 =-
    A man wakes up in the hospital bandaged from head to foot.

    The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness. Now you probably won't remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the freeway. You're going to be okay, however, your penis was severed in the accident and we couldn't find it."

    The man groans, but the doctor goes on, "You have $9,000 in insurance compensation coming and we now have the technology to build you a new penis. They work great but they don't come cheap. It's roughly $1,000 an inch."

    The man perks up.

    "So," the doctor says, "You must decide how many inches you want. But I understand that you have been married for over twenty years and this is something you should discuss with your wife. If you had a five incher before and get a nine incher now she might be a bit put out. If you had a nine incher before and you decide to only invest in a five incher now, she might be disappointed. It's important that she plays a role in helping you make a decision."

    The man agrees to talk it over with his wife.

    The doctor comes back the next day, "So, have you spoken with your wife?"

    "Yes I have," says the man.

    "And has she helped you make a decision?"

    "Yes," says the man.

    "So what is it going to be?" asks the doctor.

    The man says, "We're getting new granite counter tops."

    -= 10 =-
    When our ship stopped in the Atlantic Ocean for a 'swim call,' the chief boatswain noticed how nervous I was. "Don't worry," he assured me. "You are never more than three miles from land." Then he added, "Straight down."

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Thu Dec 9 05:05:00 2021
    George,

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    You asked for it. <G>

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00
    cancelation fee! ;)

    It'd have to come in an IOU on a wooden nickel. <G>

    -= 1 =-

    Fun Advice: don't. Watch them on NatGeo instead.

    One bearly can get out of a grizzly situation. <G>

    -= 2 =-

    from the quotables:

    "New research finds that people who are bullies are more likely to get plastic surgery. Unfortunately, the nerds they bullied are more likely
    to be plastic surgeons. 'Well, well, well, look who we have here!'"
    -Jimmy Fallon

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group
    for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." -Drew Carey

    The Bar Exam: How much tequila you can drink before you hit the floor.

    'I'm just going to throw these baseball mitts away.'" -Jimmy Fallon

    I wonder if he can catch that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

    Yep, it's being called the perfect gift if you want to offend your
    mom." -Jimmy Fallon

    Not to mention the aromatic scents with them. :P

    -= 3 =-

    The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get in the end of
    it? Death. What's that...a bonus? I think the life cycle is all
    backwards.

    Practically...and you end up being sexy. <G>

    -= 4 =-

    "How long have you been wearing that bra?" the man asked his friend.

    The friend replies, "Ever since my wife found it in the glove compartment."

    At least he didn't have the panties on as well. <G>

    -= 5 =-

    I'm still looking for a place to live.

    He could've been making a one time visit to the funeral parlor. <G>

    -= 6 =-

    Last night I reached for my liquid Viagra and accidentally grabbed a bottle of Liquid Paper. I woke up this morning with a huge correction.

    Hairy had a little lot...it was white as snow. <G>

    -= 7 =-

    A. A blonde on her period standing in front of a tampon machine with a bent quarter.

    Practically. However, I saw a sign that noted this:

    Menstrual Cramps, Menopause, Mental Illness.

    Ever notice how all of our problems begin with MEN??

    (that was for the ladies <G>).

    -= 8 =-

    I immediately apologized. "I'm sorry," I said, "are you two whales from Ireland?"

    According to Walter (Jeff Dunham's dummy), it's legal to whale hunt in Iceland. <G>

    -= 9 =-

    The man says, "We're getting new granite counter tops."

    Never take anything for granite. <G>

    -= 10 =-

    "Straight down."

    Be sure to visit Davy Jones Locker for some good deals. <G>

    Daryl

    ... Don't lend people money. It causes amnesia.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 10 09:25:04 2021
    George,

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    You asked for it. <G>

    Fair dinkum, mate.

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    It'd have to come in an IOU on a wooden nickel. <G>

    No idea where that expression began -- I'd say don't take a wooden cent or dime, too,. for that matter! Wooden dollars are okay, as paper money comes from. . wood! (mostly linen(flax), actually)

    "New research finds that people who are bullies are more likely to get plastic surgery. Unfortunately, the nerds they bullied are more likely to be plastic surgeons. 'Well, well, well, look who we have here!'" -Jimmy Fallon

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    or "scold" as the bullies are being schooled?

    "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." -Drew Carey

    The Bar Exam: How much tequila you can drink before you hit the floor.

    1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor.

    "How long have you been wearing that bra?" the man asked his friend. The friend replies, "Ever since my wife found it in the glove compartment."

    At least he didn't have the panties on as well. <G>

    How do you know? & why are all these women leaving their underbritches behind, anyway?! If I'm undressed somewhere (e.g. pool), I certainly get redressed the same as I usually do -- with all compnents I started the day with, in their usual place. I've never arrived home after a day at the pool or beach, looking for my missing underwear!

    But maybe the tramp in above story was marking territory?

    According to Walter (Jeff Dunham's dummy), it's legal to whale hunt in Iceland. <G>

    I'm guessing he was explaining why je wanted to take his wife on a vacation to Iceland?

    The man says, "We're getting new granite counter tops."

    Never take anything for granite. <G>

    I pacifically axed you not to use that pun, I'm sure. . .

    ... Don't lend people money. It causes amnesia.

    If you lend somebody $20 & then never see them again, it was worth it.


    My love for my wife is like the national debt.
    It's enormous. It seems likes it's been around forever. It is growing every day. It's something that will be passed onto our children and grandchildren.

    My friend gets in debt and offers to work it off by redoing peoples' kitchens but I wouldn't accept his counter offer.
    (I never accept money from a counter fitter.)

    Someone recently told me being $30,000 dollars in credit card debt was a bad thing.
    If it is such a bad thing, why does my bank statement say "outstanding balance" below it?

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
    Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM
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    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757.2)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Sun Dec 12 00:37:00 2021
    George,


    You asked for it. <G>

    Fair dinkum, mate.

    I've got your fair dinkum right here. <G>

    No idea where that expression began -- I'd say don't take a wooden
    cent or dime, too,. for that matter! Wooden dollars are okay, as paper money comes from. . wood! (mostly linen(flax), actually)

    And, notice that doesn't apply to any other coinage??

    or "scold" as the bullies are being schooled?

    I'm sometimes wonder if the panhandlers are being schooled on how to
    beg at the traffic lights. I've seen them go off the corner, get into
    a fancy car (i.e. a Lexus), and drive off. I've heard of them pulling
    a gun on drivers, and they throw food on the ground. What they want is
    money for drugs and alcoholic beverages, if not sex with the hookers.

    1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor.

    How many rounds of Jose Cuervo?? -- as the song goes.

    At least he didn't have the panties on as well. <G>

    How do you know? & why are all these women leaving their underbritches behind, anyway?! If I'm undressed somewhere (e.g. pool), I certainly
    get redressed the same as I usually do -- with all compnents I started
    the day with, in their usual place. I've never arrived home after a day
    at the pool or beach, looking for my missing underwear!

    For me and my late wife, it was like the country song "I've got all the
    love a man could want, waiting for me at home". Now, if a member of the opposite sex gave us a hug or a kiss, we'd razz the crap out of each
    other. <G>

    I'm guessing he was explaining why je wanted to take his wife on a vacation to Iceland?

    Walter said they visited the volcanoes, and his wife kept saying to
    him "Stop trying to push me in!!". <G>

    I pacifically axed you not to use that pun, I'm sure. . .

    I've slept since then.

    If you lend somebody $20 & then never see them again, it was worth it.

    I'm so broke I can't pay attention.

    My love for my wife is like the national debt.
    It's enormous. It seems likes it's been around forever. It is growing every day. It's something that will be passed onto our children and grandchildren.

    But, this is more beneficial. :)

    My friend gets in debt and offers to work it off by redoing peoples' kitchens but I wouldn't accept his counter offer.
    (I never accept money from a counter fitter.)

    It was a phony job, anyway.

    Someone recently told me being $30,000 dollars in credit card debt was
    a bad thing.
    If it is such a bad thing, why does my bank statement say "outstanding balance" below it?

    Exactly.

    Daryl

    ... She criticized my apartment, so I knocked her flat.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757.2 to Daryl Stout on Wed Dec 15 10:15:04 2021
    Fair dinkum, mate.

    I've got your fair dinkum right here. <G>

    I'm not sure what dinkum is Latin for, but it must be reasonable. . .

    No idea where that expression began -- I'd say don't take a wooden cent or dime, too,. for that matter! Wooden dollars are okay, as paper money comes from. . wood! (mostly linen(flax), actually)

    And, notice that doesn't apply to any other coinage??

    Kind of what I just said, mate! ;) I know, I now, you've slept since then!

    I'm sometimes wonder if the panhandlers are being schooled on how to
    beg at the traffic lights. I've seen them go off the corner, get into
    a fancy car (i.e. a Lexus), and drive off. I've heard of them pulling
    a gun on drivers, and they throw food on the ground. What they want is
    money for drugs and alcoholic beverages, if not sex with the hookers.

    Never assume, unless it is beneficially.

    Most are just hungry, & have heard of this as a way of getting some extra money to buy food.

    I used to be homeless & had to resort to panhandling on occasion (to avoid stealing)

    In spite of what y'all were assuming, I was not seeking money for drugs, booze, or hookers. (I was offered a free hooker once, from a pimp who grew up near where I did, but I said no thanks.)

    I was more hobo than bum -- traveled, willing to work anywhere at 'most anything in exchange for room, board, &/or currency of the realm.

    I bummed rides, sure, cuz it was safer than hoping a grain train. . .

    But I paid for my ride by helping keep the drivers awake through some or all of 2,000 miles of empty boring prairie. . . & I had some cassettes with good music which was a joy to those with limited supply of tapes in the car & terrible radio reception.

    Of course, some old men in cadillacs wanted more 'personal' forms of payment. If the ruide was dependent on such, I got out there, otherwise, I said no thanks & rode in silence to my destination, beside an old perv willing(eager) to hit on a teenage kid who looked like he was 12 years old!

    As they grew into the majority(*sigh*) of those stopping to pick me up, I began seeking new ways to get rides going long distances.

    whoops, wrong echo. . .jokes & funnies. . . hmm. . .hobo. . .

    1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor.

    How many rounds of Jose Cuervo?? -- as the song goes.

    All of them; I ain't no quitter!

    For me and my late wife, it was like the country song "I've got all the love a man could want, waiting for me at home". Now, if a member of the opposite sex gave us a hug or a kiss, we'd razz the crap out of each
    other. <G>

    Sounds like how it'd go with mine & me. . . :D

    I'm guessing he was explaining why je wanted to take his wife on a vacation to Iceland?

    Walter said they visited the volcanoes, and his wife kept saying to
    him "Stop trying to push me in!!". <G>

    My thoery is the male leaders of a tribe ca,e up with that virgin into a volcano thing to help get nubile girls to willingly 'give it up'

    mayor's son: Hey, Bethany, I heard you were going to be selected to be this year's sacrifice tot yhe volcano gods. I can guarantee that you won't be the one they toss into the burning fire & brimstone. . . but it requires a bit of sacrifice on your part, in gratitude, to me. . .

    I pacifically axed you not to use that pun, I'm sure. . .

    I've slept since then.

    That's how it works for me, too, but I've never thought of saying so out loud. I'm going to start, though!

    If you lend somebody $20 & then never see them again, it was worth it.

    I'm so broke I can't pay attention.

    I always say that,m sometimes.

    You took the words right out of mny mouth. . . how unsanitary!
    (both those one liners from Archie comics I read in the late 1070s)

    Back to hobos:

    I invented a bouncing platform to help obese hobos lose weight.
    I call it a Tramp o' Lean

    Q: What do you call two hobos hitting each other with cardboard?
    A: Pillow fight

    If witches, drunks, and hobos show up at my doorstep, I can only assume it’s Halloween.
    Because our family reunion was in April.

    Did you hear about the fight between the two hobos yesterday? One bit off the other's nose!
    What a senseless, scentless, centless act of violence.

    Q: What is the difference between a businessman on a bike and hobo on a tricycle?
    A: a tire / attire.

    Some whales just started a music group
    Its called the orchestra.

    Ladies and gentleman, Hoboes and tramps, Cross-eyed beetles, And bow-legged ants. Pull up a seat, And sit on the floor.

    I'm going to tell you a story I know nothing about.

    One dark day, In the middle of the night. Two dead boys, They stood up to fight.

    Back to back They faced each other. Drew their swords, And shot each other. The deaf policeman heard it all, She came to shoot those two dead boys.

    Don't believe this lie is true? Go ahead, ask the blind man. He saw it, too.

    Your friend,

    <+]:{)}
    Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM
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    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757.2)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Mon Dec 27 09:38:44 2021
    and said to the old lady, "I know just what you're wanting. For $5.00 I'll have sex with you right over there in that rocking chair."

    The old lady looked surprised but didn't say a word.

    The old man continued, "For $10.00 I'll do it with you on that nice soft sofa over there, but for $20.00, I'll take you back to my room, light some candles, and give you the most romantic evening you've had in 20 years."

    The old lady still says nothing but after a couple of minutes, starts digging down in her purse. She pulls out a wrinkled $20.00 bill and holds it up.

    "So you want the nice romantic evening in my room?" says the old man.

    "Get serious," she replies. "Four times in the rocking chair!"

    -= 4 =-
    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

    -= 5 =-
    A car full of Irish nuns are sitting at a traffic light in down town Dublin, when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them. "Hey, show us yer teets, ya bloody penguins!" shouts one of the drunks.

    Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and says, "I don't think they know who we are; show them your cross."

    Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Pish off, ya fookin' little wankers, before I come over there and rip yer balls off!"

    Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite innocently, and asks, "Did that sound cross enough?"

    -= 6 =-
    A Swiss guy in New York is looking for directions, so he pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting.

    "Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.

    The two Americans just stare at him.

    "Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tries. The two continue to stare.

    "Parlare Italiano?" No response.

    "Hablan ustedes Espanol?" Still nothing.

    The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The first American turns to the second and says, "Y'know, maybe we should learn a foreign language."

    "Why?" says the other. "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."

    -= 7 =-
    ~#~ from my good mate, the ICE-Man:

    Arctic Ice Report:
    (Washington Post November '22)

    The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department from Consulate, at Bergen, Norway.

    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
    Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
    ********************
    I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post -- 99 years ago. Alarmist global warning even back then.


    No doubt caused by Model T Ford emissions. [yeah, ALL those cars: 111.53 per 1,000 people; now 816/1K, & the Antarctic & its penhuins are stil there & still cold; funny, that!]

    -= 8 =-
    the NFL players are "taking a knee" as ifd they invented the concept.

    Think about it: the first athlete to take a knee was Tanya Harding! (~#~adapted from a Sid Davis joke)

    -= 9 =-

    In a recent magazine poll, readers established "waka" as the proper pronunciation for the angle-bracket characters < or >. The following poem appeared recently in the magazine.

    The text of the poem follows:

    < > ! * ' ' #
    ^ " ` $ $ -
    ! * = @ $ _
    % * < > ~ # 4
    & [ ] . . /
    | { , , SYSTEM HALTED

    The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, as such:

    Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash, Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash, Bang splat equal at dollar under-score, Percent splat waka waka tilde number four, Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash, Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH!

    -= 10 =-
    Jews & Irish people -- not really that different. . .

    Both take their religion of birth either seriously or not at all.

    There's one day a year that Jews do not eat, it's called Yom Kippur.

    The Irish have this, too, it's called Saint Patrick's Day!

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-5
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Mon Dec 27 20:37:20 2021
    Trying this again. . .

    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by
    yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I
    won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    If you're cold &/or depressed, enjoy some free laughs. . .

    -= 1 =-
    After 10 years, the wife starts to think their child looks a little odd, so she decides to do a
    DNA test. She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents.

    Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.

    Husband: What's up?

    Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our child.

    Husband: Well, don't you remember? When we were leaving the hospital that night, you
    saw the baby had pooped his diaper. Then you said: Please go change the baby, I'll wait for
    you here. So I went inside, got a clean one and left the messy one there.

    -= 2 =-
    This issue's quotable quoters:

    "A man set a new world record after kicking himself in the head 134 times in one minute. He
    broke the previous record of zero." -Conan O'Brien

    "A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is bad for you, after
    earlier research indicated that sitting for too long at work is bad for you. So really the only
    thing we know is, work is bad for you." -Jimmy Fallon

    [I've been saying this next one for years, but HE gets the credit?!]

    "The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you
    can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved." --Russell Lynes

    A new report says 60 percent of teenagers don't have even a basic knowledge of finances.
    Although in fairness, I'm 38 and I just found out this year that a 401(k) is NOT a type of
    marathon." -Jimmy Fallon

    "Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk claims he has gotten verbal approval to connect New York,
    Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington with a high-speed train that runs in an airless tube.
    While the New York City subway just introduced brand-new rotary phones."
    -Seth Meyers

    "Scientists believe the first modern Europeans mated with Neanderthals. This is the oldest
    evidence yet of beer goggles." -Conan O'Brien

    "Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to
    burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should
    save it for someone you love." -Butch Hancock

    "You know those little robot vacuums called Roombas? The company that makes them says
    that Roombas have the capability to map out your home while they clean it, and it's planning
    to sell that information to Amazon and Google. We all thought that the Roomba was just
    vacuuming; turns out it was casing the joint." -James Corden

    "This was a little controversial: Pope Francis recently said that the majority of modern
    Catholic marriages are worthless because couples don't always mean it when they say
    they'll love each other forever. And that's the last time Pope Francis was ever asked to give
    a best man speech." -Jimmy Fallon

    "A new article states that millennials have terrible conversational skills. When asked for
    comment, millennials texted a series of crying frowny faces." -Conan O'Brien

    -= 3 =-
    Two elderly residents, a man and a woman, were alone in the lounge of their nursing home
    one evening. The old man looked over and said to the old lady, "I know just what you're
    wanting. For $5.00 I'll have sex with you right over there in that rocking chair."

    The old lady looked surprised but didn't say a word.

    The old man continued, "For $10.00 I'll do it with you on that nice soft sofa over there, but
    for $20.00, I'll take you back to my room, light some candles, and give you the most
    romantic evening you've had in 20 years."

    The old lady still says nothing but after a couple of minutes, starts digging down in her
    purse. She pulls out a wrinkled $20.00 bill and holds it up.

    "So you want the nice romantic evening in my room?" says the old man.

    "Get serious," she replies. "Four times in the rocking chair!"

    -= 4 =-
    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

    -= 5 =-
    A car full of Irish nuns are sitting at a traffic light in down town Dublin, when a bunch of
    rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them. "Hey, show us yer teets, ya bloody penguins!"
    shouts one of the drunks.

    Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and says, "I don't think
    they know who we are; show them your cross."

    Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Pish off, ya fookin' little
    wankers, before I come over there and rip yer balls off!"

    Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite
    innocently, and asks, "Did that sound cross enough?"

    -= 6 =-
    A Swiss guy in New York is looking for directions, so he pulls up at a bus stop where two
    Americans are waiting.

    "Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.

    The two Americans just stare at him.

    "Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?" he tries. The two continue to stare.

    "Parlare Italiano?" No response.

    "Hablan ustedes Espanol?" Still nothing.

    The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The first American turns to the second and
    says, "Y'know, maybe we should learn a foreign language."

    "Why?" says the other. "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."

    -= 7 =-
    ~#~ from my good mate, the ICE-Man:

    Arctic Ice Report:
    (Washington Post November '22)

    The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the
    seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department from
    Consulate, at Bergen, Norway.

    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate
    conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81
    degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very
    warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report
    continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few
    seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and
    smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal
    fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise
    and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
    ********************
    I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as
    reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post -- 99 years ago. Alarmist global
    warning even back then.


    No doubt caused by Model T Ford emissions. [yeah, ALL those cars: 111.53 per 1,000 people; now 816/1K, & the Antarctic & its penhuins
    are stil there & still cold; funny, that!]

    -= 8 =-
    the NFL players are "taking a knee" as ifd they invented the concept.

    Think about it: the first athlete to take a knee was Tanya Harding! (~#~adapted from a Sid
    Davis joke)

    -= 9 =-

    In a recent magazine poll, readers established "waka" as the proper pronunciation for the
    angle-bracket characters < or >. The following poem appeared recently in the magazine.

    The text of the poem follows:

    < > ! * ' ' #
    ^ " ` $ $ -
    ! * = @ $ _
    % * < > ~ # 4
    & [ ] . . /
    | { , , SYSTEM HALTED

    The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, as such:

    Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash, Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash, Bang splat equal at dollar under-score, Percent splat waka waka tilde number four, Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash, Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH!

    -= 10 =-
    Jews & Irish people -- not really that different. . .

    Both take their religion of birth either seriously or not at all.

    There's one day a year that Jews do not eat, it's called Yom Kippur.

    The Irish have this, too, it's called Saint Patrick's Day!

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Tue Dec 28 21:59:00 2021
    George,

    Trying this again. . .

    If at first, you don't succeed...try, try again.

    Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. -- W.C. Fields <G>

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00
    cancelation fee! ;)

    $19?? What about depreciation?? Shouldn't it be 19 cents?? <g,d,r>

    Husband: Well, don't you remember? When we were leaving the hospital
    that night, you saw the baby had pooped his diaper. Then you said:
    Please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here. So I went inside,
    got a clean one and left the messy one there.

    Sounds like the one that Yakov Smirnoff told. He noted this "baby
    changing table" in the bathroom...so he said "you get to change the
    baby for another one"...then he added "I'll bet you never look at it
    that way". And of course, the whole room was roaring in laughter. <G>

    This issue's quotable quoters:

    "A man set a new world record after kicking himself in the head 134
    times in one minute. He broke the previous record of zero." -Conan
    O'Brien

    Sounds like Denny Crum, one time Louisville basketball coach, who said something like "Our future lies ahead". What was your first clue?? :P

    "A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is bad for you, after earlier research indicated that sitting for too long
    at work is bad for you. So really the only thing we know is, work is
    bad for you." -Jimmy Fallon

    Work is also a nasty 4 letter word.

    [I've been saying this next one for years, but HE gets the credit?!]

    And, he's getting paid more money than you are.

    "The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you
    can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved." --Russell Lynes

    Just like the celebrity roasts...you can find a lot of those on YouTube.

    A new report says 60 percent of teenagers don't have even a basic knowledge of finances. Although in fairness, I'm 38 and I just found
    out this year that a 401(k) is NOT a type of marathon." -Jimmy Fallon

    [eye roll].

    "Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk claims he has gotten verbal approval to connect New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington with a high-speed train that runs in an airless tube. While the New York City subway just introduced brand-new rotary phones." -Seth Meyers

    I saw where the 3G phone networks will be shutting down soon...and that eventually, they'll do the same to 4G, to try to get (force) folks to
    upgrade to 5G. The thing is, not everyone has a ton of money lying
    around to upgrade their phone on a whim. I'm a firm believer in "If it
    ain't broke, don't fix it". Why folks have to always have the latest
    and greatest item, is beyond me.

    "Scientists believe the first modern Europeans mated with Neanderthals. This is the oldest evidence yet of beer goggles." -Conan O'Brien

    They were probably drunk as coots as well.

    "Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most
    awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love." -Butch Hancock

    Never mind a hot time in the old town tonight.

    "You know those little robot vacuums called Roombas? The company that makes them says that Roombas have the capability to map out your home while they clean it, and it's planning to sell that information to
    Amazon and Google. We all thought that the Roomba was just vacuuming; turns out it was casing the joint." -James Corden

    Sure looks that way. Next, it'll send pictures as you enter and leave
    the shower, naked as a jaybird.

    "This was a little controversial: Pope Francis recently said that the majority of modern Catholic marriages are worthless because couples
    don't always mean it when they say they'll love each other forever. And that's the last time Pope Francis was ever asked to give a best man speech." -Jimmy Fallon

    I would say so. However, at a nudist wedding, you can always tell who
    the blind man is...because it's not hard.

    "A new article states that millennials have terrible conversational skills. When asked for comment, millennials texted a series of crying frowny faces." -Conan O'Brien

    That's the new language...although BBSing had first dibs on it with emoticons.

    "So you want the nice romantic evening in my room?" says the old man.

    "Get serious," she replies. "Four times in the rocking chair!"

    Never mind rock around the cock. :P

    -= 4 =-
    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
    yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone
    mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not
    hice. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the
    plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and show you my
    feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat
    in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his
    and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

    Semantics and details.

    -= 5 =-
    A car full of Irish nuns are sitting at a traffic light in down town Dublin, when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them. "Hey,
    show us yer teets, ya bloody penguins!" shouts one of the drunks.

    Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and
    says, "I don't think they know who we are; show them your cross."

    Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Pish off, ya fookin' little wankers, before I come over there and rip yer balls
    off!"

    Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite innocently, and asks, "Did that sound cross enough?"

    Mother Superior announced at the convent that they had found a case
    of gonorrhea. One blonde says "Oh, Thank God!! I'm so sick of Chardonnay!!"

    "Why?" says the other. "That guy knew four languages, and it didn't do
    him any good."

    In south Florida, if you don't know Spanish, you'll have a hard time
    getting around.

    I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post -- 99 years ago. Alarmist global warning even back then.

    There was an episode of Bewitched or I Dream Of Jeannie, where this
    newspaper article was from their friends getting involved in all sorts
    of accidents. So, either Samantha or Jeannie are trying to get that from occurring...not realizing it was from an actual event 25 years ago.

    Think about it: the first athlete to take a knee was Tanya Harding! (~#~adapted from a Sid Davis joke)

    I thought it was Nancy Kerrigan.

    Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash, Caret quote back-tick dollar
    dollar dash, Bang splat equal at dollar under-score, Percent splat waka waka tilde number four, Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash, Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH!

    The new language.

    There's one day a year that Jews do not eat, it's called Yom Kippur.

    The Irish have this, too, it's called Saint Patrick's Day!

    I saw a T-Shirt and card once for St. Patrick's Day. It said on the
    front "To all my friends, Kiss Me, I'm Irish". Then, on the inside,
    you see the guy's butt, with the words "To all my enemies, Kiss Me,
    I'm Irish". :P

    Daryl

    ... A male dog is truly an S.O.B. -- and acts like one, too!
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Wed Dec 29 08:04:12 2021
    George,
    Trying this again. . .
    If at first, you don't succeed...try, try again.
    Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. -- W.C. Fields <G>

    If at first you don't succeed. . .
    . . . then skydiving may not be the right hobby for you. . . . then try doing it the way your wife told you to in the first place. . . . hide all evidence that you even tried.

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these.
    Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00
    cancelation fee! ;)
    $19?? What about depreciation?? Shouldn't it be 19 cents?? <g,d,r>

    Actually, with inflation, it;s more like $119!

    Husband: Well, don't you remember? When we were leaving the hospital
    that night, you saw the baby had pooped his diaper. Then you said:
    Please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here. So I went inside,
    got a clean one and left the messy one there.
    Sounds like the one that Yakov Smirnoff told. He noted this "baby
    changing table" in the bathroom...so he said "you get to change the
    baby for another one"...then he added "I'll bet you never look at it
    that way". And of course, the whole room was roaring in laughter. <G>

    There's a name fron 40 years ago! I remember him -- whatever happened to him?

    This issue's quotable quoters:
    "A man set a new world record after kicking himself in the head 134
    times in one minute. He broke the previous record of zero." -Conan
    O'Brien
    Sounds like Denny Crum, one time Louisville basketball coach, who said something like "Our future lies ahead". What was your first clue?? :P

    You ever have those people who say, "Here's a picture of me from when I was younger?"

    EVERY picture of you is from when you were younger! -- American Philosopher G. Carlin(RIP)

    "A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is
    bad for you, after earlier research indicated that sitting for too long
    at work is bad for you. So really the only thing we know is, work is
    bad for you." -Jimmy Fallon
    Work is also a nasty 4 letter word.

    The original 4-letter bad word, I always say, sometimes.

    [I've been saying this next one for years, but HE gets the credit?!]
    And, he's getting paid more money than you are.

    Most are.

    "The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you
    can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't
    laugh at it, it's probably deserved." --Russell Lynes
    Just like the celebrity roasts...you can find a lot of those on YouTube.

    I have a bnice set of the Comedy Central Roasts -- they're my fave. A new genre out now: Roast Battles.

    There's the US, UK, & Canadian TV series.

    That's how I first asw & fell in love with Sarah Tiana (southern girl -- nt all sugar & spice, but the most adorable little cheeks!)

    I saw where the 3G phone networks will be shutting down soon...and that eventually, they'll do the same to 4G, to try to get (force) folks to
    upgrade to 5G. The thing is, not everyone has a ton of money lying
    around to upgrade their phone on a whim. I'm a firm believer in "If it
    ain't broke, don't fix it". Why folks have to always have the latest
    and greatest item, is beyond me.

    It's simlpe: in the olden daze, the nobility(corporate CEOs in today's world) taxed the heck out of people's hard work, to ensure a constant flow of their production into their own treasuries. Those who refused, were executed as examples to the rest.

    Now they want you to buy whatever crap they've dreamed up for the same purpose, because now only the government can tax you (& it's slower getting your money that way, for the modern nobility)

    So they poison the foods & meds the poor people take (execution, because they didn't produce enough to buy the better stuff)

    ALL the antidepressants covered by HMOs & socialist governments cause the takers to visualize themselves committing suicide. (true story: "suicidal ideation" usually not understood by those who even bother reading the monographs)

    "Scientists believe the first modern Europeans mated with Neanderthals.
    This is the oldest evidence yet of beer goggles." -Conan O'Brien
    They were probably drunk as coots as well.

    Beer goggles = satirical reference to being drunk (she looks better when youre drunk = the goggles are working)

    Or the guy who was at a bar drinking a long time.

    Every time the bartender would ask if he'd like another drink (triple bourbon, triple tequila as a chaser) the guy would lift a photo from his pocket, look at it & say, "Sure, I'm still good."

    Finally the bartendeer got achance to ask gimi what that was about.

    "It's a photo of my wife," he answered, "I came in here to get drunk. Soon as she starts looking good, I'm done."

    "Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you
    and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most
    awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you
    love." -Butch Hancock

    Might likewise work for Provo, Utah (home of DryBar comedy -- 100% clean standup; free on YouTube)

    Never mind a hot time in the old town tonight.

    Not in Lubbock, apparently!

    "You know those little robot vacuums called Roombas? The company that
    makes them says that Roombas have the capability to map out your home
    while they clean it, and it's planning to sell that information to
    Amazon and Google. We all thought that the Roomba was just vacuuming;
    turns out it was casing the joint." -James Corden
    Sure looks that way. Next, it'll send pictures as you enter and leave
    the shower, naked as a jaybird.

    Not me -- no market for naked pics of this big ol' old guy! (oh, right, Rule 34, so maybe there is)

    "This was a little controversial: Pope Francis recently said that the
    majority of modern Catholic marriages are worthless because couples
    don't always mean it when they say they'll love each other forever. And
    that's the last time Pope Francis was ever asked to give a best man
    speech." -Jimmy Fallon
    I would say so. However, at a nudist wedding, you can always tell who
    the blind man is...because it's not hard.

    Is it easy to identify a blind guy at a nudist colony? . . .it's not hard.

    knock on door whjere the nuns were painting the room while nude, so as not to soil their habits.

    "Who is it?" one asked.
    "Blind guy."
    "She opened the door, figuring what harm.
    "Wow! Looking good, sisters. Where do you want these blinds?"

    "A new article states that millennials have terrible conversational
    skills. When asked for comment, millennials texted a series of crying
    frowny faces." -Conan O'Brien
    That's the new language...although BBSing had first dibs on it with emoticons.

    Yup -- I used to colect & share lists, including putting my own down.

    |<+]:-{)} (the Cyberpopicon)

    I started signing as +-:-) until somneonepointed out that Popers wear a mitre & she showed me an example for asacii art: <+]. I had to agree & immediately updated my signatures. . .

    I later added the kippa(aka yarmulke) when I became Jewish to denote my recognition that God is always over me.

    "So you want the nice romantic evening in my room?" says the old man.
    "Get serious," she replies. "Four times in the rocking chair!"
    Never mind rock around the cock. :P

    She wasn't wasting her time. . .

    cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say
    mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his
    and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.
    Semantics and details.

    are what make English so much fun -- Other olanguages borrow woreds; English chasers other languages down blind alleys, beat the cvrap out of them & rifle through their pockets loking for any loose particles or gerunds!

    In south Florida, if you don't know Spanish, you'll have a hard time
    getting around.

    As I've heard -- pretty ignorant, if you ask me, for stores to be operated in Spanish, when the nation is English(still the mahorty, by an ever slimmer margin)

    Here in Richmond, in the last two censuses (censi?) more than 50% of the residents are Chinese. But when _I_ try to claim minority benefits, I'm, apparently, an arsehole!

    Think about it: the first athlete to take a knee was Tanya Harding!
    (~#~adapted from a Sid Davis joke)
    I thought it was Nancy Kerrigan.

    Nancy Kerrigan got the damaged knee, no? Thus Tanya took her out, via the knee?

    Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash, Caret quote back-tick dollar
    dollar dash, Bang splat equal at dollar under-score, Percent splat waka
    waka tilde number four, Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
    Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH!
    The new language.

    Nah, these were already well established in the '90s, when I first stole that one from this echo! *LOL* & I'll steal it again. . . I don't care! I'm a rebel!

    I saw a T-Shirt and card once for St. Patrick's Day. It said on the
    front "To all my friends, Kiss Me, I'm Irish". Then, on the inside,
    you see the guy's butt, with the words "To all my enemies, Kiss Me,
    I'm Irish". :P

    I had 2 buttons:
    "Kiss me, I'm Irish" &, for those who would question my heritage: "Irish for a day"

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Wed Dec 29 23:18:00 2021
    George,

    If at first you don't succeed. . .
    . . . then skydiving may not be the right hobby for you. . . . then try doing it the way your wife told you to in the first place. . . . hide
    all evidence that you even tried.

    The meme I liked was where this guy is confronted by "The Grim Reaper"
    on the street. He tells the poor soul "that fancy expensive item you had ordered was delivered to your home while your wife was at work, and she
    signed for it. Do you want to go home and face the music, or just come
    with me now??". <G>

    Actually, with inflation, it;s more like $119!

    Or as Jerry Reed's song "Lord, Mister Ford", noted...

    "Well, I figured it up, and over a period of time, this $4000 car of
    mine cost $14,000 and 99 cents". <G>

    There's a name fron 40 years ago! I remember him -- whatever happened
    to him?

    I don't know...but he was originally from Russia, and he emigrated to the
    US. He had a show in Branson, at his own theatre...and it was all G-rated entertainment.

    You ever have those people who say, "Here's a picture of me from when I was younger?"

    Not that I can recall.

    EVERY picture of you is from when you were younger! -- American Philosopher G. Carlin(RIP)

    This is true. I've got a picture on my Facebook profile of our late
    parents, my brother and myself. It was Christmas Day, 1962...my brother
    had just turned 1, and I would turn 3 in March. I think my Mom and Dad
    were only 37 at the time...they were born 40 days apart...Mom was the
    older one...but she lived 12 1/2 years longer than my Dad.

    I have a nice set of the Comedy Central Roasts -- they're my fave. A
    new genre out now: Roast Battles.

    There's the US, UK, & Canadian TV series.

    I'm sure there are several on YouTube. It reminds me of a deal known
    as "The Curse Exchange".

    That's how I first saw & fell in love with Sarah Tiana (southern girl
    -- not all sugar & spice, but the most adorable little cheeks!)

    Never heard of her.

    It's simple: in the olden daze, the nobility (corporate CEOs in today's world) taxed the heck out of people's hard work, to ensure a constant
    flow of their production into their own treasuries. Those who refused, were executed as examples to the rest.

    I'm sorry I asked. :P

    Now they want you to buy whatever crap they've dreamed up for the same purpose, because now only the government can tax you (& it's slower getting your money that way, for the modern nobility)

    Why does the saying "Don't lie, cheat, and steal!! The government hates competition!!" come to mind??

    So they poison the foods & meds the poor people take (execution,
    because they didn't produce enough to buy the better stuff)

    That's what they seem to be doing today with Covid-19...they're saying
    the unvaccinated are dying, but from what I've seen, it's the other way around.

    ALL the antidepressants covered by HMOs & socialist governments cause
    the takers to visualize themselves committing suicide. (true story: "suicidal ideation" usually not understood by those who even bother reading the monographs)

    I am reminded from the deal on "The Fat Bible", where mankind basically listened to Satan, and gorged himself with all the high fat and high cholesterol foods. The last 3 lines went like this:

    And, man went into cardiac arrest.

    And, God created quadruple bypass surgery.

    And, Satan created HMO's. <G>

    Beer goggles = satirical reference to being drunk (she looks better
    when youre drunk = the goggles are working)

    First time I've ever heard the term.

    "It's a photo of my wife," he answered, "I came in here to get drunk.
    Soon as she starts looking good, I'm done."

    Wonder how long it took to get what he wanted.

    Not me -- no market for naked pics of this big ol' old guy! (oh, right, Rule 34, so maybe there is).

    Rule 1: The boss is always right.
    Rule 2: Whenever the boss is wrong, refer to Rule 1.

    "Who is it?" one asked.
    "Blind guy."
    "She opened the door, figuring what harm.
    "Wow! Looking good, sisters. Where do you want these blinds?"

    I've heard a variation of that...I'll bet that man got an eyefull!! <G>

    As I've heard -- pretty ignorant, if you ask me, for stores to be
    operated in Spanish, when the nation is English(still the majority, by
    an ever slimmer margin)

    I had Spanish in high school...but I don't know if I ever took it in
    college. I can read it, but I can't speak it, as it were.

    Nancy Kerrigan got the damaged knee, no? Thus Tanya took her out, via
    the knee?

    Or it was Tonya's boyfriend who did the dirty deed?? Whatever happend to
    all of them??

    Nah, these were already well established in the '90s, when I first
    stole that one from this echo! *LOL* & I'll steal it again. . . I
    don't care! I'm a rebel!

    Non-conformist. <G>

    I had 2 buttons:
    "Kiss me, I'm Irish" &, for those who would question my heritage:
    "Irish for a day"

    (rolling the R's) "Irish Irus in Dixie". <G>

    Daryl

    ... I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
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  • From Ron Lauzon@1:275/89 to George Pope on Thu Dec 30 08:29:00 2021
    George Pope wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    If at first you don't succeed. . .
    . . . then skydiving may not be the right hobby for you. . . .

    You don't need a parachute to go skydiving.
    You need a parachute to go skydiving AGAIN.

    And then there's Maxim 11: Everything is air-droppable at least once.


    ... But honey, I wouldn't be up so late on a faster machine!
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to Ron Lauzon on Thu Dec 30 12:24:00 2021
    Ron,

    If at first you don't succeed. . .
    . . . then skydiving may not be the right hobby for you. . . .

    You don't need a parachute to go skydiving.
    You need a parachute to go skydiving AGAIN.

    Duly noted. <G>

    And then there's Maxim 11: Everything is air-droppable at least once.

    Just like Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall. <G>

    ... But honey, I wouldn't be up so late on a faster machine!

    Not tonight, dear, I have a BBS to logon to. :P

    Daryl

    ... Birds of a feather flock to a newly washed car.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 31 12:05:36 2021
    The meme I liked was where this guy is confronted by "The Grim Reaper"
    on the street. He tells the poor soul "that fancy expensive item you had ordered was delivered to your home while your wife was at work, and she signed for it. Do you want to go home and face the music, or just come
    with me now??". <G>

    Depending on the item, he may have just left with the old guy right then. . .

    Actually, with inflation, it;s more like $119!
    Or as Jerry Reed's song "Lord, Mister Ford", noted...
    "Well, I figured it up, and over a period of time, this $4000 car of
    mine cost $14,000 and 99 cents". <G>

    That seems cheap, compared to tyhe usuasl cost oof ongoing maintenance trying to fight the built in obsolescence. Buy a Honda -- a 10-year-old Honda sells for close to what a new one does, because they don't go down in real(vs imputed) value. Buy a new one for the warranties & sell it after 2 years & repeat.

    There's a name fron 40 years ago! I remember him -- whatever happened
    to him?
    I don't know...but he was originally from Russia, and he emigrated to the
    US. He had a show in Branson, at his own theatre...and it was all G-rated entertainment.

    Yup, they've all, from the '80s, disappeared into history's annals.

    I do recall his accenmt most of all, & is wat of laughhing -- sdo mirthful!

    So much a better rep for a foreign immigrant than is Borat!

    I have a nice set of the Comedy Central Roasts -- they're my fave. A
    new genre out now: Roast Battles.
    There's the US, UK, & Canadian TV series.
    I'm sure there are several on YouTube. It reminds me of a deal known
    as "The Curse Exchange".

    True -- you wouldn't olike the full roasts -- the only rule is no physical contact -- nothing in spoken word is off limits. (but, of course, the goal is to be the funniest one, so that has built in limitations, as far as relying exclusively on vulgarities.)

    That's how I first saw & fell in love with Sarah Tiana (southern girl
    -- not all sugar & spice, but the most adorable little cheeks!)
    Never heard of her.

    Not your style of hmour -- she isn't shy in the mojtgh department. But, IMO, she uses the words non-gratuitously (must be her suthern belle upbringing (a gorgeous GA girl)

    It's simple: in the olden daze, the nobility (corporate CEOs in today's
    world) taxed the heck out of people's hard work, to ensure a constant
    flow of their production into their own treasuries. Those who refused,
    were executed as examples to the rest.
    I'm sorry I asked. :P

    You sure you did? It's not a requirement for me to reply with explanations! ;)

    Now they want you to buy whatever crap they've dreamed up for the same
    purpose, because now only the government can tax you (& it's slower
    getting your money that way, for the modern nobility)
    Why does the saying "Don't lie, cheat, and steal!! The government hates competition!!" come to mind??

    Son: Dad I've finally decided what area I'm going into when i grow up! Dad: Whuich?
    Son: I've researched my options & Organised Crime seems my best option at providing for your grandchildren.
    Dad: Organised Crime, eh? Nice. Which kind, government or Mafia?

    I am reminded from the deal on "The Fat Bible", where mankind basically listened to Satan, and gorged himself with all the high fat and high cholesterol foods. The last 3 lines went like this:
    And, man went into cardiac arrest.
    And, God created quadruple bypass surgery.
    And, Satan created HMO's. <G>

    We use PPOs almost exclusively, to ensure lowered hospital bills.

    The head of America's top profgiting HMO died & was being judged.

    Peter said, "Well, it seems you've done some good in donating to charity, & ensuring hospital beds are free when needed for emergencies, so you can enter Paradise. . .but only for 3 days, after which you can go straight to Hell!"

    "It's a photo of my wife," he answered, "I came in here to get drunk.
    Soon as she starts looking good, I'm done."
    Wonder how long it took to get what he wanted.

    I wondcer why he married a woman he wasn't so committed to that she was the mosdt beautiful womani n the world to him at all times & ages? I took my time getting married (age 40) & I had already decided I would only marry the most beautiful woman in the world. & I did!

    Rule 1: The boss is always right.
    Rule 2: Whenever the boss is wrong, refer to Rule 1.

    I've finally figured out that EVERY Job Description is: 50%: shield the boss(es) from hassles 50%": "other duties as required"

    I had Spanish in high school...but I don't know if I ever took it in
    college. I can read it, but I can't speak it, as it were.

    I hads a mandatory half year of French in grade 8. It was enough, two years late, to establish a sort of Franglais pidgin good enough to flirt with a hot Louisiana girl, my age, during a long line-up(Space Mountain, I think) at Disneyland.

    Non-conformist. <G>

    My dad taught me there are two types of auithorities: 1) the true one; God, shared with parents, who grant some to cops, parliament,
    & school boards.
    2) upstarts who claim aiuthority that isn't rightfully theirs.

    I try to ascertain the difference & conform appropriately.

    I know #2 is AKA "bullies" (of any age, position in life--schoolyard, workplace, internet, politics)

    (rolling the R's) "Irish Irus in Dixie". <G>

    I dinnae ken that one, laddie!

    Q: What is it called when two Irish couples go out on a date together? A: Dublin

    Q: What do you call Mary J BligeÆs overly accommodating Irish cousin? A: Mary OÆBlige

    My grandma is 80% Irish.
    People call her Iris.

    A lot of people like French dressing, but my favorite salad dressing is Irish: >>Balsa McVinegar

    Irish Chili:
    *in your best Irish accent why does Irish Chili have 239 beans?
    A: If you add one more, itÆll be Two-Farty!

    A short Irish guy tricked me into giving him money for his skin disease. I shouldÆve known it was a Leper-con.

    New job titles:
    Original & New Meaning:
    can a librarian be called a bookkeeper? or a referee be a game warden?
    or a dairyman be a cowboy?
    or a cabinetmaker be the president?

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Ron Lauzon on Fri Dec 31 12:12:00 2021
    You don't need a parachute to go skydiving.
    You need a parachute to go skydiving AGAIN.
    And then there's Maxim 11: Everything is air-droppable at least once.

    True stuff.

    Flying an airplane only requires one simple rule:

    Ensure Landings >= Takeoffs

    Skydiving seems like it'd be similar. . . :)

    I'll avoid all.

    Jon: There's no need to be afraid of flying -- after all, you'll only die when it's your time to go, wherever you are, in a plane or on the ground. Don: Fair enough, but I don't care to be in a plane when it's the pilot's time to go!

    Also: They say flying in a plane is safer than driving a car, but at least I know if & when my engine falls out of a car, I don't have 7 miles to go to reach land!

    Plane is in emergency landing mode. Seatmate on window side sees a bunch of ambulance & firetruck lights flashing & asks, "Where do you suppose they are going?" Me: All the way to the scene of the crash, I'm guessing. [moral: Don't interrupt me when I'm reading on a flight to ask a dumb question]

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 31 12:13:26 2021
    Not tonight, dear, I have a BBS to logon to. :P

    Sleep is for the BBS-modem-deprived. Real nerds monitor all echoes until the last message is replied to.


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Fri Dec 31 22:12:00 2021
    George,

    Son: Dad I've finally decided what area I'm going into when i grow up! Dad: Whuich? Son: I've researched my options & Organised Crime seems my best option at providing for your grandchildren. Dad: Organised Crime, eh? Nice. Which kind, government or Mafia?

    Really.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Fri Dec 31 22:12:00 2021
    George,

    Not tonight, dear, I have a BBS to logon to. :P

    Sleep is for the BBS-modem-deprived. Real nerds monitor all echoes
    until the last message is replied to.

    But, I don't have room for my computer in the bathroom.

    Daryl

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jan 2 08:36:38 2022
    George,
    Not tonight, dear, I have a BBS to logon to. :P
    Sleep is for the BBS-modem-deprived. Real nerds monitor all echoes
    until the last message is replied to.
    But, I don't have room for my computer in the bathroom.

    Man up & upgrade to a tablet or mini tablet (widescreen smartphone)

    Q: What do you call a man who lives in a bathroom? A: Lou.

    Q: What do you call a bathroom line? A: A P.Q.

    Q: If youÆre Russian to the bathroom, Finnish when you leave, what are you while you are in there?
    A: European

    Someone really did a number on the office bathroom. I got really upset until I realized I work from home and I am the only one home.

    When my wife caught me standing on the bathroom scales, sucking in my stomach, she laughed, ôHa! ThatÆs not going to help!ö
    ôSure, it does.ö I said. ôItÆs the only way I can see the numbers.ö

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Mon Jan 3 01:48:00 2022
    George,

    Man up & upgrade to a tablet or mini tablet (widescreen smartphone)

    I'm so broke I can't pay attention.

    Q: What do you call a man who lives in a bathroom? A: Lou.

    I know some friends with that name...they have that room all to
    themselves. <G>

    Q: What do you call a bathroom line? A: A P.Q.

    You'll have to explain that one.

    Q: If you're Russian to the bathroom, Finnish when you leave, what are
    you while you are in there? A: European

    That is Pee-fection.

    Someone really did a number on the office bathroom. I got really upset until I realized I work from home and I am the only one home.

    Being home alone is where you can poop with the door open. <G>

    When my wife caught me standing on the bathroom scales, sucking in my stomach, she laughed, "Ha! That's not going to help!" "Sure, it does."
    I said. "It's the only way I can see the numbers."

    I have an electronic scale with LED numbers, but you have to look down at
    it.

    Yet, in a doctors office, the scales are offensive...but I can't get them
    to remove them.

    Daryl

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jan 3 12:25:30 2022
    George,
    Man up & upgrade to a tablet or mini tablet (widescreen smartphone)
    I'm so broke I can't pay attention.

    You trook the words right out of my motrh -- how bloody unsanitary!

    I use that line regularly & honestly. . . (I have ADHD, too--they're not related, but it works)

    Q: What do you call a bathroom line? A: A P.Q.
    You'll have to explain that one.

    A Pee Queue.

    Being home alone is where you can poop with the door open. <G>

    If necessary -- it do help disperse the evil. I bought a mini 4"fan from Amazon that I leave running in the bathroom 24/7 -- helps a LOT, especially with reducing the stifling heat in summer or when the furnace comes on too often in the winter. . . (sam,e size vent to give enough heat to keep the big living room warm as for the little bathroom)

    When my wife caught me standing on the bathroom scales, sucking in my
    stomach, she laughed, "Ha! That's not going to help!" "Sure, it does."
    I said. "It's the only way I can see the numbers."
    I have an electronic scale with LED numbers, but you have to look down at
    it.

    Same, but Iu mamage, so I'm not so bad yet. . .plus I've been steadily losing 1lb/week for almost a year now.

    It's basic math: fat = energy, stored. calories = energy

    To lose weight one must either reduce calories or increase activity (to increase outpout of calories); physical exercise isn't an option for my semi- paralyzed self, so I've had to crack down on how & how much I eat -- it's obviously working!

    My GP twigged me to MyNetDiary website & app -- helps so much! (not an ad)

    I loove math, so t he match was an easy & obvious one, once I likened it to a math equation.

    Q: why dont atheists solve exponential equations ? A: they dont believe in higher powers.

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; when life gives you apples, make physics equations
    F=ma

    Q: What do you call a person who uses algebraic equations to calculate coffin sizes?
    A: A mathemortician.

    The difference between the engineer, the physicist, and the mathematician.. The engineer believes equations approximate reality.. The physicist believes reality approximates equations.. The mathematician has no idea what the other two are talking about.

    An escalating series of math jokes (PG)

    Me: Roses are red. Violets are blue. Math is hard, and so I am.

    Her: I wish you were my differential equations homework... because if you were, you would be hard and I would be doing you on my desk.

    Me: Well, I'm awfully glad you're not *my* differential equations homework... because if you were, you would be 6 weeks late.

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Tue Jan 4 11:17:00 2022
    George,

    You took the words right out of my mouth -- how bloody unsanitary!

    It wasn't easy reaching between those molars. Besides, you have to be
    kind to your dentist, as he has fillings, too. <G>

    I use that line regularly & honestly. . . (I have ADHD, too--they're
    not related, but it works)

    Christian Comedian Mark Lowery refers to it now as ADD...he says he
    doesn't have the memory to worry about the H. <G>

    You'll have to explain that one.

    A Pee Queue.

    OK, that clears that up. It's like the meme that noted "I've absorbed
    so much hand sanitizer, that when I pee, I clean the toilet". <G>

    If necessary -- it do help disperse the evil. I bought a mini 4"fan
    from Amazon that I leave running in the bathroom 24/7 -- helps a LOT, especially with reducing the stifling heat in summer or when the
    furnace comes on too often in the winter. . . (sam,e size vent to give enough heat to keep the big living room warm as for the little
    bathroom)

    If you see a bear coming out of the woods with a newspaper, and he warns
    you to not go in there... <G>

    Same, but I mamage, so I'm not so bad yet. . .plus I've been steadily losing 1lb/week for almost a year now.

    I wish I could say the same.

    It's basic math: fat = energy, stored. calories = energy

    Too bad you can't fart away fat. <G>

    To lose weight one must either reduce calories or increase activity (to
    increase outpout of calories); physical exercise isn't an option for
    my semi- paralyzed self, so I've had to crack down on how & how much I
    eat -- it's obviously working!

    Finances have cut me to 1 lunch meat sandwich twice a day...not very nutritious.

    Q: What do you call a person who uses algebraic equations to calculate coffin sizes? A: A mathemortician.

    I heard of a guy being pursued by a possessed casket in a haunted house.
    So, he threw a bottle of Robitussion at it, and the coffin stopped.

    Me: Roses are red. Violets are blue. Math is hard, and so I am.

    At my bridal shower, it was "Violets are purple. Roses are red. When
    Daryl is blue...Jan, head for the bed". I was never so embarrassed in
    all my life...severely blushing as well. :P

    Her: I wish you were my differential equations homework... because if
    you were, you would be hard and I would be doing you on my desk.

    Now that really adds up. <G>

    Me: Well, I'm awfully glad you're not *my* differential equations homework... because if you were, you would be 6 weeks late.

    A seminar on Time Travel will be held 2 weeks ago.

    Daryl

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jan 4 10:47:48 2022
    George,
    You took the words right out of my mouth -- how bloody unsanitary!
    It wasn't easy reaching between those molars. Besides, you have to be
    kind to your dentist, as he has fillings, too. <G>

    Yup, I be filling his spare bank account, labeled "Yacht Fund"

    If you see a bear coming out of the woods with a newspaper, and he warns
    you to not go in there... <G>

    My rhetorical bit is, "Does the Pope sh** in the woods?" or "Is a bear with diarrhea Catholic?"; to the first I can respond, "Only when I'm camping."

    Same, but I mamage, so I'm not so bad yet. . .plus I've been steadily
    losing 1lb/week for almost a year now.
    I wish I could say the same.

    Go online, google up Mynetdiary & start there -- put in every food you eat.

    It starts by figuring out what your maintenanve level in calories is (to keep yourself exactly whgere you are, then you pick how fast you want to lose weight (1lb/week is recommended by doctors as max healthy rate), how much total (start with 10% of body weight, as they say 10% will effect healthful changes you'll notice. I went with more, as I was nmorbidly obese when I started & needed to get to work asap.

    Eaxch dasy it'll show you your total allocated, & a running total f how much you've eaten so far & what that leaves, in calories -- it helps you make wise choices real quickly.

    Soon enough you gert into better habits & get full sooner, with less, & desire healthier foods (you can check any food you put in for a grade A to D-)

    It's basic math: fat = energy, stored. calories = energy
    Too bad you can't fart away fat. <G>

    Yup, I looked into it, hoping to come up with the Next Big Thing in millionaire-making diets. . .

    To lose weight one must either reduce calories or increase activity (to
    increase outpout of calories); physical exercise isn't an option for
    my semi- paralyzed self, so I've had to crack down on how & how much I
    eat -- it's obviously working!
    Finances have cut me to 1 lunch meat sandwich twice a day...not very nutritious.

    Nope - you m ight want to explore others -- I managed, for a while, as a single, on under $1/day. Bulk food stores helped immensely.

    Don't be afraid to feel hunger for a bit each day -- this is a sign your body is eating excess fat, & your stomach is shrinking (less greedy for more)

    At my bridal shower, it was "Violets are purple. Roses are red. When
    Daryl is blue...Jan, head for the bed". I was never so embarrassed in
    all my life...severely blushing as well. :P

    Bridal Shower? You weren't a bride, mate!

    Her: I wish you were my differential equations homework... because if
    you were, you would be hard and I would be doing you on my desk.
    Now that really adds up. <G>

    To unemplyment & divorce, likely, with an STD remainder.

    A seminar on Time Travel will be held 2 weeks ago.

    Where were you? I've been hosting this monthly meeting for years now & usually there's just the same half dozen of us. . .

    & Art, showing up ten minutes late, as usual, & heading straight for the coffeepot!

    Did you hear about the guy who went on a fruit diet? In just 2 days, he became completely obnoxious
    Evidently, it is enough to make a Mango crazy

    After careful consideration, IÆve decided to go on an entirely vegetarian based diet.
    I will now only eat animals that are herbivores.

    My friend Joseph recently went on the Dolly Parton diet... It made Joe lean, Joe lean, Joe lean, Joe lean!

    IÆm on a whiskey diet.
    IÆve lost three days already.

    My wife says I'm on a seafood diet.... When I see food, I eat it!

    I prefer the "A-Food Diet"; I only eat foods beginning with the letter A: Apricots
    Apples
    Asparagus
    A banana cream pie
    A dozen doughnuts
    etc. . .

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Wed Jan 5 11:43:00 2022
    George,

    Yup, I be filling his spare bank account, labeled "Yacht Fund"

    And, that's the tooth.

    My rhetorical bit is, "Does the Pope sh** in the woods?" or "Is a bear with diarrhea Catholic?"; to the first I can respond, "Only when I'm camping."

    Every creature poots and poops...for humans, the pooting is from 15 times
    a day, to as much as 20 times an hour. I wonder how much of our tax dollars were used to determine that?? I heard they were going to do a study on
    second hand flatulence, but they couldn't get any volunteers. And, there is
    a new emergency vehicle...the flatulance -- it picks you up after you've
    been run over by a steam roller. <G>

    Go online, google up Mynetdiary & start there -- put in every food you eat.

    Right now, it's not much at all...lemon cream sandwich cookies, and lunch meat sandwiches of Buddig lunch meat, on wheat bread.

    Bridal Shower? You weren't a bride, mate!

    No, but I was there with her, and she wanted everyone there.

    To unemployment & divorce, likely, with an STD remainder.

    True.

    Where were you? I've been hosting this monthly meeting for years now & usually there's just the same half dozen of us. . .

    The usual suspects seem to show up.

    Did you hear about the guy who went on a fruit diet? In just 2 days, he became completely obnoxious Evidently, it is enough to make a Mango
    crazy

    There is an allergy to the skin of mangoes...my brother has it. He can eat the inside of it, but if he touches the outside, he breaks out in a rash.

    My friend Joseph recently went on the Dolly Parton diet... It made Joe lean, Joe lean, Joe lean, Joe lean!

    I'm begging of you, please don't take my spam. <G>

    My wife says I'm on a seafood diet.... When I see food, I eat it!

    It's a light seafood diet. When it gets light, and I see food, I eat.

    I prefer the "A-Food Diet"; I only eat foods beginning with the letter
    A: Apricots Apples
    Asparagus
    A banana cream pie
    A dozen doughnuts
    etc. . .

    Except for apricots and asparagus, the others are the better choice. <G>

    Or it could be like the guy who grew the green vegetable in a greenhouse, with wire around it. He'd go to check it at sunrise, and it was known as
    the dawning of the cage of asparagus. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jan 5 16:10:18 2022
    George,
    Yup, I be filling his spare bank account, labeled "Yacht Fund"
    And, that's the tooth.

    & the bill. . .

    Every creature poots and poops...for humans, the pooting is from 15 times
    a day, to as much as 20 times an hour. I wonder how much of our tax dollars were used to determine that?? I heard they were going to do a study on
    second hand flatulence, but they couldn't get any volunteers. And, there is

    Likely it was a private study by a cvompany wanting to sell anti-pooting drugs. . .

    There are a few creatures that never have those "audio tests of their solid waste disposal systems" -- mostly mollusks & fleas.

    Tigers & other wildcats shouldn't, as they never eat ANY vegetation; they'll avoid eating prey's stomachs to avoid any that might be in there.

    Their fibre, for regularity, comes from hair & bones.

    Go online, google up Mynetdiary & start there -- put in every food you
    eat.
    Right now, it's not much at all...lemon cream sandwich cookies, and lunch meat sandwiches of Buddig lunch meat, on wheat bread.

    Well, you can use it to track your calories & sodium intake m, to see where a problem may be occurring -- ifyou're eating that little, obesity shouldn't be an issue. . .

    I get the Buddig packs whenever they go on sale for $1 or 99c & get a bunch of corned beef for myself. My family prefers the chicken or turkey.

    Been getting the Ziggy's sliced meats more regularly, as it's a good deal & the slices are proper, to me, sandwich thickness (like balogna, instead of deli sliced)

    I put 2 little Buddig slices on my sandwich & can't even taste it(I like loys of yellow mustard -- turmeric is a nice antioxidant. My kids put the whole 55g(2oz?) pack into a sandwich & use miracle whip.

    Bridal Shower? You weren't a bride, mate!
    No, but I was there with her, and she wanted everyone there.

    Hey, she was the boss, right?

    There is an allergy to the skin of mangoes...my brother has it. He can eat the inside of it, but if he touches the outside, he breaks out in a rash.

    My son hasd a contact rash to blueberries -- if he eats them,. he's fine, but if he smears them on his face (like when eating a triple thick blueberry danish too enthusiastically) he breaks out in an awful rash. . .

    My friend Joseph recently went on the Dolly Parton diet... It made Joe
    lean, Joe lean, Joe lean, Joe lean!
    I'm begging of you, please don't take my spam. <G>

    You like spam? You can have mine. Give me your email, so I cam set up a forward for all email I get with a blank sender or not addressed to only me.

    My wife says I'm on a seafood diet.... When I see food, I eat it!
    It's a light seafood diet. When it gets light, and I see food, I eat.

    Works for me! I begin eating breakfast early, takes the edge off. . .

    Or it could be like the guy who grew the green vegetable in a greenhouse, with wire around it. He'd go to check it at sunrise, and it was known as
    the dawning of the cage of asparagus.

    Q: Where do veggies go after they get off the airplane? A: To Cabbage Claim!

    Q: How did John and Yoko get their son to eat his veggies? A: "Sean, all we are saying is give peas a chance."

    7 days with no veggies makes one weak.

    Orange you glad I came up with these grape and un-beet-able puns? Cauliflower (call a flower) shop. In celebration! ItÆs just bananas, and will drive you coco and nuts!

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Thu Jan 6 01:55:00 2022
    George...

    & the bill. . .

    Foot the bill...what you do to the podiatrist. Medicare won't cover the trimming of toenails, but I (like so many others) can't squeeze the clippers for the severe arthritis...never mind gout in the foot.

    Likely it was a private study by a company wanting to sell
    anti-pooting drugs. . .

    A friend of mine calls that "spider barkings"...when I asked what that
    was, he replied "Beano!!", and I replied "Ahhhhh!". <G>

    There are a few creatures that never have those "audio tests of their solid waste disposal systems" -- mostly mollusks & fleas.

    The bedbugs, after they bite you, poop out blood. A bunch of dots on
    your bedding or mattress (known as "freckles") is a sign of infestation.
    Only very high temperatures or special insecticides will kill them. And,
    you don't want them coming home with you from vacation.

    Their fibre, for regularity, comes from hair & bones.

    My late wife quipped that "the chicken needs the bones for the
    crunchiness". No, thanks...I prefer the boneless pieces. However,
    there was a meme for "boneless watermelon". :P

    Well, you can use it to track your calories & sodium intake m, to see where a problem may be occurring -- ifyou're eating that little,
    obesity shouldn't be an issue. . .

    Unfortunately, all the processed foods are drowning in sodium.

    I get the Buddig packs whenever they go on sale for $1 or 99c & get a bunch of corned beef for myself. My family prefers the chicken or turkey.

    I prefer the turkey, chicken, or ham...I'm not one for corned beef.

    Been getting the Ziggy's sliced meats more regularly, as it's a good
    deal & the slices are proper, to me, sandwich thickness (like balogna, instead of deli sliced).

    It gives a whole new meaning to the word THIN.

    I put 2 little Buddig slices on my sandwich & can't even taste it(I
    like loys of yellow mustard -- turmeric is a nice antioxidant. My
    kids put the whole 55g(2oz?) pack into a sandwich & use miracle whip.

    I love those commercials, where this guy is talking to this girl on the phone, and when he says "I'm out of Miracle Whip"....<CLICK!> (dial tone). :P

    Hey, she was the boss, right?

    We were submissive to each others needs. Besides, I had never been married before...I didn't know how things were supposed to be.

    My son has a contact rash to blueberries -- if he eats them,. he's
    fine, but if he smears them on his face (like when eating a triple
    thick blueberry danish too enthusiastically) he breaks out in an awful rash. . .

    I'm glad I don't have any food allergies.

    You like spam? You can have mine. Give me your email, so I cam set up a forward for all email I get with a blank sender or not addressed to
    only me.

    The guy on the street wanted me to give him some bills...so I handed over
    my electric, gas, water, and car repair bills. <G>

    Works for me! I begin eating breakfast early, takes the edge off. . .

    Unless I'm up early for a ham radio license exam, I'm not a breakfast
    person.

    Q: Where do veggies go after they get off the airplane? A: To Cabbage Claim!

    There is a type of diesel locomotive that Amtrak uses that has doors in
    the sides of it, behind the cab control of the engine. They apparently
    swapped most of the traction motors out for baggage compartments, so the locomotive is known as "cabbage" for "cab" and "baggage". They are used
    mainly in Amtrak's California Service.

    Q: How did John and Yoko get their son to eat his veggies? A: "Sean,
    all we are saying is give peas a chance."

    I love peas and carrots...I have to go shopping later today, so I may
    get stuff to make up a nice casserole.

    Orange you glad I came up with these grape and un-beet-able puns? Cauliflower (call a flower) shop. In celebration! It's just bananas,
    and will drive you coco and nuts!

    There was a commercial years ago for a vegetable band. Two of the
    instruments were rutabega and a bass brocoli (sp?). They'll play the
    theme song "Yes, We Have No Bananas", and then we'll eat our instruments.

    This guy wants to try one, so he's handed a stalk of celery. He blows
    it like a flute, and is told "you strum it"...then the teacher growls "Beginners". <G>

    Daryl

    ... You say I'm a little behind?? You can't see my butt.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jan 9 16:13:28 2022
    George...
    & the bill. . .
    Foot the bill...what you do to the podiatrist. Medicare won't cover the trimming of toenails, but I (like so many others) can't squeeze the clippers for the severe arthritis...never mind gout in the foot.

    Here, podiatrists aren't covered at all, as they opted out of the government insurance plan.

    There's a yruye srory(8suypoposedly; I wasn't there) of a podiatrrist who submitted more billing than any other in the state; a Medicare investigator checked him out; turns out he was puutting in a biling code for surgically removing part of the toe to get paid for toe trimming.

    He got fined heavily & maybe even some jail time for fraud.

    Likely it was a private study by a company wanting to sell
    anti-pooting drugs. . .
    A friend of mine calls that "spider barkings"...when I asked what that
    was, he replied "Beano!!", and I replied "Ahhhhh!". <G>

    I call them barking frogs. As in, "Whoa, there's one of them barking frogs again."

    My most memorable experience was walking through a busy deparmjent storwe iun '83 with a slightly older dude(I was 17, he might've neen 19). He lets a super ripper explode & without missing a beat, points to the far corner of the ceiling, & yells, "Geese!"

    I nearly fell over, wetting myself from laughing so hard!

    My late wife quipped that "the chicken needs the bones for the
    crunchiness". No, thanks...I prefer the boneless pieces. However,
    there was a meme for "boneless watermelon". :P

    & a "boneless chicken" sign in front of the eggs.

    Well, you can use it to track your calories & sodium intake m, to see
    where a problem may be occurring -- ifyou're eating that little,
    obesity shouldn't be an issue. . .
    Unfortunately, all the processed foods are drowning in sodium.

    Yup. My wife struggles with keeping hers below the RDA. I gave up long ago & don't bother myself even looking

    I prefer the turkey, chicken, or ham...I'm not one for corned beef.

    If they had plain roast beef, I'd go for that, but I can only get that in the Ziggy's 300g packs for $5. I'll buy 3-4 roasted(not smoked) chicken for the fam
    & 1 roast beef or corned beef for myself!

    Roast beef on buttered toast with yellow mustard -- mmMMmmm. . .

    ... You say I'm a little behind?? You can't see my butt.

    They didn't say you HAVE a little behind, They said you ARE a lttle behind (maybe "behind" is a euphemism?)

    I absolutely hate people who talk behind my back. They discussed me.

    I saw 2 cows staring at me from behind the bush. I think it was a steak out.

    Putting a breath freshener behind bars is... In-prison-mint.

    A man called Bart walks into a club and the man behind the bar shoots him. He goes ô they donÆt call me the Bartender for nothingö

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Mon Jan 10 09:52:00 2022
    George,

    He got fined heavily & maybe even some jail time for fraud.

    It's amazing how many doctors and pharmacists, are doing fraudulent things. Covid-19 has resulted in a lot of staffing shortages...and what was a 24 hour pharmacy has drastically cut back their hours.

    I saw where left wing, progressive, firebrand, Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez (AOC), who was partying like there was no tomorrow (and maskless) in Miami,
    is now at home down with Covid-19. She is one of many with the belief of
    "Rules For Thee, But Not For Me"...which to me, makes her a hypocritical
    liar. She had sowed the wind, so she's now reaping the whirlwind...plus,
    she's double vaccinated and boostered (or so she says)...but it throws cold water all over the deal that "only the unvaccinated are getting Covid-19".

    I call them barking frogs. As in, "Whoa, there's one of them barking
    frogs again."

    Or, as Rodney Dangerfield noted in "Caddyshack", "somebody step on a duck??". <G>

    My most memorable experience was walking through a busy deparmjent
    storwe iun '83 with a slightly older dude(I was 17, he might've neen
    19). He lets a super ripper explode & without missing a beat, points
    to the far corner of the ceiling, & yells, "Geese!"

    I nearly fell over, wetting myself from laughing so hard!

    That was a honker for sure. <G>

    & a "boneless chicken" sign in front of the eggs.

    That, too. The boneless watermelon is on sale this week. <G>

    Yup. My wife struggles with keeping hers below the RDA. I gave up long ago & don't bother myself even looking

    I rarely season my food, but all the processed foods are drowning in it. Whenever my wife and I would order pizza, she would say "I want every anchovy you have in the place"...and I told her "You can have those nasty things".

    If they had plain roast beef, I'd go for that, but I can only get that
    in the Ziggy's 300g packs for $5. I'll buy 3-4 roasted(not smoked) chicken for the fam & 1 roast beef or corned beef for myself!

    I'm not a big fan of roast beef, unless it's in a sandwich...like at
    Arby's. Speaking of which, they are already serving their "Fish sandwiches
    for Lent"...so they can pick up the Catholic population during Lent. Places like Arby's and Wendy's, who normally don't serve fish, offer it during this time of year.

    They didn't say you HAVE a little behind, They said you ARE a lttle
    behind (maybe "behind" is a euphemism?)

    Country singer Dolly Parton has a line in the song "Why Didja Come In
    Here Lookin' Like That??", talking about a guy with "a little behind"...
    never mind "a tiny hiney". :P

    I absolutely hate people who talk behind my back. They discussed me.

    What folks think of me is none of my business.

    I saw 2 cows staring at me from behind the bush. I think it was a steak out.

    There used to be a restaurant locally called Steak-Out. They had the best sirloin beef tips...but they're no longer in central Arkansas.

    Putting a breath freshener behind bars is... In-prison-mint.

    Hal E. Tosis is in cellblock one.

    A man called Bart walks into a club and the man behind the bar shoots
    him. He goes "they don't call me the Bartender for nothing".

    He has a killer of a personality.

    Daryl

    ... The Bottom Line: The vertical crack in your butt.
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jan 12 16:20:22 2022
    I saw where left wing, progressive, firebrand, Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez (AOC), who was partying like there was no tomorrow (and maskless) in Miami, is now at home down with Covid-19. She is one of many with the belief of "Rules For Thee, But Not For Me"...which to me, makes her a hypocritical liar. She had sowed the wind, so she's now reaping the whirlwind...plus, she's double vaccinated and boostered (or so she says)...but it throws cold water all over the deal that "only the unvaccinated are getting Covid-19".

    Nobodyt says that, who's speaking from the POV of science & medicine.

    The vaccine is only claimed to be ~95% effective. After all is said & done we'll likely find that about 5% of the vaccinated caught covid.

    Buytt he media loves to try to create an issue where tyherte isn't one, so they'
    ll skew the facts by focusing where they want & use big bold headlines for the 5% & omit talking about the 95%.

    The unvaxxed are 0% protected. This virus infects about 3.5% of the people it hits, to a dangerous point.

    I'm happy to take away most windows in my immune system it might sneak through. . .

    Or, as Rodney Dangerfield noted in "Caddyshack", "somebody step on a
    duck??". <G>

    I remember it & have used it myself. Usually as, "Oops,. I stepped on a duck."

    & a "boneless chicken" sign in front of the eggs.
    That, too. The boneless watermelon is on sale this week. <G>

    Then there's the sign, "Just in time for Passover: Ham, 20% off." (almost as bad as McCrappy's putting pig on bagels.)

    I rarely season my food, but all the processed foods are drowning in it. Whenever my wife and I would order pizza, she would say "I want every anchovy you have in the place"...and I told her "You can have those nasty things".

    I've read that if you add zero salt to your food, you'll still, on average, wind up with 95X your RDA over the year!

    I've never added salt to my food, whether cooking it, or on the plate.

    Quie content with the tate of my food. I prefer the philosophy that good cooking involves using FOOD to make the food & to make it tasty. Using MSG & a plethora of other salts is "cheating" IMO. & indicative of a crappy chef.

    I'm not a big fan of roast beef, unless it's in a sandwich...like at
    Arby's. Speaking of which, they are already serving their "Fish sandwiches for Lent"...so they can pick up the Catholic population during Lent. Places like Arby's and Wendy's, who normally don't serve fish, offer it during this time of year.

    I love roast beef any way I can get it within budget & cooked medium-rare.

    On the plate first night, then delicious toasted sandwiches until all gone!

    Can't generally afford a roast beef big enough to have more than one sandwich each, for the whole fam damily, from leftovers.

    Country singer Dolly Parton has a line in the song "Why Didja Come In
    Here Lookin' Like That??", talking about a guy with "a little behind"... never mind "a tiny hiney". :P

    It's now "All about that bass" & I do like that younger chanteuse's "bass"!

    What folks think of me is none of my business.

    True. I CBA to even pretend to care. . . I'm like that one Catholic friemd of mine who said he's just happy people remember him & mention him.

    There used to be a restaurant locally called Steak-Out. They had the best sirloin beef tips...but they're no longer in central Arkansas.

    Lots are using Covid as an excuse to cripple their menus, then close because people stopped going to their crappy bare bones version. . .

    I like a gal with some fat on the end (the same way I like my chicken, with a little bit o' fat on the end--thanks to the country comic singing that song to put it together)

    One gal said, before we met, while chatting in email: "I've got more booty than a pirate!" I repolied, "SOLD!" & we happily dated a while in mutual admiration
    & appreciation..

    If you slap Dwayne Johnsons butt. . . . . .You've officially hit rock bottom

    Q: What has two butts and kills people? A: An assassin

    Q: WhatÆs a more concrete term for butt crack? A: Asphalt.

    My friends learned about my butt fetish... Now IÆm in therapy for crack addiction.

    Q: What type of math equation do you need to do to wipe your butt? A: Multi-ply

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Wed Mar 23 17:23:34 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    Let's go fishing. . .
    https://youtu.be/HR10bEV9uJQ

    -= 2 =-
    just started reading Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" (her favourite of her ouvre); based on the following poem epigraph, that foreshadows the entire novel, one by one. . .

    Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine.

    Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were Eight.

    Eight little soldier boys travelling in Devon; One said heÆd stay there and then there were Seven.

    Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.

    Six little soldier boys playing with a hive; A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.

    Five little soldier boys going in for law; One got into chancery and then there were Four.

    Four little soldier boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.

    Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.

    Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One.

    One little soldier boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself

    And then there were None.

    ùFrank Green, 1869

    -= 3 =-
    Happy little story tune of the South: https://youtu.be/EJrRwTTqm0o

    -= 4 =-
    These are great! YouÆll probably remember a bunch of them having seen them live..but itÆs a good refresher!

    Remember the ôHollywood Squaresö afternoon live TV&#65279; show - back in the 50s-
    60s. Much humor, no vulgarity, refreshing!!This was a LONG time ago, but somehow still funny.
    Even if you don't know who Jackie Gleason was. Hollywood Squares - Those were the days. Hard to believe they did not know the questions beforehand! Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted.

    Q. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness! (The audience laughed so long and hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)

    Q. Do female frogs croak?
    A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

    Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be? A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

    Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years... A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

    Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
    A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

    Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that
    he is attractive, is it okay to ask him if he's married.
    A. Rose Marie: No. Wait until morning.

    Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

    Q. What are: 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'? A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the apartment next door.

    Q. As you grow older, do you tend to
    gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
    A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question, Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.

    Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather? A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

    Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow
    strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
    A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

    Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score? A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

    Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet? A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom

    Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls? A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

    Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do? A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

    Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to? A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

    Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
    A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

    Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
    A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

    Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant? A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

    Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they? A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

    Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed? A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh.
    A video refresher of the Paul Linde era: https://youtu.be/q1Km6E_0sLg

    -= 5 =-
    & now for yjr jokers' thoughts:

    "Taco Bell announced it will begin selling a potato-rito, which is beef, cheese, potatoes, and chipotle spice wrapped in a tortilla for $1. Or, for the same nutritional value, just eat the dollar." -Seth Meyers

    -= 6 =-
    Q: How did the Aussie shepherd proppose to his sheila(girlfriend/female sheep)? A: I love ewe. Let me ram my crook into your fold.

    -= 7 =-
    Advice from the UK:
    "Think in the morning.
    Act in the noon.
    Eat in the evening.
    Sleep in the night."
    --William Blake

    "Bathe twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean,
    once a week to avoid being a public menace."
    --Anthony Burgess

    "When someone close to you dies, move seats."
    --Peter Kay

    "Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all."
    --Arthur Balfour

    "Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so."
    --Lord Chesterfield

    "Most idiots don't lose their privacy, they give it away."
    --Chrissie Hynde

    "No problem is insoluble, given a big enough plastic bag."
    --Tom Stoppard

    "My general approach is that you mustn't generalize."
    --Harriet Harman

    "Moderation is the last refugefor the unimaginative."
    --Oscar Wilde [sure sounds like him!]

    "For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert."
    --Arthur C. Clarke

    "First things first, but not necessarily in that order."
    --Dr. Who

    "If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing."
    --Bill Shankly

    -= 8 =-
    The Cyberpope(me!) is NOT "old."

    He is a rare, vintage, one-of-a-kind and highly collectible piece of 1960s memorabilia!
    ## Certified 100% by Vatican North unLtd.

    -= 9 =-
    Comics (clean) riffing on Canada. . .

    https://youtu.be/vEdDzclfePI

    -= 10 =-
    Made a fool of myself at the pub quiz night. One of the questions was:
    æWhere do women have their hair short and curly?Æ

    Turns out that the correct answer is: Nigeria


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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Tue Jul 26 08:44:30 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    O0kau, let's begin with current events. . . Russia has invaded Ukraine, to annex their gas-rich territory. (8sorry -- to keep the world safe from Nazi-ism) Oh, yes, Russia, the promise of the Communist Dream, as it was in the '80s - you remember, right?

    A conversation perhaps in later 1985, between Gorbaschev, & a soon-to-be- missing brave/stupid/suicidal man in the crowd:

    G: Comrades: I have good news -- if all the potatoes of our crop this year werew to be piled up, they'd reach all the way to Heaven.

    m: But, sir, you've taught us (under penalty of death, mind you) that there ain't no Heaven.

    G: That's okay, because there ain't no potatoes, neither! *signals to KGB*

    Yes, & they want Ukraine to have this 'dream', too. It's called "The Communist Dream," because you have to be asleep to believe it!

    -= 2 =-
    A little Rowan Atkinson for you, when he's not doing the Bean thing, apparently he's hating on the French neighbours of his country:

    We offered kindly to donate them calais, But all they gave us back was the bidet, And now they won't let us go on holiday. That's why i hate the french, mmm,
    That's why i hate the french.

    They all wear berets and they're all called jacques. They even steal from us the words they lack: "le weekend", "le camping" and "cul-de-sac". That's why i hate the french,&#65279;oh, That's why i hate the french.

    They claim their films are the best we've ever had; Well, i suppose emmanuelle wasn't bad. Charles aznavour is always so depressed; Wouldn't you be if "oui, oui" meant "yes"?

    Sacha distel has raindrops falling on his head. I wonder if jean-paul sartre knows he is dead? What i resent is that they're so good in bed. That's why i hate the french, oh,
    That's why i hate the french.

    They bake their bread in such a naughty shape. They brag about their wine and worship the grape. They criticise our food but then they eat crêpe. That's why i hate the french, oh,
    That's why i hate the french.

    And now they've started coming here in droves. French cigarettes, french letters and french clothes. I'm sick and tired of eating all this brie And i'll be buggered if i go to gay paris.

    They're pretty cocky 'bout their games in the dark. They think with girls they light a special spark But look what the bastards did to joan of arc. That's why i hate the french, oh,
    That's why i hate the french, mmm,
    That's why i hate the french.

    -= 3 =-
    Are two year olds REALLY so bad?

    L;et's do as the scientists do, & do a twins study; checking in on a neighbour who has identical twins, 15 months old, argying with each other: T1: You're ugly
    T2: No, YOU are ugly!
    T1: Well, you're uglier!
    T2: No way, YOU are the ugliest in the whole world! [continues in the same vein for another ten minutes until mama's teacup goes dry, & she screams, "YOU'RE F*CKING IDENTICAL TWINS, YOU MONSTERS!! NOW SHUT UP AND GET ALONG BEFORE I WRAP BOTH YOUR MOUTHS IN PACKING TAPE!"]

    -= 4 =-
    Some clean humour from a bygone era: Best lines of W.C. Fields: https://youtu.be/_eafMhqoOvk

    -= 5 =-
    More clean humour, from a more modern era: "Nothing is Better Than Being Southern" (Killer Beaz full special)
    https://youtu.be/qyDbdz7DjLM

    Now we head over to Provo, UT for a full show from DryBar comedy(the best YoTube channel for clean good stand-up comedy) Dan Drueter's "The Youngest of 11 Children" https://youtu.be/RlOzW3MX0Lc

    -= 6 =-
    Much thanks to my AR-Kansas mate, Daryl Stout for this one:

    What did Tennessee?? The same thing Arkansas...her name was Mrs. Ippi, and her daughter is Miss Sooree. They came from the breezy airport in central Oklahoma...where the wind comes sweeping down the plane...because the Texas were too big to the south. And, if there's any doubt further northwest, Alaska, and see what she says...but when I asked "Hawaii", she replied "OK". And, that's my stately humor for today.

    -= 7 =-
    Video Time!
    My introduction to Ray Stevens (before I heard "The Streak") Ray Stevens as The Henhouse Five Plus Two "In The Mood"
    https://youtu.be/0AvNNMwXH38

    Another all-time favourite of mine: "The Scotsman Song" https://youtu.be/MZ35SOU9HTM

    -= 8 =-
    Just listening to thisright now on the radio; well written, well performed, & punny like I like:

    It was April the 41st
    Being a quadruple leap year
    I was driving through downtown Atlantis My Barracuda was in the shop, so
    I was in a rented Stingray
    And it was overheating
    So I pulled into a Shell station
    They said I'd blown a seal
    I said, "Fix the damn thing
    And leave my private life out of it Okay, pal?"
    While they were doing that
    I walked over to a place called the Oyster Bar A real dive
    But I knew the owner
    He used to play for the Dolphins
    I said, "Hi, Gil!"
    You hafta yell, he's hard of herring Think I had a wet dream
    Cruisin' through the Gulf Stream
    Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Wet dream
    Gil was also down on his luck
    Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water I gullied up to the sandbar He poured the usual
    Rusty snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side Heavy on the mako I slipped him a fin, on porpoise
    I was feeling good
    I even dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's squids For the halibut Well, the place was crowded
    We were packed in like sardines
    They were all there to listen to the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsal What sole Tommy was rockin' the place with a very popular tuna Salmon Chanted Evening And the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers Probably there to see the bass player One of them was this cute little yellowtail And she's giving me the eye
    So I figure, this is my chance for a little fun You know -- a piece of Pisces But she said things I just couldn't fathom She was too deep
    Seemed to be under a lot of pressure Boy, could she drink
    She drank like a... she drank a lot I said, "What's your sign?"
    She said, "Aquarium"
    I said, "Great! Let's get tanked."
    Think I had a wet dream
    Cruisin' through the Gulf Stream
    Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Wet dream
    I invite her up to my place for a little midnight bait I say, "C'mon baby, it'll only take a few minnows" She threw me that same old line
    "Not tonight, I got a haddock"
    And she wasn't kiddin' either
    'Cause in came the biggest, meanest looking haddock
    I'd ever seen come down the pike
    He was covered with mussels
    He came over to me,
    He said, "Listen shrimp
    Don't you come trolling around here" What a crab
    This guy was steamed
    I could see the anchor in his eyes
    I turned to him
    I said, "Abalone! You're just being shellfish" Well, I knew there was going to be trouble And so did Gil
    'Cause he was already on the phone to the cods
    The haddock hits me with a sucker punch I catch him with a left hook
    He eels over
    It was a fluke
    But there he was, lying on the deck Flat as a mackerel
    Kelpless
    I said, "Forget the cods, Gil
    This guy's gonna need a sturgeon"
    Well, the yellowtail was impressed
    With the way I landed her boyfriend She came over to me, she said
    "Hey big boy, you're really a game fish" "What's your name?"
    I said, "Marlin"
    Think I had a wet dream
    Cruisin' through the Gulf Stream
    Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Wet dream
    Well from then on, we had a whale of a time I took her to dinner
    I took her to dance
    I bought her a bouquet of flounders And then I went home with her
    And what did I get for my trouble?
    A case of the clams
    Think I had a wet dream
    Cruisin' through the Gulf Stream
    Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

    Wet dream
    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: Kip Addotta & Biff Manard

    -= 9 =-
    Be thankful its not snowing -- can you imagine having to shovel snow in this heat?

    -= 10 =-
    Some of my favourites to close with:

    Jokes performed on A Prairie Home Companion, February 1, 2003 from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, our "Sometimes Annual Joke Show."

    Performers:


    Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Fred Newman The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano, keyboard, organ; Dale Mendenhall, winds; Pat Donohue, guitar; Gary Raynor, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

    Guests:

    Outside John and the Sears Catalog
    Jeff Lang

    The Old Standby:

    So these two penguins are standing on an iceberg. One penguin says to the other: You look like you're wearing a tuxedo. The other penguin replies: Who says I'm not?

    Ole and Lena jokes:

    Did you ever hear about the Norwegian who loved his wife so much he almost told her?

    One day, Svend and Ole were hunting and suddenly a man came running out of the bushes, yelling, "Don't shoot! Don't shoot! I'm not a deer!" Ole raised his gun and shot him dead. Svend said, "Ole, why did you shoot that man? He said he wasn't a deer!" And Ole replied, "Oh! I thought he said he was a deer!"

    Blonde jokes:

    A blonde walks down the street and sees a banana peel ahead, and she says: "Here we go again."

    A blonde wanted to buy personalized license plates but she couldn't afford them. So she changed her name to JKM345.

    A blonde and her father are walking down a street when the father says, ''Look, a dead bird.'' And the blonde looks up and says, ''Where?''

    Third-grader jokes:

    How do you fix a broken tuba? With a tuba glue.

    Two missionaries were captured by cannibals and they were stuck naked in a big pot of water over a fire and the water got hotter and hotter and suddenly, one guy started laughing, and the other guy says, "What's so funny?" The first guy replied: "I couldn't help it. I just peed in their soup!"

    Why did the composer only compose in bed? He was writing sheet music.

    What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common? They have the same middle name.

    How do you make a dog drink? Put it in a blender.

    A pickle walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey, you're a pickle! What are you doing here?"
    The pickle says, "Well for starters, I'm celebrating the fact that I can walk."

    Political jokes:

    Hillary Clinton finds out from her doctor that she's pregnant. She is furious. Here she's in her first term as Senator of New York and she calls home, gets Bill on the starts screaming. "How could you have let this happen? You go and get me pregnant! How could you? It is all your fault!!!" she screams. And Bill says, "Who is this?"

    What were George W. Bush's three hardest years? Second grade.

    Doctors and medicine:

    A guy goes into a doctor's office wearing nothing but a piece of cling film around his waist. The doctor says, "I can clearly see you're nuts."

    This man is walking by an insane asylum and he hears the inmates inside chanting inside "Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen--" He is so fascinated that he walks up to the door and puts his eye up the keyhole and somebody pokes him in the eye with a sharp stick and the inmates start changing "Fourteen, fourteen, fourteen--"

    I woke up this morning and I felt so bad that I tried to kill myself by taking a thousand aspirin. But after the first two, I felt better.

    One-liners:

    I got an A in philosophy last semester by proving that my professor doesn't exist.

    Copy-editing is a very stressful line of work. Every time one of us misses a period, we get really nervous.

    So the dyslexic walked into the bra.

    Men and Women:

    Why does an archeologist make a good husband? Because the older you get, the more interested he is in you.

    "Hey. Nice earring. How long have you been wearing an earring?" "Ever since my wife found it in the car."

    My wife came home the other night and told me to take off her blouse. Then she told me to take off her skirt. Then she told me never to wear her clothes again.

    Odds 'n' Ends:

    An elephant was walking through the jungle when he saw a turtle sitting on a log. And he said, "Hey, you're the same turtle who bit me 45 years ago." And he kicked the turtle and it flew a hundred feet and bounced off a tree and into the river. And the giraffe said, "Wow, you've got quite a memory" and the elephant said, "I have turtle recall."

    Did you hear about the exhibitionist who was going to retire? He changed his mind, and decided to stick it out for one more year.

    What do you get if you cross a Jehovah's Witness and a Unitarian: Some one who goes around knocking on doors but isn't sure why.

    A man walks into a bar with a newt on his shoulder. He told the bartender that the newt's name was Tiny. "Why?" asks the bartender. "Because he's my newt!" replied the man.

    A man walked out of the bar and got in his car and a policeman came over and said, "Sir, your eyes seem to be bloodshot. Have you been drinking?" The man looked at the police officer and replied, "Officer, your eyes seem to be glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts?"

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Mon Aug 15 07:18:50 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

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    -= 1 =-
    Here we have a few from a French laguage jokes site, translated, & only included when they translated well as funny in English; these were listed as "adult"

    A gynecologist caught Parkinson's disease, but has since made a quick fortune.

    A janitor is pregnant. His doctor asks her who the father is. She answers:
    - Do you think maybe I have time to
    turn around when I clean the stairs?

    A guy arrives at the office one morning all beaming and announces to his colleagues:
    - Hey, guys, you're all cuckolds!
    - And why us? they answer.
    - Because last night I slept with my wife!

    -= 2 =-
    A traveling sales representative returns home at four in the morning. So as not to wake his wife, he undresses before entering the bedroom. He enters quietly.
    It was then that he met a man who came out and said to him:
    - Good luck, old man. But I advise you to act quickly:
    she is expecting her husband at any moment!

    -= 3 =-
    Jeff Foxworthy's "Redneck Words":

    If you've ever been on television more than 5 times Describing what the tornadoes sounded like... You might be a redneck
    If you've ever cut your grass and found a car... You might be a redneck
    If your dad walks you to school because your in the same grade... You might be a redneck
    If you've ever been too drunk to fish... If somebody asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle.. If every day somebody comes to your house mistakenly thinking your having a Yard sale
    If you've ever had to haul a can of paint to the top of a water tower to defend Your sister's honor..
    You might be a redneck
    If your dog and your wallet are both on a chain... You might be a redneck
    They always make fun of the way I talk, I keep telling them I said your gonna be
    Real surprised when you get into the habit in St. Petersburg and say "Y'all get into the truck, we goin up to the big house." If you've ever financed a tattoo.... If you've ever made change in the offering plate... You might be a redneck
    We have words in the south they don't have in other parts of the country.. Now, you come to the south, we have words like...yu'nt to We goin to the mall, yu'nt to?
    What letter does that start with, does anybody know? I like this word alot...aight
    That's a word in Texas...aight
    Round lunch time every day, you'll hear somebody say "hey jeet yet, naw, dju? Yu'nt to? Aight." If you go to the family reunion to meet women.... If you smoked during your wedding.... You might be a redneck
    And last but not least
    If you see a sign that says say no to crack And it reminds you to pull your jeans up... You might be a redneck

    -= 4 =-
    ET YOUR VEGETABLES!
    Q: What is the strongest vegetable? A: A muscle sprout!

    Q: Why did the Tomato take a prune to the movies? A: Hecouldn't find a date.

    Q: What vegetable is off-limit to Vegans? A: a ZOO-chini.

    Q: When do potatoes argue?
    A: When they can't see eye to eye.

    Q: Why did the tomato get embarrassed and turn red? A: it saw the chick pea.

    Q: How do you grow a chicken in your garden? A: Plant an eggplant

    Q: What is small, red, & whispers?
    A: a hoarse radish

    Q: Why do fungi have to pay double fares? A: They take up too mushroom.

    Q: Which vegetables did Noah not take on the Ark? A: Leeks

    Q: How do you fix a broken vine fruit? A: Tomato Paste

    -= 5 =-
    1. Doctor, doctor! I think I'm a bell? Go home and take these and if you're not better soon, give me a ring.

    2. Doctor, doctor! I feel like a pack of cards. I'll deal with you in a minute!

    3. Doctor, doctor! I've swallowed my pocket money! Take this and we'll see if there's any change.

    4. Doctor doctor! I think I'm a shepherd. I wouldn't lose any sheep over it.

    5. Doctor, doctor! I feel like a carrot. Don't get yourself in a stew.

    6. Doctor doctor! I think I'm at death's door? Don't worry, we'll soon pull you through

    7. Doctor, doctor! Do you have something for a headache? Yes, try this hammer.

    8. Doctor, doctor! I feel like a pair of wigwams! Ah yes, the issue is you've become too tense.

    9. Doctor, doctor! I get heartburn whenever I eat birthday cake. Next time take the candles off!

    -= 6 =-
    Ray Romano, famous for his sitcom: "Everruybody Loves Ratymond" & his own stand up career. This is a story of his twin boys when they were still 'babies:' https://www.liveone.com/song/ray-romano/the-tub-story

    -= 7 =-
    corporate America's anthem?
    ôOh Beautiful for smoggy skies,
    insecticided grain,
    For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
    America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.ö
    --George Carlin

    -= 8 =-
    Driver Math:
    Q: What do you get when you cross 1 Cadillac with 1 train? A: 1 widow + 4 orphans - 1 idiot

    -= 9 =-
    Quotables:

    "Wal-Mart is testing out an app that would allow shoppers to skip the checkout line. Currently that service is known as shoplifting." -Conan O'Brien

    "Brace yourself, because Kraft has announced that they've gone natural. I first assumed that natural meant they were doing their products in the buff. But they mean they have removed all artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes from their classic Mac and Cheese recipe. I don't get it. I was not aware, first of all, that a packet of orange dust was a technically a recipe." -Stephen Colbert

    -= 10 =-
    The little boy wasn't getting good marks in school. One day he made the teacher quite surprised. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don't get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking."

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Fri Sep 2 10:18:32 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    A Baptist pastor was presenting a children's sermon.

    During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.

    Asking questions during children's sermons is crucial. Asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.

    After the pastor asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand. The pastor called on him And the little boy said, "I'm not sure, but I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."

    -= 2 =-
    QUOTABLES:

    "A balloon released by a girl in Texas was found this week over 900 miles away in Ohio. Or, more likely, Ohio also has red balloons." -Seth Meyers

    "After residents in Birmingham complained about the terrible smell, New York City has agreed to stop sending railcars full of the city's excess sewage to a landfill in Alabama. Yeah, train cars filled with human waste and an unbearable smell--or, as that's called in New York, the subway." -James Corden

    "Every appliance with a clock should have a Daylight Savings button to push. You'd only use it twice a year, but that's more than I use the 'Potato' button on my microwave." -Jimmy Kimmel

    "The new Florida weapons bill would allow librarians to arm themselves. Now, in a related story, talking in Florida libraries is down 99 percent." -Conan O'Brien

    "This week in England, a worker at a factory that makes Coca-Cola cans was caught urinating into the cans. But Coke quickly dealt with the situation by putting a Mountain Dew label on it." -Jimmy Fallon

    -= 3 =-
    This morning I was sitting on a bench next to a homeless man, I asked him how he ended up this way.

    He said, "Up until Last week, I still had it all! All my meals were prepared for me, my room was cleaned, my clothes were washed, pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had TV, internet, I went to the gym, the pool, the library, I could still go to school."

    I asked him, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?"

    "No, nothing like that," he said. "I got out of prison."

    -= 4 =-
    Larry's barn burned down and his wife, Susan, called the insurance company.

    Susan spoke to the insurance agent and said, "We had that barn insured for fifty thousand, and I want my money."

    The agent replied, "Whoa there, just a minute. Insurance doesn't work quite like that. An independent adjuster will assess the value of what was insured, and then we'll provide you with a new barn of similar worth."

    There was a long pause, and then Susan replied, "If that's how it works, then I want to cancel the life insurance policy on my husband."

    -= 5 =-
    "If you clean the receipts out of your purse or wallet and stack them all together, it makes a tiny book about why you're broke."

    -= 6 =-
    While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas, my mother was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. Mom couldn't help laughing as they neared their destination and she heard the mother say to the boy, "Now remember, hug Daddy first, then the dog."

    -= 7 =-
    Caller: 'Hi, can you connect me with Jack?'

    Operator: 'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about.'

    Caller: 'On page 1, section 5, of your user guide it clearly states that I need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?'

    Operator: 'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.'

    -= 8 =-
    I was waiting tables at a country club when an elegantly dressed woman spilled Manhattan clam chowder all over her white linen skirt. She began furiously dabbing at it with a napkin.

    Having plenty of experience with getting out feed stains, I asked, "Can I bring you some club soda?"

    "Young lady," she barked, "I'll be the judge of when I've had enough to drink. Bring me another martini!"

    -= 9 =-
    Two hunters were relaxing in their lodge, making small talk.

    One of them asked, "So, what do you hunt?"

    "Unicorns," came the surprising answer.

    Startled, the first hunter gasped, "Really? How do the hell do you do that?"

    "Well, I find a virgin and hire her to help me. They're the only thing that attracts unicorns. I have her wait in the woods until a unicorn comes up to her. When it does, it sets off a snare."

    The first hunter sighed, "Boy, they must be hard to find. I've heard of 'em, but I've never seen one."

    The second hunter said, "Yeah, and there ain't many unicorns either."

    -= 10 =-
    A small boy stunned his parents after church one Sunday when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes, and quarters.

    Finally his mother asked the obvious question: "Where did you get all that money?"

    "At Sunday school," the boy replied enthusiastically. "They got bowls of it!"

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Fri Sep 9 08:22:28 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by
    yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I
    won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancellation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest of me Life, between the
    legs of me wife!"

    That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!

    He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best toast of the night."

    She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?"

    John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife."

    "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!" Mary said.

    The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street corner. The man
    chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about
    you, Mary."

    She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he's only been in
    there twice in the last four years. Once I had to pull him by the ears to make him come and
    the other time he fell asleep."

    -= 2 =-
    Ever have a day like this?

    "What the hell, Bob?! Why are you half naked on the golf course?"

    "& shoving your undershirt into a hole in the ground?"

    "Well, Jim, you told me to start by sticking my tee into the ground."

    -= 3 =-
    When I was younger, porn cost money and water was free.

    What happened?

    -= 4 =-
    I have learned from cows, hippos, and elephants that it is impossible to reduce weight by
    eating green grass, salads, and walking.

    -= 5 =-
    Honestly, I was so thirsty halfway through the night that I nearly choked on my husband's
    teeth.

    -= 6 =-
    Her: I wish I was my rich neighbour's daughter.

    Genie: You still have three wishes.

    Her: ...

    Genie: ...

    -= 7 =-
    I've been on Facebook for 16 years. I can remember when it was all farmland.

    -= 8 =-
    Cut flowers is Botanical Castration

    -= 9 =-
    Q: Why did the bookseller keep "Twilight" in the children's section? A: Because he'd already exceeded smoke emission maximums for his fireplace

    -= 10 =-
    `# Thank you, ICE-Man, for this one; #~

    Politicians talk to the country the way men talk to women. They say, "Trust me, go all the way
    with me, and everything will be all right." And what happens? Nine months later, you're in
    trouble.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Wed Oct 19 13:55:46 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    ~# from the world-famous ICE-Man: #~

    The mayor of Phoenix was very worried about a plague of pigeons in Phoenix . He could not remove the pigeons from the city. All of Phoenix was full of pigeon poop. The people of Phoenix could not walk on the sidewalks, or drive on the roads. It was costing a fortune to keep the streets and sidewalks clean. One day a man came to City Hall and offered the Mayor a proposition.
    'I can rid your beautiful city of its plague of pigeons
    without any cost to the city. But, you must promise not to ask me any questions, or you can pay me one million dollars to ask one question.' The mayor considered the offer briefly and accepted the free proposition.. The next day the man climbed to the top of City Hall, opened his coat, and released a blue pigeon. The blue pigeon circled in the air and flew up into the bright blue Arizona sky. All the pigeons in Phoenix saw the blue pigeon and gathered up in the air behind the blue pigeon. The Phoenix pigeons followed the blue pigeon as she flew southward out of the city. The next day the blue pigeon returned completely alone to the man atop City Hall. The Mayor was very impressed. He felt the man and the blue pigeon had performed a wonderful miraculous feat to rid Phoenix of the plague of pigeons. Even though the man with the pigeon had charged nothing, the mayor presented him with a check for 1 million dollars and told the man that, indeed, he did have a question to ask and even though they had agreed to no fee and the man had rid the city of pigeons, he decided to pay the 1 million just to get to ask ONE question. The man accepted the money and told the mayor to ask his ONE question. Do you think
    the Mayor is going to ask how the blue pigeon led all the pigeons away?
    Do you think
    the Mayor is going to ask where all the pigeons went? Do you think
    He is going to ask where the man got the blue pigeon? Nooooooo!
    This will get a smile out of you!
    The mayor asked: "Do you have a blue Mexican?"

    -= 2 =-
    Also from ~# ICEMan @~

    Every morning for years, at about 11:30, the telephone operator in a small Sierra-Nevada town received a call from a man asking the exact time. One day the operator summed up nerve enough to ask him why the regularity. "I'm foreman of the local sawmill," he explained. "Every day I have to blow the whistle at noon so I call you to get the exact time." The operator giggled, "That's really funny," she said. "All this time we've been setting our clock by your whistle.

    -= 3 =-
    Q: What is the slowest & most painful way to die? A: Life.

    -= 4 =-
    Little bit of edgy today, for those who prefer their humour just SLIGHTLY on the blue side:

    Q: Why are 0 and 1 the only numbers with genders? A: All the others are non-binary

    My new favourite:
    Q: What do you get when cross a gun with the female pudenda? A: A re-vulva

    In the UK "tuppence" refers to a small amount of money and is shorthand for a woman's pussy. In the US Trump-Pence involves a lot of money and describes a pair of d*cks. (Mr. Nixon must be proud)

    -= 5 =-
    At a Long Island house party, a chap invited an attractive girl to go fishing with him on the Sound. After an hour without any luck, he asked, "Do you think we ought to try chumming?"
    His companion, a novice at fishing, looked toward the house on the distant shore, then replied, "We might as well. They can't see us from there."
    --John C. Miller
    RD Issue: July 1957

    -= 6 =-
    King Charles will not make as many foreign visits as Queen Elizabeth did.

    Because the Queen could go any distance but the King can only move one space at a time.

    -= 7 =-
    Terrible night. Dreamt something bit me on the neck. Got up to check, but the mirror wasn't working.

    -= 8 =-
    In medieval times, people used to attach a lamp to a horse when riding at night. This is the earliest known form of saddle light navigation.

    -= 9 =-
    Accidentally drunk a bottle of invisible ink.

    I'm now in hospital waiting to be seen.

    -= 10 =-
    IÆve just joined a dating group for arsonists.

    ItÆs great; they send me new matches every day.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Thu Oct 20 16:28:00 2022
    George,

    The mayor asked: "Do you have a blue Mexican?"

    Directed by Jose' Jalapeno on a stick. <G>

    Every morning for years, at about 11:30, the telephone operator in a
    small Sierra-Nevada town received a call from a man asking the exact time. One day the operator summed up nerve enough to ask him why the regularity. "I'm foreman of the local sawmill," he explained. "Every
    day I have to blow the whistle at noon so I call you to get the exact time." The operator giggled, "That's really funny," she said. "All this time we've been setting our clock by your whistle.

    Time is of the essence. <G>

    Q: What is the slowest & most painful way to die? A: Life.

    Life a fatally transmitted disease.

    Q: Why are 0 and 1 the only numbers with genders? A: All the others are non-binary

    Your punny days are numbered.

    My new favourite:
    Q: What do you get when cross a gun with the female pudenda? A: A
    re-vulva

    Never mind starting from scratch. :P

    In the UK "tuppence" refers to a small amount of money and is shorthand for a woman's pussy. In the US Trump-Pence involves a lot of money and describes a pair of d*cks. (Mr. Nixon must be proud)

    I tell you what.

    -= 5 =-
    At a Long Island house party, a chap invited an attractive girl to go fishing with him on the Sound. After an hour without any luck, he
    asked, "Do you think we ought to try chumming?" His companion, a novice
    at fishing, looked toward the house on the distant shore, then replied, "We might as well. They can't see us from there." --John C. Miller
    RD Issue: July 1957

    Really.

    -= 6 =-
    King Charles will not make as many foreign visits as Queen Elizabeth
    did.

    Because the Queen could go any distance but the King can only move one space at a time.

    Check, mate. <G>

    -= 7 =-
    Terrible night. Dreamt something bit me on the neck. Got up to check,
    but the mirror wasn't working.

    Must've been made by ACME.

    -= 8 =-
    In medieval times, people used to attach a lamp to a horse when riding
    at night. This is the earliest known form of saddle light navigation.

    Then, the fireflies took it and minaturized it.

    -= 9 =-
    Accidentally drunk a bottle of invisible ink.

    I'm now in hospital waiting to be seen.

    It may take awhile either way.

    -= 10 =-
    I've just joined a dating group for arsonists.

    It's great; they send me new matches every day.

    Now, we know who's hot stuff.

    Daryl

    ... "Calvin, we will NOT have an anatomically correct snowman!" -Calvin's Mom === MultiMail/Win v0.52
    --- SBBSecho 3.15-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (1:2320/33)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Tue Nov 1 07:09:30 2022
    Q: What is the slowest & most painful way to die? A: Life.
    Life a fatally transmitted disease.

    Life is a lethal STD.

    Q: Why are 0 and 1 the only numbers with genders? A: All the others are
    non-binary
    Your punny days are numbered.

    So the Good Book says.

    My new favourite:
    Q: What do you get when cross a gun with the female pudenda? A: A
    re-vulva
    Never mind starting from scratch. :P

    Before the revulva, you had to STUFF IT before you could fire.

    In the UK "tuppence" refers to a small amount of money and is shorthand
    for a woman's pussy. In the US Trump-Pence involves a lot of money and
    describes a pair of d*cks. (Mr. Nixon must be proud)
    I tell you what.

    Yankee: What?
    Southerner: I just TOLD you.

    Because the Queen could go any distance but the King can only move one
    space at a time.
    Check, mate. <G>

    He has a checkered past, some say.

    -= 7 =-
    Terrible night. Dreamt something bit me on the neck. Got up to check,
    but the mirror wasn't working.
    Must've been made by ACME.

    Did they have Acme in the days of Vlad?

    -= 8 =-
    In medieval times, people used to attach a lamp to a horse when riding
    at night. This is the earliest known form of saddle light navigation.
    Then, the fireflies took it and minaturized it.

    Damned Japanese bugs!

    -= 9 =-
    Accidentally drunk a bottle of invisible ink.
    I'm now in hospital waiting to be seen.
    It may take awhile either way.

    The doctor showed up & told the nurse, "I can't see him today."

    -= 10 =-
    I've just joined a dating group for arsonists.
    It's great; they send me new matches every day.
    Now, we know who's hot stuff.

    I always knew -- before vampirism messed up my mirrors!

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Wed Nov 2 01:24:00 2022
    George,


    Life is a lethal STD.

    I prefer the acronym of "stubborn, temperamental, dog"...especially
    if it relates to dachshunds. <G>

    So the Good Book says.

    None of us is getting out of here alive...just ask the morticians.

    Before the revulva, you had to STUFF IT before you could fire.

    Making sure the weapon is cocked, I'm sure. <eg>

    Yankee: What?
    Southerner: I just TOLD you.

    Southern DOS? Ya'll Reckon?? Yep/Nope.

    He has a checkered past, some say.

    It would seem so. I did better at checkers than at chess...
    although the checkers doors on the BBS are smarter than me.

    Did they have Acme in the days of Vlad?

    Ask Wile E. Coyote about that.

    Damned Japanese bugs!

    It's just hard to change their bulbs when they burn out.

    The doctor showed up & told the nurse, "I can't see him today."

    He doesn't have a lot of patience.

    I always knew -- before vampirism messed up my mirrors!

    If you don't believe in laughing, go look in the mirror, and see
    what everyone else has been laughing at -- Jerry Clower

    Daryl

    ... What color is a chameleon in a mirror??
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Fri Nov 25 08:37:14 2022
    Welcome to another edition of the Metric Dozen Punnies & Funnies, personally curated by yours truly, the Cyberpope, Bishop of ROM.

    Please do comment as to which you loved & which you hated. . .

    Also, at any time, let me know if you're done with receiving these. Because you're a mate, I won't even charge you my usual $19.00 cancelation fee! ;)

    -= 1 =-
    Two for the skin doctors:

    Asked the dermatologist if it's possible to transplant hairy donkey skin onto a human's head? Ass skin for a friend. . .

    Q: What's a dermatologist's favourite legwear? A: SKINny jeans

    -= 2 =-
    Q: What has 10 eyes, 10 ears, 10 legs, 10 arms and 10 teeth? A: 5 meth addicts

    -= 3 =-
    During breakfast, my wife said she was leaving me because of my obsession with twitter.

    I nearly choked on my #brown.

    -= 4 =-
    My body's just ran out of magnesium.

    0mg!

    -= 5 =-
    ~# via J. Harris, in Fidonet's FUNNY #~

    "We used to play spin the bottle when I was a kid. A girl would spin the bottle, and if the bottle pointed to you when it stopped, the girl could either kiss you or give you a nickel. By the time I was 14, I owned my own house." --Gene Perret, Classic One-Liners RD Issue: June 1997

    -= 6 =-
    Q: What's black and white, and red all over?

    A: a sunburnt nun with a newspaper, riding a blushing zebra.

    -= 7 =-
    A man went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.'
    The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost? The man said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped! The priest said, Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box!

    The man left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. He paused for a moment and then started to leave.

    The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, 'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!

    The man replied, Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in!

    -= 8 =-
    Two from Quora's "Jokes, Humour & Funny stories [lack of Oxford comma SIC]

    I was driving drunk last week and ran over a pig, I told my mate and he said not to worry about it, he said shit happens, I said ôOh, thatÆs cool, now what shall I do with his motorbike?ö

    My neighbour said to his wife, ôThese crab paste sandwiches just donÆt taste right, where did you get the crab paste?ö And she said, ôFrom the chemistö ("from the pharmacy" elsewhere in the world)

    -= 9 =-
    Do you have ARADD (Age-Related Attention Deficit Disorder) like this guy?

    I needed to do the laundry,

    but then I realized I was out of detergent,

    so I went to write a shopping list and realized how unorganized the junk drawer was,

    and started checking pens for ink.

    When I went to toss all the junk,

    I saw that the trash was full but before I took it out I wanted to get rid of old food in the fridge.

    That's when I realized a juice jug had leaked so I needed to clean it up but when I went to grab a rag,

    I saw that the pantry closet was a nightmare so I started organizing it.

    And that's how I ended up on the floor looking at my old photo albums from 1990's and not doing laundry.

    -= 10 =-
    Q: What language does Santa Claus speak? A: Polish (as in North Polish)

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Fri Nov 25 08:45:58 2022
    If you don't believe in laughing, go look in the mirror, and see
    what everyone else has been laughing at -- Jerry Clower

    If 1 person calls you an ass, ignore him; if 2 call you one, laugh it off; if 3 call you one, check in the mirror for donkey ears.

    If 1 person says you have no sense of humour, ignore them If 2 say you don't, laugh it off.
    If you can't laugh it off, then they're right.

    ... What color is a chameleon in a mirror??
    [true answer]
    It'll depend on the temperature of the mirror -- recent research suggests it's not the colour itself they adapt to, but the underlying colour.

    Q: What do you call it when a chameleon can't change colours? A: a reptile dysfunction

    A chameleon stole an apple once.
    It was caught red handed.

    You'd never find me wearing a chameleon costume.

    I was walking in the jungle and saw a lizard on his hind legs telling some really excellent jokes. I turned to the local tribesman and said "that lizard is really funny!" The tribesman replied "that's not a lizard... he's a stand up chameleon"

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Sat Nov 26 06:03:00 2022
    George,


    If 1 person calls you an ass, ignore him; if 2 call you one, laugh it
    off; if 3 call you one, check in the mirror for donkey ears.

    Especially if when you sneeze, you go "Hee Haw". <G>

    If 1 person says you have no sense of humour, ignore them If 2 say you don't, laugh it off. If you can't laugh it off, then they're right.

    As Roger Rabbit said "If you don't have a sense of humor, you're better
    off dead".

    Q: What do you call it when a chameleon can't change colours? A: a
    reptile dysfunction

    That was what the alligator had when he couldn't chase and catch his
    prey as fast as he used to.

    A chameleon stole an apple once.
    It was caught red handed.

    But, did the apple change color.

    I was walking in the jungle and saw a lizard on his hind legs telling
    some really excellent jokes. I turned to the local tribesman and said "that lizard is really funny!" The tribesman replied "that's not a lizard... he's a stand up chameleon"

    I'll bet his jokes were really colorful.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Sat Nov 26 06:04:00 2022
    George,

    Asked the dermatologist if it's possible to transplant hairy donkey
    skin onto a human's head? Ass skin for a friend. . .

    If his fanny is fantastic in what it does, does he have a smart ass??

    Q: What's a dermatologist's favourite legwear? A: SKINny jeans

    I'm trans-slender...I identify as skinny.

    My body's just ran out of magnesium.

    0mg!

    Go for vitamitavegamin - Lucille Ball's tonic. <G>

    "We used to play spin the bottle when I was a kid. A girl would spin
    the bottle, and if the bottle pointed to you when it stopped, the girl could either kiss you or give you a nickel. By the time I was 14, I
    owned my own house." --Gene Perret, Classic One-Liners RD Issue: June
    1997

    They probably do more than kiss now. :P

    Q: What's black and white, and red all over?

    A: a sunburnt nun with a newspaper, riding a blushing zebra.

    That covers it. Would instructions for a hanging be known as noose
    paper??

    The man replied, Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according
    to you, that's the same as putting it in!

    That'll teach him a lesson!!

    I was driving drunk last week and ran over a pig, I told my mate and he said not to worry about it, he said shit happens, I said "Oh, that's cool, now what shall I do with his motorbike?"

    I said to a co-worker once "Feces Occurs". She looked at me with the
    deer in the headlights look. When I "translated it", she howled with
    laughter, and said "I'm going to tell my sister". <G> The next day, I
    asked her if there was the same reaction...she grinned, "Yep". :)

    Daryl

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Wed Nov 30 10:14:26 2022
    A chameleon stole an apple once.
    It was caught red handed.
    But, did the apple change color.

    Why? The chameleon changed to match the red apple's colour. . .

    I was walking in the jungle and saw a lizard on his hind legs telling
    some really excellent jokes. I turned to the local tribesman and said
    "that lizard is really funny!" The tribesman replied "that's not a
    lizard... he's a stand up chameleon"
    I'll bet his jokes were really colorful.

    But not off-colour. . .

    Q: What's brown & sounds like a bell? A: Dung.

    Q: What's green & smells like red paint? A: Green paint.

    Q: Why is it spelled "Color" in the US but "Colour" in Britain? A: Because after the revolutionary war, the freed United States told Britain defiantly, "We're getting rid of you".

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Wed Nov 30 10:22:52 2022
    I said to a co-worker once "Feces Occurs". She looked at me with the
    deer in the headlights look. When I "translated it", she howled with laughter, and said "I'm going to tell my sister". <G> The next day, I
    asked her if there was the same reaction...she grinned, "Yep". :)

    I love when my jokes or puns get secondary life. . .

    I'm a stinker; if asked to translate I'd likely have said, "Manure takes place" & keep on coming up with a new pair of synonyms until they clue in, or as is more usual, someone else gives it away! *at which I say, "Dammit, I could've got 3 more in before she got it!"

    I tend to always bushwhack when asked to translate my punny euphemisms, like, on hearing a bad person has left town, I'll say, "G.F.R." & translate it to just "Good riddance."

    This way they can't get offended, because only they supply the so-called offensive element.

    & when I tel one of these stuck up prigs to "get bent" & they are dumb enough to ask what that means, I say, "Imagine you don't just look & act like a hippo or rhino, but you smell like one in heat, & a male of the species is running towards you, & you have a wardrobe malfunction & are standing there, bent, with no clothes on. . . This is my thinking when I tell you to get bent. It's my new "Happy Place," picturing that scene.


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Thu Dec 1 03:25:00 2022
    George,

    But, did the apple change color.

    Why? The chameleon changed to match the red apple's colour. . .

    Plus, he was seeing red.

    I'll bet his jokes were really colorful.

    But not off-colour. . .

    Q: What's brown & sounds like a bell? A: Dung.

    That one stinks.

    Q: What's green & smells like red paint? A: Green paint.

    Substitute your favorite color...but, there's not one for plaid. :P
    When I worked in silkscreen printing, we had a color chart that had to
    be replaced yearly, as the fluorescent lights would discolor it. It was
    known as a Pantone Matching System chart...a colorful version of PMS. :P

    Q: Why is it spelled "Color" in the US but "Colour" in Britain? A:
    Because after the revolutionary war, the freed United States told
    Britain defiantly, "We're getting rid of you".

    They talk and spell funny compared to the US. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Sun Dec 4 14:37:46 2022
    Q: What's green & smells like red paint? A: Green paint.
    Substitute your favorite color...but, there's not one for plaid. :P
    When I worked in silkscreen printing, we had a color chart that had to
    be replaced yearly, as the fluorescent lights would discolor it. It was
    known as a Pantone Matching System chart...a colorful version of PMS. :P

    Not So useful a colour-matching chart when it no longer was the colour it was supposed to represent, eh?

    They still use the Pantone charts, in some paint stores -- I guess it was a useful & enduring creation -- although I might trust a computer image better, as it won't discolour over time. . .

    Q: Why is it spelled "Color" in the US but "Colour" in Britain? A:
    Because after the revolutionary war, the freed United States told
    Britain defiantly, "We're getting rid of you".
    They talk and spell funny compared to the US. <G>

    Umm, yeah, they somehow, prior to to the existence of the US, botched the language?

    I like the meme that plays on the oft-seen Chinese translation: "Simplified / Traditional" by saying:
    English:
    Traditional (UK flag)
    Simplified (US Flag)

    Canada is a funny one; we spell UK, bit pronounce US.

    Australia has their own words; whatever looks right after 8 pints of warm pissy tasting beer is valid & defend to their death anyone's disagreement of your rendition.

    Irish English is what you get after getting hammered on Guinness Stout then getting into a dozen bar fights

    Fitzhenry & Fitzpatrick were in court, answering to charges of fighting in a local pub.

    The judge asked Fitzpatrick what instigated the fight & he answered, "Well, your honour, he had a broken beer bottle in his left hand, & a knife in his right."

    "& what did you have yin your hand?" asked hizzonner

    "Mrs. Fitzhenry's tit, & a fine thing it was sir, but not much good in a fight, I'll tell ya."

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Mon Dec 5 03:52:00 2022
    George,

    Not So useful a colour-matching chart when it no longer was the colour
    it was supposed to represent, eh?

    The fluorescent lights caused the colors to fade.

    They still use the Pantone charts, in some paint stores -- I guess it
    was a useful & enduring creation -- although I might trust a computer image better, as it won't discolour over time. . .

    That is true.

    Umm, yeah, they somehow, prior to to the existence of the US, botched
    the language?

    Pardon me, I speak doofus. <G>

    Canada is a funny one; we spell UK, bit pronounce US.

    One letter does make the difference.

    Australia has their own words; whatever looks right after 8 pints of
    warm pissy tasting beer is valid & defend to their death anyone's disagreement of your rendition.

    Everyone is entitled to my opinion. <G>

    Irish English is what you get after getting hammered on Guinness Stout then getting into a dozen bar fights

    When someone talked about the Grinch messing with the Christmas gifts on
    a ham radio net last night, I growled "I resemble that remark". I said that
    I sent Santa a letter saying "Define Naughty"...he's skipping my place. <G>

    Fitzhenry & Fitzpatrick were in court, answering to charges of fighting
    in a local pub.

    The judge asked Fitzpatrick what instigated the fight & he answered, "Well, your honour, he had a broken beer bottle in his left hand, & a knife in his right."

    "& what did you have yin your hand?" asked hizzonner

    "Mrs. Fitzhenry's tit, & a fine thing it was sir, but not much good in
    a fight, I'll tell ya."

    Thanks for the mammaries, it was the breast of times, for a titilating experience, just to get the booby prize, bra none. <G>

    It's Monday...time to be in a nether mood. <G>

    Daryl

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