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yourgas

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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2003 1:02:48 AM

Submit your story or joke of the day and give others a 'laugh of the day'

[Edited by: TB at 8/3/2005 1:23:29 PM EST]
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ma-bell
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 11:13:45 PM


The rain was pouring and there was a big puddle in front of the pub.

A ragged old man was standing there with a rod and hanging a string into the puddle.

A tipsy- looking, curious gentleman came over to him and asked what he was doing.

'Fishing,' the old man said simply.

'Poor old fool,' the gentleman thought and he invited the ragged old man to a drink in the pub.

As he felt he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman
asked, ‘And how many have you caught?'

'You're the eighth,' the old man answered.
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ma-bell
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:22:00 AM

good one WSpaceport, keep them comming !
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WSpaceport
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:56:21 AM

Two guys are driving down 5th Avenue in Manhattan when they come up to a red light. The guy driving slams the gas pedal and they go zooming past the red light. His friend looks at him and says, "Hey, you just went through a red light." The guy driving says, "Don't worry about it. My brother does it all the time."

So they keep driving and they come to a second red light. The guy driving slams on the gas pedal and zooms past another red light. His friend is pretty mad, looks at him and says, "Hey man, you just went through another red light. What the heck are you doing?" The guy driving tells his friend, "Don't worry about it. My brother does this all the time."

They come to a third red light and the guy driving slams on the gas, zooming past the red light. His friend starts screaming at him, "What the heck? You're going to get us killed! Pull over and let me out." The guy driving screams back at him, "I'm telling you: don't worry about it. My brother, he does it all the time."

So they keep driving and they come to a green light. The guy driving slams on the brakes. His friend looks at him and says, "Are you out of your mind? What the heck is wrong with you? You go flying past three red lights, almost getting us killed, and then you slam on the brakes when you have a green light?"

The guy driving looks at his friend and says, "I had to stop; my brother might have been coming."
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Hamish
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:34:04 AM

CAPTCHA is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”
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PnnyPnchr
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:11:58 PM

OLD TIMERS BAR IN FLORIDA
Four old retired men are walking down a street in Lakeland, Florida.
They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents."

They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, gentlemen?"
There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.

In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."
The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other.

They can't believe their good luck.
They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.
Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40 cents, please."

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them.

They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet.

Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?"

"I'm a retired tailor from Orlando," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it's all the same."
"Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says.
As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there.
Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?"
The bartender says, “They’re retired people from CANADA. They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price, plus they all have coupons..."
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 1:44:57 PM

never underestimate stupid people in a large crowd...

Obozo was elected.......... TWICE.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 8:43:04 AM

A Star Trek Conundrum
The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was introduced to a U.S. Marine General.
 
As they talked, the Iranian said, "I have just one question about what I have seen in America ."
 
The General said, "Well, anything I can do to help?"
 
The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show called 'Star Trek' and in it there is... Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is Black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on Star Trek."
 
The General laughed, leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered in his ear, "That's because Star Trek takes place in the future."
 
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CheePio
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:32:26 PM

I went to Buffalo Wild Wings last night with some buds to watch the football game. We had a lot of beer and wings.

I didn't realize a lot of wings can leave you with such a tremendous headache the next day.
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 5:59:24 PM


A cop is sitting at the side of the road one day looking for speeders when he sees a panel van weaving down the road. He puts on his lights and siren and pulls the van over a little further down the road.

"Morning, sir. I noticed you weaving all over the road there. What's the problem?"

"Sorry about that, officer. It's penguins."

"Penguins?"

"Yes, penguins. Lots of them, in the back."

They walk round to the back of the van, the man opens the door and it's full of penguins bouncing angrily around in the back. "You see, I won them in a poker game last night and now I don't really know what to do with them. They don't seem very happy in here."

"No sir, I can imagine they wouldn't be. My advice would be to take them to the zoo."

"That's good advice, officer. I'll go there right away."

The following morning, the cop is sitting in the same place when he sees the same van weaving down the road again. On go the lights and siren, and he pulls the van over again.

"Morning, sir. Let me guess. Penguins, right?"

"Yes officer, I'm afraid so."

"Show me."

The man opens up the back door and sure enough it's full of penguins, although this time they all appear to be wearing sunglasses and kicking plastic buckets around.

"I thought I told you to take them to the zoo?"

"I did officer, but today they want to go to the beach."
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Hamish
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:47:35 AM

Google has a semi-secret facility known as Google X dedicated to making major technological advancements.
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Cuddling releases oxytocin, known as the “feel good” hormone. It increases happiness levels and relieves stress.
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All the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” read 4:20.
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A duel between three people is called a “truel.”
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Bubble wrap was originally supposed to be used as wallpaper.
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Where the Wild Things Are was originally “Where the Wild Horses Are” before author Maurice Sendak realized he didn’t know how to draw horses.
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Penguins can drink salt water because they have a supraorbital gland, which lets them filtrate the salt from the water.
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In 1778 George Washington celebrated Independence day by giving his soldiers a double ration of rum.
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A 80 year old Russian man once fought a bear with a flurry of punches, kicks, and headbutts before the bear threw him off of a cliff. He survived.
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Shanghai’s population is 24 million, more than the entire population of Australia, packed into a city half the size of Sydney.
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:51:01 AM

Johnny Depp plans on having his cremated remains poured into a cask of whiskey, and requests every attendee at his funeral to take a sip.
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Pirates wore eye patches to have one eye adjusted for the top deck and the other already adjusted for the darkness when going below deck.
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There are 7 different kinds of twins: Identical, Fraternal, Half-Identical, Mirror Image, Mixed Chromosome, Superfecundation, Superfetation
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Angelina Jolie admitted that she still has a pair of Maleficent’s horns at home.
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Bees don’t hibernate in the winter. Instead they form a ball in their hives and vibrate to keep warm.
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Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red make you hungry & more relaxed - Which is why many fast food restaurants are yellow, orange and red.
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LEGO is the world’s number one tire manufacturer. They produce over 306 million tiny tires in a year.
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The creator of Pringles chips was buried in a Pringles can.
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Charlize Theron’s alcoholic father threatened her and her mother while drunk, her mother shot and killed him, and was cleared of all charges
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Each year Canada Post receives a million letters addressed to “Santa Claus, The North Pole, H0H 0H0”. They reply to every one.
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Hamish
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 5:38:35 AM



CATS
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CheePio
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:25:04 PM

Two guys are at the backyard fence arguing back and forth.

"Mine's bigger than yours!"

"No it isn't, mine's bigger!"

"Well, let's just get the tape measures out and check 'em!"

You know they were talking about the size of their decks.
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ladidaCA
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:16:22 AM

HUH?

Quote of the day, no, of the week, make that a month. Yet it probably is quote of the year ! No. DECADE. Wait a minute. It's the greatest quote ever !“My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”

- Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014Could someone please tell me what the h!!l she just said? And she may be running for President
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:13:30 PM

Wife: "Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work. Why don't you do that?"
Husband: "How can I? I don't even know her."
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:26:29 AM

If we all think "outside the box", aren't we just thinking inside a bigger box?
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ma-bell
Veteran Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 12:16:00 AM


On average, a Canadian man will have sex two to three times a week;

whereas a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year.

This is upsetting news to me, as I had no idea I was Japanese.
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CookieAcct
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:16:54 PM


I got in touch with my inner self today.
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I'm never using cheap toilet paper again.
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WSpaceport
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 12:05:38 AM

During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the priest with an unusual offer: "Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I'm supposed to promise to 'love, honor and obey' and 'be faithful to her forever,' I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that out."

He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.

On the day of the wedding, when it came time for the groom's vows, the priest looked the young man in the eye and said: "Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?"

The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes, I do" then leaned toward the priest and hissed: "I thought we had a deal."

The priest put a $100 bill into the groom's hand and whispered: "She made me a better offer."
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Hamish
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 6:32:30 AM

Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy
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01. Nicolas Cage passed up the role of Aragorn because of “family obligations.”
02. Daniel Day-Lewis also turned down the role multiple times.
03. The same fight choreographer and fencer who worked on Lord of the Rings also worked on The Parent Trap and Star Wars.
04. And he said that Viggo Mortensen was “the best swordsman [he] ever trained.”
05. Mortensen did all of his own stunts and used a real steel sword while filming, rather than one made from aluminum and rubber like the rest of the cast.
06. Sean Connery was originally offered the role of Gandalf, but had never read the books and “didn’t understand the script.”
07. Connery was offered up to 15% of the film’s total box office receipts, which would have been about $400 million (more than any other actor has ever been paid for a single role).
08. Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords, played an unnamed elf in two of the films. Fans named his character Figwit, which stands for “Frodo Is Great…Who Is That?” He even has his own documentary.
09. Sean Bean is afraid of riding in helicopters, so he chose to take a ski lift in full Boromir costume and then walk the rest of the way to the set.
10. J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had a tumultuous friendship in real life.
11. Tolkien typed all 1,200 pages of The Lord of the Rings with two fingers.
12. Samwise Gamgee’s daughter in The Return of the King is played by his real-life daughter, Alexandra.
13. Peter Jackson’s daughter has multiple cameos throughout the movies, such as a young Hobbit, a Helm’s Deep refugee, and a child in Minas Tirith.
14. Tolkien’s daughter has said she believes her father’s description of the Dead Marshes is actually a description of his experience in World War I.
15. Tolkien’s gravestone is engraved with “Beren,” and his wife’s with “Luthien,” after the love story of the mortal man and immortal elf-maiden.
16. Freshmen at University of California, Irvine, can opt to live in a dorm named Middle Earth, where the halls are named after towns or regions from Lord of the Rings.
17. John-Rhys Davies, the actor who plays Gimli, is also the voice of Man Ray on Spongebob Squarepants.
18. Merry was originally called “Marmaduke Brandybuck,” but thankfully Tolkein changed it.
19. In The Fellowship of the Ring, when Gandalf had his big standoff scene with the Balrog, Ian McKellen was actually acting to a ping pong ball.
20. The mountains on Titan, Saturn’s moon, are named in honor of Tolkien’s work.
21. Back in the ’60s, the Beatles wanted to make a movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings, with Stanley Kubrick directing, but Tolkien killed the project.
22. Christopher Lee, the actor who plays Saruman, has recorded and released several metal albums. Including a Christmas album.
23. He’s also the only cast member to have met Tolkien. He met him by chance at a bar in Oxford.
24. Tolkien believed Sam was the “chief hero” of the story.
25. The queen of Denmark illustrated the Danish edition of The Lord of The Rings under the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer.
26. While filming a fight scene, Viggo Mortensen chipped a tooth, went to the dentist during his lunch break, and then started shooting again the same day.
27. The Nazgul’s screeches were made by sound technicians scraping Target plastic cups together.
28. Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood never actually filmed a scene together in person.
29. If you stood all the chain mail made for the movie adaptations side by side, it would stretch more than 6 miles.
30. Andy Serkis said he based Gollum’s desperation and cravings on the withdrawal of heroin addicts.
31. The Battle of Helm’s Deep (The Battle of the Hornburg) took four months to shoot, all of it at night.
32. Tolkien sold the film rights to The Lord of the Rings in 1969 for £10,000.
33. About 18,000 costumes were created from scratch for the film’s trilogy, and between 30 and 40 of the same costume were created for each main character.
34. The Return of the King holds the record for highest movie body count, tallying in at 836 (not including animals).

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WSpaceport
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 8:20:57 PM

There are three blondes who are on a road trip. As they are driving through the desert, their car breaks down. They have no phone to call anyone, so they decide to walk to the nearest city, several miles away. They each decide to take one thing to make the journey better.

The first blonde takes the radio and says, "If we get bored, we can put the radio on and listen to music."

The second blonde decides to take a wheel, "In case one of us gets really tired, we can go inside the wheel and be rolled."

The third blonde takes the car door, "In case it gets too hot, we can roll down the window!"
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 5:54:12 AM

Cat Laws
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Law of Cat Inertia: A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force, such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
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Law of Cat Motion: A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
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Law of Cat Magnetism: All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.
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Law of Cat Thermodynamics: Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.
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Law of Cat Stretching: A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
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Law of Cat Sleeping: All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved as is possible for the cat.
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Law of Cat Elongation: A cat can make his body long enough to reach just about any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.
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Law of Cat Acceleration: A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.
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Law of Dinner Table Attendance: Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.
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Law of Rug Configuration: No rug may remain in its naturally flat state for very long.
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Law of Obedience Resistance: A cat’s resistance varies in proportion to a human’s desire for him to do something.
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First Law of Energy Conservation: Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will, therefore, use as little energy as possible.
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Second Law of Energy Conservation: Cats also know that energy can only be stored by a lot of napping.
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Law of Refrigerator Observation: If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.
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Law of Electric Blanket Attraction: Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.
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Law of Random Comfort Seeking: A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
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Law of Bag/Box Occupancy: All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
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Law of Cat Embarrassment: A cat’s irritation rises in direct proportion to his embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.
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Law of Milk Consumption: A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can.
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Law of Furniture Replacement: A cat’s desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.
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Law of Cat Landing: A cat will always land in the softest place possible.
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Law of Fluid Displacement: A cat immersed in milk will displace his own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.
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Law of Cat Disinterest: A cat’s interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.
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Law of Pill Rejection: Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.
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Law of Cat Composition: A cat is composed of Matter + Antimatter + It Doesn’t Matter.

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PnnyPnchr
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:46:33 PM

Golf Hustler:

A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him.

The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.

They were even after the first few holes. The second guy said, "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?"

The first guy said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms.

The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease. As they were walking off number eighteen, the second guy was busy counting his $80.00.

He confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to pick on suckers.

The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest.

The pro was flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings."

The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"

The Priest said, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation......And, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I'll marry them.
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:28:27 AM

Finding a woman sobbing that she had locked her keys in her car,
A passing soldier assures her that he can help.
She looks on amazed as he removes his trousers, ..........
Rolls them into a tight ball and rubs them against the car door.
Magically it opens.......
"That's so clever," the woman gasps. "How did you do it?"
"Easy," replies the man. "These are my khakis".
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ma-bell
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:38:36 AM

Doctor: Madam, your husband needs rest and peace,
so here are some sleeping pills.

Wife: Doc, when should I give them to him?

Doctor: They are for you !
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ma-bell
Veteran Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:05:58 PM

Dear Mother-in-law,

"Don't teach me how to handle my children, I'm living with one of yours & he needs a lot of improvement."
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:04:55 AM

Myths About Introverts
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Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true.
Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say.
They hate small talk.
Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
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Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert.
Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people.
What they need is a reason to interact.
They don’t interact for the sake of interacting.
If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking.
Don’t worry about being polite.
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Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries.
They want everyone to just be real and honest.
Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
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Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have.
They can count their close friends on one hand.
If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life.
Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
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Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense.
Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG.
They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities.
They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.”
They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all.
In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
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Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts.
They think a lot.
They daydream.
They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve.
But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with.
They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
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Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists.
They don’t follow the crowd.
They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living.
They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm.
They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
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Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions.
It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
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Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places.
Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies.
If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down.
Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine.
Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways.
Just look it up.
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Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers.
That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts.
(Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.)
Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race.
In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

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Hamish
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:45:29 AM

The Train of Life
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At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side; however, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.
As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.
Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.
Others will go so unnoticed that we do not realize that they vacated their seats.
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.
So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.
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wattie
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 11:57:56 PM

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aubelis
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 7:56:46 AM

Thx for the old timers test - heading to annual physical and did it under 4 mins
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 5:31:58 AM

What Facebook Knows About You
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01. Your full name.
02. Your birthday.
03.Your religious views.
04. Your political views.
05. Languages you speak.
06. Your screen name (lol).
07. Your cell phone number.
08. Your favorite quotations.
09. Access to all the contacts inside your personal email account.
10. Your picture, personal photo albums.
11. Your high school.
12. What year you graduated high school.
13. If you didn’t graduate high school.
14. Your hometown.
15. Your college.
16. What year you graduated college.
17. If you didn’t graduate college.
18. Your employer.
19. Your past employers.
20. When you got engaged.
21. When you got married.
22. When you got divorced.
23. When you broke up.
24. When you were in an open relationship.
25. When it was “complicated.”
26. Your current location.
27. Your exact residence/address.
28. Any personal website you’ve ever made.
29. Your past and present relationships.
30. Your family members.
31. Movies you’ve watched.
32. Movies you’d like to watch.
33. TV shows you’ve watched.
34. TV shows you’d like to watch.
35. Books you’d like to read.
36. Books you’ve read.
37. Places you’ve visited.
38. Your favorite public figures.
39. Your favorite actors/directors.
40. Your favorite bands/musicians.
41. Your favorite TV shows.
42. Your favorite books.
43. Your favorite movies.
44. Your favorite news sources.
45. Your favorite “inspirational people.”
46. Your favorite restaurants.
47. Your favorite foods.
48. Your favorite websites.
49. Your favorite athletes.
50 .Your favorite sports teams.
51. Your favorite clothing.
52. Your favorite “interests and activities.”
53. How many steps you’ve taken that day (via Moves).
54. Number of calories you’ve burned.
55. If you ran and how far/how long (via Moves).
56. If you biked and how far/how long (via Moves).
57. If you’ve been training at the gym “and over 60 other activities by duration” (via Moves).
58. The real-time location of you and your friends that have opted-into “Nearby Friends” (via nearby friends).
59. What TV show you’re currently listening to while typing out a status update on Facebook’s mobile app if you’ve opted-in to Facebook’s new status update listening tool.
60. What song you’re currently listening to while typing out a status update on Facebook’s mobile app if you’ve opted-in to Facebook’s new status update listening tool.
61. Anything your phone records within 15 seconds of you typing out a status update.
62. What you’re doing inside the apps you authenticate using Facebook Connect.
63. What your face looks like, now and forever.
64. Who and what you’ve texted (via WhatsApp/Messenger).
65. The people you search for.
66. The places you search for.
67. The friends you search for most.
68. The people you’re most likely to be in a picture with.
69. Who your best friend most likely is based on how many photos you appear in together
70. What parties you attended.
72. What events you attended.
73. What pages you like.
74. What pages you created.
75. What groups you’re in.
76. What groups you created.
77. What ads you click on.
78. What other sites you’re on.
79. What “People You May Like.”
80. And our personal favorite: “Write About Yourself.”

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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:37:44 AM

Moving Puzzle
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If you can put this puzzle together, you can say goodbye to Alzheimer's!
This is really clever and a bit challenging.
As we older people are concerned with Alzheimer's disease, this puzzle may help dispel some fear.
It's easy to put together if you are not affected by Alzheimer's disease, but impossible to do for someone with the disease.
Give it a try.
If this puzzle is particularly difficult for you, then your physician can offer you additional testing to check you for Alzheimer's.
Just remember, if you can put this puzzle together, you do not have to fear Alzheimer's!
A really neat puzzle!!
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Take the Test
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David H
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 3:52:08 PM


Neighbors

A woman is just getting out of the shower when the doorbell rings.
Her husband, heading to the shower himself, asks her to see who's at the door, so she wraps herself up in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands her next-door neighbor, Rob. Before she can say a word, Rob says, "I'll give you $500 dollars to drop that towel that you have on."
She says, “Do we have a deal if I turn around first?”
He says, “No.”
She says, “At least, let this be our little secret.”
Says he, “You’ve got a deal.”
After thinking for a moment and checking for passersby and seeing none, the woman slowly and still reluctantly drops her towel and stands naked in front of him, making no attempt to cover herself.
He looks for a few seconds, gives her $500 dollars, and leaves. Excited about her earnings, the woman puts the towel back on and runs upstairs.
Her husband yells out from the shower, "Who was that?"
"It was Rob from next door," she replies.
"Great," the husband says. "Did he say anything about the $500 dollars he owes me?"
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DRIVESFAST
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:58:41 AM

Do you think politicians behinds are jealous of their mouths with all the crap that comes out of them?
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DRIVESFAST
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:54:11 AM

I had given up of golf, but decided to play a round the other day.

I was four under.

One under a tree, one under a rock, one under a bush and one underwater.
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Points:2,422,270
Joined:May 2003
Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:27:53 AM

Cat Quotes
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"You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland
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"No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." - Abraham Lincoln
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"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain
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"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" - Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat
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"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine
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Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep. - John Dobbin
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Don't think that I'm silly for liking it, I just happen to like the simple little things, and I love cats! - Michelle Gardner
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Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, whiz on your owner. - Gary Smith
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Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you've skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn't that much to say. - Matt Groening, 1993
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God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso
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I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Winston Churchill
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I'm aloof, I like to run around outside, but I also like to curl up in warm spots. I eat fish. - Megan Coughlin on why she'd make a good cat
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The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names... - T.S. Eliot
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The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat. - Michael McGarel
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We need a word for all the kitty-prints that are all over my windshield because the cats like to lie on my hood when the car is still warm. - Megan Coughlin
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When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her? - Montaigne
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You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same. - Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time [689])
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You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio
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"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference."- Charlotte Gray
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 4:20:48 PM

There were five houses of religion in a small town: The Presbyterian Church, The Baptist Church, The Methodist Church, The Catholic Church, and The Jewish Synagogue. Each was overrun with pesky squirrels.

The Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels. They determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's will.

The Baptist Church squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery. The deacons decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it. The squirrels escaped somehow, and there were twice as many the next week.

The Methodist Church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creation. So, they humanely trapped the squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later, the squirrels were back.

The Catholic Church came up with the best solution. They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members. Now they only see them on Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter.

Not much was heard about the Jewish Synagogue, but they took one squirrel and had a short service with him called circumcision and they haven't seen a squirrel on the property since.

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six_ball_man
Champion Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:10:22 AM

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?" "Of course. What may I do for you?"
"Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday. The dryer is unopened and well over the Customs limits; and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"
"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."
"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."
When they reached the Customs area, she let the priest go ahead of her.
The official asked: "Father, do you have anything to declare?"
"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."
The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"
"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."
Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father."
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WSpaceport
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 6:46:39 PM

One day a miserable toothbrush sits down and says, "Sometimes I feel I have the worst job in the world."

Then the toilet paper yells, "Think again buddy!"
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 10:43:31 AM

An old man limped into his doctor's office.
He said, "Doc, my knee hurts so bad I can hardly walk."
Doc asked, "how old are you?"
Old man said, "90."
Doc sighed and said, "you are 90 and complaining about knee pain. What do you expect?"
Old man said, "My other knee is 90, too. It doesn't hurt."
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:10:39 PM


An American minister goes to the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem and is astounded to see in one enclosure a lion and a lamb. Unable to contain himself, he rushes to the director’s office. “I must tell you how wonderful this is,” he exclaims. “Here we are in this violent, hate-filled land, yet I see, as the Biblical prophecy of Isaiah has it, a lion and a lamb lying down together. How do you do it?”

The director shrugs. “Easy. Every morning we toss in another lamb.”
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ma-bell
Veteran Author Manitoba

Posts:483
Points:3,395,240
Joined:Jun 2002
Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:11:45 PM


"Lord,
keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth!"
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glorioussnookie
Champion Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:32:30 PM

I am really laughing about the Whole Foods shopping trip, sounds just like me!!

Needed that laugh !!
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 5:50:59 AM

Thoughts Everyone Has At Whole Foods
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01. I will run in and purchase this one ingredient that I need for this recipe.
02. Probably don’t need a basket.
03. How do I pronounce it?
04. Za’atar.
05. Za-ah-tahr?
06. I’ll know it when I see it.
07. Hooray a sample!
08. Of bean crisps?
09. Dried beans?
10. Caesar dressing-flavoured dried beans?
11. I shall try them.
12. Oh! These are delicious.
13. And a MILLION POUNDS.
14. I will not purchase.
15. But I will try 17 more, thanks.
16. OK, Za’atar, where are you?
17. Are you by the fruit and veg?
18. No, but those avocadoes look amazing.
19. So ripe!
20. How are they so perfectly ripe!
21. Witchcraft!
22. Expensive expensive witchcraft.
23. Perhaps I will buy an avocado.
24. As a treat.
25. Such a healthy treat.
26. There are so many soy products.
27. Is soy good for you?
28. Should I be eating more soy?
29. What is soy?
30. Am I soy?
31. Soy soy soy.
32. Oooh olive oil tasting.
33. The tasting assistant is very handsome.
34. I hope I will impress him with my olive oil knowledge.
35. Oil one — mmm, oily, olivey?
36. (smile at the assistant)
37. Oil two — mmm, olivey?
38. (smile nervously at the assistant)
39. I don’t actually know what the difference is between them.
40. This bread is nice though.
41. I will just take a bottle of the first one, and put it back later.
42. That is the easiest way out of this.
43. I must make sure I don’t actually buy it.
44. It is very expensive.
45. And it is just oil.
46. There are so many butters.
47. Peanut butter?
48. Almond butter?
49. Cashew butter?
50. Hazelnut butter?
51. Butter?
52. I seem to be carrying quite a few things now.
53. Perhaps it’s time to run back and get a basket.
54. What is carob?
55. Is it different to cocoa nibs?
56. Is it better than cocoa nibs?
57. Do I care about organic beer?
58. I think so?
59. Maybe I should buy some and do a taste test.
60. For science.
61. I am so hungry.
62. I should have eaten before I came here.
63. Perhaps I’ll just pick up something from the salad bar.
64. I will be smart about it though.
65. No dead weight.
66. Looking at you, potatoes.
67. Stacking that tofu.
68. Light and airy tofu.
69. But those potatoes look so good.
70. Maybe one. Or two.
71. And broccoli, naturally.
72. Weighing it.
73. Crossing fingers.
74. !!!!!!!!!!
75. Take out the potatoes.
76. Time to go pay.
77. Do not purchase anything else.
78. Kombucha!
79. I have always wondered about Kombucha.
80. Such a fun word to say.
81. Like the name of a new dance craze.
82. Kom-boo-cha.
83. Is it good for me?
84. It must be.
85. I will just buy a small bottle.
86. For my health.
87. My body will thank me.
88. Time to pay.
89. Put the olive oil back on the shelf.
90. How much is this going to cost?
91. It’s only six items.
92. It won’t be too bad.
93. !!!!!!!!!!
94. Just pay and go.
95. I will relish this kombucha and this carob.
96. It will fortify me.
97. It better do, as I am not buying any more groceries this week.
98. Oh. Damnit.
99. I forgot the za’atar.
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 5:48:06 AM

Mens Rules vs Womens Rules
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Men’s Rules For Women
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Christopher Columbus didn’t need directions, and neither do we.
If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.
Learn to work the toilet seat: if it’s up, put it down.
Don’t cut your hair. Ever.
If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
Sometimes, we’re not thinking about you. Live with it.
Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun, formation or motorcycles.
Shopping is something we will never enjoy.
Anything you wear is fine. Really.
Crying is blackmail. Use it if you must, but don’t expect us to like it.
Your brother is an idiot, your ex-boyfriend is an idiot and your Dad probably is too.
Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don’t work.
Yes, pissing standing up is more difficult than peeing from point blank range. We’re bound to miss sometimes.
Most guys own two to three pairs of shoes. What makes you think we’d be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers.
A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
Your Mom doesn’t have to be our best friend.
Don’t give us 50 rules when 25 will do.
Don’t fake it. We’d rather be ineffective than deceived.
Anything we said 6 or 8 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after 7 days.
If you don’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys.
If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad and angry, we meant the other one.
Let us ogle. If we don’t look at other women, how can we know how pretty you are?
Don’t rub the lamp if you don’t want the genie to come out.
You can either ask us to do something OR tell us how you want it done – not both.
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Women’s Rules For Men
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Call.
Don’t lie.
Never tape any of her body parts together.
If guys’ night out is going to be fun, invite the girls.
If guys’ night out is going to involve strippers, remember the zoo rules: No Petting.
Don’t expect her to clean up after YOUR buddies have been over.
The correct answer to "Do I look fat?" is never, ever "Yes."
Ditto for "Is she prettier than me?"
Ordering for her is good. Telling her what she wants is bad.
Being attentive is good. Stalking is bad.
Talking is good. Shouting is bad. Slapping is a felony.
Victoria’s Secret is good. Frederick’s of Hollywood is tacky.
Unless she likes that sort of thing.
If you ARE going to get her lingerie, get her the kind of things SHE likes to wear – NOT what YOU’D like to see her in.
And for god’s sake, get her size right. It’s not THAT hard.
A grunt is seldom an acceptable answer to any question.
If you don’t want another mother, don’t act like a child.
None of your ex-girlfriends were ever nicer, prettier, or better in bed.
Don’t buy the $9.99/dozen roses on the way home — They tell her you are not only unimaginative, you’re cheap.
Her cooking is excellent.
That isn’t an excuse for you to avoid cooking.
You are a capable adult. Don’t feign incompetence around the house in some feeble attempt to get her to "do it for you".
Notice when the floor crunches beneath your feet. You too can learn to use a broom (or vaccuum).
Dishsoap is your friend.
Learn to clean in and around a toilet. Especially since YOU are the one who "misses" it.
Hat does not equal shower, aftershave does not equal soap, and warm does not equal clean.
Five O’Clock stubble has all the erotic qualities of sandpaper.
Buying her dinner does not equal foreplay.
You too, can learn to iron your shirts.
Answering "Who was that on the phone?" with "Nobody" is never going to end that conversation.
Ditto for "Whose lipstick is this?"
Two words: clean socks.
Two MORE words: clean underwear.
Believe it or not, you’re probably NOT more attractive when you’re drunk.
Burping is not sexy.
Farting ceases to be funny after the 7th grade.
Making excuses for being an ass is bad. Learning how to admit you were wrong and apologize, is good.
Supportive is good. Patronizing is bad.
She is probably less impressed by your discourse on your cool car than you think she is.
Ditto for your discourse on football.
Ditto for your ability to jump up and hit any awning in a single bound.
She might show more interest in YOUR hobbies if you genuinely show some interest in HERS.
"Will you marry me?" is good. "Let’s shack up together" is bad.
Don’t assume PMS is the cause for every bad mood.
Don’t assume PMS doesn’t exist.
No means No. Yes means Yes. Silence could mean anything she feels like at that particular moment in time, and it could change without notice.
"But, we kiss…" is not justification for using her toothbrush. You don’t clean plaque with your tongue.
Basic courtesy and respect for feminism are NOT mutually exclusive.
Pick her up at the airport. Don’t whine about it, just do it.
If you want to break up with her, break up with her. Don’t act like a complete jerk until she does it for you.
Don’t tell her you love her if you don’t.
Tell her you love her if you do. Often.
Always, always suck up to her brother.
The underwear your mother buys you is NOT sexy.
Think boxers.
Silk boxers.
Unless you have a GQ body. Then think French Cut. Silk French Cut.
Remember Valentine’s Day, and any cheesy "anniversary" she so-names.
Don’t expect HER to remember your mother’s birthday or buy the gift.
Don’t try to change the way she dresses.
Learn to dress yourself. Men’s clothing comes in more colors than blue, black and grey, and more styles than t-shirts and jeans.
Her haircut is never bad.
Don’t let your friends pick on her.
Don’t ask her to fix your friends up with HER friends.
Call.
Don’t lie.
The rules are never fair. Accept this without question. The fact that she has to go through labor while you sit in the waiting room on your ass smoking cigars isn’t fair either, and it balances everything.
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Points:2,422,270
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 6:19:17 AM

Marriage Jokes
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You may be married, but you don‘t have to grow up! Congratulations on your wedding!
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2 become 1: one bed, one remote, one bathroom! Congratulations on your union as life partners!
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Marriage ain't for sissies! Gongrats on your first big step together.
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You got together like two beans in a pod! Joy forever!
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Congrats for signing your life away...
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Welcome to the dangerous world of married life. It‘s too late to repent! Have an amazing journey!
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Do you know what late nights, parties and weekend hanging out with friends have in common? You won’t have all of them from now on...
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Marriage marks the end of a love story and the start of a wrestling match. Wishing you the very best of everything anyway.
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In life we should always keep our eyes wide open. However, after marriage it‘s better to close them! Congratulations and Good Luck!
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As you wed today, here's my advice for the newlyweds - stay married! The best is yet to be!
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Why marry when jumping in front of a train is easier and faster?! Just kidding! Hope your wedding finds you smiling.
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Before you got married, you were madly in love with each other. Now you will'be be mad at each other as well.
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I'll tell you the secret of a happy marriage. It remains... a secret to all! Wishing you all the best for the times ahead!
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Hamish
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 5:48:18 AM

The Politician and Hell
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So a politician dies…
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And ends up standing in front of the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name. "So, you’re a politician…" "Well, yes, is that a problem?" "Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell.
After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!""Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell??" says the politician. "Them’s the rules" Says St Peter, clicks his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy dissapears…
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And awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell.
Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing.
Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right?
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"Open your eyes!" says a voice. "C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!". Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. "Who are you??" The politician asks. "Well, I’m Satan!" says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. "Welcome to Hell!" "Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?" he asks. Satan throws him a wink. "Oh, we’ve been a bit mis-represented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…" Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. "It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes drive out past the beach and harbour!" says Satan, answering his unasked question. So they head down in the lift, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cherrily talks shop with the laughing staff. And as he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him. Later, they return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked, which descends into a food-fight when someone accidentally throws a bread roll at the next table (where Ghandi is having a game of truth-or-dare with Marylin Monroe). As everyone is falling about laughing and flinging breadsticks at each other, his wife whispers in his ear… And they return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After 6 hours of intense passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep…
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And is woken up by St Peter. "So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?" "No sir!" says the man. "So then" says St Peter "you can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on". "Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell" says the politician. "Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!" Says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again.
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The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. "What’s this??" He cries. "Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???"
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"Ah", says Satan. "You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted…"

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:07:18 AM

Things No British Person Can Say Without Sounding Sarcastic
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01. Wow.
02. Thanks for the input.
03. Good for you.
04. Good luck with that.
05. Good job.
06. No, the burnt bits are actually the best bits.
07. No, the meal’s been fine.
08. Cool.
09. That’s nice.
10. I can’t wait to do that.
11. I’m sure it’ll be fine, generally the wound cleans itself.
12. Well done.
13. Really, genuinely well done.
14. You should definitely go out with them. I’m sure they’re great.
15. That sounds fun.
16. Awesome.
17. Think this has all gone well.
18. Actually, most crocodiles give up pretty quickly, so don’t worry about it.
19. I’m pretty happy with that.
20. How exciting.
21. That’s very funny.
22. I float pretty well. It’ll be totally OK, you take the life-jacket.
23. I’m ecstatic.
24. This is really very exciting.
25. The big red button is a different way to go, but I’m sure it’ll pan out.
26. Oh, really?
27. If you want to go to that restaurant, I’m happy to.
28. Don’t worry about it.
29. That is fascinating.
30. Brilliant idea.
31. I really can’t wait to do that.
32. I’m really happy for you.
33. Sure, take a selfie, we can deal with the ostriches later.
34. Most of the mongooses aren’t rabid, so I’m sure we can make a break for it.
35. I am genuinely looking forward to it.
36. It’s fine, I really don’t mind.
37. Hilarious.
38. Thanks a lot.
39. I’ll make a note of that.
40. No, no, you go first.
41. I’ve had a great time.
42. Take your time.
43. Praying to Cthulhu, is an option, of course.
44. There’s no hurry.
45.When you’re ready.
46. Nice to know.
47. I love you.
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 6:01:34 AM


Q: What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers?
A: Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets.



[Edited by: Hamish at 6/26/2014 6:02:55 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:51:52 AM

Thoughts Everyone Has While Using Netflix
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01. Ah, finally a quiet night to watch something from my Netflix queue.
02. Let me just pull up what I have saved and…
03. Wow. I have a lot of stuff on here.
04. When did I add Cheers?
05. And when did I watch four episodes of it?
06. I should probably use this time to watch a classic.
07. Chinatown? Eh, don’t know if I want start that right now.
08. Das Boot? Nah, don’t really feel like reading subtitles.
09. I know! A documentary.
10. A documentary on child trafficking? No thanks.
11. How about one where they uncover a grisly murder?
12. Why is every documentary I’ve added so morbid?
13. Maybe I should just add something new.
14. Let’s see what’s in New Releases.
15. Wait, what’s the difference between New Releases and Recently Added?
16. I’m thinking too hard about this.
17. I’ll check New Releases, just to be safe, though.
18. How have I seen every new release already? There has to be something I haven’t seen.
19. Apparently not.
20. I haven’t seen Blackfish yet.
21. But do I really want to see killer whales being tortured at SeaWorld? No.
22. I’ll just check out some other categories.
23. Why do I now have a Steamy Romances category?
24. Oh, yeah. Forgot I watched Cruel Intentions drunk the other night.
25. Maybe I’m going at this all wrong.
26. I should just check out the genres I’m interested in.
27. A comedy sounds good.
28. How are there so many comedies on here and none of them look funny?
29. I guess I could watch Say Anything for the umpteenth time.
30. But I want to watch something new!
31. ::: screams into pillow :::
32. Fuck it, I’ll just watch Top Gun.
33. ::: searches Top Gun :::
34. What the…? It was just here not that long ago?
35. WHAT DID YOU DO WITH MY TOP GUN?
36. No I don’t want to “explore titles related to Top Gun.” I want Top Gun.
37. And what’s up with just having sequels and not the original, Netflix?
38. I’m thinking of The Blue Lagoon fiasco, of course.
39. OK, if a movie isn’t going to happen then a new TV show it is.
40. Let’s see… Breaking Bad?
41. Seen it.
42. House of Cards?
43. Binged it.
44. Sherlock.
45. Watched it. Twice.
46. Oh! Is True Detective on here?
47. No?
48. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
49. Why can’t Netflix and HBO just be friends?!
50. Fine, back to my queue.
51. I should finish watching The Road, but I know that’s only going to devastate me.
52. I could jump back into where I left off with The West Wing.
53. Or The Following.
54. Or Luther.
55. Why is it so hard to find something I want to watch?
56. Why isn’t the perfect option not just showing up like I want it to?
57. How come whatever I want to watch is never on here?!
58. ALL I WANTED WAS TO WATCH ME SOME NETFLIX.
59. Wait, what’s burning?
60. Shit, forgot about that DiGiorno in the oven.
61. ::: takes burnt pizza out of oven :::
62. Screw it. I’ll just see what’s on TV instead.
63. ::: sadly takes bite of charred pizza :::
64. ::: proceeds to eat the whole thing :::
65. Actually, let me just check Netflix one more time.

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