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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Jul 11, 2008

Infertility can be inherited.

Mathematics is difficult. Five quarters of basic school pupils do not even know fractial numbers.

Happy weekend!
Heinrich


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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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Ha, ha, ha, ha Jul 11, 2008

Thanks for a good laugh to start off the weekend.

My contribution:
"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."
- Bill Peterson, Florida State football coach


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Some classics attributed to ex-Yankee baseball player Yogi Berra Jul 11, 2008

"Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."

"He must have made that before he died." -- Referring to a Steve McQueen movie.

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."





Happy weekend!

Amy


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Allegedly Irish Jul 11, 2008

"It wasn't as enjoyable as I expected, but then I never thought it would be".

"You can't get there from here".

"How to get to Lostville? Well, I wouldn't start from here".

Love,
Jenny


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xxxJPW  Identity Verified
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That actually happened to us... Jul 11, 2008

"How to get to Lostville? Well, I wouldn't start from here".


I kid ye not.

On a summer holiday to deepest Galway county, three decades ago nearly, we stopped an oul' boy and asked for 'the best way to get to such-and-such'...."Well, I wouldn't start from here if I were you." he replied, without a hint of irony.

In fact, if you'd asked him what irony was, he would have replied that it was similar to goldy and bronzy.

And speaking of daft things...did you hear the one about the Irish lamppost?

It p****ed on my dog.


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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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360 degree turn Jul 11, 2008

Many years ago during the military dictatorship, when the economic situation was really bad, one of the admirals promised that the government was going to make a 360 º turn in order to improve things.



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[Edited at 2008-07-12 11:24]


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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
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political leader Jul 11, 2008

"Last year we were at the edge of an abyss. Since then we've made a significant step forward."

Enjoy your weekend!


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I know exactly what he meant... Jul 11, 2008

Kemal, surely they must have had their BACKS to the abyss
-- At least that is what the Danes claim about the time they were in the same position.

The Danes also have a political party, not in government at the moment... who claim to have their feet firmly on the ground (but their heads in the clouds according to others).
When in difficulties, they stand back to back and go forwards...





[Edited at 2008-07-11 14:50]


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NancyLynn
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like a dog chasing its tail Jul 11, 2008

Lucia Colombino wrote:

Many years ago during the military dictatorship, when the economic situation was really bad, one of the admirals promised that the government was going to make a 360 º turn in order to improve things.



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A laugh-out loud image, thanks

Nancy


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MGL  Identity Verified
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irony, goldy and bronzy Jul 11, 2008

John Paul Weir wrote:

In fact, if you'd asked him what irony was, he would have replied that it was similar to goldy and bronzy.


I have the perfect T-shirt for him:
http://site.despair.com/despairwear/ironic/?sort=bestseller


(meanwhile, people in my very Brazilian neighborhood think my name is Fe...)


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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I must have another coffee! Jul 12, 2008

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Infertility can be inherited.

Mathematics is difficult. Five quarters of basic school pupils do not even know fractial numbers.


Oh my goodness. It took me about 1 full minute to get it... All 60 seconds my only thought was "Weigh' a minne'... Some'ing's not quite right here... not quite right... not quite right..."!!!

Great posting. Have a great weekend!


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Magdalena Wysmyk  Identity Verified
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Infertility CAN be inherited Jul 12, 2008

Thanks to my Friend, who's a real fan of genetics, after having a good laugh at this sentence, I started to think and... I've just found this...:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&partid=1339

Anyway thanks for this topic - it's great to relax with lots of fun during weekend.


[Zmieniono 2008-07-12 13:44]


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Leonardo La Malfa  Identity Verified
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(DON'T) follow the leader! Jul 12, 2008

Kemal Mustajbegovic wrote:

"Last year we were at the edge of an abyss. Since then we've made a significant step forward."

Enjoy your weekend!


Holy crab, you made me cry with laughing for 5 minutes!

Have a nice week-end you too!

[Edited at 2008-07-12 13:07]


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Rosina Peixoto  Identity Verified
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More bloopers Jul 14, 2008

A Uruguayan politician proclaimed:
"Communism is like an octopus gripping us with its testicles".

The same politician said:
"Horses lead a very inhuman quality of life".

In an interview:
Reporter: How many lungs do you have?
Footballer: One, as everyone else!

In a Quiz Contest:
Quizmaster: Name a part of a man´s body that bears the name of a fruit.
Contestant: BANANA?

Another Quiz:
Quizmaster: What is "sodium chloride"?
Contestant: Errr, errr...
Quizmaster: I´ll help you. It´s something you sprinkle on eggs...
Contestant: Powder!

An interview to " Azucar Moreno" (they are sisters)
Reporter: How long have you known each other?

Have a nice week.
Cheers,
Rosina


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Krzysztof Łesyk  Identity Verified
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But wait, there's more! Jul 14, 2008

Here: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~rclark/gorn.html

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