Off topic: Here is something to sharpen your wits
Thread poster: Narasimhan Raghavan

Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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Feb 26, 2004

I came across this site while searching for something else and the comments therein uplifted my spirits. Some examples:

A poll by Playboy says men between 18 and 49 have more fantasies about money than sex. Probably because they need money to get sex.
The FAA has warned pilots not to use Viagra before flights. One of the drug's possible side effects makes makes it difficult to distinguish blue from green on a jet's instrument panel. So get off that flight if the pilot's wearing a snappy navy blue uniform with a lime green tie!

Researchers say aggressively hostile people often have high levels of cholesterol. Which is why you never hear about someone shooting up a health food store.

Frank Gifford says cheating on Kathie Lee made their marriage stronger and more passionate than ever. Especially since Kathie Lee started chaining him to the bedposts.

You can buy anything from coffee to candy from a vending machine. And now in Wisconsin, anglers can buy fresh worms from vending machines, too. That's nothing new...I've been getting worms from the station candy machine for years.

Apple Computer and Netscape officials are accused by Microsoft attorneys of plotting to bring the giant software company down. In fact, if you run Windows 98 on a Mac with a Netscape browser, you get a dialogue box that says "Microsoft has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down."

A coffee mug maker for the Save The Children Foundation says a recent shipment of 2000 mugs had high levels of lead contamination. Look for the mugs that say "Save The Children And Poison The Adults".

Electric customers calling a power company outage hotline in Calgary were accidentally diverted to a steamy sex line for about four hours. Company officials who checked the line say the 1-900 people used a lot of the same words as customers without power.

The Royal Caribbean Cruises company has to fork over 8-million-dollars for dumping toxic bildge in the ocean. Eventually there'd have to be a cruise ship problem we can't blame on Kathie Lee Gifford.

Edison Month commemorates the invention of the incandescent lamp. Edison was stressing over ways to convert electricity to light for months, when suddenly, a light bulb went on over his head.

Management Recruiters International says business attire will disappear as required dress in offices by the next millenium...eliminating the need for "casual Fridays." But they will have Marilyn Manson Mondays.

More than 400 doctors in Texas are dumping the Aetna-US Health Care HMO. Doctors in four states have defected from HMOs, citing too many administrative hassles. And administrative hassles seriously cut into golf time.

Russia is planning to launch a large mirror into space to test reflecting the sun to Earth during the dark days in the far north. Because of a defect in the mirror, Earth will appear closer than it is.

Dewey Decimal Month celebrates the decimal system used by libraries to reference books. Dewey perfected the system in 1856-point-five.

L.A.'s 911 system crashed when water began seeping into equipment at City Hall. Authorities were able to get the system up and running by drying out computers and wiring with hair dryers. Only in L.A. could you find enough hair dryers for a project like that.
Taken from Archer & Valerie's Kickerz & Comments. There is a lot more. You can have a good laugh.

Have a nice day,


Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
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Thanks Narasimhan Feb 26, 2004

It's been a hard day and that was just perfect.
Here's an old one for you and anyone who hasn't seen them yet, the darwin awards.


Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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Darwin Awards Feb 26, 2004

Lesley Clarke wrote:

It's been a hard day and that was just perfect.
Here's an old one for you and anyone who hasn't seen them yet, the darwin awards.

I've heard of them. They're given to people who dies of stupidity. Like the man who drowned because he tried to reach a dime in the bottom of a sewage manhole, and got trapped. The water level went up, and well... it was in the middle of a city street. His clothes didn't got wet.




Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Better Link for Darwin Awards Feb 26, 2004

The link as given didn't work, but try it in this form:

Yes, just tried it from the link in this post. It works.

[Edited at 2004-02-26 09:24]


Lucinda Hollenberg  Identity Verified
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Laughter is good stress medicine Feb 26, 2004

Dear Narasimham,

I just had a stressful couple of days and this is just what I needed.

Thank you.


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