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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 21, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

Source: Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The game was played in Wellington, Florida. In it, a seven-year-old first baseman, Tanner Munsey, fielded a ground ball and tried to tag a runner going from first to second base.

The umpire, Laura Benson, called the runner out, but young Tanner immediately ran to her side and said, "Ma'am, I didn't tag the runner." Umpire Benson reversed herself, sent the runner to second base, and Tanner's coach gave him the game ball for his honesty.

Two weeks later, Laura Benson was again the umpire and Tanner was playing shortstop when a similar play occurred. This time Benson ruled that Tanner had missed the tag on a runner going to third base, and she called the runner safe. Tanner looked at Benson and without saying a word, tossed the ball to the catcher and returned to his position. Benson sensed something was wrong. "Did you tag the runner?" She asked Tanner.

His reply: "Yes."

Benson then called the runner out. The opposing coaches protested until she explained what had happened two weeks earlier. "If a kid is that honest," she said, "I have to give it to him. This game is supposed to be for kids."

From: Sports Illustrated

Source: Bits & Pieces, September 16, 1993, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Ether who?
Ether bunny.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Juan who?
Juan more ether bunny.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Stella who?
Stella nother ether bunny.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Justin who?
Justin other Ether Bunny.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Samoa who?
Samoa Ether Bunnies.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Beryl who?
Beryl of ether bunnies.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Dewey who?
Dewey have to listen to any more ether bunny jokes?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Consumption who?
Consumption be done about all these ether bunnies?

Source: Mikey's Funnies, www.YouthSpecialties.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


For Easter, little Jeannie received a young rabbit as a gift. It looked just like other rabbits except that the color of its fur was much lighter than that of the others. She was thereafter referred to as. . . "Jeannie with the light brown hare."

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?

A third of the folks polled in a national survey (34 percent) said they'd ask why they were put on Earth.

The next four questions:

Will I have life after death? (19 percent)

Why do bad things happen? (16 percent)

Is there intelligent life someplace besides Earth? (7 percent, with twice as many men as women asking about it)

How long will I live? (6 percent)

The nationwide survey was conducted by Yankelovich Partners for the Lutheran Brotherhood, a national organization of 1 million members that offers insurance and financial services to Lutherans and administers charitable programs.

From: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) 1999, http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/obuffer.ssf via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Barbara Henry

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