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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 31, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again. - Frances Rodman

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"The way you treat God is the way you treat other people." - Sign on the wall of Bread and Roses, A restaurant for homeless people in Venice, CA

Source: Modern Maturity, Copyright (c) March-April, 2000 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

CLASSIFIED ADS - Part 2 of 2 [Oct 30, 31]
(Excerpts from classified sections of city newspapers)

Vacation Special: have your home exterminated.

Mr. Kilimanjaro, the breathtaking backdrop for the Serena Lodge. Swim in the lovely pool while you drink it all in.

Get rid of aunts. Zap does the job in 24 hours.

Toaster: A gift that every member of the family appreciates. Automatically burns toast.

For Rent: 6-room hated apartment.

Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

Christmas tag-sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to-find person.

Wanted: Hair cutter. Excellent growth potential.

And now, the Superstore-unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.

We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00.

Submitted by Homer


An interoffice softball game was held every year between the marketing and support staff of one company.

The support staff whipped the marketing department soundly.

To show just "how" the marketing department earns their keep, they posted this memo on the bulletin board after the game:

"The Marketing Department is pleased to announce that for this Softball Season, we came in 2nd place, having lost but one game all year. The Support Department, however, had a rather dismal season, as they won only one game."

Source: Clean Laugh, cleanlaugh-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Concern about proper nutrition as the way to a long and vibrant life has made center stage appearances again and again. One idea that is more than 100 years old - the use of coarsely ground, unsifted flour - was championed by Sylvester Graham, as part of a program that included living in boarding houses equipped with hard mattresses, cold showers, and open bedroom windows. He espoused a regimen of exercise and a diet of homemade bread, rough cereals, graham crackers, fruits and vegetables - in short, a life of austerity. He was once attacked by a group of incensed bakers and butchers for his efforts.

The diet, the regimen and its facilities went the way of all fads. But the idea of the graham cracker lived on. Today, Sylvester Graham's whole wheat cracker is a consumer favorite year in and year out.

Source: Bits & Pieces, September 14, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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