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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 16, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. - Malcolm Forbes


A sign on the lawn, "Puppies for Sale, Five Dollars," caught the eye of an excited boy, who sauntered up the front walk and asked to see the litter. A man brought out five frisky puppies and one that limped.

"What's wrong with that dog?" asked the boy, pointing to the lame one. "That puppy will live, but it will never run much because it was born without a hip socket," the owner replied.

The boy pulled out $5 and said, "That's the one I want." The man tried to dissuade him, pointing out the problems a lame dog would bring. "You want a dog you can chase and play with," he told the boy.

"This one suits me fine," smiled the boy, pulling up his pants leg to reveal a full-length brace.

Source: Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 2 of 2 [Aug 6, 16]

If you are personally keeping the local pizza place from bankruptcy.

If you wake up 10 minutes before class.

If you wear the same jeans 13 days in a row -- without washing them.

If your social life consists of a date with the library.

If your idea of "doing your hair" is putting on a baseball cap.

If it takes a shovel to find the floor of your room.

If you carry less than a dollar on you at all times because that's all you have.

If you haven't done laundry in so long you are wearing your swimsuit to class.

If you celebrate when you find a quarter.

If your room is so cold that your toilet freezes over.

If you wear a sweat suit for so long that it stands up by itself.

If you get more sleep in class than in your room.

If you can sleep through your roommate's blaring stereo.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies


When my wife quit work to take care of our new baby daughter, countless hours of peekaboo and other games slowly took their toll. One evening she smacked her bare toes on the corner of a dresser and, grabbing her foot, sank to the floor. I rushed to her side and asked where it hurt. She looked at me through tear-filled eyes and managed to moan, "It's the piggy that ate roast beef."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

On March 16, 1937, an intramural basketball game was played at St. Peter's High School in Fairmont, West Virginia, pitting seniors against sophomores. With the score tied and over four minutes still left to play, all of the senior classmen had fouled out of the game, except for one - Pat McGee.

Standing alone. Pat McCee not only kept the sophomores from scoring but also added three points to his team's total by sinking a basket from the floor and successfully completing a foul shot. Final score: seniors 35, sophomores 32!

From: The Giant Book of Strange, But True Sports Stories, by Howard Liss, Random House, New York City, Copyright (c) November 1976, ISBN: 0394832876, http://isbn.nu/0394832876/price

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