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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 18, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks." - Michael Levine

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


Any years ago sheep grazed on the high north Yorkshire moors in England. Their wool was transported by mules to the mills in Bradford, Halifax, and other industrial towns, there to be processed and woven into garments and blankets.

The "gaffas" who led the mule packs down the steep trails looked forward to reaching a small hamlet with an inn where they could warm themselves by the fire and enjoy a tipple. The innkeeper was an animal lover, and it distressed him to see the mules left outside in sleet and rain while the men were warm and well fed. The huge bales of wool could almost break an animal's back, especially when saturated with rain and snow.

In his compassion the innkeeper cleared a long corridor to make room for the animals to stand one behind the other, and provided them with hay and water. At least they were out of the elements, but the wool bales still weighed them down. No way would the men unload their burdens, only to load them on again when they continued their journey.

The innkeeper pondered the problem and then had his carpenters build a shelf on either side of the corridor, so all the men needed to do was unbuckle the heavy bales and slide them onto the shelf. Now the mules, their burdens lifted, could rest awhile and enjoy good food, warm and safe from the elements.

Because of the innkeeper's kindness, the village became known as Shelf, and is now a part of greater Bradford.

By Martin Bell

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) July 10, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

THE ODDBALL WALL - The Lighter Side of Music
By Boogie Jack in "The Internet Tutor"

Everyone knows you need creativity to be a songwriter and musician. Some artists display humor in their songs as well. Below are actual song titles with a little extra creativity to them. You get to figure who recorded the songs from the choices given.

And a one, a two, a three...

1) Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out
a. Shel Silverstein b. Buzz Clinic c. Sonny and Cher

2) Earache My Eye
a. Smother Brothers b. Cheech And Chong c. Skip Chance

3) I Forgot To Remember To Forget
a. Elvis Presley b. Johnny Cash c. Jack Daniels

4) I Started At The Bottom And Worked On Down
a. Gene Autry b. Savage Sam c. Gene Savage

5) I Live In A Split Level Head
a. Napoleon XIV b. Five Guys Named Moe c. Joe Six Pack


1) a. Sanford Clark
2) b. Tommy Collins
3) All three artists recorded this song, you couldn't miss.
4) c. Gene Savage
5) a. Napoleon XIV

Source: The Internet Tutor http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-tutor.html
Copyright 2003 Boogie Jack and Shagmail


From the August town newsletter of Alta, Utah, (as featured in the Salt Lake Tribune);

July 14: At 12 p.m., the deputy on duty responded to a report of a man chasing a moose. It is suspected that this is related to a subsequent report of a moose chasing a man.

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) December 5, 2002, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

If you've ever wondered how jet engines work, here's a site for you.

GE has an interactive guide that describes jet propulsion, safety measures and more. It's amazing to look at the timeline and see how far we've come in such a short time.

There are sections to build a jet engine and test fly one!

To visit this site, go here:

Copyright 2003, The Kim Komando Show. All rights reserved.

Source: Kim Komando's Cool Site of the Day, http://www.komando.com/newsletter.asp

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