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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 5, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other. - Jan Blaustone, Educator and writer

Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp


My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”

“We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”

By Harmon Killebrew

Source: Good Stuff, http://www.pbp.com/gst.html

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Murphy's Technology Laws

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.

Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day's work.

After all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.

Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables the organism will do as it pleases.

Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.

All things are possible except skiing through a revolving door.

Source: Daily Funnies, http://zinester.com/mpb/ml_fs.cgi?topic=25438


Speedy Morris was the basketball coach at LaSalle and they were having a pretty good season. One morning he was shaving and the phone rang. His wife answered it and called out to him that Sports Illustrated wanted to talk to him. Coach Morris was excited that his team was apparently about to receive national recognition in this famous sports magazine. As a matter of fact, he was so excited that he cut himself with his razor. Covered with blood and shaving lather and running downstairs to the phone, he tripped and fell down the stairs. Finally, bleeding and bruised, he crawled to the phone and breathlessly said, "Hello?"

The voice on the other end asked, "Is your name Speedy Morris?"

"Yes," he replied.

Then the voice continued, "Mr. Morris, for just seventy-five cents an issue, we can give you a one-year subscription to Sports Illustrated."

Executive Speechwriter, Vol. 6, #4. Cited on The Pastor's Story File, July 2004.

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

I discovered this site when I was trying to identify a rather large insect that freaked out the maintenance man in my apartment complex. My insect turned out to be a harmless Dobsonfly. If you have an insect you are curious about, you just might find it on this site. If not, email the curator a photo and see if he can help you.


Submitted by Kiri

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