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Joke for a Sunday

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, “You should do it because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.” The husband answered, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.” To which, the wife replied, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should make the coffee.”

I can’t believe that,” said the husband. “Show me.” So she fetched the Bible, opened it to the New Testament, and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says. HEBREWS.

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Move over Apple, here’s Pomegranate!

Just for fun, check out this link to the new must-have portable electronic device – well, it’s a phone, but so much more!

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Happy Halloween!

I just had Barack Obama and John McCain come to my door!

“Give me candy and I’ll lower your taxes,” said mini-Obama. “And I’ll give you no taxes,” said mini-McCain (I guess that sort of sums up the campaign rhetoric). They were wearing suits and ties and the masks were really good, so it was almost surreal.

For a liberal laugh, check out the cover of the Nov. 3 New Yorker magazine: it shows a mini-McCain and mini-Palin advancing up a sidewalk while ghosts, witches and devils cower and flee.

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Laughing at mean kitty

It’s a rainy Sunday; take a minute and enjoy this music video on YouTube by Cory at smpfilms. My daughter showed us the video today and we all enjoyed a laugh at Sparta’s antics and Cory’s catchy tune and lyrics. Aside from the fact that Sparta bears an uncanny resemblance to our own cat, the video captures a slice of life with a “mean kitty” and was definitely worth watching. We ended up hovering around the computer to watch a few other films by Cory featuring his cat, and I thought I’d share Identity Crisis with you as well. Who says a cat can’t act like a dog?

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Much ado about nothing regarding patriotism

I’m one of those Americans who love my country, the ideals on which it was founded, and especially my right to criticize its leaders. But I do not always love my government—particularly the current administration and its eight years of misguided policies. (That’s why we vote.) When I heard about Michelle Obama’s comment last February, “for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country,” I knew where she was coming from and I was okay with it. I was okay with her being proud of how momentous this presidential primary is in the history of our nation, and I was okay with her not being proud of other moments from our past. It was a comment, however, that caused quite a stir in conservative GOP circles, and perhaps brought some angst to Barack Obama’s campaign.  For me, it snapped into humorous focus the other night when Jon Stewart quipped on the Daily Show: “Democrats have to prove they love America… as opposed to Republicans—who everyone knows love America—they just hate half the people living in it.” 

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Something to laugh about

My daughter showed me this video and I actually laughed out loud. (That’s something these days when I haven’t felt much like laughing.) The short piece is enjoyable even if you don’t happen to be a cat lover, so stick with it a minute because it gets better. Also, it makes a poignant point about life and what even a tiny, simple creature is capable of when she puts her mind to itin this case, getting a drink of water.

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

(An email from my brother)

    The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!
    My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
    When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure–right from Day One–that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me…
    We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground.
    Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
    I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of  chicken?
  • DR. PHIL:
    The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on THIS side of the road before it goes after the problem on the OTHER SIDE of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his CURRENT problems before adding NEW problems.
  • OPRAH:
    Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
    In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.
    Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

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Something to laugh about

Rick was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him “tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in less than 6 seconds, AND IT BETTER BE THERE!” 

The next morning Rick got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough, there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe, ran out to the driveway, and brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Rick has been missing since Friday. PLEASE pray for him. 

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