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Subject: The Sunday Morning Laughs #587c
         Date: 5/4/2008

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Subj:     Drabble Comic About Spider Solitaire
          By Kevin Fagan on 4/14/2008 
 Source: http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/drabble/

 You can view this cute comic strip on my web site
 by clicking below.


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Subj:     Another Foolish Trivia
          From: The Contra Costa Times on April 14,2008

 This is another “Name That Company” which tells you facts
 about a famous company and asks you to name the company.
 Click below to play.


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Subj:     Alien Invasion
          From: LABLaughsClean on 4/16/2008
 Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C20050415

 You can view this cute animated GIF at the above source, or 
 on my web site by clicking below.


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Subj:     The Goat And The Railroad Tie
          From: DR SWITZER on 98-03-05
      and From: rfslick on 4/13/2008

 Two hunters come upon a sink hole in the middle of the woods.
 They drop a rock into the hole and cannot hear it hit the
 bottom of the hole.  They find a boulder, roll it over and
 into the hole.  They still cannot hear it hit bottom.  They
 find a railroad tie and drag it by one end, to the hole and
 then drop it in and they get down to listen.  They hear
 nothing from the hole but, they hear a loud noise behind them
 and see a goat speeding towards them with it's head down and
 traveling at a high rate of speed.  They roll out of the goats
 way and the animal dives into the hole.

 The befuddled hunters decide it is time to leave.  As they're
 leaving the woods when they come upon a farmer.  The farmer
 asks the men if they had seen his goat.  "We did see a goat,"
 said one of the hunters, "It was going ninety miles an hour
 and went head first into a hole!"

 The farmer said, "Well boys, I don't think that was my goat.
 You see, my goat was really old and crippled up with arthritis.
 There is no way he could have been moving that fast.  Besides,
 I had him tied to this big, old railroad tie."

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Subj:     The History Of Math Word Problems
          From: pns on 7/3/2003
      and From: AFine963 on 4/16/2008

 Teaching Math in 1950: - (traditional math)
 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.  His
 cost of production is 4/5 of the price.  What is his

 Teaching Math in 1960:
 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.  His
 cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80.  What
 is his profit?

 Teaching Math in 1970: - (new math)
 A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M" of
 money.  The cardinality of set "M" is 100.  Each element
 is worth one dollar.  Make 100 dots representing the
 elements of the set "M". The set "C", the cost of
 production contains 20 fewer points than set "M".
 Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M" and answer
 the following question: What is the cardinality of the
 set "P" of profits?

 Teaching Math in 1980:
 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.  His cost
 of production is $80 and his profit is $20.  Your
 assignment: Underline the number 20.

 Teaching Math in 1990: - (Outcome-Based education)
 By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes
 $20.  What do you think of this way of making a living?
 Topic for class participation after answering the question:
 How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger
 cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.

 Teaching Math in 1996:
 By laying off 40% of its loggers, a company improves
 its stock price from $80 to $100.  How much capital
 gain per share does the CEO make by exercising his
 stock options at $80. Assume capital gains are no longer
 taxed, because this encourages investment.

 Teaching Math in 1997:
 A company outsources all of its loggers.  They save on
 benefits and when demand for their product is down the
 logging work force can easily be cut back.  The average
 logger employed by the company earned $50,000, had 3
 weeks vacation, received a nice retirement plan and
 medical insurance.  The contracted logger charges $50 an
 hour. Was outsourcing a good move?

 Teaching Math in 1998:
 A logging company exports its wood-finishing jobs to its
 Indonesian subsidiary and lays off the corresponding half
 of its US workers (the higher-paid half).  It clear-cuts
 95% of the forest, leaving the rest for the spotted owl,
 and lays off all its remaining US workers.  It tells the
 workers that the spotted owl is responsible for the absence
 of fellable trees and lobbies Congress for exemption from
 the Endangered Species Act.  Congress instead exempts the
 company from all federal regulation.  What is the return
 on investment of the lobbying costs?

From: jerry on 3/13/2002
 Teaching Math in 2000:
 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.  His cost
 of production is $120.  How does Arthur Andersen determine
 that his profit margin is $60?

From: pns on 7/3/2003
 Teaching Math in 2008:
 Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100.  El costo
 de la producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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Subj:     Toughest Time Of My Life
          From: LABLaughsClean on 4/18/2008 

"I had the toughest time of my life. First, I got angina 
pectoris and then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering 
from these, I got tuberculosis, double pneumonia and phthisis. 
Then they gave me hypodermics. Appendicitis was followed by 
tonsillectomy. These gave way to aphasia and hypertrophic 
cirrhosis. I completely lost my memory for a while. 
I know I had diabetes and acute ingestion, besides gastritis, 
rheumatism, lumbago and neuritis. I don't know how I pulled 
through it. It was the hardest spelling test I've ever had." 

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From: darrellvip on 4/19/2008

 Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough
 postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return
 to sender" stamped on it.  You guessed it, he opened
 it and said a fond farewell to his face.

 This is a good story, but Snopes.com says it is just an urban
 legend at http://www.snopes.com/humor/lists/fakenews.asp

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Subj:     An Unusual Bidding Sequence
          From: BridgeClues.com on 4/15/2008

 This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on 
 the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2764 discusses 
 an unusual bidding sequence.  Click below to see this bridge


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