Subj:    National States Supp
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Includes the following:  Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (S630b)
.........................50 State Capitals - Video (S672)
.........................States Names Puzzle (S582)
.........................Towns In Texas (S560c)
.........................Ripley's Believe It Or Not! II (S630c)
.........................Reno Vs Los Angeles (S522c)
.........................Four Women On A Drive (S447b, DU)
.........................State Average IQ and Presidential Vote (S428, DU)
.........................God Created Washington State (S408b, DU)
.........................North Dakota's Nuclear Missiles (S315b, DU)
.........................U.S. Towns With Strange Names (S314, S663b)
.........................How To Pronounce Wisconsin City (S305b)
.........................Bishop's Castle - Photo (S928)
.........................Louisiana Hurricane Season Notes (S298b)
.........................More Short States Jokes
..............................McCoy Political Cartoon (S633)
..............................Mt. Rushmore (S629c)
..............................Titty Bar In Wisconsin - GIF (S554b)
..............................Iraq Vs Washington D.C. (S353b)
..............................When For The First 48 States - GIF (S540)
..............................If You Don't Pay Your Water Bill (S337b)
..............................Why They Lock Their Doors In Florida (S435)
..............................Florida The Health State (S410b)
..............................States Drag And Drop - Game (S414b)
..............................Rochester, New York's Slogan (S032b)
..............................State Map Test - Game (S401)

     by John Graziano
     From: Comics.com on 10/31/2008
 Source: http://comics.com/ripleys_believe_it_or_not/
Click on the button below

     for this amazing 

       true story.



Subj:     50 State Capitals (S672d)
          From: Wimp.com on 11/21/2009
          Source: http://www.wimp.com/statecapitals/

 Wakko Warner sings the 50 States and their Capitals in Steven
 Spielberg's classic Warner Brothers cartoon.  The Animaniacs
 is arguably one of the greatest cartoons of the early 1990s.
 Click on the above source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 great classic.

Subj:     States Names Puzzle (S582)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 3/18/2008
 Source: http://www.apuzzlezone.com/adailypuzzle/03-18-08.html

 Each person lives in a state that can be spelled by
 rearranging the letters of that Person's name.
 Where do they live?

      Roy Kewn
      Nora I. Charlton
      Colin A. Fair
      Dora K. Hatton
      Earl Wade
      Hilda D. Rosen
      A. K. Barnes
      J. R. Sweeney

 The solution can be found on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Towns In Texas (S560c)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 10/10/2007

 Texas is the FUN state!!  Here is a list
 of actual places to travel in Texas ...

 Need to be cheered up?

 Happy, Texas 79042             Pep, Texas 79353
 Smiley, Texas 78159           Paradise, Texas 76073
 Rainbow, Texas 76077           Sweet Home, Texas 77987
 Comfort, Texas 78013           Friendship, Texas 76530

 Love the Sun?

 Sun City, Texas 78628          Sunrise, Texas 76661
 Sunset, Texas 76270            Sundown, Texas 79372
 Sunray, Texas 79086            Sunny Side, Texas 77423

 Want something to eat?

 Bacon, Texas 76301             Noodle, Texas 79536
 Oatmeal, Texas 78605           Turkey, Texas 79261
 Trout, Texas 75789             Sugar Land, Texas 77479
 Salty, Texas 76567             Rice, Texas 75155
 And top it off with:           Sweetwater, Texas 79556

 Why travel to other cities? Texas has them ALL!

 Detroit, Texas 75436           Colorado City, Texas 79512
 Denver City, Texas 79323       Nevada, Texas 75173
 Memphis, Texas 79245           Miami, Texas 79059
 Boston, Texas 75570            Santa Fe, Texas 77517
 Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861  Reno, Texas 75462

 Feel like traveling outside the country?

 Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

 Athens, Texas 75751            Canadian, Texas 79014
 China, Texas 77613             Egypt, Texas 77436
 Turkey, Texas 79261            London, Texas 76854
 New London, Texas 75682        Paris, Texas 75460

 No need to travel to Washington D.C.

 Whitehouse, Texas 75791

 We even have a city named after our planet!

 Earth, Texas 79031

 And a city named after our State!

 Texas City, Texas 77590



 Energy, Texas 76452


 Blanket, Texas 76432           Winters, Texas


 Poolville, Texas 76487         Cool, Texas (Parker County)

 Like to read about History?

 Santa Anna, Texas              Goliad, Texas
 Alamo, Texas
 Gun Barrel City, Texas

 Need Office Supplies?

 Staples, Texas 78670

 Men are from Mars, women are from

 Venus, Texas 76084

 You guessed it... it's on the state line...

 Texline, Texas 79087

 For the kids..

 Kermit, Texas 79745            Elmo, Texas 75118
 Nemo, Texas 76070              Tarzan, Texas 79783
 Winnie, Texas 77665            Sylvester, Texas 79560

 Other city names in Texas, to make you smile..... : :))

 Frognot, Texas 75424           Bigfoot, Texas 78005
 Hogeye, Texas 75423            Cactus, Texas 79013
 Notrees, Texas 79759           Plainview, Texas 79072
 Best, Texas 76932              Veribest, Texas 76886
 Kickapoo, Texas 75763          Dime Box, Texas
 Telephone, Texas 75488         Telegraph, Texas 76883
 Whiteface, Texas 79379         Twitty, Texas 79079

 And last but not least. The Anti-Al Gore City

 Kilgore, Texas 75662

 Have a Good Day!

 P.S. Whoops, left out :

 Muleshoe,                      Cut n shoot,
 Hoop And Holler,               Ding Dong,

 and don't forget......

 Farewell, Texas

 And, of course, there is a place in Texas that is......


     by John Graziano
     From: Comics.com on 12/23/2008
 Source: http://comics.com/ripleys_believe_it_or_not/

Subj:     Reno Vs Los Angeles (S522c)
          From: The Daily Brain Teaser on 1/17/07
 Source: http://www.apuzzlezone.com/adailypuzzle/01-17-07.html

 In this question you have a fifty-fifty chance of guessing
 right since there are only two possible answers.  All of
 us know that the five American states which are either
 touching or sitting in the Pacific Ocean are Alaska, Hawaii,
 Washington, Oregon, and California.  So we should find it
 simple to answer whether Reno, Nevada, is east or west of
 Los Angeles, California.

 The answer can be fourn at the source above.

Subj:     Four Women On A Drive (S447b, DU)
          From: RFSlick on 8/7/2005
 (See 'American, Canadian, And Australian In Seedy Bar' in BAR2)

 Four women were driving across the country.  Each one was
 from a different state: Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada and Calif-
 ornia.  Shortly after the trip began, the woman from Idaho
 started pulling potatoes from her bag and throwing them
 out of the window. "What the heck are you doing?" demanded
 the Californian.  "We have so many of these darn things in
 Idaho, I am just sick of looking at them!"  A moment later,
 the gal from Nebraska began pulling ears of corn from her
 bag and tossing them from the window.  "What are you doing
 that for?" asked the lady from Nevada. "We have so many of
 these things in Nebraska, I am just sick of looking at them!"
 Inspired, the woman from Nevada opened the car door and
 pushed the Californian out.

Subj:     State Average IQ and Presidential Vote (S428, DU)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on 3/29/2005
          Source: http://www.ezines4all.com/pics/iqvote.htm

 The IQ numbers were originally attributed to the book "IQ
 and the Wealth of Nations", though they do not appear in
 the current edition. The tests and data were administered
 via the Raven's APT, and the The Test Agency, one of the
 UK's leading publishers and distributors of psychometric
 tests. This data has been published in the Economist and
 the St. Petersburg Times, though this does not mean it
 should be taken as fact.  Though the data does correlate
 somewhat to IQ of students per state based on SAT/ACT
 data, though this would be biased for those that had
 completed a high school education. Someone has also taken
 2000 census data on percentage of state residents that have
 earned a college degree and used that to compare the voting
 in the 2000 election, it's funny, but that seems to correlate
 as well.

Subj:     God Created Washington State (S408b, DU)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 11/8/2004

 God was missing for six days.  Eventually, Michael, the
 archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.  He
 inquired of God.  "Where have you been?"

 God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed
 downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've

 Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

 "It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it.
 I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great
 place of balance."

 "Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

 God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.  "For
 example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity
 and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over
 there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there
 is a continent of black people.  Balance in all things," God
 continued pointing to different countries.  "This one will be
 extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered
 in ice."

 The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a
 land area and said, "What's that one?"

 "Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious
 place on earth.  There are beautiful mountains, rivers and
 streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees.  The
 people from Washington State are going to be handsome,
 modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be
 found traveling the world.  They will be extremely sociable,
 hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout
 the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

 Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed,
 "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

 God smiled,

 "There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots
 I put there."

Subj:     North Dakota's Nuclear Missiles (S315b, DU)
          From: pns on 2/5/2003

 On a lighter note than the Powell speech we have this
 disturbing revelation from the ONION satire magazine

 From - The Onion | 2/5/2003

 North Dakota Found To Be Harboring Nuclear Missiles

 BISMARCK, ND - The stage was set for another international
 showdown Monday, when chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans
 Blix confirmed that the remote, isolationist state of
 North Dakota is in possession of a large stockpile of
 nuclear missiles.

 "Satellite photos confirm that the North Dakotans have
 been quietly harboring an extensive nuclear-weapons
 program," said Blix, presenting his findings in a speech
 to the U.N. Security Council. "Alarmingly, this barely
 developed hinterland possesses the world's most tech-
 nologically advanced weapons of mass destruction, capable
 of reaching targets all over the world."

 After initially offering no comment on the report, North
 Dakota officials admitted to having a stockpile of 1,710
 warheads at two military sites and confirmed that the
 state has been home to an active nuclear-weapons-
 development program for decades.

 Blix called the revelation a "terrifying prospect for
 the world at large."

 Within hours of the announcement, U.N. Secretary-General
 Kofi Annan urged North Dakota to abandon its program.

 "This is clearly an excessive number of weapons for a
 place like North Dakota to possess," Annan said. "In
 this post-Cold War environment, we should be moving
 away from nuclear proliferation among developing states."

 European leaders also spoke out in opposition to North
 Dakota's weapons program.

 "North Dakota, still in its cultural infancy, cannot be
 trusted to responsibly handle weapons of mass destruction,"
 French President Jacques Chirac said. "We are talking
 about a place that doesn't even have a Thai restaurant or
 movie theater that shows foreign films, but still they have
 the resources to build thousands of warheads.  Do not
 believe their claims of being 'The Peace Garden State.'"

 According to Chirac, North Dakota's development of nuclear
 arms "represents a grave threat to peaceful states the
 world over, none more so than its longtime neighbor and
 rival across the 45th Parallel, South Dakota."

 "The South Dakotans, while a simple people themselves,
 are friendly, hospitable, and far more in touch with the
 outside world," Chirac said.  "Many people, myself
 included, have passed through and seen the Badlands and
 Mount Rushmore.  North Dakota, on the other hand, is a
 bleak, racially homogeneous state that few people ever
 enter or exit."

 After a joint meeting of the French and German cabinets,
 German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said the two nations
 "agree that this situation must be rectified" and implored
 North Dakota to cease its uranium-enrichment program

 "We have opened the door to talks," Schroeder said.  "But,
 unfortunately, North Dakota seems unwilling to engage with
 the world community at this time."

 According to Blix, North Dakota is home to 500 Minuteman
 III ICBMs and 50 Peacekeeper missiles, giving it one of
 the heaviest concentrations of the weapons on earth.  The
 biggest discovery made by U.N. inspectors, Blix said, was
 a missile field at Minot Air Force Base, where they found
 an "almost unbelievable" stockpile of warheads.

 The rogue state was also found to possess enormous stock-
 piles of fissile material.

 "North Dakota could have as much as 75 metric tons of
 weapons-grade uranium and 8 metric tons of weapons-grade
 plutonium," Blix said. "Just 55 pounds of uranium are
 needed to construct a simple nuclear weapon.  Do the math,
 the prospects are terrifying."

 The man at the center of the controversy is North Dakota's
 leader, Gov. John Hoeven.  Having risen to power in 2000
 after amassing tremendous wealth in the private sector,
 Hoeven lives a life of comfort and excess inside the
 heavily patrolled North Dakota governor's mansion, a lavish
 dwelling paid for entirely by the state, while many of his
 people engage in subsistence farming.

 Some suspect that Hoeven is using the nuclear program as a
 bargaining chip to gain badly needed economic benefits for
 his state.  Hardly at the forefront of technology in other
 aspects, North Dakota has a largely rural population and a
 child-poverty rate of 14 percent, a fact critics have been
 quick to point out.

 "North Dakotans live a horrible life of isolation and
 deprivation, struggling to grow crops in a hostile, sub-
 zero climate while their indifferent government routinely
 prioritizes bolstering the state's military might," BBC
 World correspondent Caroline Eagan said. "There are people
 starving there, and yet high-tech weapons laboratories and
 military bases abound. It's deplorable."

 Added Eagan: "And, no big surprise, the U.S. played a major
 role in arming this place.  I hear most of the missiles are

 Many U.S. citizens have expressed fear, some realizing for
 the first time that North Dakota has thousands of weapons
 capable of reaching any major American city within minutes.

 "It is absolutely frightening that there are all these
 weapons of mass destruction practically in my backyard,"
 said Karen Stiles of Moorhead, MN.  "Do we really know
 enough about these people who have their finger on the
 button that could kill millions?"

 Added Stiles: "How did our elected officials let this happen?"

Subj:     U.S. Towns With Strange Names (S314, S663b)
          From: Joke-Of-The-Day.com on 2/3/2003

 Here are sure some oddly named towns in the USA. Below
 are 10 sets of names. In each set I made up two of the
 town names, the other one is a real town. In each set of
 three names, see if you can figure out which town is real:

  1. Toad Suck, Gulping Armadillo, Hairy Bear (Arkansas)
  2. Cold Beans, Bananaville, Hot Coffee (Mississippi)
  3. Tree frog Slue, Spread Eagle, Kitty Corners (Wisconsin)
  4. Frankenstein, Dracula Flats, Godzillaburg (Missouri)
  5. Turkey Scrub, Raptor Ridge, Chicken (Alaska)
  6. Old Nine Center, Fifty-Six, Numbers (Arizona)
  7. Poke-Um, Whippingstone, Knockemstiff (Ohio)
  8. Rabbit Hash, Greasy Gopher, Road Kill (Kentucky)
  9. Happy Jack, Smiling Mill, Merry Mirth (Arizona)
 10. Password, Truth or Consequences, Game Show (New Mexico)

 The answers are below
 Here are the real towns...

  1) Toad Suck, Arkansas
  2) Hot Coffee, Mississippi
  3) Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
  4) Frankenstein, Missouri
  5) Chicken, Alaska
  6) Fifty-Six, Arizona
  7) Knockemstiff, Ohio
  8) Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
  9) Happy Jack, Arizona
 10) Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

 Here's the scoring:
 10 Correct:  I don't believe it. :-?
 6-9 Correct: You've amazing guessing power.
              Buy a lottery ticket.
 2-5 Correct: In the words of the Smothers Brothers,
              Mediocre Fred.
 0-1 Correct: You're an honest person,
              I appreciate that!

Subj:     How To Pronounce Wisconsin City (S305b)
          From: Joke-Of-The-Day.com on 12/5/2002

 Two tourists were driving through Wisconsin.  As they
 were approaching Oconomowoc, they started arguing about
 the pronunciation of the town’s name.  They argued back
 and forth until they stopped for lunch.

 As they stood at the counter, one tourist asked the
 employee," before we order, could you please settle an
 argument for us?  Would you please pronounce where we
 are…very slowly?"

 The blonde leaned over the counter and said, "Burrrrrr
 gerrrrrr Kiiiing."

Subj:     Bishop's Castle (S928d)
          From: AFine963 on 11/1/2014
 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Castle
 In the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado is a medieval
 castle built for 40 years by Jim Bishop. He began construction
 at the age of 15 years. Click 'HERE' to see an enlargement.

Subj:     Louisiana Hurricane Season Notes (S298b)
          From: flovilla on 10/13/2002

 We're in the peak of the hurricane season.  Today,
 you're going to turn on the TV and see a weather person
 pointing to some radar blob out in the Gulf of Mexico
 and making two basic meteorological points:

  (1) There is no need to panic.
  (2) We could all be killed.

 Yes, hurricane season is an exciting time to be in Louisiana.
 If you're new to the area, you're probably wondering what you
 need to do to prepare for the possibility that we'll get hit
 by "the big one.''

 Based on my experiences, I recommend that you follow this
 simple three-step hurricane preparedness plan:

 STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your
         family for atleast three days.
 STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car.
 STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Halloween.

 Unfortunately, statistics show that most people will not
 follow this sensible plan.  Most people will foolishly stay
 here in Louisiana.

 I'll start with one of the most important hurricane
 preparedness items:

 HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE: If you own a home, you must have
 hurricane insurance.  Fortunately, this insurance is cheap
 and easy to get, as long as your home meets two basic

  (1) It is reasonably well-built, and
  (2) It is located in Nebraska.

 Unfortunately, if your home is located in South Louisiana,
 or any other area that might actually be hit by a hurricane,
 most insurance companies would prefer not to sell you
 hurricane insurance, because then they might be required to
 pay YOU money, and that is certainly not why they got into
 the insurance business in the first place.  So you'll have
 to scrounge around for an insurance company, which will
 charge you an annual premium roughly equal to the replacement
 value of your house.  At any moment, this company can drop
 you like used dental floss.  Since Hurricane George, I have
 had an estimated 27 different home-insurance companies.
 This week, I'm covered by the Bob and Big Stan Insurance
 Company, under a policy which states that, in addition to
 my premium, Bob and Big Stan are entitled, on demand, to
 my kidneys.

 SHUTTERS: Your house should have hurricane shutters on all
 the windows, all the doors, and -- if it's a major hurricane
 -- all the toilets.

 There are several types of shutters, with advantages and

 Plywood shutters: The advantage is that, because you make
 them yourself, they're cheap. The disadvantage is that,
 because you make them yourself, they will fall off.

 Sheet-metal shutters: The advantage is that these work well,
 once you get them all up. The disadvantage is that once you
 get them all up, your hands will be useless bleeding stumps,
 and it will be December.

 Roll-down shutters: The advantages are that they're very
 easy to use, and will definitely protect your house.  The
 disadvantage is that you will have to sell your house to
 pay for them.

 "Hurricane-proof'' windows: These are the newest wrinkle in
 hurricane protection: They look like ordinary windows, but
 they can withstand hurricane winds! You can be sure of this,
 because the salesman says so. He lives in Nebraska.

 "Hurricane Proofing Your Property:  As the hurricane
 approaches, check your yard for movable objects like
 barbecue grills, planters, patio furniture, visiting
 relatives, etc..  You should, as a precaution, throw these
 items into your swimming pool (if you don't have a swimming
 pool, you should have one built immediately).  Otherwise,
 the hurricane winds will turn these objects into deadly

 EVACUATION ROUTE: If you live in a low-lying area, you
 should have an evacuation route planned out. (To determine
 whether you live in a low-lying area, look at your driver's
 license; if it says ``Louisiana,'' you live in a low-lying
 area.)  The purpose of having an evacuation route is to
 avoid being trapped in your home when a major storm hits.
 Instead, you will be trapped in a gigantic traffic jam
 several miles from your home, along with two hundred
 thousand other evacuees. So, as a bonus, you will not be

 HURRICANE SUPPLIES: If you don't evacuate, you will need a
 mess of supplies.  Do not buy them now! Louisiana tradition
 requires that you wait until the last possible minute, then
 go to the supermarket and get into vicious fights with
 strangers over who get the last can of SPAM.

 In addition to food and water, you will need the following

 23 flashlights

 At least $167 worth of batteries that turn out, when the
 power goes off, to be the wrong size for the flashlights.

 (No, I don't know what the bleach is for. NOBODY knows what
 the bleach is for, but it's traditional, so GET some!)

 A 55-gallon drum of underarm deodorant.

 A big knife that you can strap to your leg.
 (This will be useless in a hurricane, but it looks cool.)

 A large quantity of raw chicken, to placate the alligators.
 (Ask anybody who went through Camille; after the hurricane,
 there WILL be irate alligators.)

 $35,000 in cash or diamonds so that, after the hurricane
 passes, you can buy a generator from a man with no
 discernible teeth.

 Of course these are just basic precautions.  As the hurricane
 draws near, it is vitally important that you keep abreast of
 the situation by turning on your television and watching TV
 reporters in rain slickers stand right next to the ocean and
 tell you over and over how vitally important it is for
 everybody to stay away from the ocean.

 Good luck, and remember: It's great living in Paradise!

 This also applies to S.E. Texas.

Subj:     More Short States Jokes

Subj:     McCoy Political Cartoon (S633)
          By Glenn McCoy
          From: WashingtonPost.com on 2/24/2009
 Source: http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/gm/
 This political cartoon discusses the political
 evolution in the state of Illinois.  Click 'HERE'
 to view it.

Subj:     Mt. Rushmore (S629c)
          From: gattica30
          on 1/27/2009
 Source: http://www.pcqanda.com/dc/user_files2/22608.jpg
 Ever wonder what's on the other side of Mt. Rushmore?
 Well, wonder no more.  Click on the above source, or
 'HERE' for my file version, to see the backside.

Subj:.....Titty Bar In Wisconsin (S554b)
          From: CKButch4Femme
          on 8/30/2007
 This animated GIF is very funny.  You can
 view it on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Iraq Vs Washington D.C. (S353b)
          From: tadams96 on 11/6/2003
 "The U.S. military has had considerably more success in
 turning Iraq around than liberals have had in turning the
 ghettos around with their 40-year "War on Poverty."  So
 far, fewer troops have been killed by hostile fire since
 the end of major combat in Iraq than civilians were
 murdered in Washington, D.C., last year (239 deaths in
 Iraq compared to 262 murders in D.C.).  How many years
 has it been since we declared the end of major U.S. combat
 operations against Marion Barry's regime?  How long before
 we just give up and pull out of that hellish quagmire
 known as Washington, D.C.?"

Subj:     When For The First 48 States (S540)
          From: LABLaughsClean
          on 5/7/2007
 Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900217
 A very cute, but inaccurate animated GIF of when the first
 48 states joined the union.  You can view it at the source
 above, or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     If You Don't Pay Your Water Bill (S337b)
          From: jerry on 7/8/2003
 If you don't pay the bill, they turn off the water.  Seems
 fair enough, doesn't it?  Especially after several warnings.
 It's a little complicated when the customer is an entire
 town.  Lannings, Montana had been billing residents and
 receiving payments but due to squeezed finances used the
 money in other areas.  So their water was shut off.

Subj:     Why They Lock Their Doors In Florida (S435)
          From: darrell94590
          on 5/27/2005
 To view the picture, go to my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Florida The Health State (S410b)
          From: JokesUncut on 11/23/2004
 Mr. Peterson, a tourist from Toronto arrived in Florida.
 In an airport taxi cab, Peterson asked the driver...
 "Say, is this really a healthful place?"

 "It sure is," the cabby replied. "When I came here I
 couldn't say one word.  I had hardly any hair on my
 head.  I didn't have the strength to walk across a room,
 and I had to be lifted out of bed."

 "That's wonderful!" said the tourist , "How long have
 you been here?"

 "I was born here."

Subj:     States Drag And Drop (S414b)
          From: igiggle
          on 1/2/2005
 At: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment
 A very fun game of dragging the states to the right location.
 You can play at the source above, or click 'HERE' to play
 the file version.

Subj:     Rochester, New York's Slogan (S032b)
          From: jerry on 11/13/2002
 The cash strapped city of Rochester, New York decided that
 the myriad problems they face are caused by their lacking
 a city slogan.  They paid an agency $400,000 to come up
 with, of all things,  "Rochester. Made for living,"
 whatever this means.

 Didn't work.

 Bob Lonsberry Column, Rochester, NY 18-Oct-02

Subj:     State Map Test (S401d)
          From: igiggle on 6/9/2004
          At: www.pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf
 This is a lot of fun but difficult state recognition test.
 You can play at the source above, or click 'HERE' to play
 the file version.

From: igiggle on 5/3/2003 (S327b)
 A severe storm rumbled through my hometown in Oklahoma.
 The entire town was reduced to rubble.  Tens of dollars
 of damage was reported.

From: LABLaughsClean on 7/18/2006 (S495b)
 Q: Why did Tennessee choose orange as their team color?
 A: You can wear it to the game on Saturday, hunting
    on Sunday, and picking up trash along the highways
    the rest of the week.

                           -(o o)-
..........................Smiley Climbs the Empire State Building from Smiley_Central