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Subj:     Patent And Copyrights Jokes
                 (Includes 15 jokes and articles, 13870n,4,cf,md4b,3)

Thinker from
Millanimations
Includes the following:  25 Accidental Inventions (S856)
.........................The Work Of The Invernor (S234, DU)
.........................Modern Furniture - Movie (S786)
.........................U.S.Patent Office And The Apple (S207, S622b)
.........................Bud Light Institute - Movie (S578)
.........................Two Amazing Website Patents (S277, DU)
.........................Short Patent Jokes
..............................Useless Box With Surprises - Movie (S860)

Also see ASIAN-SUPP   - 'Zip Bags From Japan' - Movie
         BREAST file  - 'New Bra Invented In Texas'
         CARS1 file   - 'Greenberg Brothers Invern AC'
         FOOD_ETC-SUP2- 'Popinator'
         HEAVEN1 file - 'Henry Ford Goes To Heaven'
         HOWTO-SUPP   - 'TED - Massimo Banzi Explains Arduino' - Movie
         MEN1 file    - 'The Watch'
         OTH-ANIM-SUPP- 'Theo Jansen's Strandbeests' - Movie
         NATIVE-AMERIC- 'Edison Visits An Indian Reservation'
         WORD_JOKES1  - 'The First Human Clone'
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Subj:     25 Accidental Inventions (S856d)
          From: Mel's Video on 6/2/2013
Photo from YouTube.com...
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pf_Qv3q0M_c&vq=large
 Source2: http://www.coolestone.com/media/5915/
..........25-Accidental-Inventions-That-Changed-The-World/

 Inventions that no one actually intended to invent. From
 dynamite to Penicillin these are the top 25 accidental
 inventions that changed the world.  Click on either source,
 or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this important list.

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Subj:     The Work Of The Invernor (S234)
          Quote by Francis Bacon
          From: the book "The Light of Other Days", page 307
          By Arthur C. Clark, published by TOR (c) 2000

 "The good effects wrought by founders of cities, law-givers,
 fathers of the people, extirpators of tyrants, and heroes
 of that class, extend but for short times: whereas the work
 of the Inventor, though a thing of less pomp and show, is
 felt everywhere and lasts forever."

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Subj:     Modern Furniture (S786d)
          From: Wimp.com on 2/6/2012
Photo from YouTube.com
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr_6cmZmU7Q
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/modernfurniture/

 These new furniture creations are amazing.  Click on
 either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 great, but sometimes fuzzy video.

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Subj:     U.S.Patent Office And The Apple (S207, S622b)

 After patiently waiting for hours, a man is let into the U.S.
 Patent Office to a demonstration of his new invention.  "What
 do you have to show me," the officer asks.  The inventor
 pulls a red apple from his pocket and hands it to the patent
 officer.  Shaking his head in the patent officer informs the
 man that an apple is hardly a new invention.

 "You don't understand," the man says. "This is a special
 hybrid that I have developed myself.  Take a bite out of it
 and tell me what you think."  The patent officer, unsure but
 curious, takes a bite out of the apple.

 "Big deal," he says. "It tastes like an apple."

 "Turn it around and take another bite," says the inventor.
 The officer takes a bite out of other side and his expression
 turns to disbelief.  "I don't belive it," he says.  "It has
 the taste and texture of an orange.  The inventor throws the
 officer another apple. "here, try this one."  This time the
 officer says that it tastes like a peach.  The inventor
 eagerly asks him to turn it around and take a bite out of the
 other side. The officer does so and is rewarded with the
 taste of bananna.

 "This is a great invention. "it's too bad that you can't make
 one that tastes like Pussy!"  The inventor smiles and reaches
 into his pocket, producing another apple.  "Try it," he says.
 The officer takes a bite and his face contorts horribly. "That
 tastes like shit!" he yells.

 "Turn it around," laughs the inventor.

Second version

 There's this inventor who was experimenting with making an
 apple that tastes like something else.  So, he makes an
 apple that tastes like a Candy bar.  He asks his brother
 to try it.  His brother goes, "whooah!  This tastes exactly
 like a candy bar, but I don't think people will buy it,
 they'll just buy a candy bar instead.  So the next day he
 makes an apple that tastes like a steak.  He gives it to
 his brother.  "This tastes exactly like a steak but I don't
 think people will go for it, they'll just buy a steak
 instead," his brother replied.  So the next day he makes an
 apple that tastes like a women.  His brother tries it and
 says, "This is gross, it tastes like shit!"  The inventor
 says "Oh yeah, turn it around!"

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Subj:     Bud Light Institute (S578d) 
          From: sfo_pilot on 2/11/2008
          (in Drinking-Beer2) 

 This Bud Light commercial explains who invented many of
 America's activities for women.  Click 'HERE' to see it.

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Subj:     Two Amazing Website Patents (S277)
          From: jerry on 5/19/2002

 Wouldn't it be really stupid if the U.S Patent and Trademark
 office awarded someone a patent which says that using text
 and graphics on a commercial website is a new and unique use
 and that any company that has text and graphics on their
 website should now pay a licensing fee?  And wouldn't it be
 just as stupid if they awarded a patent to someone which
 says that using a website to conduct business is a new use
 and that websites should now start paying licensing fees to
 do this?

 I've got bad news for my fellow Americans.  Your government
 is this stupid.

 The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has awarded patents
 5,576,951 and 6,289,319 to PanIP Corporation giving them
 these exclusive rights.  And PanIP has not wasted any time
 filing lawsuits against 11 small companies to set a
 precedent from which to launch other suits.   PanIP wants
 $30,000 from each site, something considered by these sites
 to be extortion.

 According to DICKSON SUPPLY CO INC (http://www.dicksonsupply.
 com), one of the unfortunate companies named in the suit,
 a protracted patent battle would cost them about $1 million
 so from a business perspective it would be cheaper to pay
 the $30,000.  But PanIP picked the wrong company.  Dickerson
 feels they have an obligation to society to bury these
 patents and will fight PanIP in court.  They are trying to
 pool legal resources with the other 10 named companies in
 the suit.

 Are you fed up with this stuff?  Spread the word and if
 you are an American, contact your government representatives.

 PanIP pulled their website, probably to avoid hearing from
 enraged people.

 You can get more information about the lawsuits from
 http://panipcase.homeip.net

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Subj:     Short Patent And Copyright Jokes

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Subj:     Useless Box With Surprises (S860d)
          By Jeffrey Kohler
Photo from YouTube.com...
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=apVR5Htz0K4&vq=large
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/boxsurprises/
 Useless Box with several additions: buzzer, audio output,
 motors and wheels, sonar, and a surrender flag.  Click
 on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 amazing box.
 
 

From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 9/27/2001 (S243)
 Most of the important things in the world have been
 accomplished by people sho have kept on trying when
 there seemed to be no hope at all.  -- Dale Carnegie

 Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

From LAWS file.
 The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name “San
 Francisco.” It is illegal to manufacture any item with the
 name without first getting permission from the city.  Since
 the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco has
 had an annual $300 million surplus every year.

From: TAdams on 1/24/2001 (S208)
 There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go,
 if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
   --  Ronald R. Reagan

From: LABLaughs.com on 6/27/2002 (S282b)
 Everything that can be invented has been invented.
   -- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner,
      U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

From: LABLaughs.com on 1/10/2003 (S310b)
 If you have a rupee and I have another, and we exchange, we
 have one rupee each; if you have a better idea and I Have
 another, and we exchange, we have two better ideas each.

From: LABLaughs.com on 7/29/2003 (S340b)
 The more devices we invent for dominating nature,
 the more we must serve them if we are to survive.
   -- The Revolt of Nature

From: LABLaughs.com on 10/3/2003 (S349b)
 It's relatively simple. If we're not getting more, better
 faster than they are getting more, better faster, than
 we're getting less better or more worse.  -- Tom Peters

From: Joke-Of-The-Day-Mail.com on 3/20/2007 (S532b)
 You can't solve a problem with the same kind of thinking
 that created it.

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