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|More Famous and Interesting Quotations|
Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the
world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that
but not with all those flies and death and stuff.
-- Mariah Carey
Question: If you could live forever, would you and why? Answer: I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever. -- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss Universe contest
Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana...The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are. -- Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, August 22
I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law. -- David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.
Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign
I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body. -- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. -- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history...this century's history...We all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century. -- Dan Quayle, then Indiana senator and Republican vice-presidential candidate during a news conference in which he was asked his opinion of the Holocaust.
The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe. -- Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia
After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post. -- Philip Streifer, Supt of Schools, Barrington, RhodeIsland
|Useful & Interesting Facts|
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front
legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front
leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in
battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand [on the QWERTY keyboard].
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink." A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales is called a pod. A group of geese is called a gaggle. A group of ravens is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.
Physicist Murray Gell-Mann named the sub-atomic particles known as quarks for a random line in James Joyce, "Three quarks for Muster Mark!"
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The phrase "sleep tight" derives from the fact that early mattresses were filled with straw and held up with rope stretched across the bedframe. A tight sleep was a comfortable sleep.
"Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixed the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... thus, the saying.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural. Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain (like a guy's).
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
A whale's penis is called a dork.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to swallow.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life".
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
|Excuses for Missing Work|
|From a recent edition of the Washington Post -- A contest was held in which readers were asked to come up with excuses to miss a day of work:|
Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that it's a memory hog leaving very little system resources for other applications. He is only now noticing that Wife 1.0 also is spawning Child-Processes which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application. Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at system initialization where it can monitor all other system activity. He's finding that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BeerBash 2.5, and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run in the system at all, crashing the system when selected (even though they always worked fine before).
At installation, Wife 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of undesired Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw 55.8 and BrotherInLaw Beta release. Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day.
The features he'd like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0 include:
I myself decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 2.0. Even here, however, I found many problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 2.0 on top of Girlfriend 1.0. You must uninstall Girlfriend 1.0 first. Other users say this is a long standing bug which I should have been aware of. Apparently the versions of Girlfriend have conflicts over shared use of the I/O port. You think they would have fixed such a stupid bug by now. To make matters worse, The uninstall program for Girlfriend 1.0 doesn't work very well leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system.
Another thing that sucks-all versions of Girlfriend continually pop-up little annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0
Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient resources.
To avoid the above bug, try installing Mistress 1.1 on a different system and never run any file transfer applications such as LapLink 6.0. Also, beware of similar shareware applications that have been known to carry viruses that may affect Wife 1.0.
Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.0 via a UseNet provider under an anonymous name. Here again, beware of the viruses which can accidentally be downloaded from the UseNet.
|OJ Simpson's clock|
A guy dies and goes to heaven. It's a slow day for St. Peter, so upon passing the entrance test, St. Peter says "I'm not very busy today why don't you let me show you around?"
The guy thinks this is a great idea and graciously accepts the offer. St. Peter shows him all the sights, the golf course, the reading room and library, the observation room, the cafeteria and finally, they come to a HUGE room full of clocks.
The guy asks, "What's up with these clocks?" St. Peter explains, "Everyone on earth has a clock that shows how much time he has left on earth. When a clock runs out of time, the person dies and comes to the Gates to be judged."
The guy thinks this makes sense but notices that some of the clocks are going faster than others. He asks why is that? St. Peter explains, "everytime a living person tells a lie, it speeds up his clock."
This also makes sense, so the guy takes one last look around the room before leaving and notices one clock in the center of the ceiling. On this clock, both hands are spinning at an unbelievable rate. So he asks, "What's the story with that clock?"
"Oh, that," St. Peter replies. "That's OJ Simpson's clock. We decided to use it as a fan."
|Guy Dictionary: The woman's guide to what a man is really saying...|
|"I'm hungry."||I'm hungry.|
|"I'm sleepy."||I'm sleepy.|
|"I'm tired."||I'm tired.|
|"Do you want to go to a movie?"||I'd eventually like to have sex with you.|
|"Can I take you out to dinner?"||I'd eventually like to have sex with you.|
|"Can I call you sometime?"||I'd eventually like to have sex with you.|
|"May I have this dance?"||I'd eventually like to have sex with you.|
|"Nice dress!"||Nice cleavage!|
|"You look tense, let me give you a massage."||I want to fondle you.|
|"What's wrong?"||I don't see why you are making such a big deal out of this.|
|"What's wrong?"||What meaningless self-inflicted psychological trauma are you going through now?|
|"What's wrong?"||I guess sex tonight is out of the question.|
|"I'm bored."||Do you want to have sex?|
|"I love you."||Let's have sex now.|
|"I love you, too."||Okay, I said it...we'd better have sex now!|
|"Yes, I like the way you cut your hair."||I liked it better before.|
|"Yes, I like the way you cut your hair."||It doesn't look any different!|
|"Let's talk."||I am trying to impress you by showing that I am a deep person and maybe then you'd like to have sex with me.|
|"Will you marry me?"||I want to make it illegal for you to have sex with other guys.|
"I like that one better."
|Pick any freakin' dress and let's go home and have sex!|
|INTEROFFICE MEMO - Virus Alert|
|People - please note! The following new computer viruses have been detected in or around the area. Please be alert for them when you scan your computers -- which you _ARE_ doing, I trust.|
|OPRAH WINFREY VIRUS:||Your 200MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80MB, and then slowly expands back to 200MB.|
|AT&T VIRUS:||Every three minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.|
|MCI VIRUS:||Every three minutes it reminds you that you're paying too much for the AT&T virus.|
|PAUL REVERE VIRUS:||This revolutionary virus does not horse around. It warns you of impending hard disk attack---once if by LAN, twice if by C:>.|
|POLITICALLY CORRECT VIRUS:||Never calls itself a "virus", but instead refers to itself as an "electronic microorganism."|
|RIGHT TO LIFE VIRUS:||Won't allow you to delete a file, regardless of how old it is. If you attempt to erase a file, it requires you to first see a counselor about possible alternatives.|
|MARIO CUOMO VIRUS:||It would be a great virus, but it refuses to run.|
|TED TURNER VIRUS:||Colorizes your monochrome monitor.|
|ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS:||Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.|
|DAN QUAYLE VIRUS:||Prevents your system from spawning any child process without joining into a binary network.|
|DAN QUAYLE VIRUS #2:||Their is sumthing rong wit your komputer, ewe jsut cant figyour out watt!|
|GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST VIRUS:||Nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.|
|NEW WORLD ORDER VIRUS:||Probably harmless, but it makes a lot of people really mad just thinking about it.|
|FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT VIRUS:||Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.|
|GALLUP VIRUS:||Sixty percent of the PCs infected will lose 38 percent of their data 14 percent of the time. (plus or minus a 3.5 percent margin of error.)|
|TERRY RANDLE VIRUS:||Prints "Oh no you don't" whenever you choose "Abort" from the "Abort" "Retry" "Fail" message.|
|TEXAS VIRUS:||Makes sure that it's bigger than any other file.|
|ADAM AND EVE VIRUS:||Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.|
|CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS:||The computer locks up, screen splits erratically with a message appearing on each half blaming the other side for the problem.|
|AIRLINE VIRUS:||You're in Dallas, but your data is in Singapore.|
|FREUDIAN VIRUS:||Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying its own motherboard.|
|PBS VIRUS:||Your programs stop every few minutes to ask for money.|
|ELVIS VIRUS:||Your computer gets fat, slow and lazy, then self destructs; only to resurface at shopping malls and service stations across rural America.|
|OLLIE NORTH VIRUS:||Causes your printer to become a paper shredder.|
|NIKE VIRUS:||Just does it.|
|SEARS VIRUS:||Your data wont appear unless you buy new cables, power supply and a set of shocks.|
|JIMMY HOFFA VIRUS:||Your programs can never be found again.|
|CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS #2:||Runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously, but doesn't allow the user to accomplish anything|
|KEVORKIAN VIRUS:||Helps your computer shut down as an act of mercy.|
|IMELDA MARCOS VIRUS:||Sings you a song (slightly off key) on boot up, then subtracts money from your Quicken account and spends it all on expensive shoes it purchases through Prodigy.|
|STAR TREK VIRUS:||Invades your system in places where no virus has gone before.|
|HEALTH CARE VIRUS:||Tests your system for a day, finds nothing wrong, and sends you a bill for $4,500.|
|CLEVELAND INDIANS VIRUS:||Makes your 486/50 machine perform like a 286/AT.|
|LAPD VIRUS:||It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in "self defense".|
|CHICAGO CUBS VIRUS:||Your PC makes frequent mistakes and comes in last in the reviews, but you still love it.|
|ORAL ROBERTS VIRUS:||Claims that if you don't send it a million dollars, it's programmer will take it back.|
|Dr. Seuss Goes Technical|
Here's an easy game to play.
Here's an easy thing to say:
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
You can't say this?
If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband opening the
front door. "Hurry!" she said, "stand in the corner." She quickly rubbed
baby oil all over him and then she dusted him with talcum powder. "Don't
move until I tell you to," she whispered. "Just pretend you're a statue."
"What's this, honey?" the husband inquired as he entered the room.
"Oh, it's just a statue," she replied nonchalantly. "The Smiths bought one for their bedroom. I liked it so much, I got one for us too." No more was said about the statue, not even later that night when they went to sleep.
Around two in the morning the husband got out of bed, went to the kitchen and returned a while later with a sandwich and a glass of milk.
"Here," he said to the 'statue', "eat something. I stood like an idiot at the Smiths' for three days and nobody offered me as much as a glass of water."
|Dealing With Telemarketers|
Next time one of those pushy telemarketing people calls, try one of these