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    A commuter, on his way home from work in Washington, D.C., came to a dead halt in traffic and thought to himself, "Wow, this traffic seems worse than usual."

    He noticed a police officer walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window and said, "Officer,what's the hold-up?"

    The officer replied,"President Bush is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. He says no one believes his stories about why we went to war in Iraq, or the worsening deficit and economy, or that his tax cuts won't help anyone except his wealthy friends. So we're taking up a collection for him."

    "How much have you got so far?"

    The officer replied, "About four gallons, but a lot of folks are still siphoning."

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    FBI Joke
    The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews, and testing were done there were 3 finalists.

    Two men and a woman.

    For the final test, the FBI agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.

    "We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances.

    Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill Her!

    The man said, "You can't be serious, I could never shoot my wife."

    The agent said, "Then you're not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home."

    The second man was given the same instructions.

    He took the gun and went into the room.

    All was quiet for about 5 minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, "I tried, but I can't kill my wife."

    The agent said, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."

    Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband.

    She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls.

    After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow.

    "This gun is loaded with blanks" she said.

    "I had to beat him to death with the chair."

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    Lovers of the English language should enjoy this one...

    There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

    It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

    At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

    We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

    At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

    To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing:

    A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
    We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

    To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions .

    If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP,you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

    When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth.


    When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

    One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP,
    for now my time is UP, so.............

    Time to shut UP.....!

    Oh...one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?

    U P

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    TEACHING MATH THROUGH THE YEARS

    Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2. I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her.

    She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried.

    Why do I tell you this?

    Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

    Teaching Math In 1950

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

    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

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

    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

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living?

    Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

    Teaching Math In 2005

    Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. El costo de la produccisn es $80 ...

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    Paleoanthropology Division
    Smithsonian Institute
    207 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20078

    Dear Sir:

    Thank you for your latest submission to the Institute, labeled "211-D, layer seven, next to the clothesline post. Hominid skull." We have given this specimen a careful and detailed examination, and regret to inform you that we disagree with your theory that it represents "conclusive proof of the presence of Early Man in Charleston County two million years ago." Rather, it appears that what you have found is the head of a Barbie doll, of the variety one of our staff, who has small children, believes to be the "Malibu Barbie". It is evident that you have given a great deal of thought to the analysis of this specimen, and you may be quite certain that those of us who are familiar with your prior work in the field were loathe to come to contradiction with your findings. However, we do feel that there are a number of physical attributes of the specimen which might have tipped you off to it's modern origin:


    1. The material is molded plastic. Ancient hominid remains are typically fossilized bone.

    2. The cranial capacity of the specimen is approximately 9 cubic centimeters, well below the threshold of even the earliest identified proto-hominids.

    3. The dentition pattern evident on the "skull" is more consistent with the common domesticated dog than it is with the "ravenous man-eating Pliocene clams" you speculate roamed the wetlands during that time. This latter finding is certainly one of the most intriguing hypotheses you have submitted in your history with this institution, but the evidence seems to weigh rather heavily against it. Without going into too much detail, let us say that:

    A. The specimen looks like the head of a Barbie doll that a dog has chewed on.

    B. Clams don't have teeth.
    It is with feelings tinged with melancholy that we must deny your request to have the specimen carbon dated. This is partially due to the heavy load our lab must bear in it's normal operation, and partly due to carbon dating's notorious inaccuracy in fossils of recent geologic record. To the best of our knowledge, no Barbie dolls were produced prior to 1956 AD, and carbon dating is likely to produce wildly inaccurate results. Sadly, we must also deny your request that we approach the National Science Foundation's Phylogeny Department with the concept of assigning your specimen the scientific name "Australopithecus spiff-arino." Speaking personally, I, for one, fought tenaciously for the acceptance of your proposed taxonomy, but was ultimately voted down because the species name you selected was hyphenated, and didn't really sound like it might be Latin.

    However, we gladly accept your generous donation of this fascinating specimen to the museum. While it is undoubtedly not a hominid fossil, it is, nonetheless, yet another riveting example of the great body of work you seem to accumulate here so effortlessly. You should know that our Director has reserved a special shelf in his own office for the display of the specimens you have previously submitted to the Institution, and the entire staff speculates daily on what you will happen upon next in your digs at the site you have discovered in your back yard. We eagerly anticipate your trip to our nation's capital that you proposed in your last letter, and several of us are pressing the Director to pay for it. We are particularly interested in hearing you expand on your theories surrounding the "trans-positating fillifitation of ferrous ions in a structural matrix" that makes the excellent juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex femur you recently discovered take on the deceptive appearance of a rusty 9-mm Sears Craftsman automotive crescent wrench.

    Yours in Science,

    Harvey Rowe
    Curator, Antiquities

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    The Reverend Jesse Jackson was holding a press
    conference in the appliance department of a Sears
    store in Chicago. He was there to protest the fact
    that all the washing machines were white.

    So the clerk called the store manager, who asked,
    "What's the problem here, Reverend?" Jesse pointed at
    the machines and loudly bemoaned the fact that all of
    them were white.

    The manager replied, "Well, Reverend, it's true that
    all the washing machines are white, but if you'll open
    the lids, you'll see that all the agitators are
    black."

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    A woman was shopping at the local grocery store where she selected these items
    A 1/2 galon of 2% milk
    A half dozen eggs
    A quart of orange juice
    A head of romaine lettuce
    A 2lb bag of coffee
    A 1lb pack of bacon

    As she was unloading her items on the counter, a drunk was behind her watching her set her stuff in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly stated "you must be single?"

    The woman was a little startled by this proclamation, but she was intrigued by this derelicts intuition, since she was indeed single. She looked at her six items on the counter and saw nothing unusual about her selections that could have tipped off the drunk to her marital status.

    Curiousity getting the better of her she said "well, you know what, you're absolutely correct. But how on earth could you know that?"

    The drunk replied "'Cause you're ugly!"

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    A visit to the asylum...
    During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director, "What
    is the criterion that defines a patient to be institutionalized?"

    "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub."

    1. Would you use the spoon?
    2. Would you use the teacup?
    3. Would you use the bucket?

    "Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the bucket as it is larger than the spoon or the teacup."

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    "Noooooo," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull the plug."

    (You are not required to tell anyone how you did on this test.)

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    A young cowboy walks into a seedy cafe in Wyoming.

    He sits at the counter and notices an old cowboy with his arms folded staring blankly at a full bowl of chili.

    After fifteen minutes of just sitting there staring at it, the young cowboy bravely asks the old cowpoke, "If you ain't gonna eat that, mind if I do?"

    The older cowboy slowly turns his head toward the young wrangler and in his best cowboy manner says, "Nah, go ahead."

    Eagerly, the young cowboy reaches over and slides the bowl over to his place and starts spooning it in with delight. He gets nearly down to the bottom and notices a dead mouse in the chili. The sight was shocking and he immediately barfs up the chili into the bowl.

    The old cowboy quietly says, "Yep, that's as far as I got, too."

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    Two blonde girls were working for the city public
    works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind
    her and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down
    the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all
    day without rest, one girl digging a hole, the other girl filling it in again.
    An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what
    they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, "I'm impressed by the
    effort you two are putting into your work, but I don't get it -- why do
    you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?"
    The hole digger wiped her brow and sighed, "Well, I suppose it probably
    looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. But today the girl
    who plants the trees called in sick."

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