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4th December  2002    #     Issue 88
"Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
~ Thomas Edison


Moderator's Comment -
                                               ~ Gunjan


Speaking Tip
                                ~ from Tom Antion


Keystone Hooker
                       ~ Eva

Ideas to ponder over .... and Discuss
                             ~ Gunjan

Good plan. Poor execution.
                            ~ Gunjan


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Dear Laughmates,

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Crying and Cursing...
"It just is not fair!"

"While Eva is holidaying
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Look at poor me
Working on I-Laugh!"

You go right ahead and enjoy yourself with
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=== > Speaking Tip

Action Plan to improve your use of humor by Tom Antion

> Decide that no matter how good (or bad) you are now,
   you can do better.
> Add humor to your presentations gradually.
> Practice bits.
> Pick one joke or story from any source and practice that
   joke or story 10 times per day for one week. Tape record
   the first and last time you tell the story and then compare.
> Practice jokes, one-liners, and stories 30-50 times before
   you use them in a presentation.
> Develop pre-planned ad-libs for problems that may occur
    in your presentations.
> Read, listen, or watch humorous material daily.
> Start a humor library.
> Start a humor file and cross-reference system.
> IMMEDIATELY write down anything you hear or see
   that strikes you as funny. If you don't, it will be lost.
> Audio or video tape all your presentations.
> Get feedback from pros and/or get coaching.
> Develop a pre-program questionnaire.
> Write several new introductions for yourself.
> Write a suggestion letter to be given to your introducer.
> Vow to get to your presentations one-half hour earlier
    than you normally do to control as many variables of
    the room setup as you can.
> Visit with as many members of your audience as you can
    before your presentations.

Most of all keep smiling!

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===>   Keystone Hooker

One evening, Rick came home and asked if I knew anything
about the car parked across the street.

Opening the door, looking out, I see nothing. Oh yes! There it was.
A white sporty pick-up with the entire front end removed. I mean
the grill and everything under the hood.

Rick noticed that,while there were tires on the car, they looked
like bald replacements - and no lug nuts to hold the wheels on.
(You know, lean a little too hard against the car and the wheels
would pop off and the car would go 'splat!')

Calling the police, he described it to them. They didn't come.
Three days later, our next door neighbor called. No response.

Saturday night, we were in the garage, unpacking more boxes
and shredding files, when we saw flashing lights. Seems the
cops finally decided to show up.

We stood out there and watched the show. Our neighbors, too.
Pretty soon, a flat-bed truck came along, also flashing lights.
(Like what, the car was going to get away?)

The driver got out. He and the cop huddled together talking
and signing paperwork. Looking up, the cop saw us and
ambled over, while the driver was hooking up.

Watching, by now, Rick, the neighbors and I were doing our best
not to laugh, uproariously. We were just waiting. just waiting for
that 'splat' when the driver started pulling the car up, off it's wheels
with that chain of his. (No, he never checked the wheels.)

Mr. Officer slowly wended his way up to our driveway.
I really should have waited for him to speak first, but I
couldn't help it. I burst out laughing and asked if he'd
like popcorn or peanuts to go with the show?

Looking bewildered, he turned to Rick. Who promptly
pointed out the missing lug nuts.

You should have seen that cop fly to his patrol car to back
it up....waaaaay back, out of harm's way. He yelled something
to the driver, who stopped working and ran to look at the
wheels. He stopped pulling just in the nick of time.

Too bad. No SPLAT!

Ah well, it was fun while it lasted

So, what do you do for free entertainment on Saturday

Your Comic Guide,
Eva Rosenberg
4 Secrets to Happy Tax Returns

[Don't get deceived by Eva's Post. She wrote this last week,
left it with me and disappeared for her holiday. :-(
~ Gunjan]

====> Ideas to ponder over .... and Discuss

Hi LaughMates,

Here's the second round of Ideas to ponder and discuss....

Just in case you've forgotten what Ideas to ponder is all about,
it's the section where I add a little extract from somewhere
(It maybe from a famous book, a little known book from
a famous author, a speech or I might even try and bluff
you by bundling in my own or some other LaughMates stuff.)

The passage will have some interesting idea to ponder and
discuss (and it will also be a guessing game trying to guess
who wrote the passage or from where it is).

SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman--what then?
Is there not ground for suspecting that all philosophers, in so
far as they have been dogmatists, have failed to understand
women--that the terrible seriousness and clumsy importunity
with which they have usually paid their addresses to Truth,
have been unskilled and unseemly methods for winning a woman?

Guess who wrote/said this or from where it is taken

Share your thoughts on the subject


====> Good plan. Poor execution.

Hi Laughmates,

"Good plan.Poor execution."

These are the words that Kirk Miller wrote to me explaining
why he hadn't taken part in the last Pun Contest in my
'Jest for Pun' Ezine. It seems he was going on a trip and
decided to write his limericks in the car not realizing that he
would have no way to email them to me from the location he
was headed for.

For a second  I smiled at how he must have felt when he
suddenly realized the problem. An then I looked at those
words again and thought .... we may not admit them or phrase
them in the same terms but I bet each one of us has their own
long list of 'GPPE's. I can certainly think of atleast ten
immediately. Would anyone else like to set the ball rolling
with their tales ?

BTW - Kirk Miller is one of my favorite limerick writers.
You can check out his limericks at
And now I must bid a quick Adieu to work on the pages
of another of my favorite limerick writers.


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===========  This week's Humor ==============

The Solution...

Once upon a time there were no psychoanalysts in this world. So,
when somebody had some problems, he went to the Rabbis. Today psychoanalysts
have replaced the Rabbis, but I'll strive to demonstrate
that often the Rabbi is still more skillful than a psychoanalist.

Mr Aaron Friedmann had some problems when he wanted to sleep.
So he went to Dr. Freud's studio. "Oh, herr Doctor, when I want to
sleep, a lot of animals, tigers, elephants, panthers and giraffes go up
and down under my bed".

"This is terrible" Dr. Freud said "You have to begin a long, long therapy".

Time goes by: one, two, three, four months. Mr Friedmann cannot
sleep. When he wants to sleep, millions of animals, panthers, elephants,
etc. go up and down under his bed. Dr Freud is deranged. He uses every
sort of therapy: hypnothism, conversation, but none cure the problem.
Mr Friedmann finally abandons his Doctor.

After a few months Dr Freud bumps into Mr. Friedmann. "Mr Friedmann" Freud
says "Why did you abandon your therapy. This is very dangerous. Where did
you go?"

"Oh Herr Doctor, I'm so happy. I have no more problemes. I have just
got married"

"But your problems...what happened?"

"After your treatment didn't work, I went to the Rabbi's house.
I said 'o Rabbi, I'm deranged. When I want to sleep, elephants,
panthers, giraffes and millions of animals go up and down under
my bed'"

"What did the Rabbi do?"

"He touched his white shave and remained silent. 'O rabbi' I said
'millions of animals go up and down under my bed when I want to
sleep'. Then the Rabbi said 'Do you know what you can do?
Cut the legs off of your bed'

I have had no more problems since"

From: Ian Miller "Jewish Jokes Daily"

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