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14th July 2004    #     Issue 166
There is a similarity between juggling and composing
on the typewriter. The trick is, when you spill something,
make it look like a part of the act.
~ Tom Robbins (in Still Life with Woodpecker)

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Moderator's Comment
                                               ~ Gunjan

The Other Moderator's Comment
                                               ~ Eva


Missing URL
                                       ~ Gunjan

Speaking Tip
                                      ~ from Tom Antion


Where does this road lead to ...
                                                 ~ Gunjan

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===> Missing URL

Last week while posting Laughmate Stephanie's post...
the one about misquoting of Verbal, Vocal and Body
Language, I missed out Stephanie's URL.

I'm sure most old timers on this list already remember
Stephanie's URL but for the newcomers to the list here
it is (with a drumroll)


~ Gunjan

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===> Speaking Tip

Stage fright Is Good and Makes You Better Looking Too! (Part 1)

Before you learn how to deliver your lines, it is important to be
ready to deliver your lines. Stage fright is a phenomenon that
you must learn to control. Actually, stage fright isn't the most
accurate term for the nervousness that occurs when considering
a speaking engagement. In fact, most of the fear occurs before
you step on-stage. Once you're up there, it usually goes away.
Try to think of stage fright in a positive way. Fear is your friend.
It makes your reflexes sharper. It heightens your energy, adds
a sparkle to your eye, and color to your cheeks. When you are
nervous about speaking you are more conscious of your posture
and breathing. With all those good side effects you will actually
look healthier and more physically attractive.

Many of the top performers in the world get stage fright so you
are in good company. Stage fright may come and go or diminish,
but it usually does not vanish permanently. You must concentrate
on getting the feeling out in the open, into perspective and under

Remember Nobody ever died from stage fright. But, according
to surveys, many people would rather die than give a speech. If
that applies to you, try out some of the strategies in this section to
help get yourself under control. Realize that you may never
overcome stage fright, but you can learn to control it, and use it
to your advantage.
Symptoms of Stage fright

    Dry mouth.
    Tight throat.
    Sweaty hands.
    Cold hands.
    Shaky hands.
    Give me a hand (Oops, I couldn't resist).
    Fast pulse.
    Shaky knees.
    Trembling lips.
    Any out-of-the-ordinary outward or inward feeling or
       manifestation of a feeling occurring before, or during,
       the beginning of a presentation (Wow! What a dry mouthful!).

Here are some easy to implement strategies for reducing your
stage fright. Not everyone reacts the same and there is no
universal fix. Don't try to use all these fixes at once. Pick out
items from this list and try them out until you find the right
combination for you.
Visualization strategies that can be used anytime

    Concentrate on how good you are.
    Pretend you are just chatting with a group of friends.
    Close your eyes and imagine the audience listening,
        laughing, and applauding.
    Remember happy moments from your past.
    Think about your love for and desire to help the audience.
    Picture the audience in their underwear.

(Next Week Part 2  - Strategies in Advance; Strategies just
before getting on stage; Stategies on Stage)
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===> Where does this road lead to?

Dear Laughmates,

A couple of days back, on my way to school as I stopped
at a redlight, I was startled by a head popping out of the
car parked alongside and asking me - "Where does this
road lead to?"

The question had me flummoxed and speechless for a second.
I mean... the road led to a bakery and some shops if you followed
it for less than a km, led to a great eat joint if you followed it
for about a km and to a highway if you followed it for about
2-3 km. After that it could lead to most of townships of
S. India if you followed it far enough. For a second my mind
boggled at the possibilities and I wondered if I should rattle
off half a dozen options...

... Then, a flash hit me. "It leads to Rome," I replied.

Now it was his turn to be bamboozled. While I had been
frowning thoughtfully, he had been smiling encouragingly
at me. Now, with a frown, he countered - "Rome? This leads
to Rome??"

"Well Sir, it all depends on how far you follow it," I replied
getting my point across, "And if you follow it far enough,
I've learnt, 'All Roads lead to Rome."  With that I moved
away as the light turned green on cue. The whole episode
had taken away the discomfort of riding to school in a
drizzle, and replaced it with a touch of fun.

 ~ Gunjan

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===> Great Printing Tip

Dear Laughmates,

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If you aren't, you missed a great tip on printing web pages.
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However, the Inknews had a much better solution. I'll check
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~ Gunjan

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=============  HISTORIC HUMOR  ==============

[Clemens and Bixby moved up the river and on the next watch,
Bixby decided to quiz his young cub:]

"What's the name of the first point above New Orleans?"

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.
I said I didn't know.

~ Life on the Mississippi

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Oscar Wilde was the master of the studied insult. His jabs
at hypocrisy, pretense, and boring conventionality still have
a penetrating power. His snubs and put-downs became the
talk of his time, no less by his targets than by Oscar Wilde
himself. This collection features over 750 biting comments...


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A flight attendant was on the red-eye to Manila when a
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A very sleepy passenger who had become aware of the
dampness asked the attendant, "Has it been raining?"

Keeping a straight face, the attendant replied, "Yes,
but we put the top up."

With a sigh of relief, the passenger went back to sleep.

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