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  • A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the Caribbean.
    The lawyer said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything."
    "That's quite a coincidence," said the engineer. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."

    The lawyer looked somewhat confused. "How do you start a flood?" he asked.

  • For any of you X-sailors out there,

    Subject: FW: How to simulate being a sailor

    This is so accurate, I actually long for the days.


    How To Simulate Being A Sailor

    1. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.

    2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.

    3. Repaint your entire house every month.

    4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the shower head to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.

    5. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.

    6. Once a week, blow compressed air up your chimney, making sure the wind carries the soot onto your neighbor's house.. Ignore his complaints.

    7. Once a month, take all major appliances apart and then reassemble them.

    8. Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back doors so that you either trip or bang your head every time you pass through them.

    9. Disassemble and inspect your lawnmower every week.

    10. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water during the week, so no bathing will be allowed.

    11. Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can't turn over without getting out and then getting back in.

    12. Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say "Sorry, wrong rack."

    13. Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house - dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc. Re-qualify every 6 months.

    14. Have your neighbor come over each day at 0500, blow a whistle so loud Helen Keller could hear it, and shout "Reveille, reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."

    15.. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 0600 while she reads it to you.

    16. Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 1500.

    17. Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not. (Now sweepers, sweepers, man your brooms, give the ship a clean sweep down fore and aft, empty all sh**cans over the fantail.)

    18. Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering it to you.

    19. Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one- the same one very night.

    20. When your children are in bed, run into their room with a megaphone shouting that your home is under attack and ordering them to their battle stations. (Now general quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations.)

    21. Make your family menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.

    22. Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs. Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.

    23. Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly. Spread icing real thick to level it off.

    24. Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread. (midrats)

    25. Set your alarm clock to go off at random during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose.

    26. Every week or so, throw your cat or dog in the pool and shout "Man overboard port side!" Rate your family members on how fast they respond.

    27. Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don't plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup "Stove manned and ready." After an hour or so, speak into the cup again "Stove secured." Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoebox.

    28. Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand at the podium for 4 hour intervals. Best done when the weather is worst. January is a good time.

    29. Next time there is a bad thunderstorm in your area, find the biggest horse you can, lay a two inch mattress on his back, strap yourself to it then turn him loose in a dark barn for six hours, then get up and go to work.

    30. For former engineers: bring your lawn mower into the living room, and run it all day long.

    31. Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and allow the pot to simmer for 5 hours before drinking.

    32. Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears.

    33. Sew the back pockets of your jeans on the front.

    34. Add 1/3 cup of Diesel fuel to the laundry.

    35. Take hourly readings on your electric and water meters.

    36. Every couple of weeks, dress up in your best clothes and go to the scummiest part of town. Find the most run down, trashiest bar, and drink beer until you are hammered. Then walk all the way home.

    37. Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you are going to take them to Disney World for "liberty." At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house.

  • I really enjoyed my 4-year tour in the Navy. Of course, I was single then, responsible to no one except myself, free as the breeze, oversexed and had a gal (read prosty) in every port :))):, and a very lucky (and skillful) poker player, so I had plenty (at least for a PO3) of money to blow on wine, women and song. Plus I loved sea duty.

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • A business man got on an elevator.

    When he entered, there was a blonde already inside who greeted him with a big smile and a "T-G-I-F."

    He smiled at her and said "S-H-I-T."

    She looked puzzled and repeated "T-G-I-F," more slowly.

    He again answered, "S-H-I-T".

    The blonde was trying to keep it friendly, so she smiled her biggest smile, and said as sweetly as possible "T-G-I-F."

    The man smiled back to her and once again said "S-H-I-T."

    The exasperated blonde finally decided to explain. 'T-G-I-F' means 'Thank God, It's Friday.' Got it, duuhhh?"

    The man answered, "'S-H-I-T' means 'Sorry, Honey, It's Thursday'-- duuhh?"

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the
    grocery Store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who
    asked, "Son, can You tell me where the Post Office is?"
    The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a Coupla blocks and turn to your right."
    The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get To Heaven."
    The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on... You don't even know the way to the Post Office."



  • A blonde woman was walking on the beach when she suddenly heard a cry for help. When she looked out in the water she saw the man crying for help swimming with a shark circling around him. She had to giggle a little bit to herself since there was no way that shark was going to help the man.

  • After the president has been in office for 6 months it is customary for the last president to send a note of encouragement to the new one.

    So when the note came from Bush to Obama, the president was somewhat troubled because it was written in code and all it said was:


    This troubled him as he had always heard from his peers how former president Bush was perceived to have been scholarly challenged.

    So he took the note to his wife. She was unable to decipher it. They called in the Vice President Biden, and he was unable to decode the message.

    They called in the chief of staff and the head of Secret Service detail and they were unable to determine the meaning of the note.

    Next he called in the head of the Senate and Speaker of the House. They both were mystified by the meaning of the coded message. Now there was complete panic in the oval office.

    They called all of their contacts in the media and sent copies of the note to all of them, and not one was able to come up with an answer.

    A special emergency meeting was called by the staff. All branches of the military, counter intelligence, CIA, FBI were called in, and the best minds were unable crack the code.

    After a sleepless night, a now humbled President picked up the phone and called the former president, and asked him the meaning of the note.

    Bush chuckled and replied: "Dude........you're holding it upside down!"

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • CINDERELLA was now 95 years old.

    After a fulfilling life with the now dead prince, she happily sat upon her rocking chair, watching the world go by from her front porch, with a cat named Bob for companionship.

    One sunny afternoon, out of nowhere, appeared the fairy godmother.

    Cinderella said, 'Fairy Godmother, what are you doing here after all these years'?

    The fairy godmother replied, 'Cinderella, you have lived an exemplary life since I last saw you. Is there anything for which your heart still yearns?'

    Cinderella was taken aback, overjoyed, and after some thoughtful consideration, she uttered her first wish:

    'The prince was wonderful, but not much of an investor. I'm living hand to mouth on my disability cheques, and I wish I were wealthy beyond comprehension.'

    Instantly her rocking chair turned into solid gold.

    Cinderella said, 'Ooh, thank you, Fairy Godmother'..

    The fairy godmother replied, 'It is the least that I can do. What do you want for your second wish?'

    Cinderella looked down at her frail body, and said, 'I wish I were young and full of the beauty and youth I once had.'

    At once, her wish became reality, and her beautiful young Body returned. Cinderella felt stirrings inside of her that had been dormant for years.

    And then the fairy godmother spoke once more:
    'You have one more wish; what shall it be?'

    Cinderella looked over to the frightened cat in the corner and said, 'I wish for you to transform Bob, my old cat, into a kind and handsome young man.'

    Magically, Bob suddenly underwent so fundamental a change in his biological make-up that, when he stood before her, he was a man so beautiful the likes of him neither she nor the world had ever seen.

    The fairy godmother said, 'Congratulations, Cinderella, enjoy your new life.'

    With a blazing shock of bright blue electricity,the fairy godmother was gone as suddenly as she had appeared.

    For a few eerie moments, Bob and Cinderella looked into each other's eyes.

    Cinderella sat, breathless, gazing at the most beautiful, stunningly perfect man she had ever seen.

    Then Bob walked over to Cinderella, who sat transfixed in her rocking chair, & held her close in his young muscular arms.

    He leaned in close, blowing her golden hair with his warm breath as he whispered...

    'Bet you're sorry you neutered me.'

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • Old Willie Ray

    John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

    This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

    Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

    John's favorite rooster, old Willie Ray, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Willie Ray's bell hadn't rung at all!

    When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters
    coming, could run for cover.

    To John's amazement, old Willie Ray had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

    John was so proud of old Willie Ray, he entered him in the Sabine County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

    The result was the judges not only awarded old Wille Ray the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

    Clearly old Willie Ray was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted
    awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

    Vote carefully next year, the bells are not always audible.

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • An out-of-work oilfield hand answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.

    'Good morning,' said the young man. 'If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I'd like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'

    'Go away!' said the unemployed oilfield worker. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money!' and he proceeded to close the door.

    Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. 'Don't be too hasty!' he said. 'Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.' And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto the hallway carpet..

    'If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, sir, I will personally eat the remainder.'

    The unemployed oilfield hand stepped back and said, 'Well, come on in and let me get you a fork, 'cause they cut off my electricity this morning.

    De gustibus non est disputandum

  • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial] A cop stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.

    'Fred,' he replies.

    'Fred what?' the officer asks.

    'Just Fred,' the man responds.

    The officer is in a good mood and thinks he might just give the biker a break and, write him out a warning instead of a ticket. The officer then presses him for the last name.

    The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it. The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. 'Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?'

    The biker replies, 'It's a long story, so stay with me.' I was born Fred Dingaling. I know -- a funny last name. The kids used to tease me all the time, so I stayed to myself, studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Dingaling, MD. After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school.. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through school, got my degree, so then I was Fred Dingaling, MD, DDS.

    Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Dingaling, MD, DDS, with VD. Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Dingaling, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my MD because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Dingaling with VD.

    Then the VD took away my Dingaling, so now I am Just Fred.'

    The officer walked away in tears, laughing.[/FONT]

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    Three sisters ages 92, 94, and 96 live in a house together.

    One night the 96 year old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses...She yells to the other sisters, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"

    The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses "Was I going up the stairs or down?"

    The 92 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea and listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood." She then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."


    An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone and reported that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal, and even the accelerator!" she cried. The dispatcher said, "Stay calm.. An officer is on the way."

    A few minutes later, the officer radios in. "Disregard..." He says, "She got in the back-seat by mistake..."

    Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"

    "No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday..."

    And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."


    A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex..." She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair flipping her gown at him, she said, "Supersex."

    He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I'll take the soup."


    An older couple was lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk. She said: "You used to hold my hand when we were courting."

    Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep.

    A few moments later she said: "Then you used to kiss me."

    Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep.

    Thirty seconds later she said: "Then you used to bite my Neck."

    Angrily, he threw back the bed clothes and got out of bed.

    "Where are you going?" she asked.

    "To get my teeth," he replied


    80-year old Bessie bursts into the rec room at the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces," Anyone who can guess what's in my hand can have sex with me tonight!!"

    An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out his answer, "An elephant?"

    Bessie thinks a minute and says, "Close enough."


    Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.

    One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me.. I know we've been friends for a long time but I just can't think of your name. I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."

    Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her.

    Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"

    As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!"

    "Hell," said Herman, "It's not just one car.... It's hundreds of them!" _____________________________________

    Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through.

    The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light." After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.
    At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!"

    Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh! Am I driving?"

    Please!!!! TELL ME THIS WON'T HAPPEN TO US!!!!

  • While all of these jokes were a riot, these are the two that struck me the funniest.