Friday, September 28, 2007

My Living Will

Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'

She got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my wine.

(from F. R.)

Monday, September 17, 2007


A professional genealogical researcher discovered that Hillary Rodham Clinton had a great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, who was hanged for horse stealing and multiple train robberies in Montana in1889. The only known photograph of Uncle Remus shows him standing on the gallows.

When a reporter asked about Hillary Clinton's great-great Uncle Remus, her spokesman responded:

'Ms Clinton's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory, well know for his extensive railroad connections. In 1889, Remus Rodham passed away during a civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.'

(from E. K.)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Love Of Laughter

"Laughter is by definition healthy." ~Doris Lessing

"Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter." ~Joseph Addison

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants." ~Stephen King

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." ~Michael Pritchard

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people." ~Victor Borge

"I was irrevocable betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seems to me to be the most civilized music in the world." ~Peter Ustinov

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." ~Mark Twain