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by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Hot water
Replies: 0
Views: 2819

Hot water

A businessman injured his leg skiing one weekend. By the time he got home on Sunday, his leg was very swollen and he was having trouble walking, so he called the family physician to his house. The doctor told him to soak his leg in hot water. But the leg continued to swell up and grew even more pain...
by Erik_Kowal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: deconstruct
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

deconstruct

Maybe they will be forced to communicate via the prison's glory hole.
by Erik_Kowal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The portal of bliss
Replies: 0
Views: 3296

The portal of bliss

A wealthy playboy met a beautiful young girl in an exclusive lounge. He took her back to his lavish apartment, where he soon discovered that she was not only well-groomed but apparently very intelligent. Hoping to get intimate with her, he began showing off his collection of expensive paintings and ...
by Erik_Kowal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rifraff by actual count
Replies: 6
Views: 2938

Rifraff by actual count

Ken, must you be so pedantic? ;-)

PS - Dale, 'riffraff' is normally spelt thus.
by Erik_Kowal
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: doggle
Replies: 9
Views: 2157

doggle

I wonder if Dale's dongles transmit data by connevection.
by Erik_Kowal
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Take care in parties
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Take care in parties

Late one evening an 18-year-old girl brought her new boyfriend back to the house that she shared with her parents, who had gone to bed. After making out with her on the living-room sofa for half an hour, the boyfriend asked where the bathroom was. "Oh dear," replied the girl, "it's at the end of the...
by Erik_Kowal
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: HELP! Can anyone do maths?
Replies: 10
Views: 6327

HELP! Can anyone do maths?

No. The cost per person of the lunch (excluding tip) was not £9, but £25/3 = £8.33333 The apparent power of the riddle is solely due to the 'authority effect' of the way it is presented, with the £9 per person cost that is asserted in its concluding wording tending to be accepted without question by...
by Erik_Kowal
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Amish in the city
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Amish in the city

It was their first time in a big city. While his mother was selecting produce at the fruit stand outside, an Amish boy and his father had ventured inside the doors of the shopping mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny silver walls that could move apart and...
by Erik_Kowal
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: doggle
Replies: 9
Views: 2157

doggle

Do you perhaps mean 'dongle'?
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Labor omnia vincit
Replies: 0
Views: 3082

Labor omnia vincit

A travelling salesman stopped at a rural Oklahoma gas station to refuel. He also bought a bottle of cola, which he took outside to consume in his car while he relaxed for a few minutes. As he sat there with his drink, his eye was drawn by the activity of a couple of workmen on the other side of the ...
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 5863

Rover

I like it!
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 5863

Rover

I have found that wearing slippers with heels is a sensible solution to the otherwise perpetual problem of one's footwear sliding off and getting tangled up with the pedals. On the other hand, I have yet to figure out a good way of having a dog lie across my feet while I am behind the wheel.
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 5863

Rover

Apart from the company being bankrupt, the current Rover image is rather stuffy. As well as changing the company name to 'Lover Cars', perhaps the Chinese could update it to appeal to younger drivers still living at home by putting a bench seat in the front of all models and mounting the gear lever ...
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Rover
Replies: 8
Views: 5863

Rover

But what if the US Republicans took over Rover Cars instead? They would have to keep the current name, maybe tweaking it to 'Rover Karls'.
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Coming home to roost
Replies: 0
Views: 3140

Coming home to roost

The state elections were approaching. A chartered bus decorated with party slogans was filled with politicians en route to a public meeting. However, it was running behind schedule, and was travelling along a rural Arkansas road at some speed. As bad luck would have it, the driver of the bus misjudg...