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by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: When Mother came to dinner
Replies: 0
Views: 2876

When Mother came to dinner

John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how physically attractive John's roommate was. She had long been unsure about her son's sexuality, and Scott’s good looks only made her all the more curious. As she observed their interaction over the course ...
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: deconstruct
Replies: 18
Views: 3364

deconstruct

Ken, I think you may have meant to say 'by Rove'. ;-)
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A rising tide lifts all bloats
Replies: 0
Views: 3103

A rising tide lifts all bloats

Goodman was a moderately successful Connecticut stockbroker who dreamed of making big money some day. Seeking to impress an old friend with the possibilities of the brokerage business, he decided to take him out for a drive that followed a carefully chosen route along the coast. "Look at that lovely...
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: deconstruct
Replies: 18
Views: 3364

deconstruct

If I were to observe that your postings on this site are consistently the most soporifically prolix of all, Che, I would not be the least bit surprised.
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Hot water
Replies: 0
Views: 2897

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: 3364

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: 3379

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: 2983

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: 2205

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: 3128

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: 6511

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: 3169

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: 2205

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: 3205

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: 6021

Rover

I like it!