Saturday, March 28, 2009

Patriotic Retirement

[left as a comment by Lost Goddess, from a friend of hers. I thought it was interesting, so I am posting it.]



Dear Mr. President,

Patriotic retirement:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force - Pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following stipulations:

1. They retire immediately. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2. They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3. They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.


It can't get any easier than that!

P. S.. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress and their constituents pay their taxes…

Thursday, March 26, 2009

At this point, it's an addiction....

Because I can't ever seem to get enough of F*** My Life, here are more of my favorites:



Today, I got a text message. My phone was sitting on the edge of the bed and set on vibrate, so it fell off. I reached down to grab my phone and fell off the bed. My macbook landed on top of me. I fractured my arm and broke my laptop to read a text from facebook. FML


Today, my best friend set me up on a blind date with someone he said was very hot. I'm not exactly what you call fit, so I haven't been dating lately. As soon as I got to the restaurant, I spotted the girl. She looked me up and down, said, "You have GOT to be kidding me" and left. FML


Today, at the dinner table my parents were talking to my younger sister about her new boyfriend and how they should be taking it slow. My sister then pointed out that that's not what I do. My dad said, "Believe me I know- your sister's easier to get into than community college." FML


Today, I yelled at my spouse in front of 20 guests for not coming to blow out his birthday cake candles. Turns out he was in the other room, quietly changing his disabled friend's diaper. FML


Today, my mother had to take a stool sample because she has been ill for several days. Curious, I
eventually had to ask, "how did you intercept the poo before it got submerged in water?". She yelled from the other room, "you know that little plate with the red stripe". I was eating off of it. FML


Today, I unexpectedly got my period at lacrosse practice. Our playing feild is a 1/2 mile run away any bathrooms so I headed towards the woods with a tampon. Just as I was about to insert the tampon, the entire boys cross country team ran by... laughing. FML


Today, I bit my boyfriend's neck. I felt something squirt into my mouth. Turns out I had just popped a pimple on his neck. Into my mouth. FML


Today, I was out with my friend. My six year old daughter was also with us. While we were walking through the parking lot, my daughter asked me in a very loud voice "Mommy, does a blow job taste bad?" FML


Today, my mom came to wake me up because my alarm didn't go off. She brought my dog in to wake me up and he came and laid on bed. I started to rub what i thought was his neck and playing with a random tuft of fur. I soon realized that it was his penis. I gave my dog a handjob. FML


Today, a girl-scout asked me to buy cookies, in front of Giant. She looked nice, so I bought 5 boxes from her. She took the money and went home with her mom. I opened the boxes when I got home and realized that the boxes just had rocks in them. I got scammed by a girl-scout. FML



Today, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I called all my family members to invite them over this evening because I had some very important news for them that could not wait. They all declined the invite. When I asked why, they said they were going to my cousins to watch his new TV. FML


Today, I was enjoying my last day of Spring Break in Panama City. I got up to dance on the stage at the Holiday Inn in front of hundreds of college kids. I tried to be sexy by turning around and bending over. My friends took pictures and my bloody tampon string was hanging out the whole time. FML


Today, when I was at the gynecologist my dr told me that I was really tense and the exam would be impossible if I didnt relax. So I started thinking about my boyfriend to relax and my mind went back to our last sex session. I started getting wet. FML


Today, my husband of 9 years announced he was gay. He insinuated that he was only able to achieve erections because I looked like a man. FML


Today, I awoke to the sound of my dad knocking on my dorm room door for a surprise visit. He's barely outside the door and I pull the door open and say hey, when my roommate strips naked pulls the door open, kisses me on the cheek, says in an uber-gay voice, "Thanks for last night", and leaves. FML


Today, my boyfriend dumped me because he said he needed to be with someone smart so that he could impress his parents. I just got accepted into medical school. When I pointed that out to him, he added that he needed to be with someone attractive. FML


Today, I was at a club with my girlfriend of only two weeks. As we were dancing, another woman grabbed my ass from behind me and squeezed. I yelped and turned around to see my mother as the culprit. My girlfriend punched her. I found out my mother is a Cougar and my girl has a mean right hook. FML


Today, I was eating with my boyfriend and his family at a high-end restaurant when, suddenly, I screamed, thinking a dog had just bitten my leg. I am terrified of dogs. I kicked my under-the-table assailant as hard as I could. It was my boyfriend's adorable five-year-old sister. FML

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

P.O.D. - Baracktimus Prime



I can't tell: is President Obama fighting Optimus Prime, or just getting a Piggy-back ride.


What's your call??????

Still more from F*** My Life

from fmylife.com:



Today, I bragged to a coworker that our boss compliments me constantly on my work performance, my fashion sense, and my trustworthiness. She then directed me to a "neighborhood watch" website. My boss is a registered sex offender. FML


Today, I was babysitting a 7 year old girl and we were eating chocolate covered nuts. She kept on chewing the nuts and wondered where the chocolate was. I told her to taste the chocolate you suck on the nuts. Then her parents came home and the first thing she said was "I learned how to suck nuts!" FML


Today, at work, I was alone in the breakroom when I got a slight pain in my belly. I thought I needed to pass gas, so I tried since no one else was in there. It wasn't gas. It was diarrhea. I'm wearing a mini skirt today. FML


Today, I was so drunk that my friends put me to bed during a party. Later I find out that while I was passed out two of my friends came in and had sex while I was in the same bed. They tried to use me as a prop. Now my friends call me the love wedge. FML


Today, I was having birthday dinner with my girlfriend and her parents, when her Dad asked what I got her she replied "He said he was going to give me a Pearl Necklace when we get home." I realized then that my girlfriend did not know what I meant by 'Pearl Necklace.' FML


Today, my mother and I went to Wal-Mart to buy pads. I suggested I get tampons instead, so that I can go swimming at my boyfriend's cottage. My mother then goes to the nearest store employee and asks, "excuse me, if my daughter uses a tampon, does that mean she is no longer a virgin?" FML


Today, I was rubbing my dog's belly. He seemed to be enjoying it, his penis "came out". My boyfriend was walking by and said "at least you turn someone on." FML


Today, it was my birthday. My girlfriend bought me a Nickelback CD. FML


Today, I was at work and a very obese woman came in to get a pedicure. When she took her shoes off I noticed an odd black substance on her feet. I started scrubbing it off and wondered out loud, "What IS this stuff??" As a chunk of it fell onto my lip, she replied, "Girl, that's just the fungus." FML


Today, the cute boy in my biology class I had been crushing on invited me over to study for a huge test. Once I got to his house, I really had to use the bathroom. I ended ending up taking a huge dump and clogging up his toilet. He had to come plunge it for me. FML


Today, my boyfriend and I had sex for the first time in our relationship and it was great. He drove me back to my house and walked me to the door, then instead of kissing me goodbye he patted me on the back. Twice. FML


Today, my mom walked in on me masturbating. I minimized the porn on my laptop so she wouldn't see I was watching it. It turns out I was watching an old Beatles concert before I started masturbating. My mom thought I was masturbating to the Beatles. FML



Today, my boyfriend called, asking, before I could even talk, to bring a condom- NOW. I had to smile at this request. I went to his house. A blond girl opened the door. He followed shortly, surprised to see me. I'm Celine. She's Cecile. Our names are one apart on his cell. She's my sister. FML


Today, I walked behind a girl I hooked up with last weekend while she was on the computer in the library. I noticed she was looking at my facebook page and got excited. Then I heard her say to her friend, "This is the one smallest penis I have ever seen." FML


Today, my girlfriend and I decided to exchange presents for our birthdays. I spent $100 on perfume and Victoria's Secret clothes. She bought me a bag of lifesavers, then asked me to leave because she wanted to take a nap. FML

and the best of the day......

Today, I just finished having dinner with my boyfriend, so I leaned over to him and said seductively, "How about some dessert?" Obviously, he didn't catch my tone, because he then looked at me and said, "Babe, you really don't need it." FML

Musical Instrument Quiz

Can you figure out these Musical Instruments?



1. P O

2. BA BA

3. ECLART

4. @ # $ %



(Answers in the Comments)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Increasingly popular F My LIfe

More FMyLife moments, from my favorite online guilty pleasure (at least, my favorite guilty pleasure that doesn't involve the hidden cam at the....well, maybe I've said too much).





Today, I found out my four best friends are going to Florida for spring break without me. When asked why I was not invited to go with them the answer I received was, "we don't think you would look very good in a bathing suit, and we want to be able to pick up cute guys on the beach." FML



Today, I was writing an email to our entire company regarding a fundraiser we are taking part in for children and adults with disabilities. I was rushing to get the email out and hit send before I realized that instead of "Best Regards" I had typed "Best Retards" as the closing line. FML



Today, I went to use a public bathroom with my friend. I heard someone, who I thought was my friend talking, and I replied with "I hate being on my rag, I get constipated a lot." When I opened the stall door, I saw two guys using the urinals. I went into the men's restroom. FML


Today, I woke up in the hospital after trying to kill myself. When my mom walked in to see me, the first thing she said was, "well, I guess this is just another thing that you fail at." The nurse laughed. FML

[Oh, man!]



Today, I was working at Target when an old woman asked me if I could help her find her favorite bra. I proceeded to ask what brand it was when she replied "I'll check the tag". She lifted up the front of her shirt, and flipped one cup of her bra inside out. I saw everything. FML


Today, it was my final meeting with my psychologist who was helping me with my bipolar disorder. I just found out that he committed suicide. FML

[I laughed for almost ten minutes. This is too priceless]



Today, my fiance's divorce was finalized. To celebrate, we went out to dinner at this expensive restaurant. After dinner, he goes to the restroom. A couple minutes later, the check comes with a note saying: "Thanks! Gonna enjoy bachelor life. It's over." Left me with the $200 bill. He drove. FML


Today, my friend sent me an instant message, telling me how excited she was that she was accepted to a FIT Summer Program. I told her I was so proud, and that she can finally lose that excess weight. She told me that she meant Fashion Institute of Technology. FML

[Ladies, would you forgive a friend for this?]


Today, I was pushing my 4 year old on the swing. I did what we call our "under doggie push": I throw her up in the air while I run underneath her before she hits me coming back down. I walked away to get my water and she yelled across the park "Can we do it doggie-style again?" FML

[Now THAT just takes the cake.]

P.O.D. - Britney Spears

This was Britney's Picture of the Day on her website, so I figured it should be mine, too.




No matter how you feel about her, you have to admit it's a pretty damn good picture.

Monday, March 16, 2009

More F-My Life Moments

More of my favorites from F*** My Life.com (fmylife.com)



Today, we had some family over. A nasty need to wank seized me when I saw her : my 17 year old cousin. I went to my unoccupied parents’ bedroom. My sister's baby walkie talkie was on and the whole family heard me. FML

[Hyperion - I wasn't around my cousins at an impressionable age, but I was 14 once, and trust me: almost anything can drive you over the edge.]


Today, I woke up at my boyfriend's place with grumbling stomach pains. I left him in bed to go have explosive diarreah in the bathroom next to his room. When I was done, I came back to bed and snuggled in next to his sleeping form and he rolled over to whisper, "I heard everthing." FML

[Hyperion - The only way to top that was if he wanted anal.]



Today, I noticed some of my things in my slob of a roommate's piles of clothes. I found six pairs of my underwear that had gone missing. Turns out she hasn't done laundry recently so my underwear drawer was her own personal Victoria's Secret. I hadn't even worn a pair yet. All six were stained. FML

[Hyperion - There used to be this neighborhood girl that everyone called "'Skidlick." It's exactly what it sounds like.]




Today, I realized that my roommate has been using my loofah to clean our toilet. I've been cleaning myself with the shit of four college boys for the last six months. FML

Today, I was in the gym, when i noticed three trainers who worked there staring at me. Thinking that they were checking me out, i turned the speed on the tread mill higher. Finally one of the trainers came over, and asked me to leave until i got a sports bra that actually worked. FML

Today, I went to the movies with some girlfriends. The guy behind us was making these pervy, heavy breathing noises, so we threw some popcorn at him. When the movie finished, we saw him in a wheelchair - with a breathing tube sticking out of his neck. FML

[Hyperion - On the plus side, they could out-run him if he got mad.]


Today, I was at this awesome party and I was dancing with this really attractive girl who started making out with me all of a sudden. Five minutes later, my friend told me that the girl had just given him a blowjob. FML

[Hyperion - At least she wasn't into salads......]

Obvious as a hole in the head

If you didn't see this coming, and the obvious ramifications and subsequent "growth market"** it already has and will breed, then you just aren't very bright.





**My title was ironic. Very ironic. But "growth market" might be the most meta-ironic statement ever written by me. And that's saying something.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

P.O.D. - Racial Profiling Must Be Stopped



F*** My Life

Have you seen SUPERBAD? You know that scene in the liquor store, where McLovin freaks out and accidentally drops a bottle that goes all over everything? The store employee who is supposed to clean it says, "Fuck my life."

[I just found two videos. One is only 34 seconds, but it's really hard to hear. This one you can hear, but after the 34 second mark, the video uploader gets all clever. My advice: turn it off after you hear what you came for.]







My friend Carlos uses the expression quite a bit (and also the "F" My Life equivalent when in mixed company), and he's got me saying.

Well, about a week ago I discovered (on Twitter, of all places), that F*** My Life is an actual website! People post their embarrassing moments, and the audience can judge whether they are truly screwed, or if they deserved it.

Some of them are so hilarious! I started following fmylife.com on Twitter, and have saved some of the funny ones. I'm going to share a few each day for about a week. (Most of them appear to be from kids actually in high school. Any witty comments I make are labeled.)

You are more than encouraged to check out the site: http://www.fmylife.com/


Today, my boyfriend was coming over so I bought this sexy corset, some fishnets, silettos and see-through thong. After my dad left I dressed up and a few minutes later the doorbell rang. I answered it, whip in hand. It was my dad. He forgot his keys. Im grounded. FML

Hyperion - I cannot even imagine what my dad would do in that situation.


Today, my boyfriend and his family had invited me to go on a Tropical family trip with them. When we got to the airport, security stopped me and opened my carry-on bag. I'd forgotten about the no-liquids rule. They took out a bottle of Massage Oil, Lube, Vagasil and Nair. His whole family saw. FML


Today, my family gathered at my 96 year old great-grandmother's surprise birthday party that was my idea. When she walked in, we surprised her so much that she literally had a heart attack. She is now in the hospital. FML

Hyperion - I've said it before and I'll say it again: Surprise Parties are not worth the bother!


Today, my mom had my girlfriend and I over. Out of the blue, she pulled out my grandmothers wedding ring and gave it to me saying I can now propose. My girlfriend started screaming and said yes. I have been seeing someone else for 3 months and was going to break up with my girlfriend tomorrow. FML

Hyperion - This one made me laugh for ten minutes. If you parse the story out, the guy is a douche-bag (maybe; can't be sure of the situation), but for a mom to just do that.....except, I can see my mom trying to pull that. Sigh.


Today, my cat was in the bathroom when I was undressing to get into the shower. I realized that he was the only male to have seen me naked in the past two months. Then he started scratching the door for me to let him out. FML

Hyperion - This could have been one of the Monker Barners!


Today, I was babysitting this one year old. She just learned how to say yes so if you asked her ANYTHING, she'd say yes. I asked her if she liked vegetables and she said "yes!" Then I asked her if I was pretty... she looked at me and said "NO." FML

Today, I get a phone call from my mother asking me if I'm okay. I was confused, so I asked her what she meant. She then proceeded to tell me that my boyfriend broke up with me and she just wanted to make sure I was handling it alright. I had to find out my relationship was over from my mom. FML


Today, I got my braces on. When we got in the car my dad looked over and said "well at least we dont have to worry about boys for the next two years." FML


Today, I came home to find that my room had been ransacked. My mom comes out of no where and says that we need to have a talk. I freaked out thinking it was all the empty alcohol bottles under my bed. My mom holds up the birth control and says "I always knew you were a whore." FML

Hyperion - I want to have a kid, just so that I can one day say this to her.

Today, I was serving a table full of drunk people. They used the candles on the table to set the table on fire. Noticing this I ran to it and poured a pitcher of water on it. Then other tables complained saying I caused a disturbance. I got fired for putting out a fire. FML


Today, I typed an essay on my friend's computer, so she forwarded it to me in a email and she made the subject "here bitch" as a joke. I then went to email the essay to my teacher. I forwarded it thinking nothing of it only to realize that I didn't change the subject name. FML
Hyperion - Good one to end on today. More tomorrow!



WAIT! I JUST REMEMBERED ONE MORE THAT I HAVE TO SHARE TODAY. YOU WILL DIE LAUGHING

Today, I was drunk and horny. So I texted "I want to fuck your pussy" to my girlfriend. I later realized that I had accidentally substituted the s for the p, and actually said "I want to fuck your puppy." FML

Monday, March 09, 2009

Barbie Turns 50 - Pictures I couldn't use

As I was preparing my Barbie Column (over on the home page), I ran across a couple of pictures I could not use, but I simply HAD to share.


A feminist (like me) could have a Field Day with this one. Speaking of which......




Tell the truth, Ladies. Ever have an experience like this?

Child Prodigy

This is a six year old. She plays the piano. better than you.







My only hesitation? There is no "feeling" there, and the pace is wrong. Now, before you harrangue me with "She's only six!" - yes, I understand. I am posting the video, aren't I? I already think she's pretty amazing. But as the son of a concert-pianist, I am aware there is more to piano than just the math. And, I watched some of her other videos, at other ages, up to 11 years old, and it's the same thing. No feeling, and no pacing.

I don't blame her. I blame whoever is teaching her. It's an outrage they wouldn't teach the child pacing and subtlety of the notes. Maybe that only comes with maturity. I'll ask my mom.

Still, she is pretty spectacular to watch.

Quadruplet Horror Show

My Mom sent me this video to cheer me up, but it's so flippin' creepy all it did was scare me!

Why can't the babies sync up? (Or would that be worse?)


video

Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground

For you ladies, a great way to start the week.



Sunday, March 08, 2009

Emma Thompson to the rescue

You know, my friends, there was a time (and I call this time "1993) when I was in love with Emma Thompson. No longer does the flame of passion burn through my soul, but I am still quite fond of her.

This clip, from the Cesars (France's version of The Oscars), shows why. (You only need to watch about the first 1:45 or so.)





There is one more piece of information to this story but I will put that in the comments so as to not spoil the surprise.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Commercial - Offensive or Not?

No way this commercial would ever fly in America, but I don't find it offensive. I find it kinda funny.

What say you: is my Feminist Gauge in need of some fine tuning?



P.O.D - Britney and the Kids

I......I don't even have sharp parody at the ready. You all are going to have to help me out.




Monday, March 02, 2009

someecard





The first someecard I got right!

Bobby Jindal - Governor or Infomercial Guru?

I kinda like Governor Bobby Jindal (his "not ready for prime-time" rebuttal the other night notwithstanding).

However, just a few minutes ago I'm flipping around, and I see Bobby Jindal on C-SPAN. then, I flip again, a find an informercial I've never seen. (Because of Lentils, I cannot watch re-runs, so my favorite Infomercials are verboten.)

Anyway, I see this new infomercial, and suddenly I think, "Hey, is that Bobby Jindal on this infomercial?)

Flip back to C-SPAN, flip back to Infomercial. C-SPAN ......Informerical. ARE THEY THE SAME GUY?


These pictures don't quite tell the story, but I swear to you: on TV, Bobby Jindal and Real Estate Guru Dean Graziosi look VERY similar.








By the way, my extreme bitterness over Kevin Trudeau has taught me well, and I AM NOT endorsing Graziosi. I don't know anything about him, but a simple Google search tells you that, at the very least, many people disagree with his claim to be able to help people make money.

I'm only showing the pics because sitting here right now, flipping back and forth, the similarity is eerie.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians


What I Am - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

How can something so patently false have captured it so completely?

(And not for nothing, but Edie Brickell, Light bless her is generally NOT an attractive woman. But for some reason, in this video, she makes me want to settle down and have 47 kids with her somewhere in Ireland.)

Man and Woman driving along in a car.....

Let's say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.

And then, one evening when they're driving home, a thought occurs to Elaine, and, without really thinking, she says it aloud: "Do you realize that, as of tonight, we've been seeing each other for exactly six months?"

And then there is silence in the car. To Elaine, it seems like a very loud silence. She thinks to herself: Geez, I wonder if it bothers him that I said that. Maybe he's been feeling confined by our relationship; maybe he thinks I'm trying to push him into some kind of obligation that he doesn't want, or isn't sure of.

And Roger is thinking: Gosh. Six months.

And Elaine is thinking: But, hey, I'm not so sure I want this kind of relationship, either. Sometimes I wish I had a little more space, so I'd have time to think about whether I really want us to keep going the way we are, moving steadily toward ... I mean, where are we
going? Are we just going to keep seeing each other at this level of intimacy? Are we heading toward marriage? Toward children? Toward a lifetime together? Am I ready for that level of commitment? Do I really even know this person?

And Roger is thinking: ... so that means it was... let's see.... February when we started going out, which was right after I had the car at the dealer's, which means ... lemme check the odometer ... Whoa! I am way overdue for an oil change here.

And Elaine is thinking: He's upset. I can see it on his face. Maybe I'm reading this completely wrong. Maybe he wants more from our relationship, more intimacy, more commitment; maybe he has sensed- even before I sensed it-that I was feeling some reservations. Yes, I bet that's it. That's why he's so reluctant to say anything about his own feelings. He's afraid of being rejected.

And Roger is thinking: And I'm gonna have them look at the transmission again. I don't care what those morons say, it's still not shifting right. And they better not try to blame it on the cold weather this time. What cold weather? It's 87 degrees out, and this thing is shifting like a darn garbage truck, and I paid those incompetent thieves $600.

And Elaine is thinking: He's angry. And I don't blame him. I'd be angry, too. I feel so guilty, putting him through this, but I can't help the way I feel. I'm just not sure.

And Roger is thinking: They'll probably say it's only a 90-day warranty. That's exactly what they're gonna say, the scumballs.

And Elaine is thinking: Maybe I'm just too idealistic, waiting for a knight to come riding up on his white horse, when I'm sitting right next to a perfectly good person, a person I enjoy being with, a person I truly do care about, a person who seems to truly care about me. A person who is in pain because of my self-centered, schoolgirl romantic fantasy.

And Roger is thinking: Warranty? They want a warranty? I'll give them a darn warranty. I'll take their warranty and stick it right up their

"Roger," Elaine says aloud.

"What?" says Roger, startled.

"Please don't torture yourself like this," she says, her eyes beginning to brim with tears. "Maybe I should never have ... Oh my, I feel so ..." (She breaks down, sobbing.)

"What?" says Roger.

"I'm such a fool," Elaine sobs. "I mean, I know there's no knight. I really know that. It's silly. There's no knight, and there's no horse."

"There's no horse?" says Roger.

"You think I'm a fool, don't you?" Elaine says.

"No!" says Roger, glad to finally know the correct answer.

"It's just that ... It's that I ... I need some time," Elaine says.

(There is a 15-second pause while Roger, thinking as fast as he can, tries to come up with a safe response. Finally he comes up with one that he thinks might work.)

"Yes," he says. (Elaine, deeply moved, touches his hand.)

"Oh, Roger, do you really feel that way?" she says.

"What way?" says Roger.

"That way about time," says Elaine.

"Oh," says Roger. "Yes." (Elaine turns to face him and gazes deeply into his eyes, causing him to become very nervous about what she might say next, especially if it involves a horse. At last she speaks.)

"Thank you, Roger," she says.

"Thank you," says Roger.

Then he takes her home, and she lies on her bed, a conflicted, tortured soul, and weeps until dawn, whereas when Roger gets back to his place, he opens a bag of Doritos, turns on the TV, and immediately becomes deeply involved in a rerun of a tennis match between two
Czechoslovakians he never heard of. A tiny voice in the far recesses of his mind tells him that something major was going on back there in the car, but he is pretty sure there is no way he would ever understand what, and so he figures it's better if he doesn't think
about it. (This is also Roger's policy regarding world hunger.)

The next day Elaine will call her closest friend, or perhaps two of them, and they will talk about this situation for six straight hours.

In painstaking detail, they will analyze everything she said and everything he said, going over it time and time again, exploring every word, expression, and gesture for nuances of meaning, considering every possible ramification. They will continue to discuss this subject, off and on, for weeks, maybe months, never reaching any definite conclusions, but never getting bored with it, either.

Meanwhile, Roger, while playing racquetball one day with a mutual friend of his and Elaine's, will pause just before serving, frown, and say: "Norm, did Elaine ever own a horse?"

This joke is from the collection at www.usaone.net/jokenet