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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

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From Dr Ann Weeks


One Tough Teacher...
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all.
On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school.
Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work.
When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
He had no discipline problems with any of his students that term.




# Energizer Bunny arrested - charged with battery.

 # A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

# A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.

# My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it's just kiln time.

# Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.

 # Practice safe eating - always use condiments.

 # I fired my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way.

# A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

# Shotgun wedding A case of wife or death.

# I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded.

 # I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.

# A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

# Marriage is the mourning after the knot before.

 # A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

# Corduroy pillows are making headlines.

 # Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome?



Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organised Knowledge device, trade named: B.O.O.K.

B.O.O.K. is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, not batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on.  It is so easy to use, even a child can operate it.

Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere – even sitting in an armchair by the fire – yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.

Here’s how it works:

B.O.O.K. is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable) each capable of holding thousands of bits of information.  The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence.

Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs.  Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density;  for now, B.O.O.K.s with more information simply use more pages.

Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain.  A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet.  B.O.O.K. may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.

Unlike other display devices, B.O.O.K. never crashes or requires rebooting, and it can even be dropped on the floor or stepped on without damage.  However, it can become unusable if immersed in water for a significant period of time.  The “browse” feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet and move forward or backward as you wish.  Many come with an “index” feature, which pinpoints the exact location of selected information for instant retrieval.

An optional “B.O.O.K. mark” accessory allows you to open  B.O.O.K. to the exact place you left it in a previous session – even if the B.O.O.K. has been closed.

B.O.O.K. mark fits universal design standards;  thus, a single B.O.O.K mark can be used in B.O.O.K.s by various manufacturers.  Conversely, numerous B.O.O.K markers can be used in a single a B.O.O.K. if the user wants to store numerous views at once.   The number is limited only by the number of pages in the B.O.O.K.

You can also make personal notes next to B.O.O.K. text entries with an optional programming tool,  the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (P.E.N.C.I.L.S.)

Portable, durable, and affordable, B.O.O.K. is hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave.  Also, B.O.O.K.s appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking.

Look for a flood of new titles soon.



Crossword Heaven  http://www.crossword-puzzles.co.uk/




Why my book has not been returned to the library!


... cuz I left it in my truck and my truck was in an accident and got towed to the garage and I won't be able to get to the garage in Abbotsford until this weekend.

... my mother took it camping and lost it.

... I didn't take it out!

... cuz my cat peed on it and it smells too bad.

... it flew out the car window on the 401 Freeway and was devoured by an 18 wheeler!

The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun





From the Fun with Words website

Tongue Twisters are great fun. This is one of the few types of wordplay that exist in every language. There are lots of well-known ones in English. Try saying these three times fast:


Corn Dogs, Cheeseburgers, Custard and Other Diet Foods...

  Just because the foods you want to eat are loaded with fat, sugar and calories doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to lose as much fat as you want while eating them!

In my years as a trainer, I've found that it's simply not fair that we should be limited and made to feel guilty about what we eat by such horribly judgmental and negative-sounding terms like "junk food," "sugary snack," "quadruple bypass" or "colon cancer."

This is especially true since I've also found that a person can lose as much fat as they want eating foods that most "experts" (like doctors, physicians, cardiologists, podiatrists, dieticians and sometimes even nutritionists) would consider a heart attack on a plate.  My theories will prove that these colon-stoppers can be instantly transformed into health foods!

1. Eat foods that are so greasy that they are constantly slipping out of your hands or out of the back of the bread.

The simple act of picking your food up after it's slid out of your hands burns a tremendous amount of calories both in activity and in frustration.  The greasier it is, the more often it'll slip and the more calories you'll burn.  This is especially true of greasy hamburgers that have 3 or more patties stacked one on top of another (1 or 2 patties is not enough to get the greatest results so be sure to get the largest hamburger available - and no lettuce or tomato...they'll just slow the meat down).  When each bite slides half the sandwich out the back end, you know you've got prime diet food.  Stuff it back in and feel the burn (from the hot grease, that is!).

2.  Foods that are served on a stick are a good source of fiberThe humble corn dog is a prime example of a high fiber food because it's usually served on a wooden stick.  In theory, the fiber found in the wood makes its way into the mush of the dog inside the corn, dramatically increasing the useful splinter, I mean, fiber content of the dog.  Even a Fudgesicle, following this to its logical conclusion, is packed with fiber.  Chewing on the stick when you're done is even MORE effective.

3. Do most of your grocery shopping in the "impulse buy" areas of the grocery storr  These "impulse buy" areas are the racks by the register and the end-caps at the end of each aisle.  Large grocery store chains have nothing but our best health in mind.  They would NEVER put anything unhealthy for us on prominent display where we would be most likely to buy it.  They simply don't think that way.  Profit is secondary to good health, therefore all foods that are on end-caps and set by the register are there to ensure that we have the best access to the healthiest foods possible.  That's why the fruits and vegetables are always tucked away against the wall in the back corner of the store.  All those things do is fill you up and provide essential nutrients that can be better gotten as additives to low-carb chocolate puff cookies.

4.  Our friend, the cheeseburger

The perfect diet food, the cheeseburger combines the slippage advantage that I mentioned above with the abundant calcium found in the cheese.  Calcium has been shown to help increase fat loss, especially when served on white bread.  The high fat content also helps keep you feeling full for long periods of time so you don't feel hungry (or "regular") for a long time after.  When eaten at lunch, this saves precious calories that you might later in the day be tempted to throw away on fish or salad.

5.  Whole grain kids’ cereals are a step in the wrong direction

No child has ever gotten fat from eating 6 bowls of Sugar Crisp with sugar scooped on top?  I have yet to have somebody give me the gist of a study that says that sugary cereals will do anything but reduce attention span and cause diabetes and chronic hyperactivity.  Whole grain kids cereal is just a tease.

Cap'n Crunch is crunchy. Vegetables are crunchy. I rest my case.

6.  No-calorie custard is all in your mind

Custard rhymes with mustard.  Mustard has no calories.  When you eat custard, tell your body that you're eating mustard.  The calories will simply evaporate.

7.  Preservatives and antibiotics in food are good for you

I would be remiss if I overlooked the amazing anti-aging properties of a good nitrate-filled package of mystery lunchmeat.  Preservatives have been proven in several studies that I forget the names of to prolong life and increase health and prevent some other stuff.  Heck, I wipe my counter with a handful of baloney - the antibiotics in the meat kill everything on it better than Lysol!

In conclusion, let me just finish by saying "don't believe a word I just said."

Nick Nilsson –From the Better U Newsletter at http://www.fitstep.com/





WorkLaughs Quotation of the Month—

I had a boring office job. I cleaned the windows in the envelopes.
—Rita Rudner




Every Librarian has a funny reference service story to tell.   This one is from the collection at the blog, 'Love the Liberry"

I have murdered the dreams of a child

Kid (about 7): Do you have a book about dragons?

Me: I think so, let's look over here. (I take him to the J398s--fairy tales and myths)

Kid: No, I mean like the ones with fossils.

Me: Oh, sorry, do you mean dinosaurs? Or like, Komodo dragons? Lizards?

Kid: No, the ones that attacked the kingdoms...?

Me: ...you mean the ones that fly?

Kid: Yeah.

Me: OH, um. Well. They haven't, um, found any fossils of those. There are just legends of them. Um.

Kid: So does that mean there aren't any books on them?


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What is happiness, and how can we all get some?

Matthieu Ricard says: We can train our minds in habits of happiness.

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The Time Management Fairy




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The Seven habits of Highly effective families

by Stephen R. Covey, Sandra M. Covey

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