Jonh

  1. A simple message

  2. Who's up for a treasure hunt?

    From W. E. Johns' Biggles Flies West

    'Now then! Here we are, ' murmured Biggles, drawing a rough oval on the map with a lead pencil. 'Here is Providence, the island Dick's father and Deutch saw when they were in the open boat, but on which they could not effect a landing. Instead, they drifted away to the south-west, like this' - Biggles followed a south-westerly course with his pencil - 'and here we come to a whole lot of little islands. As you can see, most of them are such mere specks ...
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  3. My dog is an awesome dog

    He has his moments of pure playfulness, canine goofiness, and inexhaustible energy, and then he has these moments of lucid intelligence that just astound me. My daughter and I were eating ice cream at the dinner table, and the dog was standing motionless on the floor staring (I knew it without looking) at me. He's in the habit of waiting like a zopilote for a morsel of food to fall. We resist the urge to satisfy his craving, but there are just enough accidental crumbs to maintain positive conditioning. ...
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  4. Father in law - divorced again

    My wife got a call from the grapevine the other day informing her that her father was divorced again.

    Her aunt (her dad's sister) didn't have enough time to fill in the details, so we were left hanging for a few days. Being a dedicated component of the grapevine, my wife texted her half-sister downstate, who replied, "Queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?"

    As the details trickled in, it became apparent that a relative had seen him on the street, asked how he was doing, ...
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  5. Johann Gutenburg never had these problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I recently bought a Sony Touch e-reader. It's a very nicely designed unit, crafted in flat black metal for a masculine, testosterone-laden feel. It's simple, it works well.

    However, I've had two failures in less than a month. Both happened when I was recharging it. Oh, by the way, Sony doesn't think you'd ever want to plug it into a wall outlet to recharge it so they didn't include a wall charger. But one is available online for $30 plus shipping. Gee, thanks Sony. The unit
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