Thought For The OPEN Mind - Humor From American Culture!
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Woman: He's very successful. I'm sure he's a millionaire by now, and he's only 26. He never even graduated from college. Girl*: I'm soooooo jealous. I wish I didn't have an education. *UNC Student
Every morning during our coffee break, my co-workers and I listened to the culinary disasters of a newlywed colleague. We then tried to share some helpful hints and recipes. One day she asked us for step-by-step instructions on cooking sweet potatoes, one of her husband's favorites. "I've finally been able to make them sweet," she said, "but how do you make them orange?"
"Doctor, can you help me? Every time I sit down I see visions of Mickey Mouse and Pluto, and then when stand up I see Donald Duck!" "I see. Tell me, how long have you been suffering these DISNEY spells?" =============== A few years ago, I addressed a gathering of sports executives from allaround the globe. Afterwards, I was able to interact informally withseveral of them, and for some, it was the first time they had the freedomto attend such a conference. I recall in particular what was shared by adelegate from the former East Germany. Naturally I raised the subject ofthat country's radical transformation with the dismantling of the BerlinWall, and asked him how the citizens were coping with this historic change. He spoke of a deep sense of betrayal, saying "We have been lied to. They lied to us about the past, the present, and the future. " For those of us that live in another part of the world, we realize thatsuch terrible experiments have exacted an inestimable cost in human lifeand suffering. Those of us with the great privilege of liberty can onlyshake our heads in sorrow for those who have paid the awful price of suchexperimentation. But let us pause for a moment. What about us? To what lies have we beensubjected? On every side I see the neon glare of billboards, promisingthat happiness lies in the next car or house. The glowing square box thatillumines our homes for hours each day promises a world of fantasy—from thelascivious to the lewd—if we will just stay tuned. Politicians promisethat technology and communication will lead to better understanding andultimately, peace. Lawmakers promise that innovative legislation willeradicate racial tensions and crime. Now we are promised that if we wouldonly get God out of education and remove the Creator from the scheme ofthings we will all be better for it. But the duplicity that has emerged from our leaders has left a generationof young people apathetic, cynical, and even fearful. During a surveyconducted a few years ago, Canadian teenagers were asked the question,"What do you wish for most in your life?" The number-one answer was"Somebody we can trust. " It seems that truth has become an endangered species with no guarantee ofprotection. As the years of our lives pass and the wonder and fantasy ofyouth wane, the ever-increasing demand of the mind is for the true. Aristotle was right when he opined that all philosophy begins with wonder;but the journey, may I suggest, can only progress through truth. Jesussaid it succinctly—“everything earthly will pass away”—but His truth willabide forever. Do you know Him, the quintessential combination of wonderand truth? Ravi Zacharias A Slice of Infinity is a daily radio program aimed at reaching intothe culture with words of challenge, words of truth, and words of hope.A Slice of Infinity transcripts are also available on the Internet.If you know of others who would enjoy receiving A Slice of Infinity intheir email box each day, tell them they can sign up on our Web site athttp://www.sliceofinfinity.org. ===============Please note: If you see a UNC student or a liberal reading 'Thought & Humor', please explain to them which is thought & which is humor. They always get it backwards.......=============== *1938: First Successful Xerox Copy MadeChester Floyd Carlson, although trained as a physicist, was workingin the patent department of an electronics company during theDepression. Frustrated by the difficulty of getting copies of patentdrawings, he spent his spare time developing an electronic dry-copying process. On October 21, 1938 he made his first successfulcopy using the process, which he called "xerography", meaning "drywriting". It wasn't until 1959 that the Xerox Corporation introduceda machine based on his invention. Now known simply as photocopying,Carlson's process is a universal element of office life.
A LIST OF VERY SHORT BOOKS 1) A Guide to Arab Democracies 2) A Journey through the Mind of Dennis Rodman 3) Bill Clinton's Guide to Honest Politics 4) Career Opportunities for English Majors 5) Different Ways to Spell "Bob" 8) Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches 9) The collected sayings of Harpo Marx10) Everything Men Know About Women11) French Canadian Hospitality12) Bob Dole: The Wild Years14) Mike Tyson's Guide to Dating Etiquette15) The Amish Phone Book =============== *If your woman isn't faithful, you're not alone.Don't forget that even Popeye was two-timed byOlive Oyl (in almost every episode, in fact!)
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