Sunday, July 30, 2006


"Thou shalt not make change from the collection plate." Saw that quote in today's Parade Magazine.

The thought of a guy putting in a twenty, and then taking out a ten and a five strikes my funny bone. But my question is, DID YOU NOT KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO CHURCH THIS MORNING??

"Omigod! Somebody dressed me in a black suit, a white shirt, and an awful tie and stuck me in this pew! And all I have is a twenty. Oh, well, I'll just remove the bills from the two families sitting next to me and hope they don't notice. But in case they do, I'll put in my twenty afterwards quite noisily."

Saturday, July 29, 2006

a REALLY dumb pun

Q. How do dogs listen to music?

A. On their I-pawed.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

be a hero - volunteer

"Be a hero - volunteer." That's how the public service advertisement began on the television. It was for a good cause - I don't recall which. Volunteering is a very good thing - I have over 500 hours volunteering for local schools. I never thought of my volunteerism as very heroic, though. I hardly ever risked my life or anything. After all, isn't that what heroism means?

Friday, July 14, 2006

a moot point

What is the meaning of the expression "a moot point"?

A) A point that is debatable.
B) A point for which further debate is pointless.
C) A point about which one cannot speak.

You picked B, didn't you? Oddly, the answer is A. states that moot is something that is subject to debate; arguable.

It doesn't mean C, something about which you cannot speak. A person who cannot speak is said to be mute, an entirely different concept. But some use the words interchangeably.

If you are one of them, consult a dictionary.