blind dates

MORE THAN FIFTEEN WAYS TO GET RID OF BLIND DATES (and other social catastrophes) 1. At dinner, guard your plate with fork and steak knife, so as to give the impression that you’ll stab anyone, including the waiter, who reaches for it. 2. Collect the salt shakers from all of … Continue reading

Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Women

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Women (and What They Really Mean) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10. I think of you as a brother. (You remind me of that inbred banjo-playing geek in “Deliverance”) 9. There’s a slight difference in our ages. (You are a jurassic geezer.) 8. I’m not attracted to … Continue reading

How to be a Cool Asian

Wear clothes of two colors: your choice of black or white. Own an alphanumeric pager with a built in answering machine. Own a cellular phone. Have only Asian friends. Speak only in Asian languages. Dress as though you’re headed for a party when you’re actually going to class. If you’re … Continue reading

Husband and wife finally hear the great news: They aren’t dead

From: Houston Chronicle Date: Monday, Feb. 19, 1996 Title: Husband and wife finally hear the great news: They aren’t dead In a series of bizarre circumstances and incredible coincidences, a south-east Harris County woman was told her husband was dead only to have him walk into the hospital waiting room … Continue reading

Dating “Don’ts” For Guys

There are LOTS of ways to ruin a date. Here are a few things NOT to say on a date… “Nice outfit. Is that a wonder-bra?” “I really don’t like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to use this 2-for-1 coupon before it expired.” “No wine for me tonight. … Continue reading

100 Zany Ways To Phone In A Pizza Order

If using a touch-tone, press random numbers while ordering. Ask the person taking the order to stop doing that. Make up a charge-card name. Ask if they accept it. Use CB lingo where applicable. Order a Big Mac Extra Value Meal. Terminate the call with, “Remember, we never had this … Continue reading

Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Men

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Men >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10. I think of you as a sister. 9. There’s a slight difference in our ages. 8. I’m not attracted to you in ‘that’ way. 7. My life is too complicated right now. 6. I’ve got a girlfriend. 5. I don’t … Continue reading

Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students

It doesn’t bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street. I’d be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article. My work has a lot of practical importance. I would never date an undergraduate. Your latest article was so inspiring. I turned down a lot … Continue reading

letter from school

Dear Mother and Dad: It has now been three months since I left for college. I have been remiss in writing this and I am very sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before. I will bring you up to date now, but before you read on, please sit … Continue reading

a brief survey of history (well, parts of this are funny)

WHAT HAPPENED TODAY IN HISTORY? (Inaccurately compiled by:) The JOKEMASTER (Solely irresponsible for inaccuracies) Events —— 732 – The invention of water. 733 – The discovery of water pollution. 1263 – A Hawaiian man, Paiilowmonoii, was the first to discover that man does not survive a leap into an active … Continue reading

Hacking the Jargon Jungle

Hacking Through the Jargon Jungle When I went to college in the 1980’s, I heard a lot of words like “data input” and “beta version.” They confused me. I wanted desperately to know what people were talking about, what Big Secret resided in the computer industry. Now that I’ve worked … Continue reading

Government Contracting Definitions

CONTRACTOR — A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal. BID OPENING — A poker game in which the losing hand wins. BID — A wild guess carried out to two decimal places. LOW BIDDER — A contractor who is wondering what he left out of his bid. … Continue reading

Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Women (and what they actually mean…)

I think of you as a brother. (You remind me of that inbred banjo-playing geek in “Deliverance.”) There’s a slight difference in our ages. (I don’t want to do my dad) I’m not attracted to you in ‘that’ way. (You are the ugliest dork I’ve ever laid eyes upon.) My … Continue reading

Why Mozart lost the job

Why Mozart Lost the Job Dear Dean X: I write in response to your suggestion of an appointment to our faculty for a Mr. W. A. Mozart, currently of Vienna, Austria. While the Music Department appreciates your interest, faculty are sensitive about their prerogatives in the selection of new colleagues. … Continue reading

Aplication to be Ill

APLICATION TO BE ILL (Self – certified) ————————————— This form must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the date upon which you want the illness to commence ———————————————————————- Name:…………………………………………………… Department:……………………………………………… Salary no.:……………………………………………… DATE UPON YOU WHICH YOU WISH ILLNESS TO COMMENCE!:……………

Top Ten Signs Your New Governor is Nuts

Changes name of capital to “Funkytown.” To prove he’s tough on crime he has himself executed. Calls an emergency staff meeting and declares war on Nebraska. If left alone, will eat every document on his desk. Won’t return phone call of the best damn mayor of the best damn city … Continue reading