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Keep in Mind...

Jim Henson (1936)
Nia Vardalos (1962)
Phil Hartman (1948)
Kevin Sorbo (1958)
Linda McCartney (1941)
Gerry Marsden (1942)
Gordon Clapp (1948)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)
"Whenever you feel like criticising anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Laugh a Little

A very wealthy man, old and desperately ill, summons to his bedside his three closest advisors: his doctor, his priest, and his lawyer. "I know," he says, "they say 'you can't take it with you.' But who knows? Suppose they're mistaken. I'd like to have something with me, just in case. So I am giving each of you an envelope containing one hundred thousand dollars and I would be grateful if at my funeral you would put the envelopes in my coffin, so that if it turns out that it's useful, I'll have something."
They each agree to carry out his wish.

áSure enough, after just a few weeks, the old man passes away. At his funeral, each of the three advisors is seen slipping something into the coffin. After the burial, as the three are walking away together, the doctor turns to the other two and says, "Friends, I have a confession to make. As you know, at the hospital we are desperate because of the cutbacks in funding. Our CAT SCAN machine broke down and we haven't be able to get a new one. So, I took $20,000 of our friend's money for a new CAT SCAN and put the rest in the coffin as he asked."

At this the priest says, "I, too have a confession to make. As you know, our church is simply overwhelmed by the problem of the homeless. The needs keep increasing and we have nowhere to turn. So I took $50,000 from the envelope for our homeless fund and put the rest in the coffin as our friend requested."

Fixing the other two in his gaze, the lawyer says "I am astonished and deeply disappointed that you would treat so casually our solemn undertaking to our friend. I want you to know that I placed in his coffin my personal check for the full one hundred thousand dollars."

People born today were probably conceived on New Year's Eve.

September 24th In Pop Culture History

1789 - The United State's Post Office was formed.

Stock market panic due to crashing gold prices caused by an attempt to corner the market by Gould and Fisk in 1869.

1948 - The Honda Motor Company was founded in Japan.

1954 - Tonight Show premiered on NBC, hosted by Steve Allan.

1957 - MLB's Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1964 - The Munsters premiered on CBS.

1968 - 60 Minutes debuted on CBS.

1977 - The Love Boat premiered on ABC.

The Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy) debuted with Star Wars in 1992.

 

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