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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, November 29, 2006 Issue Number 197

1. Happy Electronic Greetings Day
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Happy Electronic Greetings Day

Yes, apparently today is Electronic Greetings Day. Now I’m
the last guy who want to be a party pooper and rain on anyone’s
special day, but allow me to do so anyways, by suggesting
that Electronic Greetings day be used to remind ourselves of
the importance of face-to-face, personal communication.

As well, we need to remember that the written word does not smile,
so it’s also a good day to remind ourselves of how easy it is
for miscommunication to happen via e-mail, especially when
trying to be funny, and doubly so when using sarcasm!

So today, by all means, take the time to send a greeting
to someone. Just do it the old old-fashioned way. By cell phone.
(Okay, I’m kidding. But see how I had to tell you I was
kidding. . .because the written word does not smile. . .yet I
am sitting here smiling right now. . .honest.)
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Speaking of e-mail and e-humour, one of the most popular forms
of humor in the workplace are of course those goofy e-mails
people forward onto to everyone and their dog. Some of the
messages can be hilarious, but I know of many a worker who
complains that they are already so overwhelmed with e-mails that
the last thing they want is more messages, even if they are fun
ones. So if you want to make sure you’re actually adding to the
fun quotient, take the time to check with recipients you might
be unsure of. Some companies even create separate “humor”
mailing distribution lists so folks have the option of being
included (or not) on the wacky e-mail forwarded messages.
3. Quote of the Week

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts people
in a higher state of evolution is that they got their laugh on
the right end.” Max Eastman
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

British comedian Tim Vine got into the Guinness Book a World
Records for telling the highest number of jokes in an hour.
Vine managed to reel off 499 one-liners, which works out to 8.3
jokes per minute! (And I can’t even remember the one I heard
yesterday . . .) Happy Hump Day Everyone. Keep laughing. =================================================================
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006
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