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Sorry... I meant Tinman
 
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He was so dumb...............

He went to buy some camouflage pants the other day but couldn't find any.
 
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disguise yourself as a starbuck's.

ok, "arnie". but how do i get the picture on the web? i tried opening a location in navigator or composer, but that didn't work. do i have to upload it onto my webpage and then?
 
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a squirrel suicide. it's by an artist, he also did a meteor hitting the pope.

i think he calls "this bibidibobidiboo", or something. no way out.

thanks "arnie"I
 
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I heard a good one today: "She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer!"
 
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"She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer!"
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So, she's a forking idiot?
 
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Asa, do you perhaps have a new girlfriend -- leading to your particular in interests in drawers and spooning?
 
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Asa, do you perhaps have a new girlfriend -- leading to your particular in interests in
drawers and spooning?
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Well, I do have someone who's new to me, but she's not really new. At our ages, we're pretty well used. Now, before I discuss the spoon position, I feel we should table this matter. And, no, Shufitz, she's of slender figure - her cup(s) do not "runneth over." eek
 
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MEN! Gotta love 'em, but they can be so annoying! big grin
 
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Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack to dumber than....how about a little song by Trisha Yearwood..."She's in Love With the Boy"

Her daddy says, "he ain't worth a lick
When it came to brains, he got the short end of the stick"
 
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All foam, no beer.

As smart as bait.

A few clowns short of a circus.

The wheel's spinning but the hamster's dead.

When they were passing out brains, he thought they said trains, and said he would pass. big grin
 
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a defendant on Judge Judy. or the plaintiff.
 
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Not the brightest crayon in the box.

A few feathers short of a whole duck.

He fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.
 
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He couldn't cut soft butter with a hot knife!

He couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag.

He has his solar panels on the north side.

He doesn't have both oars in the water.

A few beers short of a six-pack.

The cheese slid off her cracker.

Body by Fisher, brains by Mattel.
 
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Often our local board of education is as dumb as a piece of wood, and makes a real
ash of itself.
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The whole board, or just a splinter group?

Asa, whose girlfriend's daughter took her training bra back because she couldn't teach it to do anything. eek
 
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A fire that just doesn't glow.

An intellect rivaled only by garden tools.

Chimney's clogged.

Doesn't have all his dogs on one leash.

Forgot to pay his brain bill.

Her sewing machine's out of thread.


And........in honor of today's word for the day from Wordcrafter......

His belt doesn't go through all the loops.


 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by arnie:
wfc,

+ First, find your picture on the Web.+


You should NEVER direct link to images on someone else's server, unless YOU are willing to pay for their hosting fees since this eats up bandwidth, which the person has to pay for every time you direct link to an image on their server. Also notice your direct link did not work.

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True, Pam. And there's a further reason, for your own sake.

If you link directly to their site, then your link won't work it they later change their site. For example, many sites for published syndicated cartoons show only the last month's worth or so. Once that month has passed, your link to it will no longer work.

The solution is to copy the image you want onto a site of your own, or in which you participate -- and msn community, for example -- and then post in wordcraft a link to that copy.

PS: Welcome, Pam!
 
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People should also ASK for permission before taking images also... copyrights do apply to the web. The image that arnie was linking to is copyrighted...

Wordnerd, thank you for the welcome.

Pam
 
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The solution is to __copy the image you want onto a site of your own,__ or in which you participate -- and msn community, for example -- and then post in wordcraft a link to that copy.



True, but if someone copied images from my website in that way without asking me first and I found out about it I'd be quite annoyed. If I were asked first I'd give permission providing a copyright notice was included. Common sense and common curtesy suggest that permission should be sought - and if they don't then protecting yourself from potential legal action should.

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He's been taking Brain Be Gone pills
 
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As dumb as rocks...

Welcome, Pam!

Pam and BobHale, interesting points. While I am not a lawyer, I would love to know more about rights on the web. People link to sites all the time. On another site someone linked to a picture of me that was part of my university's website; that made me uneasy. eek
 
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He's been taking Brain Be Gone pills


Was that referring to me ? If so I'd appreciate a little further clarification of your exact point please so that I can refute it.
If not then maybe you could clarify the question of who you believe has been taking these 'Brain Be Gone' pills.

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Was that referring to me ?
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No, Bob, I was just trying to post something pertinent to the original thread! I guess I should have mentioned that!

Asa, practicing "accidental yoga." That's the position wherein one places both feet in his mouth.
 
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Dumber than...

...someone who has forgotten the original thread !

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Asa notes, "position wherein one places both feet in his mouth".

That is technically referred to (no doubt) as dontopedalogy. big grin

(P.S. I'm not making this up. I think Prince Phillip coined the term, from dont-=teeth and pedal=foot.).
 
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Checking about Prince Phillip, I quote archives of theNetzone - The UK's Online Newspaper. The full text is about 5/6 of the way down in that link.

dontopedalogy (skill at putting their foot in their mouth, coined, unsurprisingly, by Prince Philip):
'Sustainable growth is growth that is sustainable.' - John Major.
'If I could just correct one fact . . .' - John Prescott.
'I wasn't lucky. I deserved it.' - Lady Thatcher winning a painting contest. Age 7.
'I don't make predictions. I never have and I never will.' - Tony Blair.
'I don't call that much of a lunch.' - Enoch Powell's last words.
'If Europe stays still it will start going backwards.' - Paddy Ashdown.
'Unreconstructed wankers.' - Tony Blair's careful consideration of Scottish media.
 
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Asa notes, "position wherein one places both feet in his mouth".

That is technically referred to (no doubt) as _dontopedalogy._ big grin

(P.S. I'm not making this up. I think Prince Phillip coined the term, from _dont-_=teeth and _pedal_=foot.).


Both feet ?
Wouldn't that be duodontopedalogy ?

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What my granddaughter does when I change her diapers...............
 
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oth feet ?
Wouldn't that be duodontopedalogy ?
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Prince Phillip aside, if you don't like accidental yoga, I think the term should be oropedology, since toothless people can do it too!
 
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I think the term should be oropedology, since toothless people can do it too!
Which would no doubt include Morgan's granddaughter. smile
 
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Pam and BobHale, interesting points. While I am not a lawyer, I would love to know more about rights on the web. People link to sites all the time. On another site someone linked to a picture of me that was part of my university's website; that made me uneasy. eek


It is ok to link to another site, but what is not ok is direct linking to images found on another site so that they will show up on your web site. Basically the same copyright laws apply on the web as in real life.

You can go to http://www.benedict.com/ or http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/ to read up on the copyright laws.

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Thanks for the elucidation, Pam. Now, maybe you can join us with some word posts. We are quite proud of what we have created on this site! wink
 
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Pam, we quote newspapers all the time, both here and in conversation; surely that's not improper? And yet it would seem that you're calling it improper, assuming you would apply to newspapers the same comment you make as to images ["what is not ok is direct linking ...so that they will show up on your web site"].

My guess is that copyright law is not a simple matter, and that none of us are copyright lawyers. And I'd fear that undue stress on such matters -- unless it is 100% specific, clear and accurate -- will simply chill ordinary, proper discussion.
 
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Pam says, "The image that arnie was linking to is copyrighted."

PS: I do not see a copyright-notice symbol on that picture.
 
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I think the term should be oropedology, since toothless people can do it too!


Which would no doubt include Morgan's granddaughter. smile


NOPE! She has 2 teef...and she uses them on granny's fingers everytime I let my guard down! big grin
 
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Never fun for the breastfeeding mom, either! razz
 
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Never fun for the breastfeeding mom, either!
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Now, to tie this into the theme: Some years ago I knew a young mother who hired a teenage boy to babysit her four-year-old and her infant. Upon her returning home with my wife and me, the boy complained about how destructive her elder child was. "For example, he said, "he broke this new horn. When I squeeze it, there's no sound." We nearly died laughing at the kid trying to honk a breast pump!
 
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Oh, Asa! That is too funny! Yes, it's Morgan, up at 5:00 am, just can't sleep. So, I found a friend online and shared your story with her, and here is her reply:

"Sounds like my boys finding tampons with sticks and used them for a mike and two drumsticks to put on a show for my sister in law and me...they were really young...never let them forget it lol"

A show to remember, for sure! big grin
 
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Would be out of her depth in a mud puddle

Was left on the tilt-a-whirl too long as a baby

Room temperature IQ

Mind like a rubber bear trap

Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together

If brains were dynamite - he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose razz
 
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Texasisms:

If brains were leather, he wouldn't have enough to saddle a flea.

He has a hole in his screen door.

He couldn't hit the floor if he fell out of bed.

He can't ride a horse and chew tobacco at the same time.
 
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Too dumb to pull his head in before he shuts the window.

Too many yards between the goal posts.

Two hub caps short of a Buick.

It's hard to believe that he beat out half a billion other sperm! red face
 
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It's hard to believe that he beat out half a billion other sperm!
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You mean it couldn'ta been a rotten egg? roll eyes

Asa, filling his vehicle with water so he can have a carpool
 
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OK...keep in mind this came from my EX-husband....

The best of him washed out in the bedsheets! red face
 
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I found one stinkin' "dumber than" phrase that I wanted to post here, but I thought I'd better see if someone already had done so. Therefore, I perused this entire thread--which definitely has flight of ideas!

Dumb as a doorknob
 
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This isn't a "dumber than", but I thought it fit best here. From the newspaper today, a new term, at least for me: "No more of the 'I did what I thought was right at the time' rope-a-dope from Ryan...." Has anyone else heard that phrase before?
 
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"No more of the 'I did what I thought was right at the time' rope-a-dope from Ryan...." Has anyone else heard that phrase before?


"Rope-a-dope" was a boxing tactic Muhammad Ali used against George Foreman in a heavyweight championship match in Zaire in 1974 - the "Rumble in the Jungle"
Ali leaned against the ropes while Foreman pummeled him with all his might. Foreman thought he was hurting Ali, but Ali protected himself with his arms and gloves. All Foreman was doing was wearing himself out. In the eighth round Ali came to life, knocked Foreman out, and regained his heavyweight title. This tactic of suckering an opponent into exhausting himself and then closing in for the kill, became known as "rope-a-dope".

(http://www.top-biography.com/9118-Muhammad%20Ali/Rumblein.htm)

Although it has been twisted over the years, "rope-a-dope" retains the meaning of purposefully misleading the opposition. In Ali's case, it was a brilliant boxing tactic of feigning injury. The way it is used now often involves deviousness, chicanery, and out-and-out lying. In your quote above, it sounds like Ryan (whoever that is) would garner sympathy by feigning contrition over whatever outrageous thing he had done, then he would do it again. Am I right?

Here are some websites illustrating how "rope-a-dope" is being used:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=21200

http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/usa/maine/bdn-10.25.97.html

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Oh, Tinman, thank you! wink I would never have known that!
 
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Tinman, if you have some miracle method of finding such fine illustrative quotes, please let me know. That's the most difficult part of my job.

Thanks.
 
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