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Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Shar Kida, Nov 15, 1999.

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  1. Shar Kida

    Shar Kida Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 1999
    For the Slackers

    Prison vs Work

    In Prison ... you spend the majority of your time in an 8 x 10 cell.
    At work ... you spend most of your time in a 6 x 8 cubicle.

    In prison ... you get three meals a day (free).
    At work ... you only get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it yourself.

    In prison ... you get time off for good behaviour.
    At work ... you get rewarded for good behaviour with more work.

    In prison ... a guard locks and unlocks the doors for you.
    At work ... you must carry around a security card and unlock and open all the doors yourself.

    In prison ... you can watch television and play games.
    At work ... you can get fired for watching television and playing games.

    In prison ... you get your own toilet.
    At work ... you have to share.

    In prison ... they allow your family and friends to visit.
    At work ... you cannot even speak to your family and friends.

    In prison ... all expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work at all.
    At work ... you get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for the prisoners.

    In prison ... you spend most of your life looking through the bars from the inside wanting to get out.
    At work ... you spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside bars.
  2. Silencer-7

    Silencer-7 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 25, 1999
    Okay, so a man and a woman are sitting next to each other on a private jet.

    The man is puffing on this gargantuan cigar. Big black clouds of smoke are billowing around the passenger compartment.

    The woman has this small poodle on her lap, which is yipping away. Every time the dog yips, the man shudders.

    The woman, is coughing and coughing, and giving the man the evil eye.

    The man is staring at the dog, and thinking evil thoughts.

    Finally with frustration, the man grabs the dog, opens the window, and tosses the dog out the window. The dog dissapears in the wind.

    The woman shrieks in horror "What the hell did you do that for?"

    "I couldn't stand that awful noise your dog was making. I had to do SOMETHING."

    The woman grabs the man's cigar and tosses it out the window.

    The man growls "DAMN! Why did you do that?"

    "Your cigar was making me cough. I just had to get rid of it."

    The man and the woman settle down. A few hours later, the man glances out the window, and he sees the woman's dog sitting on the wing of the plane. The man stares at the dog, and asks to the woman "What in the hell is in that dog's mouth?!"

    Well? What was in the dog's mouth?

    (and if you HAVE heard this joke, lemme give the punchline)
  3. one-fan

    one-fan Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 18, 1999
    Chicken Soup for the Alcoholic in all of Us:
    I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they
    wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're
    going to feel all day.
    --Frank Sinatra

    The problem with some people is that when they aren't
    drunk, they're sober.
    --William Butler Yeats

    An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to
    spend time with his fools.
    --Ernest Hemingway

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That
    will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
    --Ernest Hemingway

    Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time.
    --Catherine Zandonella

    Reality is an illusion that occurs due to lack of

    A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the
    decency to thank her.
    --W.C. Fields

    What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my
    --W.C. Fields

    When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up
    --Henny Youngman

    Life is a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so
    get wasted all of the time and have the time of your
    --Michelle Mastrolacasa

    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a
    frontal lobotomy
    --Tom Waits

    24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
    --Stephen Wright

    When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we
    fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
    When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let's
    all get drunk and go to heaven!
    --Brian O'Rourke

    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and
    an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a
    football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the
    very least you need a beer.
    --Frank Zappa

    Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol
    than alcohol has taken out of me.
    --Winston Churchill

    Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be
    --Benjamin Franklin

    If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking
    beer, I bet it makes the beer shoot out your nose.
    --Deep Thoughts, Jack Handy

    Without question, the greatest invention in the
    history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the
    wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
    not go nearly as well with pizza.
    --Dave Barry

    The problem with the world is that
    everyone is a few drinks behind.
    --Humphrey Bogart

    Why is American beer served cold? So you can
    distinguish it from urine.
    --David Moulton

    Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the
    --Kaiser Wilhelm

    I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of
    sweet, tasty beer.
    --Homer Simpson

    Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as
    hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no
    way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
    --Dave Barry

    All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like
    me - so let's just do this and I'll get back to
    killing you with beer.
    --Homer Simpson
  4. Silencer-7

    Silencer-7 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 25, 1999

  5. Silencer-7

    Silencer-7 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 25, 1999
    Doesn't anybody get it?
  6. Darth Dyda

    Darth Dyda Jedi Youngling

    Mar 31, 1999
    guess not
  7. Chyren

    Chyren Manager Emeritus star 5

    Sep 30, 1998
  8. Shar Kida

    Shar Kida Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 1999

    Behind ... again. Here is the start of catching up.

    A man was walking along a California beach and was in deep prayer to the Lord: "Lord, You keep hinting to me that You are about to answer my prayers. That is what I am asking You for right now. Please acknowledge my prayer by giving me a confirmation that You are listening to me.

    Suddenly the sky clouded up over his head and the Lord in a booming voice spoke to him: "I have searched your heart and determined it to be pure. The last time I issued a blank prayer request it was to Solomon. He did not disappoint me. I think I can trust that you will not disappoint me either. Because you have been faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one blessing you ask.

    The man sat and thought about it. After a while he said: "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I am deathly afraid of flying and I get very seasick on boats. Could You build a bridge to Hawaii, so I can drive over there to visit whenever I want?"

    The Lord laughed and said: "That is impossible! Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete, how much steel! Your request is very materialistic, a little disappointing. I could do it, but it is hard for Me to justify your craving for wordly things. Take a little more time and think of another blessing, a blessing you think would honour and glorify Me as well."

    The man thought, and thought, and tried to come up with a really good blessing. Finally he said: "Lord, my wife always tells me that I do not care and that I am insensitive. So I pray that I could understand women ... I want to know how she feels inside and what she is thinking when she gives me the silent treatment ... I want to know why she is always crying ... I want to know what she really means when she says nothing ... I want to know how to make her truly happy. That is the blessing that I want, Lord."

    A few moments. Then: "You want two lanes or four on that bridge?"
  9. Shar Kida

    Shar Kida Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 1999
    Dilbert's Words of Wisdom

    I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day ... tomorrow is not looking good either.

    I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.

    Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

    Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.

    Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he is not there the first time, chances are you will not be needing him again.

    I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.

    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

    My reality cheque bounced.

    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier.

    You are slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
  10. Go-Get Beer

    Go-Get Beer Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 11, 2000
    This definately falls into the humorous observation category:
    While on my way to work today I realized one weird thing about the next Polish presidential election. The campaign starts now and one of the candidates, the leader of 'Solidarnosc' (the workers' union, which became a party, what a ridiculous idea), is called Marian Krzaklewski (MARR-yan kshak-LEV-sky). A lot of people in Poland shorten his name in casual conversation to just the first syllable (Krzak). This has become his unofficial nickname. When someone talks politics and mentions 'Krzak' everyone knows he means that guy. And now the funny part: 'krzak' is Polish for 'bush'. Kind of gets you thinking, doesn't it?
  11. Shar Kida

    Shar Kida Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 1999
    Dilbert's Laws:
    [for all those American JC'ers who are at work today ...]

    A pat on the back is only a few centimetres from a kick in the butt.

    Don't be irreplaceable -- if you cannot be replaced, you cannot be promoted.

    After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.

    The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.

    You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

    Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

    When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.

    If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.

    There will always be beer cans rolling on the floor of your car when the boss asks for a ride home from the office.

    Everything can be filed under "Miscellaneous".

    Never delay the ending of a meeting or the beginning of a cocktail hour.

    To err is human. To forgive is not our policy.

    Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it is not the work s/he is supposed to be doing.

    Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.

    If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.

    You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.

    People who go to conferences are the ones who should not.

    If it was not for the last minute, nothing would get done.

    At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.

    When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

    Following the rules will not get the job done.
    Corollory: Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.

    When confronted by a difficult problem you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"

    [and a special dedication to Fathead ...]
    The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong.
  12. Shar Kida

    Shar Kida Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 1999
    How the media would cover the Apocalypse.

    USA Today: WE'RE DEAD.

    The Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS.

    National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN?


    Microsoft Systems Journal: APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE.

    Victoria's Secret Catalog: OUR FINAL SALE

    Sports Illustrated: GAME OVER.



    Readers Digest: 'BYE.






    Microsoft's Web Site: If you didn't experience the rapture, =download software patch RAPT777.EXE.
  13. Kessel Runner

    Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 10, 1999
    These are excerpted from the SF Gate Morning Fix email: Dated yesterday.

    Crispy Chemical Kabobs
    McDonald's launches a rotating menu of new quasi-food items to boost
    sales, including the Sausage Breakfast Burrito, BBQ Bacon Crispy
    Chicken sandwich, Crispy Chicken McClub, Mighty Wings, Bacon Egg
    and Cheese Bagel, Arctic Orange Shake, Mysterious McRoadkill Wraps,
    Toxic McCarcinogens, Double McLard Sandwich, Cholesterol McBombs,
    and Cheese-Filled McGarbage Pie.

    Teetering Into Tragedy
    A woman whose car killed a junior high student after her 6" platform
    shoes -- all the rage among Japanese youth -- kept her from braking in
    time is being sued by the victim's parents.

    500 Megs Of Bad Acting
    Mirimax will begin an experiment that will make full-length features
    available for downloading over the Internet for a one-time, $3.95 viewing
    license, beginning with the 1999 bomb "Guinevere," starring Sarah Polley
    and Stephen Rea, which exactly 18 people saw in the first place and
    every single one of them except a sad divorcee from Florida really really
    hated it.

    Oh, and **UPPERS**
  14. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    Odd this thread.

    When we changed to snowboard, most posts lost some posts to them. This one didn't.

    Where's version two of this thread that Kids made?
  15. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS. LOL! Can I add that to my sig?

    Anyway: Prostitutes appeal to Pope
    Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
    Enraged Cow Injures Farmer With Axe
  16. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    It's still here!? Ace!!!!
  17. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    And here still. :)
  18. GrandMoffTarkin

    GrandMoffTarkin Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 22, 2001
    These are legitimate statements made by those involved in car accidents:

    Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I didn't have.

    I thought my window was down, but found it was up when I put my hand through it.

    I collided with a stationary lorry coming the other way.

    A van backed through my windscreen and into my wife's face.

    A pedestrian hit me and went undewr my car.

    He was all over the road, and I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.

    In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.

    I had been driving my car for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel.

    My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.

    An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.

    I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat I found that I had a fractured skull.

    The pedestrian had no idea which way to go so I ran over him.

    The indirect cause of the accident was the little chap in a small car with a moustache.

    The telephone pole was approaching fast and I was attempting to swereve out of its path when it struck my front.
  19. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 23, 2000
    I'm glad this is here. I really miss it. :)
  20. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    Might miss it more if it gets locked and deleted.
  21. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 23, 2000
    Links to later versions, since Shar Kida suggested it:

    [link=]v 2.0[/link]
    [link=]v 3.0[/link]
    [link=]v 4.0[/link]
  22. amhlair

    amhlair Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 14, 2000
  23. audio_karate

    audio_karate Jedi Master star 3

    Jul 23, 2001
    A charming thread with an expansive history, it seems.

    A thousand sunsets for posting a link to The Virtual Community, Val (Neuville [face_love]).
  24. mac-nut

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 14, 2001
    OMG :eek: :eek: :eek:

    someone dug up this old fossil. :D :D :D
  25. audio_karate

    audio_karate Jedi Master star 3

    Jul 23, 2001
    For, courtesy of Charles Baudelaire:

    One must always be drunk. That's it; the only question. So as not to feel the hideous weight of Time breaking your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, one must be drunk without rest.
    On what? On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you please. But get drunk.
    And if sometimes, on the steps of the palace, on the green grass of a ditch, in the gloomy solitude of your room, you wake--your drunkenness already ebbing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star; the bird, the clock, ask everything that sings, everything that speaks, ask what time it is; and the wind, wave, star, bird, clock will tell you, "It's time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, get drunk; get drunk without ceasing! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you choose."

    Don't hum your life away,
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