Indigo Insights

Saturday, July 10, 2004

>^..^< Happy One Week Anniversary and Congratulations to Obnoxious Droppings, hosted by the Grouchy Old Cripple of Winston-Salem!!

>^..^< Kevin's back.

>^..^< Sandwiched in between the local political updates, Chuck at redneckin has a poignant current tale about Uncle NoPass, my personal favorite character in the Chuck Tales.

>^..^< As to Ted Rall (and who doesn't have an opinion?), Baldilocks thinks he's addicted to hate. "He’s smoking it, snorting it, shooting it up." Read it all here, then follow the Michelle Malkin link for additional input and links. Oh - and don't miss the T-shirts!

>^..^< For an explanation of Kerry's Health Plan, check out Greene Thoughts.

>^..^< Goodbye again to Rachel Lucas. She departs this time leaving 1,434,878 visitors. Thanks to Serenity for the heads-up letter.

>^..^< For some really clueless book reviews, see this at Bubba's. The Gone With the Wind review was outstanding for being both clueless and classless.

>^..^< "If you don't approve of Gays & Lesbians, don't marry one!"


An elderly lady phoned her telephone company to report that her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions when it did ring, her pet dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile elderly lady.

He climbed a nearby telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house.

Inside the house, the phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly and the telephone began to ring.

Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found the following:

1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire via a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the phone number was called.

4. After a couple of such jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate on himself and the ground.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.