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Is It All Geek to You?

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Do you have a computer geek in your life? Many of my readers know that my summers are spent working at IT Service Desk on campus, "improving life ... one computer at a time." (my motto, not theirs) This Friday ends my summer at IT and that is bittersweet — I really enjoy my work as a tech helping people, but I'm also eager to get back in the classroom.

Even though I like to express my inner geek, I have to admit that there are many aspects of computers that I don't understand and I'm not as geeky as some. To test your level of geekdom (if that's not a word, it should be), see how much of the humor in today's iv is funny to you.

You've heard it said that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well, I must admit that I am a digital packrat. (Attribution for the cartoon, unknown at the time of publication, is in the comments section.)

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And you are the beneficiaries of my digital packrattiness ... Exhibit A: today's post. 🙂

When people ask me questions about Microsoft Word, I can honestly plead ignorance. I avoid using that program like the plague — it drives me crazy! So when I find humor poking fun at Word, I automatically love it.
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Dog Owner Look Alikes

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My last post highlighted some bizarre things from the newpaper. The picture on the right could have gone in that post, but it seemed like the perfect way to start off today's post. Which one is the dog and which one is the owner in that picture?! Have you ever noticed how much dogs and their owners resemble each other? It's as amazing as it is amusing.

One of my long-time readers asked about some pictures that used to be in my funny pictures archive, no longer necessary with the blog. I'll post them today so that they become part of the blog archives. I'll look through that folder to see what else I need to put on the blog soon. 🙂

Here are six sets of pictures that do a better job than the newspaper article above did.

#1 picture of dog-owner lookalikes

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Attention Grabbers

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We live in an increasingly distracting world. Public speakers find that "attention grabbers" are useful and at times even necessary in getting their audiences to focus. Newspapers have to do this with headlines. Today I'm posting some headlines that grab the attention for one reason or another. I suspect that some of them were more arresting than the person writing them had hoped for, like the one on the right.

Here's one from this summer that makes you wonder if they understand what a tie is.

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Even an elementary school student could catch the typo in this one, if he or she has learned the ditty "Capital M, I S S, I S S...."

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Por Favor or Poor Favor?

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Hi! It's that time of the year again, and I need a small favor. I ask this only since we're friends, and not just on Facebook. We're going away on vacation and need someone to drop by to water our plants while we're gone. The plants are mostly geraniums and begonias. They're so pretty right now, and we don't want them to die while we're gone.

If it's not too much trouble, in this hot weather the ones in pots will probably need to be watered every day.

We'll be gone for only a week. Below is a picture for your reference of this year's plantings.
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Doctor, Doctor!

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Surgery was postponed. The first doctor who read the MRI thought Nora needed surgery. This morning the spine doctor wanted to try treating it with a steroid epidural and very strong pain meds first to give the ruptured disc the opportunity to heal on its own. She had the treatment this morning and is now resting. She may need to go back Monday for another treatment if this one was not enough. She was somewhat disappointed because she wanted the pain to be gone right away, but we are taking this step as from the Lord and praying that it might be enough without the surgery. Thanks so much for all your prayers and well wishes!

Today's post is a series of "doctor, doctor...." jokes.

Doctor, doctor, there's a lettuce leaf growing out my ear.
Hmmmm, I'm afraid that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Doctor, doctor, I have a strawberry growing out of my head.
Don't worry. I'll give you some cream to put on it.

Doctor, doctor, I can't stop singing the "Green, Green Grass of Home."
Sounds like you have Tom Jones syndrome.
Is it common?
It's not unusual.
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