Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, May 07, 2007

5/7 - Test - Talk - and Jazz

Monday, May 07, 2007

Well, my biology test went only fairly good. I pulled a passing
grade, enough to get paid by my company (I hope!). But, I need to
get into studying a bit more come this fall. I think 7 years
without going to school has softened me up!

The boys are doing well. #1 and #2 went to EFY with me on
Saturday. Both speakers were very funny and motivational. The
first talked about how being tall growing up was hard. Her best
comeback to someone in the airport saying, “Gee, you’re tall. I’ll
bet you play basketball” was, “Gee, you’re short. You must play
miniature golf.”

We also got to hear from a local semi-celebrity, John Bytheway. I
mentioned him here. He was really good speaker too, and I think
the boys and I came away trying to be better people, yet again...

Anyway, half time is about over in the Jazz game. Gotta run!

Enjoy Today’s Jokes!

Deadly Handsome Men

Children See Children Do

What to wear when your wife asks you to do something


"It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command
forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In
fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these
editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the
start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly,
I'm readily willing to yield my command to these obviously
superior intellects, and I'll, in turn, do my best for the Cause
by writing editorials - after the fact."
~Robert E. Lee, 1863


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that
goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two
"wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy,
sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is
Good . It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness,
benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his
grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


*Rules for Writers*

1. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
6. Be more or less specific.
8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually)
9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Don't use no double negatives.
12. Proffer carefully to see if you any words out.
~Debi S

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