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Ways Uncle Andy Annoys People: Signal that a conversation is over by clamping his hands over his ears.

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Joe & Mike Adkins at night. Are you sure you saw my client commit this crime?" "Yes" says Sam, "I saw him do it." Then the lawyer asks Sam, "Sam listen, you are 80 years old and your eye sight probably is bad. Just how far can you see at night?" Sam says, "I can see the moon, how far is that?"

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LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

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The hired hand replied, "Not 'bunch' but 'herd'." "Heard what?" "Herd of buffalos."

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LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Uncle Andy goes into a restaurant and the waitress stops him. “Sorry sir, you need to wear a tie to enter.” So Uncle Andy goes back to his car and looks around, but there's no necktie to be found. So he takes his jumper cables, wraps them around his neck, ties a nice knot, and lets the ends dangle about. He goes back to the restaurant, where the waitress says, "Well, OK, you can come in... Just don't start anything." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


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LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

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Go Figure! A Mathematician, a Biologist and a Physicist are sitting in a street cafe watching people going in and coming out of the house on the other side of the street. First they see two people going into the house. Time passes.

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"I see," replied the father-in-law. "Well, then you'll work in the office and take charge of some of the operations."

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"I hate office work," said the son-in-law. "I can't stand being stuck behind a desk all day." "Wait a minute," said the father-in-law. "I just make you half-owner of a moneymaking organization, but you don't like factories and won't work in a office. What am I going to do with you?" "Easy," said the young man. "Buy me out."


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MARCH 2010


You Know youʼre getting older when... There's nothing left to learn the hard way.


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ner ............................0 You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar ..........................+1 Okay, it is a sports bar............................-2 And it's all-you-can-eat night.........................-3 It's a sports bar, it's allyou-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team.......................-10 A Night Out With The Boys: Go out with a pal ....-5 And the pal is happily married ...................-4 Or frighteningly single ................................-7 And he drives a Mustang ...............-10 A Night Out: You take her to a movie.....................+2 You take her to a movie she likes ...............................+4 You take her to a movie you hate ...............................+6 You take her to a movie you like ................................-2 It's called DeathCop 3 ................................-3 You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans ......-15 Your Physique: You develop a noticeable potbelly .........-15 You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it ..+10 You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to loose jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts ..............................-30 You say "I don't give a (continued on page 23)

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A large, well established, Canadian lumber camp advertised that they were looking for a good lumberjack. The very next day, a skinny little man showed up at the camp with his axe, and knocked on the head lumberjacks' door. The head lumberjack took one look at the little man and told him to leave. "Just give me a chance to show you what I can do," said the skinny man. "Okay, see that giant oak over there?" said the lumberjack. "Take your axe and go cut it down." The skinny man headed for the tree, and in five minutes he was back knocking on the lumberjack's door. "I cut the tree down," said the man. The lumberjack couldn't believe his eyes and said, "Where did you get the skill to chop down trees like that?" "In the Sahara Forest," replied the puny man. "You mean the Sahara Desert," said the lumberjack. The little man laughed and answered back, "Oh sure, that's what they call it now!" Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

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"Weird" Al Yankovic received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1981. He also served as valedictorian of his high school at age 16.

Billboard Top 40 hits 1964: The song We Love You Beatles by the Carefrees was on the charts while The Beatles had seven songs of their own in the Top 40.

Will to Remember Submitted by Jimbo

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UNCLEANDYS.COM Billboard Top 40 hits 1984-85: Rick Springfield had the minor hit Bruce while Bruce Springsteen was charting himself with Born in the U.S.A.

A grasshopper goes into a bar and hops on to a barstool to order a drink. The bartender says "You know, we have a drink named after you? The grasshopper replies, "Really! You have a drink named Eddie?" The last thing to happen is the ultimate. The next-to-last is the penultimate, and the second-to-last is the antepenultimate. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Out ’n About with “Miami Mike”


That’s right all you Maineiacs, you guessed it, the Maine famous Uncle Andy’s Digest is taking over the world. Yes this is a real photo… no Photoshop alterations. Also true is that Uncle Andy’s was the only Maine publication with a price tag of “FREE” to have a representative in attendance, which would be me, Miami Mike. Actually, Uncle Andy’s pays you by saving you money in the Uncle Andy’s Super Saver Pages. If you can’t find a good deal there, you better head over to Auburn Mall Eye Care cuz your eyes ain’t workin’. I was privileged enough to be an eye witness to the NFL’s first Pro Bowl outside Hawaii since 1980. You might ask the fellas over at Horse Power Autocare, Inc., who have been serving locals since 1979, if they have any recollection of the Pro Bowl prior to Hawaii. I know there may be possibly one or two Patriots fans who might take a gander at this little masterpiece of journalism, one of which who might be thinking a Pro Bowl without Mr. Tom Brady on the gridiron is about as appealing as Brussels sprouts to a six year old. I will say that you all will be ecstatic to hear that amongst the barrage of jerseys I saw more Patriots’ red, white and blue, from Welker to good ole Teddy Bruschi. Someone has got to tell Mutha that without a doubt I saw more Red Sox paraphernalia than the stinky J-E-T-S green garb and thankfully nothing at all of that so-called baseball team somewhere in the Bronx. Until next month, may the Digest be with you! Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


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Billboard Top 40 hits 1987: Both the ABC song When Smokey Sings and Smokey Robinson's song One Heartbeat were in the Top 10 at the same time.

Billboard Top 40 hits 1992: Weird Al had the hit Smells Like Nirvana at the same time that Nirvana had the hit Come As You Are.

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Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.

Today at the drugstore, the clerk was a gent. From my purchase this chap took off ten percent. I asked for the cause of a lesser amount; And he answered, "Because of the Seniors Discount." I went to McDonald's for a burger and fries; And there, once again, got quite a surprise. The clerk poured some coffee which he handed to me. He said, "For you, Seniors, the coffee is free." Understand---I'm not old---I'm merely mature; But some things are changing, temporarily, I'm sure. The newspaper print gets smaller each day, And people speak softer---can't hear what they say. My teeth are my own (I have the receipt.), and my glasses identify people I meet. Oh, I've slowed down a bit...not a lot, I am sure. You see, I'm not old...I'm only mature. The gold in my hair has been bleached by the sun. You should see all the damage that chlorine has done. Washing my hair has turned it all white, But don't call it gray...saying "blond" is just right. My car is all paid for...not a nickel is owed. Yet a kid yells, "Old duffer...get off of the road!" My car has no scratches...not even a dent. Still I get all that guff from a punk who's "Hell bent." My friends all get older...much faster than me. They seem much more wrinkled, from what I can see. I've got "character lines," not wrinkles...for sure, But don't call me old...just call me mature. The steps in the houses they're building today Are so high that they take...your breath all away; And the streets are much steeper than ten years ago. That should explain why my walking is slow. But I'm keeping up on what's hip and what's new, And I think I can still dance a mean boogaloo. I'm still in the this I'm secure, I'm not really old...I'm only mature.

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LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): To write with a broken pencil is pointless. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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I didn't believe in reincarnation the last time, either. – Uncle Andy

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Uncle Andy and Travis drove to Pineland Lumber. They were in a hurry so Uncle Andy walked in the office and said, "We need some four-by-twos."

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Neal said, "You mean two-by-fours, don't you?"

After awhile, he returned to the office and said, "A long time. We're gonna build a house." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


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Uncle Andy said, "I'll go check," and went back to the truck to ask Travis. He returned a minute later and said, "Yeah, I meant two-by-fours."


Did You Know: Your heart beats over 2.2 billion times by the time you are 60 years old.

Did You Know: Every odd number greater than 7 is the sum of three prime numbers.


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Out & About with the Androscoggin Advisory Partners at their mini trade show Uncle Andy asked a few of them to close their eyes if they thought this was a great tradeshow...

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Bird Talk Submitted by Jimbo

My mom likes sitting by the park feeding the pigeons. One day she brought with her a whole bun of fresh bread just to feed her daily company. Little by little, pinch by pinch, she fed each pigeon with joy. She sat there without being noticed by anyone in our rich


suburban neighborhood. Then suddenly a man in his early 40's rained on my mom's parade by telling her that she shouldn't throw away good food on a bunch of pigeons that can find food anywhere when there are a lot of people starving in Africa. Then my mother said in crazed anger and without hesitation, "Well, I can't throw that far!"

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& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.

The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.


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Now go back and read the THIRD word only, in each line from the start. Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Pole Driver Submitted by Maggie Joyce

A phone company put an ad in the paper in order to recruit workers. The next day, two groups of workers showed up - a crew of three skilled workers and an odd crew consisting of Uncle Andy, Jimbo and Travis. The company could not decide whom to give the job to, so they gave the two groups a test. The company boss said, "Each crew will receive a telephone pole that must be installed into the ground. Whoever is able to do it first will get the job." Both groups agreed that this was a fair test, so off they went in company trucks with telephone poles sticking out the back. A few hours passed, and finally, at 5:00, the skilled crew returned. "Yes!" they shouted. "We came back first, so we get the job!!" "Good work, men." said the boss, "However, we must wait until the other crew comes back to make sure that the reason they're delayed is not because of traffic or the truck breaking down." "Fine, no problem," replied the crew. An hour passed. Two hours passed and then (continued on next page)

Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


Though the Richter scale goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction from an earthquake (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)


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three hours. Finally, at 8:30, Uncle Andy, Jimbo and Travis arrived. They were flushed and breathing hard, as if they had just gone through harsh labor. "What happened to you? What took so long?" asked the boss incredulously. "What do you mean, 'what took so long'? Do we get the job?" "YOU get the job? No way! The other crew were back here HOURS ago!"

Smart Dog

He resumed his position in the hallway and slept for an hour.

One afternoon, I was in the backyard hanging the laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and wellfed belly that he had a home. But when I walked into the house, he followed me, sauntered down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back.

This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap." The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with ten children he's trying to catch up on his sleep."

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"Well, of course they were," said the goobers. "They only put the pole in a quarter of the way!!"

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His question had actually been directed to the family dog, lying near Mom's feet on the kitchen floor.

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A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur in about 10 days without sleep, while starvation can take much longer.

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A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

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Out & About at the new St. Mary’s Auburn Campus Thank you to everyone who visited St. Mary’s new Auburn Campus!


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MARCH 2010


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Fifteen minutes into the flight from Portland to Las Vegas, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left." Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry... we can fly just fine on two engines." An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours. But don't worry... we still have one engine left." Uncle Andy turned to the man in the next seat and remarked, "If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day!"

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10 Switzerland Rd. • Lewiston (Across from L-A Harley) • 576-5412 • Hours: Mon.-Thu. Noon-8pm • Sat. 10-5 • Call for Sunday Hours The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air. The rest is from fermentation of undigested food.

Silly News From Around the World A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Shop, and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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A Farmer Goes To War Excerpts taken From A Farmer Goes To War written by the old man Reginald W Emery, Sr. A veteran of the Korean War. From June 1950 to July 1953. Some lived to write about and many died. Some were captured and never came home. The Korean War has always been the forgotten war. Some day the veterans of this war will be honored by the people of this country.

MORE Silly Laws! Hartford, CN: Itʼs illegal to walk across the street on your hands.

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Reggie Emery, Sr. It was August 6, 1951. I was 20 years old. I had been married about 6 months. I received my walking papers to report to the induction center in Lewiston on Main Street. My wife didn’t drive so I asked my father to give me a ride to town. My wife and father brought me to town. My Dad kept saying they won’t take you, you’re too small. You’ll be back tonight. I said goodbye. First stop was Fort Williams in Portland. After our physical an old Sergeant lined us up, he said repeat after me and we all did. Then he said take one step forward and we did. You people are now in the Army of the United States of America. Basic training was at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Really the only thing that bothered me was

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my short legs. I only take about a 26 inch step. The average person takes about a 31 inch step. In a march I would always start out at the front of the column after 10 miles I would end up 200 feet behind the rest which got me shoved in the back with an M-1 clean rod about 30 inches long. I think I had the shortest legs in the whole army. After 8 weeks of training I went to wheel vehicle school to learn how to repair trucks. We were fitted with gas masks and marched through Mustard gas for training. After training we were on our way to the Korean War. We got to Korea and were loaded on 6 trucks. 16 persons to a truck plus the driver and shot gun rider. We were going 10 miles from the rail head. The driver shouted, “hit the dirt! Incoming!!” And there was a hell of a blast. I jumped and landed in a rice paddy. What a smell, they use human waste for fertilizer. There were many more blasts to come. It was my job to run the generator using a combination of 6 and 12 volt batteries and a flat head jeep engine. After changing that engine 15 times or better I could do it in 27 minutes and even got a write up in the Stars and Stripes. One day I was talking with my LT and asked him where I might get some valves for that little generator. He said down the road about 3 miles. I took the old Dodge three-quarter ton truck and off I went, stupid on my part. I drove down the road and turned left I don’t know how far I went but things didn’t look very good to me so I went to turn around near some brush and when I turned around I was surrounded by Korean soliders. I was taken to a dug out (continued on next page)

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foundation where I thought I was going to be killed. To my surprise I was forced down with a piece of wood behind my knees. I was held down by someone pushing on my neck. There was an officer who asked me my name and serial number. I told him. He could speak English. The whole time he was asking me questions there was a man chained to a metal frame being shocked by an electric probe he had bitten his tongue off and was bleeding. I said I didn’t know where we were. If I was an officer I could tell you those things and more. He thought that I was the first one who told the truth. I was placed in another area with other prisoners. We were not allowed to talk to each other. It seemed I was there about 23 weeks. I was asked how was the food? If you like rice with maggots in it have a ball. The same officer came through one day saying were being moved to China tomorrow. During the night sometime he came and told me to be quiet. He brought me to my truck. The good Lord had to be with me. That old Dodge truck had a starter button on the floor. Remember this is a 1938 truck, 6 volt starter. It would never start. I hit that switch lever on the dash slammed down the switch on the floor and that engine came to life. I took off down the road as fast as that old truck would go. I thought they would use me for target practice but nothing happened. I thought my own out-post may spot me and call a fire mission in on me. I drove 18-20 miles and turned up the road and pulled into the main gate where I was challenged. The person on Guard Duty said, “where the hell have you been shorty?” I told him I (continued on next page)

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was captured by the Chinese but I got away. Here comes the old motor Sergeant. He said, “where the hell have you been?” I told him too. He said, “you’re a G.D. liar. You’ve been shacked up in some Korean village.” I said no more and he covered for me. He said that I was on a job somewhere else. I later found out when I tried to move that damn truck to motor pool it went about 25 feet and stopped. Them old trucks held about ten gallons of gas. I looked in the fuel tank and it had liquid in it but it wasn’t gas it was water. We all know that water goes to the bottom of the fuel tank. How did I drive that truck 25 miles? It must have been the man up stairs. It sure was a damn good truck. I sure would like to have it now.

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Rhonda In the pasture of life, don't be a cowpie. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


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Jim A speech is like a bicycle wheel -- the longer the spoke, the greater the tire. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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The Perfect Pet Submitted by Jimbo

A man goes into a pet shop and tells the owner that he wants to buy a pet that can do everything. The shop owner suggests a faithful dog.

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The man says, "A centipede? I can't imagine a centipede doing everything, but okay... I'll try a centipede." He gets the centipede home and says to the centipede, "Clean the kitchen." Thirty minutes later, he walks into the kitchen and... it's immaculate! All the dishes and silverware have been washed, dried, and put away; the counter-tops cleaned; the appliances sparkling; the floor waxed. He's absolutely amazed. He says to the centipede, "Go clean the living room."

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Twenty minutes later, he walks into the living room. The carpet has been vacuumed; the furniture cleaned and dusted; the pillows on the sofa plumped; plants watered. The man thinks to himself, "This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. This really is a pet that can do everything!" Next he says to the centipede, "Run down to the corner and get me a newspaper." The centipede walks out the door. 10 minutes centipede. 20 minutes later... no centipede. 30 minutes centipede. By this point the man is wondering what's going on. So he goes to the front door, opens it... and there's the centipede sitting right outside. The man says, "Hey!! I sent you down to the corner store 45 minutes ago to get me a newspaper. What's the matter?!"

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BROTHERS OF YORK Derek & Matt York, brothers who are both on the Poland H.S. Indoor Track team. Derek, a freshman and big brother Matt is a senior.

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Matt doing the high jump at 6’4” Matt came in first in the High Jump with 6' 4" and the Long Jump with 20' 8" at Western Maine Conference on Feb. 5th. He was awarded the plaque for Most Valuable Player by all the coaches. State Meet was Feb. 15th and Matt came in first at High Jump and second in Long Jump. Derek is sure to follow in his brother’s “tracks”. We wish the brothers all the best in the Outdoor Track this spring.

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Okbari Belly Dancers Foreplay Mike Krapovicki

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A man joined a group to learn, among other things, to fly through self-levitation. Unsatisfied with the results, he claimed psychological and physical damages and sued the group for $9 million. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Finish a full-size omelette and have your picture put on our wall of fame!

5 Pigeon Hill Road Route 26 and 11, Mechanic Falls • 998-5577 Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore

A bank discovered that millions of dollars deposited in an account were in fact embezzled funds. The bank transferred the funds back to the lawful owner and got sued! The embezzler's alleged accomplice filed a lawsuit against the bank for returning the money, and asked for $20 million in damages. The bank won in court, but only after spending over $20,000 in legal fees. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Scientists have shown that the moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. If you do the math, you can calculate that 85 million years ago the moon was orbiting the earth at a distance of about 35 feet from the earth's surface. This would explain the death of the dinosaurs. The tallest ones, anyway.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde


Spa Pedicure Just




Every Wed. in March A Paul Mitchell Color Salon

in the Lewiston Mall • 782-0202 • Hours: Tues - Fri. 10-6 • Saturday 10-4 (closed Sun. & Mon.) • Appointments Appreciated • Walk-Ins Welcome

Reaction caught on film after Uncle Andy tried to give Daryn Slover (award winning photographer for the Sun Journal) some photography tips

Never mess up an apology with an excuse.

Daryn just smiled and graciously listened to Uncle Andy’s ranting. The two boys on the other hand...

Who the heck does this guy think he is? I’m gonna pound him! I ain’t saying a word. Mommy told me if I didn’t have anything nice to say just to keep quiet.

Once again, Uncle Andy opened mouth and inserted the proverbial foot...

Daryn Slover with his two boys, Ellis (3) & Orrin (2) Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


"Self-love seems so often unrequited." – Anthony Powell

"To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness." – Robert Morely A Maine Tradition You Can Count On!

Out & About with the Androscoggin Advisory Partners at their mini trade show

Portland-Lewiston Road, Gray, Maine


Hours: Monday-Thursday 6 am – 9 pm; Friday 6 am – 9:30 pm Saturday 6 am – 9:30 pm; Sunday 6 am – 9 pm


When you dine at Cole Farms, you’re treated like family. Stop by for a meal today!

WEEKDAY LUNCH SPECIALS Monday - Maine Fried Shrimp Tuesday - Fish & Chips Wednesday - Steak Sub Thursday - Grilled Reuben Sandwich Friday - Fried Haddock Sandwich

Mona Karole

Served from 10:30-3:30

DAILY SPECIALS Monday - Turkey Dinner . . .$8.95 w/Potatoes, Peas, Squash, Stuffing, Gravy & Rolls

Tuesday Yankee Pot Roast$7.95 w/Carrots, Potato & Gravy, Rolls

Wednesday -

Kristin Joseph & Diane Landry

Chicken Pot Pie . .$6.75 w/Potato & Rolls

Thursday New England Boiled Dinner $8.95

Hannah Hamilton

w/Corned beef, Potato, Cabbage, Carrots, Turnip, Beets & Roll

Friday - Lasagna . . .$8.75


Served from 7am-10:30am Adults . . . . . .$6.50 6 & under . . .$3.50

w/Salad & Rolls

Sunday - Roast Pork$8.75 w/Potato, Choice of Salad, Coleslaw or Vegetable & Rolls

Friday & Saturday -

After 4:00 PM

Prime Rib Au Jus w/Potato, Choice of Salad, Coleslaw or Vegetable & Rolls

Gloria Hewey

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Fried or Baked Stuffed Haddock

"I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself." – May West

Gravity always gets me down. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Out & About with the Androscoggin Advisory Partners at their mini trade show

Friction can be a drag sometimes.

This Month at Irish Twins… Wed. March 24th at 7pm

Wed. March 17th

WINGY DINGY Wing Eating Contest

St. Patty’s Day Bash Opening at Noon

 ½ Price Appetizers

Must sign up in advance at Irish Twins

open to close

Finalists will face off on March 31st in the middle of the Auburn Mall vs. Thatcher’s top contenders!

 $1.50 Domestic Pints  $6 Irish Car Bombs  $3 Guinness & Murphy’s Pints  Live Music from Veggies by Day

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Winner gets a cash prize!


Irish Twins Pub

! No cover charge EVER!!

Fall/Winter Hours: Mon.-Wed., Sat. 3pm-close • Thurs. & Fri. 11am-close

743 Main St., Lewiston • 376-3088 (across from Marden’s) • Police Station toilet stolen: cops have nothing to go on.

Vicki Cantrell It’s nice to get a little recognition once in a while...


 Mondays: Ham or Turkey Italians with lettuce & tomato...............................$3.99  Tuesdays: Fried BBQ Chicken wrap .......$3.99 (add Fries for $1 more)  Wednesdays: Pizza Day! Small Cheese or Pepperoni.......................$3.99  Thursdays: Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla ..$3.99  Fridays: Bocce Burrito..............................$3.99 Fresh Haddock Fish-n-Chips....................$7.99

Every Friday in March Fish & Chips$7.99 w/ cole slaw

Salmon Pie $6.99 w/ side salad

Lobster Roll $9.99 w/ fries & cole slaw

Sandra Nadeau & Dennis Landry Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


Tuna Wrap . . . . . . . . .$4.99

LIVE MUSIC Sat. March 6 . . . . .4 Play Fri. March 12 . . . .Veggies by Day Fri. March 26 . . . .Veggies by Day

Wednesday All Day $1.50 Bud Select pint Well Seabreeze $4.00

Thursday All Day $5.00 Long Island Ice Tea P.B.R $1.50/pint

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS Chicken Tenders & Wings 50¢ each $2.00 Domestic bottled beer

30 Lowell Street, Lewiston

312-5100 There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.

Out & About with the Androscoggin Advisory Partners at their mini trade show

Copywight 1994 Elmer Fudd. All Wights Wesewved.

Wednesday, March 17th

St. Corned Patrick’Beefs Day Celebration ALL DAY! Hash Dinner $ .99 6 16 oz. Green Beer $2.00

w/ potatoes & carrots

Nicole Chapman


1 Annual Wing Eating Contest Thatcher’s & Irish Twins Pub are teaming up for: h March 24t & 31st


Fun begins at 5:30pm Finals start at 7:00pm

Tons of Giveaways!

get All entrants & finalists prize packages Winner gets


Sign up at Thatcher’s


March 1st-17th Limited number of entrants

Dinner & Drink Specials 5-9pm $

2 Bud & Bud Light Bottles 2.75 Bud & Bud Light 25 oz. Drafts $5 Jager Bombs $5 Captain & Coke $

Cheeseburger Plate . . . . .$4.99 Garlic Butter Haddock . . .$7.99 w/ 2 sides 8 oz. Sirloin Steak . . . . . .$9.99 w/ 1 side

Mar. 24th qualifiers move on to the finals on Mar. 31st Center Court at Auburn Mall

92 Moose LIVE March 31st

Change of Heart Dear John, I have been unable to sleep since I broke off our engagement. Won't you forgive and forget? Your absence is breaking my heart. I was a fool, nobody can take your place. I love you. All my love, Belinda. xxxxoooxxxx

Available Mar. 24th & 31st Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10:30am - 9 pm • Sun. 11am - 5 pm

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Laughter is a smile with the volume turned up.

P.S. Congratulations on winning this week's lottery. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Budget Busters Due to the budget constraints, the following policies are announced regarding employees traveling on official business. These policies are EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: LODGING: All employees are encouraged to stay with relatives and friends while on business. If weather permits, public areas such as parks should be used as temporary lodging sites. Bus terminals, train stations and office lobbies may also provide shelter in periods of inclement weather. TRANSPORTATION: Hitch-hiking is the preferred mode of travel, in lieu of commercial transport. Luminescent safety vests will be issued to all employees prior to their departure on such travel. Airline tickets will only be authorized in extreme circumstances and the lowest fares will be used. For example, if a meeting is scheduled in Seattle, but a lower fare can be obtained by traveling to Detroit, the travel to Detroit will be substituted for travel to Seattle. MEALS: Expenditures for meals will be limited to an absolute minimum. It should be noted that certain grocery and specialty chains, such as Hickory Farms, General Nutrition Centers, and Costco Club stores often provide free samples of promotional items. Entire

Some say the glass is half empty, some say the glass is half full, I say are you going to drink that?

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& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


When you live in the past, it costs you the present.

s Alway g n i Buy


The Perfect Place to Dine any time of the day! Open Sun. - Thur. 10:30am - 10pm Fri. & sat. 10:30am - 11pm

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Out & About in Aruba in the Gonya’s

I’m young, cute and smart enough to know that nothing compares to the intellect of this reading material...

Paige Gonya Daughter of Rick & Brenda Gonya

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Politically Correct Statements for 2010: No one's tall anymore. He's "vertically enhanced."

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meals can be obtained in this manner. Travelers should also become familiar with indigenous roots, berries, and other protein sources available at their destination. If restaurants must be utilized, travelers should utilize all you can eat salad bars. This is especially effective for employees traveling together - as one plate can be used to feed the entire group. Employees are also encouraged to bring their own food on official travel. Cans of tuna, Spam and Beefaroni can be consumed at your leisure without the unnecessary bother of heating or costly preparation. MISCELLANEOUS: All employees are encouraged to devise innovative techniques in an effort to save our budget dollars. One enterprising individual has already suggested that money could be raised during airport layover period, which could be used to defray expenses. In support of this idea, red caps will be issued to all employees prior to their departure, so that they may earn tips by helping other travelers with their luggage. Small plastic roses and ball point pens will also be made available to employees so that sales may be made, as time permits. FEEDBACK: As always senior management is interested in your feedback on these proposals. Please e-mail them to head office and they will be carefully reviewed after we return from the senior management motivational retreat in Italy. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Reek The Benefits Submitted by Jimbo

A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other. The Groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. "Father," he said, "I am deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I'm afraid that my future wife will be put off by them." "No problem," said dad, "all you have to do is wash your feet as often as possible, and always wear socks, even to bed." Well, to him this seemed a workable solution. The bride-to-be, overcoming her fear, decided to take her problem up her mom. "Mom," she said, "When I wake up in the morning my breath is truly awful." "Honey," her mother consoled, "everyone has bad breath in the morning." "No, you don't under(continued on next page)

Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


You can't test courage cautiously.

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550 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME • 782-0831 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 to 5• Sat. 9 to 2 Vanna White has been very sick. She hasn't had a vowel movement since Thursday.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR". What's my mother going to do?

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stand. My morning breath is so bad, I'm afraid that my new husband will not want to sleep in the same room with me." Her mother said simply, "Try this. In the morning, get straight out of bed, and head for the bathroom and brush your teeth. The key is, not to say a word until you've brushed your teeth. Not a word," her mother affirmed.

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The truth is like ice water, it shocks you when it hits you, but no one's ever died from it.

Well, she thought it was certainly worth a try. The loving couple were finally married in a beautiful ceremony. Not forgetting the advice each had received, he with his perpetual socks and she with her morning silence, they managed quite well. That is, until about six months later. Shortly before dawn, the husband wakes with a start to find that one of his socks had come off. Fearful of the consequences, he frantically searches the bed. This, of course, woke his bride and without thinking, she immediately asks, "What on earth are you doing?" "Oh, no!" he gasped in shock, "You've swallowed my sock!" Sometimes I wish life had subtitles!

Life is full of uncertainties...of course, I could be wrong about that.

Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Out & About with the Androscoggin Advisory Partners at their mini trade show

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. – Sally Koch


Great food at fair prices on St. Patty’s Day and every other day in March!


Now located at 907 Roosevelt Trail  Easy on the pocketbook  Great for the whole family  Full menu always available

Go visit me friends, Dave & Maggie O’Garry! You’ll be glad you did!!

Heather Leonardo Hours: Mon - Sat 11am - 10pm • Sun 12 - 8pm

Dave & Maggie Garry, Owners

Casual Dining in a Relaxed Atmosphere

Jeff Leonardo

Silly News From Around the World Police in Oakland, California spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them, shouting pleas to come out and give himself up... Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


How you doin’?

I’m updating my Facebook status.

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The most precious thing we have is life. Yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.

Out & About at the new St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auburn Campus

Anne DeSantos Advanced Dentistry

Remember the tea kettle, though up to its neck in hot water, it continues to sing.

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10 years experience with Permanent Cosmetic Makeup

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783-3321 If you need time alone, try cleaning the house.

Dr. Robert Limoges, DMD Advanced Dentistry Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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To be or not to be... I think its a trick question.

Uncle Andy told his doctor that he wasn't able to do all the things around the house that he used to do.


When the examination was complete, he said, "Now, Doc, I can take it. Tell me in plain english what is wrong with me." "Well, in plain English," the doctor replied, "you're just lazy."

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"Okay," said Uncle Andy. "Now give me the medical term so I can tell my wife, Anna." Near the end of a particularly trying round of golf, during which the golfer had hit numerous fat shots, he said in frustration to his caddy, "I'd move heaven and earth to break a hundred on this course." "Try heaven," said the caddy.

Politically Correct Statements for 2010: You're not shy. You're "conversationally selective."

Out & About at the new St. Mary’s Auburn Campus

Dr. Torres, is it true that all doctors have hard to read hand writing?

Absolutely not! I had bad handwriting long before I became a doctor.

Maria, Ashley, Mona & Dr. Torres • WorkMed Politically Correct Statements for 2010: The food at the school cafeteria isn't awful. It's "digestively challenged."

"You've already moved most of the earth."

Silly News From Around the World



Curious about that painting, bird carving or coins that have been in the family for years?


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with a 3 item limit per family Proceeds to benefit the Mechanic Falls Historical Society

Bring it to the: Antique, Heirloom & Collectible Roadside Attraction April 24th • 9:00am - Noon

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A man in Taormina, Italy was hospitalized after swallowing 46 teaspoons, 2 cigarette lighters, and a pair of salad tongs.

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Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

Love is never angry. Love is always patient. How many times do I have to tell you that?


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


Roastbeef Supper 5-6pm

Coffee House with live Blue Grass music

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Congregational Hall (formally The Congo Church) 64 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls

If all the misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

In dire need of a beauty make-over, I went to my salon with a fashion magazine photo of a gorgeous, young, lustrous-haired model. I showed the stylist the trendy new cut I wanted and settled into the chair as she began humming a catchy tune and got to work on my thin, graying hair. I was delighted by her cheerful attitude until I recognized the melody. It was the theme from "Mission: Impossible."

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Five year old Becky answered the door when the Census taker came by. She told the Census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn't home, because he was performing an appendectomy. "My," said the census taker, "that sure is a big word for such a little girl. Do you know what it means?" "Sure! Fifteen hundred bucks, and that doesn't even include the anaesthesiologist!"

Politically Correct Statements for 2010:

550 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME • 782-0831 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 to 5• Sat. 9 to 2

You're not having a bad hair day, you're suffer-

ing from "rebellious

Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you're in it, but the longer you stay, the more wrinkled you get.

Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis

follicle syndrome."

&T Jimbo

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Out & About at Ray Villedrouin’s Birthday party

What now is proved was once only imagined.

Dad, the word on the street is this Uncle Andy guy just shows up randomly at parties when he knows there’s free food. Whose uncle is he anyway?

François & Ray I think I can open my birthday gifts in here without getting disturbed by Uncle Andy.

Maybe if no one looks at him, he’ll just go away.

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Jerimiah Morrissette

Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


A ladder was stolen from the store. The manager said that further steps will be taken.

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.


Out & About at Ray Villedrouin’s Birthday party

Come in and see our deals on Adult DVD’s & toys Tobacco products & accessories • And more!

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Smile competition

Over 30 Years in business!


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Tom & Cindy Dykes Happy Birthday, Ray!

For your personal or commercial needs contact



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Politically Correct Statements for 2010: You weren't passing notes in class. You were "participating in the discreet exchange of penned meditations."

Don't be afraid of opposition. Remember a kite rises against, not with the wind.

Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis

541 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 784-4029 • Fax: 784-2360

&T Jimbo

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Out & About at Ray Villedrouin’s Birthday party

I love Biddeford!

It's a little known fact that the Dark Ages were caused by unresolved Y1K issues.

We have the latest in fashion colors •Silver •Platinum •Magenta •Blue & more Back, l-r: Jess, Brenda & Amanda Front, l-r: Tammy, Taylor, Stacy & Angela

Like mother, like daughter...


You know how it is when

Oncle Andy you're reading a book and falling asleep, you're reada effectivement ing, reading... and all of a été invité. Mais il sudden you notice your eyes est certain était are closed? I'm like that all amusant the time. – Uncle Andy vendanges sur lui!* *English translation: Uncle Andy was actually an

Christine & François

invited guest. But it sure was fun picking on him!

I love Biddeford, too!

Politically Correct Statements for Students in 2010: You're not being sent to the principal's office. You're "going on a mandatory field trip to the administrative building." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


Why Dogs Canʼt Use Computers 1. Heʼs distracted by cats chasing his mouse. 2. SIT and STAY were hard enough; CUT and PASTE are out of the question. 3. Saliva-coated CDʼs refuse to work. 4. Three words: carpal paw syndrome.

5. Involuntary tail wagging is a dead give-away that heʼs browsing instead of working. 6. The fire hydrant icon is simply too frustrating. 7. He canʼt help attacking the screen when he hears “Youʼve Got Mail”. 8. Itʼs too messy to “mark” every Web site he visits. 9. The FETCH command isnʼt available on all platforms. 10. He canʼt stick his head out of Windows.

Politically Correct Statements for Students in 2010: Your homework isn't missing, its just having an "out-of-notebook experience."

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

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Paint Color Submitted by Maggie Joyce

A woman wants the inside of her house painted and she calls a contractor in to help her. They wander around the house, and she points out the colors she wants. She says, "Now, in the living room, I'd like to have a neutral beige, very soft and warm." The contractor nods, pulls out his pad of paper and writes on it. Then he goes to the window, leans out and yells, "Green side up!" The woman is most perplexed but she lets it slide. They wander into the next room. She says, "In the dining room I'd like a light white, not stark, but very bright and airy." The contractor nods, pulls out his pad of paper and writes on it. Then he goes to the window, leans out, and yells "Green side up"! The woman is even more perplexed but still lets it slide. They wander further into the next room. She says, "In the bedroom, I'd like blue. Restful, peaceful, cool blue." The contractor nods, pulls out his pad of paper and writes on it. Then once more he goes to the window, leans out and yells "Green side up"! (continued on next page)

There is no evidence to support the notion that life is serious.

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This is too much. The woman has to ask. So she says, "Every time I tell you a color, you write it down, but then you yell out the window 'Green side up.' What on earth does that mean?" The contractor shakes his head and says, "I just hired three goobers, Jimbo, Uncle Andy and Travis and theyʼre laying sod across the street."

Nothing But A Hound Dog Upon entering a little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the door glass. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor near the cash register. He asked the store's owner "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" "Yep," the proprietor answered, "That's him."


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I think I've found the trouble with our economy. There are far more ways to get into debt, than there are to get out of it.

Out & About in Aruba in the Gonya’s What would any trip be without an Uncle Andy’s Digest?

The stranger couldn't help being amused. "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me," he chuckled. "Why in the world did you decide to post that sign?" "Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


& Jimbo

MARCH 2010


Paige and Peyton Gonya Daughter of Rick & Brenda Gonya Being dyslexic has drawbacks. I once went to a toga party dressed as a goat. – Uncle Andy


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A college student in Idaho decided to "moon" someone from his 4th story dorm room window. He lost his balance, fell out of his window, and injured himself in the fall. Now the student expects the University to take the fall; he is suing them for "not warning him of the dangers of living on the 4th floor".

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Bart Kelsea, President (207) 784-6413 Uncle Andyʼs Camping Tips:

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The sight of a bald eagle has thrilled campers for generations. The sight of a bald man, however, does absolutely nothing for the eagle.

Uncle Andyʼs Camping Tips: When camping, always wear a longsleeved shirt. It gives you something to wipe your nose on.

A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.

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A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home.



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Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him. To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball, directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree." With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.

The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall."

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In a restroom at IBM's Watson Center, a supervisor had placed a sign directly above the sink. It had a single word on it: "THINK"! The next day, when he went to the restroom, he looked at the sign and right below, immediately above the soap dispenser, someone had carefully lettered another sign which read:

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Uncle Andyʼs Camping Tips: A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A potato baked in the coals for three hours makes an excellent hockey puck. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis


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Modular vs. Stick Built Modular's, in general, have similar building materials, mechanics and, for the most part, are considered equals (I don’t have enough room to talk about Hudulars) to stick built homes. Having said that, Modular's only advantage in a slow building market like this is the lead time from when ordered to when delivered. A four week savings should be average, but in a busy market you could wait up to 12 weeks before the modular is even shipped. Is a 15% premium for a potentially faster finished home worth it? That’s an average of $20,000 more for maybe 4 weeks of time savings. How about your money going to a factory of assembly line workers vs. a Maine business? On the assembly line it usually takes one day or less to build a house depending on the manufacturer, what are you losing in terms of quality and what shortcuts were taken? Going back to value, most companies build mobile homes and share a lot of the same inexpensive materials and mechanical fastenings. Well run framing crews, 2nd generation drywallers, tradesmen, and finished carpenters are hard to beat. In summary, I have seen hundreds of well made quality Modular's that many Mainers call home. I have even built some in the Cape Neddick area in York… I mean Northern Mass. Point being, only a few local people benefitted and the premium could have been money saved or money spent on a garage or landscaping. Want to know more or want to know what a HUDULAR is? Send me an email. Please send your questions to and selected questions with answers will be published in next month’s issue. Let’s see what we build together.


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MARCH 2010


If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses.

There is no time like the present for postponing what you ought to be doing. – Uncle Andy

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Picking a Hymn Submitted by Jimbo

One Sunday a pastor told his congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns. After the offering plates were passed, the pastor glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a $1,000 bill in offering. He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with his congregation and said he'd like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate. And there sat our Rosie all the way in the back shyly raised her hand. The pastor asked her to come to the front. Slowly she made her way to the pastor. He told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much and in thanksgiving asked her to pick out three hymns. Her eyes brightened as she looked over the congregation, pointed to the three most handsome men in the building and said, "I'll take him and him and him." In a world without walls and fences who needs Windows and Gates?

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Jimbo on Uncle Andy: You're slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.


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One day while taking their third coffee break Uncle Andy was telling Travis a story about that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather and how they had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays. So, on his 21st birthday, Uncle Andy and his good friend Big Gare headed out to the lake. "If they did it, I can too!" he insisted. When Uncle Andy and Big Gare arrived at the lake, they rented a boat and began paddling. When the got to the middle of the lake, Uncle Andy stepped off of the side of the boat... and nearly drowned. Furious and somewhat shamed, he and Big Gare headed for home. When Uncle Andy arrived back at the family farm, he asked his grandmother for an explanation. "Grandma, why can I not walk on water like my father, and his father, and his father before him?"

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The feeble old grandmother took Uncle Andy by the hands, looked into his eyes, and explained, "That's because your father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather were born in January... you were born in July, dear." Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest ...witThravis


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CHASING CATS: When chasing cats, make sure you never--quite--- catch them. It spoils all the fun. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Pressure Shot Submitted by Jimbo

Two long-time golfing buddies got to the course one day and decided that this day they would play the ball where it lies... "No matter what!" On the 14th hole, one of them sliced his drive and it ended up on the cart path. As he reached down to pick up his ball to get relief, his friend said, "Wait a minute! We agreed that we would not improve our lies! Remember? No matter what!" The first player tried to explain that he was entitled to this relief, that it was in the rules of golf. But the second fellow would not allow it. Throwing up his hands in disgust, the man went to the cart and grabbed a club. As he stood near his ball, he took a few practice swings, each time scraping the club on the pavement and sending out showers of sparks. Finally, he took his shot. The club hit the path again, sparks went flying, but his ball shot straight towards the green, landed and rolled to a stop - two inches from the cup. "Great shot!" his friend exclaimed. "What club did you use?" The man gave him a wry smile, "Your 7 iron!" I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Uncle Andy

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