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I Love My Job Submitted by Jimbo

As Dr Seuss would write it... I love my Job, I love the Pay! I love it more and more each day. I love my Boss; he's the best! I love his boss and all the rest. I love my Office and its location. I hate to have to go on vacation. I love my furniture, drab and gray, and the paper that piles up every day! I love my chair in my padded Cell! There's nothing else I love so well. I love to work among my Peers. I love their leers and jeers and sneers. I love my Computer and all its Software; I hug it often though it doesn't care. I love each Program and every File, I try to understand once in a while!! I'm happy to be here, I am I am; I'm the happiest Slave of my Uncle Sam. I love this Work: I love these Chores. I love the Meetings with deadly Bores. I love my Job - I'll say it again I even love these friendly Men These men who've come to visit today in lovely white coats to take me away!! Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Parents: You Never Thought Job Could Be So Easy! For example, our class curriculum is full of fun, exciting activities and character development lessons that teach and encourage students to: • Treat themselves and others with respect • Concentrate and always do their best work • Serve as a positive role model for others • Take responsibility for their actions • Be proud of their accomplishments Your child will enjoy our martial arts program because itʼs exciting and fun, and youʼll love it because weʼll support your role as a parent… making your job easier!

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786-3731

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Jimbo on Uncle Andy being politically correct: He doesnʼt talk a lot. Heʼs just "abundantly verbal."

MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA APRIL 2010 Tuesday, April 6 Sally’s Center St. Café BREAKFAST (Camp 12749) 945 Center St. Auburn 7:00am – 10:00am. $3 per Member $4 per Guest Saturday, April 10 Holy Cross KC Bean Supper (Camp 14346) 607 Lisbon St, Lewiston 4:00pm – 6:30pm $4.50 per Member $6 per Guest Sunday, April 11 KC Breakfast (Camp 7938) Columbus Drive, Brunswick 8:00am – 10:00am $4 per Member, Child under 10 free Wednesday, April 14 Chick-A-Dee (Camp 12907) Rt 4, Turner 4:00pm – 7:00pm. $8 per Member $9 per Guest Tuesday, April 20 Luiggi’s (Camp 12749) 63 Sabattus St., Lewiston 4:00pm – 7:00pm. $4 per Member $4.50 per Guest Sunday, April 25 L/A Community Little Theater (Camp 10589) 30 Academy St, Auburn “Sentimental Journey” 2:00pm. $12.50 per Member $14 per Guest Tuesday, April 27 Roy’s (Camp 14437) Washington St., Auburn 4:00pm – 7:00pm. $3 per Member $3.50 per Guest Wednesday, April 28 Trolley House Restaurant (Camp 10929) Main St, Norway 11:30am – 1:00pm $5 per Member $6 per Guest

Prices and Menu are Subject to Change. Tickets need to be purchased at the Modern Woodmen District Office, 184 Webster Street, Lewiston for all activities and can only be picked up the week prior to the activity, Monday – Thursday from 9am - 4pm and Friday from 9am – Noon (excluding Holidays). FMI call 782-1833.

Politically Correct Statements for 2010: Kids don't get grounded anymore. They merely hit "social speed bumps."

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Politically Correct Statements for students in 2010: You're not sleeping in class, you're "rationing consciousness."

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Submitted by Travis Dow

One day a man went to an auction. While there, he bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher. Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid - the parrot was his

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the Auctioneer, "I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can't talk!" "Don't worry." said the Auctioneer, "He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?"

April Showers… Uncle Andy’s Digest is published by the first Friday of every month by Maine Mountain Ocean Group, Inc. with offices at 9 Grove Street, Auburn, ME. It is distributed free throughout Central Maine and mailed to subscribers all over the world. Subscriptions are $30/year. Send a $30 check made out to Uncle Andy’s Digest to: P.O. Box 3363, Auburn, ME 04212

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Politically Correct Statements for students in 2010: These days, a student isn't lazy. He's "energetically declined."


Politically Correct Statements for students in 2010: You don't have detention, you're just one of the "exit delayed."

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784-8900 Politically Correct Statements for students in 2010: No one fails a class anymore, he's merely "passing impaired."

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HEALTH & FITNESS GUIDE 62 Turner Street (next to the county building) Auburn • 795-4095 AUBURN-LEWISTON

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April 17th Healthy Kids Day Noon-3pm

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 5:00am-8:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 7:00am-2:00pm

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Informational Sessions • April 17: Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA, Noon-3pm

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There are three dimensions to credit cards, length, width and debt.

Andy ʼn Albert Submitted by Maggie Joyce

Albert Einstein arrives at a party and introduces himself to the first person he sees and asks, "What is your IQ?" to which the man answers "241." "That is wonderful!," says Albert. "We will talk about the Grand Unification Theory and the mysteries of the Universe. We will have much to discuss!" Next Albert introduces himself to a woman and asks, "What is your IQ?" To which the lady answers, "144." "That is great!," responds Albert. "We can discuss politics and current affairs. We will have much to discuss!" Albert notices Uncle Andy is also at the party, goes up to him and asks, "What is your IQ?" to which Uncle Andy answers, "51." Albert responds, "How 'bout them Cowboyʼs?" Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. – Bill Cosby I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

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When it comes to thought, some people stop at nothing.

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Kids In Church Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church." "Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked. Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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HEALTH & FITNESS GUIDE

Reminder:

Time for Heartworm tests Get your Heartgard & Frontline now!

Word Play The longest word you can spell without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. The longest word with just one vowel is strengths. The only English word with a triple letter is goddessship.

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The word with the longest definition in most dictionaries is set. The shortest -ology (study of) word is oology (the study of eggs). Of is the only word in which an "f" is pronounced like a "v".

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Fire investigators on Maui have determined the cause of a blaze that destroyed a $127,000 home last month - a short in the homeowner's newly installed fire prevention alarm system. "This is even worse than last year," said the distraught homeowner, "when someone broke in and stole my new security system..."

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Out & About at Trinity Catholic School’s Father/Daughter Dance

"The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose." – Michel de Montaigne

Jewelry doesn’t fit? Bring it in and get it sized. ALL jewelry repairs done in-house by an expert jeweler.

Oscar Night Live from the Red Carpet

Watch Batteries Replaced • Watch Bands • Ring Sizing • Stone Setting Clasp Replacement • Bead Stringing • Appraisals • Eyeglass Repair

What a great night! Thanks to everyone who made it such a success!!

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Dog Rules Basic Rules for Dogs Who Have a Yard To Protect

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AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE

Out & About at Trinity Catholic School’s Father/Daughter Dance Oscar Night Live from the Red Carpet

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Morrison & Sylvester 1175 Minot Ave. Auburn, ME 04210 783-8548 • www.morrisontruck.net How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. – William Rostler

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My mind contains many good ideas, but it is not always easy to squeeze one out. – Jimbo

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The school should pay me to skip class. Call it a "tuition refund" if you will.

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Beware of those wearing suspenders with belts.

Your Community Auto Repair Shop Quality service at an affordable price! The frost heaves have settled. Now is a great time to get your alignment done! Call for an appointment.

NEW MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE 250 Broad Street in New Auburn • 783-4933 • www.majorauto.net

I had to stop driving my car for a while, the tires got dizzy.

Fontaine Family Team Members Recognized at Annual Banquet The Fontaine Real Estate Annual Awards Banquet was held recently at the Sedgley Place in Greene Team President Brenda Fontaine says, “The accomplishments of Bill, Clay, Beth and Deb speak not only to their professionalism but also to the level of commitment they make to all their clients everyday. Their dedication to providing the highest level of service is, in large part, the reason for our continued success as a team. I could not be more proud to have them as a part of our Fontaine Family.” You can reach any team member at 784-3800 or online at www.brendafontaine.com. Bill Bergeron ranks in the top 1% of all real estate agents worldwide. He received the “Top Sales Leader Award,” having closed 60 unit sales in 2009. Bill specializes in residential and multi unit sales. He resides in Lewiston with wife, Crystal and two children, Bree and Brock. You can reach Bill at 576-6523.

Clayton Larochelle has been a consistent top producer for ten years and received both the Residential and Commercial “Sales Leader Awards,” having closed 55 unit sales in 2009. Clay also ranks in the top 1% of all agents worldwide. He resides in Lewiston with his wife Angela, and his son, Dustin. You can reach Clay at 576-6524.

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Beth Favreau was recognized with the “Success Award” for 2009. Since joining the team in 2005, she has consistently closed more than 35 units each year. She specializes in residential properties. Beth is also among the 1% top ranked agents worldwide. Her husband Shawn and son, Axel live in Auburn. You can reach Beth at 576-1933.

Deb Morin received the “Achievement Award” for 2009, having closed 37 units for the year. A member of the Fontaine Family team since 2007, she too is among the 1% top ranked of all agents worldwide. Deb specializes in residential properties. She and her husband, Ron live in Auburn. You can reach Deb at 576-8710.

Fontaine Family-The Real Estate Leader is a highly skilled team of 15 licensed real estate professionals who work together to help buyers and sellers make a stress free move. Each team member is a licensed realtor, including office staff.

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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.


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"Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own." – Arnold Bennett

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Out & About at Trinity Catholic School’s Father/Daughter Dance Oscar Night Live from the Red Carpet

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve love and affection." – Buddha

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"To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now." – Alan Cohen

STATE CHAMPS! Poland Regional High School wins Class B state cheering title

1st row: Shelby Brown, Haley Hebert, Sophie Geelhoed, Billy Jo Morrison, Lee-anna Hopper. 2nd row: Tyler Davison, Emily Briggs, Olivia Doyer, Abby Strout, Brianna Morris, Stephanie Campbell, Mikala Hayes. 3rd row: Coach Hebert, Krysta Martin, Heidi Chipman, Kaitlyn Row, Alysha Walsh, Colleen Murphy, Paige Brousseau, Coach Betsch Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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"Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults." – Les Brown


AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE

Check Up From The Neck Up Submitted by Jimbo

ALL OF OUR VEHICLES COME WITH A 3 MONTH/3,000 MILE WARRANTY

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6cyl., 4x4, 76k, Crew Cab, Keyless Entry, CD, Leather, Tow Pkg

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Uncle Andy went to a psychiatrist. "Doc," he said, "Iʼve got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think thereʼs somebody under it. I get under the bed, I think thereʼs somebody on top of it. Top, under, top, under... you gotta help me, Iʼm going crazy!" "Just put yourself in my hands for two years," said the shrink. "Come to me three times a week, and Iʼll cure your fears." "How much do you charge?"

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Turbo, Sedan, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 60k, Keyless Entry, Loaded

"A hundred dollars per visit." "I`ll sleep on it," said Uncle Andy. Six months later the doctor met Uncle Andy on the street. "Why didnʼt you ever come to see me again?" asked the psychiatrist. "For a hundred bucks a visit? A bartender cured me for ten dollars." "Is that so! How?"

We are a full service repair shop Full Vehicle Reconditioning Available 733 Sabattus Street, Lewiston

777-0047 • www.laautocompany.com "If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy." – Kristin Chenoweth

"He told me to cut the legs off the bed!"

"The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible." – Bernard Baruch Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Three mischievous boys went to the zoo one day for an outing, since they had been at school all week. They decided to visit the elephant cage, but soon enough, they were picked up by security guard for causing a commotion. The officer hauled them off to security for questioning. The supervisor in charge asked them to give their names and tell what they were doing at the elephant cage. The first boy innocently said, "My name is Gary, and I was just throwing peanuts into the elephant cage." The second added, "My name is Larry, and all I was doing was throwing peanuts into the elephant cage." The third boy was a little shaken up and said, "Well, my name is Peter, but my friends call me Peanuts."

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AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE ‘00 BMW 328CI 5-speed, many aftermarket upgrades. Black w/red interior

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8,995

‘00 Jeep Grand Cherokee New tires, 6 cylinder, 4WD

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5,295

Other Inventory 06 Jeep Wrangler X Sport, 45k, 6 Speed Hard & Soft Tops . . . . .$14995 04 Kia Optima, Infinity Audio, Leather, Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5495 04 VW Jetta, 99k, 5-Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7495 02 Buick Rendezvous, Blowout Price!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4495 02 Honda Accord EX, Auto, Sunroof, Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5995 02 Saab 95 Turbo, Loaded 5-Speed, Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4495 00 Hyundai Elantra, 5-Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2995 00 Volvo XC70, AWD, Wagon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5995 99 Acura SLX, SUV, 4x4, 79k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5995 99 Audi A4, 5-Speed, Power Windows & Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4495 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, 6cyl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3995 97 VW Jetta GL 1.8T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2495 96 Volvo 850 GLT, 5-Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1795

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Uncle Andy’s Almanac says Summer is on it’s way.

"Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others." – Wilfred Peterson


AUTOMOTIVE GUIDE

M & P AUTO SALES

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix 62K, Silver, Sharp Car, Aluminum Wheels, PW, PL, AC, FWD

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Roosevelt Trail, North Windham • Call Scott Rioux at 892-0932 or 754-4867

Xtra Cab, 4WD, V8, Auto, 80k 2005 Monte Carlo, V6, Auto, 70K, Black, Sharp! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,995 2003 Chevy Silverado, Black, Ext. Cab, 4.8 Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,800 2002 Ford F350 Superduty, 109k, Auto, 8 ft. minute mount plow . . . .$12,000

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3,995

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$

6,500

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$

14,995

2006 Ford F250 Superduty 4WD, Xcab, 92k, FX4 Off-road Package, V8, Auto, Aluminum Wheels

Roosevelt Trail • North Windham

892-0932 or 754-4867

This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Spend his summer vacation in Cyberspace.

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A man follows a woman out of a movie theatre. She has a dog on a leash. He stops her and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but I couldn't help but notice that your dog was really into the movie. He cried at the right spots, he moved nervously in his seat at the boring parts, but most of all, he laughed like crazy at the funny parts. Did you find that unusual?" "Yes," she replied, "I found it very unusual ...because he hated the book!"

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ONE-STOP AUTO SERVICE

Brake Service • Custom Exhaust • Shocks & Struts • Used Car Sales • ABS Light Tires • Tune-ups • Rust Repair & Body Work • Engine Overhauls • Transmission Overhauls • Custom Paint • Motorcycle Tanks & Fenders • Restorations & Rebuilds I just got my new custom-made exhaust at The Shop!

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Grandpa Cartnell was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared.

This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Not eat cloned meat.

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"I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. "My wife and I were married 75 years ago. On our wedding night, we made a solemn pledge. Whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go outside and take a walk." "Gentlemen, I have been walking in the open air day after day for some 75 years now." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Irish American Eatery & Pub

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Check us out! This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Create loose ends.


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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Get more toys. Starting with a visit to Great Falls Credit Union.

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Not swim with pirhanas or sharks.

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Get further in debt.

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Start being superstitious.


This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Spend more time at work, surfing with the internet.

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.

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Latin Lesson "Domino vobiscum." Translation: The pizza guy's here. "Sharpei diem." Translation: Seize the Wrinkled Dog. "Motorolus interruptus." Translation: Hold on, I'm going into a tunnel. "Bodicus mutilatimus, unemploymi forevercus." Translation: Better take the nose ring out before the job interview. "Nunc Tutus Exitus Computarus." Translation: It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer. "Tempo Waturim." Translation: I drove my Ford off a bridge. "Litigata Ergo Sum." Translation: I sue, therefore I am. During training exercises, the lieutenant driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red faced colonel at the wheel.

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History... Three generations of the Vallee family welcome you to The Village Inn Restaurant. This landmark building started out in the 1950ʼs as a small drive-in-diner. 1955 Normand Vallee returned home from the Navy and shortly thereafter decided that the business world would be his chosen field. His first entrepreneurial endeavor started with the purchase of “Veteranʼs Potato Chips” of Greene, Maine. 1963 at the recommendation of Normʼs father-in-law, Mr. Poulin, Norm and his brother Bob purchased Eddyʼs Drive-In Diner. At the time, the Diner served primarily the textile/shoe industry workers along with the general public. The brothers enjoyed a number of successful years in the business until they decided to close the diner in 1974. Through the intervening years, they leased out the building under such names as “The Captainʼs Table”, “Sir Richardʼs” and “Ye Village Innʼ but it finally closed in 1978. 1979 at the urging of Normʼs son, Don, they decided to reopen the restaurant under its current name and later became sole owner of the business now known as “The Village Inn”. 1989 having continually made the State of Maineʼs Top 10 List, The Village Inn was named the L.A. areaʼs top grossing restaurant. 1997-2007 voted L.A. areaʼs “Best Seafood Restaurant” 10 years running. 2001 February 10th, Don Vallee passed away unexpectedly. 2002 his former apartment was renovated as “Captain Donʼs Loft” a new banquet facility in honor of his memory. 2004-2007 at the local Chili & Chowder Challenge Event our seafood chowder received 1st place awards each year. Through the years we have supported many local independent fishermen by buying our seafood fresh from the ocean daily. Ninety percent of our dishes are made from scratch with all natural ingredients and we will always use care in the preparation of all our menu items. We believe our achievements have been attained from our commitment to quality along with our commitment to our family, staff and community. We have a genuine desire to give back to the people and communities that have supported us and contributed to our success over the years. 2007, April 26th, this building sustained a fire that destroyed the storage areas and most of the kitchen. A second alarm was called in to fight a fire that kindled in a crawl space, which destroyed the “Loft”. The front areas had remained intact so we couldnʼt bring ourselves to tear this building down completely. Instead we chose to salvage this landmark building with wonderful memories by rebuilding the kitchen storage areas and gutting the front to remove any smoke damage. We encountered numerous setbacks due to the age of this structure and current code issues. What we hoped would be a six-month project turned into a 2+-year undertaking. Due to extensive and costly upgrades, we were unable to complete the Loft during the initial stages of the reconstruction. We hope you enjoy our new look as we continue to build memories and that favorite long awaited Village dish is even better than you remember.

"Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside. "Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "Yours is." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.


The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.

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Things you'll never hear a man say: 1) Here honey, you use the remote. 2) Ooh, Antonio Banderas AND Brad Pitt? That's one movie I gotta see! 3) While I'm up, can I get you anything? 4) Aww, forget Monday Night football, let's watch Melrose Place. 5) Hey, let me hold your purse while you try that on. 6) We never talk anymore.

Things you'll never hear a woman say: 1) What do you mean today's our anniversary? 2) Can we not talk to each other tonight? I'd rather just watch TV. 3) Ohh, this diamond is way to big!

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1-800-554-6559 or 854-5035 RachelGendron@HollysOil.com • www.HollysOil.com Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

4) Aww, don't stop for directions, I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get there. 5) I don't care if it's on sale, 300 dollars is way to much for a designer dress. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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At the height of its power, in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.


Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

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By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

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The adventures of Blake Dow

Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

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To view the complete inventory of 50 vehicles, visit our website

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Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

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Every time you lick a stamp or envelope you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

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Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days - almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.


If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

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"Where am I going? And why am I in this HANDBASKET?" – Uncle Andy

The human body has over 600 muscles, 40% of the body's weight.

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A man goes into an ice cream parlor and says, "I'd like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please." The girl behind the counter says, "I'm very sorry, sir, but our delivery truck broke down this morning. We're out of chocolate," "In that case," the man says, "I'll have two scoops of chocolate ice cream."

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"You don't understand, sir," the girl says. "We have no chocolate." "Then just give me some chocolate," he says. Getting angrier by the second, the girl says, "Sir, will you spell VAN, as in vanilla?" The man says, "V-A-N."

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"Now spell STRAW, as in strawberry." "OK. S-T-R-A-W." "Now," the girl says, "spell STINK, as in chocolate." The man hesitates. Then he says, "There is no stink in chocolate." "THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU!" she screams. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Quitters Win at Healthy Androscoggin Event. Healthy Androscoggin’s Sarah Mayberry, left, and Tin Barton-Caplin, right, celebrate with Quit & Win participants who quit smoking with this year’s program at the 11th annual celebration help on March 11, 2010 in Lewiston. Participants who stayed smoke-free were eligible for cash prizes at the celebration. From left are Mayberry, Daniel Delcourt of Auburn, $500; Stacie Farrell of Auburn, $100; Linda Lajoie of Mechanic Falls, $250; Kathleen Tardif of Lewiston, $200 Maine Tobacco HelpLine Award, and Caplin.

The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.


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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.

It can buy a house but not a home. It can buy a bed, but not sleep. It can buy a clock but not time. It can buy a book but not knowledge. It can buy a position but not respect. It can buy medicine but not health.

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So you see, money isn't everything and it often causes pain and suffering. I tell you all this because I am your friend. And as your friend I want to take away your pain and suffering...

This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Stop exercising. Waste of time.

So send me all your money and I will suffer for you. CASH ONLY PLEASE! Sincerely, Uncle Andy Where it came from: Called on the Carpet when one is reprimanded by a superior. In the 19th century, carpets were very expensive, as a result usually, only the bossʼs office was carpeted. Then when employees were ʻCalled on the carpet,ʼ it meant the boss wanted to see them - which frequently meant they were in trouble. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Read less. Makes you think.


This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Focus on the faults of others.

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An English professor announced to the class, "There are two words I don't allow in my class. One is gross and the other is cool." From the back of the room a voice called out, "... so, what are the words?"

This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Spread out priorities beyond his ability to keep track of them.

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Tricky Twins

This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Personal goal: bring back disco.

Submitted by Jimbo

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks and manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

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Winning Big

"I have and idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you."

Uncle Andy goes to a restaurant, buys a coffee and sits down to drink it. He looks on the side of his cup and finds a peel off prize. He pulls off the tab and yells, "I WON! I WON! I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!"

Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!"

The waitress runs over and says, "That's impossible. The biggest prize given away was a mini van!"

Uncle Andy replies, "No, I WON A motor home, I WON a motor home!" By this time the manager makes his way over to the table and says, "You couldn't possibly have won a motor homes because we didn't have that as a prize!" Again Uncle Andy says, "No, no mistake, I WON a motor home, I WON a motor home!" Uncle Andy hands the prize ticket to the manager and he reads, "WIN A BAGEL."

When they arrived at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly. Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool. Without missing a beat, (continued on next page)

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This year, Uncle Andy resolves to... Never make New Year's resolutions again.


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the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, "Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."

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Driverʼs Ed Submitted by Travis Dow

As an instructor in driver education I've learned that even the brightest students can become flustered behind the wheel. One day I had three beginners in the car, each scheduled to

drive for 30 minutes. When the first student had completed his time, I asked him to change places with one of the others. Gripping the wheel tightly and staring straight ahead, he asked in a shaky voice, "Should I stop the car?"

A store manager overheard a clerk saying to a customer, "No, ma'am, we haven't had any for some weeks now, and it doesn't look as if we'll be getting any soon." Alarmed by what was being said, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out the door and said, "That isn't true, ma'am. Of course, we'll have some soon. In fact, we placed an order for it a couple of weeks ago." Then the manager drew the clerk aside and growled, "Never, never, never, never say we don't have something. If we don't have it, say we ordered it and it's on its way. Now, what was it she wanted?" The clerk smiled and said... "Rain." New Orleans' first Mardi Gras celebration was held in February, 1826.

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Wacky Insurance Claims: "The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again."

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A research team proceeded towards the apex of a natural geologic protuberance, the purpose of their expedition being the procurement of a sample of fluid hydride of oxygen in a large vessel, the exact size of which was unspecified.

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One member of the team precipitously descended, sustaining severe damage to the upper cranial portion of his anatomical structure; subsequently the second member of the team performed a selfrotational translation oriented in the same direction taken by the first team member.

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The "y" in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a "th" sound, not "y". The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".

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In simple English what does this translate to? Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you again! Enjoy our weekly specials!

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A teacher observed a boy entering the classroom with dirty hands. She stopped him and said, "Johnny, please wash your hands. My goodness, what would you say if I came into the room with hands like that?" With a smile the boy replied, "I think I'd be too polite to mention it."

The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.

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Prom • Weddings • Black Tie Events Don’t forget school projects, plays, and theme party costumes available

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See our $ saving coupon on Theatrical makeup, wigs, unique retail costumes & accessories page 51.

25 Mary Street, Lewiston • 786-6861 • demersdrumschool@hotmail.com

Costumes of Maine 20 Main St. Lisbon Falls • 353-2216 costumesofmaine.com

Main St. Music Lessons & Instrument Repair

Authorized Fender Service Center 376-3376 8 teachers offering lessons in: Picks • Strings Tuners Metronomes

Guitar, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, violin, brass & woodwinds & music theory

We carry quality new & used instruments

Mike Atkinson

Mike teaches sax & flute and is fluent in all styles including improvisation of jazz & blues

And call us for service on any instrument that needs repair.

Electric guitar & amp packages and Violin/case & bow packages available for rental to our new and current students. Ask about music accessories and gift certificates for your music lover!

134 Main Street, Auburn • 376-3376 • www.mainstreetmusiclessons.com Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.

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If Biblical headlines were written by today's media

Wacky Insurance Claims: "My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle."

On Red Sea crossing: WETLANDS TRAMPLED IN LABOR STRIKE Pursuing Environmentalists Killed On David vs. Goliath: HATE CRIME KILLS BELOVED CHAMPION Psychologist Questions Influence of Rock On Elijah on Mt. Carmel: FIRE SENDS RELIGIOUS RIGHT EXTREMIST INTO FRENZY 400 Killed On the birth of Christ: HOTELS FULL, ANIMALS LEFT HOMELESS Animal Rights Activists Enraged by Insensitive Couple

4 out of 4 kids LOVE Luiggi’s!

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On feeding the 5,000: PREACHER STEALS CHILD'S LUNCH Disciples Mystified Over Behavior On healing the 10 lepers: LOCAL DOCTOR'S PRACTICE RUINED "Faith Healer" Causes Bankruptcy

Why yes Jason, I have been looking for you...

On healing of the Gadarene demoniac: MADMAN'S FRIEND CAUSES STAMPEDE Local Farmer's Investment Lost On raising Lazarus from the dead: FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHER RAISES A STINK Will Reading to be Delayed

"I have good news and bad news," the defense attorney told his client.

STILL LOOKING FOR ME?

"First the bad news. The blood test came back, and your DNA is an exact match with that found at the crime scene."

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"Oh, no!" cried the client. "What's the good news?" "Your cholesterol is only 180." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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• Income Tax Returns • Payroll Taxes

JASON HALL

• Sales & Use Tax • Accounting Systems

922 Sabattus Street Lewiston • 777-7005 (Corner of Sabattus & Garcelon Streets - Across from Val’s Rootbeer)

Wacky Insurance Claims: "An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished."


The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.

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Wacky Insurance Claims: "I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision and I did not see the other car."

Rolly’s Diner Just good cookin’ and plenty of it!

Welcome to the Neighborhood & the Pontbriand Hardware Building

2 Brothers Discount

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• Unusual Omelettes • Crepes • Breakfast All Day • Extensive Menu 87 Mill St. New Auburn, ME (207) 753-0171 (for take-out)

From your new neighbors at Rolly’s!

Mon – Sat 5 am – 2 pm Sunday 7 am – noon

The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth.

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Out & About at Trinity Catholic School’s Father/Daughter Dance Oscar Night Live from the Red Carpet

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.

Assisted Home Care April Employee of the Month

Carol Fontnette

We would like to take this time to recognize our employee of the month. Carol Fontnette has been with Assisted Home Care now since August 1, 2008. She works mainly with private duty cases and always gives 100%. She has been known to have that special touch that sits in the hearts of our residents. She is always willing to go the extra mile for co-workers and residents alike, and we are proud to have her as part of our family. Carol started out as a Personal Care Attendant and then realized her gift and love for this profession and furthered her education to become a Personal Support Specialist. So if you would like to join Carol in a fulfilling job, come on down to Assisted Home Care and join our family.

Home Care Means... More privacy - you get personal care in your own home. Convenience - continuity of care. Comfort - being in your own home. Shorter Recovery Time - people recoup better at home. Nursing care by qualified caregivers.

Home C d e t s are si s A For more information visit us at: 550 College St., Lewiston, ME

783-7375 We cover Gray, New Gloucester, Turner, Augusta, Windham, Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, Mechanic Falls, Norway, Bowdoinham, Pownal and surrounding areas.

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An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.


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Out & About at Trinity Catholic School’s Father/Daughter Dance

Wacky Insurance Claims: "In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole."

Oscar Night Live from the Red Carpet

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And we’ll enter you into a drawing to win $500 in cash*! To open your account stop by today!! Member eligibility required. *To be eligible for the drawing, a checking account must be opened combined with a minimum of 2 additional services including Visa Check Card, Home Banking, CUe-Statements, Bill Payer or LA Connection. Checking account must be opened between 4/1/10 and 6/30/10. Drawing will be held July 6, 2010. Many will enter, only 1 will win $500 in cash. Only one entry per member, even if more than one checking account is opened. Some restrictions may apply. Subject to change without notice.

Buying a Home? Make Smart Decisions

FREE Dinner and Seminar Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00pm Community Credit Union, 144 Pine Street, Lewiston

Hear from a panel of Experts: Erik Bergeron, Loan Officer, CUSO Mortgage Rita Conner, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Millett Realty

Get Your Questions Answered: How much home can you really afford? What are your mortgage options? What can a realtor help you accomplish? What’s the importance of getting a home inspection? What are the tax incentives?

Is e c a Sp ted Limi LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Register for this FREE seminar by calling Kim Polley at Community Credit Union at 783.2096 ext 209

*Subject to change without notice.

Wacky Insurance Claims: "I was thrown from the car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows."


Did You Know: A pineapple is actually a very big berry.

Out & About in Aruba WITH the Gonya’s – Part duex

We’ve Moved... But Not Far!

Still at 120 Center Street Plaza in Auburn Now next to VIP Eyes & Tin Tin Buffet

Shipping made easy! 120 Center Street • Auburn

784-9900

Maybe we should cruise over to Uncle Andy's to see if they are hiring proofreaders?

Nah, I'd rather stay here in Aruba!

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Peyton & Paige Gonya

The Gonya Girls, P.I.

We're on the case, we're gonna find out who messed up & typed "out and about in Aruba in the Gonya's" last month... we won't stop until justice prevails...

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Travis, we forgive you this time, but if you mess up again, we'll leave the Digest home on our next vacation, and you know how much the Digest loves going on vacation.

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Looking for me?

Did You Know: Were Bill Gates of Microsoft to invest his entire $56 billion at 5% (after taxes), it could spend $8,872,716 per day, and it would take him 40 years to exhaust his fortune.

Chris Dufour I'm now at Orbit Hair Styling, 124 Ash St. in Lewiston. Call me today at 782-9046 to book your appointment. Unaware that Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time and Chicago on Central Standard Time, Bob inquired at the Indianapolis airport about a plane to Chicago. "The next flight leaves at 1:00 p.m.," a ticket agent said, "and arrives in Chicago at 1:01 p.m." "Would you repeat that, please?" Bob asked.

April!

The agent did so and then inquired, "Do you want a reservation?" "No," said Bob, "But I think I'll hang around and watch that thing take off."

Thanks for picking us up! Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Did You Know: President Lyndon Johnson had an aunt named Frank.


The sale of hearing aids rose 40% when President Reagan got his.

Creative Financing Submitted by Jimbo

COMMUNITY RECYCLE DAY Saturday, April 17th • 9:00am – 1:00pm Stratham Tire rear parking lot, next to our 40 Stanley Street, Auburn location (Just off Center St., behind Stratham Tire)

Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself. "I need someone with an accounting degree," the man said. "But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me." "Excuse me?" the accountant said.

DROP OFF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BE RECYCLED: • • • • • • •

Televisions CPUs Monitors Printers Laptops Digital Cameras Game Systems

• • • • • • •

Microwaves Tires Cell Phones Eye Glasses Printer Cartridges Documents to be Shredded Batteries

• • • • • • •

Mixed Paper Glass Tin Cans #2 Plastics Newspapers Magazines Cardboard

For a complete list of items, log onto www.communitycreditunion.com *We reserve the right to refuse any items for recycling. Subject to change without notice.

"I worry about a lot of things," the man said. "But I don't want to have to worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my back." "I see," the accountant said. "And how much does the job pay?" "I'll start you at eighty thousand." "Eighty thousand dollars!" the accountant exclaimed. "How can such a small business afford a sum like that?" "That," the owner said, "is your first worry."

Uncle Andyʼs Camping Tips: A two-man pup tent does not include two men or a pup.

The city of Edinburgh, Scotland is built on top of an extinct volcano.

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That ad on page 50 is something else!!

If you don't care where you are, then you ain't lost.

JF Houle Head coach of the Lewiston MAINEiacs

Check out the good looking girls on page 50!!

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www.pinelandcarpets.com Mon. - Sat. 8 to 5; Thurs. ‘til 7

Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.


The winner of the rat race is still a rat. Uncle Andy just randomly approached these 2 one day in Old Orchard Beach about 13 years ago

These ladies didn’t know what was coming...

I can’t take my eyes off page 50...

Rafa Nadal

Ralph

the tennis Pro was quick to smile for Uncle Andy knowing it would get published in such a widely read publication.

We like to poke fun at Uncle Andy here at the office. And he’ll even tell you that he’s a legend in his own mind, but one thing is for sure, he was a marketing genius in the early days & maybe even still today.

I always read this thing cover to cover. But there was just something about page 50.

Back in 1956 recording artist Johnny Mathis was forced to make the decision between trying out for the United States Olympic team (his specialty was track) or recording his first album for Columbia Records. He chose the latter and went on to become the eighth biggest selling album artist of all time. His 1958 album, Johnnyʼs Greatest Hits, was the first Greatest Hits album ever marketed, spending three weeks at #1 and 490 consecutive weeks on Billboardʼs Pop Album chart (thatʼs almost 9 ½ years!).

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Mike Laliberte Lewiston firefighter

Kitchen Tips Martha Stewartʼs way: When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

67 Centre Street • Bath, ME Local: (207) 443-4711 • Toll-free: 800-734-6963

Uncle Andyʼs way: The only kind of corn I buy comes in a can.

Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

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Fournier Honored for sales achievement

Lions and Tigers can't purr. Cougars can.

Jean Fournier, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2009 President’s Cabinet. This distinction recognizes Fournier’s high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organization’s top representatives nationwide. Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal benefit society offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

The boy came skipping into the house with a big lollipop in his hands. "Where did you get it?" his mother asked.

We are friendly and we are kind. That’s the only people here you’ll find! Front row (l to r) Donna Collet, Betty Chadwick, Donna Noel, Carmen Kelly. Back row (l to r) Janice Blais, Bridget Cailler, Amy Laroche, Becky Smith-Papsis

Don’t Forget! Chamilla Bead Party here at The Hairem Sunday, April 25th at 6pm with Day’s Jewelry Everyone is invited!

"I bought it with the nickel you gave me." "The nickel I gave you was for Sunday School." "I know Mom," said the boy, "but the minister met me at the door and got me in free." Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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111 Sabattus Street, Lewiston • 782-4104 The handle of a bucket is actually called a 'bail.'


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Fran’s Restaurant 1485 Lisbon St., Lewiston

786-0667

47 Broad St., Auburn • 782-9044

Limit one per transaction - Expires 4/30/10

$10 OFF Bike Tune-up Ski & Bike Service 9 North River Rd. Auburn, Me. Limit one per transaction - Expires 4/30/10

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Earn 10% MORE with any amount of bottles with this coupon

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in the Lewiston Mall • 782-0202


Look who’s 50*

The little statue on the grill of every Rolls Royce car has a name: "Spirit of Ecstasy."

BREAKFAST SPECIALS

Out ’n About for Laurie Turton’s birthday

“All breakfast specials include coffee.”

Daily Breakfast Specials served until 11am You asked… we listened! A new brand of coffee!

Fresh steak cut and ground daily. Open Mon-Fri 5 am to 8 pm Sat & Sun 6 am to 8 pm Laurie Turton, Terry Smith & Dierdre Hines

MONDAY: Two eggs, Sausage, Homefries, Toast.............$3.55 TUESDAY: Two eggs, Cornbeef Hash, Toast.....................$3.55 WEDNESDAY: Three Blueberry Pancakes ........................$3.55

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THURSDAY: French Toast .....$3.55

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SATURDAY: Two Golden pancakes w/Sausage ......$3.55

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SUNDAY: French Crepes .......$3.55

FRIDAY: Two Item Omelette..$3.55

Expires 4/30/10

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Prices do not include tax.

The first vertebra of your neck is called the 'Atlas,' because it holds up your head.

Trish Clary

Lori Lyons

MLB Package in HD Red Sox Opening Day We’ve got all the games! Sunday, April 4th 8pm vs. Yankees 71” Plasma 13 Plasma TVs in all

Come early to get your seat!

*Keep reading to find out what the asterisk means...

120 CENTER STREET PLAZA • AUBURN • 786-0715 • www.gippers.com

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The slang term 'hootch' came from the Hootchinoo Indians, who made liquor so strong that it knocked out many of the first white settlers who tried it.

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Lead melts at a temperature of 620º F; tin at 446º F. Mix them together & they melt at 356º F.

All My Children Submitted by Jimbo

My engineer husband is meticulous but mild-mannered.

Back in L-A… Formerly of Hairbuilders of Portland

I look forward to serving all of my past clients, and also helping anyone in need of hair replacement!

While our new house was being built, he would leave notes for the workmen, politely calling their attention to mistakes or oversights. Two weeks before we were to move in, the floors still were not finished, the bathrooms not tiled, nor were necessary fixtures installed. I was sure that the work would never be completed in time. However, on moving day, we found that the house was ready to receive us. Curious as to how this miracle had been accomplished, I went and checked where my husband always left his notes for the workmen. Posted prominently on the living room wall was my husband's last note: "After September 15, all work will be supervised by 5 children."

“So far on my 30-day diet, Iʼve lost 18 days.” – Terry McEntire

Wagemann Honored for sales achievement

Dan

Deb Wagemann,

Over 6 years of hair replacement & extension experience

AFTER BEFORE

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or go online at

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782-9046 ORBIT HAIR STYLING 124 Ash St. Lewiston

guitars as low as $75 Guitars & Amp Pkg. starting at $149 Accessories Galore! Instruction DVDs New & Used Items Available

Stop by today!

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10 Switzerland Rd. • Lewiston (Across from L-A Harley) • 576-5412 • grittys@adelphia.net Hours: Mon.-Thu. Noon-8pm • Sat. 10-5 • Call for Sunday Hours During his lifetime, Shakespeare's last name was spelled 83 different ways. Shakespeare himself spelled it 10 different ways.

a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmenʼs 2009 Presidentʼs Cabinet. This distinction recognizes Wagemannʼs high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organizationʼs top representatives nationwide. Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal benefit society offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

"Mum, teacher was asking me today if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school." "That's nice of her to take such an interest, dear. What did she say when you told her you are an only child?" She just said, "Thank goodness!" Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Time Warp Stationed in Okinawa, Japan, my son and his wife were expecting their first baby. I was elated when he called me at work with the news of my grandchild's birth. I took down all the statistics and turned to relate it all to my co-workers. "I'm a grandmother!" I declared. "It's a baby girl, and she weighs five pounds."

Number of documented deaths by piranha: 0

ONE PAYS! TWO PLAY!

Pay just one green fee and a friend plays free. Or, pay for two green fees and two play free.

2 for 1 Must present this coupon to receive one free green fee for each paid green fee. Cart fee mandatory for each player. May not be combined with other offers. Good for 18 holes, Mon. thru Thurs. all day, Fri. thru Sun. after 1 p.m. excluding holidays, tournaments and twilight play.

Monday Night Scrambles Every Monday starting April 5th Make your own team or sign up as a single Call the club for more information

Senior League Every Tuesday morning starting in April

"When was she born?" someone asked. Recalling the date my son told me, I stopped, looked at the calendar, and said in amazement, "Tomorrow!"

Route 100 in Gray • Just minutes from Turnpike Exit 63 For tee times contact Ben Morey at 657-2586

Call the club for more information

GOLF CLUB AT COLE FARMS www.springmeadowsgolf.com

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. – Ben Franklin

Happy Spring! We are a full service salon! • Licensed Aesthetician • Licensed Massage Therapist • Full range of skin care including Glycolic Peels • All waxing services including Brazilian Wax

Val

• Tinting - eyelashes & brows

Call and schedule your appointment

786-4311 14 Highland Spring Plaza, Suite A Highland Spring Road, Lewiston

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Lysa is back! Tues.-Thurs. & Fridays, 8am-1:30pm

Hours: Tues. Wed. & Thu. 6am - 8pm Fri. 6am - 3pm • Sat. 8am - 1pm

Mississippi Bay is actually off the coast of Yokohama, Japan


Longest name in the Bible: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1).

DNA & PATERNITY TESTING Lowest Prices Around! Even lower than online products.

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In-home testing available Pick your test type! • INFORMATIONAL/PERSONAL TESTS $225* • COURT ADMISSABLE TESTS $425*

MID MAINE DRUG SCREENING & INVESTIGATIONS Full Service Drug Testing Company & Private Investigator

Cheryl Spiller & Laurie Turton

577-6000 • www.MMDRUGSCREENING.com *additional onsite fee for test performed outside of Lewiston/Auburn

Expiration Date

can't take away my birthday."

Because of a minor infraction, a shipmate of mine aboard the USS Reeves, bound for Japan, was busted one rank, fined and given extra duty for three weeks.

As July 2 approached, his excitement increased. When he went to bed on July 21, he happily repeated, "They can bust me, they can fine me -- but they can't take away my birthday."

Looking forward to celebrating his 21st birthday on July 22, he consoled himself every night during his extra duty by reciting, "They can bust me, they can fine me -- but they

The next morning, he found out that the ship had crossed the international date line -- and it was July 23.

Think Spring

Chris Plourde & Dave Wilbur

Surprise someone with beautiful spring flowers today!

Ann’s Flowers 14 Millett Drive, Auburn 782-3457 • www.annsflower.com

The rare red coral of the Mediterranean is actually blue.

Dawn Ward & Carol St. Pierre *Almost there to find out what the asterisk means... Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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Look who’s 50*

The Atlantic salmon is actually a member of the trout family.

Out ’n About for Laurie Turton’s birthday

Your Source for: Wayne & AJ Alexander Estoy tan emocionada! Es mi cumpleaños!**

**English translation: I'm so excited! It's my birthday!

• Excavation • Foundations & Form Work • Boom Truck Work • Water & Sewer Lines • Gravel, Sand, Fill, Stone, Hot Top & Clay • Diesel Mechanics

Longchamps & Sons Inc. 15 Lisbon Street, Lisbon

Ph: 353-2349 • Fax: 353-5814 email: info@longchampsandsonsinc.com Cindy Kay & the birthday girl *Not much further to find out what the asterisk means... Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Check us out online at:

longchampsandsonsinc.com The Caspian Sea and the Dead Sea are both actually lakes.


The Douglas fir is actually a pine tree.

Look who’s 50* Out ’n About for Laurie Turton’s birthday Laurie, you know we love you...

Sue Marston, Laurie Turton & Jimbo We can’t stand the suspense any longer, Jimbo. Tell us what the * means!

Dave Wilbur

Dawn Ward The horseshoe crab is more closely related to spiders than crabs.

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Uncle Andyʼs Camping Tips: A hot rock placed in your sleeping bag will keep your feet warm. A hot enchilada works almost as well, but the cheese sticks between your toes.

Look who’s 50* Out ’n About for Laurie Turton’s birthday

If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!

Tuesday & Thursday Specials! 9pm-Midnight Well Drinks

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#10) Golfer: "Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?" #9) Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth." #8) Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?" Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now." #7) Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?" Caddy: "Eventually." #6) Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world." Caddy: "I don't think so sir. That would be too much of a coincidence." #5) Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction." Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a compass." #4) Golfer: "How do you like my game?" Caddy: "Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf." #3) Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play (continued on next page)

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on Sunday? Caddy: "The way you play, sir, it's a sin on any day." #2) Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on." Caddy: "This isn't the golf course. We left that an hour ago." and the #1 best caddy comment: Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old." Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir."

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Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain. My husband decided not to have me call in sick for him until we new what was wrong. When the results came back, the nurse informed us that, true to our suspicions, he was suffering from a kidney stone. I turned to my husband and asked, "Would you like me to call the funeral home now?" With a scornful look, the nurse turned to me and snapped, "Honey, he's not that sick!" Uncle Andy’s Digest ...withravis &T Jimbo

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving Roy Collette and his brother-in-law have been exchanging the same pair of pants as a Christmas present for 11 years - and each time the package gets harder to open. This year the pants came wrapped in a car mashed into a 3-foot cube. The trousers are in the glove compartment of a 1974 Gremlin. Now Collette is plotting his revenge if he can get them out. It all started when Collette received a pair of moleskin trousers from his brother-in-law, Larry Kunkel of Bensenville, Illinois. Kunkel's mother had given her son the britches when he was a college student. He wore them a few times, but they froze stiff in cold weather and he didn't like them. So he gave them to Collette. Collette, who called the moleskins "miserable," wore them three times, then wrapped them up and gave them back to Kunkel for Christmas the next year. The friendly exchange continued routinely until Collette twisted the pants tightly, stuffed them into a 3foot-long, 1-inch wide tube and gave them back to Kunkel. The next Christmas, Kunkel

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Uncle Andyʼs Golf Tips: Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.


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compressed the pants into a 7-inch square, wrapped them with wire and gave the "bale" to Collette. Not to be outdone, the next year Collette put the pants into a 2-footsquare crate filled with stones, nailed it shut, banded it with steel and gave the trusty trousers back to Kunkel. The brothers agreed to end the caper if the trousers were damaged. But they were as careful as they were clever. Kunkel had the pants mounted inside an insulated window that had a 20-year guarantee and shipped them off to Collette. Collette broke the glass, recovered the trousers, stuffed them into a 5inch coffee can and soldered it shut. The can was put in a 5-gallon container filled with concrete and reinforcing rods and given to Kunkel the following Christmas. Two years ago, Kunkel installed the pants in a 225 pound homemade steel ashtray made from 8-inch steel casings and etched Collette's name on the side. Collette had some trouble retrieving the treasured trousers, but succeeded without burning them with a cutting torch. Last Christmas, (continued on next page)

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Collette found a 600pound safe and hauled it to Viracon Inc. in Owatonna, where the shipping department decorated it with red and green stripes, put the pants inside and welded the safe shut. The safe was then shipped to Kunkel, who is the plant manager for Viracon's outlet in Bensenville. Last week, the pants were trucked to Owatonna, 55 miles south of Minneapolis, in a drab green, 3-foot cube that once was a car with 95,000 miles on it. A note attached to the 2,000-pound scrunched car advised Collette that the pants were inside the glove compartment. "This will take some planning," Collette said.

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Uncle Andyʼs Golf Tips: A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.


Uncle Andyʼs Golf Tips: If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.

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Lost Wager An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a casket containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural-history museum. "I've just discovered a 3,000 year-old mummy of a man who died of heart failure!" the excited scientist exclaimed. To which the curator replied, "Bring him in. We'll check it out." A week later, the amazed curator called the archaeologist. "You were right about the mummy's age and cause of death. How in the world did you know?" "Easy. There was a piece of paper in his hand that said, '10,000 Shekels on Goliath'." Sitting at a table in the clubhouse after a game, Jimbo said to Travis, a fellow club member, "I'm not about to play golf with Uncle Andy anymore." "Why not?", asked Travis. "Well, he found his lost ball two feet from the green." "That's possible." "Not when I had the ball in my pocket!," replied Jimbo.

Actual Elementary School Excuse Notes: "Cody was absent yesterday because we were out bowling until 2 AM."

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Kitchen Tips Martha Stewartʼs way: Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two AlkaSeltzer tablets. Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes. Clean a thermos. Fill the thermos with water, drop in four AlkaSeltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour.

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Uncle Andyʼs way: Put your jewelry, vases, and thermos in the toilet. Add some AlkaSeltzer and you have solved a whole bunch of problems at once. Three tomatoes were walking down the street, a papa tomato, a momma tomato and a baby tomato. The baby tomato starts lagging behind and the papa tomato gets mad and walks back to the baby tomato and squishes him and yells "ketchup". Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Actual Elementary School Excuse Notes: "It was my fault Mike did not do his math homework last night. His pencil broke and we do not have a pencil sharpener at home."

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Out & About at Thatcher’s in the Auburn Mall I was gonna take part in the wingy thingy but I got too wrapped up talking to Jimbo about ‘67 Vettes and investment properties...

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Measuring Up

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The following question appeared in a physics degree exam at the University of Copenhagen: "Describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer." One enterprising student replied: "You tie a long piece of string to the neck of the barometer, then lower the barometer from the roof of the skyscraper to the ground. The length of the string plus the length of the barometer will equal the height of the building." This highly original answer so incensed the examiner that the student was failed immediately. The student appealed, on the grounds that his answer was indisputably correct, and the university appointed an independent arbiter to decide the case. The arbiter judged that the answer was indeed correct, but did not display any noticeable knowledge of physics; to resolve the problem it was decided to call the student in and allow him six minutes in which to verbally provide an answer which showed at least a minimal familiarity with the basic (continued on next page)

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Where it came from: The phrase "Often a bridesmaid but never a bride" actually comes from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash. The text was written by Milton Feasley and first appeared in 1925. The advertisement was so successful that it ran for more than ten years.

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principles of physics. For five minutes the student sat in silence, forehead creased in thought. The arbiter reminded him that time was running out, to which the student replied that he had several extremely relevant answers, but couldn't make up his mind which to use. On being advised to hurry up the student replied as follows:

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www.shermarnolds.com Actual Elementary School Excuse Notes: "Diane was late on Wednesday. She fell asleep on the bus and was taken back to the bus yard."

"One, you could take the barometer up to the roof of the skyscraper, drop it over the edge, and measure the time it takes to reach the ground. The height of the building can then be worked out from the formula H = 3D 1/2gt squared (height equals half times gravity time squared). But bad luck on the barometer. "Two, if the sun is shining you could measure the height of the barometer, then set it on end and measure the length of its shadow. Then you measure the length of the skyscraper's shadow, and thereafter it is a simple matter of proportional arithmetic to work out the height of the skyscraper. "Three, if you wanted to be highly scientific about it, you could tie a short piece of string to the barometer and (continued on next page)

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swing it like a pendulum, first at ground level and then on the roof of the skyscraper. The height is worked out by the difference in the gravitational restoring force (T = 3D 2 pi sqr root of l over g). "Four, if the skyscraper has an outside emergency staircase, it would be easy to walk up it and mark off the height of the skyscraper in barometer lengths, then add them up. "Five, if you merely wanted to be boring and orthodox about it, of course, you could use the barometer to measure air pressure on the roof of the skyscraper, compare it with standard air pressure on the ground, and convert the difference in millibars into feet to give the height of the building. "Six, since we are constantly being exhorted to exercise independence of mind and apply scientific methods, undoubtedly the best way would be to knock on the janitor's door and say to him 'I will give you this nice new barometer, if you will tell me the height of this skyscraper.'" The arbiter re-graded the student with an 'A.' We love our advertisers! Thanks for choosing us!! Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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Actual Elementary School Excuse Notes: "Scott didn't practice last night because he lost his tooth in the mouthpiece of his trumpet."

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Kitchen Tips Martha Stewartʼs way: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake. Uncle Andyʼs way: Go to the bakery. They'll even decorate it for you.

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Actual Elementary School Excuse Notes: "Amy did not do her homework last night because we went out to a party and did not get home until late. If she is tired, please let her sleep during recess time."


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Out ’n About with “Miami Mike” It has been a long and eventful month since I reported from the Pro Bowl. I currently commute 33 miles one way to work, which takes me a ridiculous 60 minutes. The view is nothing short of breathtaking with waves of billboards lining the six-lane expressway, and the droves of automobiles like salmon intending to spawn up an asphalt stream with little to no progress through the bumper to bumper traffic. This extra time in the car enables me to spend significantly more time reflecting on the world. To be bluntly honest with you I have yet to come up with anything even mildly inspirational, or any theories on the origin of the duck billed platypus, which by the way is one of only two mammals that lays eggs. Among the commotion and hubbub of Miami it becomes unmistakably apparent as to why the great state of Maine is called “vacationland”. Vacation is not about go-go-go, it’s about leisure time, getting back to basics and appreciating all the simple aspects of life. Take some advice from Miami Mike, next time you have a parcel of free time, scoot on over and visit Darcy Ames, proud owner of Perfect Image Salon. Let her know Miami Mike sent ya and I am willing to bet that though you may not have a million bucks, you’ll sure look and feel like it. After the salon, head over to Holly’s Own Deli for some suppa with motha! Or if you are scouring the hillside for something a bit different, head over to Deep Sea Creations and let them set you up with an aquarium that will bring you a taste of Feng Shui. On a final note: yes, that is Uncle Andy’s Miami Mike at the Super Bowl with the latest edition of The Most Unusual digest in America!! Until next time “Digesters Mount up”! Uncle Andy’s Digest ...witThravis

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"Men between the ages of 18 and 25 must register for the draft on their 18th birthday." – Sign in a U.S. Post Office

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Medical Term Definitions by Uncle Andy: Morbid... A higher offer than I bid.


Medical Term Definitions by Uncle Andy: Varicose... Near by

Surprise! Submitted by Jimbo It was at the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils. The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, "I bet I know what it is. Some flowers." "That's right" the boy said, "but how did you know?" "Oh, just a wild guess," she said. The next pupil was the candy shop owner's daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets." "That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl. "Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher. The next gift was from the son of the liquor store owner. The teacher held the package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop of the leakage with her finger and touched it to her tongue. "Is it wine?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with some excitement. The teacher repeated the process, taking a larger drop of the leakage to her tongue. "Is it champagne?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with more excitement. The teacher took one more taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?" With great glee, the boy replied, "It's a puppy!"

Medical Term Definitions by Uncle Andy: Rectum... Darn near killed him.

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Food Spoilage Tests For Bachelors THE GAG TEST: Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night). EGGS: When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime. DAIRY PRODUCTS: Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already. Cheddar cheese is spoiled when you think it is blue cheese but you realize you've never purchased that kind. MAYONNAISE: If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, the mayonnaise is spoiled. FROZEN FOODS: Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled - (or wrecked anyway) by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife. (continued on next page)

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MEAT: If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a threeblock radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled. BREAD: Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially acceptable "spots" that should be seen on the surface of any loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth areas are a good indication that your bread has turned into a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment. FLOUR: Flour is spoiled when it wiggles. SALT: It never spoils. LETTUCE: Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can't get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet. Romaine lettuce is spoiled when it turns liquid. CANNED GOODS: Any canned goods that have become the size (continued on next page)

LEXOPHILES (Lover of Words): The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.

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