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Jokes, snits and debates … it’s all here

by Carolyn DeMarand Maizie Harris Jesse

We love to laugh, and so we’re passing on a story received from DeeAnn Parsons …

An employee’s boss called his home with an urgent problem, only to get a small child whispering, “Hello.” “Is your Daddy home,” he asked? “Yes,” came the whispering voice.

“May I speak with him, please?” “No,” replied the child. “Is your mother home?” “Yes.” “May I speak with her?” “No.” Becoming somewhat exasperated, he said, “Is anybody else there”? “Yes … a policeman,” said the voice. “Then may I speak with the policeman?” “No, he’s busy.”

“Busy doing what?” “Talking with Mommy and Daddy and the firemen,” came the whispered answer. Worried, and hearing what sounded like a helicopter in the background, he asked, “What’s that noise?” “A hello-copper,” said the voice. Now alarmed, the boss asked, “What’s going on there?” “The search team just landed the hello-copper,” said the now awed child.

Now, very concerned, the boss asked, “My goodness, what are they searching for?” Still whispering, the child replied along with a muffled giggle, “ME!”

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If you want to see a well-thought-out, well-synchronized operation … go out and watch the helicopters strew straw (say that over and over) on the hills west of town … it’s just one of the projects going on to help out the burned area …

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We know of an 8-year-old who, while riding down Fleischmann Street by the hospital, saw some hospital employees in their scrubs smoking (they can’t do so on hospital grounds), and said, “If they work in a hospital, don’t they know any better?” Ouch …

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Bits and pieces … Happy birthday to Carolyn’s brother-in-law, Kurt Garrett; thanks to Barron Lauderbaugh for helping us out when we needed him (draw big grin here ____); take a cruise through Apple Hill this week … and bring back a pie for us (we are blatant in our appeals for “stuff” … ‘cuz sometimes it works … i.e., see “flowers” above); Jack Sypolt has offered to take us shooting and snuggling soon … what some people will do to try to get us to see their point of view … ; and Mount St. Helen’s burped, and thousands of people are going up there in droves to see if it will explode … all of them rocket scientists, no doubt …

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Soooo, Michael Moore of “Fahrenheit 9/11” fame, is going to speak at the University of Nevada, Reno on the 13th … and Rick Reviglio, general manager of Western Nevada Supply, has offered the university $100,000 to either halt the appearance, or bring in a conservative (like broadcaster Sean Hannity) to debate him, or they will halt their contributions (which have been considerable) to the university.

It’s their call of course, but it smacks of a snit to us … would they have felt the same if Sean Hannity had been the one who had been asked to speak? Naaaaah … so why not use the money and ask him to speak the week after? They could recoup their money in ticket sales … maybe … perhaps … probably not …

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Where’s Jesse Ventura when you need him? What happened to good old-fashioned, no-holds-barred debates? These canned, bland, polished “appearances” have all the vitality of a bowl of overdone stewed prunes … “in one end, and out the other.” So watch the VP candidates tonight, and enjoy your pablum …

Congratulations to Coach Shane Quilling, staff and the Carson Senators for beating North Valleys Friday night, in spite of the loss of five starters … quality is like cream … it rises to the top …

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Recently, a Reno High class had a reunion (the year will be anonymous to protect the guilty) … it went beautifully, and everybody had a great time. The class committee put out a booklet that told of the classmates careers and families … and also listed those that were deceased. Alas … someone didn’t quite get it right … and one of the classmates who was “deceased” wasn’t. Someone who learned that their classmate lived was shocked, and said, “What if she sees the book?” “Not to worry,” was the reply … “If they thought she was dead, they wouldn’t send it to her.” Case closed …

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“You generate what you feel you deserve” … from Dr. Phil … think about it … then deserve more …

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com