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[V] Add in Classifieds Occupied France 1942. FOR SALE: 65,000 French rifles, never fired NIB -Only dropped once.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 9:54:24 AM EST
a mouse raids the pantry and comes back with a piece of cheese. His friend says hey this is pretty good what kinda cheese is it? its Nacho Cheese. Nacho Cheese? how did u know that, the other mouse asks. Wel when i went to frab it this guy yelled at me " HEY THATS NACHO CHEESE"
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 10:08:35 AM EST
MICROSOFT Bids to Acquire Catholic Church By Hank Vorjes VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In a joint press conference in St. Peter's Square this morning, MICROSOFT Corp. and the Vatican announced that the Redmond software giant will acquire the Roman Catholic Church in exchange for an unspecified number of shares of MICROSOFT common stock. If the deal goes through, it will be the first time a computer software company has acquired a major world religion. With the acquisition, Pope John Paul II will become the senior vice-president of the combined company's new Religious Software Division, while MICROSOFT senior vice-presidents Michael Maples and Steven Ballmer will be invested in the College of Cardinals, said MICROSOFT Chairman Bill Gates.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 10:09:05 AM EST
"We expect a lot of growth in the religious market in the next five to ten years," said Gates. "The combined resources of MICROSOFT and the Catholic Church will allow us to make religion easier and more fun for a broader range of people." Through the MICROSOFT Network, the company's new on-line service, "we will make the sacraments available on-line for the first time" and revive the popular pre-Counter-Reformation practice of selling indulgences, said Gates. "You can get Communion, confess your sins, receive absolution -- even reduce your time in Purgatory -- all without leaving your home." A new software application, MICROSOFT Church, will include a macro language which you can program to download heavenly graces automatically while you are away from your computer. An estimated 17,000 people attended the announcement in St Peter's Square, watching on a 60-foot screen as comedian Don Novello -- in character as Father Guido Sarducci -- hosted the event, which was broadcast by satellite to 700 sites worldwide. Pope John Paul II said little during the announcement. When Novello chided Gates, "Now I guess you get to wear one of these pointy hats," the crowd roared, but the pontiff's smile seemed strained. The deal grants MICROSOFT exclusive electronic rights to the Bible and the Vatican's prized art collection, which includes works by such masters as Michelangelo and Da Vinci. But critics say MICROSOFT will face stiff challenges if it attempts to limit competitors' access to these key intellectual properties.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 10:09:45 AM EST
"The Jewish people invented the look and feel of the holy scriptures," said Rabbi David Gottschalk of Philadelphia. "You take the parting of the Red Sea -- we had that thousands of years before the Catholics came on the scene." But others argue that the Catholic and Jewish faiths both draw on a common Abrahamaic heritage. "The Catholic Church has just been more successful in marketing it to a larger audience," notes Notre Dame theologian Father Kenneth Madigan. Over the last 2,000 years, the Catholic Church's market share has increased dramatically, while Judaism, which was the first to offer many of the concepts now touted by Christianity, lags behind. Historically, the Church has a reputation as an aggressive competitor, leading crusades to pressure people to upgrade to Catholicism, and entering into exclusive licensing arrangements in various kingdoms whereby all subjects were instilled with Catholicism, whether or not they planned to use it. Today Christianity is available from several denominations, but the Catholic version is still the most widely used. The Church's mission is to reach "the four corners of the Earth," echoing MICROSOFT's vision of "a computer on every desktop and in every home". Gates described MICROSOFT's long-term strategy to develop a scalable religious architecture that will support all religions through emulation. A single core religion will be offered with a choice of interfaces according to the religion desired -- "One religion, a couple of different implementations," said Gates. The MICROSOFT move could spark a wave of mergers and acquisitions, according to Herb Peters, a spokesman for the U.S. Southern Baptist Conference, as other churches scramble to strengthen their position in the increasingly competitive religious market.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 12:49:49 PM EST
Here's a good one: [b]How do you keep an idiot in suspense?[/b]
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 8:20:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Here's a good one: [b]How do you keep an idiot in suspense?[/b]
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Tell you later, Treetop
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 8:45:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Here's a good one: [b]How do you keep an idiot in suspense?[/b]
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Link Posted: 8/18/2001 10:06:40 PM EST
What did the fish say when he swam into the wall? Damn!! A guy goes into a psychiatrist's office and shouts, "I'm a tepee!! I'm a wigwam!! I'm a tepee!! I'm a wigwam!!!" The psychiatrist says, "Relax, you're too tense." Roy Rogers gets a new pair of boots and steps in something, so that they have to stay outside. He gets up the next day and finds out that they're gone and there's some bobcat tracks leading away. He gets mad and saddles up Trigger and goes after the cat and kills it and gets back what remains of his boots. Later that day, he returns with the bobcat carcass across his saddle. Dale Evans says, Pardon me Roy, but is that the cat that chewed your new shoe?" How do you kill a unique deer? You 'neak up on it. When Bob Dole was a presidential candidate in 1996 he was asked the famous boxers or briefs question, to which he replied, "Depends."
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