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Our Very Own Original
T-Shirt of the day --

Are you sure
your thumbs oppose?

My Liary:
a journal to record all my fibs,
white lies and larger distortions
of the truth

    Getting ready,

    getting set,

    Rats! Soon is taking
    too long!

    Come and see what's
    up so far-

  (Psssst!!  Hey Bobby!!    
did you say you put the keys
  to this place???)

“I should think you could see that you’re here,
       And you’ll always remain here, I fear,
       For it matters not where
 You may go, when you're there,
 You’ll say to yourself, ‘I am here.’ ”

    From 100 Limerick Lyrics, 1906
Take your lumps (and give a few):  We'll Help!  Heh, Heh,
See how in our Garden
lump of coal
Right Click to See Bigger View of this Cartoon, by Jack Sears,  of a man in a parka running from a polar bear by jumping on floes of ice arranged in a circle.  The bear is on a floe behind him.  Both are puffing.A an early American cartoon, 20th century.

* The quotes come from The Shakspeare Calendar; or, WIT AND WISDOM for
Every Day in the Year,
edited by William C. Richards; New York: George P.
Putnam; 1850.

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