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By Shellbot ·
Been a long long time since anyone bothered with a Yuk

This isn't so much a Yuk, as a more thoughtful item I received.
I like it though..


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers:
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

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In lieu of flowers,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Friday thoughts...

the family has asked that contributions be invested in a balanced retirement or college fund.

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Please send all cash donations...

by jck In reply to In lieu of flowers,

to me! :^0

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Very true

by mafergus In reply to Friday thoughts...

Especially in IT. I was once told that common sense was just that, common.

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Common Sense was succeeded by

by jfuller05 In reply to Friday thoughts...

Rare Sense.

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by NickNielsen In reply to Friday thoughts...

If good sense was common, we wouldn't need a name for it now, would we?

Have you noticed that many of these "improvements" in society have made it possible for people who previously would have died in childhood to not only survive to puberty, but to reproduce?

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thoughts I found

by PurpleSkys In reply to Friday thoughts...

I'm not a programmer, but some of these were still hilarious ...have a great night everyone :)

Top 20 replies by programmers when their programs don't work:

20. "That's weird..."
19. "It's never done that before."
18. "It worked yesterday."
17. "How is that possible?"
16. "It must be a hardware problem."
15. "What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?"
14. "There is something funky in your data."
13. "I haven't touched that module in weeks!"
12. "You must have the wrong version."
11. "It's just some unlucky coincidence."
10. "I can't test everything!"
9. "THIS can't be the source of THAT."
8. "It works, but it hasn't been tested."
7. "Somebody must have changed my code."
6. "Did you check for a virus on your system?"
5. "Even though it doesn't work, how does it feel?
4. "You can't use that version on your system."
3. "Why do you want to do it that way?"
2. "Where were you when the program blew up?"
1. And the Number One Reply by Programmers when their programs don't work: "I thought I fixed that."

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Good night, Purple

by santeewelding In reply to thoughts I found

That was good.

Reminds me of a book: "Why Buildings Fall Down".

Written by a guy who had initially written, "Why Buildings Stand Up". Upon submitting his first work for his mother to read, she told him something like, "That's all very nice, dear, but don't you think it would be far more interesting to write one on why they don't stand up?"

As remote as what I do may sound, that is also how I make my living: failure analysis -- function, structure, intellect, name it.

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RIP, he will be surely missed

by .Martin. In reply to Friday thoughts...

unless he comes back as a zombie...

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another "thought"

by PurpleSkys In reply to Friday thoughts...

To: Management From: Systems Group
Re: Y-to-K Date Change Project Status

We are pleased to report that our staff has completed the 18 months of "Y-to-K" work, on time, and on budget.
We have gone through every line of code in every program in every system.
We have analyzed all databases, all data files, including backups and historic archives,
and completely modified dates in all software and all data to reflect your new standards, as such:
* Months: Januark,
* Days: Sundak,

Our team is glad to help in any way possible, although honestly, the urgency of this "Y-to-K" project has not made much sense to us, with all push to complete this before the year 2000.
Speaking of which, what do you think we ought to do next year when the two-digit year rolls over from 99 to 00?
That could cause some problems.
System Group
- As told by

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