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  • His Lordship was in the study at Downton Abbey

    when the butler approached and coughed discreetly.
    "May I ask you a question, My Lord?"

    "Go ahead, Carson ," said His Lordship.

    "I am doing the crossword in The Times and I have found a word
    I am not too clear on."

    "What word is that?" asked His Lordship.

    "Aplomb," My Lord.

    "Now that's a difficult one to explain.
    I would say it is self-assurance or complete composure."

    "Thank you, My Lord, but I'm still a little confused."
    "Let me give you an example to make it clearer. Do you remember
    a few months ago when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
    arrived to spend a weekend with us?"

    "I remember the occasion very well, My Lord. It gave the staff
    and myself much pleasure to look after them."

    "Also," continued the Earl of Grantham, "do you remember when
    Wills plucked a rose for Kate in the rose garden?"

    "I was present on that occasion, My Lord, ministering to their needs.

    "While plucking the rose, a thorn embedded itself in his thumb very deeply."

    "I witnessed the incident, My Lord, and saw the Duchess herself
    remove the thorn and bandage his thumb with her own dainty handkerchief."

    "That evening the hole that the rose made on his thumb was very sore.

    Kate had to cut up his venison even though it was extremely tender."

    "Yes, My Lord, I did see everything that transpired that evening."

    "The next morning while you were pouring coffee for Her Ladyship,
    Kate inquired of Wills with a loud voice, 'Darling, does your prick still throb?'
    And you, Carson, did not spill one drop of coffee!
    ******** THAT is aplomb."


    • A group of guys, all age 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the waitresses there were gorgeous, with tight skirts, lean legs, perky breasts and nice butts.

      Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food and service were good and the wine selection was excellent.

      Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they could dine in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.

      Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had a lift.

      Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because they had never been there before and heard it was quite good.


      • An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.

        As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him
        about, 'What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it'.

        And on and on and on.

        Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

        While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of
        execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.

        Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news.
        As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
        'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.

        He whirled around and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP?!'



          While I was walking down the side of the canal this morning around 11 AM , I noticed a Muslim extremist slip from the dock and fall into the water. He was struggling to stay afloat, because of all the explosives he was carrying. If he didn't get help he'd surely drown.

          Being a responsible British citizen, abiding by the law of the land that requires you to help those in distress, I informed the police, the Coast Guard, the Immigration Office, and even the Fire Department.

          It is now 5:30 PM . He has drowned, and not one of the authorities have yet responded.

          I'm starting to think I wasted four stamps.


          • +10!!!
            I stole this last one for Face Book...


            • Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time.
              -Stephen Wright

              I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, "Get the hell off my property."
              - Joan Rivers

              I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
              - Paula Poundstone

              Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
              - Charles Osgood

              Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped. (taking pulse)
              -Groucho Marx

              New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
              - David Letterman

              A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
              - W. C. Fields

              I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
              - Dave Edison

              You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
              - Ellen DeGeneres

              My doctor is wonderful. Once, in 1955, when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the X-rays.
              - Joey Bishop

              ...thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
              - Dave Barry

              People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
              - Anonymous


              • While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

                His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter
                at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.”

                “No problem, just let me in,” says the man. “Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

                “Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the MP. “I'm sorry, but we have our rules.” And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

                Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

                The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. “Now it's time to visit heaven.” So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

                “Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.” The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers, “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”

                So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

                The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. “I don't understand,” stammers the MP, “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”

                The devil looks at him, smiles and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted!”


                • A farmer got in his pickup and drove over to a neighbor's and knocked at the door. A young boy, about 9, opened the door

                  "Is your Dad home?" the farmer asked.
                  "No sir, he isn't," the boy replied. "He went into town."
                  "Well," said the man, "Is your Mother here?"
                  "No sir, she's not here either. She went into town with Dad."
                  "How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?"
                  "No sir, He went with Mom and Dad."
                  The man stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other and mumbling to himself.
                  "Is there anything I can do for you?" the boy asked politely. "I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one. Or maybe I could take a message for Dad."
                  "Well," said the rancher uncomfortably, "I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It's about your brother Howard getting my daughter, Suzie, pregnant."
                  The boy considered for a moment. "You would have to talk to Pa about that", he finally conceded. "If it helps you any, I know that Pa charges $500 for the bull and $100 for the boar, but I really don't know how much he gets for Howard.


                  • I'm going to have to send this to my one friend who actually is a lawyer...

                    TOO FUNNY NOT TO PASS ON!!
                    How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?

                    These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

                    ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
                    WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
                    ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
                    WITNESS: My name is Susan!
                    ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
                    WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
                    ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
                    WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
                    ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
                    WITNESS: July 18th.
                    ATTORNEY: What year?
                    WITNESS: Every year.
                    ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
                    WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
                    ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
                    WITNESS: Forty-five years.
                    ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
                    WITNESS: Yes.
                    ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
                    WITNESS: I forget..
                    ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
                    ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
                    WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

                    ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
                    WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
                    ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
                    WITNESS: Are you ****ting me?
                    ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
                    WITNESS: Yes.
                    ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
                    WITNESS: Getting laid

                    ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
                    WITNESS: Yes.
                    ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
                    WITNESS: None.
                    ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
                    WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
                    ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
                    WITNESS: By death..
                    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
                    WITNESS: Take a guess.

                    ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
                    WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
                    ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
                    WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
                    ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
                    WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
                    ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
                    WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
                    ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
                    WITNESS: Oral...
                    ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
                    WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
                    ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
                    WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
                    ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
                    WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

                    And last:

                    ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
                    WITNESS: No.
                    ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
                    WITNESS: No.
                    ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
                    WITNESS: No..
                    ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
                    WITNESS: No.
                    ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
                    WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
                    ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
                    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
                    "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979


                    • So why did the chicken cross the road?

                      SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!

                      BARACK OBAMA: It is obvious that the chicken crossed the road to receive health care benefits which are denied to him on this side of the road. All American chickens should have the right to basic health care without the risk of being struck by a moving vehicle to obtain them.

                      JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

                      HILLARY CLINTON: I can categorically assure you that there is no mention of either chickens or roads in my archived emails.

                      GEORGE W. BUSH: Why the chicken crossed the road is immaterially to us. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

                      DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

                      BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

                      AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

                      JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it crossing the road now, and will remain against it.

                      AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

                      DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.

                      OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

                      ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet received confirmation that the chicken has actually crossed the road. We will keep you updated on developments.

                      NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

                      PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

                      MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

                      DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

                      WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Crosseth the road at thine own peril for there are portents in the heavens which inform against thee. No boon shall thy labors inherit, but a fricassee thou shal't become.

                      GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

                      BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

                      AYN RAND: So it could keep all its eggs. It doesn't owe that farmer a damn thing!

                      BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot in the middle of the road.

                      ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

                      DONALD TRUMP: So, you thought you could cross the road without the consensus of the board huh? YOU'RE FRYERED!

                      JOHN KENNEDY: Ask not why the chicken crossed the road, but what you can do to help it cross the road.

                      COLONEL SANDERS: Now where did I put that pressure cooker?


                      • Went to a music festival on Saturday. Lots of good music, but nothing funny about that. One performer though said he used to perform as Blind Lemon Pledge. Inside joke there from a blues musician in the 1920's.

                        Then he went on to say he and friends were talking about what to use as a performance name and one of his friends said he ought to be Tiny White Johnson. I about fell off the bench but I don't think the wife cracked a smile. That probably meant she didn't get the pun (or double entendre) but it would have lost everything in translation if I'd tried to explain to her. I'm trying to learn when it's better to just STFU.
                        "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill


                        • A Californian and an Texan were deer hunting in the brush of south Texas when an illegal alien runs across a clearing. The Texan takes careful aim, shoots and kills him.

                          "You can't do that!" cried the Californian.

                          "It's legal here in Texas " replies the Texan.

                          Later that night the Californian goes to town to buy some beer from Wal-Mart. He puts the beer on the roof of his truck and while he's making room behind the seat, an illegal alien runs by, grabs the beer and runs away. The Californian draws his pistol, shoots and kills him. As he is retrieving his beer the police come and arrest him.

                          "But I thought it was legal to shoot illegal aliens here in Texas!" protests the Californian.

                          "Well, yeah," says the cop, "but you can't use bait."
                          Definition: Boat, a hole in the water you throw money into!


                          • Claude the Hypnotist was invited to perform at a Senior Home.
                            It was entertainment night at the senior citizens' center.
                            After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist!
                            Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance.
                            "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." said Claude.
                            The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
                            "I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see.
                            "It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations."
                            He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting
                            "Watch the watch ---- Watch the watch ---- Watch the watch"
                            The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth.
                            The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces.
                            A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch.
                            They were hypnotized.
                            And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!!
                            The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact"

                            "****" said Claude.

                            It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens' Center and Claude was never invited there again.


                            • Engineers

                              Understanding Engineers #1
                              Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."

                              Understanding Engineers #2
                              To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

                              Understanding Engineers #3
                              A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, What's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" The greens-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!." The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight." The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything she can do for them." The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

                              Understanding Engineers #4
                              What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.

                              Understanding Engineers #5
                              The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?" The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?" The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

                              Understanding Engineers #6
                              Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints." Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections." The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"

                              Understanding Engineers #7
                              Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

                              Understanding Engineers #8
                              An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want." Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?" The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that's cool."


                              • A true Christmas story --- Really!!!!!

                                Three men die on Christmas Eve and arriving at the PEARLY GATES are greeted by St Peter.

                                St Peter says You must all show me something Christmassy to be allowed in.

                                The Englishman steps up first takes a lighter out of his pocket and lights a flame Its a candle he says.

                                St Peter UMM OK and lets him in.

                                Next up the Welshman he takes out his car keys and jingles them they are Sleigh Bells he says

                                St Peter UMM stretching it a bit but is Christmas so OK and lets him in.

                                Next up is Paddy the Irishman he reaches into him pocket and can only find a Bra and Panties. St Peter stops him and says Now Paddy what the hell are you doing how can they be Christmassy

                                Paddy thinks

                                The are Carols