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WITandWISDOM(tm) November 30, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

After his near death experience on Mount Everest, climber Beck Weathers admitted, "When you're up that far, you get high-altitude stupid."

Source: Maximum Impact, http://www.maximumimpact.com


From Mark Mail by Mark Raymond

I don't know much about boating, other than it's usually better to be in the boat than not, and generally not a good idea to go out on the water by yourself.

But apparently one hapless skipper in Australia didn't heed the second part of that sentence, winding up in his violating the first part.

The gentlemen entered Darwin Harbour about 9:30 at night on his own - struck a buoy - and was knocked out of his boat. He climbed up onto the buoy and held on while his boat continued motoring happily on into the night. Four or five hours later the boat finally beached itself - and here is where the man's prayers were answered - it beached on a stretch of heavily-patrolled sand at a Naval base.

The sailors simply followed the boat's GPS device, which was still on, retracing the route it had taken until they found the man - still clinging to that buoy - eight hours later, about 5:30 in the morning.

And people say there's no such thing as angels.

The news story is at:

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

On the nautical theme here is more from Mark Raymond:

Humorous Boat Names

A Three Hour Tour

Agony of De Fleet

Aye Candy


Flood Insurance

She Got The House

This Side Up


Wet Debt

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/


During a dry spell, our family hiked to an area where earlier, two swollen streams had formed a small island. I explained to my granddaughter that now we could walk across the stream beds because they were dry.

"Oh," she shot back, "from one ex-stream to the other."

Submitted by Diana

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Holiday Shopping the Smart Way
By Steve Bass

At first, I thought Retrevo was a typical shopping site (think PC World Shopping or Froogle).

Retrevo does supply information about retailers and online stores--but it's light years ahead of mere shopping sites. That's because it finds details about electronics, the minutiae that are essential when I'm looking for the ins and outs about a product before I buy it, or if I'm having a problem with a device.

With every search, Retrevo grabs information from blogs, forums, reviewers, and manufacturers, and gives me a quick overview in one easy-to-read panel. At a single glance I can get price examples and a few product specs, learn if other users like the product, and see what Retrevo thinks about the product's selling price. Scroll down from the overview and you'll find links in categories that include expert and user reviews, company information, and shopping sites.

Retrevo is also a good resource if you're having a problem with a device. http://www.retrevo.com/

Source PC World, http://www.pcworld.com

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