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Here's some amusing, funny stuff...

I learnt so much about cheeses from this one—The Cheese Shop Sketch...

Four Yorkshiremen—the original sketch coming in 1967—was first performed by the
skit's four writer-performers: Tim Brooke-Taylor (later from The Goodies), Marty Feldman, John Cleese and Graham Chapman...

The Oscar Wilde Sketch

…that does have some original Wilde...

The Parrot Sketch was originally from The Secret Policeman's Ball
where you see Michael Palin losing his composure...

Here is the later version…

A well-known typeface from Bernard ‘Hap’ Kliban …from Mad MagazineKliban’s correct use of the term ‘decorative typeface’ is especially notable now that everyone seems to use the term ‘font’ — sweepingly to mean a printed face, a typographic family, a specific type-style, or (correctly) the licensed software that allows us to reproduce type on our computers.

After having dug to a depth of 10ifeet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the British, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20ifeet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times: "American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British".

One week later, Australia's Northern Territory Times, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30ifeet in his backyard in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, aboriginal Billi Bunji, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f…-all. Billi has, therefore, concluded that 250 years ago, Australia had already gone wireless."

Makes me feel bloody proud to be Australian! Hohoho!

The Bible has a lot to answer for, especially when people take it out of context to further their own means!

On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, “homosexuality is an abomination” according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.

The following response is an open letter to Dr Laura, written by an American, and posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as quite informative…

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness — Leviticus 15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odour for the Lord — Leviticus 1:9. The problem is my neighbours. They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Leviticus 11:10) it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

7. Leviticus 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Leviticus 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Leviticus 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Leviticus 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them (Leviticus 24:10-16)? Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Leviticus 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and, thus, enjoy considerable expertise in such matters. So I'm confident you can help.

Thank you, again, for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan

EdD Professor Emeritus
Dept of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, University of Virginia .