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Friday Funnies: Hurry Up ... Laugh!

Hello My happy People,

Today is going to be short and sweet. I am so behind my schedule today. I need to run, run, run!

Quick updates:

Thanks to Ann Charles (who will be my guest for episode 74 on July 12th) I am going to try writing both The Touch and Free Bad Haircuts with Each Craniotomy at the same time. I will switch back and forth each week.

Thanks to Natasha Deen (who will be my guest for episode 75 on July 19th) I got a plotting program she recommended and have plotted out both The Touch and Free Bad Haircuts with Each Craniotomy and will begin writing them very soon. I am currently doing some research and making notes for both.

I hope to finish my edits for Into the West: Family Ties this weekend. I will be publishing the seventh and final book in the same design as all the previously published books in this serial and then doing a redesign of the covers for a special set. Eventually the old cover will be discontinued, but I want the last one to be available in the same style as the previous books until everyone who wants the original set has time to get theirs.

I may have found the software I need to create a flipbook online magazine. Currently we are hoping for an September or October launch. Cross your fingers ... this could be great!

But for now ... on with the jokes!

Have a great weekend,


Q: Why did Lionel Richie knock on your door?

A: Just to say hello.

Q: What kind of rock concert only costs 45 cents?

A: A 50 Cent show featuring Nickelback.

Q: What did the grape say when the horse stepped on it?

A: Nothing, it just let out a little wine.

Q: Why do you want to be cremated?

A: Because it will be my last chance to get a smoking hot body.

Q: Do you ever wish there was an ocean made of orange soda.

A: No that would just be a Fanta sea.

Q: Is it really so bad if I don’t know what apocalypse means?

A: It’s not like it's the end of the world!

Q: DId you hear that some aquatic mammals at the zoo escaped?

A: Yes, I heard it was otter chaos!

Q: Did you hear the pun about the wind?

A: Yes, it blows!

Q: Did you hear about the guy who collected candy canes?

A: Yes, I heard they were all in mint condition.

And last but not least ...

Q: Why should you never discuss Pi with a mathematician?

A: Because they can go on about it forever!

"For Sail" signs - Brad Upton

Speeding Is The Answer To The Traffic Problem.

Brad Upton - Dry Bar Comedy

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LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

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