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The “F” Word
In William’s pre-kindergarten class, the letter for the week was “F”. When the teacher asked William to give her a word that started with an “F”, he said “flatulate.”
“William,” the teacher said somewhat taken aback, “do you know what that word means?”
“Yeah, my grandpa, Steve, said it’s the scientific word for “Toot.”
Aren’t Grandpas smart?

Pat me down!
Why are so many people upset about the increased security at our airports? If they had full body scanners and more intense pat downs in 2001, 9/11 would probably never have happened and 2,996 people would still be living. Either we implement those stronger security measures, or we risk a repeat of the 9/11 incident. So what shall it be? Body scans and pat downs, or suicide bombers and blowups. The choice is obvious!
FYI: There were more people killed in the 9/11 attacks (2,996), than were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor (2350), which caused the United Stated to declare war on Japan (December 7, 1941).

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A graduate of John Carroll University and a successful businessman, the founder/ CEO of Bandido's Mexican restaurants. Jim writes the "Schindler Sez" column in the newspaper. He also authors a series of books of short, true, and humorous stories. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer