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CHOOSING A BORDEAUX
Presidential election-year Bordeauxs generally are bad.
Mark Matthews quoting Richard M. Nixon, in the Washington Journalism Review
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723 Games thumb thumb thumb thumb
PLAYING SCRABBLE
As a rule, I can beat anyone at Scrabble who does crossword puzzles better than me.
Sharon Yntema, author, Vegetarian Baby
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769 Color thumb thumb thumb thumb
BRUCE'S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RULE
During the 1970s in Southern California, the lighter the blond, the darker the blouse.
Bruce Reznick, associate professor of mathematics, Urbana, Illinois
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SPOTTING A BAD MOVIE
No good movie has ever included a hot-air balloon.
Paul A. Delaney, meteorologist, Beltsville, Maryland
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295 Precipitation thumb thumb thumb thumb
FORECASTING THE WEATHER
If a crescent moon is tipped so that water could not run out of it, it won't rain.
Bob, Davenport, Iowa
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MEASURING CHILDREN
The height of a child on its second birthday will be about half its adult height, though girls will be a little shorter when grown.
J. Eichelberger, Alameda, California
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SPOTTING A SCHIZOPHRENIC
Schizophrenics almost never yawn.
Scott Parker, data specialist, Beaumont, Texas
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SPOTTING A CONSERVATIVE
Conservatives prefer strawberry ice cream.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
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WINNING AT CHESS
Always check--it might be mate.
Norman Brenner, Fleetwood, New York
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1119 Children thumb thumb thumb thumb
TRAVELING WITH A CHILD
A child will start fussing ten minutes before the end of a trip, no matter how long the trip.
Lynn Smith, accountant, Tustin, Califonia
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TESTING YOUR SEX DRIVE
Your sex drive is inversely proportional to the sensitivity of your funny-bone.
Bob Cornett, photographer, New York, New York
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