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|Subject: Re: Oldest Fridge Contest||Date: 11/8/2011 5:00 AM|
|Author: 0x6a74||Number: 37922 of 73599|
i think everywhere i've lived (65+yrs) has had gas and NO explosions ..maybe i'm due?
That reminds me why I sometimes do poorly at parties...I remember someone telling a joke that required you to believe that after 10 (or 100 or whatever many) coin tosses turned up the same way that the other way was "due." I blurted out that each toss was independent and assuming an untampered-with coin had a 50-50 chance of turning up heads (or tails) each time, with the odds not increasing after a run of heads (or tails). The group dispersed...
some jokes, like sci-fi require a suspension of disbelief <g>
you're not supposed to blurt out /"no God doesn't work that way" or whatever,
you're supposed to either laugh at the absurdity of the premise, or quietly roll your eyes (i generally go for the latter)
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