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This is the October 2, 2000 list. It is on-topic and highly appropriate for this (frequently) humor-impaired board. Enjoy.



Forbes magazine reported that Bill Gates' fortune
has fallen from $85 billion to $63 billion.

TopFive sat down and came up with a few ideas
for how Bill could lower his monthly budget...

The Top 15 Bill Gates Penny-Pinching Tips

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15> Switch to *single* ply hundred dollar bill toilet paper.

14> A dirty set of monogrammed China and Waterford Crystal can,surprisingly, be re-used if cleaned with soap.

13> Insist lawyers turn off Justice Department lights when they leave.

12> Swipe a few cents from the penny cup at every Starbucks in Seattle.

11> After getting hit in the face with a pie, ask for
a doggie bag.

10> Make those $7 haircuts last an extra week or two.

9> Only reboot the house twice a day.

8> Setting up a batch of overseas companies: $25,000,000;
Liquidating and transferring all assets: $50,000,000;
Flipping Janet Reno the bird as you relocate to a third world country: priceless.

7> Cut back on helicopter runs to the store for milk.

6> Fire the marching band that follows you around playing the Star Wars Imperial March whenever you walk down the hall totake a leak.

5> Quit spending billions on Pokemon merchandise on Ebay.

4> Nightly strolls through Microsoft headquarters to turn off the monitors.

3> Suspend construction of the Death Star for a few weeks.

2> When hiring staff for your evil lair, remember that one angry Bobby Knight is worth a hundred killer defense androids.

and's Number 1 Bill Gates Penny-Pinching Tip...

1> From now on, just watch "Star Trek" on TV -- no more paying Nimoy and Shatner to act out episodes in your living room.

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Selected from 140 submissions from 48 contributors.
Today's Top 5 List authors are:
Marshal Perlman, Minneapolis, MN -- 1, 7 (4th #1)
Peter Rogers, Austin, TX -- 2, 5
Chris Walker, Calimesa, CA -- 3, 6
Brad Osberg, Calgary, Canada -- 3
Bill Muse, Seattle, WA -- 4, 10 (Hall of Famer)
Mark Niebuhr, Minneapolis, MN -- 7, 14
Peter Casper, Brisbane, Australia -- 8
Paul Schindler, Orinda, CA -- 9, 13
Kevin Hawley, Fairless Hills, PA -- 10, 15 (Hall of Famer)
Julie Kozaczka Stahlhut, Kalamazoo, MI -- 11
Eric Lipton, Washington, DC -- 12
Marsha Clodfelter, Corpus Christi, TX -- 13 (Hall of Famer)
Jim Griffith, Sunnyvale, CA -- 15, HM list name
Slick Sharkey, Miami, FL -- 15 (Hall of Famer)
Dave Goudsward, Harrisburg, PA -- 15
Kim Moser, New York, NY -- 15
Peg Warner, Exeter, NH -- Topic
Lev L. Spiro, Los Angeles, CA -- Banner (Hall of Famer)
John Gephart IV, Harrisburg, PA -- Runner Up list name
Jimmy White, Austin, TX -- Birthday Boy
Chris White, Irvine, CA -- List owner/editor
The Beatles, Liverpool, England -- Ambience
-> Ambience explanation:
"Cheapskates" and "Devalued"
The Runners Up and Honorable Mention submissions for today's list can be found on the Joke A Day website:
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