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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 10:03:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Smith Sonia
Subject: BLAGUES-L: On One Bad Day

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 21:33:50 -0700
From: Earle W. Smith

The latest in from my young friend Fabienne, located a bit further North of
me, in NW Alberta.  Thanks, Fabienne.  

Earle - Grande Prairie AB

On one BAD day, 

1.      The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez
oil spill in Alaska was $80,000.  At a special ceremony, two of the most
expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid cheers and
applause from onlookers.  A minute later they were both eaten by a killer

2.      A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a
carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions. After
weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with an ax leaving
her mentally retarded.

3.      In 1992, Frank Perkins of Los Angeles made an attempt on the world
flagpole-sitting record.  Suffering from the flu he came down eight hours
short of the 400 day record, his sponsor had gone bust, his girlfriend had
left him and his phone and electricity had been cut off.

4.      A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking
frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the
electric kettle.  Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current she
whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door, breaking his arm
in two places.  Till that moment he had been happily listening to his

5.      Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of
sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn.  Suddenly the pigs, all two
thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling
the two hapless protesters to death.

6.      Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a
letter bomb.  It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it.
Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

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