Yesterday's mailing, and list policies.

Today's mailing is at the end.  

About yesterday's "Quick Conclusions" mailing, it seems that it was
originally from a book by Douglas Adams - "So Long and Thanks for all the
Fish."  I didn't know about it at the time, but some of you were kind enough
to point it out.  Something similar happened to another humour list, by
using an article by Scott Adams.  (Adams again!  Coincidence?) So I think
I'll have to make a request to those who forward various humour articles.
Make SURE that you are not violating any copyright laws!  I myself don't get
anything from running this list, just the personal satisfaction of knowing
that I'm making someone have a hearty laugh.  So help me keep this going,
without having to worry about copyrights.  

The following is what I'll be sending to new subscribers.  It's been
reproduced for your reading pleasure. :)  

You are subscribed to 
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This is a mailing list dedicated solely to good, clean humour.   No matter 
whether you are 1,  10 or  a 100  years old,  the humour from this list is 
guaranteed to make you laugh.  

There is usually one message every weekday, mailed between 05:00 and 08:00 
local time (+6:30 GMT).  

If  you want to share any  humourous articles or incidents  which you know 
about, don't hesitate to send mail to with your story.  
If you want  to be credited for it,  type something like "Credit: Napoleon 
Bonaparte",  (where  you type your name in place of 'Napoleon Bonaparte'! :)
And PLEASE, don't send copyright material!

I also maintain a "Technical Humour" list,  which is biased towards humour 
mostly associated with computers.  If you want to subscribe for that, send 
mail to, with "SUBSCRIBE TECH" in the subject (without 
the quotes).

So sit back, and enjoy the humour which will be coming your way soon!

And remember:  "Laughter is the best medicine"

The new manager of a notoriously difficult department spent his first week
being briefed by his predecessor.  On the final day of the hand over, the
outgoing manager said "In your desk you will find three envelopes.  Whenever
you have a problem, open one."

After a couple of months, things started to go wrong - a threatened strike
and criticism from the board of directors worried the new manager, so he
opened the first envelope. "None of this is your fault" he read.  "You're 
doing your job well. Carry on."

Three months later his problems had multiplied, and production had dropped
drastically.  The second envelope was opened, and the message said "By now you
should have come to grips with the problems."

He weathered the storm, but by the end of nine months things were even worse.  
In desperation he opened the third envelope.  It simply stated "Prepare
three envelopes."

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This message was sent on 9 Aug 1996