Some people have claimed yesterday's mailing ("Las Vegas") to be an urban
legend.  One person responded that it portrayed African American men as
people to be feared.  I'd like to say that this was NOT something which was
intended.  It was just something I found funny, and though you all would
like as well.  If anyone took any offense, then I would like to apologize
for any misunderstanding.  - Roshan


The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around
that they offered a standing $1000 bet.

The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass,
and hand the lemon to a patron. Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of
juice out would win the money.

Many people had tried over time (weight-lifters, truck drivers, etc.) but
nobody could do it. One day this scrawny little man came into the bar,
wearing thick glasses and a polyester suit, and said in a tiny squeaky voice
"I'd like to try the bet"

After the laughter had died down, the bartender said OK, grabbed a lemon,
and squeezed away.  Then he handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the
little man.

But the crowd's laughter turned to total silence as the man clenched his
fist around the lemon and six drops fell into the glass.

As the crowd cheered, the bartender paid the $1000, and asked the little man
"What do you do for a living?  Are you a lumberjack, a weight-lifter, or what?"

The man replied "I work for the IRS."

Thanks to Rebecca Crawford for this contribution 

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