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Monday, November 28, 2016

Good morning crew,

It's started. The Christmas music. And it's hard to get away from, too. I used to love Christmas music, but it has been years since I have been able to tolerate most of it.

Maybe it's things like dogs barking Jingle Bells. I don't know.

But this dislike is kindled to hatred whenever I hear Christmas music used in advertising. I feel like a part of my childhood has been hijacked. It just doesn't seem right that I should think about toiletries when I hear 'Ring Christmas Bells'.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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"Victoria's Secret will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open all the way through Black Friday. Because if there's one thing people want to do, it's stuff their faces all day, and then try on lingerie." -Jimmy Fallon

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"Apple's top designer has created a special Christmas tree that does not feature any lights or decorations. Said the designer, 'I didn't know this was due today.'" -Seth Meyers

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"Today, the stock market hit an all-time high. Which is great news, because if there's one thing we've learned over the past decade it's that if Wall Street executives are doing well, regular Americans are doing well. " -James Corden

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I have been working on my PhD in engineering for the past five years, but my kids don't necessarily see that as work. As we were driving past Walmart one day, my son spotted a Now Hiring sign and suggested that I could get a job there.

Hoping to make a point, I asked, "Do you think they're looking for an engineer?"

"Oh, sure," he said. "They'll hire anybody."




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The black lacquer stand holding his prized samurai swords was dusty, so my husband left our cleaning lady a note reading, "Check out my swords."

That evening, he found the stand just as dirty as before but with this added his note: 'Nice swords.'

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