Women Own Weddings!Written by Ed Williams
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Personally, if I were single and getting married tomorrow, I would forgo a traditional wedding and opt for getting married on a cruise ship. And no, not because of all nice places ship would take me, but because getting married on a cruise ship means that honeymoon begins just as soon as you walk back to your cabin. The honeymoon is highlight of whole marriage service for male, and also happens to be item that he typically has to wait longest to enjoy, so getting married on a cruise ship eliminates this particular problem.
In conclusion, ladies, please don’t get too hacked off at me because of these observations - as much happiness as y’all bring into men’s lives, least we men can do is endure before noted horrors of marriage ceremony itself. All in all, a couple of hours of torture vs. getting to spend rest of your life with a lovely woman is well worth it all in end. Well, well worth it all unless your bride has an old maid aunt with whiskers who wants to give you a big ole kiss when you run up on her in reception line...
Ed’s latest book, “Rough As A Cob,“ can be ordered by calling River City Publishing toll-free at: 877-408-7078. He’s also a popular after dinner speaker, and his column runs in a number of Southeastern publications. You can contact him via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through his web site address at: www.ed-williams.com.
April Fool's DayWritten by Birmingham UK Com
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There have been many hoaxes and some famous mistakes by media corporations in reporting stories in error. There are also several April Fool’s Day spoofs on internet. Sometimes these seemingly innocent pranks can cause financial damage or panic when things are taken too far.
In Birmingham on April 1st 1986, a group of students became convinced that Black plague had returned to city. Such was level of confusion and clever manipulation of a drama class and its students, that hospitals in city were put on full alert and 900 students were sent home by governor. The full scale of hoax was not revealed until following day when embarrassed school committee members faced media and issued an apology to parents.
In 2001 Birmingham Council became embroiled in an April Fool’s Day conspiracy involving Pebble Mill on Bristol Road. They received what they thought was official notification from BBC of severe structural damage to BBC building, caused they were informed by a severe earth tremor. The council acted swiftly and informed BBC that it had secured space in Mailbox for all of BBC staff and studio teams. This particular hoax was only discovered on day of move when Birmingham County Council received a fax message which simply read ‘ April Fools’ and was accompanied by a fax message of original notification. Michael Johnson, Assistant Director was questioned by Channel 4 in an embarrassing fiasco where Johnson looked bewildered and confused and clearly had no knowledge of events leading to change of location of BBC headquarters in Birmingham.
April Fool’s Day is illegal in Peoples Republic of China, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Alaska, Cuba and Bolivia.
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