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    In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

    And she said unto Abraham , her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

    And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

    And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

    Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

    To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

    And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

    And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. And indeed did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates ' drumheads and drumsticks.

    And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham , what we have started is being taken over by others."

    And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known. He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

    And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

    Abraham's cousin, Joshua , being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

    That is how it all began. And that's the truth….
    Charlie

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    Al Gore... And there you have it..
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    And the modern Internet enterprise, Netscape, merged with Yahoo, with the new enterprise being called Netanyahu, which takes us back to Israel.
    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieK View Post
    And the modern Internet enterprise, Netscape, merged with Yahoo, with the new enterprise being called Netanyahu, which takes us back to Israel.

    That is so funny, Charlie...!!!

    @kelcarry...you will be pleased with this one. If you did not read this, I will send you a PM...
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    We endeavour every now and then to copy you in with some nice forwards we got from others not only to entertain you in the middle of all the chaos of your day but also to give you a break from whatever you are all doing and have fun with us, laugh with us, cry with us. When we read your post and we like it, we push the 'LIKE' button too. We know that you will appreciate that your posts are appreciated. Also because we feel you deserve it.

    So what happened here? -- Out of 210 views, only three commented?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    We endeavour every now and then to copy you in with some nice forwards we got from others not only to entertain you in the middle of all the chaos of your day but also to give you a break from whatever you are all doing and have fun with us, laugh with us, cry with us. When we read your post and we like it, we push the 'LIKE' button too. We know that you will appreciate that your posts are appreciated. Also because we feel you deserve it.

    So what happened here? -- Out of 210 views, only three commented?
    As for me, the story was humorous, I got a chuckle, and the only comment I would have made would have been about Al Gore, but that was taken care of. I couldn't think of any cute additions at 3am. I thought about making a comment along the lines that no one made any negative or criticizing comments about Abraham, but it would have been considered trolling.
    "I don't think that a society that encourages over a million abortions a year....a society that kills out of convenience, i.e., Jack Kevorkian, can not have consequences." --Rush Limbaugh

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    Netanyahu! HAHAHAHA!!!

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