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Cost of a brain?

Posted By Mariana Seminet on Jun 6, 2007 at 11:24AM

Relatives gathered.

At the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their
family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and

"I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces." The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the
brain yourselves..

"The family members sat silent as they absorbed the bad news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?" The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain.

"The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked. A man unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the male brain so much more?"

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."

Tagged with: women

Low-Fat Zesty Shrimp and Pasta on Yahoo! Food

Posted By japokie on May 14, 2007 at 2:37PM

Prep Time
10 min. Cook Time
15 min. Serves 6

Recipe Provided By: Kraftfoods.com

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1. Ingredients 1 pound cleaned large shrimp (21 to 30 count)
3/4 cup prepared GOOD SEASONS Zesty Italian Salad Dressing and Recipe Mix for Fat Free Dressing, divided
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, cut into halves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated linguine, cooked as directed on package
1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese

Nutrition InfoPer Serving

Calories: 275 kcal
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Fat: 2 g
Protein: 22 g
Sugars: 2 g
About: Nutrition Info

2. Cooking Directions
Cook and stir shrimp in 1/2 cup of the dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat 2 min.
Add mushrooms, onions, artichokes and parsley. Continue cooking until shrimp turn pink and vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
Toss with hot cooked linguine and remaining 1/4 cup dressing in large serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese.
Yield: 6 servings

3. Still Hungry?
Fresh shrimp, mushrooms, onions and artichoke hearts are cooked in fat free Italian dressing and tossed with pasta and Parmesan in this enticing dish.


Prepare as directed, substituting scallops for the shrimp.


Substitute 3 cups hot cooked MINUTE Rice for the cooked linguine.

Tagged with: seafood, yummy

Smilebox your photos and video clips. Share via email, blog, or print.

Posted By japokie on May 14, 2007 at 12:36PM

What is Smilebox?
Smilebox is a fun and engaging service that connects you with family and friends using your photos and videos. It's free, easy to use, and the results are amazing.

What can I make with Smilebox?
With Smilebox, you can create animated scrapbooks, photobooks, slideshows, postcards, and greetings for any occasion, and email them to anyone.

Is it free?
Yes, you can personalize and email or blog any design for free. You can also do more by purchasing the premium version of a design or joining Club Smilebox. Click here to see what you can do!

What are customers saying?
"It's a new and creative way to send messages to family and friends. It's much more personal and intimate."

- Smilebox customer

"Am I a Super Scrapbooking Mom? No, my secret is Smilebox."

- JoEllen Mitchell, Family Fun Magazine


Tagged with: smilebox, scrapbook, fun

Women ARE smarter than Men..

Posted By japokie on May 13, 2007 at 9:40AM

Three women and three men are traveling by train to the Super Bowl.

At the station, the three men each buy a ticket and watch as the three
women buy just one ticket.

"How are the three of you going to travel on only one ticket?" asks one of the men.

"Watch and learn," answers one of the women.

They all board the train.
The three men take their respective seats but all three women cram into a toilet together and close the door.

Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around
collecting tickets.

He knocks on the toilet door and says, "Ticket, please."

The door opens just a crack, and a single arm emerges with a ticket in

The conductor takes it and moves on.

The men see this happen and agree it was quite a clever idea;
so, after the game, they decide to do the same thing on the return trip
and save some money.

When they get to the station they buy a single ticket for the return trip
but see, to their astonishment, that the three women don't buy any ticket at all!!

"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed man.

"Watch and learn," answer the women.

When they board the train, the three men cram themselves into a toilet, and the three women cram into another toilet just down the way.

Shortly after the train is on its way, one of the women leaves her toilet
and walks over to the toilet in which the men are hiding.

The woman knocks on their door and says, "ticket, please."

Tagged with: Joke