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1) From: John Despres
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The cup was easy; just draw a name and announce the winner...
The entries in the "make me laugh" contest for the maple sugar were all 
very funny. They ran the gamut from politics to redneck to Christmas to 
one liners and one entrant even quoted me as their humor entry. (I'm 
glad it was found to be funny - it was supposed to be)
This part is hard. I like a joke that can be developed - one that 
perhaps could be adapted to meet the current situation one that can be 
I think this joke fills the bill quite nicely, is very funny and is 
therefore the winner sent in by Ed Needham and earns him the maple sugar.
Here it is:
A guy is driving around and he sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking 
Dog For Sale."
He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the back yard. 
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a Labrador retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the Lab replies.
"So, what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I 
was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA 
about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from country to 
country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one 
figured a Dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable 
spies for eight years running."
So the Lab continued. "But the jetting around really tired me out, and I 
knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed 
up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering 
near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible 
dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of 
puppies and now I'm just
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for 
the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so 
"Because he's a liar. He never did any of that s---."
As I stated in my initial post, the kiln was very good to us. Typically, 
a few may be lost during the firing for reasons that are beyond me. 
Since I got more than expected, Ed gets a cup as well as the maple sugar.
Congratulations, Ed!
And thank you to everyone who entered. If anyone would like to see all 
the entrants, email me off list an I'll put them all together to send 
you individually instead of clogging up this forum.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
John A C Despres
Hug your kidshttp://www.sceneitallproductions.com

2) From: Brett Mason
Nicely done, John!
Congrats Ed!
On Dec 19, 2007 6:13 AM, John Despres  wrote:

3) From: Eddie Dove
Congratulations, Ed!
And, yes, that was funny!
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Dec 19, 2007 6:13 AM, John Despres  wrote:

4) From: Lynne
Ha! Very funny, Ed. Thanks for the laugh - and congratulations. Enjoy that
maple sugar, & the beautiful cup!!

5) From: Dave
On Dec 19, 2007 4:13 AM, John Despres  wrote:
Very good Ed! Congratulations!
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

6) From: Michael Wascher
Congratulations Ed.
Maple sugar is good stuff!
On Dec 19, 2007 7:13 AM, John Despres 
"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm
beginning to believe it." --Clarence Darrow

7) From: Homeroaster
Thank you John.  You are very generous.
Ed N.

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