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008 - So, Who’s Right? Part 2
7/11/2013 4:07:29 PM

So, Who's Right - Part 2

Jack:                “Manny, how come we don’t use the metric system?”

Manny:             “My dear Jack, I think you are in for a surprise.”


Jack:                “What do you mean?”

Manny: “We are the first country to have used the metric system. Of course, we didn’t call it that; we called it the ‘decimal system’ and have been extremely successful in its use.”
007 - So, Who’s Right?
5/22/2013 7:20:16 PM

Jack:                “Manny, how much is a billion?”

Manny:             “Why do you ask, Jack?”


Jack:                “Well, I have a foreign friend who told me that what we call a billion in the U.S. is really one thousand millions or milliard. He also told me that in the rest of the world, a billion is one million millions. Do you know anything about this?”

006 - The Black Slippers
4/28/2013 6:08:29 PM

The Black Slippers

                        Remembering mom on Mother's Day. Noticing that Manny was purchasing a pair of black slippers, Jack went ahead and questioned his friend about the choice of color.

Jack:                “Manny, didn’t you tell me that you had your colors done?”

Manny:             “Yes, Jack, many years ago I went to get my colors done.”

Jack:                “What exactly do you mean by having your colors done?”


Manny:             “It is a simple process that determines the colors that go well with you. In other words, it selects the colors that make you look your best.”

005 - Very Apropos Series: English
4/21/2013 5:13:17 PM

Jack:                “Manny, lest I forget, the list that included the sin of lust was lost last night.”

Manny:             “What?”

Jack:                “What what?”

Manny:             “What’s with the ‘almost identical’ five words?”

004 - From the Very Apropos Series: The Chupacabras
4/15/2013 6:29:08 PM

Jack:                “Manny, have you heard about the chupacabras?”

Manny:             “Of course Jack, everyone has. Why do you ask?

Jack:                “’Cause I would like to know more about it.”

Manny:             “Well, chupacabras is a Spanish term that means ‘goat sucker’. And as its name implies, it sucks the blood out of goats and other small animals.”

003 - Very Apropos Series: Early Retirement? Ha, Ha!
4/5/2013 7:25:03 PM


TB1:                 “Come on! You know it better than I do. The only reason why we are here is because we are old.”

TB2:                 “I’m much younger than you.”

TB1:                 “Nonetheless, you too were replaced.”


TB2:                 “That was a total injustice, if you ask me.”

002 - Very Apropos Series: God’s Store
3/30/2013 7:43:24 PM


Jack:                “Manny, have you ever heard of the existence of the Store of God?”

Manny:             “Yes, I once heard that God’s Store is located in an unusual place.”

Jack:                “What do you mean by an unusual place?”

Manny:             “Well, God’s store happens to be very close and, at the same time, very far.”

001 - Very Apropos Series: The Best of Friends
3/28/2013 7:03:51 PM

Jack:                “You know, Manny, I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship.”

Manny:             “How come?”

Jack:                “Well, to tell you the truth, it’s nice to think about friends.” 

Manny:             “Yes, of course; I also have good friends.”

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