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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Postcard From Berlin
by Clemen Kurek
German Ambassador
for the Hinkle Empire
Dear Jerry,
it has been a long time since my last postcard. But I didn't forget The Holabird Advocate. I'm reading the blog nearly every day.I'm trying to get ready for my last written exam which will be on January 24th. So three times per week I'm working at the Jewish Museum and the other days I'm sitting at my desk and read book about German syntax, Morphology. The first part of the written exam will be a parsing and the other part an essay about a special problem in the German morphology. Linguistic is so much difficulter to learn then history. How I loved to learn for the history exam. I didn't heard anything about the results of my final paper yet. They sent me a certificate for the written and oral exam. I've got an A! Let's hope that this will be a good basis for the other exams and the final paper. In retrospect, what are the other highlights of 2007?The summer in Berlin was not really a summer, except the weekend, when six really adorable Americans were visiting Berlin. The following picture shows, how they enjoyed to sit down at the train station "Kochstrasse" after ambassador Clemens walked with them for HOURS! What will 2008 bring? At first: The end of my time at the university. And than maybe a job or, which would be so much nicer, continuing my history studies in the States (PhD). But now it's time for Christmas! Hopefully, White Christmas, but at the moment it looks like "green" Christmas, because the temperatures are between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius at the moment. Not really freezing, is it?
All the best from Berlin,
Publisher Joins Salvation Army
Members of the DWU MCC are volunteering a few hours of the day to help the Salvation Army do some of it's Christmas stuff. Jerry Hinkle, will show up to the Salvation Army, reporting for duty at 7:30 a,m Saturday morning. He won't be there long, just a few hours, but every little bit helps. As long time Hinkletons know, the Salvation Army is the official charity of Prairie Deacon Media, the parent company of the Holabird Advocate.
Lead-in Paragraph
by Darla Schooler
Glad to have you back and running. enjoy readying about goings on in central South Dakota, Mitchell, and just the Midwest in general since I left the area in 1974 for sunny California. However, you should check your lead-in paragraph -- seems you are TURING rumors (instead of TURNING rumors) - can't take too much to make it correctly spelled. Anyway, Merry Christmas to all - just can't imagine taking Christ out of Christmas!!
(We've since fixed the problem. Good eyes! You should be our editor)
Tough questions
Submitted by Mavis Kennedy
Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?Read the next question before looking at the response for this one. Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?
Candidate A.
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist.He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
Candidate C
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be our choice?
Decide first... no peeking, then scroll down for the response.
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.
Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think twice before judging someone.
Top Ten Things to Never Say To a Cop
1. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3.Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must have been doing about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, officer! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does

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