( published 21st May 2002 )

Hi All,

a few days ago the leader of the cycling race Giro d'Italia was tested positive on doping. Again! As Eddie Merckx, the Pele of cycling said in the 70s, "you can't win the Tour de France by drinking water and eating cookies".
Belgians used to be very good in cycling. I was a little boy, but I still remember one of them, Michel Pollentier, who was kicked out of the Tour de France in 1978 in Alpe d'Huez after winning the stage and getting the "Maillot Jaune". He tried to use a team mate's urine to fool the drug testers. The little pipe under his armpit was discovered. The legend always said that actually he tried to use his wife's urine, and that he hadn't known that she was pregnant. But I suppose that legend was invented by sarcastic Frenchmen who always liked to have a go at "stupid" Belgians. Shame, would have made a great morning mail.

Have a nice day

The kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out about something exciting and relate it to the class the next day. When the time came for the little kids to give their reports, the teacher was calling on them one at a time.
She was reluctant to call on little Johnny, knowing that he sometimes could be a bit crude. But, eventually, his turn came....
Little Johnny walked up to the front of the class and, with a piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard, then sat back down. Well, the teacher couldn't figure out what Johnny had in mind for his report on something exciting, so she asked him just what that was.
"It's a period," reported Johnny.
"Well, I can see that," she said, "but what's so exciting about a period?"
"Damned if I know", said Johnny, "but, this morning, my sister said she missed one. Then Dad had a heart attack, Mom feinted, and the man next door shot himself!"

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