Bill Kirby: I seem to have Deja view

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– David Icke

Idon’t watch television much, but when I do I seem to spend time channel surfing through reruns of old shows and movies.

That’s where I noticed this odd thing: I always seem to hit the rerun where I hit it before, the last time I channel-surfed into the same broadcast.

I told my wife it is “Déjà view” – my phrase for the more famous psychological phenomenon of having the sense that an event has been seen or experienced before.

But why stop with Déjà view? In fact, I suspect there is a whole Déjà catalog. My list:

Déjà who? – I think I’ve seen you before.

Déjà blue – I’m sad … again.

Déjà moo – That cow looks familiar.

Déjà ’cue – Chopped pork leftovers.

Déjà new – The first 24 hours after a car purchase.

Déjà doo – I think I’ve stepped in this before.

Déjà phew (I did.)

YOUR MAIL: Thanks to Marilyn Adcock, of Martinez, for the nice letter she shared.

Thanks, also, to Dr. Arnold M. Huskins, of Grovetown, and to PJ Rodgers, of Evans, and Allen W. Johnson for their notes about soldier memorials.

TODAY’S JOKE: Bill Wood, of Hephzibah, comes up with today’s classic:

An elderly man was going to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.

He opened the back door to go turn off the light, but then saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked, “Is someone in your house?”

He said, “No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.”

The police dispatcher said, “All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.”

The homeowner said, “OK.”

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them right now,” and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team,
a helicopter, two fire
trucks, a paramedic and an ambulance showed up at the man’s residence and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to the homeowner, “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

The homeowner said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”


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