''Who Wants to be a Millionaire'' 
A contestant, Sally, on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ had reached the finalplateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000.If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money.  
As she suspected it would be, the million-dollar question was no pushover. It was, ‘Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?  
Is it:  
A) the condor  
B) the buzzard  
C) the cuckoo  
D) the vulture  
The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. She had used up her '50/50 Lifeline' and her 'Ask the Audience Lifeline'. All that remained was her'Phone-a-Friend Lifeline'. She hoped she would not have to use it because her friend was, well, an uninformed voter who had voted for Obungler. But she had no alternative.  
She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices.  
The uninformed voter responded unhesitatingly: ‘That’s easy. The answer is C: the cuckoo.’  
The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving Meredith any answer except the one that her friend had given her.  
And considering her friend was an uninformed voter that would seem to be the logical thing to do.  
But her friend had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.  
‘I need an answer,’ said Meredith.  
Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, ‘C: The cuckoo.’  
‘Is that your final answer?’  
‘Yes, that is my final answer.’  
And Meredith replied, ‘That answer is…. Absolutely correct! You are now a millionaire!’  
Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends, including the uninformed voter who had helped her win the million dollars.‘Joni, I just do not know how to thank you,’ said the contestant. ‘How did you happen to know the right answer?’  
‘Oh, come on,’ said the uninformed voter…‘Everybody knows that cuckoos don’t build nests. They live in clocks.’
Something to Think About!  
Low military pay was not mentioned in the State Of The Union speech. However, increasing the minimum wage was for those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour. Let's do some math:  
At $15 an hour Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually.  
An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378.  
An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years of service only makes $35,067 annually.  
So you're telling me, LaTisha McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective asses on the line every day protecting your unskilled butt!?  
Here's the deal, Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas, and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed. If you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills. 
If you can read this, thank a teacher.  
If it's in English, thank a Veteran. 
(Gotta' love whoever wrote this one!)
"Put Another Log 
On The Fire" 
Tompall Glaser 
Ev & Els 
Hope you had a scrumpdilllyicious day!