Traffic Report for August 1994

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Contribution of Humor
  4. Month Index
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Here is the current weekly traffic report:

         Traffic Report for HUMOR, 28 August-3 September
              (Number of articles posted each day)

                  4 Weeks   3 Weeks    2 Weeks   1 Week     Last
Date   Day          Back      Back      Back      Back      Week

 28  Sunday           5         8        17        11        14
 29  Monday          24        17        19        24        30
 30  Tuesday         27        25        23        19        20
 31  Wednesday       25        29        18        27        19
  1  Thursday        23        34        19        13        11
  2  Friday          14        29        12        16        13
  3  Saturday         7        19         7        12        16

  Averages          17.9      23.0      16.4      17.4      17.6

Subscriptions      3,347     3,378     3,332     3,334     3,349
Countries            51        51        49        50        50
Contributors        336       353       356       364       362

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Bit of humor from Abraham Lincoln:

   Lincoln, who grew up on the frontier and self-educated, was a self-
conscious man, especially about his physical appearance. Once when he
dropped in at a meeting of Republican editors in Decatur, Illinois
 he said he was a sort of
interloper, and told of a woman on horseback meeting a man riding a
horse on a narrow trail. The woman stopped her horse, looked the man
over, and broke out, "Well, for the land's sake, you are the homeliest
man I ever saw!" The man replied, "Yes, ma'am, but I can't help that,"
and the woman replied, "No, I suppose not, but you might stay at
home."

  One more. As Richard Oglesby, a Lincoln supporter, had visited
England, was once telling how he saw the British queen at a reception,
how the queen looked, what she wore, how she spoke and carried
herself, Lincoln put in a question, asking Oglesby with a grave face,
"Are we to infer that you have a speaking acquaintance with Queen
Victoria?"

Bill Edwards, HUMOR listowner, BEDWARDS@UGA.BITNET (uga.cc.uga.edu)
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