Traffic Report for March 1997

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. Contribution of Humor
  5. Month Index
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               Traffic Report for HUMOR, 30 March - 5 April
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 30  Sunday           8       11       12       12        8
 31  Monday          15       11       22       14       11
  1  Tuesday         16       13       18       13       16
  2  Wednesday       14       13        9       18       21
  3  Thursday        10       16       15       14       16
  4  Friday          10       23       13       15       15
  5  Saturday         6       10       10        4        8

  Averages          11.3     13.9     14.1     13.6     13.6

Subscriptions     10,450   10,547   10,632   10,668   10,721
Countries             97      100      100      100       98
Contributors         828      831      834      835      841

These are based on addresses registered to our listserver. It does
not include addresses which receive HUMOR via local bulletin board,
area distribution lists, etc.  These numbers include both concealed
and non-concealed subscribers.

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           HUMOR is dispatched daily to the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize,
Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China,
Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta,
Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore,
Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab
Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

                            Total countries: 98
                Email me if your country is not listed here.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:
Subject:  Yes, but should we call it 'art'?

Exerpted from the book _Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest: True News of the World's
Least Competent People,_ (c) 1996 by John J Kohut and Roland Sweet

In Colombia, Antanas Mokus, president of Bogota's National University, was
speaking at the opening of an art exhibition when a group of students began
heckling him.  Mokus acknowledged them by turning around, lowering his
pants and underwear, and bending over.  He explained afterward that the
incident, which was recorded by a student on videotape and broadcast on
national television, should be understood "as a part of the resources that
an artist can use."

   Jim Goldman,  HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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