Traffic Report for June 1997

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. Contribution of Humor
  5. Month Index
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Hi, everyone!  This is Jim, with this week's traffic report.  After the
first Sunday of every month, I send the report to the entire list.  Every
week, I send the report to the contributors' list, with the exception of
this past week, when I just couldn't get to it, for which I humbly
apologize to all of those who await my weekly report.

The month of July has historically been a month during which freedom and
revolution has been declared.  Whether you are a resident of Canada,
France, the United States, Poland, or Australia (or countless other
countries as well...), some of the freedoms you currently enjoy (even if
they're not as great as you might hope) were originally achieved in the
month of July.

And the HUMOR list stands for a certain freedom of its own.  The freedom
to laugh, sometimes heartily, at the trials and tribulations of ourselves
and others.  Obviously, when laughing at the follies of others, we
sometimes delve into the realm of stereotyping and potentially offensive
material, so the HUMOR list actually mandates that ample warning be given
to anything that can be potentially offensive.  Just as you cherish your
right to laugh and be amused, you should also cherish your right not to
read anything that could otherwise offend your sensibilities.

Perhaps you'd like to enjoy the freedom of expression that HUMOR allows.
The rules are fairly straightforward: if something is potentially offensive
to someone, warn them.  Don't take up a lot of bandwidth in posting (this
basically means no ASCII art, don't post something excessively long (more
than 99 lines) without permission, don't post more than once per day.
Personally, I think the rules we have are simple common sense based on the
purpose of this list: to provide freedom of expression for our contributors
without damaging the readers' right not to be offended.  To provide samples
of modern humor.  If you'd like to become a contributor, send
LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command GET HUMOR GUIDE or point your web
browser to

Perhaps there's one other freedom you'd like to enjoy.  To keep your
email box relatively free from unsolicited advertising.  While there is no
such thing as a foolproof plan to protect this freedom, when you subscribe
to this list, anyone who is good at tweaking L-Soft's LISTSERV software may
be able to obtain your email address.  If you don't want them to get your
address, send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SET HUMOR CONCEAL.  All
commands go in the body of your email.  You may send as many commands as
you want in a single message, as long as you keep them, one command to a

If you have any problems, feel free to email me at, visit my home page at, or visit HUMOR's website at
See y'all in a month!

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               Traffic Report for HUMOR, 29 June - 5 July
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

  29  Sunday          6       10        8       15        6
  30  Monday          5        8       12       16       12
   1  Tuesday        12        8       10       17       16
   2  Wednesday       8       13       14       12       10
   3  Thursday       13       14       18        9       16
   4  Friday         10       14       12       13        8
   5  Saturday        5        6        4        9        6

   Average           8.4     10.4      11.1     13.0     10.6

Subscriptios      10,178   10,106   10,063    9,906    9,877
Countries            101      100      100      100      100
Contributors         799      798      793      800      805

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, Belarus, Belgium, Belize,
Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia,
Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, 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,

                              Total countries: 100
                  Email me if your country is not listed here.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:
Subject:  But please don't cut off their funding...

Excerpted from the book _Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest,_ (c) 1996 by John J Kohut
and Roland Sweet

Five groups in the United States, Britain, and Australia announced that
they were teaming up to develop the world's first supersonic automobile.
One participating engineer told London's Sunday Times that their goal is
"one of the most extraordinary ventures in engineering today."  He
admitted, however, that it lacks any real purpose.

   Jim Goldman,  HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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