(added 3/23/02) And people who've seen my videos, painstakingly and meticulously taped from WebTV, say I have too much time on MY hands. I also get that reaction when I mention that I am a cruciverbalist (a person who constructs crossword puzzles) (e-mail me for info on getting your copies of all three of my crossword books called "PXP" -- Poet X's Puzzles!). I beg to differ. But I have to wonder about the person who originally wrote the following friendly spam. I usually dislike those passed-along pieces of Webicana but this one amused me:


The Universe Explained


Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone went over 100%. How about achieving 103%? 
Here's a little math that might prove helpful. What makes life 100%? 

If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

is represented as: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 

Substituting numbers for the appropriate letter, 

H A R D W O R K 

8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98% 

K N O W L E D G E

11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96% 

But,

A T T I T U D E

1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100% 

And,

B U L L S H I T

2 21 12 12 19 8 9 20 = 103% 

So, it stands to reason that hard work and knowledge will get you close, attitude will get you there, but bullshit will put you over the top. 




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