About OyiaBrown

Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

To Read is to Fly

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which
gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety,
ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
 - A C Grayling, Financial Times
(in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)


I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges


There is no frigate like a book 
To take us lands away, 
Nor any coursers like a page 
Of prancing poetry. 
This traverse may the poorest take 
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot 
That bears a human soul.
- Emily Dickinson

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_SM17860_adj; Havana, Cuba; 2010, CUBA-00018 Cuba

00038_18, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 11/1989, YUGOSLAVIA-10127.Serbia


We read to know we’re not alone.
-  C.S. Lewis

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DSC_3030_esCape Town, South Africa


India, November 2007,India


When I get a little money I buy books;

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Know Your Spine – Interactive Lesson!

Explore the Spine and Its Effects!

Our spines are direct extensions of our brain, which it uses to control the various functions and movements of our body. The brain sends electric impulses, much like a computer gives instructions to a printer or a screen, only billions of time more complex.

Take a moment to explore this virtual and interactive spine by moving your mouse over the different vertebrae and receive an explanation of which part of the spine affects different parts of the body. Certain symptoms that you have may also be connected to a spine problems, and its worth checking out.


Sexual Harassment

Every day, a male co-worker walks up very close to a lady standing at the coffee machine, inhales a big breath of air and tells her that her hair smells nice.

After a week of this, she can’t stand it anymore and takes her complaint to a supervisor in the personnel department and states that she wants to write a sexual harassment grievance against him.

The Human Resources supervisor is puzzled by this decision and asks, “What’s sexually threatening about a co-worker telling you your hair smells nice?”

Down ArrowThe woman replies, “It’s Keith, ….. The dwarf”


Beautiful Places Time Has Forgotten.

There is a serene, sad beauty to places we’ve left behind. Thrown into history, they still remain to remind us that even things long lost have not completely disappeared. This following series of photos depicts such beautiful places – that time, and we, have forgotten…


Regular exercise can keep dementia at bay – even if it’s in your genes: Being active three times a week stops the brain from shrinking

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:

  • Study found being active at least three times a week stops brain shrinking
  • Experts recommend swimming, jogging, cycling and even mundane chores
  • US researchers measured brain activity in pensioners over 18 months

By Fiona Macrae

MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories

Regular exercise may keep Alzheimer’s at bay – even in those whose genes put them in the dementia danger zone.

A study of men and women in their 60s, 70s and 80s found that being active at least three times a week stopped the brain from shrinking.

Strikingly, even those with a common gene called APOE-e4 were protected by brisk walking, jogging, swimming and cycling. Strenuous household chores also helped.

Those with the gene who were at least moderately physically active three times a week or more were protected, the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience reports.

Researcher Dr J. Carson Smith, of the University of Maryland, said: ‘We found that physical activity has the potential…

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This Woman Is 86, and She`s Absolutely Amazing.

The 86 Year Old Gymnast

Johanna Quaas isn’t too bothered by her age. And why should she? At 86, she is still jumping, twirling and spinning on the spinning bars.

Last year, Quaas amazed audiences at the 2012 Cottubus world cup in Germany. The white haired athlete holds many medals. We can only hope to be half as spry as her right now, not to mention at her age.


Secretary Kerry will now bring Worldwide peace and prosperity

Originally posted on danmillerinpanama:

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation received substantial Federal grants after President Obama’s approval. 

Obama laughs

We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as the Senator. Without further delay, here is the Senator’s article, followed by my own brief observations.


Having concluded that his massive but uncluttered intellect should not be limited to the Middle East, Secretary Kerry is extending
his heroically…

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