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September 2011



In this issue
Quotes of the Month
Joke Time
Dingbat's and Dillweeds: Because Everyone Loves an Idiot!
Diamond in the Coal: IIF Web Site of the Month
Product Deal of the Month: Frosty Fall!
Picture of the Month: It was only a matter of time.
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Quotes of the Month
""You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does."
 - Tom Petty


"Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach."

 - Will Rogers 


"I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford."
 - Dave Barry 


"I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back." 
 - Fred Allen 


"Seven years of college, down the drain." 
 - Bluto 


Joke Time
Joke Time
A college student wrote a letter home.
"Dear folks, I feel miserable because I have to keep writing for money. I feel ashamed and unhappy. I have to ask for another hundred, but every cell in my body rebels. I beg on bended knee that you forgive me. Your son, Marvin.
P.S....I felt so terrible I ran after the mailman who picked this up in the box at the corner. I wanted to take this letter and burn it. I prayed to God that I could get it back. But I was too late." 

A few days later he received a letter from his father. It said, "Your prayers were answered. Your letter never came!"

Source: www.fortunecity.com
Dingbats and Dillweeds: Because Everyone Loves an Idiot!

Once again, millions of dollars spent to prove what cookout chefs have known for years. 

European Union officials allocated $4.2 million to promote and research the eating of insets as a cheap, low-fat source of protein. "I think it will start with ground-up insects in sauces and burgers," said the professor in charge of the research team. 

On the other hand, THIS is my idea of productive scientific research!  
British scientists have analyzed studies involving more than 100,000 people and found that those who reported eating the most chocolate - whether in cookies, candy bars, or milk shakes - were 37% less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases and 29% less likely to have a stroke than those who ate the least.

Hey, based upon solid science, may I suggest dropping the apples in favor of chocolate covered insects? 

After being hit with a barrage of bad publicity, McDonalds announced in a bid to offer kids healthier fare it would cut Happy Meal fry portions in half and include apple slices.

And for washing down that hearty meal of "bug du jour", may we suggest a "bud du jour"? Once more, Science to the rescue! 
A new iPhone app guides users to the location of the closest and cheapest beer purveyor. Picky drinkers can search by brand.   

Source: The Week 
Diamond in the Coal: IIF Web Site of the Month
For one bright shining moment, a sister insurance publication actually stooped (or, dare we say, ROSE) to the level of issuing an entire issue of satire. 
Ok, we normally don't pander to other insurance web sites and news sources. But when they not only blatantly clone our idea of insurance fun, then include your Funster Founders as a featured offering, what can we say, but Rock On!
Please draw your own conclusions what it says about our industry when you see the editor's disclaimer SOMEONE felt necessary. Are there really industry folks (underwriters? actuaries?) who read the special issue and thought the stories were real? 
In the immortal words of Mr. Taggart, "I am depressed."
Product Deal of the Month: Frosty Fall!

Hey, Funsters!IIF sweatshirt



Cold weather is a comin!



And what better way to avoid the chill on those brisk fall evenings and coming winter days than with cozy IIF winter gear! Love is great, but you need our IIF stuff to keep you warm!






Picture of the Month:  It Was Only a Matter of Time.    


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 So sad. Mary was well on her way to safety, until deciding she just HAD to tweet a picture of this to all her friends.

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