Issue #11, 2 January 1996

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The Writers (in no particular order): alias DP or Dr. Pepper or Melvan alias XX or Xavier Xerxes

This is the introduction.  We have some very important, happy news to
report.  December 27 was XX's birthday!  Happy birthday, XX!  (from DP)
Thanks to all who sent XX birthday email:-)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!  We hope you didn't do anything stupid on New Year's
Eve.  We also hope you didn't suffer too much from the lack of FME for
a week.

We have received plenty of responses to our reader survey, and
we thank you from the bottom of our spleens.  In the next issue
(which we are actually getting started on in the next few
minutes), we will have some new stuff for you to puzzle over.

Here's a really neato section for y'all to enjoy this week...

F M E   R E E E E L Y   C O O O L   N E W   P R O D U C T S

1)  FME--The Breakfast Cereal
    The ONLY breakfast cereal that explodes in your mouth--not in
    your hand!  Little tractors, plows, milk machines, with
    delightful marshmallows--green pigs, yellow cows, and purple
    chickens!  And one special marshmallow in each box--Lucky the
    Leprecow!  And... if you're looking for an out of the
    ordinary way to commit suicide- eat FME-The Breakfast Cereal.
    Your insides will be blown into next week.

2)  FME Christmas Lights!!!
    Tractors that explode on your Christmas tree!  Sounds of many
    different models of tractors exploding combine together to
    bring you an all-time favorite Christmas carol, "Silent
    Night" (or at least until you buy these lights)

3)  FME--The album
    etc.  This lovely conversation piece will liven up any ole
    party with actual recorded sounds of tractors exploding in
    different environments- in the rain forest, under the ocean,
    amongst singing dolphins, by the crashing waves of the
    ocean, and amongst the "songs of the barnyard" (moo, moo)

4)  FME--The album part II, by candlelight
    enjoy beautiful piano music superimposed about
    sounds of exploding Farm Macheenery.

And now, straight to you from MM's bedroom, comes this important
announcement:  Give me the purple pea.

Sorry.  Actually, this is a list of interesting spellings of
common words.  We have made sure that each word contains at least
one 'X'.  Your job is to figure out what the word actually is!


*  Wise Sage  *
**Do you have one of those questions that keeps you up
  at night, wondering?  Ask the Wise Sage!
  email with your questions

Dear Wise Sage:
Why don't banks ever make chains on pens long enough?
The Other One

To The Other One:

There was a rule made in banks world-wide that the chains on pens
must be very, very short.  This came about after an unfortunate
incident in 1949 in a bank in Iowa where a bank teller committed suicide
by strangling herself with one of the pen-chains in the bank.  I am kidding,
of course.  Actually, the reason why the chains on pens are so short is
because of The Great Wirecutter.  The Great Wirecutter is
a powerful being that takes the form of a wirecutter and goes to
banks everywhere and snips the wires.  From each wire it snips, The
Great Wirecutter gains more power to wreak havoc on banks everywhere.

The Wise Sage

and following up...
And who is it that carries the wirecutters?
The Other One

To The Other One:

Why, The Great Wirecutter, of course.

The Wise Sage

Dear Wise Sage:
Where's my gun?
(Still) The Inexperienced Avatar


Hmmmmmm...  let me consult my magical crystal globe...
Just a sec... *SMASH*!  Oops, I broke it!  Anyhow, are there
a lot of farm animals or wild animals living in close proximity
to you?  If so, then my guess is they stole it!  That's right-
all the animals of the world are cooking up a conspiracy
to kidnap and hide everyones' guns and other ammunition.  They
are even possibly planning to take over the world!  Future world
leaders- look out!

Future world leader:  "Eek!  Where has my bazooka gone?  How
will I ever blow the heads off my enemies?"
Future world leader's consultant:  "I don't know-
but a herd of zebras just ran through the house"
Future world leader's yes-man: "yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes"
Future world leader:  "SHUT UP!!!"

Anyhow, you get the picture.  So, if I were you, I'd look
in a barn or a forest.

The Wise Sage

The Section Where Other People Write
**To see your original, funny stories, poems, ideas, or
  whatever in this section, email

Post Cards from Potato Land

The most beautiful day ever came to Potato Land,  and it was the first day
of 1996. While white sales lured customers to the J.C. Penney Store and "Go
You Northwestern" kept the collegiate couch potato happy, some Spudettes
ventured to the great outdoors.

These brave souls walked four miles round trip across a bridge while
marveling at the deep blue skies, the snow white mountains and

OOPS,  NEWS BREAK--Ebbie, the black lab just galloped up the driveway with
a partially eaten deer head.  Looks like deerhead stew for New Year's
dinner.  Around this time of the year, we in Potato Land are so broke,
we'll settle for just about anything to warm our tummies. Tomorrow night we
can have Deerhead Soup along with the last of the rice krispie treats.

Deerheads, Deerheads
Rolly Polly Deerheads
Deerheads, Deerheads
Eat 'em up
Yum Yum

The sky may be blue and the mountains pretty, but when January comes to
Potato Land, us folks work mighty hard to just to keep on livin'.

May your Spuds go with Deerheads in the Stew!
Happy New Year to each and every one of you!



Coming soon:  The official Farm Macheenery (exploding) FAQ!
              The official Farm Macheenery (exploding) Dirty Sock!

We are happy to announce that we are sending FME to 73 people, in
countries such as:  Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom,
The Netherlands, USA, and Canada!  If your country isn't listed here,
please let us know so we can add it to the list.  Whoopee!  We'd love
to send it to even more people, soooo...  force your friends to
subscribe--they'll thank you for it later.  (we hope)

And we are happy to announce another important advance in FME
technology.  The Official Farm Macheenery (exploding) Web Pages
are now up!!!  The URL is
Write it down and put it in your bookmarks!

Dumb Poetry in a
Card Type Trash


in my sandwich
in my music
in my predicaments
on the freeway at
rush hour
with tea and bread
in between my toes
when i am dead


Why should I

put snapple in my ears?
strip my car's gears?
get high on koolaid dust?
chew on toenail crust?
put staples in my face?
burp along to "amazing grace"
make friends with eyelash mites?
...because...this is becoming...

XX & DP & MM-who tried

Oh, it's that time again, eh?  Darn.  I was hoping this could go on
forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever...

I have sad news to report....

This is the end of Farm Macheenery (exploding) Magazine for this

See ya next week!


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