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BRING BACK THE GOOD OLD DAYS

June 9, 2009


Congratulations to 12-year-old Clara Ma of Lenexa, Kansas! She earned the honor of naming NASA’s Mars rover this week. The 6th-grader from Sunflower Elementary School came up with the moniker “CURIOSITY” for the craft, which will roam the surface of planet Mars in 2011. NASA officials were impressed with Clara’s idea, particularly if the rover […]

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SCARY NEWS

September 30, 2008


In Major League Baseball’s first use of instant replay last week, umpires ruled a home run by Yankee Alex Rodriguez was fair. In the second use of instant replay, the umpires ruled that a hot dog vendor shortchanged a customer while everyone was waiting for the first ruling. IT WORKS! The Cowboys beat the Eagles […]

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I’M GONNA RAISE A FUSS, AND I’M GONNA RAISE A HOLLER

July 14, 2008


Sweet little old ladies they ain’t. Helen Golay, 75, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 72, were arrested a few weeks ago in Los Angeles, for insurance fraud. They allegedly paid for two men to stay in apartments for as long as two years, and in exchange they obtained the victims’ signatures and opened more than a dozen […]

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TIME IS ON MY SIDE


I guess this had to happen… The National Security Agency reported a sharp increase in long distance telephone usage yesterday, also known as “MOTHERS DAY” in the United States. The overload caused high-ranking intelligence officers in the Bush administration to fear that al-Qaeda might be planning a terror plot using moms. I saw the best […]

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT


One of the most humbling things any artist – musician, actor, painter, comic, novelty act, dancer, etc. – goes through is a bad audition. I see it this way: my job description is one sentence: GET THE NEXT JOB. So most auditions hold out a carrot that is a feasible, if somewhat personal and risky […]

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