Wednesday, July 30, 2008

“Psst! The Good Stuff Is Over Here!”

The House Judiciary Committee voted this week to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress. To paraphrase John Kerry, what’s it like to be the last man to hold Karl Rove in contempt?

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have ended their feud and are planning to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years. The tour will be called “Hey, What’s That Smell?” Coming soon to a theater near you: “Harold And Fumar Go Looking For Other Work.”

Barack Obama says that as president he would order his attorney general to scour White House executive orders and expunge any that “trample on liberty.” President Bush isn’t worried. He says he’ll just sign an executive order that says no future presidents can overturn his executive orders.

Dunkin' Donuts has unveiled a new menu healthier items called DDSmart. Donuts and pillow-sized muffins will be moved to a different menu called “Psst! The Good Stuff Is Over Here!”

Jerry Lewis’ manager says the handgun police confiscated from his client’s handbag at the Las Vegas airport was a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. Usually right after someone says, “I thought you were dead!”

A lawmaker in India sacrificed more than 200 goats and four buffaloes at a temple to thank a goddess for delivering victory to the prime minister's government last week. John McCain wanted to offer a similar sacrifice, but Cindy doesn’t trust him alone with any other goddesses.

Scientists say a chunk of ice spreading across seven square miles has broken off a Canadian ice shelf, but they hesitate to blame global warming. First they have to rule out the possibility that the crack was caused by thousands of northern Canadians jumping up and down while watching a televised hockey game.

The latest Hollywood rumor is that actress Kate Hudson and 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong have ended their three-month relationship. Apparently the problems started when Kate rejected the $10,000 bike Lance got for her because it didn’t have a bell on it.

According to an article in the Journal of Happiness Studies younger women are happier as younger adults than men, but older men are happier later in life. Especially older men whose significant other is a happy younger woman.

More bad news for Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska who is charged with seven felony counts of making false statements on his Senate Financial disclosure forms. Today his lawyer told him that the only character witnesses he could find won’t be out of jail in time for the trial.

The new Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's musical “Brigadoon” has been postponed. Disappointed fans were instructed to toss a rock in any direction and follow it to the nearest high school drama club.

Police in College Hill, Ohio, arrested a man for taking 32 deodorant products from a Walgreens store. He was charged with breaking-out-in-a-sweat-and-entering.

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