Pirates Admit Bringing Back Barry Bonds a ‘Big Mistake,’ Plan to Have Alex Hribal Throw Out First Pitch Next Home Game


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PUN SPECTACULAR: Reporter’s Questions Don’t Bode Well with Miller


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Popular Radio Show: “What Would Abraham Lincoln Do?”

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Salute to Sochi!

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Smokers Rush to CVS Before Cigarette Prohibition Begins


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New York Times: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Overdose Death Another Example of the Skilled Actor’s Willingness to Take Chances


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Health Officials Warn: Some Pharmacies Low on Lethal Injection Drugs


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Chris Christie Tied to Mediocre Super Bowl Commercials


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Pope Francis Arrested for Drag Racing with Justin Bieber

Conservative Catholics Shocked.


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‘Saving Mr. Franklin’ – Philadelphia to be Turned into Theme Park

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If elected President, this is how Chris Christie plans to fight the ‘War on Terror’

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Get your “I Survived the Polar Vortex and All I Got was this Damned Frostbite” hand now!


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CSB Tips to Keep Warm this Winter

snow-tipsFacing sub-zero temperatures this week, Americans are being urged to follow these fun and unconventional techniques to keep warm:

  • Set ovens to “Self-clean mode” and keep the door open.
  • Pipes could freeze, keep your hair dyer on high and rest against pipes.
  • Turn your car’s heat to high and keep it running in the garage for extra coziness.
  • Burn your Snuggies in a safe brick-enclosed pile in your living room.
  • Work up a natural sweat by shoveling your sidewalk every 6 minutes (elderly only)
  • Spend the day at Starbucks like everyone else.
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Angela Merkel injured in skiing accident, NSA credited as first responder


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A Carbolic Smoke Ball Christmas

Three lost souls travel to Jimmy Stewart’s home town, Indiana Pennsylvania, to find the true meaning of Christmas — and to eliminate Jimmy Stewart.

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‘As of today, I think it is clear that I am now the leading black person in the world’


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‘Make sure they get the picture, Raul – I just want to hear Rush Limbaugh’s reaction’


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‘Ya just KNEW I’d be here . . .’

APTOPIX South Africa Mandela Memorial

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‘It’s rather easy to do, Mr. Bush . . . you just put your hand on his neck, and keep squeezing’

South Africa Mandela Memorial

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