Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hugo Chávez Unveils Plan to Restore Socialism to Mars

São Paulo – After announcing that capitalism was responsible for the lack of civilization on Mars, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez unveiled plans to restore socialism to the fourth planet in the solar system. Chávez said that his “Red Planet Initiative” will

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Retired Gen. MacArthur Says He’s ‘Prepared to Step Back In’ to Restore Order to Japan

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Japanese Spoke Too Soon When They Said ‘At Least Nothing Worse Can Happen . . .’

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Gallagher Collapses on Stage, Quick Thinking Fans Use Comic’s Props to Make Tracheotomy Tube and Save His Life

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Prop Comedian Gallagher collapsed during a performance at Whiskey Bone’s Roadhouse last night. Quick thinking members of the audience charged the stage and used several of the comic’s signature props to fashion a makeshift tracheotomy tube to save his life.

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Tsunami Watchers ‘Thankful’ Disaster Struck Japan Instead of Some Other Country . . .

. . . because there will be a lot of good pictures

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Moammar Gadhafi Takes Over For Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’

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