Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shocker: In ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Rosie the Robot Maid Originally Slated for HAL’s Role

HOLLYWOOD – Recently discovered letters between director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke reveal that Rosie the Robot Maid, the delightful humanoid robot fictional character in the sci-fi comedy classic The Jetsons, was Kubrick’s first choice to play the role that eventually

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Ashton Kutcher to Replace Bin Laden

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NFL Tries to Pinpoint Which Number One Draft Choice Broke Goodell’s Ribs During Traditional First Round Hug

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was released from the hospital Saturday after suffering several broken ribs last week during the first round of the NFL draft. It is not clear when the injuries occurred. After each announcement of the thirty-two number

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Celebrations Of Wicked Witch’s Death Decried as Unseemly

MUNCHKIN CITY – Commentators criticized as “ugly” and “unseemly” the spontaneous celebrations that erupted across the County of Oz in the wake of the death of the Wicked Witch of the East. The Witch was killed when a farmhouse fell on top of

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White House Releases Photo: Michelle Obama Performing Striptease for National Security Team

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Chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.” Rang Out From Philadelphia Phillies Crowd

Crowd Erupted When Scoreboard Announced that American Navy SEALs Had Killed the Easter Bunny

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CIA Trying to Learn What Bin Laden’s Dying Word Meant


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AP Apologizes: The Photo It Released Was Not Bin Laden Being Shot, It Was Moe Greene

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Bin Laden Given Formal Burial at Sea

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Obama: ‘Today, I Settled All Family Business. Bin Laden is Dead. So is Barzina, Tattaglia, Moe Greene. All the Heads of the Five Families . . . .’

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Obama Personally Tested Bin Laden’s DNA

“It’s a definite match.”

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