Monthly Archives: October 2011

Breaking News: Underwear Bomber Changes Plea to ‘Guilty’

Change came after witness testified he saw defendant’s pants on fire, and defendant knew jury would conclude he’s a liar, liar

Posted in Extras

Reporters Try to Uncover Meaning of Steve Jobs’ Dying Words

The Apple visionary was in bed, clutching a snow globe in one hand. Suddenly, his hand opened, and the snow globe fell to the floor. Jobs managed to utter his final words: “Adobe Flash.”  Some reporters think the words referred to Jobs’ childhood sled.

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Sarah Palin Won’t Run For President, Nation Shocked

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About Carbolic
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“One of Pittsburgh's most popular blogs, and it's gaining a growing national audience.”
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“Nothing is sacred for the guys who run Carbolic Smoke Ball. Nothing.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

How Carbolic started an urban legend.

The Carbolic Book Award

Zombies Ate My Headlines won a Gold Medal at the 2009 Independent Publisher Awards as the Best Humor Book of the Year. And we didn't even have to bribe the selection committee.
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