Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sam Wainwright Saves Nation From Fiscal Cliff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation was pulled from the brink of the fiscal cliff tonight and spared financial calamity in a dramatic, and historically unprecedented, scene on the floor of the House of Representatives. At 9:50 p.m., Ernie Bishop, a local cabdriver,

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Boy Gives Fred Rogers’ Head Violent Twist, breaks Neck, ‘Because I Could’

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Hillary Clinton’s Concussion Gave Her Amnesia About Benghazi, GOP Calls on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Creator Sherwood Schwartz to Reverse the Ailment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sustained a concussion after fainting from dehydration at her home, her office said Saturday. The knock on the head reportedly gave her amnesia about events surrounding the attack on the U.S.

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SPIELBERG, DAY-LEWIS TEAM UP FOR MILLARD FILLMORE BIOPIC

(Hollywood) Director Steven Spielberg will begin production soon on “Fillmore,” his long-awaited biographical film of the life of America’s thirteenth President. The announcement was made in a press release issued yesterday by Dreamworks Pictures, Mr. Spielberg’s production company. Actor Daniel

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CARBOLIC FLASHBACK: December 6, 1936: STALIN, SANTA CLAUS SIGN MUTUAL NON-AGGRESSION PACT

(Moscow) Premier Joseph Stalin and Santa, a friend of the proletariat formerly identified as an Enemy of the State Capitalist Toy-Monger from the North by the Soviet press, concluded a mutual non-aggression pact at the Kremlin yesterday, according to sources.

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Hermey the Elf-Dentist Makes First TV Appearance Since Racially-Charged Meltdown at The Laugh Factory

HOLLYWOOD – Hermey, 63, who won an Emmy Award for playing a nerdy misfit elf who wanted to be a dentist in the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,  has landed his first regular TV gig in more

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Beyoncé Scrapped as Super Bowl Halftime Headliner; Instead, Bob Costas Will Come on the Field and Talk About Abortion, Gun Control, Cuts in Entitlements, and Other Divisive Issues

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ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS TO BE RENAMED ISLAND OF DIFFERENTLY-ABLED TOYS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A government panel studying the effects of stigmatization in the children’s plaything industry will publish their conclusions in a white paper to be released today, according to sources familiar with the document. The report is expected to

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