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Muhammad Ali Converts To Judaism, Changes Name To Irving Greenbaum

LOUISVILLE – Over four decades after he shook up the world by converting to Islam, sixty-eight year old former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali announced yesterday that he is changing religions – and names – once again.  This time, he’s embracing

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Friday’s Carbolic Report on WDVE

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Today’s Carbolic Page in theTrib p.m.

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Buy it today, get it in time for the big game.

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  Carbolic’s first inaugural book. Get a copy from Amazon. Or from us. 

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Today’s Carbolic Trib pm Page

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Today’s Carbolic Trib pm Page

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Readers Have Spoken

Zombies Ate My Headlines is one of the year’s best books.

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Friday’s WDVE Carbolic Report

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Today’s Carbolic Trib p.m. Page

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You eat the turkey. We’ll eat the headlines. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE STAFF OF CARBOLIC SMOKE BALL.

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“So funny… A great book… A tremendous book… As good as anything out there.”

Pittsburgh radio icons Jim Krenn and Randy Baumann said that and more about the brand-new Carbolic Smoke Ball book, ZOMBIES ATE MY HEADLINES, on yesterday’s WDVE Morning Show.   Hear their raves, find out more about the book, and be

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Coming to Get You in Just 10 Days…

Carbolic Smoke Ball Presents ZOMBIES ATE MY HEADLINES All the best headlines, highlights, and hilarity of Carbolic’s first three years. Over 300 classic items and editorials, with dozens of new features, photos, and illustrations, a foreword by radio great Randy

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Our Apologies for Erroneous Headline

Carbolic Smoke Ball apologizes to its readers for the erroneous headline we printed late yesterday that proclaimed former New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner over Illinois Senator Barack Obama in the presidential election.  We do not now how this

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Coming Next Month…

All the best headlines, highlights, and hilarity of Carbolic’s first three years. Over 250 classic items and editorials, with dozens of new features, photos, and illustrations, a foreword by Randy Baumann, and an introduction by Rick Sebak. All assembled in

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The New Edition Arrives Monday Morning

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About Carbolic
“One of America’s great web sites.” Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The city’s equivalent of The Onion.” Ian Urbina, The New York Times

“Carbolic Smoke Ball's rise to greatness is a tale as old as time -- which, according to Sarah Palin, is only about 6,000 years.” Randy Baumann, WDVE-102.5, Pittsburgh

“This stuff is better than The Onion.” Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“They’re some of the world’s funniest men, and they deserve our attention.” Rick Sebak, PBS/WQED Multimedia

“One of Pittsburgh's most popular blogs, and it's gaining a growing national audience.”
Pittsburgh Magazine

“Nothing is sacred for the guys who run Carbolic Smoke Ball. Nothing.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

How Carbolic started an urban legend. Snopes.com

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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