OUR REPORTERS AND EDITORS SELECT THE FIVE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OF
5. Barbra Streisand's 4th Farewell Tour
4. Traffic stop leads to arrest of 20 year old New Haven man for cocaine
possession. (March, 2001)
3. Barbra Streisand's 5th Farewell Tour
2. Boar's Head brand meat and cheese company moves from Brooklyn to Sarasota,
Florida. (April 2001)
1. Rev. Al Sharpton jailed for civil disobedience while protesting Navy bombing
practice on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. (May 2001)
can see from the above list, 2001 has been quite a year, quite a year indeed.
"If we say it's untrue, there's no way you can
Jan. 1, 2002
Join the Hunt For Osama Bin Laden.
That's it, Mr. Ambassador just a little lower and..ah, yes,
just like that, I think we can start talking about...ahhh.....increasing loans...mmm....to
your country...yes, ohhh yes!!
The government has charged Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's
largest meat processor and six of its employees with conspiring to transport
illegal immigrants across the Mexican border and help them get counterfeit work papers for
jobs at more than a dozen Tyson poultry plants. The indictment said that, to meet production
andprofit goals, Tyson officials would contact local smugglers
near its plants to get more workers. A law enforcement source familiar with the indictment
against Tyson told Untrue News: "In the communitieswhere these
plants are located there isn't an alternative work force. They'd have to raise wages and
improvethe conditions if they wanted to attract American workers."
Seething at the indictment, A Tyson spokesman said "Raise wages?
Improve conditions? What is this, some kind of Utopia? We've worked long and hard to make
sure we only have to pay these wetbacks sixdollars an hour,
instead of the prevailing eighteen dollars union members would make. We busted the unions
long ago, and that's what's great about living in America. We can bust unions. We can screw
workers. We can ignore sanitary conditions. Try doing that in some of your third-world
countries and see how far you get."
Tyson's new slogan "Where the working conditions are as good as our chickens." Tyson is also
planning a new ad campaign "Find a human thumb in your chicken, get a box of Tater Tots
Albino rescue worker in white snowsuit
eats marshmallows while riding white stallion through streets of Buffalo, NY in a
Same picture, reverse polarity.
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According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, TV
networks' rising budgets and shrinking ad revenues have created a new pay scale for
writers and producers for whom salary reductions have become a sad reality. The
broadcast networks, caught between escalating prices and plummeting advertising
revenues, are cutting costs by hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Slashing the
salaries of producers and writers will account for much of the savings. Untrue News TV
and television critic Richard Millicent Mile says "I can't believe that the creators
of "Moesha" are worth one penny less than what they're getting now."
When a reporter asked a spokesman if there would be any
cuts in the salaries of major network executives, he was taken from the room by armed security
guards and beaten senseless.
DON'T FAIL TO MISS THESE IF YOU CAN
McGuffin's top five movie selections from 2001, with
comments by Untrue News movie and film critic, Avon Proctor.
5.Freddy Got Fingered
("Not just funny, but chew-with-your-mouth-open, pick-your-nose-in-public,
fart in an elevator funny.")
("Any movie starring David Duchovny just has to be fantastic, especially if you love
somnambulistic underplaying, and this one is no exception.")
3. The Mod Squad ("Despite the fact that this movie opened in 1999, it's so
modern ("mod") in conception we have to put it on the 2001 list.")
2. Mrs. Doubtfire
("This movie was released in 1993 and we're just catching up with it. But in our view,
Robin Williams in drag belongs on everyone's best list, anytime.")
1. Ghosts of Mars
("Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube and Pam Greer have never been better.")
If YOU have a list of your top movies of 2001,
keep it to yourself, or get your own online newsletter and publish it there, but let
us alone, okay? Thanks. --the editors
Actual letters from our readers.
Mary L [address deleted for security] writes:
"Recently, my purse was stolen from my office and work.
My mother decided to call Miss Cleo to see who the villain was that stole my purse. My
mother did not speak with Miss Cleo, but she spoke
with someone by the name of Miss Bianca. Bianca told my mother that my purse would be
placed back in my office on the next Tuesday. Well a month has passed by and I still don't
have my purse back. What my mother and I do have is a $92.00 phone bill from Bianca lies.
Please publish this message to let other individuals know not to be fool (sic) by Miss
Cleo and her colleagues."
Mark McGuffin Replies:
Mary, thanks for your email. Up to this point we had
believed totally in Miss Cleo, but your story has shown us that even great psychics make
mistakes. I am going to call Miss Cleo and suggest she have Miss Bianca fired. There is no
room for fakes and frauds in the psychic business. --Mark McGuffin, editor, Untrue News
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