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The Beltway Sniper is captured and Untrue News is
It was fascinating, we couldn't tear ourselves away from the TV.
Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone dies in plane crash.
Compounding the tragedy: Ann Coulter still alive.
Angels win World Series!
At start of series, Untrue News predicted team from California
Noelle Bush walks out of jail
Asks reporters if they know where she can score some Xanax.
THIS WEEK'S WINNERS OF THE McGUFFY, THE AWARD GIVEN TO
PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR LIVES A LITTLE BIT WORSE, AND OUR OUTLOOK A LITTLE MORE CYNICAL.
THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE for allowing meat irradiated with gamma rays to be served in
US public schools. Enjoy your burgers, kids!
ONE FOR CHUCK HESTON
After the capture of the alleged sniper who terrorized the DC area in recent
weeks, a call has gone out for the banning of assault weapons such as the Bushmaster XM15
rifle used by the assailant. Opposed to the ban is the National Rifle Association, whose
attorneys argue that a person's second amendment right to bear arms supercedes the right
not to be randomly shot to death. The NRA is expected to prevail.
A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
Russian soldiers stormed a theater and freed many of the hostages
held by a Chechen rebel group for over 24 hours with very limited food, water and toilet
facilities. One of the hostages, interviewed by Untrue News said "it was the worst
experience I've had in a theatre since the road company of "Les Miz."
DON'T BE A FOOL, WATSON
The BBC reports that the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes will receive an
Honorary Fellowship from England's Royal Society of Chemistry. Usually such honors are
reserved for Nobel Laureates and other distinguished academics. Holmes is the first fictional
character to receive the Fellowship.
Untrue News Editor-in-Chief Mark McGuffin interviewed Sherlock
Holmes about the award.
Mark McGuffin: Mr. Holmes, how does it feel to win such a
prestigious award? Sherlock Holmes: My dear sir, I'm a fictional character. I have no feelings or thoughts
of my own, and do not exist apart from the novels and short stories in which I appear. MM: Why do you suppose you are receiving this honor? SH: I do not suppose anything, as I said, I am a fictional character. MM: If you're a fictional character, how are you able to participate in this interview
with me? SH: As long as there is someone such as yourself to supply my putative answers, I shall
do very well indeed. MM: Is there anything at all you know of your own knowledge? SH: I know the Royal Society of Chemistry is made up of cretinous idiots for giving
their award to a non-existent person. They might as well have given it to a cherrystone
clam. They belong in a loony bin. What could they have been thinking? They're morons. MM: A great pleasure speaking with you, Mr. Holmes. SH: I wish I could say the same, but I feel no pleasure. As you know, I'm a
fictional character, I haven't got... MM: Yes, yes. Well, goodbye.
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NEWS OF SHOW BUSINESS
George Clooney's agent, Michael Gruber, has resigned under
pressure from powerful Hollywood agency CAA after agency execs learned that Gruber had
tried to obtain a $250,000 finders fee on the sale of a $10-million villa Clooney recently
purchased. When word hit the street that Gruber had been accused of fraud, theft,
and deception, a fierce bidding war broke out for his services.
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EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSIE
Publishing firm Gruner & Jahr announced that it
will not attempt to rename Rosie magazine and will instead shut it down. A statement
issued by Rosie's attorneys following the announcement said: "Rosie is saddened that
they wouldn't transition the magazine to keep the staff (of 120) employed."
TABS: THE O'S HAVE IT.
Time spent by Rosie worrying about the staff before
the magazine shut down
Time spent by Rosie worrying about the
staff after the magazine shut down
Sleep lost by Rosie over the staff of her
Money spent by Rosie assisting the staff
Names of staff members known by Rosie
Amount Rosie will win in her lawsuit
against her publishers
How deserving is Rosie of her
press-engendered nickname "The Queen of Nice?"
Temperature when Rosie walks into a room
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Suburban Lesbian Dads Association and Tom Cruise. Thanks.
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