MONDAY, May 23, 2011

Hoping to become a hit among Asian small fry, the Nick Channel has opened an outlet in Singapore.  Their slate of culture-friendly programs includes “Sushi-Bob Square Pants,” “Sesame Shrimp Street,” and “The Oriental Rugrats.”         

Being called the first of its kind, the Tennessee Legislature is considering a bill that would ban teachers from saying the word “gay” in K through 8 classrooms.  The ban would be so all-inclusive, even references to Tennessee Williams would be prohibited.

A new stamp honors one of our first astronauts, Alan Shepard.  He was lucky.  At the time, America’s space program was so anxious to beat the Russians, when they sent up a mongrel, we answered them with a Shepard.

The Postal Service is closing selected post offices that are too inefficient.  No surprise here.  Some of their employees have such poor work habits, they even deliver their own e-mail late.

Convinced that their recent slump is due to lack of focus in the dugout, Yankee manager Joe Girardi has posted some new, stricter rules.  From now on, no more I-pods, laptops, Camron Diaz or Kate Hudson.
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