LABOR DAY August 5, 2011

Customers expressed surprise when 7-Eleven began offering potato chips that taste like hot dogs.  Actually, it's a long association that began back in 1989 when Laura Scudder married Oscar Meyer and soon gave birth to twins -- "Frito" and "Pringle."

A government survey reveals that since 9/11 airport screeners have failed to detect 25,000 banned items.  Among the most overlooked were liquids like shampoo, aftershave, perfume and fifths of Jack Daniels carried aboard by pilots.

Actress Melissa Gilbert has divorced actor Bruce Boxleitner.  Under terms of the settlement, he gets the beach house in Malibu, the three Mercedes sedans and the Riviera Club membership and she gets the Beverly Hills mansion, the Bentley and the little house behind the Little House on the Prairie.

A San Diego teenager was hospitalized after being attacked by a gang who shot an arrow through his shoulder.  Apparently he's homeless.  He told the cops his address is "Tree 614 Sherwood Forest."

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Compiled from Bob's newsletter "Funnyside Up" published in 2000. This is a yuck and chuckle-filled stroll down memory lane to a time before the Bush administration had inflicted its damage -- a time before the search for WMDs and Osama bin Laden. See what we were laughing at back then, who was in the news and who had yet to enter rehab -- which NFL stars had yet to do time in the Gray Bar Hotel.