MONDAY, October 17, 2011

An investigation has confirmed that several popular pitchers with the Red Socks drank beer during games last season.  They would have gotten away with it, too, if the manager hadn't noticed the Jacuzzi they were soaking their arms in had a head on it.

Target Stores, Inc. has become the first national retailer to produce a lighter, easier-to-navigate shopping cart.  Best new improvement are the in-line, replaceable rubber wheels -- available at a substantial discount -- at Target.

WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who successfully defended his crown against Chad Dawson, is the oldest title-holder ever.  In fact, he goes so far back, in his first match he had to share the ring with several lions and a Christian.

Bank of America is now charging $5 per month for a debit card -- but not without a loud outcry from longtime depositors.  They may make them pay to access their own money, but they're not completely heartless.  They also offer a $3 card that allows them to visit their money.

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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.