FRI, SAT, SUN, November 11, 12, 13, 2011

After the Penn State Board of Trustees fired coach Joe Paterno for not reporting staff child abuse, Joe issued a formal statement of resignation --  but not before checking the instant replay of the trustees' press conference for loopholes. 

Even at age 84, Joe is nothing if not resilient.  He's already applied for and been hired to host the Academy Awards.

This scandal is the worst in Penn State history.  The whole state is so ashamed, plans have been scrapped to re-issue a Christmas album by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

Supermodel Heidi Montag has signed with a major publisher to pen her memoirs.  And she's already chosen a perfect title to titillate potential readers --  "Here's the Skinny."

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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.