THURSDAY, December 8, 2011

Target has banned Salvation Army bell-ringers in front of their stores.   It's not that they're against charities collecting funds for the disadvantaged -- what got them up-in-arms was the Army's refusal to purchase their kettles from Target's Home & Garden Department.

The U.S. Postal Service, faced with massive losses, will close hundreds of mail-sorting centers and cut back deliveries.  Under their new guidelines, you should mail your Christmas gifts now to insure arrival by December 25 -- 2010.

Oceanographers are appealing to the public to report instances of hearing pilot and killer whales "singing."  For those unfamiliar with undersea taxonomy, pilot whales are killer whales who need at least three Margaritas before they can take off on a hunt.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban McDonald's Happy Meals because the small toys included in them pose a choking hazard.  Which will disappoint the kids who have discovered that the toys usually taste better than the meal.

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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.