WEDNESDAY, December 14, 2011

According to the watchdog organization the Committee to Protect Journalists, more newsmen are incarcerated worldwide than ever.   On the plus side, the inmate-produced newspaper in Colombia's maximum security prison "La Graybar Hacienda" is up for two Pulitzer prizes and a Peabody.
When the press reported that Lindsay Lohan had her purse stolen with $10,000 in it, some people were shocked that any woman would walk around with that much in her purse.  But in Lindsay's defense, do you have any idea how much "Murray's Ankle Bracelet Deactivation of Encino" charges?

George Giuliani, Long Island University professor, has written a book condemning "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" as a story that glorifies bullying by the other reindeer.  He plans several sequels including "The NRA Says 'Die, Bambi, Die!'" and "The Mad Hatter Promotes Drug Addiction."  

Viing for the annual Grinch Who Stole Christmas Prize, a family in Miami snuck onto a neighbor's roof and stole a Santa lighting display complete with sleigh and reindeer.  The police had no trouble locating the thieves.  They forgot to unplug them.

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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.