FRI, SAT, SUN, January 13, 14, 15, 2012

TV's Kiefer Sutherland has been signed to play his "24" character Jack Bauer in the film version.  I can't wait to watch him on the big screen.  Just think how much more exciting water boarding will be when the board looks like it's 30-feet long.

Hostess Bakeries, makers of Twinkies as well as other junk foods, has filed a petition in federal court for bankruptcy protection.  Sales began to plummet drastically right after the FDA authorized the makers of poisonous substances like cyanide and arsenic to replace the skull and cross-bones on their containers with an outline of a Twinkie.

An exhibition in New York City currently on display features well-known Big Apple landmarks like the Bowery and Herald Square recreated with indigenous tree bark, roots, stems, flowers, leaves and seeds.  Or, as Martha Stewart calls them "a salad."
This year makes the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of America which was modeled after Great Britain's "Girl Explorers."  They even copied their cookie recipe.  In fact, that same year, a shipment of them bound from England to the U.S. was thought to have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic.

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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.