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TUESDAY, January 17, 2012

The Golden Globe Awards were particularly entertaining this year with host Ricky Gervaise as funny as ever and the wall-to-wall film stars applauded dutifully.  Most deserved was the special award for “resisting a primal urge” that went to Angelina Jolie for not adopting an Ethiopian kid during the entire three-hour telecast. 

Chinese space scientists have vowed to put a “lunarnaut” on the moon before the end of this decade.  Beijing has already approved the official first-step motto:  “One small step for Mandarin -- one giant step for P. F. Chang’s.”

Bed, Bath & Beyond had to recall several thousand chromium facial tissue-holders after a routine check found them to be contaminated with atomic radiation.  Less than an hour after the news was released, Iran issued an official statement that they had nothing to do with it.

A tea maker in Beijing who discovered that leaves fertilized with excrement of pandas have a unique flavor is planning to market it as the “world’s most expensive tea.”  It has one unfortunate side effect, however.  Five cups and you get an overwhelming urge to hibernate in a cave near Kowloon.
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