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WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2012




6-6/2012
CHEERS! -- Believed to be the Thames most spectacular event in over 350 years, an estimated one million rain-soaked Brits and tourists lined the banks of the storied river as Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant featured a flotilla of tugs, steam boats, kayaks, pontoon boats and pleasure cruisers including the Queen’s royal barge.  Afterward 10,000 people gathered at a Greenwich Street Party attended by Prince Charles and wife Camella.  All toasted the Queen’s 60 years throne-side by hoisting goblets of her favorite cocktail – a Bloody Mary Queen of Scots. 


OMG or LOL? -- According to a survey conducted by Pew Internet and American Life Project, the current generation of high school grads has become so reliant on texting to communicate, they can't form intelligent sentences when speaking directly to a real person.  A major problem is appearing even marginally competent during employment interviews.  Maryann Allison, an assistant professor of Media Studies at Hofstra University, has come up with a unique solution.  She has her students pretend they're on "American Idol" and sing the answers to the interviewer's questions.


JUNK BONDS – Scheduled for launch in 2015, China’s new state-of-the-art 60,000 ton, 300 meter long aircraft carrier is now being built at the Changxingdao Shipyard in Shanghai.  From her twin-hull decks will be launched China’s Shenyang J-154 fighter bombers intended to increase Beijing’s presence in the Pacific.  In honor of the massive interest payments on American loans used by the Chinese to build it, the ship will be christened the “SS Good Ol’ USA.”



TILE SMILE -- Chyanna Richards of Splendora, Texas claims an image of Jesus appeared in the mold of her seldom scrubbed shower stall.  Thomas George, a house guest, insists the image has kept him out of prison and another boarder claims her HIV has subsided since the Redeemer appeared.  Skeptics claim that Richards is seeking publicity in hopes of selling the image on eBay like the 10-year old grilled cheese sandwich that fetched $28,000 in 2004.  Good luck.  Have you ever tried eating a shower?



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EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY -- In 1978, Dean Martin welcomed guests Phyllis Diller, Totie Fields, Ruth Buzzi, Milton Berle, Henry Fonda, Don Rickles, Vivian Vance, and Bob Hope to put Lucy on the spit at Las Vegas's M.G.M. Grand Hotel.  


Along with partner Mel Chase, Bob Mills worked on the script for this special.
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