FRI, SAT, August 17, 18, 2012

ECUADOR SLAMMED -- The UK will not allow Julian Assange, Wiki Leaks founder, to seek political asylum in Ecuador but he will be extradited to Sweden.  What has the Crown's panties in a twist -- his leaks of Iraq war intel?  Afghan war intel?  Not quite.  His big mistake was leaking the plot of the London Olympics opening ceremony.


FORE! -- Long Island's popular Tam O'Shanter Golf & Country Club was recently raided by vice officers who found known prostitutes working as starters, pro shop clerks, and nude dancers gyrating as members teed off.  In fact, that's what tipped the cops.  Nobody could hit the fairway, launching their errant drives into oncoming traffic on the adjoining expressway.

PAINED PANES -- Firefighters from eight  counties in Washington state rushed to quell a wildfire that broke out in the hills just east of Seattle, threatening about thirty luxury homes.  Police at first suspected arson but it just turned out to be Bill Gates destroying all remaining evidence of Windows 7.  

ANCHOR LAP -- The Presidential Debate Commission has chosen three experienced TV anchors to moderate the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential debates --  CBS's Bob Schieffer,  PBS's Jim Leher and CNN's Candy Crowley.  Did I say three?  Plan on four if Candy tumbles off her diet again.

UNFRIENDED -- Facebook stock plummeted another 6% after the 90-day lock-up preventing half of the initial investors from selling expired.  Only last May the stock was floated at $38 per share and has declined steadily ever since, closing Wednesday at $19.87.  Even Facebook users are noticing the failing company's walls, once solid for photos and messages, are cracked, crumbling and some barely standing. 

Copyright (c) 2012 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved

Click here to add theme music to your reading experience...

The Laugh Makers on YouTube


THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Leonard Maltin "Top 20" Year End Pick!


DOLORES HOPE "Silver Bells" (with Bob)

BOB HOPE'S 1983 U.S. COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR: Your Alma Mater Here?

"Having spent twenty years writing for the indefatigable Bob Hope, and traveling all over the world, Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes. These first-hand recollections summon up the final phase of Hope’s career—and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business."


Even Animals Love "THE YouTube WORLDWIDE NEWS"!

THE LAUGH MAKERS is now on KINDLE! (And Kindle equipped devices)

Download THE LAUGH MAKERS to your Kindle within one minute (for $2.99) by clicking on this link:


And if you're not yet a Kindle owner, when you purchase your new lower-priced Kindle with a capacity of 3500 books, be sure to sign up for our daily blog so you won't miss one issue of the web's most entertaining and insightful comments on the day's events... or a single serialized installment of THE LAUGH MAKERS. Order your Kindle today!

WakiLeaks: History Declassified 2000 (Vol. One) is now available on Kindle for $2.99

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.