WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2012

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH -- Scores of pop music industry icons including producers, promoters and talent including Pulp who perform their hit single "Common People" are sampling an array of booze, blow and revelry aboard the luxury cruise liner Coachella en route to the Bahamas.  But problems have arisen.  For instance, how can you trash a stateroom when the TV set won't fit through the porthole?

DID NOT INHALE -- HBO has signed Martin Scorsese to produce and direct a frank documentary on Bill Clinton's White House years.  Martin has promised to, as he puts it to "pull no punches" as he includes interviews with both the tobacconist who sold Clinton that famous cigar and the dry cleaner who was given the challenge of restoring Monica Lewinski's dress.

BAILOUT FEATURE -- Toy-maker Hasbro has complied with the request of an Ohio school girl to design a male version of their popular E-Z Bake Oven that will be available by next summer.  Its features are very similar to the girls' model except for those users who opted for PE over Home Ec. --  the boys' version flushes.

SMALL CONSOLATION -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un recently test-fired a long-range nuclear missile that has the capability of reaching California.  And we Californians -- silly fools -- have always believed that the "Big One" would be an earthquake.


COMBAT TOOTSIES -- A cost-study of waste in the Pentagon found that $1.5 million was spent last year on research to find a successful method of rolling up beef jerky for use by troops in the field.  Sounds pretty much like the same thing they fed us in the navy -- only back then it came on a shingle.

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