THURSDAY, March 21, 2013

OY VEY -- Thanks to Middle East unrest, Barack Obama arrived in Tel Aviv amid the heaviest security in recent memory.  During his first state dinner, a Secret Service Bomb Disposal Squad had to be called in to diffuse three Matzo balls.

YOGA BARE -- Lululemon, a popular manufacturer of ladies' Yoga outfits, had to recall thousands of pairs because their mesh fabric was too revealing.  Yoga instructors across the country tried to cover for their students by inventing a new Yoga position -- "Mooning passing traffic."

GIANT SLALOM -- For reasons obvious to his fans, Tiger woods is seriously dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.  He'd had enough of lonely evenings, he's now ready for a serious relationship, and he figures a ski pole is safer than a nine iron unless she uses it like a spear.

ONE ON THE CHIN -- Jay Leno told his Tonight Show audience that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland who then came to the U.S. to become NBC executives.  NBC chief Bob Greenblatt took the rib good naturedly, pointing out that with NBC's current ratings slump, very few heard it.

TRAVOLTING -- Surprising even jaded collectors, a gown worn by Princess Diana the night she danced with John Travolta sold at a London auction for a whopping $1.2 million.  Scientology officials were reported to be so stunned, they're thinking of auctioning John Travolta. 


(Contents Copyright (c) 2013 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved) 

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