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September 11th, 2009

According to a new study, a moderate amount of drinking may prevent Alzheimer's disease. I suppose there are those people out there who are willing to take drastic steps and cut back to moderate.

A new Internet addiction rehab center has opened up in Seattle. You'll know you're addicted to the web if while you're sending an IM to a MySpace Friend on Facebook, you start to Twitter.

Then there was the classical musician who liked to think outside the Bach's....

Megan Fox admits that she has "mental issues." The line for would-be counselors starts around the corner and down three blocks. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Crazy like a Fox," eh?

McDonald's has lost an 8-year legal battle against the McCurry restaurant chain in Malaysia. A spokesperson for McDonald's says that everyone there feels "McAwful."

Kate Gosselin says she was mortified at the $400,000 offer to pose for Playboy. We don't know if it was because of the idea or the amount. I have my guess....

Apple has announced that their new Nano I-pod will allow you to take video and immediately uploaded it to YouTube, which ought to effectively kill the remaining five minutes of productivity I've been clinging on to.....

After the shuttle astronauts did some tweaking, the Hubble space telescope is taking some amazing pictures. This year's NASA Christmas card should be awesome!

A Texas school district that didn't allow students to listen to President Obama's speech on Tuesday will bus about 500 of them to attend an event later this month where former president George W. Bush will speak. I'll take your standards and double them.

Congressman Joe Wilson yelled out "You lie!" at the president during his speech to congress Wednesday night. The congressman apologized to the president and to China's U.N. Ambassador U Ly.

Does Jay Leno have a new show coming up on TV? Really? I hadn't heard about it!

Once again, kids are back in school learning the three R's: readin', 'ritin' and renegotiatin'

Ellen DeGeneres has been named the 4th judge on the upcoming season of "American Idol." She'll fill the gap created when Paula Abdul joined the show 8 years ago.
She agreed to take the American Idol opening after she lost out on the U.S. Supreme Court job.
Ellen says she's up for the challenge, but taking over for Paula will mean some tough prescriptions to fill.


1.        Most commonly uttered phrase during the cheerleader toss: "Oops!"
2.        The way they spell it, there IS an "I" in team
3.        Still using training pom-poms
4.        They think the yell leaders yell too much
5.        While cheering at football game, facing wrong way


1.        100% Monday-free
2.        I can't remember what day of the week it is and I don't care
3.        I spend Wednesday and Thursday arguing about which one is "Hump Day"
4.        I only have to ask "Is it Friday yet?" three times
5.        By the time I realize it's Tuesday, it's Wednesday

                                               LAUGH A LITTLE, WOULD YA?        

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