Monthly Archives: November 2003

This Year’s “Gotta Have It” Toy Winner

Israeli customs officials have seized 400 Osama bin Laden dolls and 50 Saddam Hussein dolls saying they constitute incitement. The singing and dancing dolls, which carry toy guns, were discovered during a routine check of cargo at he port of … Continue reading

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Science Catchs Woody Allen After 30 Years

If there’s anything more American the celebrity sex stories, we don’t know what it is. Sometimes it gets hard to tell if life is imitating art, or visa versa. It took 30 years, but science has finally caught up with … Continue reading

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She’s Not Heavy, She’s a Lawyer

As reported by the Dowbrigade back in September, Russian ballerina Anastasia Volochkova was unceremoneously dumped for getting "too big." Anastasia claimed that the real reason behind her dismissal were political and personal. Appearantly, a Moscow court agreed with her…. A … Continue reading

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To Grandmother’s House We Go

Packing up the old Toyoto to join 36 million of my countrymen in the closest thing our culture has to the Haj – the Pilgramage to Give Thanks. The Dowbrigade’s Mom lives up in Maine, or rather, Down East in … Continue reading

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Using the Old Noodle

  Thailand builds ‘world’s biggest noodle Xmas tree’ A Thai hotel has built what it claims is the biggest Christmas tree ever made entirely out of noodles. The tree, made for a charity celebration, was decorated with coloured sugar and … Continue reading

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Blessed by a Goddess

Doctors and experts are baffled by an Indian hermit who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for several decades – but is still in perfect health. Mr Prahlad Jani under surveillance in hospital. Prahlad Jani, a holy man, … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Facelift

A view of "Moai" statues in Ahu Akivi, on Easter Island, 4,000 km (2486 miles) west of Santiago, in this photo taken October 31, 2003. Easter Island’s mysterious "Moai", giant head statues carved out of volcanic rock, are in danger … Continue reading

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Snowflake Dies

MADRID, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Spain on Monday bade farewell to the world’s only known albino gorilla, Snowflake, a national favourite who died after a long struggle with skin cancer.The main attraction at Barcelona zoo since he was brought there … Continue reading

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The Official Press Room Blog

If you like your news direct from the source, or if you at least like to position the horse’s mouth somewhere in your surround-sound stream of informational inputs, you should check out Michael Jackson’s brand new self-defense Blog. I call … Continue reading

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The Doctor is in the House

The latest, typically savage "Sports" column from the eminent Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Professional football is not the only pillar of Faith that is crumbling all around us, as we stumble nervously into this new and merciless century. Even our … Continue reading

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Love is the Drug

Love could be as addictive as cocaine or speed, scientists have said. According to Dr John Marsden, head of the National Addiction Centre at the Maudsley Hospital in London, when you are attracted to someone your brain releases the drug … Continue reading

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For Tomorrow’s Class

Complete the following phrases… As quick as As strong as As wise as As weak as As slippery as As wily as As dirty as As quiet as As fast as As cold as an eel an owl a pig … Continue reading

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