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April 12, 2013

No end to Kim Jong Un’s demands

NORMAN — HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody?

North Korea’s dictator Kim Jung Un was reported set to conduct another missile test Friday. There’s just no end to his demands. Last night, Kim Jung Un demanded to have a telephone conversation with President Obama and then he demanded telephone service.

The IRS hired more agents to collect all they can from taxpayers Friday. The tax form raises questions. When L.A. residents get to the question asking if you are a farmer, they want to know if the IRS and DEA share information or if it’s more like the FBI and the CIA.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study saying that staring at busty women is good for a man’s health. It lowers blood presure and increases circulation. It’s good for your health unless you’re in a state where your wife has a concealed carry permit.

Louisville coach Rick Pittino made it to the Hall of Fame Tuesday four years after he was caught in a sex scandal that originated in an Italian restaurant. He lost control and made love with his date on the table. Wouldn’t you know, his date got stuck with the check.

Jackie Robinson is memorialized in the new movie Forty-Two, about how he integrated Major League Baseball. After he retired from baseball, he became a staunch Richard Nixon supporter. Apparently, he got addicted to being the first black man to do everything.

A Ringling Brothers elephant is okay after being shot in a drive-by shooting while on parade in Mississippi. He wasn’t seriously hurt. There wasn’t much the elephant could say about it except the usual defense of the Second Amendment that Republicans always make.

The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday they will tour the U.S. this summer beginning in Los Angeles in May. The group is now touring in its sixth decade. There are still drugs available for their friends in the dressing room, but now there’s a fifty dollar co-pay.

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