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Opinion

January 20, 2014

The Super Bowl may be in peril

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BEVERLY HILLS —

Michelle Obama told a college cost summit she felt out of place when she first attended at Princeton until she hung out at the campus Third World Center and student union. Now it’s all clear. That explains why her classmates voted her Most Likely to Marry a Kenyan.

Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge last week. The state’s ban never made sense to the media elite. You’d think the only state named after a Broadway musical would be the first state to recognize same-sex marriage.

The Weather Channel reported Los Angeles had its driest year in history last year. To help prevent fires, the city put goats in the Hollywood Hills to graze and eat the brush. It proves that seasons come and seasons go, but Jack Nicholson will always work in this town.

The British Journal of Psychiatry reported stand-up comedians have personality types linked to psychosis and mental illness. You can see it in our eyes. In what other profession do you get to kill a crowd every night without splitting the nation over the issue of gun rights?

The White House got bad news that Millennials are not signing up for Obamacare. They are covered by their parents’ plan under Obamacare, they’re never sick and don’t need health insurance, and they have no jobs to pay the premiums, so now all premiums will rise. Obamacare’s the first government idea in forty years that makes Vietnam look well thought-out.

Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and entertains groups and organizations around the country. E-mail him at Argus@ArgusHamilton.com.

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