Jewish World Review August 15, 2008 / 14 Menachem-Av 5768
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps astounded reporters in Beijing Tuesday when he revealed that he eats twelve thousand calories of food every day. So what is the problem? You're either representing the United States of America or you're not.
China said Tuesday it distributed one hundred thousand condoms to the athletes in Beijing. It works out to two hundred condoms per athlete for the two-week stay. It's just another example that the breakage rate with Chinese products is pretty high.
Georgia played Russia in women's beach volleyball in the Olympics Thursday. It ran true to form. By the end of the match the Russian team had plowed through the volleyball net in a dune buggy and backed the Georgian team up against the Great Wall.
Russian troops captured Josef Stalin's birthplace in Georgia Monday. Nostalgia for the Thirties is sweeping the world. Russian troops captured Stalin's hometown, China is staging Hitler's Olympics and the United States is reliving the Hoover years.
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev demanded Monday that Georgia's president step down. Russians can no longer poison their enemies one at a time. People in Europe carry the antidote with them everywhere they go like they do car keys and cell phones.
Barack Obama enjoyed a nice vacation in Hawaii this week. During his morning walks on the beach, the tide would go out, and during his afternoon walks on the beach, the tide would come back in. No wonder he draws fifty thousand people wherever he goes.
Governor Mark Warner was selected to give the Democratic convention's Tuesday keynote. That's one day after Hillary speaks and one day before Bill speaks. For the sake of the party, marriage counselors say they should always be kept a day apart.
Democratic undecided convention delegate Sacha Millstone said she was bullied by the DNC Tuesday when she e-mailed her doubts about Obama to another delegate. She has one foot in the Clinton camp and one foot in the Obama camp. When John Edwards heard that there's a delegate with her legs apart he was on the next flight to Denver.
Monty Python's Spamalot will return to Las Vegas next week with a new starring cast. Audiences love this musical comedy set in medieval England. When the castle defenders pour oil on top of the attackers the crowd rushes the stage with Dixie cups.
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