Jewish World Review Dec. 14, 2005 / 13 Kislev, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Richard Pryor died Saturday after a groundbreaking career in
stand-up comedy. He was the spirit of the Seventies. The influence
Richard Pryor had on the baby boom generation single-handedly
rescued three South American nations from bankruptcy.
Los Angeles gangs threatened Monday to riot if Crips founder
Tookie Williams was executed on Tuesday. Retailers took all
precautions. In case of looting, Wal-Mart employees were
instructed to seek safety in the country music section.
U.S. Air Marshals shocked airline passengers Wednesday by
shooting and killing a guy at Miami International Airport while he
was having a panic attack. The autopsy was troubling. It turns out
it was not a panic attack, it was a premonition.
New Jersey hosted a six-day bear hunt over the weekend aimed
at thinning out the booming bear population. There's nothing like
bear hunting in New Jersey. After they kill the bear they encase
him in concrete and toss him in the East River.
John Edwards told Democrats Sunday America is yearning for a
leader who will ask them to sacrifice. He's sincere. No sacrifice
we make is too great to give him his own personal helicopter and a
trumpet fanfare every time he walks into the room.
Saddam Hussein galvanized his supporters in Iraq Thursday
with his courtroom performance on worldwide television. The
dictator pointed his finger at the judge and declared that he is
not afraid of execution. He's done it plenty of times.
New York City officials opened a school for rat catchers
Thursday called the Rodent Control Academy. Experts say the rat
population is at an all-time high. The law schools are graduating
them faster than the tobacco companies can feed them.
The Minnesota Vikings won their sixth straight game Sunday since an October lake cruise where they were seen drinking, having sex with hookers and smoking dope. Just one question. Where did they get a copy of the Oakland Raiders' playbook?
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