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PEOPLE
World Chess Champion Loses to Computer
Afterwards, Vladimir Kramnik (right) defeats Deep Fritz (left) in vodka drinking contest.
 
FACTOID
Richest 2% Own More Than
Half of World's Wealth

But they're good tippers.
 
BUSINESS
Consumers Still Resisting
High-Definition TV

Many say they're waiting for “feelies.”
 
INTERNET
Yahoo: “britney spears” Top
Search Term for 2006
Here are the top 10:
 
  1.  britney spears
  2.  brittany spears
  3.  britainy spears
  4.  britnee spiers
  5.  brittiny spares
  6.  brittnee speeres
  7.  braitney speres
  8.  brettany spairs
  9.  bratteny spires
  10.  britney spears addiction hotline
SCIENCE
Scientific Journals Found in Dumpster At NASA's Ames Research Center As Gov't Shuts Down Science Libraries
Hope for future lies with garbage collectors.
Egypt Discovers 4,000-Year-Old Mummy Of Doctor, With Surgical Instruments
And health insurance forms.
 
Alps Warmest in 1,300 Years
The hills are alive with the sound of melting.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
EPA May Remove Lead
From Toxins List

Might drop strychnine, too.
Bad News: Chemicals in Teflon,
Gore-Tex, Stainmaster Cause
Cancer

Good news: food doesn't stick to pan.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Government Distributes “Faces of Global Terrorism” Poster
Provides number to call if you ever spot Ayman al-Zawahiri at the cleaners.

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