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PAGE THREE – DECEMBER 15 - 21, 2008
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MISCELLANEOUS
Critics Slam Playboy Mexico for Virgin Mary Cover
Some deeply religious readers cancel their subscriptions.
 
LEXICOGRAPHY
Merriam-Webster's Word of
The Year: “Bailout”

Coming in a distant second: “milf.”
Oxford Jr. Dictionary Drops “Bishop,” “Chapel,” “Empire,” “Monarch”
Adds “pedophile,” “crack house,” “Evil Empire,” “empty suit.”
 
CONSUMER NEWS
Warning: One in Three Toys Toxic
Odds better playing Russian Roulette.
 
SPORTS
Yankees Sign Pitchers for
Hundreds of Millions

Seek federal help to sign first baseman, extra setup man.
NFL Cuts 10% of Staff
Teams will play ten-man football for remainder of season.
RELIGION
Conservative Anglicans Form Breakaway Church
Based on conviction God is heterosexual.
 
ODDS 'N' ENDS
Estonia to Be First Country to Allow Voting By Cellphone
But not while driving.
 
TRAVEL
Airlines Introduce New “Take Me Along” Fares
So far, few takers.
Gun Rights Advocates Sue
Atlanta Over Attempt to Make
Airport Gun-Free

“If you outlaw guns at the airport, only outlaws will have guns at the airport.”
 
CORRECTION
 
Last week we reported that the upscale community to which the President will move once he's out of office is "whites only." In fact, the law was changed in 2000 to remove that restriction. Our apologies for any confusion.

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