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MILESTONES
  World Population to Reach
7 Billion on Oct. 31

“No problem,” say train operators.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Marijuana Legalization Support Exceeds 50% Among Americans
Leads some to wonder what this country's been smoking.
Chinese Companies Building Increasing Amount of America's Infrastructure
They're helping restore John Birch Society headquarters, the Joseph McCarthy library and the HUAC museum.
 
CONSUMER NEWS
Parents Outraged by Punk Barbie With Pink Hair, Tattoos
Also incensed by Strung-Out Ken (not shown), who sports a mohawk and track marks.
LIFESTYLE
Study: Keeping Loaded Guns at
Home Contributing to High Rate
Of Kids' Firearm Injuries

Families given loaded guns to keep at home reported far more incidents than those who weren't.
 
CRIME
Scientists: Anthrax Investigation
Had Wrong Man

But unless Vice President Cheney himself ordered the attacks to keep the post-9/11 fear level high and justify the invasion of Iraq, there are no other leads.
 
ODDS 'N' ENDS
Carhenge for Sale
If you're interested in owning a formation of rusted autos that experts think is either a sun dial, a predicter of the winter solstice or a prehistoric burial ground, it's yours for $300,000.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Offers $75,000 Luxury Yurt
For the Mongolian nomad who has everything.

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