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August 26, 2005

News o' the Dumb

The Attorney General of Tennessee wants to stop a woman singer from dipping snuff. You'll love his reason:

'Redneck Woman' Singer Asked to Stop Promoting Smokeless Tobacco

By Rose French Associated Press Writer
Published: Aug 25, 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state attorney general wants the country singer who made the song "Redneck Woman" a hit to stop "glamorizing" the use of smokeless tobacco at her concerts.

State officials said Gretchen Wilson can be seen on concert jumbo screens pulling a can of Skoal from her pocket while performing her new song, "Skoal Ring."

That may violate the 1998 settlement between states and tobacco companies forbidding tobacco ads targeting young people, Attorney General Paul Summers said.

Oh, yeah, guys... price controls have always worked so well in the past.

Hawaii First State To Cap Gasoline Prices

HONOLULU -Hawaii has become the first state in the nation to set limits on gasoline prices.

The state Public Utilities Commission is setting the wholesale price ceiling for gasoline in Honolulu at just under $2.16 a gallon.

One of the people who wanted to get into the action below wrote a poem beginning, "I'm funky like a monkey and as cool as a cat, talk more than a parrot, up all night like a bat."

'Funky like a monkey' - R!

New exhibit at London Zoo - humans

Thu Aug 25,12:20 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - London Zoo unveiled a new exhibition -- eight humans prowling around wearing little more than fig leaves to cover their modesty.

The "Human Zoo" is intended to show the basic nature of human beings as they frolick throughout the August bank holiday weekend.

"We have set up this exhibit to highlight the spread of man as a plague species and to communicate the importance of man's place in the planet's ecosystem," London Zoo said.

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