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Funny story:  (2011) Steinbrenner Acquires the Tigers; Will Move Team to Yankee Stadium in Time for the World Series

(2011) Steinbrenner Acquires the Tigers; Will Move Team to Yankee Stadium in Time for the World Series

New York - "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em." That could be mantra of Hank Steinbrenner who along with the rest of the Steinbrenner family have gobbled up the ALDS-winning Detroit Tigers and have changed that team's name to the New New York Yankees.
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Funny story:  (2008) IN SEINE Scores Five In Shrewsbury Win

(2008) IN SEINE Scores Five In Shrewsbury Win

Shrewsbury Town Spoof writer Trevor IN SEINE scored five goals and assisted in two others in a magnificent 7-0 away win against table-topping Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone Paint Trophy at Adams Park last night. IN SEINE powered in a header an...
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Funny story:  (2007) FBI States "Joy Crimes" on the Rise

(2007) FBI States "Joy Crimes" on the Rise

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reluctantly published a report outlining the rise of "joy crimes" across the country, especially in inner cities and suburban areas.
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Funny story:  (2007) New Space Race Forces World Peace!

(2007) New Space Race Forces World Peace!

The World Council announced today, that the earth can no longer sustain its 6.6 billion population and so in order to 'slim' it down somewhat, has decided to 'evacuate' an entire country to the moon before 2040.
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Funny story:  (2005) George Bush:  "We're on a mission from God."

(2005) George Bush: "We're on a mission from God."

Today (actually yesterday to be more precise), serious academics gathered (all neatly dressed in the usual clichéd 'tank-top and nerdy glasses' uniform) to pose the distressing and disturbing question; 'Could George Bush be the 3rd Blues...
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Funny story:  (2009) Liam To Give His Side Of Oasis Break-Up (But Not Yet And Certainly Not To Us)

(2009) Liam To Give His Side Of Oasis Break-Up (But Not Yet And Certainly Not To Us)

Skoob news has learned that Liam Gallagher has decided to reveal his side of the story of events, when the band split on August 28th in Paris, as they were due to start a gig. But he says he won't divulge this information just yet, and that he cer...
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Funny story:  (2008) Viking Shows Up with 1468 AD Pawn Ticket, Reclaims Shetland Isles!

(2008) Viking Shows Up with 1468 AD Pawn Ticket, Reclaims Shetland Isles!

Hjaltland/ The Shetland Times - A Viking descendant of former Norwegian King Christian 1 surfaced today with an aging Pawn Ticket to reclaim the Shetland Isles. Pawned off in 1468 to raise money for his ugly daughter's Dowery, the cash poor Ki...
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Funny story:  (2009) LIVER-POOL, LIVER-POOL, LIVER-POOL!

(2009) LIVER-POOL, LIVER-POOL, LIVER-POOL!

Liverpool - home city of The Beatles, home of Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, became the first major city in the UK to state that it was 100% unconvinced by Conservative leader David Cameron's rousing yet lacking in anything substantial speech,...
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Funny story:  (2008) McCain 's Bladder Bursts After 90 Minute Presidential Debate!

(2008) McCain 's Bladder Bursts After 90 Minute Presidential Debate!

In a scientific study of seventy year old males and urine retention, brave John McCain agreed to see what would happen if he refused a potty break during the second 90 minute Presidential debate. While forty something Barry O strutted his stuff w...
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Funny story:  (2010) Albania issues Norman Wisdom commemorative bath plug

(2010) Albania issues Norman Wisdom commemorative bath plug

The Albanian government has announced that a commemorative bath plug is to be issued honouring the memory of Norman Wisdom who died earlier this week. In a press interview, Albania's foreign minister said "The death of Mr Pitkin was a terrible blo...
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Funny story:  (2009) Funny Funkers Hall of Fame announces Class of 2009 nominees

(2009) Funny Funkers Hall of Fame announces Class of 2009 nominees

PISSEDIN SPRINGS, FL (ABSNN) -- This sleepy southern town of 210 souls announced the Friday opening of of The Funny Funkers Hall of Fame located in nearby Sanford, Florida. "A bunch of us old folks were sitting around in the TV room of The Home la...
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Funny story:  (2008) Grisly Risley gets seal of approval

(2008) Grisly Risley gets seal of approval

When news broke of the problems at Risley jail, near Warrington in Cheshire (UK), the home office saw an opportunity. The category 'C' training prison (they train people to be prisoners) was investigated in 2007, and the report released this week...
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Funny story:  (2007) Government Unveils 'Total Knife Ban' - Even In Kitchens

(2007) Government Unveils 'Total Knife Ban' - Even In Kitchens

The Government has today announced plans for a new and improved knife ban, after another teenager died as a result of a knife attack in London at the weekend.
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Funny story:  (2007) US Congress Appalled at Two Day Workweek

(2007) US Congress Appalled at Two Day Workweek

WASHINGTON, DC - A handful of delicate Senators and Representatives collapsed on Thursday as they entered the grueling final hours of yet another two day workweek, underlining the very important issue of Representative Exhaustion (Repex), caused by t...
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Funny story:  (2008) UK Banks In The Shit

(2008) UK Banks In The Shit

The UK government has today announced a £50billion investment plan to inject cash into UK financial institutions, offered a further £250billion in loan guarantees, and increased another lending scheme to £200billion. Despite all of this, UK banks...
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Funny story:  (2008) Single Mums Run Riot

(2008) Single Mums Run Riot

Violent disturbances today followed a rally by single mothers on state benefits in central London following a government pledge to crack down on fat-arsed slappers milking the treasury dry. Police confronted several hundred single mothers in Trafa...
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Funny story:  (2009) US Citizen Applies To UK For Political Asylum

(2009) US Citizen Applies To UK For Political Asylum

British immigration officials were reportedly 'utterly baffled' by a US citizen's application for political asylum earlier today. The applicant, reported to be a Mr Paul Potts, originally of Nowhere, Nebraska has told British officials that, havin...
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Funny story:  (2010) So Women Do Merely Glow

(2010) So Women Do Merely Glow

The old saying that 'horses sweat, men perspire and women glow' is true, according to a Japanese study. "It appears that women are at a disadvantage when they need to sweat during exercise," said research co-ordnator Yoshimitsu Inoue, in the journ...
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Funny story:  (2009) ESPN Announces New Soccer Line Up with Erin Andrews and UK Nut Bag "Skoob1999"

(2009) ESPN Announces New Soccer Line Up with Erin Andrews and UK Nut Bag "Skoob1999"

NY,NY/ Entertainment and Sporting News - Over 35 avid US Soccer fans celebrated at the expatriate Oasis Bar and Grill on East 23rd Street today with the stunning announcement that 'real soccer' announcers would be appearing on the sports channel's la...
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Funny story:  (2012) Savile Row to be renamed Tailor Street

(2012) Savile Row to be renamed Tailor Street

One of London's poshest streets, Savile Row, is to be renamed to Tailor Street in a bid to distance itself from Jimmy Savile. "We don't know for certain just what Jimmy Savile has done or not done," said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, who is orga...
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Funny story:  (2005) Fox New Season to lead with Blowing Stuff Up

(2005) Fox New Season to lead with Blowing Stuff Up

This Autumn's Fox Network line-up is to be led by "Blowing Stuff Up" with Kathy Lee Gifford, the show will feature items being placed into a large microwave oven and nuked on full power until they explode. Items to feature in the progra...
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Funny story:  (2008) Global markets in turmoil following announcement of compulsory random drug tests for City traders

(2008) Global markets in turmoil following announcement of compulsory random drug tests for City traders

London - (Toxic Mess): "You takin' the piss?" That was the sombre comment from one Canary Wharf trader today following the announcement that compulsory drug testing of City traders forms part of the UK government's bail-out of the banking industry.
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