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Amsterdam Names tiny Guerneville CA Sister City!

Funny story: Amsterdam Names tiny Guerneville CA Sister City!

In a surprise move that was totally unexpected by the Chamber of Commerce as well as most of its citizens, tiny Guerneville, CA (pop.1,003) was named last week as Amsterdam's (The Netherlands) Sister-City. The prestigious 'appointment' elevates G...

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Joan Rivers busted for mask violation!

Funny story: Joan Rivers busted for mask violation!

Irrepressible comedienne Joan Rivers was arrested in New York's Greenwich Village yesterday after being charged with wearing a mask in public, which is still a misdemeanor offense although post 9/11 lawmakers are trying to change the infraction to a...

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Ice Fishing in Key West

Funny story: Ice Fishing in Key West

Two Graton men are recovering from frostbite after the shack in which they were ice fishing fell through the ice of Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota last week. Enjoying the warmest March in 90 years of record-keeping hasn't kept the population of Fe...

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Cambodian Death Toll Blamed on Bridge Toll Prank

Funny story: Cambodian Death Toll Blamed on Bridge Toll Prank

More than two day after hundreds of people were crushed to death in a huge tightly packed crowd on the last night of a Cambodian Water festival near the town of Lottapoor, the real reasons are beginning to surface. A prank conjured by two teenage...

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Bush Threatened with Paternity Suit!

Funny story: Bush Threatened with Paternity Suit!

Pat McGroyne, a native of Knoblick, Georgia, currently living with his mother, Freida Peoples, in Cazadero, claims that he has indisputable evidence that President George W. Bush is his father. Moving to Sonoma County last April after shutting d...

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New Gov. Says "Hello Kitty!"

Funny story: New Gov. Says "Hello Kitty!"

"I know you'll have trouble taking me seriously but it seems a viable, virtually untapped resource and I think we should explore it," said Governor-Elect Jerry Brown in a speech to a group of California's county and civic utilities commissioners.

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Local Rodeo Switches to Bots!

Funny story: Local Rodeo Switches to Bots!

Succumbing to pressure from a community which has grown tired of the exploitation and abuse of animals, the Russian River Rodeo Association has voted 315 to 3 to replace their traditional affair this year with a "Virtual Rodeo." Using mechanical...

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Boho Grove opens gates to homeless

Funny story: Boho Grove opens gates to homeless

In an unprecedented and totally unexpected gesture of compassion and generosity, the fabled Bohemian Club has voted to allow its seasonal Monte Rio retreat to be used to shelter Sonoma County's homeless. "We've got dozens of cabins just sitting e...

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The Only Way to Get the Palestinians to the Table

Our Middle East correspondent M. Voltaire opines: If you want PLO/Hamas to come to the Peace Table, set out copious quantities of rancid cheese --it's the only enticing incentive for street rats.
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