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home : considered comment : september 2008 February 27, 2015

9/16/2008 8:00:00 AM
It's the year 2029 and here are the latest headlines
BY JACK K. OVERMYER
President and Owner, The Sentinel

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped. 

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage. 

Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica. 

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars now can be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only. 

85-year, $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise are the answer to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs. 

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut. 

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative. 

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights. 

Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.

Congress authorizes direct deposit to campaign accounts of formerly illegal political contributions.     

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.  

Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.



This guy goes up to the top of the Empire State Building in New York. It looks impressive and he takes a seat at the bar.

"This is a nice place. I've never been here before," he says to the guy next to him.

"Oh, really?" the other replies. "It is nice. It's also a very special bar."

"Why is that?" the first guy asks.

"Well, do you see that painting on the far wall? That's an original Van Gogh, and this stool I'm sitting on was on the Titanic."

"Gee, that's amazing!" says the first guy.

"Not only that, but you see that window over there, fourth from the right? Well, the wind does strange things outside that window. If you jump out you'll fall about 50 feet before the wind catches you and you're pushed back up."

"No way! That's impossible," the guy scoffs.

"Not at all. Take a look," the other man replies, and with that he walks over to the window and opens it. He climbs over the sill and falls out. He drops 10... 20... 30... 40...50 feet, comes to a stop, and whoosh -- he comes right back up and sails back through the window.

"See? It's fun. You should try it," he says.

"Try it? I don't even believe I saw it!" the first man shouts.

"It's easy. Watch, I'll do it again." And with that, he falls out the window again. He drops 10... 20... 30... 40... 50 feet, comes to a stop, and whoosh -- he comes right back up and sails back through the window.

"Give it a try. It's a blast," he says.

"Well, what the heck, I'll give it a try," the first man says, and proceeds to fall out the window. He falls 10... 20... 30... 40... 50...60...70...80...90... 100 feet and splat - he ends up smashed and dead on the sidewalk.

After watching this, the second guy casually closes the window, heads back to the bar and orders a drink. The bartender arrives with the drink and says, "You know, Superman, you're a real jerk when you're drunk."





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