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No, we’re not going into competition with our counterparts over at The Atlantic, but this submission from a reader at NYU is too good to pass up, especially in light of today’s news about how FEMA suppressed health warnings to Hurricane Katrina victims. Nothing to laugh at really, but we’re all in the same boat now, and we do need to try to laugh, occasionally:
Q: What does George Bush think of Roe v. Wade?
A: He really doesn’t care how people get out of New Orleans.
More from Scott Horton:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Average number of sitcom laughs an American hears during a prime-time season:
Nielsen Media Research (N.Y.C.)/Jim Drake, Night Court (Tarzana, Calif.)/Harper's research
Czech and German deer still do not cross the Iron Curtain.
British economists correlated the happiness of a country’s population with its genetic resemblance to Danes.
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