Establishes Bill Suggestion Hotline
DC: House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) announced Tuesday that a new hotline will allow average Americans the chance to suggest
new bills to the 108th Congress. "Do you have a great idea for an amendment, a revolutionary new tax bill, or just
a few riders, but don't know how to turn it into law?" said Hastert at a press conference on the Capitol steps. "Call us at
1-900-NEW-BILL. We can help. Operators in the House and Senate are standing by." Hastert added that calls are just $3.99 a
minute up to the first 10 minutes.
Hoping We Invade Someplace Tropical Next
IRAQSgt. Daniel Marshall, a member of the Army National Guard's 501st Infantry, is hoping that the next place he is ordered
to invade has a tropical climate. "I'm proud to have served my country here in the Iraqi desert, but it sure would be nice
if we got into a conflict with someplace nice," Marshall said Tuesday. "With any luck, President Bush is thinking about shocking-and-awing
Cuba nexta little deep-sea fishing would really boost the morale of my men." Marshall said he is "so jealous" of his uncle
Stephen, who got to invade Grenada in 1983.
Binge-Drinking, Promiscuous Sex Good For You, Says New Orleans Journal
NEW ORLEANS According to a report published in
the September issue of the New Orleans Journal Of Medicine, a number of habits long believed detrimental to one's healthincluding
binge-drinking and unprotected sex with multiple partnersmay actually prolong and enrich one's life. "Massive intake of alcohol
instills a deep sense of happiness, which is essential to longevity," the report stated. Random sex with a variety of partners
is likewise encouraged: "Exhaustive field research throughout New Orleans indicates that coupling with as many people as possible
is a very good thing," the study read. Other behavior endorsed by the renowned medical journal includes eating excessive amounts
of rich, spicy food; inhaling nitrous oxide; and screaming "Whoo!" as loudly as possible in public. To aid the early detection
of breast cancer, the study also strongly recommended that all women between the ages of 18 and 45 annually expose their breasts
to cheering crowds.
Elton John Wows Mother Teresa Funeral Crowd With 'The Bitch Is Back'
CALCUTTA More than
12,000 mourners were treated to a performance of "The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John at Mother Teresa's funeral Saturday. The
delighted mourners, clapping their hands and swaying from side-to-side in time with the song's pounding, rollicking barrelhouse
piano, joined John in singing the song's refrain, "Bitch, bitch / The bitch is back," dozens of times. "This is the perfect
tribute to Mother Teresa," said Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa's successor as leader of the Missionaries of Charity Order.
"The bitch is indeed back with God." John, who sat next to Princess Diana at Gianni Versace's funeral and sat next to Mother
Teresa at Princess Diana's funeral, was seated next to former Beatle George Harrison at Mother Teresa's funeral, fueling speculation
that Harrison will perish next Tuesday in a fiery helicopter crash.
Study: Uneducated Outbreeding
CHICAGO In a report with dire implications for
the intellectual future of America, a University of Chicago study revealed Monday that the nation's uneducated are breeding
twice as soon and twice as often as those with university diplomas. "The average member of the American underclass spawns
at age 15, compared to age 30 for the average college-educated professional," study leader Kenneth Stalls said. "America's
intellectual elite, as a result, is badly losing the genetic marathon, with two generations of dullards born for every one
generation of cultured literates." Added Stalls: "At this rate, by the year 2100 there will be five smart people on Earth,
swallowed whole by more than 12 billion mouth-breathers incapable of understanding the binary exponentiation that swamped
the Earth with their like." High-school dropout Mandi Drucker, 16, said of the findings, "All I know is, we're in love."
Ünited Stätes Toughens Image With Umlauts
WASHINGTON, DC In a move designed to make the United
States seem more "bad-assed and scary in a quasi-heavy-metal manner," Congress passed a bill Monday changing the nation's
name to the Ünited Stätes of Ämerica. "Much like Mötley Crüe and Motörhead, the Ünited Stätes is not to be messed with," said
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). An upcoming redesign of the Ämerican flag will feature the new name in burnished silver wrought
in a jagged, gothic font and bolted to a black background. A new national anthem is also in the works, to be written by composer
Glenn Danzig and tentatively titled "Howl Of The She-Demon."