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Vol 48 Issue 21

$lapping $trangers

MTV 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST Contestants must slap as many unsuspecting passersby as they can for a chance to win $300.

Report: 5th Floor A Bunch Of Pompous Dicks

SEATTLE—Citing their stuck-up attitudes and stupid, hip little outfits, a devastating new report from Waverly Building sources found Tuesday that the people who work on the fifth floor are a bunch of pompous dicks.

Friends Of Friends

NBC 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST In tonight's episode of this spin-off of the classic '90s sitcom, Charlie and five other more-or-less strangers awkwardly talk about what a great guy Ross is while trying to discreetly check the time.

U.S. Cuts Aid To Pakistan

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 30-0 to cut aid to Pakistan by $33 million after the country’s government arrested and sentenced a doctor who tipped off the United States to Osama bin Laden's location.
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  • Night Out Consecrated With Opening Exchange Of High-Fives

    CHARLOTTE, NC—Kicking off the evening with their customary expression of excitement and camaraderie, a group of friends reportedly consecrated their night out on the town Friday with a ceremonial opening exchange of high-fives.

Famous Flops In Sports

Faking outrage or egregious injury in order to draw a penalty, once the purview of soccer players, is becoming more and more common across all sports these days.

  • From 2007 to 2010 Tony Romo faked five injuries, forcing the Cowboys to block WebMD on all Cowboys franchise computers
  • Alex Rodriguez helps the Yankees win the 2009 World Series by drawing a controversial charging call on Chase Utley
  • Before his 1997 title fight against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield placed a 500,000-to-1 proposition bet that his ear would be chewed off, and then cut off his upper right lobe when nobody was looking and planted it in Tyson's mouth with a brutal left hook
  • Manu Ginobili misses almost 40 regular season games and the entirety of the 2009 playoffs nursing a fake ankle injury sustained during a particularly violent flop
  • Kyle Busch is often criticized by NASCAR fans and analysts alike for trying to draw yellow flags by pretending to spin out, take out four other cars, hit the wall, and explode
  • Kings center Vlade Divac shamefully cost his team the 2002 Western Conference Finals by repeatedly flopping even though the NBA had set a very clear and strict no-fouls-called-on-the-Lakers policy for the series
  • Shaquille O'Neal would often reverse-flop out of genuine fouls to avoid shooting free throws
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