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Horoscope for the week of August 11, 2004

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The Pros And Cons Of Taking A Gap Year

Malia Obama will wait a year between graduating high school and attending Harvard in 2017, in what is becoming a rising trend among American students. Here are the pros and cons of taking a gap year:

God Loses Pouch Filled With Crystals That Give Him Powers

THE HEAVENS—Grumbling to Himself as He frantically retraced His steps across the Heavens, God Almighty, He Who Commanded Light to Shine out of Darkness, admitted to reporters Monday that He had somehow managed to lose the pouch containing the enchanted crystals that give Him His powers.

Man Practices Haircut Request Before Heading To Barber

MINNEAPOLIS—Having scripted a set of lines he hoped to deliver with confidence and decisiveness, local 34-year-old Jason Clyne carefully rehearsed his haircut request several times Friday before heading to his local barbershop, sources confirmed.

Weddings vs. Eloping

Many couples who don’t want to put the time and money toward a wedding simply run off and get married in secret. Here is a side-by-side comparison of planning a wedding and eloping

EPA Urges Flint Residents To Stop Dumping Tap Water Down Drain

FLINT, MI—Citing the significant health and safety risks that it poses to public infrastructure and the local ecosystem, the Environmental Protection Agency released a statement Thursday urging residents of Flint to discontinue dumping tap water down their drains.

New OSHA Regulations To Cut Down On Workplace Mutations

WASHINGTON—In an attempt to address the troubling number of genetic transformations occurring in workplaces across the nation, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled new regulations this week aimed at reducing on-the-job mutations, sources confirmed.
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Horoscope for the week of August 11, 2004

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    Investigators will say that your death was caused by shoddily wired bathroom lighting, but that's just wishful thinking since you're standing right there.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    Government officials will call your new doomsday device "brilliant in its simplicity" and "a marvel of American ingenuity," but they won't be able to say so for long.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You'll be forced to expand the list of shit you have to put up with to include "goat."
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    Suppressed-memory therapy will do wonders for you, but only until you recover the long-lost knowledge that suppressed memories are bullshit.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    Gay pizza deliverymen are a dime a dozen, which is fortunate for you, as you'll soon be on the management end of that deal.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    Finding families for homeless animals is all well and good, but you could have prevented the tramplings if you'd considered the elephants' feelings on the matter.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    You'll soon be exactly as popular as the trombone player in a chubby-chaser bar. This might not make a lot of sense now, but trust us, you'll see.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    No one will believe that it looked like the Girl Scouts were going for their guns, but believe it—in an alternate universe, you've been filled with lead from the waist down.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    It's true you were trapped in the gourmet popcorn poppery, but you still don't see why they insisted on sending help.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    You'll wake to find that the unexplained mental quirk that turned you into a leather fetishist has finally been worked out, but just wait until you get a load of a few cotton-polyester blends.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    The stars found it hard to concentrate on your future this week, as they themselves aren't exactly teenagers anymore.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    You definitely know a good thing when you see it, at least as long as the price tag is clearly visible.

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