Horoscope for the week of January 21, 1998

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Vol 33 Issue 02

Microsoft Signs Justice Dept. Attorney To $350 Million Endorsement Deal

REDMOND, WA—Microsoft Corp. signed Justice Department assistant attorney general Joel Klein to a three-year, $350 million endorsement deal Monday. Klein, who will appear in Microsoft TV and print ads, joins a growing list of high-profile government personalities who have signed endorsement deals with the software giant, including solicitor general Seth Waxman, FTC chair Robert Pitofsky and federal judge Thomas Penfield Jackson. "We are thrilled to have a big-time celebrity like Joel Klein endorsing our products," Microsoft’s Bill Gates said. "This highly recognizable figure should help greatly increase public awareness of Microsoft." Said Klein: "I am very excited to lend my image and name to Microsoft, America’s Software People. The company has long impressed me with the high quality of its products and its fair, non-monopolistic business practices." Klein then issued a cease-and-desist order against Apple Computer for anti-competitive pricing tactics, deceptive advertising, and unlawful employment of underage slave labor.

Local Couple Needs To Talk

TAMPA, FL—According to a just-released report, Tampa resident Phillip Washburn and girlfriend Jennifer Healy badly need to talk. "Despite the seemingly solid nature of the couple’s relationship," the report read, "Washburn and Healy need to get some things straight and determine just where things stand right now. They also need to figure out exactly where they’re headed." If the couple fails to talk, they face possible breakup, redistribution of personal items, and an undetermined period of involuntary abstinence.

MTV Promotes, Airs, Condemns Controversial New Video

NEW YORK—MTV is reacting with stern condemnation and heavy rotation to the video for "Cut My Slut’s Cunt Up," the controversial new song by Miscogynator, a Keith Flint-fronted Prodigy side project. The video, which has outraged feminists with its graphic depictions of nude women being brutally beaten, is, according to MTV News' Kurt Loder, "an offensive, sick, degrading abomination that goes beyond all limits of decency, and will be aired unedited at least 15 times a day on MTV. Watch it often, and see for yourself just how wrong it is." Said MTV president David Zell: "Because of the disgusting, reprehensible nature of this video, MTV is only airing it between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. EST, when all teens are asleep, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST, when all teens are at school. This tough stance will ensure that no underage viewers will ever be exposed to this crass exercise in exploitation."

Congress To Ironhead: 'What's With This Thingy?'

WASHINGTON, DC—Under fire for a litany of alleged "inappropriately feminine" personal-hygiene practices, St. Louis Rams running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward testified under federal subpoena Monday before the Senate Investigatory Subcommittee on Bath And Shower Gender-Role Standards And Norms.

Penthouse Reader Never Thought This Would Happen To Him

NEW YORK—In a startling, improbable turn of events, a reader of the popular men's entertainment magazine Penthouse recently became involved in a real-life sex-fantasy scenario, the likes of which he had previously believed impossible for "an ordinary guy like me," Forum sources reported Monday.

HUD Allocates $260 Million For Low-Outcome Housing

WASHINGTON, DC—Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that his department will allocate $260 million toward the construction of more than 50,000 low-outcome housing units in cities across the U.S.

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Booooo! It is I, the ghost of Herman Ulysses Zweibel, founder of The Onion, or, as it was known in my day, The Mercantile-Onion. Booooo!
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Horoscope for the week of January 21, 1998

  • Aries

    Aries

    A gypsy seer will reveal to you that your great lack of the sensitivity, uncharacteristic of those born under this sign, stems from the fact that you are a 1988 Dodge Aries sedan.
  • Taurus

    Taurus

    Dress to make a stronger impression at the office: Wear a Skoal painter's cap and sleeveless Rush T-shirt.
  • Gemini

    Gemini

    Fire and air magic are strong in Gemini this week. If you take up smoking now, you'll have enough Marlboro Miles to earn a satellite dish in 10 days.
  • Cancer

    Cancer

    Your love and business lives mesh unexpectedly when your free-agent wife signs with a richer husband.
  • Leo

    Leo

    Try to become more compassionate toward the less fortunate members of society. Get the cabana boys at your local beach club to form a volleyball team that's capable of finally beating the rich vacationers.
  • Virgo

    Virgo

    Concerns about your health will prove unfounded when you have your most painless embolism yet.
  • Libra

    Libra

    You will be featured on Tonight Show With Jay Leno when a typo in your obituary causes unintended hilarity.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio

    Your life is turned upside-down when you realize that your lack of success means that God wants you to fail.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius

    Your job at the video store seems to have taken a turn for the better when, out of the blue, you find yourself in a red-hot stockroom threesome with two hunky co-workers. Unfortunately, they turn out to be life-sized cardboard stand-ups of Brad Pitt and S
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn

    Though your showbiz career is progressing nicely, you won't be a true success until you have earned the respect and approval of your lawyer.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius

    You should never be ashamed of your intelligence. You should be ashamed that you waste it watching Dr. Who and playing Magic: The Gathering.
  • Pisces

    Pisces

    Do not despair about finding love: Doctors will soon discover a new type of pervert who gets off on you.
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