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The Comedian's Eye View of 01/23/97

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 97 18:32:35 -0800
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Subject: The Comedian's Eye View of 01/23/97

Excerpted-from: 01/23/97 -- ShopTalk

                      Thursday January 23, 1997

     "Television has its good side [and] its bad side. The good side
      is, it makes dictatorship impossible.  The bad side is, it
      makes democracy unbearable."

                                  Former Israeli Prime Minister
                                  Shimon Peres


It has been reported that New England Patriots coach Bill Parcelis will go
to the New York Jets after the Super Bowl.  "Now we will know if there is
enough money in the world to get somebody to coach the Jets," says the Daily

Signs Parcells may be headed to New York: "He upped his life insurance.  He
cursed at a pedestrian for practice and when asked a question at a press
conference, he said 'You talkin' to me? You talkin' to ME?'" (Daily Scoop)

In the News: "Mervyn's is closing 35 outlets around the country.  Affected
employees haven't been notified.  Company officials have not been able to
find one," says Ray.

Closing statements have begun in the OJ Simpson trial.  "Plaintiffs will
put all the evidence into one cohesive picture- or 30." (Daily Scoop)

"The administration said this week that Clinton wants to enlist the help of
Hollywood to fight the war on drugs.  Hollywood is already consuming more
than half the drugs available," says Jay Leno.

According to his biographer, actor Dudley Moore is somewhere in England
hiding out from the paparazzi.  "I guess that 'Where Are They Now?' crew
got pretty persistent.  (Alex Pearlstein)

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