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The Comedian's-eye View of 12/23/97

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Excerpted-from: 12/23/97- ShopTalk
                         Tuesday December 23, 1997

   "Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver took two months to name
    their new child Christopher. Good thing they didn't have septuplets."
				- Entertainment Weekly's Jim Mullen


Expletive Repeated: Filmmaker Spike Lee blasted Quentin Tarantino for the
movie "Jackie Brown," saying he counted 38 uses of the N-word. "That's still
way short of the 142 required on most rap records." (Daily Scoop)

Jersey Family Values: Gay couples in New Jersey can now adopt foster
children. "Conservatives denounced the idea, saying, 'It's cruel and immoral
to raise children in an environment like . . . New Jersey.' " (Daily Scoop)

Dragnet Jr.: A 3-year-old boy from Oxnard handed over his father's pot stash
to police after the dad was stopped for speeding. "The father said later,
'I should have expected it. Last night during bath time I discovered he was
wearing a wire.' " (Premiere Radio).

Sheep Deprivation: Scottish scientists have genetically engineered three
sheep to have the same human gene.  "Researchers knew they'd successfully
inserted the human gene when the lambs started counting each other to fall
asleep." (Joshua Sostrin)

Xmas Spirits: Police are warning party-goers about the dangers of holiday
imbibing. "If you have more than six drinks over a two-hour period, you are
considered legally Robert Downey Jr." (Alan Ray)

Batteries Not Included: "Overheard on the first Christmas:  'Myrrh, huh?
Did you save the receipt?' " (Gary Easley)

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