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The Comedian's-eye View of 04/02/98

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Excerpted-from: 04/02/98 -- ShopTalk

                         Thursday April 2, 1998

     President Clinton continued his series of apologies in Africa.  "On
     safari in Botswana, he apologized to a bunch of monkeys for that Clint
     Eastwood movie with the orangutan."

                                  Bill Maher


Sein of the Times: Scientists say El Nino has slowed Earth's rotation by a
fraction of a second, giving us a longer day.  "This is great news for NBC.
Now there's room for another commercial on the final episode of 'Seinfeld.'"
(Bill Williams)

Punt for Red October: The NFL approved the sale of the Minnesota Vikings to
novelist Tom Clancy.  "That's the good news.  The bad news is, the team's
offensive playbook won't be available in paperback until 2001." (Argus

Birthday Boy: Al Gore turned 50.  "At first, friends couldn't make out what
Gore said he wanted for his birthday.  After listening carefully, they
realized he was saying 'Oil can.'" (Alex Kaseberg)

Gender Benders: According to a survey, a woman is more likely than a man to
give another driver the finger.  "Except on Hollywood Boulevard, where a
woman driver is more likely to be a man." (Leno)

Indigestion: Reader's Digest is getting a new look to attract a younger,
hipper audience.  "To win more male readers, the magazine will feature a
monthly condensed centerfold." (Premiere Radio)

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