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The Comedian's-eye View of 10/07/98

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Excerpted-from: 10/07/98 -- ShopTalk

	"I know I'm an acquired taste.  I'm anchovies, and not everybody
	 wants those hairy little things."
					- Tori Amos, in Twist Magazine


Two Thumbs Down: Even die-hard Howard Stern fans are trashing his new
Saturday night TV show as the rating plunge, stations defect and critics
have a field day.  "The show is so bad, for the first time in its history
the Federal Communications Commission may fine a performer for lousy
ratings." (Bob Mills)

Joined Forces: The Pentagon announced plans to spend $50 million in the next
year on Viagra for soldiers.  "Wouldn't it be cheaper just to let them read
those dirty magazines again?" (Jay Leno)

Tripp Someone Up: It's reported that Linda Tripp has passed a lie-detector
test in which she denied tampering with the Monica Lewinsky tapes.
"Afterward, Tripp said, 'Tampering with secretly recorded conversations
between friends would be wrong.'" (Conan O'Brien)

HMO Woes: HMOs in 18 states have announced that they'll drop up to 20,000
elderly patients on Medicare.  "They'll be rejected on the grounds that they
had a preexisting condition and chronic inability to pay exorbitant fees."

Roller Coaster: Amusement parks are always looking to top each other with
more exciting rides.  "Rumor has it the scariest of them all is in the
works.  It's called 'The Dow.'" (LaMonte Laments)

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