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The Comedian's-eye View of 02/09/99

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                       Tuesday February 9, 1999

     "The '60s: An event-filled decade packed into a four-hour
      TV miniseries. Or one sixth of the time MSNBC spent on
      Monica Lewinsky yesterday."

               -- Jim Mullen's 'Hot Sheet' in Entertainment Weekly


A survey says two-thirds of Americans don't think live witnesses are
necessary in the presidential impeachment trial.  "Meanwhile, the other
one-third said that after watching the trial, they don't think the Senate
is necessary." (Conan O'Brien)

It was this week in 1861 that the very first coin-operated peep show was
patented.  It cost a nickel to watch and lasted 30 seconds.  Which shows
you how much times have changed.  Today, a good peep show costs $40 million
dollars and never seems to end. (Steve Voldseth)

The Salt Lake City and Synday Olympic committees are accused of giving
improper gifts to International Olympic Committee members.  "Yet in Olympic
spirit, the best bribes always won." (Argus Hamilton)

The U.S. Postal Service ended the fiscal year with a surplus of more than
$500 million. "The postmaster general says he'll do something new and
creative with that money: open a second window at lunchtime." (Jerry

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