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The Comedian's-eye View of 02/23/99

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                      Tuesday February 23, 1999

     "Gene [Siskel] was a lifelong friend, and our professional
      competition only strengthened that bond. He showed great
      bravery in the months after his surgery, continuing to work
      as long as he could. As a critic, he was passionate and
      exacting. As a husband and a father, his love knew no bounds."

            -- Roger Ebert on the death of his TV Partner and Friend


The Army is creating rapid strike forces. "They will be able to hit anywhere
in the world in less than one hour after a presidential scandal breaks."
(Daily Scoop)

This is National Potato Month, "Or, as Dan Quayle spells it, Februarye."
(Chris Pena)

Republican Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire has announced his plans to
run for president.  He doesn't have Secret Service protection yet.  Agents
can't figure out who the hell he is. (Alan Ray)

The Justice Department is reportedly considering breaking up Microsoft into
several pieces. "This will make Bill Gates the five richest guys in the
world." (Jay Leno)

As the Chicago Bulls plummet, the rock music at Chicago's United Center has
risen. "Nothing is truer than this. The poorer the NBA team, the louder the
Village People." (Bernie Lincicome of the Chicago Tribune)

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