Give Us This Day Our Daily Jest: December 24, 2008
Dick Cheney says Joe Biden will not have “as consequential a role” as vice-president as he did. Mostly because Biden doesn’t go hunting.
Three MIT students who found a way to hack into the Boston subway system’s payment cards program have agreed to help transit officials beef up on-line security. In exchange, the police will drop all charges…and explain to them what it’s like to kiss a girl.
Federal prosecutors are asking an Illinois House committee not to look into criminal charges against Rod Blagojevich. Meanwhile, Blagojevich is asking them not to look into the crawlspace behind his closet.
Great Moments in Jest History (From The Jesting Archives):
December 23, 1928:
The National Broadcasting Company has set up a permanent, coast-to-coast network. A company spokesman said they look forward to a many, many years of giving America something not to watch.
December 23, 2005:
The government has announced the first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. But the case was closed after Rosie O’Donnell calmed down.