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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Santa Lovers: Do Not Read!
Have you heard the latest in the St. Nick Leak Scandal? No, it has nothing to do with plastic lapguards worn by mall Santas. Highlights Magazine's Timbertoes cartoon recently revealed the true identity of the Jolly Old Elf himself: "Your mommy and daddy." So says satire peddler The Onion. And who was the blabbermouth? White House mastermind Karl Rove! (That's him, pictured above.) "This leak compromises generations of undercover work on the part of U.S. parents," said counterterrorism quote-machine Richard Clarke to the Onion. "Consider all the covers that will be blown, all the secret gift-hiding places that will be exposed." And the reason for this nefarious deed? Getting back at a second-grader who wore an antiwar T-shirt to school. Read the whole spoof and nothing but the spoof.



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Cartoonists Also Take Aim at VP Cheney's Misfire
Click names below to see smart-alecky art.
Tony Auth, Philadelphia Inquirer

Steve Benson, Arizona Republic.

Sandy Huffaker, CagleCartoons.com.

Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star
Other links: Story. EditorialCartoonists.com.



Once a year for six years, The Inquirer's "Kid's Talk" column asked, "Heard any good jokes lately?" Now, we've collected the best answers, along with some great children's illustrations, just for Early Word.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 1.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 2.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 3.


More the Merrier
• Tony Auth cartoons
• Tanya Barrientos Unconventional Wisdom
• Spilled Inq Celebrity news


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