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Headline of the Week

While reporting on NASCAR races in the Mid-South, The Toronto Sun accidentally conjured up unwholesome images of lonely sheepherders when some unsuspecting editor accidentally penned this headline: "Shepherd gets his crack at Busch." To make things just a little more hilarious, the article, a profile of racer Peter Shepherd, quotes fellow driver Carl Edwards as saying he has "confidence" in Shepherd's "ability to perform."

Watch Out, Australia

From the October 28th edition of The Weekend Australian:

"If [Harold Ford Jr.], already a U.S. congressman, wins his bid to become a more powerful senator, Australia had better watch out. ... His skilled oration on domestic politics may be flawless, but his grip on foreign policy is error-prone. Yesterday, he stumbled into gaffes on the North Korean nuclear tests and then mentioned Australia in the same breath as rogue nations wanting to go nuclear." The article further states that any chance of clarifying Ford's remarks with the man himself was impossible. "You don't win us any votes,'' a spokeswoman told the reporter.

See Cow?

Last week, Fly on the Wall became the focus of scorn and derision after we went out on a limb and suggested that the manatee seen in the Wolf River wasn't actually a manatee at all but Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, seeking a little respite from scandal-plagued D.C. As it happens, rescuers were unable to locate the manatee and have called off the search. And Hastert has since returned to giving speeches. FOTW: We make things up. You decide.

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