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Holabird Advocate

Providing all the news we see fit to print since 2002!

Thursday, May 22, 2003
VOL. II Issue 5L
A cow in the Canadian province of Alberta has reportedly tested positive for BSE, commonly known as "Mad Cow Disease". Because of this The U.S.D.A. has issued a ban on Canadian beef until further testing can be done on the cattle of our neighbor to the north. BSE has not been located in American cattle as yet, but was reported in some sheep in the state of Virginia a few years back. The exact amount of Canadian beef in the American food supply is not known either.
Nobody on the Pondrosa has ever actually seen a mad cow, but there was one time that a crippled heifer, which was part of the Ponderosa's herd, darn near injured Victor Nemec a few years back.
With Memorial day weekend coming up, The Hinkle family is getting ready to celebrate with a campout. Harold and Mary will be in the Oahe Campground with Doug's and Darrel's repsctive familes. It is not known at this time who else is going along. Jerry is staying behind to make sure that the cats, cattle and E.E. Hinkle get all of their meals delivered on time.
by Jerry Hinkle
My cousin Kevin introduced me to two of the things that provided endless mirth to me in the 1980s. "MAD" Magazine and "Weird Al" Yankovic. I'm too old for "MAD", but I hope I'll never get too old for "Weird Al" .For 20 years Al has made a carreer out of parody and satire, and always with the blessing of the musical act with which he parodies. Al created brilliant satire with original compostions, but his best work by far are his parodies of songs like "Another bites the dust", "Beat it", and "Achy, Breaky Heart" just to name a few.
"Weird Al" has struck paydirt again with his recent parody of Eminem. While not his best work, it is far better than anything the mainstream recording industy has released this year. Al makes fun not only of Eminem, but couch potatoes and the television business. I encourage any Reader out there who has yet to experience the wonder that is "Weird Al" Yankovic to do so now, before you get to old to laugh. And if you can, get some of his older stuff too. You'll be glad that you did.

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