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I was on blogIndiana.com (a pretty cool directory of local bloggers) yesterday and read about the Broadway show Monty Python's SPAMalot. That's right: a musical based on (ripped off from, but lovingly) Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It has some big names in it, too; David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, and Hank Azaria. It sounds great from the review I read and it's actually in Chicago until January 23rd before it goes to Broadway. I've never been to a Broadway show, but this would be a pretty good first-time experience for one, I think. If anyone wants to get me a post-birthday present... heh heh.

So RELEVANT magazine has these little news blurbs in each issue. In the latest, there is one about how religious groups have convinced John Hostettler to introduce legislation in Indiana in order to rename Interstate 69. Allegedly Hostettler said “it is the moral thing to do.” I wasn't too surprised at first. Typical politicians introducing dumb and useless legislation, and typical religious organizations fighting for something that really doesn't matter. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought it seemed a bit ridiculous.

So I googled.

It's a hoax. But get this: it was initially posted on the Hoosier Gazette website as satire, and apparently got picked up as a legitimate news story by.. who knows. And that's how it made its rounds and ended up in RELEVANT as a legit blurb. Even funnier, apparently it's not the first time satire has been picked up from this site and mistaken for real news.

Classes start Monday. Wee. And apparently they're no longer letting students park the first week without their parking passes? Thanks for telling us. Morons.

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greggan! greggan!
i never really liked that movie! whoooops.

shauna shauna
i think one of my wisdom teeth is coming in and it really hurts . yes.. that's totally irrelavant . but funny. well. pain isn't funny.. especially when it is happening to me .. uhhhh . i'm done.

BurnDark BurnDark
Dude, you should totally read Snopes. It was debunked a long time ago. I'm too lazy to look it up, but I know it is there.

anjel anjel
Do you really expect to be told when there's a change like this? They'll probably ticket anyone who does park w/o a pass - which just means...money. Which is what life seems to be about for many...

shainer shainer
thats freaking funny dude.

ron ron
find out how much the tickets are...i would like to go

Valerie Valerie
Good ol' Indiana.

Amy Amy
I have a friend in New York that is working with that broadway show. I think he's making some of the props and things. I don't really remember.


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