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The Gecko: 6 May 2005

The new border committee to be headed by HM King Father Norodom Sihanouk is

drawing attention from multiple quarters, including that concerned with how to

pronounce acronyms. After careful deliberations, it has been determined that the

Supreme National Council of Border Affairs (SNCBA) may end up being referred to

as "Snack Bar".

** The word that Cambodia is a prime tourist destination

has reached the ends of the earth -- literally! Just last week, the Kingdom

received what is most likely its first visitors from Antarctica.

Jay and

Emily, currently working at the research station on McMurdo Sound, were spotted

along the riverfront sweating profusely and panting like polar bears stuck in

the Sahara Desert. They said Cambodia was "hot".

Antarctica is a really

interesting place, according to the couple, but for people with post-nasal drip

it can be difficult. "Like trying to swallow nails," said Jay.

Those who

want to know what happens to people who live in Antarctica too long can check

out www.bigdeadplace.com

** Going to court can be fun. Some exchanges

from inside American courtrooms:

Q: All your responses must be oral,

OK?

A: OK.

Q: What school did you go to?

A: Oral.

Q: Sir, what is your IQ?
A: Well, I can see pretty well, I think.

Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.

Q: How many were

boys?

A: None.

Q: Were there any girls?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition that I sent

to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or

thirty-five, I can't remember which.

Q: How long has he lived with

you?

A: Forty-five years.

Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he

doesn't know about it until the next morning?

Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights

flashing?
A: Yes.

Q: Did the defendant say anything when she got

out of the car?

A: Yes, sir.

Q: What did she say?

A: What

disco am I at?

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