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Fleeing north? The recent election was apparently more polarizing than previously reported. The day after President Bush was re-elected, the Canadian immigration Web site reportedly registered 115,000 hits originating in the United States'nearly six times the norm. Sites such as CanadianAlternative.com have begun laying out reasons 'why Canada is the perfect alternative for conscientious, forward-thinking Americans.'

Yuck, yuck. Here's an oldie but goodie from a recent conference of the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Information and Image Management: 'How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb?' one presenter joked. 'None, they just define darkness as the new standard.'

So that's what Bluetooth is for. Fats Inc. of Suwanee, Ga., has rolled out a line of Bluefire Glock 17 weapon simulators to law enforcement and military agencies. The pretend guns use Bluetooth wireless communications so trainees don't have to be tethered when they practice reloading M16s or Baretta M9s. Meanwhile, cell phone makers continue to release Bluetooth-enabled phones that no one uses to swap data wirelessly. 8Someone call Mel Gibson! The auction site eBay pulled the plug on bids for a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that depicted the Virgin Mary, according to the Associated Press. The favorite of diner patrons everywhere (no mold on it) was fetching 22 grand before eBay took it down. EBay said it refused to post jokes on its site; the owner claimed it was no joke. We're not sure what to think, but drop us a line at [email protected].


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