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Monday March 20th

QuickHits for Feb. 11, 2010

Lil Wayne
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Lil Wayne was supposed to be sentenced in court for gun charges on Tuesday — until he got it pushed back for emergency dental work. A root canal is the oldest excuse in the book, but who’s gonna doubt the Fireman? 

Super Bowl viewers
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A record 106.5 million people tuned in to make Super Bowl XLIV the most watched TV program ever. And what were the other two-thirds of Americans doing? Oh, they watched, but only for the commercials.  

Google Buzz
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Here it is ! The future, brought to you by Google. It’s called Buzz and it follows on the heels of Google Wave (whatever the hell that is). We’re not really sure what it does yet, but that doesn’t matter — we already know that we want it.

Dubai tower
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The world’s tallest tower closed after an elevator malfunction. When is this homage to extravagance going to reopen? It’s up in the air, just like the people probably still stranded in the elevators. Really up in the air. 

Sarah Palin
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The Fox News analyst spoke at the convention of the newly formed and very loony Tea Party and she, uh, um … wait, what did she say? We had it written on our hands to remember but it must have smudged. Now what!?

Tourist bus
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Hurry up and get your tickets now. Orange County might soon be offering a sightseeing bus. So many great locations and empty Franklin Street stores! But the hottest route takes you to all the proposed waste transfer stations.

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