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A La Carte (03/30)

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Thursday March 30, 2006

Humor: The Museum of Hoaxes counts down the top 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time. A personal favorite is Burger King’s left-handed whopper.

Warren: Saddleback Church recently celebrated it’s 20,000 baptism. This is quite an accomplishment, but as many have pointed out, the requirements for baptism are so minimal at Saddleback that baptism has lost a lot of its meaning and importance.

Marriage: The Girl Talk girls discuss disappointed hope: “the grief that comes from the ending of a relationship, particularly when a woman believed it would end in marriage.”

Games: Kim Riddelbarger has dug up another good one: Your Best Life Now, the board game. You betcha. You will soon be able to buy a game based on the bestseller. “The game will make a difference in the lives of people that play it,” says the press release. I bet.

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