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Feature Story December 25, 2003
 
What a Laugh!
The eXile Looks Back on 2003, The Funniest Year Yet!
 
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The Joke: When 3 million people die in a forest, does it make a noise? The punchline: not if it's in the Krazy Kongo! When Western charity groups announced last April that 3.3 million people had died in the Congo war, most of us just said, "What Congo war?" Those nutty Africans have been giving themselves bursitis hacking their neighbors' heads with machetes, and wearing out their trigger fingers running up the big kill numbers, and it turns out nobody was even looking. Now they've got to do it all again! And again, and again, and again...

Sad Clown factor: They WILL do it all again.

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7. Blogs

The Joke: As if talking to people or getting their emails isn't boring enough...this is the year that Blogs went REALLY big. You can thank the Iraq War more than anything for that. If last year's blog-induced black comedy came from desperate-for-attention geeks, liberals and right-wing freaks pestering you to read the same crap that they do, this year's blogs were taken to a new level of humor-through-pain by some Baghdad fag working under the nick "salam pax," who was then joined in a Benneton sorta way by an Iraqi ho named "Riverbend," and some GI's "turntables" blog. Folks, if this sounds like a buddy-blog-flick starring two towelheads and a GI cracker a la Three's Company, then you know what we're snickering about. And you wanna know the secret to their comedy formula? Post daily blogs about how much the Bush people are screwing everything up, how you hated Hussein, and how, really, you are for "the Iraqi people." In other words, take the High Middle Ground. It's a comedy formula that can't fail.

Sad Clown factor: Thousands of Iraqis and hundreds of Americans had to die so that these few bloggers could land book deals.

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8. Ecstasy: Whoops, It Ain't Killing the Kids After All!

The Joke: George Ricaurte is a DEA-funded "drug researcher" whose job is to prove that Drugz R Bad. Ricaurte did his job, publishing a study that showed four out of ten monkeys given Ecstasy died in hours. Only a few British scientists (let's face it, Brits are braver than Americans) dared to mention that millions of Europeans take this drug every weekend, and none of them are dying. Back in gullible ol' America, everybody believed Doc Ricaurte's numbers and used them to scare the kids straight--until this year, when Ricaurte was forced to print an apology and complete retraction of his results. It seems the monkeys hadn't been injected with ecstasy, but with pure amphetamine at huge doses that would kill a blue whale.

But the best is yet to come. Ricaurte was asked to explain how such an obvious, basic mistake could happen. His answer is a comedy classic for the millennia: : "We're not chemists. We get hundreds of chemicals here. It is not customary to check them." Yeah, what have science and chemistry got to do with one another?

Sad Clown factor: Ricaurte's still a big-funded DEA star, and ecstasy will still get you jail time.

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9. George Bush's Triumph


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