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January 22, 2010

BREVITAS

Internet Sightings: If corporations are individuals, can they get married? What about two gay corporations?

UPI - A survey of British youngsters suggests 26 percent of the country's under-16 population erroneously believe bacon comes from sheep. The survey of 800 children and adults, conducted for the Home Grown Cereals Authority and the National Farmers' Union, also suggests 29 percent of youngsters believe oats grow on trees and 17 percent of both children and adults are under the false impression that eggs are a necessary ingredient in bread, the Daily Mail reported.

Well, at least NBC got something out of the deal. . . LA Times: A rich severance deal struck Thursday between O'Brien and NBC frees the comedian to join another network as early as Sept. 1. Most observers expect him to first flirt with Fox, which has wooed him in the past. Wherever O'Brien pops up, however, he will be without his trademark comedy bits, such as the cigar-chomping Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and the Masturbating Bear, which remain the intellectual property of NBC.


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