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I assume it's because he's such a huge fan of The Cure

George Bush reads The Stranger

His aides will not tell us what he made of the story of a remorseless killer of Arabs. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Bush "found it an interesting book and a quick read" and talked about it with aides. "I don't want to go too deep into it, but we discussed the origins of existentialism," said Snow. [...] This may be the first time that national security demands an official version of literary criticism. We want a book report!

tough titty

Breast implants save Israeli woman

One Israeli woman has received an unexpected boost from her breast implants during the Lebanon war -- the silicone embeds saved her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack, a doctor said today.

"The young woman went through surgery two years ago to have a larger chest," he said. "During the war she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel" that got stuck in the implants instead of penetrating further.

The woman did not emerge from her ordeal completely unscathed, however. "The shrapnel was removed but the implant had to be replaced," Govrin said.


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