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Return of Spiderman

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Was he ever gone? No, not Spiderman—Brent Overson, the man otherwise known as the Count Richelieu of Salt Lake County government. Like Spiderman, the comic book character, Overson seems superhuman. It’s as though the guy has an exoskeleton...

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It’s a Smutty World, After All

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Oh man, this is just going to drive Porn Czar Paula Houston crazy—not to mention Utah’s self-appointed morality ombudsman, Gayle Ruzicka. Yahoo Inc., the Internet search engine and web directory has gone into the pornography business. According...

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The First 113 Days

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - George W. “I Ain’t That Stupid” Bush has been in office now for 113 days. And, frankly, who cares? Well, the news media does, of course, because for reasons that aren’t exactly clear, they—that is, we—like to make a...

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Hiding Behind a Pussy

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s always good to know people who own handguns. That way, if you ever need someone shot, you know whom to call. That’s why, here at Smartbomb, we try to stay on good terms with Janalee Tobias, the original Pistol Packin’ Mama. Although...

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Help Greta Get A Pet

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - “Rocky Powered By Gas,” proclaimed a headline in the Deseret News recently. Well, here at SmartBomb, we don’t intend to dignify that comment with a response, except to note that the mayor’s critics have been saying that for some...

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More Homegrown Angst

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - “Who Are We?” bleated a banner headline on the front page of the Mormon church-owned Deseret News recently. The answer, of course, is the same anyone gets when traveling outside of the state: Nobody cares. But many in Utah believe that Galileo...

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“The Kiss” Is Back

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ruzicka alert! Ruzicka alert! Call the damn porn czar, “The Kiss” is back in town. You remember “The Kiss.” It’s that hideous sculpture by famous French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a man and a woman in the nude actually...

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Trains & Bombs & Pains

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - At this very moment dozens of security planners are wracking their brains, searching for ways to keep the 2002 Winter Games safe from the possibility of terrorists and unruly demonstrators, like those strange grunge fans that painted Seattle red during...

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Lies, Interviews & Newscasts

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Anyone holding his breath waiting for the Deseret News’ review of The Vagina Monologues has turned blue and died. The editors of the Mormon church-owned newspaper have apparently determined not to cover the award-winning play as presented by a national...

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Madonna, Sex and Prozac

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Prozac is a big hit in Utah, according to a national study that indicates the prescription anti-depressant may be more popular here than green Jell-O. The study, as reported in The Wall Street Journal recently, reveals that many Utahns look toward ice...
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