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Copper Safe for Games

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In Salt Lake City and surrounding area, we are about to be sucked into an Olympic vortex. Until Feb. 24, nothing will matter much except things related to the Games. The Legislature could vote to raise taxes and no one would notice. Gov. Mike Leavitt...

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Salt Lake “Needs” Rocky

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Salt Lake “Needs” Rocky False modesty has never been a fault of our mayor. When you’re good, you’re good—even if you do have to say so yourself. That might be among the choices for Rocky Anderson’s headstone epitaph....

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Oh, These Wacky Games

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Oh, These Wacky Games By the time you read this, the 2002 Winter Olympics will be winding down to a few precious days. And, as Mitt Romney would say, it’s been one helluva ride. Here at SmartBomb, we gotta say that Mitt and his crew at SLOC did...

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POBOS Strikes Utah!

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - POBOS Strikes Utah! Feeling lethargic? Are you rundown and sluggish? Does everything taste like a $5 Olympic hotdog? Do you crave lukewarm beer in plastic cups at $6 a pop? Do you long to see concrete barricades and an army of yellow-jacketed policemen? We...

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Panhandlers Paradise

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - How can you tell that the Olympics are over? Because those nice people you meet on the sidewalk downtown don’t want to trade pins, they just want your spare change. Someone ought to propose panhandling as an Olympic Demonstration Sport. Or perhaps...

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Nabobs, Nascar and Cold Fusion

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Nabobs, Nascar and Cold Fusion It’s just too bad that the state Legislature was adjourned during the Olympics while 12,000 or so journalists from all over the world were here. They could have seen how truly enlightened we really are. Sure, we got...

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Paula Jones and Other Scum

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Wait just a second. Since when did Paula “He Showed It To Me” Jones become the “woman we love to hate,” as one Deseret News columnist recently labeled her on the eve of her boxing debut with Tanya “Knee Cap” Harding....

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Calibrating the Benson-O-meter

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Calibrating the Benson-O-meter Here at SmartBomb, we’ve come across a new tool that may help some understand what a weird, er, oops, shall we say interesting, place this sometimes can be. It’s not always easy to read the tea leaves—er,...

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Songs, Bongs and Thongs

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Here it is spring already. Easter has come and gone. And you know what that means. It’s now suitable for you snappy dressers out there to break out your white shoes and matching belts. Actually, sources close to Regent Street indicate that those...

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When You’re Doomed…

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - When You’re Doomed… New studies have found that Utahns are rude and don’t brush their teeth. Geeze. Yecht. The foul news is just the latest in findings from statistical analyses intended to make Americans more aware, or at least keep...
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