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from Oddly Enough Blog:

Bear number four, step up and growl…

Here's something  you don't find every day. My Washington Post tells me a guy drove his car off a road and into a canal here in the nation's capital. The man, who was charged with driving under the influence, told police he had seen a bear.

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Mr. Johnson, we're gonna have to ask you some questions. It's just routine.

But Offisher, I'm cold and wet and I've had a few...

Now, Mr. Johnson, you say you saw a bear and then you drove into the canal. Can you describe it?

Um, it was big, and real scary.

I see. Was it all white? We get some polar bears in the woods around here this time of year.

I don't think so.

Did you notice if it was wearing a drill instructor's hat and standing on two legs? Sometimes Smokey the Bear comes to the U.S. Forest Service headquarters here and gets up to no good...

from Fan Fare:

Mel Gibson finds comeback going tough

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The art of the come-back should never be underestimated -- especially if you're Mel Gibson.

Gibson, back on the big screen after an eight-year  absence, is having a tough time fielding the inevitable questions about his infamous drunken anti-Semitic outburst in 2006.