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Editorial columns

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Late-night humor

Seth Meyers

“The Obama administration announced it is going to require colleges and vocational schools to demonstrate that they are properly preparing students for jobs after college. So don’t be surprised if your chemistry class tomorrow is all about how to make a cappuccino.”

“Vice President Biden said today that the U.S. is considering sending troops to the Baltic states bordering Russia. According to Biden, the Baltic states are the territories located just past Boardwalk and Park Place.”

“President Obama released his March Madness bracket this morning, picking Michigan State to win. In response, Vladimir Putin started moving troops into Gonzaga.”

Jimmy Fallon

“St. Patrick’s Day is a huge deal here in New York City. Two million people turned out today for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It’s the one parade where the horses are the ones that have to watch where they step.”

“Researchers in China have developed these things called ‘smart tags’ that stick to containers and change color when food has gone bad. That’s in addition to that other thing that changes color when food goes bad – food.”

Craig Ferguson

“Some people say St. Patrick’s Day contributes to national stereotypes. Well, I don’t want to do that. Take it from me, not everyone in Ireland gets falling-down drunk every day. You’re thinking of Australia.”

“Filmmakers are hoping Pope Francis will watch the new movie ‘Noah.’ That must be really frustrating, I mean, for people in the theater. Can you imagine sitting behind the Pope’s giant hat?”

Jimmy Kimmel

“There was a small earthquake here this morning. Scariest thing about an earthquake is that when it starts you have no idea how intense it’s going to get or how long it’s going to last. It’s like when your mother tells you a story.”

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