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Published: Monday, December 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

It's a repetitive life

Every time "Wonderful Life" is on, an angel gets a commission: There's plenty of Christmas entertainment on TV the next three nights, including "It's a Wonderful Life," Tuesday night on NBC.

If you're wondering if there's anybody left who hasn't seen this roasted chestnut, remember that no one pays attention to the TV when it's on because they're struggling to put together the "easy to assemble" gifts for their kids or have conked out after a glass of Mom's "special" egg nog.

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Hazing Arizona: State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon of Burien said he was just engaging in sports "trash talk" when he tweeted that Arizona is a "racist wasteland," following the Seattle Seahawks' loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.

The legislator later deleted the message. People were taking his trash talk too seriously, said Fitzgibbon, D-Wasteland of Bigots Blind to Irony.

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Heat gun not included: A professor in Oregon has won a $100,000 Gates grant to develop an improved condom that shrinks to fit and would be more popular with men.

Just in case he's still looking for a name, we would remind the professor that Shrinky Dinks is already trademarked.

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