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Jon Bauer, Herald staff

#ExplodingCigar: A U.S. agency is having to explain its creation of a Twitter-like network with the intention of encouraging political unrest in Cuba.

Not until after the network was created, did it occur to the officials that they would also have to buy every Cuban a smartphone.

Amusing America: Sarah Palin recently debuted her latest reality TV show on the Sportsman Channel, “Amazing America With Sarah Palin.” If you’re keeping track, Palin and members of her family have starred in no fewer than five reality TV shows.

In the debut episode of “Amazing America,” Palin explores the wonderment in an America that would stomach a failed vice-presidential candidate who couldn’t complete a full term as governor of Alaska to continue to garner any media attention, much less her own TV show.

Thought for food: Lighting strikes have killed more than 60 head of cattle in southern Chile. Meanwhile, an epidemic of diarrhea has killed millions of piglets on U.S. farms, driving up pork prices, particularly bacon.

Even if you can afford one, don’t you wonder if it’s safe to even stand next to a bacon cheeseburger?