Life imitates art; it just does it with less taste

It just does it with less taste: A Vienna, Austria, museum exhibiting paintings and sculptures focusing on the male form, “Nude Men from 1800 to Today,” opened a special after-hours showing for unclothed museum visitors. More than 60 nude art lovers followed around a clothed museum guide during the exhibition.

Unfortunately, Michelangelo’s David was damaged during the exhibit, suffering cracks when it doubled over in laughter.

Pass the ammunition and hold the anchovies: To show his support for the Second Amendment, a pizza shop owner in Virginia Beach, Va., is offering a discount to anyone who brings in a gun or a concealed handgun permit. Gun owners save 15 percent (Page A3).

Armed robbers get the full 100 percent discount.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1839, Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.

Gunplay was replaced by character assassination.

Still don’t know much about history: On this day in 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act that excluded “idiots, imbeciles and feebleminded persons” from citizenship.

To keep the government operating, an exception was made for members of Congress.

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