EARLY NUCLEAR BLAST
Are you ready for a pornographic version of the Wizard of
Well, Bill Osco, who gave us
the X-rated version of Alice in
Wonderland, is planning his next
sex-filled children's tale.
Kristine Debelle, who played
Alice in the last flick, will take
the lead in the new Wizard production.
Who says you can't beat a dead
Mark Lester, whose movie
Tricia's Wedding mocked then
President Nixon, will soon be
dishing out another film making
fun of the 37th president. This
time, the movie, called The Way
He Was, portrays Nixon at work
and play, right up to the end.
Describing how they came up
with the screenplay, producer Les
ter told Variety, "We sat around
trying to be as outrageous as possible."
The picture cost $300,000 to
It's now official: There will
be a full length Star Trek movie.
Filming will start next spring,
but already Paramount Pictures
has lined up Gene Roddenberry,
creator of the TV series, to produce the flick.
Even before a screenplay is
approved, however, designs are
being worked out for a new Enterprise spaceship, updating the
original built 11 years ago. That
original, incidentally, is now being
exhibited at the National Air and
Science Museum in Wsahington.
A Hollywood film company has
given in to pressure and has come
out with a movie with a spelling
error in its title.
Crown International Pictures
announced a few months back that
it was distributing a movie about
cheerleaders, to be called Pom Pon
Girls. The words "pom pon" in
this case are spelled "pom pon."
According to Webster's dictionary,
a "pom pon" (with an "n") refers
to the cloth or floral arrangements
used by cheerleaders.
According to Crown Pictures,
however, every theater that has
received the announcement,
changed "pom pon" to "pom pom"
-- the second word also ending
with an "m". The company adds
that there was no way it could convince its theaters that "pom pon"
-- with an "n" -- was the correct
word. As a result, the film is officially titled The Pom Pom Girls.
Incidentally, pom pom -- with
an "m" -- is an anti-aircraft cannon, and there is no cannon fire
in The Pom Pom Girls.
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(ZNS) Did a nuclear-powered
spacecraft blow up over central
Siberia in 1908?
Journalist John Baxter and
Hollins College Professor Thomas
Atkins, in a bizarre new book
called The Fire Came By, are
suggesting that a 1908 explosion
over Russia in which shock waves
were recorded as far away as
Washington D. C. and in England,
was the result of an interplanetary space crash.
On June 30, 1908, a giant cylindrical object blazed across Russia, exploding with a brilliance
several times that of the sun,
scorching vast forests, and causing an intense "black rain" to
pour down over hundreds of
Baxter and Atkins write that
scientists have found documented
evidence of high radiation levels
in tree rings of that period, and
that plant life in Siberia has genetically changed since the strange
explosion. The authors cite evidence that patterns of both felled
and standing trees in the blast
area are amazingly similiar to
those found in the wake of an
In addition, the two authors
state, Soviet reports of the blast
indicate that the object exploded
about three miles above the
ground, with a force as great as
1500 times the blast that demolished Hiroshima.
The two writers propose that
the 1908 crash, which has continued to baffle scientists, was the
result of a nuclear powered spacecraft from another planet attempting to make an emergency
landing on the Earth.
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MALES STILL AHEAD
One of the upshots of the women's movement is that more and
more males are taking jobs as secretaries.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics reports that the number of
male secretaries in the United
States has jumped from 17,000 in
1965 to 29,000 ten years later.
The Labor Department reports, however, that male secretaries, along with men in most -
other lines of work, are still
paid more than their female
SINGING IN THE RAIN
After weeks of drought, Keith
Davies stripped and performed a
"rain dance" in the nude.
His civic spirited act brought
rain to the parched community of
Kidderminster, England, but got
mixed reviews from the general
public. Davies, 35, was fined $18
for indecent exposure.
I won't sleep in your bed
because the sheets don't
IF YOU DRIVE ....
(ZNS) If you drive, don't
smoke. And if you smoke, don't
That may become the slogan
for a new campaign to warn marijuana smokers that driving under
the influence can be fatal.
Robert DuPont, Director of
the National Institute on Drug
Abuse, reports researchers can
now show a link between cannabis
consumption and driving ability.
DuPont says the government will
launch a new program "to build
marijuana into the highway safety
campaign now largely restricted
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