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Lester & Charlie made hundreds of dollars from divesting their Carbon Paper Industry portfolio and using the proceeds to purchase the worldwide patent on Troll Doll Pencil Eraser Heads™. Urged by their friends, neighbors and parole officers to “give back” to society, they embarked on a career of hard-hitting investigative journalism that’s keeping the masses informed.

Today, Lester & Charlie have a worldwide audience spanning five continents and whatever Iceland is.

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Arizona Senator Proves That Nobody Gives A Sh*t

(4) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 12:44 PM


Meet problem solver John Kavanagh, who we nominate as the new poster boy for Arizona's political illogic.

A couple months ago he had a fantastic idea. One reason cops are more and more often beating the crap out of people, he contemplated,...

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Can George W. Bush Suck Better Than Hillary?

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2016 | 4:32 PM


Tip your hat to Robert Morrow, the newly elected chair of the Republican Party in Travis County, Texas. If it's true that 1.5 million Americans are being prescribed the wrong medication, he's the poster boy. And a couple years ago, he...

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Sex and the Missouri Lobbyist

(4) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 12:59 PM

In January, voyeuristic Republican Representative Bart Korman introduced House Bill 2059, which requires full disclosure when a lobbyist has sex with a Missouri legislator. The reason Mr. Korman and his fellow Missouri perverts hope to document and make this information public isn't clear.

It raises questions such as:...

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Pull Up a Chair, Kids

(3) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 10:46 AM

It seems we can't get through a decade without at least once having former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg remind us that, as a billionaire, he's as entitled as anyone to buy the presidency of the United States.

And here he is again, declaring that he's two...

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Why Does The GOP Want To Bomb Agrabah?

(53) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 11:05 AM


A December, 2015 survey of Republicans voters by Public Policy Polling reads like pointless drivel about how many Republicans would vote for which Republicans a year from now. It's a little unbearable to even skim through. Face it, there are only...

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Shirley Temple Figured Out Christmas At The Age Of 6

(4) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 8:47 AM


"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

~Shirley Temple


According to a 2013 report from Pew Research, hardly any kids...

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Can Anyone Explain Why Saba Ahmed is Wearing That?

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 10:50 AM


You don't even need to have the sound on, just take a look at what Saba Ahmed is wearing on the "Kelly File" as she joins Trump's national spokesperson.

Why is she wearing that?

And what would you wear? It seems trivial and...

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Lotteries Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

(7) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 6:02 PM

State lotteries can be bad for your health. At least, they can be - if you win. No, seriously. According to the experts, people who experience "sudden financial windfalls" can ultimately expect to feel anxiety, depression, anger, distrust, lack of identity and a sense of loss.

Whoa. We all like...

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An Easy Way for You to Help With Obamacare Enrollment in Florida

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2015 | 4:43 PM

With your help, we've taken on employee injustice at the Marriott Corporation and customer injustice at Wells Fargo. And won. Let's take on Florida next.


Republicans in Florida blocked its state exchange, so citizens without health care need...

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Best Wishes on This Native American's Day

(8) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 8:08 PM


Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

~ Cree Prophecy



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We've Replaced Your Wife With Folgers Crystals

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 7:36 PM


Everything indicated that the American divorce rate would drop after the invention of Folgers Crystals. Research indicates, however, that in the early 1960s, when these commercials were introduced, divorce was at its lowest rate of the decade. Over the next ten years, the...

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Ho Lee Fuk Deez Nuts - When Can News Be Trusted?

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 4:11 PM


In the last few days, this television news broadcast caused a lot of laughter among people who, naturally, thought the reporter was the victim of a prank:

But, apparently, Deez Nuts is a legitimate third-party candidate for the White House in 2016. Sure, he's a high school kid, but he filled out the paperwork for the FEC and that's how a person gets through the gate. So, for now, he's legit.

This reminded us of another news report, one that an anchor delivered in a completely deadpan way:

That one was not real. It is a very funny prank on a broadcaster, but it's pretty easy to see through it once you get the joke. It's easy to speculate that a lot of people, who simply think Asians have weird names, didn't see any joke there whatsoever. That notion makes it a bit funnier, but it might not be a true assumption.

But both news broadcasts above -- one true, one not true -- are presented as fact, a word that many people use synonymously with truth. And fact-checking in today's news-gathering world, trust us on this (or don't), often means that something appeared on Wikipedia. But the only real criteria Wikipedia has to back up facts is the presence of something else on the Internet that states it as a fact. We know a high-profile author whose name is misspelled on his Wikipedia page and after two years being unable to get it corrected, the misspelling spilled into other news sites. Now, those news sites that carried over Wikipedia's mistake are what justify the misspelling on Wikipedia. So the guy's name has, basically, changed.

And does it really matter in the end? History -- particularly autobiography, where a lot of history comes from -- is often described by scholars as nothing more than distorted facts that are filtered through frail human memory to give meaning to the past. So maybe there is no "truth."

Marcus Aurelius said a long time ago, "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."

Then again, who knows if he said that? We found it on Wikipedia.

Editor's Note: There are no hyperlinks to outside sources attesting to the facts represented here. Not by accident.

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Happy Birthday and RIP, Economic Opportunity Act

(8) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 11:11 AM


51 years ago this week, President Johnson signed a $1 billion anti-poverty bill called the Economic Opportunity Act. "Freedom," he said, "is not enough." The Act initiated a range of programs including:

  • Basic education, training and jobs for...
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Your Own 'Do It Yourself' Psychoanalysis Kit

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 4:41 PM


Everyone needs a break from Prilosec and Paxil these days. So here are a few of the funniest, most misguided, sexist, dangerous and just plain stupid mid-century PSAs to perk us all up. Terrible as the senseless shootings and the Republican candidates are,...

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Find Out if You've Lost the Awe in Shock Value

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 4:13 PM


Intrepid reporters Lester & Charlie went into hibernation for a while (did you miss us?) because the news seemed to be getting... stale. Watching the news these days is like watching a long-running soap opera. You can tune out for years,...

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What's Wrong with this Picture?

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 1:17 PM


The University of North Georgia says it was an "isolated case of poor judgment." Well, maybe they honestly think that it was -- or suddenly realized they should stop letting partially blind Uncle Bubba pick out the catalog pictures.

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Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 1:52 PM


This week's test from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama...

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Mr. Grey Will Test You Now, Children

(4) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 1:05 PM


This week's test from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!

Nearly everyone, it seems, is obsessed with the spanking-new erotic drama, Fifty Shades of Grey -- a film apparently so awesome that two sequels were announced before the first...

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Are You Prepared for Alabama's School Safety Plan?

(7) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 9:14 AM


This week's test from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!

It wasn't that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch...

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Vote in Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll

(5) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:27 PM


This week's survey from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!

Welcome to Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll!

For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of...

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