07/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

This Preposterous Week In Review: Farrah, Bachmann, Burqas And More!

Academy Awards

doubling of number of Best Picture nominees for

Anderson, Chris

Wikipedia is liberally ripped off in new book by

Bachmann, Rep. Michele

•warning by that, though "I'm not saying that's what the administration is planning to do," Obama could use census-gathered data to put people in concentration camps

Brooks, Joseph

ads posted by on Craigslist saying an "Oscar award-winning composer" (for the execrable You Light Up My Life) is looking for a girl between 18 and 22 with a "new face" leads to 82 charges against, including 11 rapes

Buchanan, Pat

•Republican conference proposing support of English-only initiatives as a way to attract blue-collar Democrats is co-hosted by, along with white nationalist Peter Brimelow, under a banner with the word "conference" spelled "conferenece"


•French government plans to establish a commission to look into the possibility of banning the public wearing of

Davis, State Rep. Cynthia

•unhappiness of with summer food giveaways to low-income Missouri kids because "hunger can be a positive motivator"

Ensign, Sen. John

•letter complaining about cuckolding by -- "Please help me! This should not be how the leadership of our country should be allowed to behave" -- was e-mailed to Fox News anchorwoman by husband of mistress of the day before the public confession of

Fawcett, Farrah

•death of Ed McMahon is instantly upstaged by long-expected death of


people on the government's terrorist watch list can be prevented from boarding planes or securing visas but apparently cannot be stopped from purchasing explosives or

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