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Support for NPR Comes from Member Stations…and The Haus of Gaga. This is NPR.

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by Todd Hatton

Things are getting a wee bit tense these days, and it’s very likely that something pointless and silly is in order.

No doubt, you’ve heard of or seen the video of U.S. soldiers of the 82nd Airborne re-enacting Lady Gaga’s video for “Telephone.”  (BTW, if you haven’t seen either the 82nd’s or Gaga’s, they are, to put it mildly, interesting.  But for vastly different reasons.)  I smiled, and even giggled a little.

However, I laughed until Twining’s Irish Breakfast Tea came out of my nose at this latest version, performed by our stalwart colleagues at National Public Radio’s Washington studios.  Heck, I would’ve paid to see Robert Siegel recite Gaga’s lyrics,  but I’m glad I didn’t have to.  So, here ’tis…

Just don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

Written by Todd Hatton

May 6, 2010 at 8:06 pm

morning cram (what a dome idea edition)

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KY~ Flooding damages farmland. Many lake marinas are closed. Jack & Dan will debate in Paducah tonight ($20). Webster County’s (allegedly) dangerous mine is back up and running. Oak Grove Police used excessive force. A South Carolina senator backs Rand.

TN~ FEMA will pay for Montgomery County.  Death toll @ 21. State agencies are almost running normally again. Ask before you help.

IL~ Electric company offers the state a half-billion dollar bailout (in exchange for a nod on future price gouging).