<em>The Book of Mormon</em> features music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone and plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City.
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While in college, Matt Stone (left) and Trey Parker wrote and directed a black comedy called <em><em><em><em>Cannibal! </em>The </em>Musi</em>cal.</em> A Fox executive saw the film and commissioned the duo to create an animated short, which eventually led to the creation of <em>South Park</em>.
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Rema Webb, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad star in <em>The Book of Mormon</em>, a musical created by <em>South Park</em>'s Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
We're a little behind on this story, butt it's too fantasstic not to point out:
Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Industrial Technology have developed an anti-theft device for cars that senses whether the derriere sitting in the driver's seat is or isn't supposed to be there.
Not the right backside? Then the vehicle won't start.
"Syrian forces and activists have clashed during after-prayer protests in Damascus, as Arab observers continue their mission in the country," the BBC reports. It adds that "activists said troops fired nail bombs to disperse protesters who retaliated with stones in the suburb of Douma."
Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 4:25 am
A claim by Ron Paul's presidential campaign, and confirmed by the fact-check website PolitiFact, asserts that the Texas congressman has received more donations from active military personnel than the other GOP candidates combined.
That's intriguing, given that Paul is the only candidate calling for significant cuts in military (not defense, he says) funding, the closing of overseas bases, and the use of military force "very sparingly."
Originally published on Fri December 30, 2011 9:32 am
With just one holiday weekend between now and Tuesday's Republican presidential caucuses in Iowa, there's another poll signalling that it could be a close battle at the top between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). And also once again, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is on the rise and showing up at No. 3.