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OEN The resolution to recognize Mustache March passed by a hair, bTop of Utah News Multimedia Humorut not before Weber State University student senators removed some of its teeth.

RANCHERO. By Rick Gavin. Minotaur. $24.99.

How funny is Lunatics?

Mitt may have Utah locked up, but hes looking dicey elsewhere. There are more questions about President Barack Obamas birth. It may be time to throw my hat into the ring and save the nation from the loonies.

The WSU senators, who met Monday afternoon, agreed to support the resolution only after wording that declared Mustache March the most awesome month was removed.

FRUIT HEIGHTS Mustaches, whether real or ke, tickle the funny bone of 9-year-old Maddie Morris.

South Florida is known for many things: Alligators, orange groves and the writer who spins the areas most sensational attributes into even more sensational story lines, Carl Hiaasen. In his many best-sellers for adults and kids, Hiaasen has demonstrated a unique gift for wrapping real environmental issues into apocryphal, bust-a-gut books that parody pop culture — a talent he furthers in his most recent middle-school novel, Chomp.

And so it begins …

In the House and Senate, legislation often takes on the names of the lawmakers who introduced it. The McCain-Feingold Act, for instance, became the shorthand for a campaign finance reform bill sponsored by Sens. John McCain and Russ Feingold.

The aptly named Lunatics delivers exactly what one would expect from two award-winning humorists: an outrageously funny, irreverent, over-the-top comic mystery that has no boundaries.

Even though Mitt Romney has regained momentum as the front-runner in the GOP race with wins in Arizona and Michigan, many within the Republican Party are ready to pull the rip cord and find someone else.

LAYTON When William Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Nights Dream, he couldnt have known how the play would benefit the self-esteem of elementary school students 400 years later.

Maddie is recovering from having a tumor surgically removed from underneath her brain at Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

That was based on 1.3 million boxes sold. From the pallet-loads friends are distributing this year (typical quote: Really, my daughter sold every one!), I have to assume the figure has increased.

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Do not worry. This is not a broccoli-swinging, kale-slathered health rant. Quite the opposite.

In his debut, Rick Gavin offers a comic romp through the Mississippi Delta, less a place than a boot on your neck, where eccentricities thrive, pathetic criminals flourish and the absurd can pass for the norm. Yet despite its outlandishness, Gavin shows a deep affection for this area of Mississippi and its residents via his hero,new york escort Nick Reid, a former cop turned repo man for a low-level rental shop.

Students at Whitesides Elementary School portrayed kings, queens, iries and nymphs Wednesday during their unique adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play.

If we are to believe certain Internet conspiracy theories, something very, very bad is going to happen on Dec. 21, 2012. Thats the date the Mayan calendar — which has been chugging along like a well-oiled Mesoamerican machine for a whopping 5,126 years — abruptly comes to an unceremonious end. And then what? Nobody really knows.

WASHINGTON Mitt Romney hit an off note when he told a humorous story about his dad shutting down a ctory.

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In The Campaign, which opens Friday, Will Ferrell is Cam Brady, an ambitious, skirt-chasing politician with a $900 haircut and a remarkable amount of self-admiration. So you could be forgiven for thinking that the setting of the movie, North Carolina, was chosen to highlight a passing resemblance to a certain former senator and vice presidential candidate. Ferrells co-star, Zach Galifianakis, is a native of Wilkesboro, N.C., and his uncle, Nick Galifianakis, represented the state in the U.S. Congress from 1967 to 1973.

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LUNATICS. By Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Putnam. $25.95.

CHOMP: A NOVEL. By Carl Hiaasen. Alfred A. Knopf. $16.99. Age 10 and up.

Or at least introduce a different loon. Whatever.

Twenty twelve. The year its all supposed to go south.

Eleven years ago, I calculated that all the Girl Scout cookies sold in Utah would add 134Humor tons of lard to Utahns collective butts.

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