Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced today that the league may begin burying explosive devices around the field to increase viewership next year. “Baseball is a relatively sedentary sport comprised of hours of groin itching, spitting and – on average – 2.75 exciting plays per game,” Manfred stated. “By burying 10 or so active landmines throughout the field we should certainly pique the fans’ interest.” Advertisements
In a gross oversight, the Trump White House has built a border wall completely encompassing the state of New Mexico. State Governor Michelle Grisham spoke out about the new enclosure. “The border wall progress that president Trump kept touting was referring to this gigantic structure,” Governor Michelle Grisham stated. “Only an eighth of the wall actually butts up against Mexico, the rest goes all the way around the state of New Mexico.” Grisham says the wall doesn’t pose a problem as it won’t prevent people from crossing; however, she would like all of her Hispanic residents to be released from the accompanying, newly-constructed prisons.
The Center for Disease Control announced today that they’ve discovered a new strain of herpes that causes humans to grow extra nipples. Referred to as “nerpes,” the contagious disease has been discovered in 27 states so far. “Symptoms include flare-ups in which multiple nipples can appear in clusters around the lips, armpits and genitals,” CDC Director Robert Redfield stated. “Luckily, a lotion called Niptrax is ready to hit stores. The rub-on medicine should be applied to the extra nipples in slow, circular motions.”
Eli Manning has retired from the NFL after being replaced by rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. The two-time Super Bowl MVP inked a deal with GEICO within hours. “He may not be an NFL starter anymore, but we do believe he is still insurance salesman material,” Giants’ head coach Pat Shurmur stated. “I look forward to watching Eli and Peyton going head to head again in the automobile, home, renters and life insurance arena.” Photo by Tom Hanny
Mensa – the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world – released a public statement today voicing concern over president Trump’s mental faculties. In a sympathetic letter, the organization strongly recommended that the president either resign or be impeached. “The president, who has a calculated IQ of precisely 70.679, has been victimized for his disability via public prejudice and scorn,” the document stated. “Mr. Trump should not be shamed or ridiculed because he is mentally incapable of fulfilling the role of President of the United States. He is, legally speaking, mentally handicapped.” Photo Credit Michael Vadon
Ben Roethlisberger and Sean Spicer will team up for the foreseeable future as partners on Dancing With the Stars. The two will be the first same-sex couple to hit the dance floor in 27 seasons. Despite the incredible height and strength difference, Roethlisberger will be taking on the traditionally female roles for all dance forms and styles as part of the his contract negotiations. Photo credits Gage Skidmore, Jeffrey Beall
Those wanting the new Apple Card will begin their contracts $2,000 in debt as the credit card is the first to require a starting balance. Savvy consumers will have the option to purchase an upgrade chip that lowers their APR by 1%. The chip will sell for an extra $499 and take the average customer $800 and two years to pay off.