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  • A few days early, Jack Shafer offers some tips on how to crank one's skepticism filters up to 11 in preparation for April Fool's Day. None of our readers are gullible enough to need it, of course, but you might want to pass it along to your some of your more credulous friends.

  • In sad news, former Red Sox pitcher Ugueth ("Ugi") Urbina has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempted murder. About the only beacon of sunshine here is the tagline automatically appended to all Yahoo!'s baseball-related news:

    Use what you learned in this article to dominate at Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball '07

  • It's not all bad news for ex-Sox, though, as Nomar Garciaparra is now the proud father of twin daughters. Talk about divergent life paths! Yes, Yahoo! suggests that you also use what you learned in this article to dominate their fantasy baseball league.

  • However, it's very, very bad news for ABC's The View; Rosie O'Donnell has apparently turned into a large seething petri dish of leftwing paranoid conspiracy, subjecting viewers a "9 minute rant" about 9/11.

    The link goes to a loon site, and "rant" is their term, not mine. They also say that Rosie was "reaching around 30 million viewers," but I'd wager that number was a lot lower by the time the ninth minute rolled around.

Last Modified 2012-10-19 2:29 PM EDT