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This Preposterous Week in Review

Sep 07, 2009 | Updated May 25, 2011

American Psychological Association
• conclusion of that therapeutic efforts -- or even extreme measures like exorcisms -- to change people's sexual orientation from gay to straight (the only kind of change there seems to be much demand for) don't work

At the Movies
• Ben (I Am Legend is "one of the greatest movies ever made") Lyons and Ben (never said anything quite that stupid, at least not on the show) Mankiewicz are fired as co-hosts of

Barrett, Justin

lawsuit is filed by against the Boston Police Department (and the police commissioner and mayor) demanding compensation for the "pain and suffering; mental anguish; emotional distress; posttraumatic stress; sleeplessness; indignities and embarrassment; degradation; injury to reputation; and restrictions on personal freedom" endured by as a result of the suspension and threatened termination of for sending an e-mail renowned for its racism but insufficiently recognized for its misogyny and illiteracy

Beck, Glenn

• fans of are urged by not to vent their frustrations by going out and killing a bunch of people because it would be very bad for Republicans

Chirac, Jacques

• 2003 phone call is recounted by in which George W. Bush said "Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East" and the only way to keep the biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse from being fulfilled was to invade Iraq

Church of Scientology

• more defectors from tell more horror stories about

• response by to horror stories told by defectors from

ridiculous fashion statement is mandated by for global staffers of, possibly leading to more defectors from

Clinton, Bill

two American journalists are freed from North Korean jail thanks to the diplomatic efforts of, which, of course, greatly upsets the ultimate undiplomat John Bolton and the nasty little troll Dick Morris

Fox News

Fromme, Lynette (Squeaky)

imminent parole of is announced -- of all times -- mere days before the 40th anniversary of the Manson murders

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