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‘Queens of Hazzard’ rebooted as General Lee gets a rainbow flag

The General Lee, iconic 1969 Dodge Charger stock car from The Dukes of Hazzard, is set to star in a radical new reboot of the popular 1980s TV show, with its trademark Confederate battle emblem replaced by a rainbow flag. The Queens of Hazzard is still set in Hazzard County, Georgia and will feature a pair of loveable rogues who get into all sorts of scrapes as their conventional Southern neighbours come to terms with their same-sex relationship.

‘When I heard that Bubba Watson was painting over the flag of the General Lee, it all just clicked into place,’ said HBO commissioner Martin Shuffleberg. ‘We at HBO have always wanted to make something like this – a show that reflects the acceptance and tolerance that has been at the core of this great country since, oh, at least June.’

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Posted: Jul 10th, 2015
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Canada runs out of coconut

An extra 52 tourists visited for the Women’s Football World Cup and their unexpected appetite for the fibrous drupe has led to a crisis, with 24 people who ‘swear by coconut water’ saying ‘Bloody hell, still no coconut water?’ and dying

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Posted: Jul 9th, 2015
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Trump targets comb-over vote in bid for White House

‘We’ve been laughed at for too long’ said Trump. ‘It’s time for follicly-challenged men everywhere to stand up and be counted. To stand tall and proud like your hair on a windy day on a championship links golf course’.

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Posted: Jun 18th, 2015
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Women’s boat race organisers modestly reject credit for Hillary Clinton

After Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President of the United States, women’s boat race organiser Autumn Tiffany-Spencer modestly deflected credit from feminist groups for making it happen.

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Posted: Apr 13th, 2015
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Russian invasion would infringe US/UK copyright

Invasion American as apple pie and high school massacres

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Posted: Mar 2nd, 2015
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