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'80s lineups that read like tabloid headlines

- Lords of the New Church Fear Afterlife - Starship Sparks Crowded House - Chicago, Boston, Berlin, Asia: Damned - The Waitresses Squeeze the Specials - Pet Shop Boys Fixx Stray Cats, Toto - Flock of Seagulls Jam the Tubes - Sisters of Mercy Cure...

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- Lords of the New Church Fear Afterlife

- Starship Sparks Crowded House

- Chicago, Boston, Berlin, Asia: Damned

- The Waitresses Squeeze the Specials

- Pet Shop Boys Fixx Stray Cats, Toto

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- Flock of Seagulls Jam the Tubes

- Sisters of Mercy Cure Television

- Scorpions Sting Tracey Ullman

- Police Poison Loverboy Cult

- The English Beat New Kids on the Block

- Scandal, Madness, Germs

- Yes, the Smiths Heart Everything But the Girl

- Gene Loves Jezebel

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Source: mcsweeneys.net

Post-it Notes trivia

Believe it or not, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Post-it Note.

To commemorate this momentous historical event (and to help The Rail fill out its daily column), the folks at 3M compiled the following Post-it Note trivia:

- It would take approximately 507 million Post-it Notes to circle the world once.

- In "Sex in the City," Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was dumped via a Post-it Note.

- Post-it Notes in Japan and China are small, narrow strips rather than horizontal notes for easier use with their vertical style of writing.

E A Post-it Note featuring a charcoal and pastel drawing by artist R.B. Kitaj sold for $925 at auction in December 2000, making it the most valuable Post-it Note in the world.

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- In "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," the two leads say they invented Post-it Notes to impress their former classmates.

- In the movie "Bruce Almighty," Jim Carrey's character uses Post-it Notes to organize all the prayers he receives.

Lame joke du jour

In the 1970s, the CIA got President Thieu out of Vietnam and put him up at an apartment in Paris where they had formerly housed Argentina's deposed president, Juan Peron.

Fortunately for the CIA, the rent for the apartment had not increased since Peron had been there.

In fact, Theiu could live as cheaply as Juan.

Source: The Oregonian

To contact The Rail, send an e-mail to Features Editor Dean Rhodes at drhodes@forumcomm.com and he'll forward it to the responsible writers.

Today's best bet

"High Dive," 7 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents one-woman comedy in dinner theater format.

Avalon Events Center, Fargo

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