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'South Park' takes aim at New Jersey

New York -- The state of New Jersey and its inhabitants are the focus of the humor on an upcoming episode of the animated series "South Park," Comedy Central said.

The show's Garden State-themed episode is to air Oct. 13.

"Everything east of the Rockies is now part of New Jersey! South Park is in danger of becoming West Jersey within the week. As the Jerseyites spill into Colorado and approach South Park, Randy and the boys stand strong against the onslaught," the network said in a synopsis of the installment.

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Researchers seek 'humor' from computers

Evanston, Ill. -- An Illinois researcher says his team's controversial government-funded "machine-generated humor" project is a serious attempt to model "human cognitive skills."

Northwestern University computer professor Kristian Hammond said his team's project title, "Computational Creativity: Building a Model of Machine-Generated Humor," probably led to the bad reputation that landed it on Sen. John McCain's list of the Top 100 Most Wasteful Stimulus Projects, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.

"The title created a flash point for us. There was a little brouhaha, but we are a structurally standard research organization," Hammond said. "The work is pretty innovative."

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Ever handled more than a single task at a time? If yes, then you can easily identify with Harpreet Bhagrath with whom things get so higgledy-piggledy while multi-tasking he ends up turning the world around him topsy-turvy.

There is a reason why, in my household, nobody asks me to boil the milk anymore. They are pretty fearful that if they ask me to boil the milk, I would boil it over.