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China to miniaturize population by 2055

 

BEIJING — The Chinese Ministry of Advanced Planning announced that China will have a miniaturized population in place by 2055.

Heung Cheung, spokesperson for the ministry, said that the decision to miniaturize people was the result of population growth exceeding the government’s official target in the census of 2000.  “We have over a billion people, and although the Communist Party of China has determined that a billion is plenty, peasants in the countryside continue to breed past designated numbers. While work to reduce the population to one billion will continue, we will move forward with our plans to miniaturize the population by 2055, for the greater glory of the People’s Republic of China. If China must endure higher than desired population growth, the impact can be lessened by reducing the size of each person.”

In miniaturizing the populace, China hopes to retain adult dimensions but reduce height and weight. “Our motto is ‘midgets, not dwarves,’” Cheung said. “There is one exception, and that is our plan to not reduce the male member in size. This should reduce the number of complaints made by Chinese females, who have long remained unfulfilled.”

The Chinese government hopes to reduce the average height of their population in several stages. Cheung said, “Although we hope for further reductions, our goal is to modify our population’s height to less than 90 cm. That is approximately 1 yard, for decadent westerns who still use ‘imperial’ measuring systems.”

This strategy has many advantages for the People’s Republic. If reductions proceed on schedule, the population will make lower demands on natural resources, and it will become possible to feed the entire eastern seaboard for a week with only one large serving of chicken lo mein.

BMW will be the first to design miniature cars for the new Chinese market at their Xi’an facilities. Pictured here, the BMW offices are a space-saving 8 feet in height.

A micro village offers a substantially lower environmental footprint. Over 800 micro-Han live in the apartment complex pictured here. The buildings are only 15 centimetres high, and are made of chippings from two regular-sized bricks and drywall made from eight discarded cigarette packages.

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Caption: BMW will be the first foreign car manufacturer to produce vehicles for the downsized Chinese population.

 

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Caption: The micro-Han will find themselves well accommodated. These three-story apartment buildings, less than a foot high, will greatly reduce the resources required to sustain the average Chinese citizen.

 

Coast Guard makes $48 million cocaine buy

 

MIAMI — Thanks to a recent intervention by the Coast Guard, $48 million worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of the United States any time soon. “We used two cutters, that is, large Coast Guard vessels, and a helicopter to intercept a go-fast vessel that had three traffickers on board,” said Pete White, spokesman and colonel for the Coast Guard.

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There has been no violence associated with dock-side cocaine sales when the Coast Guard is around. This may have to do with the presence of the Bushmaster machine gun, which has been known to put a stop to problems before they get out of hand.

A brief inventory of the vessel was taken and 63 bales of cocaine were seized, with a street value of $62 million dollars. “But we didn’t have to pay that much,” said Colonel White. “With some tough negotiating, we were able to talk them down to $48 million.”

The purchase amounts to 115 kilograms of the white powdery substance known as “cocaine.” The colonel continued, “We switched to metric, because metric is what’s cool these days in the drug world. You start talking ounces and the drug dealers will just think you’re a rube and will try to take advantage of you.”

This purchase of cocaine marks the first large-scale illegal drug buy on behalf of the United States Coast Guard. “We’ve tested the cocaine, and we’ve scored some really good quality shit here,” said the spokesperson. “Most of us just use cocaine as blow; I mean to say that we snort it up a nostril. We have yet to test it as ‘crack’ or ‘rock’ where you inhale the coke for a briefer, but more intense, high.

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Is there anything worse than a drug dealer who refuses to deal? The Coast Guard fires warning shots, a technique known as “friendly persuasion.”

“This is a win-win for America. By using an arm of the US government to distribute cocaine, we take the money out of lowlife drug dealers who plague our inner cities, and much of the violence that attends all of the drug dealing,” Col. White continued. “And if any gangbangers want to object to the fact that we sell cocaine at many of the docks around the Miami area, we invite them to drop by. Our Coast Guard cutters are armed with M242 Bushmaster chain-fed automatic cannons, firing 200 rounds per minute, and the award-winning M2 Browning belt-fed machine guns, which can fire at 1200 rounds per minute. We will fuck you up.”

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When the Coast Guard needs a break from cocaine, they go for the natural high of a ride on an MH-65C Dolphin Helicopter.

Even after a portion of the cocaine has been distributed to Coast Guard personnel, sales of the cocaine to the general public will more than make up for the $48 million expenditure. “We will have enough money left over to buy a new MH-65C Dolphin Helicopter! How cool is that? And it won’t cost taxpayers one cent!”

When the floor was opened up to questions, the colonel quickly ended the Q&A after your reporter asked him a question. “What the fuck is this?” The colonel shouted. “What the fuck is a zebra doing here? Just what kind of shit am I on anyway? Get me out of here!”

 

 

 

Tom Cruise to change name to ‘McCruise’

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LOS ANGELES — Actor and producer Tom Cruise has issued a press release announcing plans to change his name to “McCruise” in the new year.

“It’s not a new year’s resolution or anything like that,” said Cruise’s publicist, Baul Ploch.

Tom Cruise first rose to public attention in 1983 when he played the lead role in the teen coming-of-age film Risky Business. Success and fame followed with roles in Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and the Mission: Impossible films.

During an interview with Variety, the leading Hollywood trade publication, Ploch said the name change was part of an exercise in branding: “We want to take Tom to the next level. It’s not enough for him to be an A-list actor. We want him to be a brand in and of himself.

“Being an entity known by a single name is to be more than famous. You are an icon. This is more common in the music business, for example, Cher, Bette and Björk. But we can’t use Tom’s first name, because it’s too common. Also, during our research, we discovered that 42% of the public in America’s Midwest would assume that any use of the name ‘Tom’ was a reference to Tom Arnold, sometime actor and ex-husband to Roseanne Barr. Tom Arnold has starred in such direct-to-video hits as Carpool and The Stupids.

“We considered at length the option of referring to Tom solely as ‘Cruise.’ But problems again surface that the name can be confused with that of Penélope Cruz. It’s infuriating. Damn homophones. So we went back and forth and brainstormed, and we came up with ‘McCruise.'”

Ploch said that the difficult process of selecting a new name for Cruise took many months. “We played around with a lot of names. But ‘basilmarceau.com’ was taken. ‘BigAssActor’ seemed too egocentric. So we went with ‘McCruise.’

“In the future, when Tom appears in a film, the credit will go to ‘McCruise.’ And before all interviews, the journalist must agree to only refer to Tom as ‘McCruise.’ We look forward to McCruise’s continued success as ‘McCruise,’ as well as many cross-brand promotional opportunities with a Scottish restaurant of some distinction.”McCruise