27) IT'S WAY TOO LATE FOR THAT, JOE In the "Coupling" column of the Boston Globe Magazine, Joseph Williams — the paper's Washington deputy bureau chief — relates his experiences with "friends with benefits," telling readers far more than they ever wanted to know about his sexual habits. Williams ends by "resolv[ing] to stay in my sexual comfort zone — if there's a partner I'd like to be with, fine, but until then I'll keep things to myself."

28) BECAUSE REALLY, WHO CAN AFFORD TO BE CHOOSY ABOUT REVENUE THESE DAYS? The history-impoverished Warren, Pennsylvania, Times Observer publishes a classified ad eagerly anticipating Obama's assassination.

29) IN RETROSPECT, PROBABLY NOT THE BEST ANALOGY In an April speech at Stanford University, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller awkwardly states that "saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause." That same month, a UN estimate puts the death toll in Darfur at 300,000.

30) THE 20TH HIJACKER WAS . . . FLAVOR FLAV? The Washington Post runs the following correction: "A Nov. 26 article in the District edition of Local Living incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number."

To read the "Don't Quote Me" blog, go to thePhoenix.com/dontquoteme. Adam Reilly can be reached atareilly@phx.com.

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