Some Odds And Ends

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Some Odds And Ends

Straight from The Smoking Gun's bulging Ephemera File come these original applications for social security numbers filed by three of our favorite singers: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Kurt Cobain. Are they of particular historical importance? Well, no, but we have to occasionally clean off our desk. (3 pages)

For more serious fare, read the bill proposed recently by a Louisiana politician who wants to legislate those baggy, low-slung pants that the kids love to wear. Kind of reminds us of the bill once pushed by a Minnesota pol looking to publicly flog DWI offenders. (4 pages)

PREMIERING WEDNESDAY: The Smoking Gun Theme Song (courtesy of They Might Be Giants's John Flansburgh).