When Bill O'Reilly is the voice of reason during a Faux News segment.
When New Jersey regulates pubic hair.
When nearly half of Boston teens surveyed say that Rihanna deserved to be lumped up by Bobby Brown.
When an order of Carmelite nuns is scammed out of $800,000 by a couple who claimed to be Kenyan refugees and used some of the dough to gamble at casinos.
When conservatives are so clueless about popular culture that a blog run by some of their brighter lights can't hack it.
When President Obama skips the annual Gridiron Dinner to spend more time with his family.
When the self-same guy gifts the British prime minister a bunch of DVDs that he can't play.
When the self-same guy excludes big newspapers from asking questions at a prime-time press conference.
When Jenn Aniston dumps John Mayer over his Twitter addiction.
When the dollar is no longer the coin of the global realm.
When we hear more from Dick Cheney as a private citizen than we did when he was the veep.
When New Yorker magazine considers going biweekly. Or monthy.
When an angry woman throws an apple pie at a cop.
When angry chihuahuas attack a cop.
When The Associated Press wages class warfare in an airplane crash story.
When a family resorts to using Rush Limbaugh radio broadcasts to scare a squirrel out of its attic.
When firefighters have to rescue a boy with a potty chair seat stuck on his head.
When conservative Catholics are in high dudgeon because Notre Dame University has invited the president of the United States to speak at its commencement.
When a twice-divorced adulterer is the guardian of Catholic values.