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Bob Hope’s Obituaries

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Most amusing fact of the day: It seems Bob Hope’s death was much-awaited. His obituary in the Evening Standard was written by Alexander Walker, who died two weeks before him. And the one in the New York Times was written by a journalist, Vincent Canby, who died in 2000.

Evening Standard photo

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“On 9 April 2003, the front page of the London Evening Standard (circulation: 400,000) contained a blurry image supposedly showing a throng of Iraqis in Baghdad celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein. What we are really looking at is an incredibly ham-fisted attempt at photo manipulation.”