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June 2001

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! (De plane boss! De plane! Herve Villachaise is pleased, dead, but pleased) No, it's actually the condensed June edition of the HOTest newletter on the web.

Speaking of Herve, check out the
Grim Veeper's Celebrity Cemetery and play an exciting round of Dead or Alive.

And speaking of birds..don't they eat bugs and other such yucky pests? Such as spiders?
At The Movies with tkt sez that's really stretching this segway for my review of Along Came A Spider.

Ok, so I won't reach so far for a darn joke next time! And you don't have far to reach for your mouse, so start clicking to these HOT articles!

Mary Xmas
Editor In Chief

This month in HOTP:


Roger Maris and the race for "61*"

Check out last month's contest winners

What's HOT!

Latest Edgar Winners!

Along Came A SpiderPoltergeist
Grab some popcorn
At The Movies



Last month's quizlet results are in! The question was:

Summer is almost here, what are your big plans?

Whoa, exciting summer y'all have planned there. 33% of you plan to spend it sitting on the couch and belching.
25% are getting drunk in the back yard
17% are taking a family vacation
8% are having a Big BBQ bash at the beach on July 4th
8% are painting the house
8% are smarter and tricking the kids into painting the house instead

Thanks to everyone who voted! Don't forget to vote in this month's quizlet immediately below.

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Barbara has had her final whirlwind performance. It was like buttah.

Derek Jeter's 4 World Series rings, Rookie of the Year , All Star Game and World Series MVP awards are all HOT
Alex Rodriguez's $252 million empty trophy case is NOT

Boston Cream Pie, Boston Terriers, and Boston Baked Beans are HOT
The Boston Strangler, Boston Massacre and Boston drivers are NOT

Mountain Dew Code Red is HOT
Cherry 7-UP is NOT

Serena and Venus Williams' rise to prominence in a sport that has mostly been dominated by white players is HOT
Serena and Venus Williams constantly reminding us that they have risen to
prominence in a sport that has mostly been dominated by white players is NOT

Taco Bell's "Grilled Stuft Burrito" is HOT
Taco Bell leading us to believe that that skinny perfect model in the commericial has ever even inhaled the SCENT of a Grilled Stuft Burrito, let alone eaten one, is NOT