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  • Hurricane Sandy is still hours away from hitting New Jersey, but the warning system is in full effect.

    The National Weather Service sent out an all-caps bulletin to help get its dire message across. And the wording certainly caught the attention of the Web for its Jersey-style vibe.

    The New Jersey Newsroom described the weather service as forced to "go Jersey" with a five-point bulletin that includes point No. 5: "If you think the storm is over-hyped and exaggerated, please err on the side of caution."

    The most dire directive comes with graphic detail for those in the Hurricane Sandy evacuation zone who hesitate to actually leave:

    IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT, THINK ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES, THINK ABOUT THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WHO WILL BE UNABLE TO REACH YOU WHEN YOU MAKE THE PANICKED PHONE CALL TO BE RESCUED, THINK ABOUT THE RESCUE/RECOVERY TEAMS WHO WILL RESCUE YOU IF YOU ARE INJURED OR RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE.

    The line of argument continues:

    1. IF YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO

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  • Election Day is coming up on November 6, and Michelle Obama is definitely doing her part to get out the vote.

    The first lady showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to remind the audience that even though Election Day is not yet here, in some states early voting is already available. "We live in a country, fortunately, where they make sure voting is as easy as possible," she said.

    And when all else fails and you forget to vote? OK, not you, but what if Jimmy Kimmel forgets? Well, Obama has a plan for that, too.

    Demonstrating her comedy chops, the first lady appeared in a skit where she comes to the talk-show host's house early on Election Day. A bullhorn is involved.

    Michelle Obama, drill sergeant, squawks through a megaphone to a peacefully sleeping Kimmel, "It's Election Day! Up and at 'em!" Get your things on, move it, move it! Out the door!"

    A traumatized Kimmel jumps out of bed and runs out of the room. Obama yells at the departing comedian, "And eat your carrots!"

    After the skit,

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  • Not clowning around: Ronald McDonald will be sent to prison after following his wife into a McDonald's (Reuters)It was a very unhappy meal for a British man named Ronald McDonald who admitted to violating a restraining order when he followed his wife into a McDonald's restaurant.

    "Mr. McDonald followed his ex-wife along a number of streets. She parked in McDonald's in Westwood Cross and he followed her in," said prosecutor Julie Farbrace.

    This is Kent reports that the restraining order was issued against McDonald after he allegedly assaulted his wife and another woman.

    McDonald was given an 86-day sentence for violating the restraining order and is forbidden from contacting his wife for three years.

    "He regrets the incident," said defendant Will Bodiam "The defendant takes responsibility for the breach. He said to me he is totally remorseful about the whole situation."

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