Lieberman Sits Shiva For Dead Dot-Com

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Austin, Texas ( – In an apparent effort to win support from the Internet industry, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman sat shiva yesterday with executives of online furniture retailer, which filed for bankruptcy this week.

However, Lieberman’s visit came as a surprise to CEO Shaun Holliday who, not being Jewish, said he wasn’t actually sitting shiva. “A few of us were sitting around the office, talking about what happened, when in walks Sen. Lieberman, all glum, saying ‘Baruch dayan emet,'” Holliday recalled. “Then he hands us a basket of hard-boiled eggs and cooked lentils, insisting it’s his ‘contribution to the Seudat Havra’ah,’ whatever that is.” The executives fled after Lieberman covered all the mirrors, ripped their clothing, and insisted everyone sit on the floor. Added Holliday: “What’s Yiddish for ‘wackadoodle?'”

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