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Irrelevant Institution Announces Nominations For Meaningless Honor

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As you've surely heard over a thousand times by now from every broadcast, web, and print outlet in existence, the 2008 nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. Among them: some woman who used to be married to Sean Penn, three elderly guys famous for inflating giant penis balloons onstage, a British Invasion band we'd forgotten existed, plus Leonard Cohen, who we hear is actually very nice. Who will get in? As long as the ceremony is boring, four hours long, and concludes with a poorly unrehearsed, 35-minute all-star performance of "Roll Over Beethoven," who cares!

In truth, we're just bitter that the Hall of Fame has once again denied a nod to the legendary "Weird Al" Yankovic, but we're sure he's got better things to do that night anyway.

Madonna Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame [AP]