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On this date one year ago, the Today section ran a man-on-the-street feature in which randomly selected folks were asked who they would want to play them in a holiday movie.

We matched pictures of the interviewees with photos of their designated celebrity performers.

One appealing young woman, a high school student, said she would want Beyonce to play her.

Fine, right? Not quite.

You see, the girl in question was grounded at the time. She was under orders to go straight home from school, not hang out downtown with her friends.

So when her picture appeared in print a few days later, “Beyonce” was busted.

“We added another week of confinement to her sentence,” said her mother.

So, kids, let that be a lesson to you.

Paul Turner

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