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CYNDI LAUPER'S “GIRLS JUST WANT to Have Fun” was the across-the-board hit of the new year—if you haven’t heard it you don’t own a radio. The day after Lauper sang it on “Late Night with David Letterman” a woman in San Francisco called up her favorite FM station to complain. “I had the TV on and I just drifted off, you know? And then, oh, it was hours later, there was this, this noise. I mean, that woman woke me up out of a sound sleep!”

If Cyndi Lauper accomplishes nothing else in the years to come, she can savor that moment. It calls for headlines:

TOP FORTY SONGBIRD REALIZES AMBITIONS OF MODERN ART!

Painters in Shock; Suicide Rate Jumps in NY, SF, LA;

NEA Announces Halt in Museum Construction Grants

Heater, CA, March 15: Famed artist Arnold Brodsky was discovered today hiding in this tiny desert hamlet. Brodsky agreed to speak to reporters only on the grounds that he “might be able to help”

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