In Brazil, a soccer fan called the local suicide hotline and got a recording telling him where there were some good places to jump.

- Brazil's World Cup loss to France has thrown Brazilians into a reported state of nationwide depression. Let's hope they cheer up when their team gets home and the government hangs them.- The French, of course, are euphoric. We're talking soccer-mania party animals. For example, a French waiter actually smiled at a tourist.

- But in Brazil - a shrink told his patient, "Hey, it's only a game." And the shrink was arrested for treason.

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