Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Growing up, listening to the American Top 40 Countdown, or watching Shaggy on Scooby Doo... is there anybody who didn't know and love the voice of Casey Kasem?

Every encounter with a stranger runs the risk of dealing with someone with a beautiful heart or dealing with a real jerk. The only thing you can control is which one you will be.

It's the story that won't go away: an angry but lucid voicemail that Donald Sterling left his wife's lawyer casts doubt on medical claims that he is incompetent. Could the claim, which enabled his wife to sell the L.A. Clippers, be trumped up because of his well-known and established racism?

A Texas mother faces charges of drunk driving after four of the six children, ages ranging from 8 to 14, fell off the roof and trunk of the Chevy Malibu she was driving. home from a community swimming pool. The woman, who allegedly had the kids ride on the roof and trunk of the car to keep the car's upholstery dry, was unaware of the ones who'd fallen, and had to be alerted by a passerby.

A burglar was caught by Yorkshire police after the victim discovered the thief's false teeth in his home. The burglar, a 38-year-old heroin addict, was so drunk when he broke into the man's home that he forgot he took out his teeth and set them down. Don't you hate leaving things behind?

It's a sign of viral madness: a mug shot of 30-year-old Jeffrey Meeks, posted on Facebook by police in Stockton, C.A., has drawn more than 5,000 ogling comments, 1,000 shares, and over 65,000 likes, including comments that the chiseled features and steel-blue eyes of the 30-year-old felon is too hot to be illegal. By the way, Meeks was arrested on one gang charge and five weapons charges. Call me shortsighted, but I wouldn't want to be that attractive in prison.

The 20th anniversary of the OJ Simpson trial was recentlyacknowledged, and it occurred to me that that trial was the beginning of reality TV voyuerism. I wonder how many Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans know that there was even a connection.

I disagree with the recent Pantene ad campaign that proposes that the overuse of the word "sorry" is a woman's issue. First, there are a lot of men who overuse the word, too. Second, isn't it disrespecting women when you suggest they'll respond to such obvious pandering? And third: what does this have to do with buying shampoo?

Note to Donald Trump, who recently said during an interview that he didn't want to have sex with Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie: don't worry, I think they'll be okay with that.

Note that may be meant for someone in particular: I don't care how bad the mosquitoes are, having someone to scratch the bites on your back isn't a good enough reason to get married.

Agape' -- P

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