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Hooray for Jessica Simpson. Now, I’m not fan of hers (though, I did find her variety show fun in a campy sort of way), but I’m very impressed with her not wanting to politicize her charitable work. I’m sure you’ve read about how Bush wants a photo-opportunity with her when she’s in DC for some charity. Despite being a fellow Texan, she declined the offer to meet G.W. and will just do the non-political party affiliated charitable events. I think I have newfound respect for her (still don’t like her music).

Rats are colorful when they’ve been run over by a car on the street. At least, that’s what I noticed this morning on my way to work.

“My Name is Earl” has the best lines in current sitcoms. How can you not love a wrinkly, denture-wearing prostitute saying: “Let’s get this show on the road. I’ve got a 2 o’clock appointment to suck on somebody’s feet.”? Simply brilliant.

Now, I think it’s been well established that I’m not too keen on organized religion. That said, I can readily admit that some of their charitable endeavors are good. For example, Catholics and Baptists have missionaries in African countries who, for years, have been helping with AIDS relief and/or famine. So why is that Mormon missionaries are sent to cities to recruit and not help? At least, that’s all it appears the elders are assigned to do. You turn 18, you get packed off to another city, wear a black suit and then walk around the streets harrassing people while trying to recruit new Mormons. Creepy. In my world we call that a cult.

How stupid can you be to dial 9-1-1 while in the middle of a crime? Well, that’s what an Oklahoma City fellow did while stealing (and torching) a car, apparently. He accidentally dialed 9-1-1 on his cell phone and so the operator was listening on the phone for nearly 3 hours until the criminal finally revealed his location. I love stupid people – they make life fun.

Did anybody notice some local Macy’s advertisements early this week? They showed a trio of tackily-dressed men with instruments and my first thought was “How fun! They’re displaying retro-photos from the 1970’s. What a great concept”. But then I read the ad more closely and it was apparently a photo of a CURRENT Irish music group that will perform at Macy’s on St. Patrick’s Day!! OOPS. They may want to get a new manager.

I still like my retro-ad idea better.

Speaking of fun – it looks like I’ll be keeping busy this weekend. My friend, Kevin, is coming over tonight for DVD’s and dinner. I’ll probably do some studying/reading tomorrow and then get together with Mike in the evening. Sunday I may get together with yet another friend, Jusin (though, that one’s still up in the air). Now if the weather would just warm up a bit.


  1. Comment by Lise on March 17, 2006 11:11 am

    I hate to burst your bubble a bit but in the past Ms. Simpson has performed at completely political Bush rallies & his victory rallies. Now, perhaps she has suddenly seen the light, or perhaps she is disgusted with where his policies have led us, OR perhaps now that his numbers are in the toliet she realized it would be a bad move OR EVEN MORE LIKELY she believes she’s too big a star now & doesn’t need to use them for more publicity.

  2. Comment by Karl on March 17, 2006 11:37 am

    OK – I retract my Jessica Simpson compliments. Apparently, she’s a HUGE Bush fan (according to her manager/father). Still, the fact that she doesn’t want to politicize her charity is decent. Though, now I wonder whether that’s her decision or her fathers?

  3. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on March 17, 2006 4:44 pm

    Mmmmmm. Rats.

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