Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Assorted Stuff

I've noticed that some days for Yahoo ! users such as moi are better than others. Yesterday, Yahoo ! ran an ad for HP all day complete with a beautiful picture of gorgeous Gwen Stefani. Ms. Stefani definitely inhabits the babe list, and yesterday she provided an excellent reason to check Yahoo !
Today, alas, Yahoo ! carries a picture of the recently deceased Leona Helmsley and her $12 million pooch. Although El Jefe could be a dog for $12 million, (SWMBO thinks he's one anyway), lets just say that Ms. Helmsley ain't Ms. Stefani.
I see that the Brokeback Restroom story is still getting a lot of play. Senator Larry Craig says he's not gay, and only pled guilty for what amounts, at best, to reasons of expediency, but looks like stupidity (he says he was "overstressed"). Yeah, I can imagine that getting busted in an airport restroom might be a little stressful, specially given the certainty of national headlines.
I'm afraid the Senator doesn't come out of this well either way: without more, the evidence looks pretty flimsy to me from the point of view of getting a conviction. So, either the plea was correct, and we have post hoc massaging of the record going on; and/or the Senator was, to put it mildly, not real smart. Either way, what's he doing in the Senate ?
Lisa Nowak's now saying she was an astronut -- she's going to try a temporary insanity defense, claiming she suffers from a grab-bag of mental disorders: major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, something called "brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors," etc., etc., etc. Temporary insanity seems as good a reason as any other for Captain Nowak's carefully planned "mission" to Florida, but the details of her defense seem a little unbelievable. However, they probably don't have medical terms for majorly pissed-off and really flipped-out. That said, I'm having trouble buying that the Navy gives a captain's eagles to such a person; or that NASA lets people with OCD or prone to suffer from "brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors" fly in space. Meanwhile, I'm re-writing the lyrics to "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun."
Hmmm, temporary insanity does sound like a good defense for Senator Craig, though.

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