A LION ROARS!
Breaking news Democratic mayoral candidate J. Richard Gray will be at the Reservoir Park Carnival tomorrow! So will Mayor Smithgall. Will there be a verbal entanglement? We can only hope. Stop by and say hi to Rick. (Also ask him what the J stands for and then let me know as quickly as you can. My bets are with Jefferson but with my luck its probably just Jay.) For details about the place and time of the carnival see A Lion Turns 100! below.
LET ME HELP!
Lancaster Online has been having problems with their website all this morning and Intell articles have not been posted for three days. The intrepid reporter that I am, I decided to get to the bottom of all of this and because Im a nice person, to offer my assistance with my extensive knowledge of website technology. It appears to be a simple Its not my job problem. The Lancaster Newspapers are switching to a new, internal computer system and have not yet designated a new person to post the articles. The old person has too many responsibilities, etc., with the new system. Amazing. It all comes down to appointing someone to do it. I will be on the phone to Ray Shaw, the Intell editor, this afternoon offering my assistance in training one of their employees and asking for their password. Thats just the kind of person I am. I will let you know how it goes.
A STONKING GOOD TIME!
I know there are very serious things going on. The convention center, prison abuse, finding who shot a two-year old and much more. I will address some of those items tomorrow. Today, however, is Friday and Tom has proposed to Katie, so I have a song in my heart and a joke in my head and I cant get serious. The British just seem to have a way with words and there is this report from Mega Star:
According to the small man himself Tom Cruise has proposed to Katie Holmes at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Blimey!
Cynics, who said it was all a stonking great publicity stunt, are suddenly realizing that Cruise means business when it comes to the little lady.
Yes, I proposed to her. It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I havent slept at all, Cruise said at a press conference in Paris, with Holmes at his side flashing the rock.
Today is a magnificent day for me, Im engaged to a magnificent woman, he ranted.
Does he know shes called Katie?
And then theres this from the British website, Digital Spy:
Bookmakers are taking bets on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes having a baby or divorcing next year.
Although the happy couple only became engaged to be wed this morning, bets are already being taken on their fate.
Ananova.com reports that Ladbrokes are offering odds of 5/1 that the couple will divorce next year. On a more optimistic note, the company are offering evens on the pair producing a baby in 2006, and 8/1 that its name will be Paris, or 50/1 that it will be christened Nicole.
By the way, I did look up the word stonking and it was not to be found. I think the meaning, though, is self-evident and I quite enjoy the word, as in, Im having a stonking good time today with Tom and Katie.
THERES ALL KINDS OF STUFF COMING THIS WEEKEND -INCLUDING SERIOUS NEWS AND SOME FUN AS IN OH NO! DR. FRAUD ON THE EIFFEL TOWER AND WHY SMALL MEN FEEL THE NEED TO OVER-COMPENSATE! AND DR. FRAUD AND I ARGUE OVER TOMS SEXUALITY! WHAT STONKING GOOD FUN!