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Before socialite Tricia Walsh-Smith's most uncomfortable rant (above) there used to be three types of divorce: the "we'll still stay friends" divorce; the "I hate that guy so much" divorce; and the "Great! Now I hate myself" divorce.
Sad fact: Upon hearing of celebrity divorces I usually try to figure out what kind of relationship dissolution we're talking about before I waste time caring. (Some might wonder, why do you care at all? Not the point.) For instance, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis: Still friends. Not exciting. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey: She did not come out it for the better. Things are not looking up for her. Stay tuned. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt: Whoa. Still friends. She hates him. She hates herself. A divorce that is all things to all people. Imagine if Aniston had a YouTube account ...
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What people mean by that is how accessible he is and how accommodating he is to the public, the media and the tournament.
Question of the day: Why don't guidance counselors ever tell you about the career option that involves a simple boob job, double highlights and your own slutty clothing line? At no point during my pre-college counseling did anyone ever say, "Well, you could go pre-law buuuuuut there's also this other thing. You'll be famous for doing absolutely nothing. No school loans necessary. You can take the SATs if you want, but ... you know, like, blah, blah, blah, maybe just get your nose fixed ... especially the tip."
Not to say I would've done that, but it would have been nice to know all the options back then. (Also I'm lying. I totally would've gotten the tip done ... and some other work, too ... I blame the public school system ... and Mattel).
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Here's how Gov. Mark Sanford and the other branches of state government consider serious state issues: By exchanging insults in e-mailed news releases. I'm going to share the two releases that came to me this week.
First is a news release from Sanford's office. Then comes a rebuttal from the state treasurer's office saying the governor doesn't know what he's talking about.
At least they're talking AT the public. But it gives the impression they're not talking to each other.
Take the rest of the day off: Today's column about Eugene Rozak, a great American, made me wonder how old the oldest local worker might be. Eugene says he will retire (from his part-time job in retirement) when he hits 81.
This idea comes from a column in The State newspaper.
Columnist Neal White writes:
The idea came from a book titled, "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure," compiled by SMITH magazine.