April 24, 2002 |
Imagine a woman sitting in her corner office. Neat stacks of magazines and windows over Broadway form a backdrop. A mane of long blond highlights frames her large brown eyes that grow even larger as she leans forward to stab a finger at a headline in the latest issue of her magazine. Under the heading "What Women Want," red and black type asks: "Why Are These Mass Murderers and Rapists Still Free?"
September 2, 1999
Weather Eye: Hurricane Dennis forced Al Gore to cut his North Carolina vacation short. "The Secret Service was afraid he might be uprooted and topple onto a car." (Argus Hamilton) Go Figure: President Clinton has called on Congress to pass a jobs program for the marginally skilled. "I thought Congress was a jobs program for the marginally skilled."
October 29, 2000
The High and Mighty: "Switzerland says it's planning on legalizing marijuana. Have you ever looked at the Swiss? They have cuckoo clocks. They have cheese with big holes in it . . . and guys yodeling. I think these people are on drugs already!" (Jay Leno) It's a Scary Thought: "Regis Philbin is turning out to be one of the year's hottest Halloween costumes. But he'll never be scarier than Kathie Lee Gifford." (Daily Scoop) Battle of the IQs: "George W. Bush campaigned . . .
May 20, 2003 |
In Hollywood, it's what is known as "high concept": Take "Fear Factor," combine it with "American Idol" and make the contestants ... models! So you know that "America's Next Top Model" on UPN is going hit a low or two.
September 14, 2007 |
Anyone who's ever spent any time with kids knows that by nature they're conservative, bordering on reactionary. So it's not surprising that when 9-year-old Anna de la Mesa (Nina Kervel) finds herself caught up in the maelstrom of her parents' sudden conversion from well-groomed Parisian bourgeoisie to hairy left-wing activists, she freaks out and entrenches.
May 6, 1998 |
Till Death Do Us Start: Here's a personal ad you rarely see: Single white male seeks woman to share his grave. According to the Internet news service http://www.tabloid.net, Irishman Donal Bredin-Smith, 65, began advertising for an afterlife companion after getting divorced, apparently because he didn't want to waste the double cemetery plot he purchased in 1994. So far, two dozen women have replied to his classified ad, which ended with, "First one in takes bottom berth.