Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Head Asplosion News Roundup

My 2-year old cell phone contract is up at the end of the month, I was considering a switch to Cingular. Not anymore.
Cingular Wireless LLC pulled a ringtone from its Web site Tuesday after learning that it carried a message the company called "blatantly offensive."


"Por favor, put the oranges down and step away from the cell phone. I repeat-o, put the oranges down and step away from the telephone-o. I'm deporting you back home-o," the voice continued.

Aside from the fact that the ringtone is racist and ignorant to the beauty of the spanish language, it is also a testament to the hoardes of Americans who would rather think about complicated issues in superficial terms. The U.S. is a bumper-sticker society that expends more brain power figuring who they're going to vote for the next American Idol than their elected officials.

We reward athletes and actors with multi-million dollar salaries yet can't muster the political will to compensate educators and social workers with deserving livelihood. Screwed-up priorities rule the day. See what I mean?

With Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie holed up in Namibia for the birth of their child, one of the most pressing questions in Hollywood has been: How much money will the photograph of Baby Brangelina fetch?

One million dollars? Two million? More than that?

The growing consensus is the first photo of the offspring of the two hot Hollywood stars will command a seven-digit sum to the lucky shutterbug who gets it. Photos that confirmed Jennifer Aniston and her new beau, actor Vince Vaughn, were an item sold for upwards of $250,000; and US Weekly reportedly paid half-a-million dollars for exclusive photos of Pitt and Jolie on an African beach.

That's petty cash compared to what photos of Baby Brangelina might bring.

Petty cash. Nice. While I contemplate the idiocy of the fact that that particular gem came straight from the CNN website, you can run off and scream in the streets after reading this:

Could there be a third President Bush? The current chief said Wednesday that younger brother Jeb would make a great one, too, and has asked him about making a run. The first President Bush likes the idea as well.
As I wrote in a comment in the cheesecake thread: "Not no, but F*#@ NO!!!"

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