Well, here it is, the end of another week and we're already well into the weekend. Got big plans for Saturday night? Our idea of Big Plans is to listen to Garrison Keillor and play a couple hands of cribbage after dinner. We are not exciting people. More like sturdy peasant stock. Which leaves us lots of time to think about things. You know. Stuff. The whichness of what, which this week included all kinds of goodies in the world at large. Check 'em out.
' Scooter Libby is 80 percent guilty. New party game: When will the pardon happen?
' The FBI has been playing fast and loose with the Patriot Act, ergo with civil liberties.
' Walter Reed Hospital is a blight on the landscape and an insult to veterans.
' Brad Delp is dead. (Don't ask, I don't know.)
' They're still mucking about with Anna Nicole Smith's remains.
' Today is (would be?) bin Laden's 50th birthday. I have a great idea for a surprise party, but nobody asked me.
' Britney is not adapting well to rehab. *gasp*
' Rudy and the NYFD are in a pitched battle.
' Junior and Hugo Chavez are not playing well together.
' American troops continue to be pawns in the war games concerning timing of their "un-deployment."
' Prince William is rumored to be moving toward the altar. Ever. So. Slowly.
' Newtie Gingrich, author of the Contract on/with America, is the current penitent from the party of Ann Coulter. Can he be cured of bloviating, bigotry and TTP (Tendency to Philander) before the 2008 election? Hold on. I'll ask Ted Haggard.
' Newsweek published yet another list of "five favorite books" by a person of note. No mind candy for those folks. Who's going to admit they've got a Nora Roberts book on their nightstand?
' Sean "Diddy" Combs and Snoop Dogg have reconciled. Umm, do we care?
' Al Gore either will or will not be awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Only the shadow knows for sure. Plus the Board of Regents, Al Gore, Al Gore's people . . . oh, you get the idea.
' Georgetown beat Notre Dame. Basketball, I think.
' Evangelicals are having a hissy fit because global warming and other lesser issues are interfering with their moral agenda, i.e., abortion and gay rights. I fear I shall have to puke.
There's the week in a nutshell. Oh. That reminds me. The Seattle Times online featured above the fold on its front page a video about Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel.
And so it goes.