Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Things that Make You Go "ah..."

Some things I just don’t get:

New Orleans city officials are once again trying to find missing citizens…this time to vote in the November elections.

While it’s obvious New Orleans hasn’t been mistaken for any kind of a mecca in the past year, would it not be pretty obvious to Mayor Ray Nagin that his constituency has shrunk since the hurricane season of ’05, and most of the missing aren’t really missing, but choosing to live—and vote—elsewhere?

Program note to Barbara Streisand’s managers: Let the woman sing, and don’t try to make her into a Funny Girl.

Babs’ return to the performance stage Monday night in New York included a skit with a George W. Bush look-a-like, which went over like a lead zeppelin. When the crowd jeered and heckled the songbird, she countered with an F-bomb from the stage.

Classy move…right out of the Dixie Chicks’ songbook.

Ford is looking for a better idea…for door latches and drive shafts.
145,000 2005-and-2006 models are being recalled for faulty side door latches on Freestyle mini vans, Ford Five-Hundreds, and Mercury Montego’s that leak water, and Escape SUV’s with drive shafts that could shatter.

“Stupid story line of the week” award goes to Reuters, which concluded its piece on the recall by adding the insipid line, “Ford, like its rivals GM and DaimlerChrysler, has been under competitive pressure from Japan automakers in recent years.”

Now that I know that, I’ll crawl back under my rock.

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