Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Wednesday's Child Says: What?!
I don't know about you, but my newspaper has had me yelling "What?!" all week.
Item: Three 8- and 9-year-old boys in Georgia are charged with kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl. What?!
Item: There are about a dozen students and one teacher ill with some mysterious neurological disease at a local high school. Symptoms include uncontrollable twitching. The official report on the etiology of the illness is now in: psychosomatic, caused by stress. Or "mass psychogenic illness" as they're calling it. That's an easy category into which to pitch it and get rid of it, but ... I don't think so.
Item: Drew Peterson. Disgraced Illinois cop. Fourth wife, Stacy (not to be confused with Laci), has been missing since late October. She's 23. He's 53. The body of his third wife was exhumed last week for autopsy. The pathologist believes the manner of death should be changed from accident to homicide. Peterson, meanwhile, hasn't done himself any favors with all his media exposure. His attitude, his affect, and his cocky arrogance all point to some pretty disturbing theories about what happened to wife #4. Pssst -- what the hell is wrong with men named Peterson? Scott and Michael, both convicted wife-murderers. And now this one?
Perhaps I should just put the paper down and find a Meme to play with.
A Food Meme seems appropriate today, don't you think? You may answer the questions in the Comments section or on your own blog.
1. Name a food you hated as a child but now enjoy.
Broccoli. And Brussels sprouts. Oh, and cheesecake! I wouldn't touch it when I was a kid. Maybe there was something wrong with me.
2. If you had to give up one of your favorite foods, forever, what would it be and why?
I seriously think I could give up chocolate before such delicacies as shrimp, French fries, and mashed potatoes.
3. What is a food that seems as though it should be healthy but really isn't, and do you eat it? If you do, why?
Cheese Doodles. You'd think something with "Cheese" in its name (in great big letters) would be healthy, but we all know the Doodles aren't a bit healthy. Cheesecake, now -- that's health food.
4. If you were an item of food, personified, what would you be and why?
Ice cream, because I can be as cold as I need to be but will melt when warmed up.
5. Other than tomatoes and pies, what would be a fun food to throw at someone? And ... why would throwing it be so hilarious?
I'm not in the habit of throwing food, but I suppose it might be mildly amusing to throw squishy rotten pumpkins at someone I really, really didn't like.
To today's Words Gone Wild, TWISTED LINGUISTICS also says, "What?!"
eveil - Gauzy headdress worn by Internet brides.
encuraged - Anger incurred over a mad dog.
Stratovarius - A violin from Big Lots.
He looks quilty - Um, he's too well padded?
grammar erros - Messed up, illiterate Erotica.
You guys define these. Please!
Today's GIGO Grammar:
He must of left.