WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2012

COLD STONE -- Producers are considering making a film based on Robert Greenfield’s 2008 book “Exile on Main Street:  A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones” which recall’s the group’s disastrous 1971 road trip.   Biggest problem will be finding an actor who can play Keith Richards convincingly.  No choice announced yet but the list has been pared down to Kurt Cobain, Keith Ledger or Dennis Hopper.

BABALOO! -- Cuban actors Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua who starred in the film “One Night” about Cuban defectors who reject Castro, have themselves defected to the United States.  Reasons they gave the American embassy interviewer included being forced to smoke all those Cuban cigars, having to smile every time you hear the term “Bay of Pigs,” and not being allowed to change their names to Lucy and Desi.  

LOGGED IN -- Six-year-old Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha from Bangladesh has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest computer expert in the world.  Introduced to a laptop at seven months, Wasik mastered Microsoft Word at age three and soon conquered “Modern Warfare” and “Metal Gear Solid.”  His mother first realized he was exceptional the day she dialed up Microsoft tech support and he answered the phone.

PLAY BALL! (Or at least something like it.) -- After going twenty-seven consecutive seasons without reaching the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals have launched what appears to be yet another dismal season, dropping ten consecutive home games for a 6-14 win-loss record.  Aside from the loss of advertising and ticket-sales revenue, perpetual cellar dwelling entails social ramifications as well.  For instance, Hollywood starlets caught dating a Royal immediately forfeit their membership in the Screen Actors Guild. 

TH-TH-THAT’S ALL F-F-FOLKS! -- According to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi has the highest incidence of live births by teen-age mothers in the nation.  This is apparently due to a higher-than-average rate of multiple births from twins to septuplets.  No surprise here.  In a state that has four i’s, three s’s, and two p’s in its name, most of the males living there stutter.  

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