WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013

LANGUAGE OF LOVE -- As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Games in Rio, local women of the evening are taking classes in conversational English.  They're learning useful phrases such as "Hi, I'm Bambi and I'm happy to meet you," "Are you enjoying your visit to my country?" and "What's it like working for the Secret Service?"

GEORGIA PEACH -- The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl after polishing off Atlanta even trailing 17-0 in the biggest comeback in playoff history.  Niner fans credit divine intervention and their phenomenal new QB Colin Kaepernick.   When he's in the huddle, they swear they hear singing from what they call the "Mormon Kaepernick Choir."    


COLOR COORDINATED -- Just when you thought the unemployment picture was brightening, a Target store in Albuquerque recently advertised 200 job openings and over five thousand applicants showed up.  Some local jail trustees had an advantage -- dressed in their orange jump suits, they were already in uniform.

CHRISTIAN MINGLE -- Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first tweet in Latin which, according to Vatican linguists adapts well because of its brevity.  The Holy Father even has a personal profile that says he enjoys "dancing to Gregorian chants, vintage altar wine-and-cheese tastings, and long walks on water."


DECEMBER MAY -- Fifty-one year old Adrienne Maloof, a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" regular, is dating Rod Stewart's 32-year-old son, Sean.  This may mean zilch to you, but Hugh Hefner and his child bride, Crystal, couldn't be more pleased.  Since Ashton and Demi called it quits, they've had no one to double date with. 


(Contents Copyright (c) 2013 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved)

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