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Thursday, May 08, 2003
 
Are they serious?

I came upon these snippets from the Onion. I include them for your delectation largely because I have rather a lot to do today. It's not that I'm lazy; I'm just busy...
Bush To Lovely Chilean Ambassador: 'I Must Paint You'

Washington DC
- After spotting Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Natalia Verdugo at a DC-area café Tuesday, a smitten President Bush promptly invited the bewitching diplomat to his artist's garret in the East Wing of the White House. "I must paint you," Bush reportedly told Verdugo. "I simply must commit your beauty to the canvas immediately. Please, come away with me to my studio, where the early-evening light from my western window shall caress your undraped form." Though she eventually agreed to pose for the president, Verdugo drew the line at "an afternoon of fiery passion" among his charcoal sketches.

Nation's Dogs Dangerously Underpetted, Say Dogs

New York
- At a press conference Monday, representatives of the Association of American Dogs announced that the nation's canines are dangerously underpetted. "Every night, thousands of U.S. dogs go to bed without so much as a scritch behind the ears," AAD president Banjo said. "If this sort of neglect from our masters continues, it could lead to widespread jumping on the furniture." Upon his owner's arrival in the press-conference room, Banjo abruptly ended his speech, frantically barking, leaping, and rolling over on his back in an effort to communicate his need for a vigorous belly rub.
Here's the link again. There's lots more besides. It gives me hope...


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