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Day 234 — News of the Times

LifeLife never ceases to amaze me, and that’s a good thing because I’d hate to cease to exist.

Take, for example, a blurb in today’s Washington Post about the discovery of 200 sewing needles in the body of a 2-year-old boy. The brief failed to reveal how the needles got there or what prompted the probe that lead to their discovery.

Nonetheless, the idea of sewing needs stuck every which way in your body is bizarre. Thank God doctors said they’d be able to remove most of them.

I also can’t get over the two Northwest Airlines pilot who were completely oblivious that they had overshot the Minneapolis airport by 100 miles. What were they thinking?

How bad movies get made and bad books get published also continue to astound me as well as common sense that’s trumped by guys who can’t keep their dick in their pants. I guess I’m sounding like my mother.

But the affairs of your organs rarely become affairs of the heart that last like an eternal flame.

Then there is Time magazine’s decision to name Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke as “Person of the Year” for 2009.

What were they thinking?

While the lasting impact of his decisions as Fed chairman catapulted him into first place, I think that the editors should have chosen the American people as “Persons of the Year” for 2009.

Surely, the decisions of this government—and let’s not leave out the Bush administration—will have a lasting impact on the future of Americans.

While many of us will continue to work past retirement and be forced to forgo a villa for a van, you can bet Bernanke will close out his reign with publishing houses clamoring for his autobiography and speaking engagement requests filling his inbox.

But life will continue to recycle stories that teeter on  bizarre and unfairness whether we like it or not.

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