Totally uncool me didn't even know that the new big thing in substance abuse was cupcakes. No, not as in a street name for a drug but as in the real sugary stuff that would magically appear in class for the birthday of someone who was 5 or 6.
"A heavyset man from Tennessee" is the way Al Gore was referred to on "Meet the Press" yesterday. And this unpackaged version of Gore might be the new big thing in politics. He's the un-Dr. McDreamy. Also, if he continues to handle his comeback in this smart way, Gore will also be unscripted. That will make him the un-Hillary.
It's either the dog days of August or "Dancing With the Stars" is so bad it's camp. Whatever. Today THE NEW YORK TIMES carried a major article on how Tucker Carlson is prepping himself four hours a day for his debut on the show September 12th. The best part of the article is the photo of Tucker's dancing shoes with its darling Cuban heel.
Hillary has been America's Evita. Like the real Eva Peron, Hillary Clinton started out strong. And as with Evita, there will probably be a musical about her climb to power. But, just like Eva Peron, Hillary Clinton seems to be getting tired. She looks not too chipper. Her decisions, such as supporting Ned Lamont as an end-run, seem not-Hillary-smart.
It doesn't get better than this. On August 24th, I finally found a good home for my pricey oak round dining room table and chairs. The movers agreed to bring that vestige from my materialistic past, pro bono, to an organization providing furniture to the needy.
Katie Couric passed up the $100 million 5-year contract NBC offered her to keep the status quo. Instead Katie decided to take a risk. Of course, America became America (or the America it used to be) because it was built on risk-taking. But smart Americans are smart about the risks they take.
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