Saturday, October 18, 2008

Miracles do exist

In the midst of heavy campaigning and pandering and horrifyingly huge stock market plunges (and rebounds and plunges and...well, you know the drill), WB would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the positive, uplifting events swirling around us.

At a very young-at-heart age of 82 (!), Cloris Leachman is still on Dancing with the Stars! Sure, one can easily make the case that she is certainly not the best dancer (Leachman herself would probably lead the argument on that), but one can't deny her pure entertainment value. Leachman is an absolute riot! And think of it this way: Misty May-Treanor, a gold medal Olympic athlete, recently had to drop out of the competition due to an injury. Leachman is old enough to be May-Treanor's (a mere 31) grandmother yet literally (well, sort of) danced circles around her. Age before beauty, indeed!

Do you know what's happening in the lives of Britney and Lindsay this week? Neither do we! Unless you do some heavy digging or stalking, the two troubled stars have barely made a blip on any news radar in the past few weeks; there's nary a DUI or cropped coiffure between them. Might this fall's hottest trend be turning over a new leaf? WB certainly hopes so, for the sake of the two young celebs who have definitely been through their share of scandal and ridicule.

Last week, Connecticut's Supreme Court narrowly voted to recognize same-sex marriages. The court's ruling noted that the "separate but equal" civil unions, which many argued were not actually equal, directly violated the state's constitution. This means that three states (California and Massachussettes are the others) recognize the LGBT population as full-class citizens, up from zero less than a decade ago. Perhaps our next president will take this under consideration. In the meantime, WB suggests that Home Depot stores across America prepare for this historical event by adding a bridal registry.

The world around us might not look so great right now, but as Mr. Dylan said, the times, they are a-changin'....

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