Monday, March 19, 2007

The Women's War - NY Times take.

The New York Times Sunday Magazine also published an article on the plight of women veterans. Long, but worth a look.


In a recent interview, Angelina Jolie is quoted as saying:

"I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life," Jolie told the Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper. "I have four children and caring for them is the most important thing for me at the moment. I'm very proud and happy to be their mother."

Is it just me, or perhaps, one way to help "Pax" adjust is to let the kid keep his frickin' name? I mean, he's 3 and 1/2 years old. I'm guessing he's gotten used to being called his birth name. What is the point of changing it now except for publicity's sake?

On the wonders of automobile engineering.

"I have to pee."

"But we just stopped for gas."

"That was, like, an hour and a half ago."

"But we stopped. And you could have peed then."

"I didn't have to then."

"Is that my fault?"

"Is it my fault that my bladder is not synced up to the car's odometer?"

"This is a BMW. Everything else is connected to the odometer -- there's got to be a way to get your bladder on board."