1) The only consequence of the death today of former Yugoslav leader and unholy demon Slobodan Milosevic that I care about is the possible (hopeful) full withdrawal of our 1,700 troops from Kosovo as part of a 16,000-troop delegation to keep the Serbs and Albanians from slaughtering each other, a result of the inflaming of ethnic hatred in that area years ago for which Milosevic is primarily responsible. His demise in a jail cell is, for me, a perfectly appropriate sendoff.
I just remember how gorgeous Sarajevo looked for the 1984 Olympics, and then I remember how horrific it looked later as a result of Milosevic's war. That alone is justification for his fate.
2) Mama mia, how could I have missed this one? Someone start playing taps for the political career of Prime Minister Jesus, OK?
3) Did anyone pay attention to this story also? I mean, the scandal this guy was involved in was a big deal in the UK in the early 60s - ancient history, I know - and ended up being made into that movie with Sir Ian McKellen, John Hurt, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, and that guy from Fine Young Cannibals.
4) So now, with the closing of the Strawbridge's at 8th and Market streets in Philadelphia, what will happen to The Boar? What will happen to The Crystal Tea Room and Dickens Village? Will they all go the way of Veterans Stadium, The Ripley nightclub and Horn and Hardart's?