So I click on CNN.com this morning to check the headlines and see what there is to make fun of. Wow. Some pretty serious stories today. The US is deploying ABM hardware to Japan, just in case Kim Jong Il goes completely bugnuts bugnuttier and tries to launch some of his new toys. Israel is sweating the whereabouts of a kidnapped IDF troopie. The Democrats are howling over a leaked troop drawdown report for Iraq. The U.S. is projected to be crammed with 300 million people by this fall, 290 million of which will no doubt continue to confuse prime-time TeeVee with "entertainment". Some scrote dragged a New York state trooper behind his ATV and got smoked for it. The Mid-Atlantic states, jealous of the Gulf Coast hogging all the natural disasters, decided to go and get flooded themselves. On the financial front, Chrysler is pondering how to replace one of its most successful models ever, while Warren Buffett found thirty seven billion dollars in an old pair of jeans he hadn't worn in a while, and dumped it in the glass jar on Bill Gates' shop counter.
But... right up there with these other earth-shattering news stories is the biggie: Kevin Richardson is leaving the Backstreet Boys.
God, how could I ever have struggled through my day without knowing that factoid?