If you haven’t figured it out yet, I work in the news biz. Every day we see all sorts of stories and every day I have some reactions or just want to share them with people. I couldn’t resist the urge today with so many interesting stories from this morning.
The Associated Press sent down an URGENT about Zimbabwe dropping 10 zeros from its currency. The government is turning 10 billion dollars into one. How about that? Just last week, the government there introduced a 100 billion-dollar note. Here’s the best part, it’s not even enough to buy a loaf of bread. Can you imagine the poor children who have to do simple math and figure out what it cost to buy milk? I understand their culture and way of life isn’t the same as ours but can you imagine a 35 trillion-dollar trip to the grocery store? Apparently, the inflated cost of everything is making the country’s calculators and computers implode. I’m going to have a 3 trillion dollar bowl of Golden Grahams right now.
In other news, Kevin Costner is out on the media circuit promoting his new movie, “Swing Vote.” I’m admittedly not a big movie fan. I’ve never seen “Dances With Wolves,” “The Bodyguard,” or “Tin Cup”. I wanted to find out more about the actor so I did a wikipedia search after Diane Sawyer blushed through the interview with him.
Apparently, he married his college sweetheart in 1975, had three children with her, then split up 16 years later. He’s since married a German model. But it got me wondering, would he and his first wife still be together today if it weren’t for his fame and fortune. I don’t begrudge him his accomplishments but if the couple were just your average everyday husband and wife with three kids would they have split up? I’d argue fame changes people. For the record, I know nothing else about his first marriage but that thought popped into my head.
In other news, Cheech & Chong are getting back together after years of being apart. They’ve apparently buried the creative differences they had in the past and are going to tour. Can they survive on the dope (and I don’t mean fly) humor they made famous in the 70’s while they’re in their 60’s? Live Nation thinks so!
Speaking of needing junk food, a Missouri woman thinks she’s found a sign from God in a Cheetos bag. Her friends believe it looks like a mini orange sculpture of Jesus on the cross. She’s nicknamed the edible religious symbol “Cheesus.” I say “Whatever” Take a look for yourself and see what you think.
Finally, Miley Cyrus strikes back after “I Kissed A Girl’s” Katy Perry suggested she and the Disney tween star kiss on this Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards. Cyrus issued a quick retort saying “She sang on my record. So I think she’s kind of getting back at me, because she was doing harmonies and backgrounds.” Boo-yah! I guess she’s just being Miley.