File this under, I can’t believe it. The man who was thought to be the world’s oldest living man has been found – dead – in his home in Toyko, according to a story on Road Runner News. Apparently, his family didn’t want anyone to know that he was dead. Police had to force their way into the home. They found his remains covered with a blanket in his bedroom. Gross.
In other news, Anne Rice – the writer of all those Vampire stories – has decided that she no longer wants to be Christian. In a story (again on Road Runner News), she is quoted as saying “In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control”. Personally, I think Ms Rice is missing the point. Just because a church stands on those principles, it doesn’t mean that Jesus Christ Himself stood on those principals. If I were her, I would work to change the out-dated ideas of the small minded so-called Christians. But, I’m not her. It’s her life, her religion and her soul.
File this under, why do I even care. Snooki, one of those loons on “Jersey Shore”, is taking on President Obama. She is boycotting the tanning salons because of the new tax on indoor tanning put in place as of July 1, 2010. According to the article on Politico, Snooki was quoted as saying, “I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan”. The article didn’t quote President Obama’s response, but I’m sure he has better things to worry about than if a reality TV star tans or not. But, that’s just me.
According to a story on Kid’s Health, Indoor tanning can lead to a higher risk of cancer. So, personally, I think Snooki (what the hell kind of name is Snooki anyway?) should send President Obama a thank you note. The imposed 10% tax that is preventing her from indoor tanning may just prevent her from getting cancer. At the very least, when she’s fifty, she won’t end up looking like a worn out leather handbag. (We’ve all seen those women, haven’t we?)