SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

STOP EVERYTHING!

"Hey ... Did you hear the big news?"

Today that couple that everyone loves to call TomKat finally had their long awaited child. The always-beautiful couple of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had a daughter. The girl, named Suri, came into the world at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. Her name has its origins in Hebrew, meaning "princess, or in Persian, meaning red rose.



The news made the front page of almost every newspaper in this country, and many overseas. It's on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX NEWS, CNN and even MTV. After all, so many of us couldn't really get on with our lives without knowing that TomKat's day had finally come.

On the same day, something else really interesting happened. Today, in Africa, 30,000 children died from diseases that could have been avoided. In fact, on average, this happens every single day. That right ... Three hundred and sixty five days a year. This does not make the front page of the newspaper. Actually you won't find it on any page of the paper.



Those silly Africans! Don't they understand that their life is meaningless? We would help them if we could, but Mission Impossible 3 is coming out this week and it looks kick ass!

8 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

I have it on a good source that, the Japanese would help but they are in the middle of the worlds largest martini party.

11:26 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

they wouldn't be sick if they joined the CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY and ate placentii, damnit.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Alien said...

I like your blog
"Rock On"

12:06 AM  
Blogger miss farpa :) said...

great post, loved it.
thank you so much for you comment.*

3:39 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

peter, it's as bad as the whole katie couric thing.

and how do you have so many readers when you haven't been blogging all that long? and who knew you were five years younger than i am... hmmm

11:32 AM  
Blogger Ethel said...

It is frustrating when this sort of thing seems to take center stage. Or when you consider that more people vote for American Idol than in our elections.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

ethel ... Bo Bice is running in 08

Grumpy Alyssa ... I may be 35, but I have a nice patch of gray hair thanks to the 04 election.

I have to go drink Japanese martinis now.

11:58 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

like lichee martinis? i could use some right about now.

12:07 AM  

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