Thursday, August 17, 2006

and now for something completely different

Well, it's about time! We're less than a month away from the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy; gas prices continue to soar; air travel is scary again; sectarian violence in Iraq is on the rise and the cease fire in Lebannon hangs by a thread, so what a relief that JonBenet is back in the news. Thank God we can move all that other stuff to page two and concentrate on the really important stuff: did that baby-faced John Mark Karr really kill JonBenet? He says he did but really didn't mean to - darn those fragile six-year olds!

Finally there's something in the news we can all get interested in and you don't have to remember which is Hamas and which is Hezbollah or try to explain the difference between Sunnis and Shi'ia to our confused co-workers (see, it all goes back to the succession of the Prophet and...hey, how about that JonBenet?) Plus we can all feel guilty about doubting those poor Ramseys even though Patsy will never know how sorry we truly are (but we're pretty sure she's smiling down from heaven.)

No doubt the race is on in the network newsrooms to be the first to air an hour-long special on the capture of Mr. Karr complete with a minute-by-minute rehash of the crime. I can't wait! And we still have the trial to look forward to - heck, we could be steeped in all things "JonBenet" for months to come.


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