Monthly Archive: May 2007

‘Right Said Fred’

He hasn’t formally, formally announced his candidacy, but Republican actor-politician Fred Thompson has dropped enough hints that we’ve added him to our list of Candidates 2008.USA Today says that Thompson will announce his run on July 4th. There’s something symbolic about that date, apparently.

Born in 1917

Amazing but true: President John F. Kennedy would be 90 years old today.A few others born in 1917 who are still alive now: actor Ernest Borgnine, singer Lena Horne, and sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke.

The Japanese Way?

You might have thought that committing suicide in disgrace was just an old cliche about Japan, but the practice seems to be alive and well. So to speak.

Ohno Wins Big

Apolo Anton Ohno skated to a new title last night: king of the TV ballroom dancers.

Wally Schirra, ‘Gotcha’ Astronaut

Wally Schirra, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen by NASA, died Thursday of a heart attack at age 84. His family reported that he died at a hospital in La Jolla, California.

Brown’s Long Wait

It appears that Gordon Brown is about to realize his decades-long dream and become prime mininster of the United Kingdom. Tony Blair has held the office for 10 years, but hinted strongly this week that he would step down soon.