The Who2 Blog March 2008
Dith Pran, the Cambodian journalist who survived the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and whose story was told in the book and movie The Killing Fields, has died at age 65. The cause was pancreatic cancer.
Besides the obituary linked above, The New York Times coverage includes one of their "Last Word" videos of Pran, propped up on pillows, telling his story one more time.
What to call Clinton if he becomes the nation's first male First Lady? He himself has the best idea so far: "My Scottish friends suggested 'First Laddy.'"Read More »
Wait... Julie Stiles is only 27 today?
That means she was just 21 when she played a CIA operative in The Bourne Identity in 2002?
Surprising. Of course, only in Hollywood could crucial national security issues be put in the hands of a callow 21-year-old who... oh, wait.
Lovely, warmhearted George Vecsey column today about Bob Sheppard, the Yankee Stadium announcer since 1951.
Sheppard is cagey about his age, but Vecsey notes that he played football at St. John's from 1928-32. (Wikipedia claims Sheppard was born in 1910.) Still, he just signed a two-year contract with the Yanks.
"Choosing from the parachutes he had was like choosing whether to take a Cadillac or a Volkswagen to California... The one he didn't use was padded and very good. The one he used would cut you in the crotch area when the parachute opened. It would have worked, but it wasn't the best choice."
Skydiving instructor Earl Cossey, who packed the parachutes used by D.B.Read More »