Monday, June 26, 2006

On The Wires

Here's an interesting nugget: A new study is linking birth order to homosexuality. Apparently a man is more likely to be gay if he has several older brothers. When recalling my years of watching Nick at Night, I never really thought Chip Douglas of My Three Sons was gay. I don't know how much I buy into this philosophy...


Big Blue Blood and I were talking about this next one:
How would you feel if your father gave away his millions (or in this case, billions) to charity instead of passing the buck(s) on to you? Warren Buffett just signed away 30 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates charitable foundation, extolling the virtues of charitable giving instead of hefty inheritances.

Buffett says children of rich parents don't learn the value of hard work and saving money. So what does that mean? Kids born with a silver spoon become lady, good-for-nothing party kids who hang out on the beach with their surf boards and margaritas?

Wait, that sounds like another Buffett.


Speaking of inheritances, Anna Nicole Smith can start picking out her tricked out double wide and a nice set of grills. E. Pierce Marshall has died. His name may not ring a bell for you, but it's one ANS is quite familiar with. Mr. Marshall is Anna Nicole's dead husband's son, and the same dude who has fought her tooth and nail over daddy's millions. His death was eclipsed by Aaron Spelling's passing last week, and only revealed this week.

Now maybe Anna Nicole can cash her check, bury the hatchet with Bobby Trendy and bring back all that fabulous, luxurious pink crap to decorate her humbly trashy abode.


I am sure people in Lexington are devastated by the news that Kevin Richardson is dropping out of the Backstreet Boys. I know I, for one, have been dying to hear what the Estill County native was going to turn out along with his cousin Bryan Littrell (of Lexington) and the rest of the Backstreet gang. Seriously. I don't even know why this story made the front of the Google News page... I thought Backstreet took the dusty, bumpy road to Hasbeenland. Oh well.

Now you know.


Denae said...

I hate to be glad for someone's death but Anna Nicole was rightful heir to that money! The 86 y/o dude was a perv and bugged her for years until she agreed to marry him. He also PROMISED to take care of her for the rest of her life if they got hitched. She's crazy but deserves the dough.

Kate The Great said...

D-Money, what is up?!!

Yeah, ANS is cashing in legally, but I think it's kind of shady. I don't know. Married or not, she's a tart and I would be super bummed if some ho swindled my dad out of all his cash and left me without my dope inheritance.

At least I can count on two things: My dad is never going to marry some ho, and I'm never going to have a dope inheritance.

Micah said...

Well, when your mom dies, you may get a dope inheritance. (sorry - it was impossible not to go there)

My (older) brother e-mailed me that homosexuality story today. And he laughed and laughed...

Kate The Great said...

Micah, what a fabulous memory you have. Yes, my mom has been the butt of many a joke because of that story. Our family refuses to let her down. The most recent detail I just learned - apparently she screwed herself and my dad out of health insurance coverage b/c she was honest about her single indescretion with an agent interviewing them.

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be honest, at least honest to a fault.