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Fasten your seatbelts

With the fall of two more US banks, Wall Street is in panic mode today. You don’t hear a lot of “All About Eve” quotes on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange (it’s why I avoid the place!) but, as Bette Davis famously said, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night!” 

Paul McCartney is refuting a biographer’s claim that John Lennon fantasized about sleeping with his fellow Beatle: “I don't think (the gay claims) are true. John never ever tried anything, I slept with him a million times.” What Paul won’t discuss, however, are the nights he had to beat Ringo away with a stick.

Blah blah Sarah Palin blah! The non-stop focus on the US Republican VP nominee (my bad!) is distracting everyone from what an incredible liar John McCain is (even “The View” ladies noticed!) but hopefully, three 'nails in the coffin' this weekend should put an end to Palin’s sudden and bizarre popularity:
1)  A devastating profile of her governing style (like I said, Bush in lipstick!) in the New York Times
2)  Good turn-outs at protests in Alaska against Palin and her anti-gay church
3)  And, best of all, lookalike Tina Fey returning to “Saturday Night Live” to deliver a killer parody (complete with Amy Poehler’s merciless take on Hillary Clinton)!

“Heroes” and “Star Trek” actor George Takei married his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman, in a lovely Buddhist ceremony in California. Journalists readily used clichéd phrases “live long and prosper” and “to boldly go where no man has gone before” because any jokes about a pon farr honeymoon would out them as massive nerds.  Oh, wait. Damn!