An Ancient American Tradition Since 1972 [FIXED WITH LINK!]
A twofer from Will Collier, who emailed me over the weekend to say:
Here's a vote for the most unintentionally (I have to assume) funny headline of the new year:
Presidents Gephart, Harkin, Robertson and Huckabee were unavailable for comment...
Insert rimshot here.
And then the lovely and talented and occasionally lifesaving Beth Collier was on WSB-TV in Atlanta, talking about her hospital work with children. It's fascinating stuff, and that's coming from somebody who -- before getting the facts -- would have agreed with Will on this bit:
While driving my wife-to-be to dinner on our first date not quite ten years ago, I asked her what her job was. I knew she worked at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (since mutual friends who also worked there had set us up), but I couldn't remember what exactly she did at the hospital.
"Music Therapy," she replied. My inner crusty engineer kicked in, and I immediately thought (but fortunately didn't say aloud), "That's pretty fru-fru."
Turns out, she does some pretty amazing stuff. Catch the WSB video at the link.