August 27, 2002
Mo has funny little gaps in her pop-culture knowledge. For a while she thought it was Paul Simon who was in the Beatles, not Paul McCartney. Just lately she was watching What's Love Got To Do With It, (the story of Ike and Tina Turner,) and she was kind of thinking that Ike was the guy who would later go on to own Turner Broadcasting. (I wondered if by extension she thought Ike would go on to marry Jane Fonda, own the Atlanta Braves, and help save the UN, but I don't think her knowledge of Ted went that far.)
Then again it took me years to be able to pick out Kevin Bacon from a police lineup. (Needless to say, I'm pretty bad at that "6 Degrees" game.)
Medical Study of the Moment
Internet Addiction May Be Form of Stress Management. Yeah, that's why I can't stop clicking!
Article of the Moment
Salon had The Essential Worker's Lament, by one of the survivors at a bankrupt telecommunications company. Reads like a slice of Douglas Coupland.
Quote of the Moment
"I've had a pretty good lesson in human nature. It's more important to try to surround yourself with people who can give you a little happiness, because you only pass through this life once, Jack. You don't come back for an encore."