Tales of children in the news…

First, US Magazine (among others) is insinu-reporting that 14-year-old Ali Lohan, daughter of media whore Dina Lohan and sister of sorta-out Lindsay Lohan (not that there’s anything wrong with that) — may have had breast implants done.  Repeating… she’s fourteen.  It should be noted that young Ali “accidentally” auditioned for a porn producer on Dina’s “reality” show.  Accident, my *.

On the other end of the extreme — teens who don’t look like teens — I’d like to congratulate the United States girls/women’s gymnastics team for being the top legitimate team in their competition.  Seems the official thieves winners from the PRC got caught with their press releases hanging out.  In releases that have now disappeared, Xinhua News Agency (the “independent” *cough* PRC news machine) noted achievements by two of the team members, and noted their ages as 13 and 14.  That’d be earlier this year.  The problem?  The international gymnastics governing body has set a 16-year-old age limit for these games.  So the Chinese… cheated.  Surprised?  Not me.  Not at these Games.  The same PRC that had an Opening Ceremonies song lip-synched because the actual singer wasn’t pretty enough and that used CGI fireworks (complete with a Windows “blue screen of death”, according to some sources) would certainly forge passports so they could win an Olympic gold in a marquee event.

Meanwhile, congratulations to an actual adult person.  23-year-old Michael Phelps has smashed every record in his way… he’s already the most decorated career Olympian, and is one good weekend away from winning more gold medals in one Games than anyone else.  I hope he does, if only because I heard Mark Spitz’ bitter interview with Richmond’s ESPN Radio.  His time has passed.  Best of luck to Michael Phelps, someone who seems to be enjoying the whole process.

As for me… life is what it is.  I’ll see you on the radio this weekend. 🙂


Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, slightly less occasional improv player/ref/tech, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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