Friday, February 09, 2007
Normally I don't do a lot of posts about current events since they're not usually sci-fi related. But you gotta admit this has been a mighty strange week in the news. First we had Lisa Nowak, who has to be a brilliant woman to have been an astronaut, completely go off the deep end. And now Anna Nicole Smith. Okay, her death wasn't a surprise at all. But I just turned on the news and this is getting even more surreal-- if that's even possible. You want to know what the latest "news" on this whole deal is? Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband is now claiming that he is the father of Anna Nicole's infant daughter. Say what? Prince Frederick von Anhalt, Gabor's husband, at 59 is quite a bit younger than Gabor who is 90. That's right, 90. But really, where the heck did this come from? He claims that he and Anna Nicole have had an off-and-on affair for years and that he may be the father of the baby. Good Lord. Do you think Anna Nicole was even aware of this? Okay, that might have been a cheap shot. But really, this is so bizarre. I keep expecting Rod Serling to enter the room and say....... For your consideration.... The story of a talentless woman who nonetheless became quite famous for her incoherent babbling. She inexplicably rose to fame and wealth through strange marriages and a reality show no one ever admitted to watching. Through a haze of drugs and big hair she conceived a child by a man she could not later identify. And now she is abruptly dead, though her legacy lives on in a child who may inherit vast wealth. And now, in the Twilight Zone, we watch as men we never knew existed step forward to lay claim to the dubious honor of having fathered a child with a woman who had the brain of an eggplant.