Friday, May 29, 2009
6783: American History And Histrionics.
Comic stripping in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Archie proposed to Veronica, dissing long-time girlfriend Betty. The spurned blonde cried, “I am so sad, I don’t even know what to say.” Jughead is probably making a move for some comic-book comfort sex.
• American Airlines will start going “cashless” on domestic flights, accepting credit and debit cards only for in-flight purchases. How can a business refuse to accept cash? At this point, you’d think the airline industry would be open to accepting livestock for services.
• Adios, Jose. A new Pew study shows the top Latino name for U.S. newborns has been declining in popularity over the years, possibly because of the “Americanization” of second-generation Latinos. Probably means we’ll be seeing a lot more Latino kids named Barack, LeBron and Usher.