Big news out of the Armpit of New England, with USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) being christened yesterday at Electric Boat in Groton. I'm willing to bet she looks a lot different than she did when Memphis was at that yard; then, she was still in pieces and nowhere near functional. I'm particularly impressed that EB delivered New Hampshire ahead of schedule and under budget, delivering both additional protection and savings to the American taxpayer.
The Celtics have completed the restoration of their glory by winning the NBA championship. The Hall of Fame cases of all three of their major stars receive a significant boost. It's also now certain that the Giants did the city of Boston a major service this past February 3; had the Patriots won the Super Bowl, it would have been three championships in eight months for Beantown. The city could have gone bankrupt playing for all those parades, or possibly had a collective meltdown from inability to process all the recent success.
Anyone who has read tfo over the last two months or so might have picked up on the fact that I cannot stand Amy Winehouse. I know it's mean, but I couldn't help but laugh when I read that she has lung damage and emphysema...from smoking crack and cigarettes! I don't wish such ailments on her or anyone else. But if I relied almost exclusively on my voice to make a living, I'd probably go to great lengths to protect that voice. From what I read in the CNN article, the best course would be to follow every last piece of advice her father has given - stop smoking (everything), keep performing, and ditch the druggie friends. What Mr. Winehouse didn't say is that doing so may also necessitate a divorce, as more often than not, Amy's husband has been her partner in crime - literally, in many cases.