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Palaver

By | July 27th 2011 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

 Even though Tiger Woods is now in free fall, and even falling out with his longtime caddy and girls he once ‘knew’ not offering him solace, did you know Woods is quarter Chinese, a quarter Thai, a quarter African American, one eighth Native American, and one eighth Dutch? He refers to his ethnic make-up as ‘calabinasian’ — coined from Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and Asian. And did you also know that Jennifer Aniston was born Jennifer Anastassakis, Marilyn Monroe was Norma Jean Mortenson, Whoopi Goldberg was Caryn Elaine Johnson, and Tom Cruise as Thomas Mapother IV and Kirk Douglas was tongue-twister Issur Danielovitch Demsky?

 

And speaking of names, a mystery man arrested more than three weeks ago for trespass is imprisoned in Utah, USA, but police have yet to determine his identity. He refuses to tell them his name. Even his fingerprints have come up with nothing. And police have not circulated his photo yet, but he is a guest of the state with all rights, food, cell and bed privilleges.

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Oslo Butcher and self-styled saviour of Christendom, Anders Behring Breivik, found little space to gloat as a judge denied him the publicity he craves and heard him in camera. He also denied him a chance to soil another police uniform. The self-confessed mass killer now claims he did not act alone! Now, thousands of Facebook users are mobilising to ensure he does not get propagate his radical views and surly the memory of his 68 victims. Enough said.

 

Last Sunday, when New York became the sixth and largest state to recognise same-sex weddings, hundreds of same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses. Gay rights advocates are hoping for the eventual legalisation of gay marriage nationwide, making short shrift of the “Marriage is to be between a Man and a Woman” in the Bible’s Genesis 2:23-24.

 

And finally...

 Pssst, Psssst...Yes, you Prof Lumumba. Noticed anyone lurking around your corridors lately, lugging a bag of returnee cash, a sheaf of title deeds and two log books, complete with face mask? No? Thought as much. Can’t rely on these Kenyan lootmasters.


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