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State of the culture

Whole new world

We all know about Dear John letters. Now we have the Dear John Facebook post:

A Brooklyn woman scored a judge’s approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.

In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.

Uncoupled and unhinged

I think this, from a Washington Post story about the impending divorced of Gwyenth Paltrow and Christ Martin, is my favorite sentence of the year so far:


Save the pretty women!

One more reason (besides all the obvious ones) to hope we don't enter into a war anytime soon -- we won't be prepared to fight it because the yahoos who run the Army seem determined to wreck the institution:


What's your excuse now?

So, the girls don't all get prettier at closing time:

You're going to have to come up with a better excuse for sleeping with that person whom you wish you'd never met.

It seems that the old "beer goggles" excuse just won't work.

Get word to Hallmark

Today's "funny old world" entry:

France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage.