". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ABP Challenge, Day 7 - A Profile in Philanthropy

True confession: I listened to Bill O'Reilly for about 15 minutes tonight while driving from one choir rehearsal to another. And thank goodness I did because otherwise I would have missed this critical piece of news. Seems Madonna is taking off even more of her clothes than usual these days, baring her bottom at concerts in return for audience members' loose change. What? You find stripping for money to be degrading to women? That just shows how unenlightened you are. This particular series of stripteases is for the purpose not of titillation but of charity. That dear, sweet girl is taking off her pants for no other reason than to earn money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. She has so little of her own money to give, after all, and how thoughtless it would be of her simply to set aside a portion of her concert proceeds and thereby deny her audience the joy of giving. She is all heart, that one.

Can I just say I am discovering more and more reasons not to turn on the news? 'Night, all.