Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Semper Fubar

After being sucked into reading Steve Harvey's column in the LATimes by this line:

For your Only-in-Malibu sub-file, Nanci Vernon read in the Malibu Chronicle that a local urgent-care center has a botox specialist.

I found the following:

Something strange going on: A while back I mentioned that Brooklyn-born Eddie Raheb of Arcadia received a letter from the U.S. Marine Corps offering to transform him into an "elite warrior" - the only problem being that Raheb is 78. The Marines wanted to make use of his Arabic-language skills. Raheb had no idea how the Marines knew about his Arabic-language skills.

Since then, I've heard from Donna Attallah of Long Beach, who wrote: "My husband received the same letter recently - and he celebrated his 96th birthday in August!"

And an 81-year-old woman and her 80-year-old sister say they got the same letters.

I wonder if the names might be crack intelligence passed on to the Marine Corps from the Department of Homeland Security.

This is getting serious! If they're desperate enough to come after us old farts for other reasons, I'm probably OK because my knowledge of radios is pretty dated, but if they show up here I'm gonna snitch off a friend of mine in New York who knows how to glom onto expeditionary airfields!

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