a- Tim Russert died :(
God, I loved Tim Russert. Loved his shows, his passion (I still recall how excited he seemed trying to use his little white board to figure out who was gonna win the 2000 pres election), dug his book about fatherhood. Seemed like an all around decent man and a giant in his profession. As a semi-political junkie, I can tell you that am gonna miss him during this election season and certainly on election day/night. Man, what a loss. And only 58 :(
b- I didn't know Laurent from Nintendo was a man...
...now I do. Laurent just seemed like Lauren to me and we don't have many/any Laurents here in the states...it's a very uncommon name for America and so I made an assumption. My mistake.
How pathetic some folks thought I was trying to diss him by 'changing' his gender. Says more about them than me, I think.
Also, was glad to see they offered an apology. As I made clear, I'm a fan of the big N- always have been- and it's great that it seems they will continue to support their core fanbase while also making huge inroads into the mainstream.
Great weekend ya'll! And for all of us dads out there: have a great father's day!!!