Saturday, August 2, 2008

A headline I always wanted to write

Just suppose.

Suppose that a man who once served as President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff moved next door to one of the co-stars of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

And suppose that one day, the former chief of staff bought a pet: a long, dark antelope with a long head, a beard and mane, and a sloping back.

And suppose that this pet turned out to be rather noisy.

And suppose that the pet's noise irritated the movie star next door.

And suppose that the movie star filed a lawsuit against the former chief of staff, claiming not only that the pet was a problem, but that the former chief of staff was aware that the pet would be a problem when he bought the animal.

Then the headline could be:


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