Lloyd Groves writes in today’s NY Daily News that he’s done, absoutely, positively, shilling for Paris Hilton. He chronicles her shameless selfish self-absorbed life, shooting daggers like a paltry $12 tip on a $300 room service meal, and cutting to the front of a twisted and long ladie’s room line at a club. And that after performing with Sean Combs in an effort to promote Vote or Die, she didn’t even bother to register nor vote. Shameless hussy! And the Arkansas family she stayed with when she made her cringe-worthy reality TV show? She changed her phone number so they can’t reach her any more. I hope that what comes around really does come around but don’t count on it.
The New York Times is always so full of great stuff it’s almost impossible to finish. My partner Cindy is always surprised when I’m still reading Wednesday’s issue on Thursday morning. In that edition, there was a story about the Mongolian reindeer herders trying to keep their herdsd alive. Inbreeding and other factors have reduced the herd, and what the natives really wanted were waterproof journals so that they could keep records of how each female was doing. Along come western researchers with boxes of waterproof notebooks and a plan to test DNA of the reindeer to help keep the healthiest ones propagating via artificial insemination. Glad somebody is helping out up there in Mongolia. Lauryn Axelrod took some wonderful photos of Mongolia in her GoNOMAD article from her around the world trip.