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Counter Protests: Croatian police arrest 44 flag burners.
Indicting: GOP Congressman charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, extortion, and insurance fraud!
Debating: Clinton all but concedes.
Hamstring: Pakistani opposition parties outmaneuver Musharraf.
Six Hundred: Starbucks layoffs.
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Chopper: State cited for employee sliced by helicopter blades.
Stabber: In Greenwood.
Digger: School district to bury 230 cases of bad beef.
Developer: Appealing Denny’s landmark decision.
Passenger Jet in Venezuela: “The aircraft is practically pulverized.”
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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer: World’s smallest therapy dog.
Open the Floodgates, Valve: Here comes Portal 2.
Microsoft: Our shitty code, let us show you it.
From Popularity Plus: Good Manners for Young Moderns, by Sally Simpson. Copyright 1947.
THE WHY OF PETTING
Why is petting so prevalent? No use shutting your eyes to the fact that it is.
Petting can mean anything from a few kisses in a parked car to serious delinquency—according to the definition you subscribe to. Let’s discuss the serious type.
Case histories of delinquents show that heavy or promiscuous petting is more likely due to a feeling of insecurity or a yearning for popularity. Yes, a boy or a girl may go on a petting bender when he or she feels uneasy or unhappy.
Unglamorous, unpopular teeners often get the idea that petting is the Open Sesame to success. Actually the opposite is true. The easy-loving lass broadcasts the fact that she is unsure of her charm and desirability.
Popular boys and girls seldom rely on petting routines. They’re too busy with other activities and interests.