<$Susan Goodwill$>

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fair and Balanced

In light of the Anna Nicole Smith ruling announced today that allows her to pursue a disputed inheritence (from oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, whom she married when Smith was 26 and J. Howard was 89)--I offer this up for balance:

Couple, 33 and 104, Reportedly Marry
2 hours, 31 minutes ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -

A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said Tuesday.
It was Muhamad Noor Che Musa's first marriage and his wife's 21st, according to The Star newspaper which cited a report in the Malay-language Harian Metro tabloid.
Muhamad, an ex-army serviceman said he found peace and a sense of belonging after meeting Wook Kundor, whom he said he initially sympathized with because she was childless, old and alone, the report said.
"I am not after her money, as she is poor," Muhamad reportedly said.

And I've been wondering, should we create a separate gender for folks like Anna Nicole? Maybe we call them media-induced-synthetics? Any other ideas?