This is an actual conversation I just had with my seven-year-old daughter Lauren:
Me [speaking to my wife]: John Edwards spent $1250 on a haircut.
Lauren: Why would he waste that many dollars on a haircut?
Me: I don’t know.
Lauren: Is he dumb?
You thought John Edwards’s $400 haircut was bad? How about John Edwards’s $1250 haircut?
I like the defense, though:
“Breaking news — John Edwards got some expensive haircuts and probably didn’t pay enough attention to the bills,” said spokeswoman Colleen Murray. “He didn’t lie about weapons of mass destruction or spring Scooter Libby; he just got some expensive haircuts.”
I’m going to have to remember that one with the wife. “Breaking news, honey: I got an electric guitar that cost a month’s salary — but I didn’t lie about weapons of mass destruction!” Or I could try it at work. “Breaking news, boss. I told the judge it was okay to let the murderer out on $200 bail. But I didn’t spring Scooter Libby!”
Here are the winners of this week’s caption contest. The photo in question:
It’s a tie between these two:
OK, at the press conference, I’m going to hold your head right here, and say “Who can blame me?” — Cobb
Say hello to my little friend! — Jeremy Spencer
And this is what I told Rocky to do if his wife takes the car again. — JRM
And because I’m partial to my own:
In other words, at least twice the size of Fabian’s.
And that’s just the width!
Yes, we’re all juveniles around here. Did we ever pretend otherwise?