May 14, 1999
BG.COM'S OTHER IT BAND. Les Sans Culottes -- who are all American -- play groovy retro Austin Powerpop ... in French. Mais c'est genial! Shagadelique!
MANDROID'S BEST FRIEND. Sony has released a new robot dog named Aibo ("companion"): Tamagotchi meets Furby meets Snoopy. It barks, it plays, it obeys. Okay, cute. Though the way I see it, if I had $2000 to spend on my own Astro, I'd have enough money (+ space, hired help, etc.) to own a ... dog.
"HIGH MILEAGE MOMS." A report based on federal transportation data analyzed by the nonprofit Surface Transportation Policy Project shows that women with children spend an average of 66 minutes a day carpooling and driving to errands (single moms, 75 minutes). The STPP is using the findings to make a case against urban sprawl. I say they should team up with the walking lobby.
AMY'S OUT. And Mary Jo is this week's poster girl for forgiveness.
LISA LING. This 25-year-old reporter, just hired for The View, fills the space Debbie Matenopulous never really occupied in the first place.
"I'M NOT MAD, I JUST HATE YOU!" (Subtitle: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict.) Wise stuff. I read it 'cause Breakup Mom told me not to.
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