February 18, 2009

And Sometimes, Nobody Cares...

The current righteous indignation over a 13-year-old English lad becoming a father with his 15-year-old girlfriend (or, maybe not. Apparently Girlfriend sleeps around and there is a queue of other teens patiently awaiting their paternity tests) has swept other stuff right off the pages of most prominent papers. Thank gawd for the Daily Mail for not letting this one disappear under the rug.

Robin Bee Gee (okay, Gibb, but admit it, that's the name you picture, if you picture him at all, in a white suit) has had a kid ('Snow Robin' - really. 'Snow Robin') with his housekeeper, who is half his age. His age is 59, and none of this would matter except his wife is a little miffed.

Dunno why. They have an open marriage apparently, and she's known of his 8 year affair forever. And she herself is described as bisexual former druid priestess. I had to read that line twice. It cracked me up. They have a grown son (also named Robin - your confusion is understandable) who is not quoted on his parent's charades. I mean, consider the upside for him: how could you possibly disappoint your parents when they do this kind of crap to themselves?

But now Wife Gibb is severely pissed. She's ordered the housekeeper and baby tossed out of her house - seems most uncharitable of a bisexual former druid priestess, if you ask me. Not to mention her turns as a poet, playwright and former lover of a pornographic film director. When did she have the time to notice her husband had a kid with someone else? How do you mend a broken heart?

The guy, Robin Bee Gee, looks like a wrung out ShamWow now. And yes, thanks to Santa, we have our own ShamWows, so I know what they look like.

But this story is getting no play, not with a barely- teen (who looks barely 9) lamenting that he'll try to be a good dad when he gets home from school each day.

Seems to me the media have this back-assed. Step away from the trainwreck of children having children, and toss your spotlight on those who choose to live in the public eye. And the rest of us can not bother with the lot of them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should she turn the housekeeper and baby out? They'd be handy for a sacrifice or two...
The thirteen year old Papa must have been listening to too many Barry White records. Or Luther Vandrosss or Lather Vendors...

February 18, 2009 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a ShamWow????

February 19, 2009 12:45 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Arlene, Arlene, Arlene...

February 19, 2009 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see. I call it a rag. Have a whole chest of drawers full of them. Didn't know they were worth $10 each. Have I got a deal for you!

February 19, 2009 4:30 PM  

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