Slow News Day

Lindsay spent her first night in jail, a runaway dump truck took off on its own flattening 5 parked cars, and passengers on United Flight 967 got bounced like so many toy people in a toy bus dropped onto the floor. Also, a cop went to get his picture take with the 3′-9″ porn star Bridget Powers – oops! – right in the middle of his shift. “Where was the news when I pulled someone out of a burning car last year?” he said upon tendering his resignation.  “All the good things you do, and I’m going to be remembered for one stupid decision. It just sucks.”

That must be how poor Lindsay feels this morning.

But let’s not focus on her current troubles. Let’s remember instead the time a few summers ago when she appeared with Meryl Streep, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, Lily Tomlin and the odd and tender Garrison Keillor in A Prairie Home  Companion. Here she is now  along with Naughty Woody and the rest in the trailer for that film and, under that, doing a song all on her own. Who wouldn’t wish a good outcome for this poor girl, a child still in so many ways?