Archive for Friday, December 22, 2006

Healthy contest

December 22, 2006


To the editor:

Even though historians now claim that the phrase "there's a sucker born every minute" is not attributable to P.T. Barnum, it came to mind while reading about the beauty pageant in Lawrence over the weekend. As the founder of the modern-day beauty pageant, Barnum would have enjoyed the comment made by the organizer of this event, when he claimed that, "The swimsuit competition stresses health, which is important because the No. 1 killer of women older than age 25 is heart disease." Step right this way, ladies and gentlemen, and for a mere $25, you'll be able to see how skimpily dressed women have been able to avoid this dreaded disease.

Ray Finch,



just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 6 months ago

"there's a sucker born every minute"

Whoever said it, he was clearly talking about you, rednek.

Kelly Powell 11 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, it's horrible how men force women into this....You can see the whip marks on their back after they have been flogged onto the stage against their will.....

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