Kylie Minogue. We do not know a lot about this young lady but we are wagering that her name ranks highly on search engine quests. Therefore, in our ongoing pursuit of ratings, we toss her name into the hopper to determine if she scores as well with 'surfers' as did Jennifer Lopez and Brittney Spears.
Meanwhile, our battle with spell-check continues. It does not recognize Ms. Minogue at all, nor does it approve of the way Ms. Spears spells her first name. Curiously, it does seem to have an infatuation with Ms. Lopez, approving the spellings of both her first and last names.
While we are on our spell-check rant, we might add that it does not acknowledge the existence of the sport of rugby. Needless to say, in rugby-mad New Zealand, this is a sacrilege. Indeed, we have a suggestion for the nameless, faceless Mr. or Ms. Spell-Check. (Let us assume for the sake of sentence structure, that it is a he.) We would like to cordially invite Mr. Spell-Check to visit New Zealand, Australia, England, or any number of other countries and find an athletic field upon which are gathered thirty or so individuals engaged in an athletic contest involving a ball that rather resembles an American football. We would then like Mr. Spell-Check to stride purposefully forth onto said field and inform the participants that, in his expert opinion, the sport in which they are engaged does not exist. We would suggest too that as soon as Mr. Spell-Check has issued this declaration, he run like hell. We understand from what we have heard that rugby players would not be at all averse to creation of a new sport, say something involving the tossing and kicking of a Mr. Spell-Check all around the field.
In a related vein, the national selectors for New Zealand's All Blacks chose one Brad Thorn for the team only to have him return his jersey and say, "thanks but no thanks." Then he returned to Australia where he had been playing prior to this year.
Let us think of an appropriate analogy. A priest in the Catholic Church is in line to become a bishop and decides, "nah. I think I'll get married."
It is along that line. It is George W. turning his back on Big Oil. It is Osama bin Laden announcing to his followers that he has been wrong in his stated opinions and beliefs and has decided to convert to Buddhism. It is that sort of thing.