1. Being the world’s oldest human being is an achievement, I suppose. It also means you’re next to die.
2. I don’t know whether this makes a restaurant good or bad: There are no free breath mints on the courtesy table at the entrance.
3. We’ve all heard, “My Country right or wrong.” In times when we’re debating whether to bomb another country, it must be noted and reconsidered. George Orwell made the choice less obvious and more personal: “My mother drunk or sober.”
4. Mark Twain observed, Clothes make the man. He explained why: “Naked people have little or no influence in society.” But I believe today it is different for women. It seems the fewer clothes a woman can wear, the more influence she is apt to have.