The morning after

I had a dream that gasoline fell to around $1.78.

Clearly this was not true. I didn’t even look this morning, but I assume it’s still in the neighborhood of the $3.14 I choked on yesterday. Certainly there was no dancing in the newsroom this morning, no breathless reporting on the radio.

What I did hear on the radio was a bizarre nugget turning the irrelevant even more frivolous. A few stations recount “American Idol” each morning after, and of course since Flint’s baby girl got the boot they’re in overdrive.

One took its banter even farther, though, adding astrology to the mix. Apparently the next several minutes were to be spent using the remaining contestants’ zodiac signs to predict their odds of winning.

Not my few minutes. Click.

This post originally appeared on ourMidland.com, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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