Saturday, December 22, 2007

Golden Globes And Mistletoe

"Well, they’ve gone and decided to do it: the WGA will picket the Golden Globes.

A spokesman for the Guild confirmed on Tuesday, just a day after it was announced that a waiver for Golden Globes writers would not be forthcoming, that the group will indeed picket the awards ceremony on January 13. This is assuming the strike is still going on by then – but does anyone really think it won’t be at this point? The upshot of this is that many celebrities due to be honored at the ceremony most likely will be no-shows since they won’t want to cross the picket line. There’s talk that security could be arranged the same way as it is for the Oscars, which requires a special pass to get anywhere near the theater, so that the picketers are relegated a few blocks away from the theater. It’ll still be a media spectacle, nevertheless."

"While it may be nice to run into your sweetie under the mistletoe, this traditional holiday plant can be potentially toxic to our animal companions.

Found throughout the United States, American mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant that lives off a variety of different tree species. If ingested in large enough quantities, mistletoe can potentially produce gastrointestinal irritation, excessive thirst and urination, a drop in blood pressure and heart rate, seizures, coma and even death in pets."

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