Dressing Buffett; Marrying Clooney; Obama, Eh?


First, the business of politics. A friend was driving in Victoria, British Columbia, this weekend and saw a billboard that read: "Obama for President." In Canada. Are there enough U.S. citizens voting absentee up there to warrant a billboard? People who would ever vote for McCain in the first place? An interesting use of campaign resources. If anyone sees a "Vote for McCain" billboard in Tijuana, let me know.

Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett


Second, the business of dressing Warren Buffett. According to Celebrity News Service (which I didn't know existed until it sent me the following item), former "Sex in the City" star Kristen Davis is starting her own menswear line (menswear?), and her dream makeover project is billionaire Warren Buffett.

Davis -- according to the release -- has offered to freshen up the look of the Oracle of Omaha after learning Buffett has a hard time finding clothes he likes. Davis responds, "Warren Buffett is mainly known for his oversize, square-frame eyeglasses, which make him look like a dynamic visionary but are admittedly a bit harsh." So, what to do? Maui Jim's? Knit ties? Pashmina? No. To "soften" Buffett's look, Davis is quoted as saying, "I'll probably work with a number of new fall colors I spotted on a leaf-peeping trip to Maine last year." So, out with the gray suit, in with the brown.


Finally, the business of sex and science. George Clooney may be the sexiest man alive, but he may never settle down -- and HE CAN'T HELP IT.

A scientific study says some men are genetically incapable of being a one-woman man. Swedish researchers studied the DNA and monogamy habits of 552 sets of male twins, and those with a gene variant called "the 334 version of the AVPR1A gene" were either less likely to be happily married, or less likely to be married at all.

"This is the first time a specific gene variant has been associated with how men bond to their partners," says lead research Hasse Walum. The researchers say the gene variant may be carried by 40 percent of men, and it could affect the way they process the hormone vasopressin -- which apparently helps you attach emotionally to others.

But one scientist -- a man -- says there's an upside to all this. "There is potentially an advantage if the objective is to survive and spread your genes," says Dr George Fieldman of Buckingham New University. Oh, George, you old dog.

However, a counselor -- a woman -- says it doesn't have to be this way. "Whilst this gene might create a predisposition, we are not slaves to our genes," says Paula Hall. (Whilst?)

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