Friday 26 July 2002

Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Some years ago, I was walking down Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco when I was approached by a street person. "You're Ted Turner, aren't you? Can you give me a dollar?", he said. I explained in a proper British accent that I wasn't Ted - after all, I didn't have Hanoi Jane with me. He wasn't convinced, it was getting dark, I gave him a dollar. Sadly, it now appears that Ted has lost 89% of his wealth. I hope that the street person spent my buck on drink and didn't invest in CNN, the Commie News Network.