Ethan Switch - Thursday, 19 May 2005
Coming all over the extremely recent news of Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis, the return thrust and throbbing of the male ego began in covert earnest across a few different media articles.
Shakey Iraqi talks and negotiations continue a wobbling pace over Australian hostage Douglas Wood. Muslim cleric, Sheik Taj el-Din Al Hilaly, recently spoke with the contractor about teasing out his life and situation. Though ordinarily rendered as a surname, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation chose to run with the title, Sheikh speaks with 'Wood'.
A delightful use of quotation marks if ever seen of late. Reading beyond the headline reveals the particular situation. But the spirit of attention is already marked.
With the official master design of the new Freedom Tower on hold, Donald Trump unveiled his vision and plans for what should rest over the site of Ground Zero.
Over the area of the original World Trade Centre, two erections in the vein of the previously standing Twin Towers. Slightly larger and taller than the previous incarnations and a proud statement flying in the face of would-be terrorists looking for a sequel.
Rounding out the morning glory, the eventual rescue of Ricardo Sirutis, Chief of the South American arm of Pfizer. The pharmaceutical company famous for bringing a blue pill to raise the expectations of impotent men the rich world over.
The 47-year-old was without food or water for ten days all while suffering the indignity of Moreton Island, off Brisbane. Officials now want to speak with Sirutis to learn more about his stunning survival and just how it was possible to stave of a flaccid death for so long.
All this on the link between Kylie Minogue and prostate cancer through the diagnosis in her father some years before. Only coming back up again in the spotlight thanks to her battle.