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The Gray Line Tour

By Leonard Gray / L’Observateur / November 23, 1998

It’s ironic, that a news reporter is so uninformed. My wife, however, isupset at me almost on a daily basis because of my ignorance of a lot of popular celebrities or current events. I respond, “Let Leo DiCaprio dosomething in the River Parishes and I may pay attention to him.”The latest thing to upset her was the story of that Windjammer cruise ship which was lost during Hurricane Mitch. I flat-out didn’t know about itat all until this past Sunday. I try and explain that I only grab a CNN half-hour news report once a day and if it’s not mentioned there, odds are, I’ll never hear about it.

She reads “People” every week like clockwork and, although she sees no more movies than I do (and we see pretty few), she’s much more up as to recording artists than I. Recently, we were watching a VH-1 documentaryon Madonna and my wife was astounded to learn I hadn’t heard about that singer’s last two albums. I had heard about her movie roles and some ofher public scandals and such but not of her latest music.

She’s also always amazed that I usually cannot recognize a band on the radio. Most of the time, I’ve never heard of them to know who they are,never mind recognizing them.

And I’ve yet to see “Titanic.” What’s to see? I know how it ends…

Leonard Gray is a reporter for L’Observateur

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