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Kimball Perry, NBS is Embarrassed for You

August 10, 2006 08:08 PM

Oh.  My.  God.  Please tell me the Enquirer did not just publish this.  It is Kimball Perry's article on today's thwarted terrorist attacks!!!  And it has a Tri-State Connection!!!

A Northern Kentucky mother and daughter expecting to enjoy a 10-day cruise around Great Britain instead landed at London’s Heathrow Airport today amid a terrorist scare.

“We have been through hell,” said Audrea Landrum, 67, of Independence, said from England this morning.

Hell?  We thought the terrrorist attacks were thwarted, and everyone was just subjected to massive inconvenience.  As opposed to, you know, the hell of being blown up. 

“It was scary because we didn’t know what was going on,” Landrum said.

We're guessing this is not the first time Landrum has been through hell.  Or "not known what was going on."  Nevertheless,

Landrum, normally nervous and a worrier, brushed off questions about her fear.

“Ain’t no sense being scared. We’ve got to go home somehow,” she said as she sat on the balcony of the cruise ship after just arriving from Heathrow.

“I was so tired, I really didn’t care at that point.”

Perry also said she wasn’t that worried – at first.

“It really wasn’t that bad because we didn’t know what was going on. When I found out, I was like, Oh my god,” Perry said.

Most vexing to Perry was the inconvenience.

“We’ve had the same clothes on for two days and we haven’t brushed our teeth,” she said.

Most "vexing" was the inconvenience?  Are you kidding?  Inconvenience is "vexing"?

And what's with the phrase "Landrum, normally nervous and a worrier"?  Who decribes someone like that?  In a newspaper story!

And then we got to the end.  Right after we hear all about how the daughter had a brush with fame (she saw actor Christian Slater!  And, like, was totally taller than him!), we get this disclaimer from the Enquirer:

(The subjects of this story are the mother and sister of reporter Kimball Perry)

And in tomorrow's edition, folks: Family vacation photos.  Hard hitting snapshots of a local family in pain.


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That's hilarious! I wonder that they bothered to identify the family connection - 10 years ago, they probably wouldn't have, but now too many people are watching the media, and SOMEONE would have found out.

Dr. Mabuse   ·  August 10, 2006 08:36 PM

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