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Can somebody help find the moral to this story? At the recent "Get Motivated" business seminar, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who inspired Sandra Bullock's character in The Blind Side, told a story about the time her adopted African-American son/professional football player Michael Oher asked his father to fire the manager of a Taco Bell. The manager didn't believe Oher was the owner's son and refused to comp a meal for him and his friends. "You don't look like I birthed you," Touhy supposedly told her son. "But isn't it wonderful that he thinks he does?"
The 20th Hole
John Daly's estranged fourth wife, Sherrie, has pennedTeed Off, a tell-all book about her life with the party boy golf pro. The former Mrs. D claims to have found an address book belonging to a disreputable woman who gave John X-rated pictures of herself. "I went through every phone number in it, whether it was her boss or her parents. And I sent them the picture of her coochie with a note that went something like this: "This is the vagina of the woman I just found in bed with my husband." Nice.
By Chris Davis. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.