Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Oct 2001, 10:58 a.m.

The Daily Californian amuses both deliberately and inadvertently. The…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

The Daily Californian amuses both deliberately and inadvertently. The most reliable source of amusement of either sort usually arrives in the Daily Horoscope by one Sydney Omarr. (Syndicated, I hope.)

Every weekday, I read the celebrity birthday paragraph, which usually tries for some inappropriate astrological spin. Often Omarr tries to convince us that such-and-so appreciates and uses astrology in her everyday life, or that the stars have something special in wait for her. Today: Billy Crystal. The killer passage:

His "ruling" planet, Neptune, makes him sensitive to the degree of being psychic. It turns out that Billy Crystal can make you laugh and at the same time read your mind.
This is no surprise to those of us who saw Analyze This.