Just Being An Obnoxious Asshole, Again

17 Oct 2007

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Editor's note: Sometimes, instead of writing something original, one can simply juxtapose pre-existing things in order to make a statement or a joke. It's certainly a less creative form of art, but can still be mildly entertaining when you haven't thought of anything else in particular to write that day. For example, the following post is entirely a set of quotes. In blue is most of this AP story from earlier today. In red are the lyrics to a McCartney tune.

LONDON (AFP) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney has offered his estranged wife Heather Mills a divorce settlement of 25 million pounds, the Daily Mirror reported on Wednesday.

Baby I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you
Baby I'm amazed at the the way you pulled me out of time
Hung me on a line
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

Quoting unnamed sources, the tabloid said that McCartney initially offered Mills between three and five million pounds, but Mills's legal team had negotiated that up to the current offer, with one source saying "it's the closest they have been" on settlement sums.

Baby I'm a man and maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand
Babe I'm a man and maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby wont you help to me understand

"There has been serious wrangling going on behind the scenes for months and months and months and he (Mills's lawyer Anthony Julius) has finally managed to get them to hike the package up to about 25 million pounds," a well-placed source told the Mirror.

"There is no guarantee they will settle but it's the closest they have been."

Baby I'm a man and maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand
Babe I'm a man and maybe you're the only woman
Who could ever help me
Baby wont you help me understand

According to the Mirror, the pair's respective legal teams were still negotiating the details of the deal, including a potential confidentiality clause that the Mirror said McCartney had insisted Mills sign.

Media reports have suggested that Mills, 39, was seeking up to 60 million pounds from McCartney's reported 825-million-pound fortune to end their marriage, which collapsed last year.

Baby I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you
Baby I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song
You right me when I'm wrong
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you

... Since they split last year, the couple's divorce has been played out acrimoniously in the public eye, with Mills saying in March that securing a divorce deal was like "getting blood out of a stone."

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On October 17, 2007, Grant Miller wrote:

I wish I had that much money. Oh wait ... I do!

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