• It’s the blue state of … Texas? Versus the pink state of … South Carolina? Only on Amazing Race, folks.

• You say good buy, shoppers say hello goodbye.

• John McCain does not want money from internet “dating” sites … well, gay internet “dating” sites. Oh, and the clients of gay internet “dating” sites don’t want their money going to McCain.

[image-3]• Old Joke for Old Folks for McCain: The GOP candidate is announcing a running-mate on his 72nd birthday, suggesting it won’t be either of the two old guys from the balcony on The Muppet Show, but Doogie and Webster are still in the running.

• Kite surfer learns what the “storm” part of tropical storm means.

• John Mayer says Jennifer Aniston is great … he’s just not that into her.