The View From The Golden Dome

Views on the week's events plus some of mine.

Les Berman Weekly 9-14 William. Ugly. Plastic Surgery. weddings and much more !!

I believe that it is critical that we know that William is retiring from the Air Force to spend time with his wife and son, and to attend to some royal duties in the UK and abroad. Yes, he served seven and a half years, but, nonetheless, he is retiring. Of course, I’m talking about Prince William, with Kate and little George. Enough royal news for this week. Would you be more interested in Miley Cyrus?


In other relevant news, someone decided that the blobfish is the ugliest fish in the sea. It sort of looks like a very small Jabba the Hut. Others might think there is a similarity to Kilroy, of WW2 fame. And some might even thing that it looks like their Uncle Bert or Aunt Mary. Or even themselves on a rough day !


There are some fascinating news on the medical front. From Japan comes word about their newest plastic surgery ‘must have’. The lines in the palm of hands are being changed by plastic surgeons with a basic knowledge of palmistry. Apparently, Japanese are big on palm reading. This is, therefore, a simple way to change your life ! You think?


Want to change your eye color permanently? That’s a short procedure. Of course, the process was originally developed to combat some eye diseases. I had not heard of this one, but I’m sure it won’t be too long, maybe just hours, until you see one of these happen !


Now, we all know that there have been procedures for fat reduction for sometime. But on your toes? And shortening of toes as well. These procedures are done so that you can wear that magnificent new shoe. Ahh vanity, thy name is woman ! I wonder if my feet can be beautiful.. without pain. Probably not but…


And continuing with more cosmetic surgeries, may I offer you… moustache transplants. These are very common in Turkey, and the process is the same as for the top of head hair transplants. I thought it was worth mentioning, not for me, but for others I know well. If I had wanted to do something this bizarre, I think it would have been done 25 years ago. Nope, Bald is Beautiful ! And I know that God only made a few perfect heads… the rest he covered with hair!


Have you ever seen people whose mouths are permanently sad or angry? the corners of their mouths turn down.  And even when they try to smile, at best the mouth goes horizontal. Of course, the solution has been found in, of all places, South Korea. There is a surgery that will turn the corners of your mouth up… or down (for that dour British look!). The advertising, loosely translated, says if you have droopy mouth, call us. Or if you want a permanent smile, we can do that too !!


I have always liked women with great smiles and dimples. That sort of goes along with my ‘thing’ about women in jean skirts. Well, the plastic surgeons are at it – creating dimples where none have been before. Just make sure that Uncle Mike or Aunt Susie don’t greet you at the next family gathering and pinch those beautiful new cheeks. I wonder how much that loving pinch would cost?


And then there are weddings. People do different things because it reminds them of where or how they met. I’ve seen photos of underwater weddings because they met at a swimming pool; weddings in a tree house because that’s been a wish since Darla and one of her boyfriends wanted to do that in ‘The Little Rascals’. There are weddings on skis, or in hot air balloons;  in a cave or in front of some strange monument – the super huge donut near LAX, the Oscar Meyer Weiner truck etc., – or bungee jumping, or how about parachute jumping. Of course, there is always the option that was exhibited recently, when the newlyweds went hiking and camping. The story is that she didn’t like something he said, so apparently she pushed him off a cliff. And so she was a widow ! I think a divorce might have been more meaningful, especially for the groom. Same thing with those mysterious disappearing people on cruises.

Big event mid week. Yes, you’ll know all about it next time.

And yes, you should call me for any real estate related financings – and others too. 818.305.4695

Have a better week !



Berman’s Factoids of the Week:

Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:

The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

When I’m finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.

It’s not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.

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 Les Berman CMC
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