OK, BUT FOR $749, HOW

OK, BUT FOR $749, HOW ABOUT ADDING SOME STORAGE SPACE, GENIUS?

Geir Stokke's visually striking Xplory may be the next hot stroller, and he may be a visionary for positioning the baby higher above the sidewalk than other strollers do, but based on the photos we've seen, storage space seems to be at a premium. We suppose diapers, bottles and groceries may ruin the minimalist aesthetic, but poop smells and screaming babies can just as easily disrupt the meditational vibe. This is why the budget-priced Snap-n-Go, with its massive undercarriage bin, remains the preeminent infant hauler.


NEXT ON FOX: "WHEN ANIMALS DON'T GET THE CHANCE TO ATTACK"

A small item in the Times the other day about relocating the animals from Alabama's Gulf Coast Zoo in advance of Hurricane Ivan's arrival was a rare look behind the scenes at zoo wrangling strategies. For example, yaks and big cats were moved out of their cages to safety before the birds were, because "frightened bird calls frighten the other animals," said zoo director Patti Hall. And then there was this:

To guard against an escape, a staff member will point a loaded pistol into the carnivore trailer each time the door is opened. "You cannot tranquilize a lion once it gets too excited," Ms. Hall said. "You have to kill it."

AND I HEARD SOMEWHERE THAT IT'S COMING OUT ON DVD SOON . . .

Chewbacca almost wore culottes. Yoda was almost nine feet tall. The principals take you behind the scenes of "Star Wars." Bone up on your trivia before your kid puts the disk in heavy rotation this weekend.


OF COURSE, WE'D NEVER FEED A TWINKIE TO OUR OWN KIDS, BUT IT'S ALWAYS BEEN GOOD TO KNOW THEY WERE OUT THERE IF WE NEEDED THEM

Hostess is going bankrupt.
For reasons we won't go into here, the local Hostess "Thrift Shop" was a formative spot in FD's youth. (Though we never figured out why they called it that. It's not like we ever saw people pulling up with trash bags full of old Ding Dongs to donate.) Anyway, you can honor the threatened tradition by picking up some kitschy merchandise here.


WE PROMISE WE'LL RETURN THEM WHEN WE'RE DONE

The UK suffers a major nappy napping. Jack the Wiper is suspected in the case.

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