O.K. So the guy at the left doesn't exactly inspire fear and loathing but, hey, I had a chance to showcase a gorgeous guy for the women who rock with the Hawk, so I did.

But let's get down to it.  Friday the 13th, according to research, makes as many as 17 to 21 million people uneasy, and some actually avoid their normal routines completely.

I myself don't dread this day and try to convince myself I'm a rational human being not prone to worrying about superstitions.

Then my horoscope tells me to hide for a day until the bad planet alignments pass and I do.  WTF?