You will remember, perhaps, that I recently took note of the fact that this year's edition of that landmark on all of our social calendars, Mr. Manhunt International 2009, is set to take place this month. I have to say, though, that I'm getting worried - no venue announced yet? How are we to make our travel plans in time?
Also of concern is the apparent lack of a candidate from Egypt. Last year, it seems contestant Tarek Naguib proved unable to travel.
Which, you'll have to admit, really is rather a shame.
He definitely has a certain something. To paraphrase what dear Miss Dorothy Parker once observed of Clara Bow, "It? He has those!"
Sadly, he remains, all his attributes aside, a minimal web presence. We will do our best to keep looking, though, both for more Naguib and for news of this year's festivities. I'm just jonesing for that costume parade...