Date: February 17, 2009
From: Geoffrey Smith
Subject: What's it all about, Alfie?
Twice we have had a movie titled Alfie, a saga in which a Cockney womanizer learns about the error of his life's choices. "What's it all about, Alfie?" the theme song goes. Now we have Briton Alfie Patten, 13, putative father (with Chantelle Steadman, 15) of Maisie Roxanne, vociferously claiming paternity against all comers (13-Year-Old's Fatherhood Challenge - Life, Feb. 16). Michael Caine and Jude Law, move over. What is it all about, Alfie?