Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Breaking News" - "This Just In" Sensationalism...Ain't It Great ?

You hear it every day. What does it mean? Hell, I don't know but it makes you stop, look and listen, don't it? If it's Channel 7 (Fox News, my local channel ), then you can be sure it's just their daily dose of sensationalism. In broadcasting, it's referred to as a tease, which in layman's terms, means get your attention, then make you watch four minutes of obtuse, inane commercials before picking up (returning to) the news. That's when you realize the "Breaking News" is something that often is one to two days old and it's just the same rehashed shit they spoon feed us every day.

But everyone has an agenda and today mine is to report that the Bahamian Court ruled that a DNA sample be taken from the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Danielynn, and according to, that has been done. TMZ further stated that the sample is on it's way to the United States (Ohio, to be exact) where it will take 3-4 days for the tests to be completed.

The Pictures: Larry Birkhead and (asshole) Howard K. Stern. I saw this and couldn't resist showing it to you, in that it visually depicts my above mentioned observations. I also added some friends and family from Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub.

This Date In History: 1763; To raise revenue in the American colonies, The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, levying a direct tax on colonial legal and commercial documents. 1963; The Beatles first album, "Please, Please Me", is released in Britain; it is soon number one on the pop charts.

The waitress was taking the order of a man and his two small sons. Amused, she asked they older boy what he would like for lunch. " I don't know", he said, "Just give me a damn hamburger". The  father promptly smacked the child in the back of the head.

Embarrased, the waitress turned to the younger boy and asked him what he would like. "I'm not really sure", the youngster replied, "but you can bet your sweet ass it won't be a damn hamburger".

Birthdays: Marcel Marceau, mime (1923), Stephen Sondheim, thestrical music composer and lyricist (1930).

That's it for today my little cub reporters. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned ! 

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