Friday, March 30, 2007

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What We Call the News |Send To Friends | Funny Animations at JibJab

The good folks over at JibJab have come up with yet another funny spoof on life in these United States with their latest video, "What We Call The News". For those of us who grew up watching the evening news with anchors like Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner, and Howard K. Smith, men that we felt we could trust to tell us the truth, it's now just totally mind-boggling as to who's not only reporting the news but what passes as news.

I swear, if I have to hear one more lead story that involves Britney Spears or Anna Nicole Smith (God rest her soul), I am going to scream or throw something at the TV! These people are not news - these people are entertainment icons that belong on the entertainment magazine shows that were made specifically so that people who cared could get caught up on the who, what, when, where, how, and why of Hollywood. I, personally, am one of the people in this country who does not give a hoot if Britney Spears booked herself into rehab and then left again the next day or how Anna Nicole Smith died or what fight Donald and Rosie are currently embroiled in.

What I do care about is what is going on in the world or in the country or even in my own State that might somehow affect me. Nothing that Britney or Donald or Rosie will ever do is going to affect my life one iota unless, of course, The Donald wants to feel sorry for a poor single mother like myself who can't make ends meet despite working hordes of overtime and sends me a check for $1 million. Yeah - right! Now THAT would be news!

Maybe it's just me that thinks that priorities need to be straightened out when it comes to what qualifies as news these days but somehow I doubt it.

Anyone beg to differ?

6 comments:

  1. No ma'am...I do not beg to differ. I beg to go hide under the bed 'till this rant is over. heh heh heh

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  2. The spoof was pretty funny!

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  3. Nope...I'm with you! I love Jib-Jab! They're so original and clever!

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  4. I totally agree with you, Linda! BTW, with the exception of Tom Brokaw, darned few could tell the news like Walter Cronkite..."and that's the way it was!"

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  5. I used to work at Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe in Girard Ohio.

    Geeze O' Man I really want a JibJab now

    That didn't have anything to do with your post but, I see JibJab and I start craving.

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  6. Just finished reading down a whole long page of your posts and this one was at the bottom but it is definitely TOPS - A#1 in my book! The "news" should not be constant droning over and over about Anna Nicole or Brittany and especially not about these jacka**s's who are offering dna to be tested to determine parentage of Anna's daughter! That is just gross and disgusting to me - mainly because if there were no money behind it all, they'd all be hiding behind a rock, hoping no one would know they'd ever known her! ARRGH!
    And by the way - great blog!

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