Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's a slow news day

It's a slow news day, folks. How do I know? Because one of the headlines on CNN is that George Clooney's pet potbelly pig, Max, has died. "Natural causes" was listed as the reason the pig died.

Oh look, a picture of George and Max in happier times.

I honestly don't know why I'm doing a blog on this, but there is just something completely mentally retarded that CNN, along with dozens of other entertainment media are reporting the death of Goerge Clooney's pet pig. Certainly one for the clip files if you're an entertainment reporter. "Well, I did this moving piece on the death of George Clooney's pig..."

Actually, now that I think on it, most major media outlets routinely have obits ready in case someone famous dies suddenly, so they can release them quickly. Do you think some poor bastard had to have one ready for Max? And exactly how far down the totem pole are you in a media agency if you're reporting on the death of a celebrity pig?

Yes, I'm losing my mind. I'm also testing to see whether or not Google docs works in posting something to blogger.

2 comments:

His Nibs said...

If it had been some other pet - dog, cat or goldfish - it wouldn't have been a blip in the daily headlines. It was the novelty factor that catches the eye.

"Pig? He had a pig for a pet? How odd," followed by the inevitable bacon joke, is water cooler stuff. Fortunately, I don't have a water cooler, so I don't need to endure such things.

regards, cat`

dangerdanger said...

Dude. It's a mark of how truly ridiculous it is for CNN to be covering inane stories about celebrity pets, that you actually used the term "mentally retarded" in your blog. I laughed out loud. In my books, that's right up there with calling someone a "bellhead".