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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Laugh-In Looks at the News

If you're of a certain age, you will probably remember Laugh-In, the Rowan and Martin skit and variety show. Ancestor of the Saturday Night Live- Daily Show- Whatever's Next line of poking fun at the headlines. The Fickle Finger of Fate Award was given to who or whatever was the dubious achievement of the week. This week there are too many to pick one, and the headlines are too serious to be that flippant about anything, unfortunately.

A great earthquake in Turkey has killed too many:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/23/turkey-earthquake-in-pictures

Herman Cain's ad creeps me out:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011/oct/25/herman-cain-smoking-ad-video

The Occupiers are staring at winter ahead:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/25/2011-10-25_occupy_wall_street_protesters_planning_for_long_cold_winter_in_zuccotti_park.html

Five of the NYPD were caught very dirty-handed:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/25/2011-10-25_nypd_officers_arrested_in_connection_with_gunsmuggling_operation_report.html

Occupy Maine was chemically bombed; make of that what you will:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/25/2011-10-25_occupy_maine_protesters_targeted_by_chemical_attack_explosive_liquid_thrown_at_c.html

There's a reason why Stephen King lives here:
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20111025/NEWS05/111025015/-1/NEWS/Police-seek-ID-body-found-Maine-storage-unit-

Rick Perry is even stupider than I thought:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/25/rick-perry-flat-tax-plan

Comic relief. Dogs in Halloween costumes:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2011/oct/25/halloween-dog-parade-new-york

3 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I was just thinking of buying a freezer. Best not to mention it to the hubs though. He doesn't know what I have planed. Bwahahahaha

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The news - sock it to me!

Austan said...

Lawless- I know nothing!

Arleen- Here come the judge!