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Well, if it was a hoax, it will sail right over Wolf Blitzer’s head

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Watching the proudly sycophantic Wolf Blitzer interview the family of Falcon “Balloon Boy” Heene, I found myself - along with millions of others, I suppose - shouting questions at the screen that never occurred to the preening CNN anchor to ask.

Hey, you even looked in small drawers in your house, but but you never though to look in the attic?

What kind of punishments does Richard Heene dole out that this kid had to hide out in the attic, underneath a cardboard box?

You just happened to have a video camera running at the time the balloon took off?

And did the Bearded One also say that it was his “great honor” to announce that the boy was safe, after the whole country was worried that day? He was honored? Honored?

Honored?

Ye gods!

My favorite moment came when he asked Ms. Heene if she had watched any of the CNN coverage that day when the search was going on. I realize that he was stretching what was basically a 15 minute interview into an hour long show, but what was he thinking?

CNN: The Place Even Frantic Mothers Go For News?

Of course, this morning it looks like charges may be filed against someone in this bizarre affair. It will be interesting to see Blitzer’s (if I can stand to watch) take on this.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113908194&ps=cprs

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b149261_was_balloon_boys_whirlwind_day_all_show.html

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Composers: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, & Fred Tomlinson
Authors: Terry Jones & Michael Palin
Arranger: Fred Tomlinson
Lead Singer: Michael Palin

BARBER:
1. I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day.

MOUNTIES:
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go shoppin'
And have buttered scones for tea.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He eats his lunch.
He goes to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he goes shoppin'
And has buttered scones for tea.
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I skip and jump.
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing
And hang around in bars.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.
He likes to press wild flowers.
He puts on women's clothing
And hangs around in bars?!
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:
I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

MOUNTIES:
He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra?!
[talking]
What's this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!
And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!
[singing]
He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.
He's a lumberjack, and he's okaaaaay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

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