Headlines Of The Week - plus Drew on why MSM needs to run full bios for every passenger any time there's a plane crash. And more
Posted by Drew at 2009-02-16 12:47:08 PM, edited 2009-02-16 2:30:02 PM (38 comments) | Permalink
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Thanks to everyone who's attended a 10th anniversary Fark Party so far. I was pretty hung over after Lexington. I blame Twitch from Z103, that bastard said if we did shots nothing could go wrong. Next one is in DC this weekend, everyone is welcome. I'll be there too although I'll be in rough shape.
So what did we miss this week?
It's not Fark it's News: Chavez won his elections down in Venezuela, likely meaning at least 6 more years of him harassing the US - provided the price of oil stays high enough to finance his shenanigans. Currently it's too low, which explains the lack of Chavez action lately. Also, the Obama administration is attempting to pass a fiscal bailout package. It's so large and complicated that no one understands it entirely and no one knows if it will work.
It's not Fark it's News (Kinda): A plane crashed in Buffalo killing all aboard. Seems like MSM won't be content til it runs a biography for every person on board. While tragic, don't think for a minute that a bus crash would get the same kind of ongoing media coverage. Why? Planes fly, and our primitive monkey brains won't let us believe it's anything less than black magic keeping them in the air. Bus crashes don't involve black magic and are therefore less interesting.
Mainstream Media Bandwidth was mostly eaten up by Octomom and a touch of Michael Phelps. Octomom's got some legs tho, we're getting into Anna Nicole Smith territory as far as duration of media coverage of a pointless story goes. I see that today the "should we ban peanuts on airlines" articles are in the news again. We'll have peace in the Middle East before that one's settled. The nice thing about peanuts on planes is you can pretty much run that article any time of the year and it'll fly.
And now, the good stuff.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-02-08 to Sat 2009-02-14:
Woman may be incarserrated after throwing steak knives at husband
Two charged - in Bahama - for eating barbecued iguana. Radio....radio
Plane crashes in the Amazon River. Airline officials and rescue workers are still in denial
Teen arrested after ordering $37,000 worth of candy online and charging the bill to his former high school; cops say he will likely undergo a cavity search
Bishop arrested for taking two young boys up the chimney. For once, this is not a metaphor
Port Newark agents seize five million Sudafed pills, but only after bringing a cardboard picture of the pills to the dock and showing their ID, then they got the actual pills
Man shoots himself through the heart with nailgun to scare his fiancee, gives love a bad name
Our brains don't fail to be confused by statements which are not found to contain non-negative words. You didn't submit this with a worse headline, but mine didn't not get unredlit anyway
Study finds that it's easier to tell when men are interested in sex then it is to tell when women are. First sign a man is interested in sex: he is awake
Man arrested for smuggling coral through Oregon. Police charged him with possession of reefer
A-Rod admits taking it in the butt
IRS discovers a hole in one of the tax returns of a professional golfer
Ten years ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs played their last game in legendary Maple Leaf Gardens. Nearing collapse, the once-proud fan favorite is almost in ruins. But enough about the team, the old building is in great condition
Pong museum to open. Once you've seen the left wall and the right wall, that's about it
Georgia Tech researchers invent a vibrating glove for pianists. No....pianists
Scientists develop new silver nanoparticle printer ink with flexible electrical properties which may shatter previous threshold of what could be charged for printer ink
Happy birthday to Christina Ricci. Subby would have said so in person, but she seems to have unchained herself from his radiator and escaped
George Lucas honored with Lincoln Medal at Ford's Theater reopening, insists that Abe shot first
Kevin Costner and wife give birth to baby boy. Labor took three hours, cost $150 million, and was panned by the critics
Mahmoud Ahma... ahma... Ahma not gonna be President anymore, anyway
Citing the economic crisis, John McCain vows to win reelection. Sarah Palin reportedly thrilled at the chance to be elected Vice-Senator
Judd Gregg mustt havee taxx problemss
Nissan plans to slash 20,000 jobs. Everyone knew that the recession would affect Japanese car makers, but no one thought it would happen Datsun
Live Nation to acquire Ticketmaster for $2.5 billion, plus $700 million in convenience charges
Price war among lingerie producers raises hopes of getting panties more than half off
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