Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Breaking News: CNN Easily Excitable

I just noticed this on CNN.com:

And that's not the first OMG//BREAKINGNEWS//OMG banner I've seen today, either: several hours ago I was jolted out of my seat to see OMG! BREAKING! that Donald Trump was not going to fire some teen beauty-queen. Fishbowl DC noted the same phenomenon at ABCnews.com

Isn't the BREAKING NEWS scare banner supposed to be for major surprise events and catastrophes like meteorites, shopping malls blowing up, and politically-significant nipple-slips? Please, CNN people, ease off a little, because I don't think I can stand much more of this breaking excitement. It does, however, give me an excuse to run this picture I made three years ago:


Lulu Maude said...

Breaking wind, more like...

Edith's Friend said...

I think you could cause the whole interweb to implode (or at least get a good yock) if you ran the headline "Breaking News: CNN Breaking News Banner Broken!" on the CNN site.

pissed off patricia said...

Good, it's not just me. I got the CNN email about the breaking news trade and said to myself, WTF? Seems all news is "breaking news" now days. Whether it actually breaks anything or not.

samael7 said...

Actually, it was hastily slapped up by an over-caffienated copy editor when he skimmed the first two words and read "Allen Iverson" as "Alien Invasion." Like I just actually did. Heh.

Hopefully some kind people will lead him away from his keyboard. I have no excuse, on the ohter hand.

guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

I read "Allen Iverson" as "Ethan Iverson" and wondered when CNN got into music.

Then I read "Iraquis on collision course with" and thought about a big car crash with Bush screaming at the controls of a hummer, while he's wearing leather diapers.

And then I decided that since EVERYTHING is BREAKING NEWS it no longer matters about space, time and particle dandruff.

Thanks Princess. You are making my life more esoteric and my decision to invest in a wig easier.