Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

A new candidate for best headline of the year. Obama kills it at the Correspondents Dinner. And movie theaters caving on cell phones?

Depressed about last night’s New York Rangers loss to the Washington Capitals, but sometimes you’ve gotta blog when you’re sad. So here goes.

For one thing, this headline cheered me up. It’s guaranteed to make you want to read the story below it.

Meth lab explodes in man’s pants, Oklahoma police say

Yes, that’s right. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol tried to arrest a guy after noticing he had a “chemical smell” near him.
The fellow then tried to run away while having “an active meth lab in his pants” (ladies, bet you never heard that one before at the bar!) but the lab exploded, causing what I’m sure was quite a mess and perhaps some pain to the felon.

Ah, stupid criminals. What would we do without them.

**Speaking of dirty things, the annual smooch-fest between politicians and the reporters who cover them happened over the weekend. Yes, the White House Correspondents Dinner, when political journalists laugh it up and back-slap those they’re supposed to be reporting on, was once again held.

The only good thing to come out of these things is the President’s monologue. Obama has good humor writers and he’s got a pretty good sense of humor. Enjoy…

**Finally, this is such a bad idea. The movie theater owners of America, because they have no spine, sound like they’re going to soon relax the rules on people talking on cell phones at the movies.

This is what one theater owner said in this story: “His 17 year old son ‘constantly has his phone with him,’ he says. ‘We want them to pay $12 to $14 to come into an auditorium and watch a movie. But they’ve become accustomed to controlling their own existence.’ Banning cell phone use may make them ‘feel a little handcuffed.'”

To which I say: Are you freaking kidding me? Turn the phone off and watch the movie, and don’t disturb the OTHER people who paid 14 bucks to see the film???

Ugh. I hardly go to the movies that much as it is. If I have to listen to people’s phone conversations two seats away, that’ll drive me (and millions of others, I’m sure) away from the movies permanently.

Cell phones in theaters: A colossally bad idea,.