News, but not the serious kind
That’s like a quarter of a million, isn’t it?
Blog Guy, you’re looking positively jubilant today. Why are you rejoicing?
I’ve made the big time. My blog’s Facebook Network hit 25,000 members yesterday.
CONGRATULATIONS! There must have been one HUGE celebration when that happened.
Indeed. Washington was all ablaze with glory. The very heavens seemed to have come down. Rockets flashed to and fro in fiery lines, and banners waved above the tumultuous throng…
Let me stop you right there, Blog Guy. That sounds very familiar…
You’re quoting a newspaper story from April 14, 1865, describing Washington DC’s celebration over the end of the Civil War! It didn’t really happen to you yesterday.
No rockets’ red glare? No bombs bursting in air?
Now you’re just pulling out lyrics from some Christina Aguilera song. So what did Reuters REALLY do for you?
They also brought in Miss Arkansas and her dummies to entertain us. Just the 20-minute version. They didn’t spring for her entire one-hour act.
Was there anything else?
Yes, they said I should wait at home tonight for a big surprise. Look! I think I can see the lights coming now!
Get a grip, Blog Guy. That’s a torch-carrying mob, coming to take you to one of those Government Death Panels you keep writing about.
So wait a minute. You’re saying I’m NOT getting the Medal of Freedom along with Warren Buffett?
Top: Villagers hold torches during the Divina Pastora procession as part of a festival to honor the Virgin of Los Rondeles in the southern Spanish village of Casarabonela, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Right: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama makes a point as she talks to children about health and fitness during a visit to an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Right: Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in the stands of the Belmont Stakes, in Elmont, New York, June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Left: Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady performs a ventriloquist act during the talent segment of the 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, January 15, 2011. Eady went on to become the first runner-up. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Right: President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to recipient Warren Buffett during a ceremony at the White House, February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing