Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Merry Blog of May

Term Limits. It’s time.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has led the charge against Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Texas) for taking junkets paid for by lobbyists. Turns out Rep. Pelosi actually takes more of these trips than Delay!

Without delay, both need to go home, and stay there as soon as their current terms expire. In fact, why wait? Go home now. You’re not doing anything anyway. While you’re arguing about who went to Paris and who paid for it, deficits grow, 50-thousand sex predator’s roam around freely and illegal immigrants flood across our borders. NOTHING is getting done.

Congress, Baseball and Steroids Part Two
Uh, there is no part two. After all the showboating, nothing. Please re-read above item on Term Limits. Call your representative today. Just have them paged at the ballpark.

It ain’t over ‘til the Red Headed Stranger sings
As this is being written, the Colorado Rockies have a 6-19 record. (Worst record in baseball) The Rockies may want to think of this fan promotion: Willie Nelson Night. During the 7th Inning Stretch, instead of Take Me Out To The Ballgame, fans sing, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

Tough times for al-Qaida?
Their #3 man was captured this week. And an intercepted letter talks about poor morale. I imagine it’s hard to motivate the troops when your business model involves blowing up yourself and fellow countrymen.

Semper Fi
We hear that a young Marine caught on tape killing a terrorist in Iraq WON’T be Court-Marshaled. We asked him to do a job; he volunteered to do it, risking his own life in the process.

Media bias? You bet!
A survey just released by the Missouri School of Journalism shows that 85% of Americans feels the news media is biased. 48% of those surveyed say the media tilts to the left, while 30% say the right. 3 out of four people think news is too negative.

Take my husband, please
Hope you had a chance to see First Lady Laura Bush’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner last Saturday night. She brought down the house! She zinged her husband and mother-in-law with some hilarious barbs! Wonder if she’ll get a cameo on Desperate Housewives?

May Sweeps
Just used a TV Biz term. February, May, July and November are important times for networks and their local affiliates. These are months where audiences are measured and that determines how much I have to pay to run a Video Professor commercial. So that’s why you see your local stations doing all sorts of “special” series. May is especially important because that’s when hit shows like Desperate Housewives, CSI, Lost, Amazing Race, Survivor, The Apprentice and American Idol pull out all the stops to make sure you’ll tune in again next fall. And for some shows, if they survive until next fall!

Can you feel The Force?
Star Wars III-Revenge of the Sith blasts into theaters shortly. Expect to be bombarded with all sorts of commercial tie-ins and we’ll finally see how Anikin Sywalker went over to the Dark Side to become the fearsome Darth Vader and exactly what the heck a Sith is! The series of space epics has generated over 3.5 BIILLION dollars at the box office. May The Force be with you, especially when you’re waiting in very long theater lines! Early word is the film is AWESOME.

Monster Burger
If you’re hungry and in the Clearfield PA area, drop by Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub. They just launched a 15-pound burger. 10.5 pounds of ground beef, 25 slices of cheese and a cup and a half each of mayo, ketchup and mustard. All for 30 bucks. No word from McDonalds, Wendy’s or Burger King if they plan on adding something similar to their menus. Wonder if they hold the pickle and hold the lettuce?

Kudos to Walt Disney
More than a few people said Walt Disney was crazy trying to turn an orange grove into a theme park. Disneyland turns 50 this week. And the young kids who were there on opening day, likely will return this week with their grandkids! Disneyland remains the happiest place on earth!

Site ‘o the week
What goes up must come down. Just move your cursor over the bears. Enjoy.

My cyber door is always open,

John W. Scherer