Friday, July 18, 2008

George W. Bush Sewage Plant

It's on the ballot in San Francisco - to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant after the well-known president. CNN reports:

"Supporters say the idea is to commemorate the mess they claim Bush has left behind by actions such as the war in Iraq. Local Republicans say the plan stinks and they will oppose it."
Get it? Because it's a sewage--nevermind. CNN is very clever. I can't even keep up with them anymore. Sometimes I start looking for a joke in headlines that aren't intended to be puns or subtle digs. Like "Homeless man's beating shakes up hippie haven." I look at this and think, "Ah ha! Uh...actually, no, I guess that's what really happened."

You may have also noticed that CNN now sells t-shirts of certain headlines - those meant to be humorous or shocking or bizarre. For example, you can buy a t-shirt with the headline "Cow's No. 2 is No. 1 on this farm" but you can't buy a t-shirt of "Ashcroft defends waterboarding."

Which is funnier? Let CNN decide, apparently. I think they should be consistent and let people buy a t-shirt of any headline rather than pushing certain "this'll get a laugh" blurbs.

But back to Bush. Ouch. I see an eleventh-hour pardon/reversal/executive order/military action to prevent it just before he steps out of office.