OK, I admit it, I admit it. I didn't have a good idea for this blog post. So I did what a lot of you are doing right now — I surfed the Internet on company time for pure amusement.
And, eerily, it was almost as if YouTube was speaking to me. In the span of a few hours, I received a half dozen emails or search results that made reference to videos of TV news anchors flubbing their lines, getting tangled in double entendre or downright loosing their cool.
A few references came in email newsletters that have spawned good ideas for this blog in the past, so I was almost able to gold-brick in good conscious. Besides, assembling this post turned out to be more work than I imagined, since I excluded the raciest, most scatalogical clips. That said, we'll start with ...
Pan up, pan up for the love of God!
Even if you’ve seen this a billion times, it’s still hilarious
This clip has been around for years, and I still cannot resist watching it. Even my wife knows what I'm talking about when, out of the blue, I blurt "passes it to the man and boom goes the dynamite." My understanding is that the vic ... er ... sports anchor was filling in on very short notice for a classmate who got sick or simply didn't show up for that day's broadcast. This was his first time on the air, I believe.
An interesting side note: Gazette reporter Erin Moody once worked with this fella, who by all accounts is a heck of a nice guy doing his best to live this down. That must be difficult, though, because this video is ubiquitous ... and guys like me keep posting it again.
Did you hear the one about the woman who was hacked to death?
A shocking report from the field
The squirrel probably ratted him out
And now for sports with Katy Perry
Embed was disabled on this next one, but I highly recommend clicking on this link. The exchange between the anchor and the reporter on live remote is brutal. I'd hate to see this station's office Christmas party.
A live report from mid-day happy hour
In Utah of all places
Why not steal her candy and kick her puppy while you're at it, bub
I'm tired of guys like this, too
You've got to stick with this one to the end, but it's worth it.
Well, that's it. Back to work.