Thursday, April 24, 2014

Breaking News



image borrowed from bing


Breaking News

“Good news is rare these days, & every glittering ounce of it
needs to be cherished, hoarded, & fondled like a priceless
diamond.”--Hunter S. Thompson

Lovely Kate Upton, model & actress, knows
after doing a Sports Illustrated sexy pose,
that running in slow motion in the surf
in a white bikini gives men a visual kerf,
while comparing her to Bo Derek,
binding them together in a carrick;
both of them obviously a ten,
& that’s not just for the men. 

I love it that our dear Pope Francis
is taking some personal chances
by cold-calling Catholics world-wide;
sweet condolences if someone died,
canceling a magazine subscription,
causing traditional cardinals a conniption--
all because old Frank is a true mensch,
& he must his conscience fully quench. 

Kate Middleton was recently seen
doing something low & mean,
wiping off her son’s royal drool
on her dress while at the zoo;
damn, people need to get a grip,
cuz being a real Mom is so hip. 

I do have to admire George Clooney though
at dinner in Vegas with Steve Wynn,
creating quite the heated contentious din,
despite all the casino owner’s dough,
George stood up & called him an asshole,
for slandering his pal Barack Obama,
like telling him to go screw a llama
in front of nine shocked friends;
so later he may have fences to mend. 


Glenn Buttkus

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19 comments:

Björn said...

Love them all 4. Especially the Kate Middleton one.. A commentary on the stupidity of celebrity journalism is excellent .. Really you have taken this to your heart ;-)

Brian Miller said...

ha. people def need to get a grip...the things that make the news are ridiculous....its entertainment...whatever moves the agenda forward....we made that shift a few decades ago....nice snark...

ayala said...

I love Pope Francis :) cool piece.

Linda said...

These are great! I don't know all of them, but yes, we really do need to get a grip. Fun poem! :)

Victoria said...

These are great. I especially liked the ones about the pope and Kate. Can't say I'm a fan of those implants though in the photo. Nor is my husband, thank heaven.

Claudia said...

yeah...sometimes you really shake your head about what stories make it to the news... i would hate to be so closely watched by reporters and that they make a big affair about every small thing

freyawrites.com said...

Yes, what passes for 'news' these days does make me shake my head so hard it could almost fall off... Well done, Glenn!

Anthony Desmond said...

ugh... the shit that makes headlines is unbelievable, I swear... some celeb goes out on a dinner date; such & such has fallout with their maid... great poem Sir

Beachanny said...

Funny, topical, and cool. I read all this BS too. In the US they think we're stupid, but everyone in the UK reads it..they carry around two newspapers on the tube - a serious one and one with lots of drool. LOVED IT!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Agree with Anthony in that the shit that makes headlines is unbelievable - who gives a damn?
Love them all too.
Anna :o]

annotating60 said...

Well Glenn you certainly seem to hit all the bases. Like the Cloney one--but Bo was a much better '10'. >KB

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

What fun - particularly as I don't see your news, so apart from Kate M it was quite the revelation.

Kamana said...

haha love the kate middleton one.

The Bizza said...

Great breakdown of tabloid and celebrity gossip! I'm not sure how I'd manage without knowing that George Clooney got offended by some other rich guy dissing Obama.

You skewered them properly!

Sumana Roy said...

love them all...specially the kate middleton one...and that's how the journos drool over the celebs...great take... :)

manicddaily said...

A real assortment of news items here! And a very funny Hunter Thompson quote to give with that pic. (I'm not sure that first one is "news" though.) Ha. K .

vivinfrance said...

What gets my goat is that celebrititis grabs more headlines than real news.

dkirkstokes said...

Love the Thompson quote- one of my favorite authors, tragically gone.
Craftily worded.

PS- at first I thought you had posted a picture of my girlfriend... : )

deejayzed said...

Haha i loved the one about kate middleton and George clooney. It's hilarious :)