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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CBS Does Its Part


ELC said...

Shameless self-serving linkage: Katie Couric Morphing.

Francis W. Porretto said...

I am reminded of an old skit, which I shall now "update" for the needs of this, uh, development:

Doctor (scanning a set of photographs): It looks bad. You have a life-threatening case of obesity.
Patient (alarmed): Oh, no, Doctor! What can I do?
Doctor: I must put you on a strict 1200-calories-per-day diet at once.
Patient: But Doctor, I can't do that! I haven't got the willpower! Isn't there any treatment that's less demanding?
Doctor: Well, for $5 I could retouch your photos.

(Substitute "cancer" for "obesity," replace the diet with surgery, substitute "money" for "willpower," "expensive" for "demanding," and finally "X-rays" for "photos," and you have the original "joke.")

James Elliott said...

Hahaha, you're so funny. Look, pork, politics, pork busting. And Katie Couric isn't TV-skinny, so she's a porker. And see how the photo was altered. Hahaha, you so clever, so very punny.

It's kind of like reading Karnick on Culture's younger brother who got kicked in the head by a mule.

Tom Van Dyke said...

I'm always complimented by any comparison with the estimible Mr.
Karnick, no matter how grudging. Thanks for the driveby.

Matt Huisman said...

James, take up the TV-skinny issue with CBS; they're the ones who think she needs retouching.

And get back on your meds, you can be quite winsome when you're lucid. (Weeee. Isn't it fun to personally attack each other?)

Tom, perhaps a short .pdf attachment explaining the joke would be in order next time.

James Elliott said...

Oh, give me a break, Matt. It wasn't intended to be "Oh, you're so busted CBS." Otherwise the "Pork Busters" reference was unnecessary.

Frankly, the joke's crime was being unfunny, not in poor taste. (I am, after all, the premiere coiner of "Dead Baby" jokes in the South Bay Area.)

"And get back on your meds, you can be quite winsome when you're lucid."

I don't need medication, baby. It's all me.

"(Weeee. Isn't it fun to personally attack each other?)"