So by now you know that Dave & I host a TV show and that we have done a few 1 hour specials. But what you probably don’t know is that we also write a weekly humor column for a handful of papers around the country. It’s called “Breaking the News” and you can think of it as News of the Weird meets “Weekend Update” from SNL. For example, here’s a couple news stories from this week:
Anheuser-Busch has just announced that they are cutting 1,400 jobs. The beer company also announced a new slogan, “Tastes great, less jobs.”
After being convicted by a jury last week, O.J. Simpson was sentenced with 9 to 33 years in a Las Vegas jail. Sometimes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas for 9 to 33 years.
The European Union has formally launched its new anti-pirate mission off the coast of Somalia. The new task force consists of a young boy who can fly and approximately 9 lost boys.
Breaking the News actually began back in October of 2002 when we were regulars on the ‘DVE Morning Show with Jim and Randy. We did this skit weekly for well over a year and then started writing it as a column for a local newsweekly. Well, for the past 2 years we’ve been doing a weekly national column but unless you live in places like Shreveport, LA or Dayton, OH, you don’t have an opportunity to read it.
But now you do! We created a fan page for the column that you can check out on Facebook. The plan is to put some of our current material on there and have updated news daily on the site. Plus we’ll dig some funny stuff out of the vault. And you don’t have to be a member to read it. Just click on this link and it will magically take you there:
You can also click the pretty blue “Facebook” blue bar on the left side of our page. Facebook is pretty cool. If you are already a member, you can add yourself as our “fan,” and then YOU can add in your two-cents about some of the crazy news we hear about everyday. If you’re not a member, go ahead and join. It’s free and easy, much like Dave H. We’ll see you there and remember, let’s all be safe out there!
– Dave R