News The Morning News
posted by November 7 at 8:30 AMon
Slow October: Retailers report worst October sales in decades.
News hog: Man buys 10,000 election day papers.
Consolation prize: Migraine sufferers less likely to get breast cancer.
President Obama’s first accomplishment: Elevating the level of American comedy.
“D’ja ever notice how much it hurts when Chinese smugglers beat you?”: 60 Minutes news crew roughed up in China.
Three cheers for people who do things like this: Entire set of cancer genes decoded.
“I’m snitting next to Borpo!”: Whisper-shrieked by Liz Lemon last night, still cracking my shit up this morning.
For my final Morning News video, I’d like to share the second greatest music clip I’ve ever seen (after that Aretha clip from Monday). I first saw this on MTV Unplugged back in the very early ’90s and it gave me something very close to Beatlemania. I wish the sound quality were better, but it remains awesome (3:10-4:00!!!!), and offers a vivid picture of what one forceful African-American man can accomplish, even when backed by a band/cabinet filled with honkies who look like rejects from Phish and Huey Lewis’ News. Enjoy.