Archive for the ‘Scary News’ Category

A Satirist’s Lament

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

A Satirist’s Lament
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Tell me, what should I do when the news
Is so tragic, it gives me the blues?
Though my job is to mock it,
I just want to block it
And shield my poor overwrought muse.

Bathing In Bad News

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to take a shower, here’s a health scare that would make Alfred Hitchcock turn pale:

Bathing In Bad News (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Are health reports making you glower?
Is the swine flu bug making you cower?
Then get ready to frown
At the new scare in town:
Deadly germs in the head of your shower.

Headlines From The “New Things To Worry About” Department

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

I don’t know about you, but I’m sufficiently nervous about GWB destroying the world as we know it. So I really don’t need new scary things to worry about:

* Being autopsied while still, technically, alive. 

* Swimming in hot lakes causes amoeba-related deaths.

* “Computers could mimic human speech so perfectly that vocal terrorism could be a new threat in 10-15 years’ time…” (We’re already getting enough vocal terrorism from Bush — thank you very much!)[tags]Autopsied Alive, Computerized Vocal Terrorism, Hot Lakes, Killer Amoeba, President Bush[/tags]