The Blob

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Somewhere, an accountant must be laughing

I read recently that Interstate Bakeries, the parent company of snack food manufacturer Hostess, recently filed for bankruptcy. Then, I heard this morning that the Hostess Twinkie consists of 68 percent air. Perhaps this finally dawned on the consumer.

No respect

I heard a news report this morning that a CNN staffer called the agent of the late great Rodney Dangerfield, to ask for Mr. Dangerfield's thoughts on the recent passing of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. Noting how clueless CNN was, Mr. Dangerfield's agent replied, "If you know how to channel Rodney to get his comments, great. There's just one problem: he died last year, you idiot!"

Knowing CNN, I'm not surprised.