Thursday, December 3, 2009

...Tiger Woods

There once was a Tiger named Woods,
On the course he delivered the goods.
In the private sector,
They used a detector,
And invaded as much as they could.

The economy seems to be moot.
The jobless just may have to loot.
The deaths from the wars,
The slowness in stores,
For the media seem just a hoot.

Once there was time for the news.
Challenging more than ones views.
Now 'reality' thrives,
People cutting with knives,
Talking heads simply wait for their cues.

...a clever reader has added to my limerick. It reads as follows:
Tiger's shame is now all the news
With so many sharing their views

We liked him just fine when he stayed on the line
but it seems he had more on his mind.

Now the press watches his pain
there must be good money to gain

His world has exploded, his marriage imploded.
How will he handle all of this scandal?

Why do we care, because it is there
to remind us all that those who act small
will eventually fall. elouisem

On this day in 1929 President Herbert Hoover announced to the U.S. Congress that the worst effects of the recent stock market crash were behind the nation and the American people have regained faith in the economy. On a much lesser note, a Hollywood starlet privately entered a drug rehab, an affair was kept out of the spotlight and underwearless girls were not videotaped to advance theirs and the paparazzis careers.

"I wasn't naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight." Gypsy Rose Lee