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News in Briefs: Ron Paul Announces: I Would Not Vote For Me

Posted in humor, news, news parody, political humor, satire with tags , , , , on November 8, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Krebus Toppel, D.C. Desk-Swain News Service

NO PEST GRIP: Ron Paul demonstrates the Vulcan death pinch he uses to keep "pesky Republicans" at a distance.

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul announced yesterday that he will not support any candidate chosen to be the GOP nominee for the White House in 2012. Citing loyalty with the differing political philosophies of his contributors and supporters versus the rest of the Republican field, Paul went so far to suggest that he won’t support anyone for the Presidency.

“Congressman Paul has made it very clear that at this particular time, there is no qualified candidate to run the country,” said Paul spokesperson Clu Lesser. “As a matter of fact,” he continued, “I have it on good authority that the Congressman advises against voting for him as well.”

“I’ve heard rumors to that effect,” says Paul campaign coordinator Exeter Gravyboat. “Dr. Paul is a firm believer in smaller government and you can’t get much smaller than not electing someone.”

“It’s a fascinating concept,” said Dr.Crainius Kingspittle, Dean of the School of Proportionately Superior Thinking and Chest Thumping at Harvard University. “Choosing ‘no choice’ for the White House is certainly a choice. Not the choice I would choose but a choice to choose nonetheless. But in choosing that choice, is the choice a smart choice? After all, who would officiate at the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon or sleep with the First Lady?”

Whatever the final outcome, it’s certain to be an interesting election season with campaign signs already littering front yards in New Hampshire, featuring a glowering photo of Congressman Paul with the caption: “Don’t Vote For Ron Paul- Ron Paul Wouldn’t!”

NEWSFLASH: Gaddafi Burial Details Revealed

Posted in humor, news, news parody, political humor, satire with tags , , , , on October 27, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Jaspar Apismo,  Swain News Service


TAKING THE FINAL PLUNGE: "It appears someone goofed," said Libyan observer Noodel Al-Ramen, "the burial called for a sandy place but someone must have thought they said 'go to the sandbox'".

Days after the accidental beating and shooting death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, The Hufffing Tongue Post has received access to exclusive footage of what is believed to be his supposedly secret burial . Witnessed by only a few unnamed persons and his cat Minxy, Gaddafi was buried under strict Libyan Rebel rules befitting rulers who “live a peaceful life, honor thy women by wearing thy clothing and scattering thy seed unto the fold in prelude to screaming, killing, torturing and maiming.”

Exclusive footage of the presumed burial obtained from unnamed sources was too shaky to provide a clear image and so the film was sent to one of the most respected digital effects houses in Hollywood, where it was recreated at no small expense using the latest in CGI technology as well as featuring noted stunt cat “Halibut” who was previously seen in the motion pictures “The King’s Speech”, “Million Dollar Baby” and “Critters 3”. During the recreation production, agents from the ASPCA were present to ensure that no animals were harmed in the making of the footage. Sensitive viewers are to be advised that the footage is extremely graphic.

Celebrity 24 Celebrity All-Nude Photos!

Posted in humor, news, satire with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Anonymous, Special to the Swain News Service

Girls! Girls! Girls! Explicit photos of some of the most celebrated women in Hollywood and beyond are here for your perusal!

….Now that we have your attention. This has been a Test of the Emergency Blog Viewing System. Had this been an actual emergency we’d be sure and mention gratuitous sex to get your attention since nothing else seems to work. tsk tsk. Shame on you. This has been a Test of the Emergency Blog Viewing System.

BOSOX BLAME BLOW-OUT ON BULLPEN BOOZEHOUNDS

Posted in baseball, Boston, humor, news, news parody, Red Sox, satire, sports, sports parody with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Alkie Grubbucks, Sports Desk- Swain News Service

DATELINE- BOSTON  In the days since their historic slide from an assured place in the American League playoffs to off-season unemployed bottom dwellers, the Boston Red Sox have undergone a personnel vasectomy, lopping off vital parts of the team in an effort to save face and diminish the volume of incoming junk mail to the front office.

BOOZE-O-VISION: The question now is whether Red Sox pitchers saw rival batters as competitors or as milky hazes?

Key amongst these changes was the release of team manager Terry “Tito” Francona, who according to Red Sox President Larry Lucchino was not released due to the unprecedented slide into hellish oblivion his team took in September, but due to community sensitivities in surrounding ethnic neighborhoods. “We are very sensitive to the wonderful people of Yugoslavia, or whatever those people call their country nowadays, and we didn’t want any further emotional turmoil caused by our manager’s constant reference to that awful country’s former dictator,” read a statement from the Red Sox front office.

To distract from an unfair fallout on Bosox manager Francona for the historic slide of the team, owner John Henry (above) attempts to distract the press by faking his own death; the plan foiled as no one could tell the difference.

Reaching Team Captain, veteran catcher Jason Varitek about the situation, he commented only by saying, “uhhh.”

This might have been an accepted scenario were it not for an exhibition of last-minute theatrics by Principal Owner John W. Henry who, while Francona was announcing his ouster from the team, was staging a valiant distraction campaign by tripping over his laces and falling on the deck of his yacht cum aircraft carrier, bumping his head and paralyzing the New England health care system by keeping every doctor on call in case they were needed for surgical support and emergency bill padding. After personally telephoning every media outlet in a nine state radius, Henry was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance that took a mere three hours to travel the four blocks from the docking pier, followed intently by media helicopters from all over the globe.  “It was touch and go, until he arrived at the hospital,” says Chief Surgeon Dr. Imperius Chester Thumper, Director of Mass. General Hospital’s state-of-the-art Department of Hysterical Illnesses. ” It was one of the most perplexing cases of ‘aplexic contusive sternasis’ I’ve ever encountered; or, in layman’s language, a boo boo. When he arrived at the hospital he seemed to be in advanced state of rigor mortis, but was responsive to questions and seemingly back to normal.”

The Boston sports media, however, was not fooled by the ruse and took the incident with a grain of salt, one prominent Boston Globe columnist summing up the situation by saying, “My God! This could have been the end, I tell you, THE END! IT COULD HAVE BEEN OUR OWN 9/11!!”

Since then, new and damning allegations have emerged of players drinking during games, gorging on and greasing up their pitching fingers with Popeye’s Fried Chicken and playing clubhouse video games during crucial innings in the tumultuous September slide.

IN BETWEEN PITCH SNACK?: No matter what his ERA, Bosox hurler Josh Beckett was reportedly Team Captain when it came to CPI (Chicken Per Inning).

“I don beleef dis forra secon’,” said Juan Jose Garcia Ramirez Santiago Ortega-Martinez, night manager of the local Popeye’s franchise, across the street from Fenway Park. “Owr chikken ess no greezy. Wee spunge off de chikkens affer cookin’. No greezy.”

Popeye’s delivery man, Zindale “Spiderneck” Agula, has a different story.

“You bets we deliver t’ them guys all t’ time,” he said. “That cheapskate Beckett always came t’ the clubhouse door ‘n grabbed the bags o’ food and said “hey, look behind ya'” an’ when I turned he closed the door on me, ‘n stiffed me. After seven ‘r eight times, I din’ fall for that no more.”

About what has become known as the “Crispy Thigh Affair”, Red Sox Captain veteran catcher Jason Varitek would only comment by saying, “uhhh.”

The rumors about during-the-game drinking are particularly disturbing, especially when considering that it takes at least forty minutes in line at Fenway Park to get a delicious lukewarm brew: where were pitchers Beckett, Lester and Lackey getting theirs at a moment’s notice?

BOTTOMS (OF THE STANDINGS) UP?: Inside the Bosox clubhouse, referred to by team personnel as "The Speakeasy", with team bartender Manny Jigizup, who may not be able to pitch a curve ball, but mixes a mean Highball.

“It’s all on tap,” says clubhouse bartender Manny Jigizup, “you just put your glass under the spigot and pour a tall one.” It seems that as a condition of lengthy player arbitration, the Red Sox organization allowed many players contract bonus incentives, the rumored so-called ‘Kegger Clause’, to “maintain high spirits”, but details of these contracts have not been made available to the public. “That Theo, ” said Jigizup, “he really knows how to negotiate a contract. Can I pour you a pint?”

Theo Epstein, General Manager of the Red Sox has since resigned from his post on the hapless team, where he was instrumental in leading the team to two World Championships, ending an eighty six year drought, and has now moved on to a position with the Chicago Cubs, whose own record of 103 consecutive seasons without a Series championship needs serious attention.

“We’re thrilled to add Theo to our team,” says Cubs’ spokesman Mason Brickview. “The Cubs have found every way humanly possible to lose a chance at a Championship Pennant, but we’ve never had a major slide due to rampant team sanctioned alcoholism, obese  overeating and video game distraction. This kind of contribution could add an entirely new chapter to our team’s legacy!”

5.6 TONS ON THE RICHTER SCALE?: Bosox ace Josh Beckett exiting Fenway Park during the final month of the season. Fans question why alarm bells, or at least seismic readings, weren't attracting attention over the disgraceful clubhouse situation?

In the meantime, there remains the question of what to do with the smoking crater once known as Red Sox Nation? Bosox President Larry Luchino is optimistic about the future. Says front office spokesperson Denny Nile, “Red Sox staff, players and fans are all looking to put this behind us. The front office has taken firm action into correcting all of the problems with the team this year. Already plans are in the works to change over many of the concession personnel, repaint the rest room areas, add more seats to the right field section and, of course, raise ticket prices which the fans expect and would be alarmed that something is wrong if we didn’t.”

But what of the problems with the team itself, especially reports on undisciplined activity by the players? Nile waves away any such concerns.

“Let me tell you,” he said, “that we have already spoken to pitchers John Lackey and John Lester and both have agreed to suspend their clubhouse pole dancing competition until after the seventh inning stretch. By that time, neither would be in the game anyway. And have I not told you we’re firing several of the stadium hot dog and cotton candy vendors?”

When reached for comment on the entire situation, Red Sox Captain, veteran catcher Jason Varitek, responded by saying, “uhhh.”

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino could not be understood for comment.

In The News: U.S. Prez Rating Dips

Posted in humor, news, news parody, Obamarama, political humor, political satire, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Krebus Toppel, D.C. Office- Swain News Service

The motto around the Nation’s Capitol these days may very well be “When It Rains It Pours”. In an announcement eerily reminiscent of the historic S & P downgrading of the American credit rating from AAA to AA, the Glum Institute in Stockholm has downgraded the Presidency of the United States from a perfect 5 to a lesser 4 rating, lowering the International Leadership Index Standard of Barack Obama from “Presidential” to “White House Resident”.

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PRESIDENT: If the President continues to diminish in world stature, will he soon be traveling to Europe in Handbag One?

“This came as a complete surprise to the President as soon as we inform him,” said White House spokesperson Myah Opiah in an impromptu press meeting at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a favorite hangout of the President when introducing foreign leaders to the health foods of America. “I can assure you that the President is hard at work, focused on the immediate concerns of this nation,” she said exiting swiftly with four bags of half-smokes, fries and a tureen of chili.

“I want to assure the nation that this unprecedented announcement will not deter me from the task at hand,”  announced the President several hours later on a memo partially obscured by a chili stain. “I have every intention in this historic time unprecedented in history to blame the Congress who must be forced to do the will of the People. The People who elected them. And the People who will kick them out of office. Not me. Them. I cannot stress the historic importance of this enough. Have I mentioned that this is unprecedented?”

“I really couldn’t have said it better myself,” said Vice-President Joe Biden, looking interestedly at the memo. “And by the way,” he inquired, “where’d you get the chili?”

After hearing the news of his rating reduction , President Obama maintains a cool composure and continues the diligent task of watching out for enemy paratroopers dropping from the sky and infiltrating D.C. recreational areas.

“It’s not apparent, for the moment, what effect this may have on our relationship with foreign governments, especially those in other countries,” read a statement from Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank’s office. “But you can bet we’ll be able to negotiate our way around the situation, especially if they don’t hear about it.”

“I’m not certain this is any big deal at all,” countered Capitol Hill analyst Ivan Gottplenty. “It’s only a one point dip. Two points would be more serious. That’s ‘Commanding Tenant-at-Will’. A three point dip would be near catastophic. That’s designated as ‘Vagrant-In-Chief’.”

That would place President Obama at a 2 Rating on the scale. But what about the lowest. What about a 1 rating?

Gottplenty shivered even at the prospect and spoke softly as if he didn’t want to be heard. “It’s bad,” he said, “really bad. It’s the kind of thing anyone in Washington would sell their soul to avoid. It’s horrible. It’s monstrous. It’s a terror unlike any other!” He swallowed painfully and then continued. “The 1 rating mean… it means…it means…” He could barely speak but through tears and terrified clenched teeth, but before falling into a dead faint, uttered the words: ‘private U.S. citizen’!”

Republicans & Democrats Unite to Outsource Obama

Posted in humor, news, news parody, Obamarama, political humor, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Krebus Toppel, Swain News Service

In Washington D.C., when discussing “boots” it is always wise to make certain you are equipped with footwear appropriate to the task. During yesterday morning’s White House press conference, President Barack Obama vowed that if his Jobs Bill wasn’t passed by Congress, they would be “booted out of town.” Surprisingly, members of Congress didn’t take the challenge laying down and in a stunning display of bipartisan unity, the usually fractious Democrats and Republicans reached across the aisle to support the filing of legislation to outsource the Presidency.

“Bottom line, we’re all sick of the guy,” said Congressional Cocoa Caucus leader Melvin Gabsbottom. “I don’t know why he’s so angry with all of us. None of us here on The Hill have done anything.”

WHO'S WHO IN GETTING THE BOOT?: If the White House is outsourced to Mumbai, will President Obama become President "Hi, My Name Is Steve"?

“We’re in a crisis mode right now,” remarked long-time Congressional assistant Jerry Meander, “and we certainly don’t need to be picked on, what with all of the arrangements to be made for the Columbus Day Weekend holidays, Thanksgiving  preparations, not to mention buying Halloween candy and, my God, do you realize the Christmas holidays are right around the corner?”

The proposed bill would retain the Constitutionally imperative Executive Branch office of the Presidency, but outsource it to a location in India, where it has been reported by the Congressional Super Committee that considerable budgetary savings could be found by buying “local” and doing the Presidential laundry on a rock.

Capitol scuttlebutt is that the location chosen was an intentionally strategic one, putting the displaced President on the other side of the Globe, where, as one unnamed former House Speaker said, “whenever that man wants to hold a childish media circus, instead of rudely interrupting Kim Kardashian’s visit with Hoda on “The Today Show”, he’ll be twelve time zones and in the middle of my night’s sleep away.”

Word from the Senate is that there is an almost unanimous consensus to form an exploratory committee to study the possibility of considering the House proposal, if time permits, sometime in the direct or indirect future.

One Senate figure who is rallying around the idea is none other than Vice-President Joe Biden himself. “I think this is a swell idea,” he said, “and I fully support any effort to make the Redskins a stronger team on the offensive line, especially if we can gain a couple of decent draft picks.”

In The News: Obama Bores Self

Posted in humor, news, news parody, Obamarama, political humor, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by chandlerswainreviews

by Kreebus Toppel, Swain News Service

The Prez takes a short nap during his morning "Blame For Jobs" news conference.

In a bracing act of candor, President Barack Obama actually put himself to sleep while holding this morning’s White House press conference concerning his Jobs Bill.

Pulling out the Washington D.C. Metro area phone book and reading off the names of all who he feels are to blame for the stalled passage of the still-secret employment plan, the President had reached the the letter H in the directory before showing signs of boredom, closed his eyes and fell unconscious for several minutes.

“He was very Presidential, ” admired NBC news correspondent Halibut Finesse, “he didn’t even fall over or slump the podium. He maintained a very erect posture and started snoring lightly.”

“Oh he was so cute,” commented veteran CNN correspondent Betsy Sturgeon. “And when that little bit of drool came from the corner of his mouth, he reminded us all of Joe Biden. It was adorable.”

Fox News correspondent Stoney Grimshark had a different perspective: “Why aren’t we talking about Rick Perry?”

When reached for comment, Vice President Biden asked, “Are you bringing up that Obama fella again, whoever he is?”