WBLOG TV: The Meme
"The place where unbloggable news happens and sources are never a secret. You are the creator, producer, writer and news anchor of the WBLOG nightly news. It is your job to deliver the news in your own style from your own blog." - Thus speaketh the Queen of Memes
1 - The Weather Channel: Give me your personality forecast. Are you sunny, wet, windy, or cloudy? Why?
This morning gave A Piece of My Mind scattered thundershowers as a migraine brewed early in the day. But a high pressure acupuncture system leveled the storm by midday - a first, ladies and gentlemen. A first! Never, in the history of this migraineur, has a day that started out with narcotic painkiller moved within hours to taking acetaminophen with codeine, to going 7 hours with no painkiller - and counting.
Forecast for this blogger: "Sunny days, sweepin' the clouds away..."
2 - The News Channel: What is the breaking news story of the day in your world?
Four-day weekend = 4000 words on my Victorian-gardener-becomes-Van-Diemen's-Land-convict story. Cue the fireworks!
3 - The Economic Channel: How are things on the economic front? And more importantly, do you have ideas to save the planet from financial ruin?
In financial markets, A Piece of My Mind is suffering a recession due to the effects of the acupuncture mentioned earlier in our weather segment. Employee health benefits performed well during the first quarter, but the historic stockmarket decline within the neurotransmitters forecasts a prolonged season of treatment which falls far outside of health coverage parameters.
It's Victory Garden time, folks. And eyebrow-pencil-down-the-legs-instead-of-nylons.
But we'll flash the V for Victory sign - remember the 7-hour gap in painkiller? It's all worth it.
In international business news, one word says it all when it comes to saving the planet: Microcredit.
4 - The Entertainment Channel: Give us the latest blog celebrity gossip. Dish it!
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will celebrate his 22nd birthday in his home town of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia - the originating broadcast signal for A Piece of My Mind.
On Aug. 7th, Sid the Kid will bring the Stanley Cup home to share with all of us in here in Cole Harbour.
"I’ve always had this dream of playing street hockey for the Cup," Crosby told a crowd of excited employees at the Montreal headquarters of Reebok-CCM Hockey earlier this month.
"I did it growing up. But this time, we have the real one. So I’m going to get some friends together that I grew up with and we’re going to play for the real thing this time." - Chronicle Herald
5 - The Sports Channel: Make up a sport, give your team a name and choose five players from the list of names on the Mr. Linky list. What are the rules of the game?
The game is Bennis. I played it all the time as a kid. It's rather like volleyball, but with a balloon and without a net. The rules are - once the balloon is in the air, don't let it touch the floor. Every kind of spectacular dive and pretzel-like move is encouraged. There's no scoring. Only gales of laughter at the lengths to which team members will go to keep the balloon off the floor.
Star athletes for Bennis:
Jen the Dust Bunny Hostage
Psychic Mama Indigo Child
6 - The Comedy Channel: How will you make us laugh today? Tell us a blunny (that's blog + funny for all you non-blog speakers)
I'll hand this over to the folks from Corner Gas:
7 - The Religious Channel: Make up a blog religion. Tell us why your blog church will save our souls.
I can't make up a religion any more amazing than the very Blogosphere itself. When I enter the great fellowship of Blogdom, I feel connected to people all over our fabulous planet. I love joining virtual hands with everyone I've met here - most especially all of you!
In my Church of Blogdom, we stress Not Apologizing For Not Posting. It's summer. Live!
8 - (but who's counting?) The Soap Opera Channel: What is the name of your soap opera?
Days and Weeks and Months of Our Lives Covering for Everyone Else at Work is a long-running soap opera that runs wherever workplaces limp through summer vacation staff shortages. You may be a long-time viewer of this show.
Will the manager return from her cottage to regale the staff about the roast she has waiting in the oven - when her staff has been sucking on dry macaroni while waiting for Employment Benefits to kick in during the enforced lay-off? The same lay-off that allowed the manager to get suntanned at her cottage?
Will the new employee who told the small business owner that she needed training take it personally when he hands her Windows XP For Dummies?
Will the evening shift employee who gets stuck training all the new staff and who arrives to a back hallway filled with stock to be priced be able to resist strangling her boss when, after re-counting the safe four times to find $300.00 missing, arrives the next evening to be told 'it was found' - and then hears chatter about the boss's luck at the casino the night of the missing money?
Tune in next week when an office-wide meeting is called by the visiting executive - who tells everyone to buy the book Who Moved My Cheese?
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