Panicky Local News Stories, Ct’d . . .

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Today’s nominee . . . teen werewolves.

Prior nominee, description of contest here.

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20 Responses to “Panicky Local News Stories, Ct’d . . .”

  1. #1 |  Ted S. | 

    Couldn’t the TV station just have shown something like this instead?

  2. #2 |  perlhaqr | 

    I’m guessing this started as a Twilight thing.

    Ah well, it’s not really any weirder than fuckin’ bell bottoms. Jesus.

    Hell, just wait 20 years when the medical tech has advanced far enough that the kids can have a cloned wolf’s tail actually attached. I’d bet there isn’t one of us here that can even guess what crazy fad the kids will have 30 years from now.

    But at least by then I’ll look less strange yelling “GET OFF MY LAWN!” at them. :D

  3. #3 |  Marty | 

    Michael J Fox was so far ahead of his time…

  4. #4 |  cjp | 

    I’m actually surprised at how sympathetic and non-panicky this piece was (so it should be automatically disqualified). The counselors, principals, parents etc. all said “not really a big deal, the kids aren’t getting in trouble.”

  5. #5 |  Aresen | 

    Marty | December 6th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Michael J Fox was so far ahead of his timeā€¦

    Nice intertwining of handle and snark.

  6. #6 |  Aresen | 

    As for the teen werewolves, I’m worried:

    The price of the silver for my bullets is just unmanageable.

  7. #7 |  Some guy | 

    Silver Bear is pretty cheap. I do get the feeling they are not actually made of silver, however.

  8. #8 |  (B)oscoH | 

    F’ing lycanthropes, polluting our teens.

  9. #9 |  Curt | 

    Someone needs to create a mashup that puts these panicky newsbits together with the stations’ promo bits that describe their hard-hitting, dependable journalism.

  10. #10 |  ClubMedSux | 

    I like the werewolf girl who says that they’re not a gang because gangbangers are posers who want attention… Look, I don’t really care if you want to dress like a werewolf, but if you really believe you’re not doing it for attention you’re fooling yourself.

  11. #11 |  johnl | 

    Perl – Bell bottoms are practical because you can take them on and off without removing your shoes.

  12. #12 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    Nitpick department: The Wolf Man was released in 1941, not “the thirties”. Universal’s first werewolf film was 1935’s The Werewolf of London ( ), though of course it’s overshadowed by its more famous successor.

  13. #13 |  treed | 

    Curt’s mashup idea is first rate.

  14. #14 |  Chicagojon | 

    The best part about these videos are seeing the crap reporters and realizing how lucky I am to be in Chicago. I think our reporters suck, but seeing some of these ‘small market’ reporters cracks me up.

  15. #15 |  JimMelloan | 

    Seems to me to be a pretty balanced story, and totally worth reporting.

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  18. #18 |  Donald | 

    Wish we had kids like this when I was in school. My scrawney nerd ass would have looked like Pimp Daddy Mcgee comapried to these people.

  19. #19 |  Jeff | 

    This school must have the best basketball team EVER.

  20. #20 |  Wavemanns | 

    I’m actually quite pleasantly surprised by the mother at the end being supportive. This is harmless teen angsty crap and should be treated as such.