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20 Responses to “Panicky Local News Stories, Ct’d . . .”
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
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.”
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.
Nitpick department: The Wolf Man was released in 1941, not “the thirties”. Universal’s first werewolf film was 1935’s The Werewolf of London ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027194/ ), though of course it’s overshadowed by its more famous successor.
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.