Monday, July 12, 2004

Another sad day: Isabel Sanford has died. She was best known for her role as "Weezie" Jefferson on "The Jeffersons." Years from now I'm sure we will all remember where we were when we heard the news...Oh, Weezie. She's movin' on up to the deluxe apartment in the sky.

In more upbeat news, from the "Why Don't I Have Cable Tv" file, the NY Times is running an article now about Will Ferrell crashing onto the set of a CNBC business news show called "Power Lunch," and here are some highlights:

"Since the day CNBC began broadcasts in April 1989, Sue Herera has been a steady presence on the cable channel, chronicling the news from the business world with a tone that is often sober.

So it might have been something of a shock last week for viewers to see her kiss a man square on the mouth at her anchor desk and to hear her purr as she was implored "to make hot Spanish love right now.''....

Dressed in an untucked golf shirt and rumpled cotton slacks, Mr. Ferrell appeared suddenly at the anchor desk as Ms. Herera was thanking a correspondent for a report on the results of an auction of five-year Treasury notes.

"G.E. is bankrupt,'' Mr. Ferrell announced, appearing to read a headline about CNBC's parent company from a sheaf of papers he had grabbed from the desk....

"Kenneth Lay likes to wear makeup as a woman,'' Mr. Ferrell intoned, ignoring Mr. Griffeth and again appearing to read a headline, this one about the indictment of the former Enron chief.

It was then that Mr. Ferrell leaned across the desk to plant a kiss on Ms. Herrera, who, despite never having met Mr. Ferrell, offered no resistance. She ended up locking lips with Mr. Ferrell five times, in less than a minute."

Damn, I wish I could've seen that! I love that he said "G.E. is bankrupt," since G.E. owns CNBC, NBC, etc. The executives must have peed their pants! Hee-hee. I heart Will Ferrell!

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