Wednesday, July 12, 2006

In an example of fabulous journalism, CNBC anchor Joe Kernan announced on air Monday morning that the $132 million opening of Pirates of the Carribbean was the most successful movie opening of all time, beating out James Cameron's Aquaman. The catch? Aquaman doesn't exist in the real world, only in the Hollywood alternative reality known as HBO's fantastic Entourage.

What's next? Will we be comparing the graduation rates of the US to Hogwarts? How about concerning ourselves with ramifications of flying vigilante crime fighters on the relevance of our police forces in major cities? Just teasing Joe, I wish Aquaman was real too.

3 Comments:

At 1:42 PM, Blogger DougH said...

This might actually be better than the time a Chinese Newspaper reported an Onion story on a proposed retractable roof for the US Capitol building as fact. Why make up jokes when they get handed to us?

As for anchors screwing up, I can only say "Boom goes the dynamite!"

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Adam Zand said...

I had a similar experience at the local movie rental place. I did a serious double take when seeing a promo and display box for Aquamarine (2006 release).

Promo isn't very promising, unless you like almost strait to DVD flicks with cute teenagers sporting fins: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0429591/trailers-screenplay-E27711-10-2

Besides, I have proof that Aquaman made their numbers because Vince's posse is driving sweet matching cars this week.

http://www.hbo.com/entourage/episode/season03/episode27.html

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger thoughtbrigade said...

Of course, the masterstroke of imaginary journalism still remains Orson Wells' radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds."

 

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