Thank you, Mr Weiner, for not changing your name by deed poll before entering politics (surely this would have been one of the first items to be ticked off the list, shortly after considering campaigning for public office?). Cheers for the memories, or more specifically, the headlines.
When I heard about Mr Weiner’s ‘election problems’, I eagerly awaited the flurry of clever headlines that would follow his flirtatious faux pas. Now I would like to share with you some of the best—how do they get away with it, I don’t know but it all cracks me up:
- “Weiner finally yanks himself”
- “Obama beats Weiner”
- “Hide the Weiner”
- “Weiner exposed”
- “Weiner pulls out” — (from the New York Post)
- “The roasting of the Weiner and the public good” — (Huffington Post)
- “Mounting pressure on the Weiner” — (courtesy of CNN)
- “It could be my Weiner” — (The Daily)
Surely I’m not the only person who finds these headlines simply hysterical? They remind me that even with all the doom and gloom and problems we face on a daily basis, at any given time, somewhere in the world, there’s an idiot who has done something truly idiotic that’s going to be really good for a few laughs.
The Tiger Woods’ saga was another personal favourite of mine. I always thought TW had an unusual name, but it didn’t really matter when he was best-known for being a golfing superstar. When he was exposed for repeatedly cheating on his wife with a seemingly endless line of pretty young things, thought, it was time for his name to really shine:
- “Warning: Tiger on the loose” — (New York Post)
- “Angry wife forces Tiger into Woods” — (Sunday Times of India)
- “I’m a cheetah” — (New York Post)
Before Weiner and Woods, there was Bill Clinton and Shane Warne (Australian Cricketer). So, now you may ask, what’s the moral of the story?
I don’t have a bunch of pertinent points for you to deliberate over, I just thought I’d share with you some of the stories that have given me a good chuckle in recent times. OK, you still probably want a moral?
Well, I think it’s probably that in life, there are ‘weiners’ and losers. And when the ‘weiners’ become the losers…well, the headlines speak for themselves.