The parody rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap'' features a scene in which a fictional rock band's manager defends a particularly idiotic decision by pointing out that he was merely following the instructions of Nigel Tufnel, the band's profoundly clueless lead guitarist.
Lead singer David St. Hubbins replies, "But you're not as confused as him, are you? I mean it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."Read More
Right after Hurricane Ike struck Galveston, Texas, a TV news reporter was out describing the devastation. She gave an account of how in one part of the community, the storm lifted a beach house, sending it airborne, and slamming into another beach house. In a voice with rising decibels, the reporter said, "It was like, like a pinata."
The imagery was perfect: A flying house, like a missile, clobbering a stationary one, with the debris scattered everywhere.Read More
New polls suggest Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is picking up steam in three key states, possibly building momentum as the campaign heads into its final five weeks.
The Democrat now has 50 percent or more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida -- three states that history has shown can make a difference in a Presidential election year.
The bump in the polls comes as Republican John McCain's campaign is floundering after recent missteps by the GOP nominee in the financial crisis gripping the country and gaffes by his running mate.