Sunday, November 4, 2007

7:00 pm-Flesh Eating Bacteria Invades Playgrounds. Could Your Child Be Losing a Limb as They Sleep. More at 10...

8:30 pm - Hundreds exposed to aggressive bacteria. How to protect your family, at 10...

9:45 pm - Was this two year old stricken with a horribly maming disease after visiting a local playground? The latest health scare you should know about, at 10...

10:00 pm - Good Evening. Children could be in grave danger of limbs simply falling off their bodies after visiting local playgrounds. But first, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made quite the stir when they visited a coffee shop this morning in New York City...

10:29 - And finally tonight, scientists say they have detected low levels of a bacteria that feeds on the epidermis layer of amphibians along the banks of The Nile River in Cairo, Egypt, last month. Local experts say the strain seems to only affect amphibious species and is not expected to be a threat to any humans, but if parents are concerned, they should avoid travel to Egypt for the next few months. There have been no reports of local children or any humans of any age in any location contracting the disease, and therefore no cause for alarm as no limbs will be falling off of anyone.

That's it for us. Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for our report on the deadly Halloween candy distributed in our area, last week. What every parent should know. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

This post was part of Monday Missions as hosted by Painted Maypole. The challenge was to draft a news story. If you are feeling inspired compose your own and link it up over at Maypole's place.

10 comments:

Christine said...

i like this Monday mission assignment--well done and funny!

Jen M. said...

Excellent MM!! And we all know Brangelina leads!

Rimarama said...

Oh, man, I can totally relate to this post. I had a serious freak-out session just a few weeks ago when all that stuff about deadly staph infections was all over the news. You are dead-on!

painted maypole said...

brilliant! just brilliant! part of the reason I stopped watching the news on TV! Well, that and pure laziness! ;)

Kellan said...

It's all enough to scare the livin'-day-lights outta ya!!! Good post - see ya.

Kathryn said...

That was perfect! I am so sick of the news media trying to scare us. That was hilarious!
Thanks for stopping at my blog. It's nice to meet you. :)

Mary G said...

Good Grief! Way cool post -- great satire on the news as we nose it.
Love it!

Julie Pippert said...

Oh the mockery of the Horr-i-fyou news!

Awesome!

Julie
Using My Words

alejna said...

Very funny and clever! I loved the timeline. (And this makes me glad I don't watch TV news.)

Lori said...

Oh gosh, isn't that the truth! This was perfect, and very funny!