February 20th, 2012

NEWScoop: Linsensitivity Training, Save Perry, Paper or Plastic, Lunch Lady Banned and Get Your Freak On

ESPN is Lin-sensitive
Jeremy Lin and his “easy-to-pun” name have taken over the sports pages. ESPN, trying to keep up with the phenomenon, made a boo-boo. It turns out, that while all the rest of the “Lin” puns and Chinese metaphors are ok, possible racial slurs are off limits for the headlines… So the writer of “Chink in the Armor” found out when he was fired. Visit Click2Houston for more.

Governor Perry Still in Presidential-Candidate-Perry Mode
“We have a missile the size of the Williams Tower heading straight for Houston!” Actually, things aren’t that drastic, but a train did sever a tractor trailer in two today. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident. Denzel saves the day again! Visit MyFoxHouston for more.

Paper or Plastic: Life’s Most Important Question
Things just got less interesting for your average bagger at the grocery store. The answer to life’s most important question has been answered for all of us. Corpus Christi is mulling over a ban of retail plastic bags. Less choices means less jobs. Can’t you people see that? You’re killing the Texas economy. Visit MyFoxHouston for more.

Good Teaching Finally Backfires
The kids have become sentient in Tivoli, TX. Picking up on a vocabulary word, they’ve staged an uprising, and finally it isn’t about dress codes, hair color or other nonsense… This time it’s personal. This time it’s about cafeteria food. The lunch lady doesn’t know what you young whippersnappers are talking about. Every day is a day for sloppy joes. Visit Click2Houston for more.

Ash Wednesday is right around the corner which means all you sinners need to get on your handbasket headed straight to Hades. You have two more days to live it up before God smiteth you downeth. You know all that stuff you plan on giving up for Lent? Get it out of your system now. Visit Bars & Clubs and Restaurants for more ways to play.

— The Loop Scoop


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