Thursday, May 15, 2008

IRB?'s Classy People of the Week, May 15th

Maybe it’s because I’ve taken my namesake from the legendary Ron Burgundy.  Maybe it’s got something to do with the relative ease difficulty of noticing the “on air” light.  Maybe it's because we all think we could report the news better than half these clowns.  Or maybe it's because this is what YouTube was invented for.

Newscasters are my classy people of the week.  Why?  None of this is new, but here's my evidence:

I know what you're going to say.  Of course a New York City news reporter is classy.  Everyone in New York City is classy.  You're right.  So what the fuck are you doing?  Probably sipping a Perrier, wearing a cravat and playing croquet.  Stay classy New York City.

Nothing is classier than reporting sledding from the bottom of the hill.  Because if you report from the top, you're a pussy.  If you report from the bottom, get mowed over, do a flip, and finish your segment... well you're still a pussy, but at least you did an awesome flip.

Good, classy news starts with connection with the listener.  If you're on camera, you should look at the working camera.  When reporting from the field, you should look directly at the only camera there.  However, you probably should keep an eye out for what's in front of you.

One of the best ways to connect with your listeners is to go to a classy local event and inform them of the fun they can have.  Wine is a classy thing, and making wine is even classier.  Stomping out wine like the ancients is about as classy as it gets.  Honestly, who's classier than the booze pounding, orgy loving, bisexual, pedophile, deity-banging Greeks?  Also, watch out for that step, it's a doozy.  My only reluctance to use this as classy evidence is the fact that it doesn't help to scream and moan like a choad when trying to report classy things.

However, I will say that there have been some very classy news reporters.  For instance Erin Andrews.  She’s classy.  Because she’s a good sports journalist.  She seems to take the obsession of her from the interwebs and on college campuses in stride. That’s why.  I feel obligated to post here about EA not only because she's classy, but because people show up to our blog by searching for her.

You stay classy, Erin Andrews.

1 comment:

Walter Sobchak said...

the grape stomping clip is one of my all time favorites. I love how the lady soounds like a seal when she bites it.