Bitter Entertainment Network

One of the few news anchors I can stand delivering the hard hitting news.

One of the few news anchors I can stand delivering the hard hitting news.

As a lifelong ignorer of news, I usually have no idea what is happening in Bosnia or Washington DC or even Seattle. Sure I’ve heard of the occasional Disney princess (Miley Virus anyone?) going awry or the forecast of an actual sunny day in Seattle, but the news interferes with me playing video games or napping, which are way more important than being informed about the world. Besides, I can’t expose my kids to such violence, terror and the once-in-a lifetime “good” news story that accidently makes it through editing of a newscast.

As I accidently left the news on when I ignorned the ending of a television show I was watching, I realized that there is all kinds of news out there: angry news, depressing news, good news (not reallly) but for some reason there is no bitter news. Clearly there is a market out there that is being untapped. Since I am the unnofficial and official spokesperson for bitterness(a dying art which I hope to revive), it is my responsiblity to start my own news and entertainment network. So I along with the help (by help I mean she did most of the work) of Amanda and her family from the blog Write in the Wrong Way (another slightly less bitter blogger) we have filmed our first episode of bitter news on the new Bitter Entertainment Network. We have searched a medium distance and found a small slice of old outdated news, sports, entertainment news and weather to bring you the first (and possibly last) episode of the Bitter News. So with ado, I present to you the badly teleprompter read(by me at least) news:

Arrrrghhhh, Stay Bitter Seattle (and every other place)

Bitter Entertainment Ben (BEB for short)

See Amanda’s much better blog over at Write in the Wrong Way. Feel free to go over to Youtube and comment too. If I get like a million hits, I get a free lollipop.

The Bitter Ben Holiday Variety Hour and a Half Special

Closed Fire.

Closed Fire.

Remember gathering around the Tube of many colors as a family when you were a kid? Remember those old Holiday Special Variety Shows that celebrities did on television where they would decorate a tree or have a snowball fight(I especially enjoyed when the snowball fight went just a little too far) or sat around opening presents? All so they had the excuse to sing Holiday Carols and pretend like they were having fun together? They were popular in like the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s. Usually they revolved around A list celebrities like Donny & Marie or Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey. The best part about them is that they brought those couples closer together.

Still going strong.

Still going strong.

Though Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were having problems at the time they did their Holiday special, afterwards they were all tickle fights and kitten whispers (not sure what that is really). In fact, they are still in wedded bliss as we speak. Sorry, my producer is interupting me. What did you say? Of course they are still together! You’ve seen their show on MTV right? She might be a little air headed and he might like hanging with his boys too much, but they are still together. Watch their reality show on MTV! At the end of every show they always talk about how much they still love each other. What? Their show is cancelled? 7 years ago? Oh! Ummm, well at least MTV still shows music videos most of the day. I can’t imagine what they channel would be like if all they did was reality shows all day and ditched the Music Videos all together.

Still together after all these years.

Still together after all these years.

So maybe Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson aren’t a couple anymore. At least Donnie & Marie are still married right? Those specials were really good for them too. Even though Marie was a little country and Donnie was a rock n roll guy like KISS and Guns n Roses, they always seemed to come together in their marriage. Nothing could keep them apart. Dang it producer! I’m trying to write a blog here! What is it? What do you mean they aren’t married anymore? Seriously? Well what did they fight about? Ooohh, oh really…So what you are saying is that they are brother and sister? Righhht. Uh huh. Oh well, I could…never mind. At least they still have their Donnie and Marie talk show. There’s always that.

Okay, well since those shows were so successful, I’ve decided to bring back the genre. But Bitter Ben style. The Escape Goat will be there in case we need to blame someone.

So, treat this like my promo, because I don’t have enough money to pay for commercials on TV, or radio, or newspapers (remember those?) or even Facebook.

Pretend my writing is a bitter deep voiced, VOG(Voice Over Guy) that is getting you bitterly excited to watch a special variety show.

“With all the happiness, joy and peace going on in the world, who has time to be truly bitter about things? You may not have more than an hour and a half to sit down with your family and friends, but I promise, if you do, this show will make you instantly regret that you did. Join us as we celebrate all the bitterness of the holidays in Bitter Ben’s Christmas Variety Special. Imagine a world where coal is in every stalking stocking. Imagine a world where you didn’t get every present that you wanted. Imagine the streets filled with snow that causes multiple flight delays, traffic accidents and missed get togethers. If you want to feel that pain again and again, the Bitter Entertainment Network (B.E.N.) presents: The Bitter Ben’s Christmas Variety Special Hour and a Half!”

Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguleria everyone!

Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguleria everyone!

“Jennifer Lopez will be there talking in a little kitten voice and showcasing her lack of talent as not only a bad actor, but as a bad singer and dancer. Who knew you could make so much money being a triple threat of three bad things? She will talk about she is just a down to earth girl who is just Jenny from the Block as she cruises by in her limo.”

The kind of bad apple that makes you ill.

The kind of bad apple that makes you ill.

“Julia Roberts will be here horsing around, talking about how funny she wasn’t in Pretty Woman and how she is yet to make a good movie for which she so handsomely gets paid. See her overact, laugh like a heina, and talk too much about her kids, her husband and how little people care that her name is really Julia Moder.”

Bill Heder as Al Pacino as Charlie Brown

Bill Heder as Al Pacino as Charlie Brown

“Charlie Brown will be here to attempt a field goal with Lucy as his holder. Watch as he attempts over and over to kick it, reassured that Lucy will not move the football only to moved out of the way once more. Watch as his last attempt misses yet again, but this time he “accidently” kicks Lucy.”

She tried.

She tried.

“Kristen Stewart will be here. She will attempt a stunt so horrifying, so terrifying, so crazy, out of control and over the top, that you may not recognize her at all. She will attempt to show emotion. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but she fails.”

“Gwenyth Paltrow will be here to show us how to drive a Vespa. She will attempt to pick up her kids at school and almost hit by a school bus, who clearly is at fault because it was driving in a “School Zone”.

She sometimes gets emotional around the holidays....when she loses and earring in the ocean.

She sometimes gets emotional around the holidays….when she loses and earring in the ocean.

“The Kardashians will be by to talk in their nasally, dim witted voices about the talents that got them wealthy and famous. Stuff like, um, uh what do they do again? You know they like, uh, and then they, ooh mmm not sure.”

“Scrouge and the Grinch will doing a duo about their bitterness towards Christmas. These guys are what a bitter Christmas is all about. Not learning lessons and their Scrouginess and Grinchiness at the end of their stories are what Christmas is all about.”

Sing off Yo!

Sing off Yo!

“So when your dysfunctional family stops by and you just can’t stop arguing about things, tune into the Bitter Entertainment Network and watch The Bitter Ben Holiday Variety Hour and a Half and I promise this will just stoke the fires of your bitter family gathering.”


Bitter MC Ben

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