Comic 1736 - Hub News Network!

2nd Mar 2022, 12:00 AM
Hub News Network!
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
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Old Fart 2nd Mar 2022, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Looks like Fox "News" and the rest of the Murdock Media Group survived. unfortunately.
Evervigilant 2nd Mar 2022, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
You know even back in the 80's long before Fox folks knew that news in general was becoming more entertainment than actual fact reporting. Then again a News Network came onto the Cable scene a year or two before the song below was written. New Troy apparently has some shows that continue the time honored tradition of entertainment and product placement.

Dirty Laundry
I make my livin' off the evenin' news
Just give me somethin', somethin' I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry

[Verse 2]
Well, I coulda' been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

[Chorus]
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em all around

[Verse 3]
We got the bubble-headed bleached-blonde, comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry
[Verse 4]
Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

[Verse 5]
You don't really need to find out what's goin' on
You don't really wanna know just how far it's gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

[Chorus]
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're stiff
Kick 'em all around

[Post-Chorus]
(Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're stiff
Kick 'em all around)
[Verse 6]
Dirty little secrets, dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody's pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

[Verse 7]
We can do "The Innuendo", we can dance and sing
When it's said and done, we haven't told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!

[Outro]
(Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2022, 4:57 AM edit delete reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOzJ7gNb7Y&ab_channel=Talon-Topic
Andrew_C 2nd Mar 2022, 1:54 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, the whole news as entertainment thing started when CNN introduced the 24 hour new cycle in 1980
Lurker314 2nd Mar 2022, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
Read the first paragraph of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Pulitzer, and get back to me about when mixing news & entertainment started.

The D's news is the R's propaganda.
R's truth-checking is U's brain washing.
And don't even get me started about C vs T.
megados 2nd Mar 2022, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Evervigilant 2nd Mar 2022, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Yep I grew up with the Don Henley version.
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2022, 11:21 AM edit delete reply

ok my link sucks.. i meant the Don Henley version
Evervigilant 2nd Mar 2022, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Actually the Eagles version wasn't bad either. Both are good in their own way.
megados 2nd Mar 2022, 6:31 PM edit delete reply

No, it's not bad at all. It's a tribute number the Eagles did. It's kinda like fanart. :D
Old Fart 9th Mar 2022, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
There used to be a saying,in days of dead tree newsprint, "If it Bleeds it Leads."
Guest 6th Mar 2022, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Considering Henley was a founding member of the Eagles.
Ryu Santos 2nd Mar 2022, 12:39 AM edit delete reply

Funny, I was thinking TMZ.
mjkj 2nd Mar 2022, 1:10 AM edit delete reply

Oh, Acantha made the news...

...yeah, I hope she will find good friends and later a good spouse...

@alt text: *lol* or they do not have/project the relevant authority...
TKitch 2nd Mar 2022, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Also needs a better "motivation device"

Say, maybe a remote stun gun?
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2022, 11:22 AM edit delete reply

Or a lolipop..
MirrorField 2nd Mar 2022, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
Why not both? The Concept of "carrot and stick" is not exactly new...
Sheela 7th Mar 2022, 5:38 AM edit delete reply

Lollipop with build in stun gun!
You put it in your mouth, it stuns you !
Microraptor 2nd Mar 2022, 10:16 AM edit delete reply

Those two are clearly such professionals! :-)
Centcomm 2nd Mar 2022, 11:22 AM edit delete reply

but they are cute!
megados 2nd Mar 2022, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

Kind of a sad commentary on a lot of today's "news sources". In the DC universe, almost two millennia later, it looks like it hasn't changed a whole lot.
wright1 2nd Mar 2022, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
The more things change, the less they change. Certain human institutions and behaviors do seem to be iterative.

That said, it's still interesting to see the pop-culture take on recent events.
Ebonbolt 2nd Mar 2022, 3:01 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, no one is ever paid enough to herd ferrets....
KarToon12 2nd Mar 2022, 3:36 PM edit delete reply

The more sensational news reporting changes, the more it stays the same....
Haegan2005 2nd Mar 2022, 8:26 PM edit delete reply

So the two newscasters are the DC versions of two characters in an RPG that we play. Chrys and Bolt, if you look carefully, look exactly the same...

Bolt is normally much less of a chatterbox then Chrys and is notably more snarky. Naturally, personalities were changed to fit the scene, but we all really enjoyed seeing them in a DC strip!
Haegan2005 2nd Mar 2022, 8:28 PM edit delete reply

I have been told to watch out for more characters to show up as scene fillers in the future, so we are watching with eagerness!
megados 2nd Mar 2022, 8:54 PM edit delete reply

When I first saw Chrys and Bolt, (I was off on my recognition at first; I should have noted they do look the same.There's a reason for that! ;) ) along with Acantha on the screen, I thought "Crossover!" :D
Haegan2005 2nd Mar 2022, 9:41 PM edit delete reply

Cent did slip another in. She has had Rouk in here as a starship captain. had me laughing hard.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2022, 5:33 AM edit delete reply

just look for the commander pauleen segment
megados 3rd Mar 2022, 6:05 AM edit delete reply

I remember the scene! She was talking about finding the swimming pool. To be fair, though, that was before I knew who Rouk was. :D

*edit: Okay, so I had to go back and look. Here, and Here.. The second page has Rouk on it. :D
Haegan2005 3rd Mar 2022, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

Okay, I had to go looking. It's the red haired guy who is Rouk. The captain fella! No issues though. The RP has not described him in a long while.
megados 3rd Mar 2022, 6:23 PM edit delete reply

Yes, and thank you. I have seen a picture of Rouk before, so I knew it was him when I went back and looked. When that page originally came out, I had not heard of or seen Rouk, so at the time he was just "the captain". Once Cent mentioned where to look, I spotted him, this time knowing what he looks like. :D
megados 3rd Mar 2022, 7:13 PM edit delete reply

Had to go looking again. Here he is with Natha. This is where I saw what he looks like.
Sheela 7th Mar 2022, 5:48 AM edit delete reply

Some day ... some day there might even be a doggo on this show !
Haegan2005 7th Mar 2022, 11:01 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm.
Rashala 2nd Mar 2022, 11:34 PM edit delete reply

Nice to see even post apocalyptic near extinction, hasn't changed the news.
HiFranc 6th Mar 2022, 11:27 AM edit delete reply

Given the different shows we know about, that’s probably the intellectual version of the news.
Sheela 8th Mar 2022, 3:02 AM edit delete reply

Heh, just watched this video about modern AI controlled drone technology, and thought "What about the future ?"

We already know there is flying camera drone technology in Datachasers, because Aenas used one.
But imagine a million fans showing up in the same area as their main fan (like, say, Princess Acantha) and releasing their drones all at once?

Everywhere Acantha walked, there would be a black cloud of drones faithfully following her !!! 🤣

Centcomm : "This is a New Troy PSA, stop releasing drones all over the place you f****** bastards."
New Troy Air Control : "The sky is slightly overcast from rain clouds, and more overcast from drones - Random drone clouds may form at low altitudes, so fly carefully."

Paparazzi photographers will either completely disappear (and whine about it), or be in massive demand !


This random thought was brought to you by Sheela, doggy extraordinare !
megados 8th Mar 2022, 6:15 AM edit delete reply

When individual drones are controlled by a computer, they can be coordinated to do a lot of amazing things. In today's terms, a bunch of drones controlled by a bunch of individual people would be a mess of crashing. 🤣

Maybe in the future, sensing would be better to make the drones avoid hitting each other. If you had the drone somewhere in the middle of the cloud of drones, you would never be able to get it out again! With all the others around it, it would not be able to find a path.
stormbringer77 12th Mar 2022, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

We're getting new vehicles w/auto brakes , but drones getting "Air to Air" collision brakes any time soon will be a while.
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