Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Apropos of nothing: Sue Simmons and the F-Bomb
I guess I'll file this under reasons to love Twitter, to give it some loose connection to whatever it is I do on Adverganza. So, last night, I'm watching the local NBC4 News when long-time 11 p.m. anchor Sue Simmons launches into an apology for "a word some people find offensive" that she uttered earlier in the evening during a promo for the news when she thought she wasn't on-air. I scrambled to YouTube to try to discover what the naughy word was. Alas, nobody had posted the video yet. But on TwitterScan—which lets you search tweets—I was rewarded. Simmons had said, "What the fuck are you doing?" probably to some poor, off-camera flunkie. Now, you can see the dropping of the F-bomb, and her apology above. Let's just say that her delivery of that offensive word isn't exactly sotto voce. UPDATE: You've probably discovered by now that this clip is no longer available. Bummer.