Here the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To listen to the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
‘Louis Slungpue’ calls into news station
A major pipe burst underneath UCLA Tuesday, flooding parts of the campus with over eight million gallons of water. The 93-year-old pipe exploded near Sunset Boulevard, opening up a 15-foot hole in the street and damaging six UCLA facilities.
“It’s all flooded, the campus is flooded, the Pauley Pavilion is flooded, and every time I look up, I expect to see sharks swimming in the flood, because I’m in ‘Sharknado’ mode,” Callahan said.
During coverage of the flooding, a man going by the name “Louis Slungpue,” claiming to be a Department of Public Works spokesperson, called in to ABC7 in Los Angeles to give his take on the matter.
“She actually says at the end, ‘Let’s see if we can get him back ‘ ” Dennis said.
“I wanted to know what the follow-up to that is. … ‘What did the dump look like?’ ” Meterparel asked.
Keyshawn Johnson sends out wedding invitations on iPads
Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson opted for the pricy route in order to inform guests of his upcoming wedding. Johnson sent customized iPads to each guest, programmed with all the details for the event.
“How many people did he invite, did it say?” Callahan said. “What if it’s like a small wedding with 20 people, what’s the big deal?”
“That’s so nauseating,” Meterparel said.
“If you don’t go, do you have to give it back?” Dennis asked.
First-grader loses desk, forced to sit on floor as punishment
A first-grade student in Houston was given an extremely harsh punishment for drawing a picture on her desk. For her actions, the young girl was told that she wouldn’t get her desk back until the second grade and was forced to sit on the floor for four weeks.
Said Dennis: “That’s a mean-ass teacher. … That’s not right.”
Man returns 1920s sex manual to library
The New York Public Library got quite the return Wednesday, receiving a 1920s sex booklet that was overdue for 55 years.
The book, “Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique,” was rented in 1959 by a man who apparently did not find many satisfactory results.
“Funny thing is the book didn’t support his efforts with his first (and only) marriage. … it failed!” said a note attached to the book. “No wonder he hid the book!”
“Doesn’t it come natural?” Callahan asked.
“Rhinos know what to do,” Dennis responded.