Local Grandma to Cash in on Betty White Craze
Flint, MI – Citing reduced admiration and affection from her grandkids, area grandmother Eunice Patterson has decided to reinvigorate their love by finding a way to piggyback off the fame of 88-year-old actress and comedienne Betty White. “They didn’t like the cookies I brought them last week and they didn’t even say thank you. All they could talk about was Betty White on Saturday Night Live and how great she was,” said Patterson. “I heard about some sort of program that broadcasts everyone, on the internets. The YouTubes I think it was called. Maybe I’ll audition to get on there.”
Eunice isn’t quite sure how YouTube works or what it is exactly, but she says that if it will make her grandkids pay attention to her then she’s willing to try it. “I bet it’s something similar to that show Bob Seger hosted years ago, Hilarious Candid Moments, or something like that,” Eunice told a couple nearby reporters. “Is it at all like Tweeter or The Facesite Jason and Brandon mentioned last week? Do you think they would accept 8mm film?” Eunice’s grandkids were indifferent to her plan to get into mass media. “Who would watch an old lady like grandma telling some poorly filmed jokes?” said her grandson Jason. “She doesn’t own a computer, so this should be fairly interesting.” As we went to press, Eunice was seen putting a Betamax tape in an envelope and then searching the Yellow Pages for YouTube’s mailing address.