Breaking news from the House!

An alert received on Wednesday:

House Video/Audio Services has received phone calls about the House Session web-cast on the Texas House of Representatives web site at and the "crackling" noises that can be heard on the audio. Our department is investigating the problem and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

After launching my own independent investigation, I have determined the "crackling" noises to have been caused by one or more of the following interferences:

* Mark Strama's well-earned ego
* Patrick Rose envying Mark Strama's well-earned ego
* Representative Elliott Naishtat's most recent haircut
* Chris Riley bicycling through the Extension
* The Ghost of Tom Craddick
* Karen Brooks' hangover
* An illegal immigrant trying to vote
* Republican lobbyists burning left over Benjamins
* Larry Joe Doherty counting CD10 votes by hand
* A medium-rare steak

As the investigation continues, it's expected that other sources may make themselves apparent.

2 Response to "Breaking news from the House!"

  • cyrus Says:

    Sounds more like a medium-well steak to me, but we can agree to disagree on that one.

  • Credentials Says:

    I don't have hangovers anymore. I'm a professional. That must be leftover interference from when I was covering the Capitol in my 20s and couldn't handle my liquor.