Friday The 13th and Me

My assignment this morning was to cover Friday the 13th and the stock market.

The markets usually have a good day on Friday the 13th.

TV reporters, on the other hand, do not.

My first live shot was during Squawk Box— I walked under a ladder — and all went well.

My second live shot showed the risks of tempting Fate.

As I was about to hold up a broken mirror...POOF! The live shot picture disappeared.

It has been a very, VERY long time since I've had a live shot go down in the mid-sentence. Hmmmmm.

Watch Mark Haines'reaction.

He thought it was intentional.

It was not, and we still haven't solved the mystery of what went wrong.


But if you think I'm having a bad day, it's nothing compared to a German news team last week while reporting on the death of Osama bin Laden.

The team believed it had discovered the logo for the US Navy's SEAL Team Six.

Turns out it was the logo for the Maquis Special Operations Seals Team VI, a band of bad guy Klingons from the 24th Century on Star Trek.

TrekMovie discovered the blunder and asked a German friend translate the anchor's reportage.

It includes this fabulous ad lib, "They don't have the skull in their emblem for nothing."

Source: U.S. Navy

Actually the SEALs don't have a skull in their logo. Not even one that looks like a Klingon.

With a bird of prey holding a phaser...which must have stunned the Germans.

The REAL SEAL logo does include weapons, and it's all Navy gold.

So while it turns out Star Trek was not involved in Osama's takedown... Star Wars is another story.

Here's Darth Vader delivering the news no star wars fan ever wants to hear

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