Laughing Matters: This Week's Five Funniest Media Stories

Last Updated May 14, 2010 1:12 PM EDT

Yes, it's another installment of the five funniest media stories of the week, this time featuring Robert Pattinson (sort of), Betty White (for real), Carol Burnett, Ferris Bueller and more.

1. Call it Twitter as performance art: someone (identity still unknown), sets up an account @ferris_bueller_ early this week, and plays out the entire day depicted in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" using Twitter and Foursquare.

2. What may have been Betty White's best line during her opening monologue on NBC's "SNL":

When I first heard about the campaign to get me to host 'Saturday Night Live,' I didn't know what Facebook was. Now that I do know what it is, I have to say: It seems like a huge waste of time. I would never say that people on it are losers, but that's only because I'm polite.
3. In the category of, "What have we spawned?" now there are movements to get Carol Burnett to host "SNL" (81,000 people "Like" the idea, which is good, but she's no Betty White), and to get White to host the Oscars, but aren't we ready to move on? Thought so.

4. Below, a copywriter, Alec Brownstein, uses Google to get a job, but not exactly in the way you'd think. Brilliant. (Via Mashable.)

5. And, finally, "Robert Pattinson" (aka Jimmy Fallon) is "bothered" about the iPad.

Have a good weekend.