In the ‘70s, Paul McCartney gave us “Band on the Run.” Thursday cable news networks (including CNBC) gave us “Llamas on the Loose.” It seemed all of America was watching as two llamas, a large, white one and a smaller, black one went on the lam (not lamb) in Sun City, Arizona.

The llamas (Fernando and Lorenzo?) were captured after “Maricopa County sheriff's posse members” tried to corral them according to Azcentral.com. The Associated Press described the pair as "darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and golf carts stopped in their tracks because of the wayward livestock." Police sheepishly didn’t speculate on the reasons for the “trotting twosome” to take it on the run.

It’s good to know that in the midst of a huge news day, the battle over Homeland Security funding, the continued murder of Christians in the Mideast and government seizure of power over the Internet, we can still count on the Alpaca punch.

The llama drama spawned an immediate Internet sensation and even a Tumblr page which included highlights like: “Alpacaclypse,” “llow speed chase,” and “Dali Llama.”

It’s good to know that in the midst of a huge news day, the battle over Homeland Security funding, the continued murder of Christians in the Mideast and government seizure of power over the Internet, we can still count on the Alpaca punch.

It’s good to know that in the midst of a huge news day, the battle over Homeland Security funding, the continued murder of Christians in the Mideast and government seizure of power over the Internet, we can still count on the Alpaca punch.

Or, maybe this is what the Internet will look like more after the FCC takes over. What next, snails?

Dan Gainor is the Media Research Center's Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.