Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Funnies

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say? This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible! They put in a correction the next day. Below is proof that you shouldn't believe everything you read, only half of what you see, and none of what you hear...

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Man Kills Self Before Killing Wife And Daughter


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Really? Ya think?
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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that's taking things a bit far!
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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy!
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be UNION!
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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

See if that works any better than a fair trial!
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War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!
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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya think?
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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!
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Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be on to something!
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge!
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New Study of Obesity – Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren't they fat enough?!
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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That's what he gets for eating those beans!
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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Do they taste like chicken?
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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!
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And the winner is...
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

Borrowed from the patriotic minds at PIG...


Schteveo said...

I had a running gun battle with the online 'editor' of the WRAL news comments section about the wording on a story. It was something like,
...leaders of the Democratic party wanted concessions from...
So I wrote a comment saying how unfortunate it was the 'editor' didn't know how to write / edit a story. (the P in that party instance, should have been in caps) She took offense at that and sent me a couple of e-mails about getting BANNED from the comments section. So I dared her.

I even referred her to the TV stations online rules, which didn't say anything about 'spats' between commenters and editors, but goes more to insulting someone's religion, heritage and race, making racial slurs, etc.

She backed down. But I see that kind of stuff all the time. I like finding mistakes in TV shows and movies too.

Kelly said...

LOL Spider!

Funny Schteveo, as much as the left is opposed to "bullying", they sure are GOOD at it - that editor sounds like a fine example. Glad ya didn't back-down!!


Party should ALWAYS be in caps, steve..

What ever happened to Friday Happy Whore? said...

Very old ...but still very good.

Schteveo said...

Yes poots, Party should always be capped. Some times it should also be spelled like this.


and if guns and or loud noise is involved I'll go ya'


adding the exclamation point, makes the point! (see!)

Steel Shootin Poots said...

7:00am Sunday morning with Rob Leatham. 6 time world Steels champ.
Gotta get up early. Going to Rio Salado Sportsmans club and do some early morning shooting.

Google Rob and Rio and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Beers to follow.
BTW Anybody ever see/hear Ron White's (Tater Salad) stand up skit about Tubing on the Salt River in AZ?
Rio is about 5 minutes from my house and Tubing is another 5 minutes down the road. Come on out and I'll take ya'll tubin.

Anonymous said...

Is that anything like tube steak?