Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Funny - Crazy Headlines


These are actual headlines found in papers across the country and world...


Crazy Headlines

Something Went Wrong In Jet Crash, Expert Says
(no, really?)

Police Begin Campaign To Run Down Jaywalkers
(a bit drastic, you think?)

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
(What a guy!)

Miners Refuse To Work after Death
(good for nothin', lazy...)

Juvenile Court To Try Shooting Defendant
(This is drastic, too :-o!)

War Dims Hope For Peace
(That's how war works.)

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
(again, really?)

Cold Wave Linked To Temperatures
(Who would have thought?!)

Enfield (London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
(Smart they are!)

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
(not Duct Tape?)

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
(He probably IS the battery charge!)

New Study Of Obesity Looks For Larger Test Group
(Shouldn't be too hard to find.)

Astronaut Takes Blame For Gas In Spacecraft
(BEAN-O next time!)

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
(DO NOT eat MY child!)

Local High School Dropouts Cut In Half
(There they go, being mean to kids again... and this is bloody!)

Hospitals Are Sued By 7 Foot Doctors
(How tall?)

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
(Did they die before or after?)

Okay, so do you think the headline/caption writers are THIS stupid or do you
think they do this on purpose?? Sorry for the corny commentary after the
headlines... LOL Do you have a favorite headline?

6 comments:

  1. I like the 7 foot doctors. LOL Must be in Texas...isn't everything bigger in Texas?

    A great reminder to watch our wording and word placement!!

    Beth

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  2. Maybe some of them aren't thinking; in a hurry to meet deadlines and so forth; but I think there are a percentage done deliberately just to catch the eyes of their potential readers---wonder what the statistics are on that...anyone???

    I enjoyed your commentary, didn't find it corny at all, GMTA, it's something I love to do when presented with an opportunity, it's the same w/ photo captioning, too.

    Love that last one!
    ~S~

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  3. too funny!!!

    betty

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  4. Val, I don't think they did it on purpose, they're just that out of it.  Valerie, John is out in the hall chortling and snorting b/c he just can't stop laughing!  He is going on and on!  He likes kids like make nutritious snadks & this one:   Hospital sued by seven foot doctors.   I think this one is funny:  Enfield (London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide &  this one: Juvenile Court To Try Shooting Defendant.  Val, John is making me print out a copy of this entry for him, LOL.

    Krissy :)
    http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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  5. Years ago there was a rdio newscast about some engineers who had become trapped inside a missile silo.  The announcer said "This is NBC News trapped in a missile silo."

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  6.     As someone who actually wrote headlines, someone didn't have their coffee the day they wrote these. Or maybe the did. Maybe these were intentional.
    Jude
    http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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