Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Little Laughter is Good for the SOUL. . . . .

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't  you say? 

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter 
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.   


I just couldn't help but sending this along. Too funny.  

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says 

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 
       Now that's taking things a bit far! 
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over 
       What a guy!   

Miners Refuse to Work after Death 

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

See if that works any better than a fair trial! 
War Dims Hope for Peace 
 I can see where it might have that effect!  


 If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile 

   Ya think?! 

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
      Who would have thought! 

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something! 
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges  

      You mean there's something stronger than duct tape? 
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge 
     He probably IS the battery charge! 
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group 

Weren't they fat enough?! 

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?

   Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half
       Chainsaw Massacre all over again! 
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
       Boy, are they tall! 
And the winner is....  


Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
     Did I read that right? 
Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!





Stew said...

Never gave it much thought. But, red tape just might be stronger than duct tape.

J said...

A lot of hilarious headlines are obscene. I saw a food store ad once touting "Peter Pan Peter Butter". Absolutely the most devastating head I ever saw was full page headline on a society page over a feature about some society matron who collected and restored keyboard instruments. The accompanied picture showed her looking very proper and quite haughty. The headline was "Old Organs Come Alive in Mrs. Bomar's Skilled Hands". Ms. Bomar should have sued.

Gary Kelly said...

Proof reading is indeed an art. Most of us see what we think is there rather than what is actually there.

That's the reason cartoonists can create an image with just a few pen strokes. Our minds fill in the blanks.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Now THIS subject certainly provoked a prompt response from a few of us! What does that say?

No need for a Justin-poke in the ribs this time (and wouldn't I love that!)

Greg in Adelaide

PhotosbyErich said...

Thsnks for treating us to these chances to laugh, Unca Justi. You brighten our lives in so many ways. ;-)

The stories here remind me of a list of church bulletin gaffes I read once. Among them was the following event notice (true) in a church bulletin:

"First church is announcing an exciting group especially for new young mothers. Anyone interested in becoming a new young mother is asked to meet with the pastor in the church study following today's service."