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October 10, 2017, 19:51
Kalleh
Another curious headline
I would have changed my name! Can you imagine the clerk saying, "Can you please spell your last name for me?" Wink
October 24, 2017, 11:40
Proofreader
Here is an attempt at satire which may be all too true.


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October 28, 2017, 06:38
Geoff
Who knew! According to this Google News/BBC headline, there are black holes at Oxford University!

"Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University"
October 28, 2017, 11:44
Proofreader
quote:
"Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford University"

I hope that wasn't meant as racist sexism.


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October 31, 2017, 19:15
Kalleh
I love Borowitz! I never think he "attempts" satire; I think he nails it every time. (Of course the British may disagree with their different definition.)
November 20, 2017, 05:31
Proofreader
This is notable for the attempts to parse te title correctly.


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December 01, 2017, 10:37
Proofreader
The Huffington Post had a headline:

FANS SHOCKED AS VIVIAN VANCE TELLS WHY SHE LEFT "I LOVE LUCY"

I'd be shocked too since Ms. Vance has been pushing up daisies for many years.


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December 06, 2017, 20:58
Kalleh
She didn't leave I Love Lucy, either, did she? My mother was a huge I Love Lucy fan so I've seen them all a million times, at least. I don't remember Vivian Vance being gone.
December 07, 2017, 06:49
Geoff
I hear they're going to have a TV show starring all the recently disgraced TV hosts and politicians. I'll be called, "I Love Loosely."
December 07, 2017, 12:54
Proofreader
quote:
I hear they're going to have a TV show starring all the recently disgraced TV hosts and politicians. I'll be called, "I Love Loosely."


Or Love, American Style II.


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December 08, 2017, 19:22
Proofreader
One of the larger phone companies has an ad:
Four lines for $25

Now that's a fantastic price for unlimited access, but I wonder if it isn't bait-and-switch from the wording.

Is it "Four lines for $25 [$6.25 each]"
or it "Four for $25 [$100 total -- 4X 25]?

I didn't bother to check since I'll bet I know which is right.


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December 08, 2017, 19:28
Proofreader
"Four lines of unlimited text for $25."

That's the offer by one of the larger phone companies. The question is, can you guess from the wording what the offer actually is?

It would be a great deal if you got four lines at $6.25 per line ($25), but I'll bet it's four lines at $25 each line, or $100.

Is this ambiguity intentional, and would it qualify as bait-andswitch?


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December 10, 2017, 17:24
Geoff
Richard the beer snob would laugh his arse off at this: "15 Cheap Imported Beers That Are Better Than Budweiser" Found on the Internut Explorer "news" site.

I'm no beer snob,but I finally figured out why Ameracunz drink beer cold: You can only actually TASTE it when it's at room temperature.
December 16, 2017, 22:07
BobHale
Energy Fuels Resources Lobbied Trump to Reduce Bears Ears for Uranium Mining

That could be very confusing if I didn't know that Bears Ears is a place!


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December 17, 2017, 05:37
Proofreader
quote:
That could be very confusing if I didn't know that Bears Ears is a place!


The question is: Did Trump know?


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December 17, 2017, 16:44
Geoff
T. Rump probably found out about it when his Secretary of The Inferior told him he was selling it to a real estate developer.