Monday, July 12, 2010

Slow news day

For those of you keeping score at home:

The blurb writers for the thumbnail links on Yahoo's home page...
Fond of mild alliteration. Still using the Alanis Morissette dictionary.

Perhaps they can talk to the ones who write the headlines for the full-size links, as they appear to grasp the difference between "irony" and "coincidence":

Of course, dwelling on the whole "ironic" thing is only distracting the reader from noticing that Yahoo considers a tongue-in-cheek piece suggesting Jimmie Johnson named his new daughter with the initials "G.M." because he drives a GM car (and owns a Chevy dealership) to be front-page-worthy.

Coincidence that they tried to throw us off with some misuse of "irony"? I think not.

Of course, I turned it into a post, so apparently it worked. Curses! Clearly I have even less noteworthy topics than the Yahoo front page! Aaargh!

1 comment:

  1. At least it's only her initials. He could have named her "General Motors." Frank Zappa would have been proud.


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