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The Sam brothers: Flot and Jet

In the "headline writers from hell" category, here's today's entry:

ND team exposed to raccoon pulled from tournament. I want to know what the raccoon was doing in the tournament in the first place.


In the workplace blues department, a colleague from the School of Business told me, "You look frazzled today." Yeah, that's the image I want to convey: frazzled. So I bit her leg. Kidding, just kidding!


In the "enough cognitive dissonance to make your brain explode" category, I was reading a job description today for a blogger to cover summer league baseball in eastern Massachusetts. The blogger will provide a mix of "news, rumors and gossip," the ad said. In the next sentence, the ad pointed out that the blogger will have to sign a statement committing her or him to practicing ethical journalism. Ethics, rumor and gossip: Which of those words does not go with the other two?

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sahlah
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Easy-peasy - it's a blogger right... you can engage in rumor and gossip as long as you don't get paid to do it! That's the ethics of it all mate.

I want to know why the team was exposing themselves to a raccoon?
patrick_vecchio
Feb. 8th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Maybe they had a thing for masks.
sarahk809
Feb. 8th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
" I want to know what the raccoon was doing in the tournament in the first place." HAHAAHA, my kind of humor. I do love bad headlines--how do they make it to print? How many people would it take to read it over before one says, "Hey, this says the whole team was exposed to a raccoon that had been pulled from the tournament."
Is ND North Dakota or Notre Dame? New Delhi?
patrick_vecchio
Feb. 8th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
The headline was so bad that I copied it and posted about it right away. I didn't even read the story.
inkling7
Feb. 9th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
That's quite the day!

Was the raccoon like Kujo?
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