Monday, March 28, 2011

Bad headines

A friend emailed me some bad headlines, and I thought I'd pass a few along.

I'm just glad I didn't write any of them.

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

The editor had to re-read it two or three times before he realized that a man couldn't kill himself, then shoot someone else. The correction went in the paper the next day.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Well, duh!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

I wonder what the female panda thought of that.

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

When all else fails, shoot them.

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

What was the headline writer thinking? If anything.

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

Homicide follows when someone is slain. Otherwise, you're stuck with natural causes or suicide.

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

Do they make red duct tape?

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

Sorry... Those beans will get you every time.

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

I can imagine a magician pulling out his saw.

Hospitals Are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Apparently foot doctors are getting taller these days.

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