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March 23, 2011 / theoldsilly

Hilarious Hump Day – Hilarity in Haphazard, Hasty Headlines

I’ve done features like this one in the past, but felt it worth a revisit to some exceptionally funny journalistic blunders–cases where the headline was so hastily thrown together (obviously, one would assume, in order to meet a publishing deadline) that someone lost their editing marbles. Enjoy, and if you have a good one to share, leave it in the comments!

Check this one out-

Erm, excuse me? Who is in charge of this county’s budget balancing – someone from the White House?

Next up …

Now, if you can find an airplane circa de Civil War period (1861-1865), for god’s sake, man, hurry! – take it to Pawn Stars – it’s worth bazillions!!

Here’s another fine example of hasty headlining …

Well, I have to say – whoever did the painting did a fine job!

But wait – there’s more …

Duh – ya think?

It gets worse, folks …

Gee, I … I really didn’t know we were given such autonomy in our selection and approval process?

And worse …

They’re kidding, of course … everyone knows that consuming poison is relatively harmless.

This next one is very special …

Has anyone seen this man? Without the hood, mask and shades, of course … rocognize him, anybody?

Ready for another? Here ya go …

What? Weapons in a gun shop!? Who’da thunk it!

And logic is considerably gonzo with this next priceless piece of pontification …

No! Really? Seriously, I would’ve thought after age 19, but … hey – statistics don’t lie, hmm?

This last one is very Zen. As in the old Koan, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”

But no Buddhist would have written a headline as sarcastic and cruel as that, right?


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  1. Cactus Annie / Mar 23 2011 6:20 am

    Cracking. Me. Up! LOL – thanks for the mid-week AM yuks, Old Silly – love starting my Wednesdays here at Free Spirit! 🙂

  2. Marcus Franks / Mar 23 2011 6:21 am

    Oh my good lord – Teehee – you have to wonder how some people get paid for what they do!

  3. Stanley Berber / Mar 23 2011 7:29 am

    These are outragious funny, lol. Wonder if any heads rolled on a couple of them – good lord!

  4. Helen Ginger / Mar 23 2011 9:03 am

    Those are funny, Marvin, and just plain nutty. Slow down people and read what you wrote!

  5. Ron Berry / Mar 23 2011 9:07 am

    I want one of those civil war planes, please.

  6. Elizabeth S. Craig / Mar 23 2011 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the Wednesday smile, Marvin. I feel pretty good about my writing now! 🙂

  7. Stephen Tremp / Mar 23 2011 2:39 pm

    Good laughs all the way around. Jay Leno material for sure. I’ll share this with Twitter. Thanks for the laughs.

  8. John Standish / Mar 23 2011 3:01 pm


  9. Arlee Bird / Mar 23 2011 11:46 pm

    That was some great stuff there. The one-armed man one was two funny.

    Tossing It Out
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  10. tashabud / Mar 24 2011 4:28 pm

    Tehehe. I don’t feel so stupid now, knowing that even the professionals commit blunders like those. Thanks for the laughs.

  11. AmyLK / Mar 25 2011 11:47 am

    Too funny! Great way to help us over the hump of mid-week. lol

  12. yvonne lewis / Mar 28 2011 1:58 am

    Had a good laugh, thanks Marvin for that,


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