I’m a huge proponent of laughter. And I also believe that we should all be able to make fun of each other, regardless of your point of view. Hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re on a quick path to heart disease, ulcers, and (quite possibly) a leap from a tall building.
So, in the interest of bringing a little laughter into your life, I offer the following headline from the Onion:
“CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years“
That’s an instant classic.
I like the Onion, but honestly, I think their headlines are often funnier than the articles. For instance, one of today’s headlines is:
“Voice Of God Revealed To Be Cheney On Intercom“
You don’t really need an article to follow that up. It’s funny enough on it’s own. In fact, belaboring a zinger like that with more words will likely lessen the impact. But I’m not in charge over there.
Another recent example:
“Rest Of U2 Perfectly Fine With Africans Starving“
What else needs to be said? It deftly makes fun of everyone in one sentence. Why go any further?
Now, in the interest of being fair, here’s an example that actually gets better when you read beyond the headline:
“Clinton’s Lower Lip ‘Very Concerned’ About Albanian Crisis“
Oh, man, that’s good. But the article goes on to say:
“A spokesperson for the president’s lower lip told reporters that it would be ‘protruding outward with care, yet sliding slightly upward in a show of caution and prudence.’
I’m still chuckling…