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WHY JOURNALISTS DO NEED TRAINING.

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I will write a “proper” post the over the next day or so, but I just couldn’t NOT share this with you. My emailing friend, Geni, again. Thanks, G!


THE YEAR’S BEST [actual] HEADLINES :
Crack Found on Governor’s Daughter

[Imagine that!]Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

No, really?]

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
[Now that’s taking things a bit far!] Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?

[Not if I wipe thoroughly!]
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
[What a guy!]

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

[No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-sos!]

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

[See if that works any better than a fair trial!]

War Dims Hope for Peace

[I can see where it might have that effect!]

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

[You think?]

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

[Who would have thought!]

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

[They may be on to something!]

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

[You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?]

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

[he probably IS the battery charge!]

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

[Weren’t they fat enough?!]

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

[That’s what he gets for eating those beans!]

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

[Taste like chicken?]

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

[Chainsaw Massacre all over again!]

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

[Boy, are they tall!]

And the winner is….

Typhoon Rips

Through Cemetery ; Hundreds Dead

Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to.
(Maybe even a chuckle).
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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

12 thoughts on “WHY JOURNALISTS DO NEED TRAINING.

  1. 😀 😀 😀

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  2. It’s so easy to make a prat of yourself as a sub-editor, especially if you’re in a hurry and don’t care very much!

    I once headed a story about the disappearance of an anorexic teenager with: ‘Slimming disease girl, 15, vanishes’. I got shouted at quite a bit for that one.

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  3. i don’t get it. ;P

    (lemme tell ya, i have the picture of your garden up on the wall here where i can see it and it looks a WHOLE LOT BETTER than the crap going on outside now. brrrrrrrr!)

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  4. vivien…thought you’d chuckle!

    malc…you and Reg excluded, of course! Mind you, disappearing skinny girl is funny!

    fn…right now (32 dec C and climbing;that’s over 100F) maybe I should put YOUR garden picture on the wall!

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  5. That’s funny – thank for making me laugh before even finishing my first cup of joe. He’s mighty tasty. 😀

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  6. Thanks for this. Brightened up my day. Especially as a former headline writer who once penned the headline: ‘Giant stick nears erection’ (ouch).
    Thank you for visiting and glad I came to yours. Please come again, and can I add you to my blogroll?

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  7. cynthia…sometimes we should not take our coffee anywhere near the desk.My keyboard has permanent stains!

    ian…welcome aboard! Yes, add my name to the list.
    Love your ambiguous headline! Wsa it a hit???

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  8. ROFLOL! that was really fun reading.

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  9. Ha! A real laugh, D. Thanks!

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  10. corinne and ww…it’s stuff like this that brightens dark times. A bit like the ears pierced while you wait!

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  11. HA HA HA HA HA & HA!
    GAWD that is funny stuff.

    I hate the way they do those cut lines…they actually teach that crap don’t they?

    WW and I actually studied Journalism together in College, well he did anyway, ask him, I was too busy having fun.

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  12. HE…yeah, you’ve told us the sort of “fun” you had!And I have no idea what sort of training cubs get today. Precious little, iin some places!

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