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Idiotic News Headlines

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We've all seen those serious stories in the paper with poorly thought out headlines. Today's award for really stupid is this gem from Fox:
"Meghan Markle uses bananas to relay uplifting messages to sex workers"
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/megh ... ex-workers

I guess it's better than cucumbers :Rolling:
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W9FTV wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:57 pm We've all seen those serious stories in the paper with poorly thought out headlines. Today's award for really stupid is this gem from Fox:
"Meghan Markle uses bananas to relay uplifting messages to sex workers"
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/megh ... ex-workers

I guess it's better than cucumbers :Rolling:
WTF?? I was going to say 'consider the source' but all the major news outlets do this from time to time. Just some more times than others.
Since I quit paying any of the major news networks any attention for quite some time now, I thank you for doing the legwork for me. Not that I haven't seen some off the wall shit out there, now I'm going to have to remember to pass it along here when I find some. Our local tv news is great for these sorts of things.

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The source doesn't matter. Since the craft of proper editing has died, we can expect many more of these turds produced by those who'd rather we just 'consume' what's written without any thought. I look forward pointing out even more of these kinds of stupidity. What's sad is that I probably won't have to wait too long.

Anyway, I'm just trawling for humorous idiocy.
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Hmmmm, Giving a banana to a "Sex worker" that says "You are Brave" on it??!!....
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Bubbathegimp wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:58 pm Hmmmm, Giving a banana to a "Sex worker" that says "You are Brave" on it??!!....
Right!?!?
I'm also shocked at what passes AS news these last couple of decades. It really makes me wonder if there is any credence to the theory that the powers that be are raising generations of stupid on purpose...
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Bubbathegimp wrote: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:58 pm Hmmmm, Giving a banana to a "Sex worker" that says "You are Brave" on it??!!....
Size matters
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana
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Everyone's thinking this so here goes:
Strange... The article doesn't mention why that might be the case. :Rolling:
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In 1993, the American Government funded a study to see why the head of a man's penis was larger than the shaft. After one year and $180,000, they concluded that the reason the head was larger than the shaft was to give the man more pleasure during sex.

After the US published the study, France decided to do their own study.
After $250,000.00, and three years of research, they concluded that the reason was to give the woman more pleasure during sex.

Ireland, unsatisfied with these findings, conducted their own study. After two weeks and a Pub tab of around $75.46, they concluded that it was to keep a man's hand from flying off and hitting him in the forehead.
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