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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Double Entendre Headlines


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    Shouldn't that be more like 21,000,000?
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    This is a persistant problem I note amongst today's journalists. They seem to have forgotten the cardinal rule of clarity. In order to avoid ambiguous interpretations the headline should have simply read "Most Texans Are Clueless"
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    OT but related some how

    Talking about Headlines; How about these from the AP wire -

    Oregon Man Bites Dog Before His Arrest
    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationwo...orld-headlines

    Police Look for Naked Drive-Through Patron
    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationwo...orld-headlines
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Shouldn't that be more like 21,000,000?

    eff off!

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    FueledbyRamen hehehehe.

    My sister lives in Mesquite, so I figure there's some smarts in Texas (that's why I rounded the population down)
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    Brenda David packed up curling irons, hair dryers and extension cords and marched across the parking lot to an office building with electricity.
    Ah, Dallas, the home of big hair and big-time hair wranglers.
    SOME say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.
    From what I’ve tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
    To know that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

    Robert Frost (1874–1963) (From Harper’s Magazine, December 1920.)

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    Quote Originally posted by DecaturHawk
    Ah, Dallas, the home of big hair and big-time hair wranglers.
    I was thinking the same thing. Do you think the hole in the ozone layer over Dallas might have closed up a little bit as a result of the blackout and the decrease in the use of hairspray?

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