Category Archives: stupid newspaper stories

The dark underbelly of the White House Easter Egg Roll

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Just don’t get the “bunny” agitated . . .

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Yet another example of why newspapers should never die

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Police blotter reports: Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty

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Great moments in newspaper reader contributions: Possibly the finest blob photo ever

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from the Rather Ridiculous but Intriguing Dog Poo story file

A woman from Peterhead, Scotland has a unique way of drawing attention to the problem of unscooped dog poop: she decorates it with strawberries and cream.  Says she, “I wanted to highlight the problem in an amusing way.”  Ooookay ….

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Phun with Photos: Your typical Easton/Hitchcock confusion

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O tempora o mores!

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Today’s Vital Newspaper Correction …

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And people say newspapers aren’t worth reading any more?

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Great moments in beauty pageant coverage, or, The brave new universe of changing standards of beauty . . .

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Not your typical advice column letter (unless they do things very different across the pond …)

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Newspaper correction of the week (quite possibly the year!)

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It’s sheer poetry, I beliebe!

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from the Department of So Exciting We Can’t Stand It Police Blotter Items

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A “stop the presses” news story from across the pond

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Gee, prison must be cushier than anyone knew . . .

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Miffed client news story of the day: Taking trading standard to the nth degree

Meanwhile, across the pond, a man complained to trading standards after a prostitute refused to have sex with him.

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Great moments in big management changes

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from the Department of Phaulty Photo Captions (we hope)

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From the Interesting Typos Department, or When you might need auto-correct

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Great moments in fascinating news stories, or Why newspapers are still so vital

And we wonder why newspapers are losing readership?!?!

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Grammar outrage of the day: Snow way to write a headline

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The best laid plans . . .

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Great moments in crime coverage

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