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August 02, 2005

TROUBLING HEADLINE OF THE WEEK SO FAR

We don't know what this means, and we don't want to know.

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(Thanks to MC)

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Seems like foreigners are almost always from overseas.

erection relief is pretty much what all men live for, regardless of age.

How do you spell relief?

There are so many spittle-on-the-monitor quotes in this story I'm overwhelmed, and will leave it to more clever bloggers to pick the choicest ones.

Suffice it to say that "Hans Peter Zuagg" = Guant zag herpes

"At the Young Boys homecoming, an obviously disappointed Michael Jackson stated that he "thought they meant something else" and declined further comment.

'But of course the performance of the football club will have an important knock-on effect.'

so the name of the team is "Young Boys"? does that bother anyone les?

BTW - DO NOT do a google search for "young boys"

And in related news, Michael Jackson announces his plan to move to Switzerland to rest from the strainof his trial. Maybe take up a sport. Perhaps soccer.

*pats self on back*

I knew this was a gem when I found it. I didn't read the article, though. I didn't want to put a buzzkill on something this rife with innuendo.

;-)

A person could get arrested for that headline

They put a supermarket in a soccer stadium? Oh, GREAT!!! The guys go out for a little beer-swillin', butt'scratchin', belchin' and burpin' football fun, and the cell phone rings.

"Honey, while you're at the stadium, could you pick up a dozen eggs and some milk if you're not too drunk?"

Yeah, riiiiiiiight........

I ran this statement through the Pan-European English Language Misuse and Confusion Converter, and it came back with:

"An example of the sort of unintelligible hack cramming of dissolute words into a headline with often comical results commonly found among backwater Swiss journalism. The phrase has no literal meaning."

So I ran it through the Dave Barry Funny Headline Converter and it came back with:

"Hehe! It said Wankdorf."

Gee, TCK, why not? *bats eyes innocently*

Pardon me for being a relative newbie, but we REALLY need a Mr. Language Person thread. HINT HINT HINT HINT HINT!!!!!

Amy: V-I-A-G-R-A

MC - you musta beat me to it. (Though I submitted it with a funnier headline, and all that jazz...)

It's the juxtaposition of 'wankdorf' and 'erection' that has be reeling. I'm almost crying I'm laughing so hard. I didn't even read the article.

There isn't much you can do to make that headline any funnier.

Or at least that's what I thought before I got to the comments section.

This blog is so much fun.

I couldn't even try to read the article. I think I stared @ the title, went back a page, clicked on the link again, blinked a few times & then it finally sunk in. I can only shake my head while grinning. I am glad that no one apparantly checks their headlines before posting them.

My "choicest one", for Mudstuffin:

"'I'm extremely happy, because I'm convinced this is the stadium from which Young Boys can finally launch themselves back into sporting success,' Swiss president, and Bern native, Samuel Schmid told spectators just before Saturday's show got underway."

That is all.

Hey, was this The Blog's first official Trackback? How exciting! Where is the cake and crappy decorations?

"Sporting Erections" ... I love it... WBAGNFARB

Awkward silence....and que the crickets.

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