Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Actual New York Times headline

Afghans Fear West May See Death as the End

There are at least two reasons it's hilarious, and I can't decide which is funnier.

9 comments:

rob payne said...

Reading the New York Times requires a certain amount of fortitude in which I am sadly lacking these days. I only read a New York Times article with the greatest amount of trepidation and life-long regret. I fear reading the Times will lead to a life of ruin and sorrow followed by a full mental collapse or which ever comes first.

Ethan said...

I only read the headlines, and they have the same effect...

hologramceiling said...

my insanity first saw it as 'mae west' instead of 'west may'
what does that mean?

Ethan said...

All these years, Osama has been saying "If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you? Just put your lips together and blow things up.

Quin said...

Ethan, that was a really, really good one.

It's so good to read you again.

Randal Graves said...

Heh heh.

Ethan said...

Quin! Thank you, really good to hear from you too.

High Arka said...

"Senior Afghan officials," to the New York Times, are merely "Afghans." (I.e., as though the American funded and protected overlords of Afghanistan represent the sentiments of its people.)

The neoliberals amused at Fox News' photoshopping of Democratic sympathizers should turn their attention to a similar literary criticism of the NYT.

Ethan said...

The sinister synechdoche!