Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bluff the Listener

In honor of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me's game of finding the real news story among some not-so-real ones, I present some headlines for your consideration:

»»» An epilepsy web forum was bombarded with multitudes of little flashing animations --- all the better to seize you with, my dear.

»»» In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, House Republicans asked for an individual vote on H Res 1113 "so their mothers could be proud of their children's support" --- and then proceeded to vote unanimously against the Republican-sponsored annual matriarchal honor.

»»» Symbolic comparisons have been drawn between the fate of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles and her supporter Hilary Clinton --- and this was before Tuesday's primaries.

»»» President Bush promised $770 million in international food aid, beginning in October -- $50 million less than is spent on two days of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Awww, heck .... who am I kidding? Like I could make up anything better?!?!?

2 comments:

Garpu the Fork said...

I'm guessing the epilepsy forum. That sounds like something some person with too much time would do. Then again I've been stuck in a lisp compiler all week.

Steph said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't come up with anything that would rival any of these all-real stories. Sadly enough, the forum was the first story that caught my attention this week.