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01-13-2010 01:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
I just couldn’t help but send this along. Too funny.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says No crap, really? Ya think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers … Now that’s taking things a bit far! —————————————————————————————-
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over ... What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death … No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant ...
See if that works any better than a fair trial! —————————————————————————————
War Dims Hope for Peace ... I can see where it might have that effect! ———————————————————————————————— If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile … Ya think?!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures ... Who would have thought! ————————————————————————————————
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide ...
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges ... You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape? —————————————————————————————
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge … He probably IS the battery charge!
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group….
Weren’t they fat enough?!
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft ...
That’s what he gets for eating those beans! ————————————————————————-
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks ... Do they taste like chicken?
  • Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half ... Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
    Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors ... Boy, are they tall!

    And the winner is….
    Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 03:12 PM

That,s some funny stuff !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 04:40 PM

I’d be scared that panda would bite me.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 05:27 PM

not if you kiss it first.

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 06:37 PM

This is a woodworking site Larry. How about “Carpenter hurts hands and loses nails”? Sorry, just trying to do my bit. Thanks for the laugh Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 07:03 PM


ain´t bad
thank´s for the laugh

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 09:10 PM

“Let’s eat, Grandpa!” or “Let’s eat Grandpa!” See? Punctuation. It saves lives.

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 09:14 AM

Larry , When I read your title , I thought that it was referring to the comments made here ! LOL : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 03:28 AM

i dont know how i missed this
thanks for a good laugh

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 03:36 AM

Energizer Bunny wanted by police – Charge – battery

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#10 posted 01-19-2010 05:37 PM

Hilarious Larry, I have seen stuff like this before in print, you have to read it two or three times.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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