oh, cnn!

Thursday, August 19, 2010 15:45
Posted in category Oh, CNN!

I’m not sure how many of you have noticed this, but the CNN website seems to be notorious for “accidental” juxtaposition jokes. Try this simple exercise if you don’t believe me:

Go to CNN.com and look at the two main images + their accompanying headlines/captions. With a bit of imagination, you can definitely see some humor in their somewhat-absurdly-juxtaposed-captions…all you need to do is add one of your own (this is actually optional) and voila, instant laughingstock! :D

(If you’re still a bit fuzzy, continue reading. You’ll get my drift.)

Now I’m not the first one to note this; in fact, there’s a website dedicated to the “preservation” of such cyber-”gaffes” by CNN. When I was first having a bit of a tumblr.com heyday, I used to contribute a fair bit to the site under the username “snipped”. Here’s one of my offerings from way-back-then:

Well, it was an early attempt...

I can see the epitaph now: "Enke, geek at heart."

Mind you, I was pretty chuffed when they posted my submission there. ^_^

Since then, however, I took a break from poking fun at CNN to poke fun at other (more prominent) things in my life (like Jerry, for example. :D) However, I’ve since decided that it would be fun to try again, so I went and did not one, but TWO screencaps of CNN – the international edition, and the US edition. Here are my caps, complete with captions (read – my pretty paltry attempt at being a humorist):

"Don't do drugs. Become a national disaster refugee - they give you them for free." (Mick-take off Love Actually, if you haven't noticed...)

And you wonder why they're on the run!

Anyway, I’m out. A-level results in less than an hour, so I’m a lil’ on edge…

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One Response to “oh, cnn!”

  1. Eunjung says:

    August 24th, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Ahhh, cnn. I used that site for all my articles for my AP Gov assignment. It was such a helpful site…it was also a pain at times. I remember giving up looking through the pages and just going into google and typing the article name so I could get the url to do my works cited.

    lol, I giggled a little when I read your lovely little captions. I never really stared much at what was on the site. It was just mostly print, print, print.