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Newsfail Quick Hits (December 2017)

4 Dec

December 4, 2017

The news media is a huge industry. Think of all the stories that appear in all the newscasts, all the websites, all the print media, etc etc etc. Not every story will make perfect sense, nor will every story be well-written or even get to the heart of the matter. Here are a few quick examples.

Let Go is like eBay, except that it doesn’t involve shipping. It is up to the parties involved to coordinate an exchange. In other words, it is a site where strangers set up meetings where one brings money and the other may or may not kill them for that money. What can possibly go wrong? I think that’s the real story here.

 

Star WARS.
The Force is from Star Wars, not Star Trek.

By now you’d think a writer working on a major New York newspaper and reporting on entertainment and media would know the difference. That’s a total fail.

 

This next one is not really a failure. In fact, this may be very clever. 

The article doesn’t mention where or how she was smuggling the baloney until the second paragraph, where it also contains the phrase “sausage smuggling,” which is probably not something you should google from work. 

By the way, she hid bologna under the floor mats of her car. I have no idea what you may have been thinking.

 

So how many times did she give birth outside the US?

 

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We Are The Best

28 Nov

November 28, 2017

Recently, I was contacted by a website called We Are The Best, which is currently featuring short videos about Canadian cuisine. This week’s installment is all about wasabi, which Canada produces despite Japan’s insistence that it can’t be done outside of Japan. (Take that Japan!) While looking for a good illustration of a Japanese wasabi farm, they came across Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride and found the perfect photo right on this blog. Here it is, featured on their site, with appropriate bmj2k.com credit in the lower right corner.

You can watch the wasabi documentary right here. Go ahead and click, it’s good stuff and only about 3 minutes long. 

Want to see this picture in context, and other amazing pictures of Japan? Click right here for the original blog post.

Enjoy as Mr. Blog goes international!

 

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