[Ads-l] A too-soon crashblossom

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 26 15:24:02 UTC 2015


Reminiscent of the old joke about the country yokel who sees a hardware sign advertising "CAST IRON SINKS" and comments "Any fool knows that".  

LH

> On Oct 26, 2015, at 12:05 AM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake <b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Fox News, along with other news services, is reporting the sad news of
> the sinking of a whale-watching ship off Vancouver Island and
> consequent loss of life.
> 
> That being said, I'll note (with apologies) that whoever is manning
> @FoxNews's Twitter account this evening has given us
> 
> "Canadian authorities: Whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__fxn.ws_1MNz3VD&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=80A_R0-TGzf85FJ11DGoeBUSC0oSsTrnvO04shBZUpE&s=8mqN2AjGAAcHKGfH0thKVrp9bonyYJAx8aiAoVi_9do&e= " [1]
> 
> 
> This leads to a story on the news network's website, which provides
> the more subdued, but still crashblossomy
> 
> "At least 3 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks"
> 
> -- Bonnie
> 
> [1] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__twitter.com_FoxNews_status_658456937705689088&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=80A_R0-TGzf85FJ11DGoeBUSC0oSsTrnvO04shBZUpE&s=5DaWo7-7-DQ26WIDE6BrsEgHvYsYoLKZ_A4HqJaou6c&e= 
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