[Ads-l] shocked = 'pleasantly surprised'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 2 11:34:54 EDT 2016


> On Sep 2, 2016, at 10:08 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> This has gone too far.
> 
> A sponsored headline (i.e., ad disguised as news) on Yahoo! News says,
> 
> "3 Eggs A Day Has A Shocking Health Effect."
> 
> What's more,
> <https://beap.gemini.yahoo.com/mbclk?bv=1.0.0&es=YY14F_oGIS8EsoD8koE6LKP66sevh.RZr3Yec4Xzv5BKbkpiVgJ_FI1S1oh_kSgrAQUNN5kX05yAxTa4pIM2tceFT04IzeqNvR19ZlpYK_DoEkmE9elZcT3M1cWKc9.lfK8rpa.X23mecPBu6mgJjZxuMJhUmMQK0Dmi0zRBocLtvWY4zNKF4cGNG.GsLxYNCIvhg_8xjcgRt0Wg_a_79HGF7S4ozvJ4V9EHybR88VztGpW6oQJgkXNGMYITsEsnhY2ZjB.poZ6yNqK67afW8RSlwJiPJ6eNfgZ923Ab4vgyS1MB3ZVy78d.EL_XdKyJR2uNIJoF7DlnDMQRicVKVAL1ZKxPoJEIcu.AKPBD4NtaJGjMeJsNw3BOW12FRoQI7.CZl1exu1_8wVIm315orv8Iyt.i2Ds4Kpm12Sf1wbvwrWI3hlTpT8xBfg60hAkyTTwQL.7V8vmZWkKbPiKOiltRLkgj3WDgNJfFopIsphlI_sPewxfWplDL6pDwWHfAqAWX7vgRq69.lSz6338aUdRj1tL1XK_jcxXGn7W5i3pnLV0oxtnuHGW8zeYvYkpsCbpowRFjCWeuTI_zJarHNU4c5T6me5y44ta4HX3ISdSUOahFCA--%26lp=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifed.com%2Fwhat-happens-to-you-if-you-eat-3-eggs-a-day%2Fsource%2Fyahoo%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dyahoo%26utm_campaign%3DY3EggsDaily10-Ad5>
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> "Eating 3 eggs a day will have a completely shocking effect on your body,
> and it happens very quickly."
> 
> Almost needless to say, the website urges you to eat three eggs a day.
> 
> 
...after plugging them in.  (Or maybe you just hold them in your hand when you walk across carpet and touch the cooking pan.)

LH
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> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
>> "I am a filmmaker and recently graduated from a university. I was shocked
>> when, by a stroke of good luck, hard work and fortunate timing, I managed
>> to get myself booked onto a huge advertising job.  The work was extremely
>> fulfilling, fast-paced and well paid."
>> 
>> "Name Withheld."  NYTimes Sunday Magazine, "The Ethicist," 27/1.
>> 
>> Joel
>> 
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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