idiot headline writers strike again

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 25 21:37:50 UTC 2012

Acc. to today's Yahoo News: "The U.S. is second only to Yemen when it comes
to the number of civilians who own guns."

Sounds unlikely, no? That's because, in fact,  Yemen is second only to the
United States when it comes to the number...

But that would sound, you know, funny and hard to understand. And "America
beats Yemen in gun ownership" is boring.

So what to do? Simple: write catchy bullshit (frequently synonymous with


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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