Saturday, August 22, 2009

Exploding Wieners, Awful Wordplay

"Exploding wieners, run for cover!"
Oddly Enough, Reuters blog (August 22, 2009)

"Blog Guy, I’m afraid this suicide bomb trend is spreading, and it scares me.

"Me too. There are way too many kinds of explosive gadgets. I saw this photo of a woman wearing a device made of an alarm clock and sausages.

"Sausages? They don't even explode, do they?

"Sure. In many parts of the world they’re also called bangers...."

Be assured: this isn't the wurst of the - awful - wordplay in this article. Frankly, I'm surprised that so much could be packed into such a short post. Just follow the links, and you'll see what I mean.

That's funny!

The source of the photo, not so much.

The photo comes from Reuters, and is part of a rather under-reported "...rally protesting against Afghanistan's 'Family Law', which diminishes women's rights in Afghanistan, near the Afghanistan embassy in Kiev August 21, 2009. Authorities in Afghanistan passed a law permitting men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands...." ("Topics / Women's-Rights / Photos " Reuters, via The Wall Street Journal (August 21, 2009))

I still think the Oddly Enough post is funny, though.

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