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The Blunderful World of News #1

Updated on February 19, 2014


Those familiar with my Hubs know I love the humorous, the odd and the ironic often found in the newspapers. If you enjoy these kind of things, too, you may get a kick from the following clippings - a collection of items that somehow made it to print. Some are pertinent news stories, others are ads or classifieds.





Ads & Classifieds

This first classified must come from someone that knows how to go that extra mile in the name of romance.



This poor guy -hope he didn't have to get off the sofa to place this classified.




If you've ever wondered about the legitimacy of being told you'd have to speak to a company rep in Mexico, India, Timbuktu or the Antarctic...




If I worked at this paper and saw these classifieds before they went out, I probably would have called these two before they got the placement bill. But thoughtfulness just isn't as funny, is it?

News Headlines and Reports

I happen to LOVE Sushi, but I guess some people just hate the taste of fish.


What embarrassing press for Hogwarts!


Because no news story is truly professional without a tongue-twister headline.



Yeah, my blood runs cold just seeing this headline.


Ok, I haven't watched any of the Olympics this year, but if I'd known this event was scheduled you better believe I would have been glued to the TV! Go USA!


Thank the gods for educated experts! And here I thought appetite loss just led to bare pantry space!



Unfortunately, she still can't catch a frisbee in her mouth.


This headline should silence all those claims that the Republican party is nothing more than a social club for male chauvinists!


Hopefully these astute archeologists can soon answer the mystery of who is buried in Grant's tomb!



Coincidence or confirmation of what a lot of us already suspected? I'll let you decide.


This Hub ©February 19, 2014 by Beth Perry


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    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    swilliams, thank you for the sweet comments and the VU!

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    swilliams 

    4 years ago

    What a unique and funny article!!! Voted up and tweeted out! Love your profile pic by the way Beth!!! Beautiful!

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    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    George, oh I wish I'd seen that! LOL

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    George Greene Jr. 

    4 years ago from California PA

    Wish I coud find the one I spotted back in 1981 in the Classifieds of the Saint Petersburg Times(FL);

    FOR SALE: one half used bottle of shampoo and one half used bottle of conditioner. In excellent shape! $.50 each. Call after 5pm xxx-xxxx

    It actually was shown on the Tonight Show with Leno on his HEADLINES spiel (finally!) last year!Just thought you might like to know.

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Hi George! Yeah, there is nothing like the old-fashioned paper press. Thanks much for dropping in - and I wish you much luck in landing that proofreading job!

    btw, found the video while surfingYoutube :)

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Hi George! Yeah, there is nothing like the old-fashioned paper press. Thanks much for dropping in - and I wish you much luck in landing that proofreading job!

    btw, found the video while surfingYoutube :)

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    George Greene Jr. 

    4 years ago from California PA

    Loved reading this! I wish that print wasn't being taken over by the computer age as I was hoping to get a proofreading job at a newspaper someday! And thanks for the video at the end.. didn't know there was a version of CCR on video

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    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    catfish33, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    Jeffrey Yelton 

    4 years ago from Maryland

    Absolutely hilarious! Thank you for a good read!

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Thanks much, Suzanne - glad you enjoyed 'em!

    And yes, I sure will :)

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    Suzanne Day 

    4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    My god, you are a cracker! I was laughing all the way through this hub. LOVE the foreign accent customer service reps - I swear I seem to run into those all the time! Also enjoyed the Snape bite. Voted funny. And do invite me over for your next hilarious hub. x

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    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Glad you enjoyed them, Jodah. Thanks much!

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    John Hansen 

    4 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Ah Beth, hilarious stuff. I'll be very careful when eating sushi in future though after reading this..lol. Voted funny.

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