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funny newspaper goofs and weirdness
March 25, 2011 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Criggo is a blog that posts amusing newspaper bloopers and oddities - bad headlines, poorly chosen pictures, strange advertisements, etc. The blog only has the past month's worth of posts, but it's archived in its entirety here.

(Just a light, fluffy, funny post for your Friday. And surprisingly it's never been an FPP before unless my Google/search skillz are failing me.)
posted by flex (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Worth it just for this one.
posted by furtive at 7:10 AM on March 25, 2011


Now I wish I'd saved the brief blurb in my local paper about Sarah Palin in which her photo is labeled "Justin Bieber." No lie.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:11 AM on March 25, 2011


At long last, Jay Leno has become obsolete.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:12 AM on March 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


The company on the latest post, McGard, they're in my hometown. They manufacture wheel locks and manhole locks, basically lug nuts that require keys. I had an internship there during high school. The whole building smells terrible, just the worst hot metal smell imaginable. They use chrome for some products. Have you ever smelled hot chrome? I've got a headache just thinking about it.
posted by troika at 7:15 AM on March 25, 2011


Worth it just for this one.
posted by bwg at 7:21 AM on March 25, 2011


Tee hee.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:27 AM on March 25, 2011


I never thought I'd say this... Jay Leno does this better.
posted by msbrauer at 7:28 AM on March 25, 2011


msbrauer: "I never thought I'd say this... Jay Leno does this better"

Yeah, but he can't do this.
posted by bwg at 7:34 AM on March 25, 2011


Tattoos done while you wait.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:47 AM on March 25, 2011


Two I remember from my local paper:

1. The "lost" ad for a pair of subscription glasses. (Don't worry, a new pair will come in the mail next week)

2. Ad asking for information about the hit and run in the parking lot of the "flee market" (What--you expected them to stick around?)
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:21 AM on March 25, 2011


Ahh Criggo. I've been reading this for years. But how did I find out about it if not through MeFi? Weird.

For the most part, it's worth a chuckle... But there's the occasional one where I just scratch my head and can't figure out why it's meant to be funny.
posted by antifuse at 8:21 AM on March 25, 2011


Worth it for this one.
posted by therubettes at 9:08 AM on March 25, 2011


...and Asian Americans working hard to shatter workaholic sterotype
posted by therubettes at 9:10 AM on March 25, 2011


It's delicious!
posted by Iosephus at 11:56 AM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Worth it for this one.
posted by doift at 9:53 PM on March 25, 2011


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