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September 3, 2004 12:33 PM   Subscribe

Bush and Kerry Hit Road, Trade Blows on Jobs I can only guess that someone at Reuters has a sense of humor.
posted by BlueScreen (21 comments total)

 
Since changed to: Bush and Kerry Trade Jabs on Campaign Trail

Which makes it sound like they are arguing about the trail itself. whatever.
posted by ChasFile at 12:43 PM on September 3, 2004


Oh now I get it.

The "trading blows on jobs" phrase in the article, but it's not the actual headline. Was it changed? Maybe someone at Reuters caught on faster than I did.
posted by Loudmax at 12:44 PM on September 3, 2004


Real link here?
posted by slacy at 12:45 PM on September 3, 2004


Yes, that was the actual title of the article for a short while. I didn't know they changed it until I read ChasFile's post.
posted by BlueScreen at 12:48 PM on September 3, 2004


*belch*
posted by quonsar at 1:03 PM on September 3, 2004


Mheh heh heh. I get it now.

"Blows." "Jobs." Heh mheh heh mheh heh.
posted by chicobangs at 1:11 PM on September 3, 2004


funny
posted by mrcircles at 1:31 PM on September 3, 2004


Why don't they do it on the road?
posted by picea at 1:38 PM on September 3, 2004


Did somebody say plo chops?
posted by keswick at 1:41 PM on September 3, 2004


No wonder Steve's been out of the limelight during the new iMac's unveiling.
posted by tommasz at 1:44 PM on September 3, 2004


Wow, great FPP!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:47 PM on September 3, 2004


"Did I hear someone say plo chops?" --Arnold
posted by machaus at 2:14 PM on September 3, 2004


oh, geez, gotta read the damn posts
posted by machaus at 2:14 PM on September 3, 2004


At first I read it as:
Bush and Kerry Hit Road, Trade Blow Jobs
posted by afx114 at 2:51 PM on September 3, 2004


I'd bet there is no news organization in the world, no matter how journalistically responsible, that doesn't have some copy editor trying to sneak one of these multi-entendre headlines in every once in a while.

Breaks up the monotony of your day, and wen it's done properly, only the people who find it funny will even get it.
posted by chicobangs at 2:57 PM on September 3, 2004


We are merely exchanging long protein
strands. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it!
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:04 PM on September 3, 2004


it's like i've been telling y'all ... they really are in bed together
posted by pyramid termite at 5:37 PM on September 3, 2004


Wait, what does Steve have to do with anything?
posted by endquote at 3:46 PM on September 4, 2004


Oh, that's great. So the thread stays, even though it's a complete and utter piece of shit, but my first comment, "trade isn't the only thing that blows," is deleted. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks, mathowie. Mustn't let the masses see that this was called out from the very first comment or anything.
posted by soyjoy at 7:36 PM on September 4, 2004


Uh, oh yeah, my insightful comment was deleted by mathowie, too, and replaced with a snotty one. And then, this comment was tacked on the end, as though to discredit soyjoy!

Matt, please! Just let me be! All I want to do is post! *sob*
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:34 PM on September 5, 2004


It's a conspiracy, I tells ya!

No, really, I'm in a much more lucid mood than I was last night when I posted that, but still. The FPP remains hilariously worthless - it was a single link to a headline that didn't exist by the time of the second comment - and yet, while Matt can't be bothered to delete the thread, he can go in and cherry-pick the comments? WTF?

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I am all in favor of Bush and Kerry trading blow jobs. That is all.
posted by soyjoy at 8:19 PM on September 5, 2004


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