More tidbits collected from James Taranto’s column The Best of The Web Today.
23 August 2004
Explanation Found for Lobster Decline
“Explanation Sought for Lobster Decline”–headline, Associated Press, Aug. 21
“Woman Chows 38 Lobsters in Eating Contest”–headline, Associated Press, Aug. 22
14 June 2005
Some of Us Saw It in 1969
“NASA Sees Earliest Manned Moon Landing in 2015”–headline, Reuters, June 13
21 June 2005
What if They Gave an Election and No One Came?
From “Five Questions With Lynn Bailey,” executive director of the Richmond County, Ga., Board of Elections, in Sunday’s Augusta Chronicle:
2. Why do you think voter turnout will be so low for this election?
“I think the fact that there aren’t any candidates on the ballot plays a big part in that.”
Ah, for the Good Old Days of the Plague . . .
“The Killer Disease Doctors Miss”–headline, Reader’s Digest, June issue
30 August 2006
Heaven Can Wait
“An 80-year-old woman killed by her husband in a murder-suicide in a Penticton [British Columbia] hospital on Tuesday was awaiting transfer to a long-term care facility.”–Canadian Press, Aug. 29
28 July 2007
Good News for Blues Fans
“Tough Times for New Orleans Musicians”–headline, Associated Press, Aug. 26
15 July 2010
Springfield Police Charge One-Armed Man With Unarmed Robbery”–headline, Republican (Springfield, Mass.), July 14
23 August 2010
Boris the Spider
“WHO Calls for Monitoring of New Superbug”–headline, Agence France-Presse, Aug. 20
Breaking News From Psalm 37:11
“Meek Headed for a Big Win”–headline, Public Policy Polling website, Aug. 22