Sometimes CNN.com can induce outbursts of laughter through their various and sundry errors, but they aren't the only ones. Here are some collected miscellaneous media gaffes that take top humor prizes.
The Blue Screen of Everlasting Life Is Nigh
Newsweek cover: 3 April 2000 issue
Well, if there's one company that could afford to buy the Vatican, that would be the one. Is it just me, or does the Pope look really horrified by this headline?
So That's the Secret
Unnamed corporate Web advertisement
Apparently it's a guy who recently had abdominal surgery and just won't stop tearing at his stitches.
What Exactly is My Incentive?
People.com: 28 November 2001
I find it difficult to believe that the picture did anything but lower the clickthrough rate on this article.
I'm So Torn I Can Hardly Stand It
newsnet5.com: 1 February 2002
I agonized about this choice for hours.
Funny You Should Ask
newsnet5.com: 15 May 2003
You know what aggravates me most? People who misspell words like "aggravate."
insidemacgames.com: 21 November 2003
This mix-up of title and graphic left me wondering if that radical dude (Tony Hawk?) is tricking on a Hearts of Ironing Board.
BBC.com: 19 February 2004
I think that means the missile could destroy its target before it's even been launched. Guess we'd better start learning Russian.
foxnews.com: Spotted 16 June 2004
Maybe you should also sign up for a periodic validation service.
msn.com: Spotted 7 July 2004
No comment needed, really.
You're Kidding, Right?
Spotted 16 July 2004
They seem awfully incredulous about this concept. I suppose it's hard to blame them.
foxnews.com: Spotted 16 July 2004
Well, duh. Duelling has been illegal for more than a century now. Who needs to know terms like "call upon your seconds" any more?