16 July 2015

CNN's curl of the tongue

It is probably a blessing that human tongue is one of the very few boneless appendages. Otherwise this case of editorial craftsmanship would have surely ended in multiple fractures:

I fell in love with that "pro-Russian missile" stunt. Don't you admire it?

Imagine that hangar at an advanced missiles factory somewhere in the Russian boonies, where the finished missiles take an oath of allegiance...

But the tongue twisters don't end there, continuing to the foggy Netherlands:
Dutch accident investigators say that evidence points to pro-Russian rebels as being responsible for shooting down MH-17, according to a source who has seen the report.
The so called "pro-Russian rebels"... yeah, sure, the simple folks who are supposed to be armed by pitchforks AK-47s and RPGs, suddenly are shooting down airplanes from the height of 12 km by advanced anti-aircraft missiles? Go tell it to the Marines, please.

No one wants to anger the Russian bear, as flea-bitten and mangy as it might be.

Fine with me.

Update: the unfortunate headline changed to:

Oh well, now, at least, we know the missile's ethnic roots. Cool.

Yeah, so who pressed the button after all?


Dick Stanley said...

In the meantime have a laugh at this apparent Spanish parody of an Iranian talk show:


My favorite lines: "Obama negotiates like a Care Bear" followed by "And we still have the hostages" (big laugh).

Dick Stanley said...

G-d won't let Israel down. Not all of it, anyhow.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks, it gave me a few good laughs - got it from your FB post. Of course, it is much used episode that is just carrying a new text when needed, just like that Hitler in the bunker scene, but that one is much better!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Amen to that.