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February 01, 2010

Great Moments in Journalism

For sheer dramatic impact, it is hard to beat lines like this:

Fire department officials said an out-of-control inflatable gorilla was blamed for a rooftop blaze at a Houston shopping center ...

Although the Fire Chief's name was a stroke of good luck.

Posted by Cassandra at February 1, 2010 08:26 AM

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stroke?!?!

I see what you did there. :-)

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at February 1, 2010 12:27 PM

Although the Fire Chief's name was a stroke of good luck.

Yup. The name "Fred" has ever been a font of comedic gold...

Posted by: BillT at February 1, 2010 01:09 PM

When it comes to causing disasters, that gorilla sure does get around.

Posted by: spd rdr at February 1, 2010 01:09 PM

I don't get it. Hook and ladder? :-(

Posted by: camojack at February 2, 2010 03:44 AM

Camo:

Hooker, stroke, blow-up doll, limpness (problems caused by). It's a double entrendrelanch.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at February 2, 2010 09:47 AM

OR just a travashamockery.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at February 2, 2010 02:11 PM

It's a double entrendrelanch.
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at February 2, 2010 09:47 AM

I guess my mind wasn't going in that direction. Or at all...

Posted by: camojack at February 3, 2010 03:38 AM