Monday, August 11, 2014

Today in visual communication

Hey, kids! How many times do you figure a 1,500-word story ought to mention the wicked harridan in that nice Mr. Drudge's picture?

a) 0
b) 1-3
c) 4-6
d) 7-9
e) 10 or more

Were you guys looking in the Wikipedia again? Yes, of course, it's (a), 0.

Now, to be fair, the dusky sorceress does crop up in the URL of the second story, in a sort of fabricated direct address we've seen before. And if you hang on for the antepenultimate graf, the nice folks at EAGnews have managed to work her into someone else's story:

Carter implied there will be a new type of segregation in schools – those that have good lunches, and those that have Michelle Obama’s.

“What’s going to happen now is it’s going to be back to the way it was, say, 7 or 8 years ago; the only kids eating in the cafeteria are going to be the free and reduced-(price lunch) kids, because they just don’t have options,” he says, according to WLTX.

I'm not even sure we ought to diagram that first sentence, owing to demons are often summoned by the mention of their names or something. But it's always nice to know how well the cues are working.

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