Sunday, August 19, 2007

News junkie riddle of the day

Q. How can you tell when your newspaper of record has lost its way?
A. When it thinks it's a quiz-style game show.

Word to the wise #1: Newspapers work better when games like this stay in the Arts & Entertainment section.

Word to the wise #2: It's best to avoid the irony of a "soldier's death" headline underpinning a cutesy game on what's supposed to be the front page.

Word to the wise #3:
Games like this work better when the illustration doesn't give away the answer.


Kyle Hansen said...

I noticed the same thing. What fun is a game if the picture gives you the answer?

A.Venegas said...

I also noticed this one, and was thoroughly depressed for obvious reasons.