Mental Floss

Newspaper Nonsense

Ransom Riggs
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As someone who loves non-sequiturs and absurd nonsense of all sorts, the newspaper has been of great comfort over the years. I used to work at a small-town paper, and it's amazing the kind of stuff that almost makes it into print; not just egregious misspellings and odd turns of phrase, but weird content placeholders ("the rotary club did some crap someplace" could be a news item, prior to the whens wheres and hows coming in). Even knowing that, though, it still blows my mind when really strange stuff shows up in the newspaper. Here are some that made us laugh.

What I love about this -- it's not a mistake. It's too specific. So it's either one very mixed-up ad poster, or some kind of coded mob hit.

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hotdog funeral.jpg
hotdog funeral.jpg /
crumble obscure.jpg
crumble obscure.jpg /
pantsdown.jpg
pantsdown.jpg /
sadness.jpg
sadness.jpg /
incest.jpg
incest.jpg /
catalog.jpg
catalog.jpg /
space suit.jpg
space suit.jpg /
blood urine.jpg
blood urine.jpg /
brokenglass.jpg
brokenglass.jpg /
dentist.jpg
dentist.jpg /
mexican.jpg
mexican.jpg /
dumpster.jpg
dumpster.jpg /
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