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September 9, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: AOL headline

AolHoward Meyer, viewing the AOL headlines, writes:

Amelia Earhart is going to "chuck" Yeager? What does she have against him? Startling headlines!


i dont see how this is really broken

had they put quotation marks around chuck, it would be slightly broken

funny: maybe

broken: no

Posted by: john russell at September 9, 2005 01:23 AM

(From) Amelia Earhart to Chuck Yeager

In other news.. FDA to "probe" Viagra...

Posted by: noname at September 9, 2005 05:29 AM

well, i find it funny...

Posted by: carpy at September 9, 2005 06:08 AM


I understand this article - I know that the people are named Amelia and Chuck, not Amelia is going to chuck him! Flying is good, BTW.

Posted by: Seth Nelson at September 9, 2005 08:04 AM

I know a few people who can chuck Jagermemeister.

Posted by: barmaid at September 9, 2005 08:22 AM

Amusing, and IMO, deliberate. Newspaper editors like to play with words to get our attention.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at September 9, 2005 08:59 AM

Amusing perhaps, but not broken.

Posted by: cmadler at September 9, 2005 09:05 AM

Why is it that when I try to look at pictureson here all I see is a bunch of weird symbols? It's not just this computer either.

Posted by: T-1000 at September 9, 2005 09:40 AM

Reminds me of the slogan that went around after the UK Royal Wedding in the 80's - and this is not PC so if you're easily offended, don't look:

"Drink up, Chuck and Di!"

Posted by: Pat at September 9, 2005 12:32 PM

"Amusing perhaps, but not broken."

That's why it's in the "just for fun" section! Lighten up, people... laugh and move on.

Posted by: ambrocked at September 9, 2005 01:34 PM

viagra= blindness? mom was right

Posted by: elgato at September 9, 2005 02:44 PM


Posted by: Badstart at September 9, 2005 02:56 PM


It's probably that your security settings are too high and the computer won't download pictures (if the symbols are red Xs, that's probably it). This happens on many computers and might be on more than one computer you use.

Everybody else:

Aren't the pictures sort of switched around, too? Yes, I know, I get it, it's a pun.

Posted by: Stewart Peterson at September 10, 2005 07:55 AM

This isn't broken or funny

Posted by: Sido at September 10, 2005 11:53 PM

I second Sido.

Posted by: Kevin at September 11, 2005 02:38 PM

If Amelia Earhart is going to "chuck" Yeager, "Chuck" would be in lowercase letters.

Posted by: Gabriel at September 11, 2005 03:30 PM

"If Amelia Earhart is going to 'chuck' Yeager, 'Chuck' would be in lowercase letters."

Not in a headline. Look at "New" and "Heights" in the headline above--both capitalized.

Posted by: D.F. Manno at September 11, 2005 10:48 PM

"Viagra Causes Blindness"? I thought masturbation does. Did Earhart chuck Yeager cause he didn't use Viagra?

Posted by: Jay at September 14, 2005 02:28 AM

a great example of someone trying to find a problem with a headline that is correct. There is nothing wrong or funny here..

Posted by: Alex at September 14, 2005 11:38 AM

I say it's just AOL that's broken.

Posted by: anon at September 15, 2005 07:14 PM

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