I know the Entertainment Web Site 'Digital Spy' doesn't have a monopoly, but in one day two misleading headlines.
"French reveals 'Big Brother' Passion"
Well, of course I instantly thought 'Chris French'. He would be brilliant on Celebrity Big Brother - might even make me watch it. But oh no. It's Dawn French, with her autobiography to flog, they are talking about.
Then - breaking news!!!! Astounding!!!!
"Brown slams domestic abuse rumours"
Surely not - like him or loath him, Uncle Gordon would never raise a hand to the lovely Sarah. In deep shock I click the link. No, it isn't the PM. It is Bobby Brown, with an autobiography to flog, denying he was ever violent to Whitney Houston.
OK, the Chris/Dawn confusion I can forgive and forget - probably more my fault.
But on a UK site - the most famous 'Brown' has to be Gordy. Not some has been ex-boy band member.
Deliberately misleading? Or an example of our celebrity & money culture?
So when a headline comes up with 'BROWN' I tend to not even think of Bobby, but to the slightly less embarrassing Gordon.
However, I do think I'd like your Bobby Brown free world
Last edited by bindeweede; 11th December 2008 at 12:08 AM. Reason: Added comment.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear
bright, until you hear them speak.
I saw a headline in the New Scientist a few weeks ago which said something like "Murray Has Foul Mouth" and I thought, well, that doesn't surprise me but why are they writing about tennis players? Then I read on and it was about pollution in Australia's River Murray...
I thought Al Murray
I thought Pete Murray, which shows my age in a most horrific way.
"If I get rid of the cancer and the person decides they don’t want treatment any more ‐ either they’re too busy, or they’re too mean with their money, or they just think they know better ‐ the cancer often comes back. And if it comes back, I can’t get rid of it a second time. My healing doesn’t work a second time."
This one had me fooled for a second
Peter Andre presents Jordan with children of courage awardHe spends all of his free time helping young people in a city centre youth club but yesterday 15-year-old Jordan Powell took a day off to pick up an award at Westminster Abbey.
"Cricket earns big testicles title" - a BBC News website headline which had me baffled. Why should cricket encourage the growth of bigger testicles than other sports? Why would it occur to anyone to find out? How did they do the research?
All is revealed by clicking on the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11718029
Singer James Blunt 'prevented World War III'
Beat that, anybody!
By the way, here's the article.