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July 16, 2007

Um, Taegan...

This may out me as twelve, but I really couldn't get past the headline in this story.


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Wow. I didn't catch that. Good one, Beavis.

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Jul 16, 2007 2:56:41 PM

It reminds me of that genius Onion headline: "Rumsfeld Pays Surprise Visit To His Wife's Vagina."

Posted by: Philly | Jul 16, 2007 3:10:24 PM


don't worry ezra we all have a little 12 year old in us when it comes to stuff like that. I mean really, how could you not think that way with that headline!

Posted by: jambro | Jul 16, 2007 3:12:11 PM

13 yo? Nah, 9 or 10. But surely adult fun too. Now if the html had only shortened the last word some, for the really dense folks over 40?, 50? 60?

Maybe at McCain's age, tapping in the usual teenage sense is beyond even Cialis or the tv products advertised for 'control and stamina'.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | Jul 16, 2007 3:19:47 PM

Just when I think young Ez might be growing up too fast...
Well-played, young man.

Posted by: charles pierce | Jul 16, 2007 3:46:46 PM


Posted by: jasmine | Jul 16, 2007 4:11:27 PM

kids these days.

Posted by: Jake | Jul 16, 2007 4:12:44 PM

So is a dick in the bush is better than one in the hand?

Posted by: gregor | Jul 16, 2007 4:16:30 PM

Reminds me of my days as a college newspaper section editor - my editor-in-chief refused to allow me to run the suggestive but completely accurate headline "Netanyahu pulls out, Arafat unsatisfied."

Posted by: SDM | Jul 16, 2007 4:31:57 PM

To this day, one of my favorite moments at college was when the campus daily ran a front-page story about how the Yale Entrepreneurial Society had added a biotech category to an annual competition it was holding. Except, due to a typo, everyone woke up that morning to learn that:


Sippin' on gin and...stem cells?

Posted by: Daniel Munz | Jul 16, 2007 4:56:31 PM

The "with my mind on money and my money on my mind" part seems to work either way.

The great sophomoric headline of my college days - "Judges Cream Colby; Master Bates." Brandeis - the proud institution that brought you Thomas Friedman.

Posted by: Klein's Tiny Left Nut | Jul 16, 2007 5:35:51 PM

Well done Ezra. There are few enough laughs these days. Any reasonable attempt deserves praise. Cheers.

Posted by: ice weasel | Jul 16, 2007 6:07:09 PM

My school was actually part of the same NCAA class as Bates College, leading to this sign during football season, hung out a dorm window: "We Whipped Williams, Now Let's Master Bates."

I think someone got in trouble for that one... but it did make it into the yearbook. ;)

Posted by: weboy | Jul 16, 2007 7:13:14 PM


just in case you didn't know (apologies if you did), but Gulliver's travels begins with a mention of the many years G. was taught by Master Bates (can't remember exact words).

Posted by: J | Jul 16, 2007 7:41:00 PM

I didn't... ah,the appeal of low humor. :)

Posted by: weboy | Jul 16, 2007 9:16:20 PM

At my college newspaper, we published one story about a talk or Q&A or something about drug use by a guy named Paul Christ. The headline? "Christ speaks on drugs."

Posted by: Cyrus | Jul 16, 2007 10:08:26 PM

Ezra... I an now die happy.


Posted by: Padraig | Jul 17, 2007 1:39:37 AM

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