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Another Round of: "News or Not?" [Jun. 29th, 2005|12:06 pm]
Nicodemus
In this round of News or Not?, do you know which of these are real headlines? Click for the sources.

1. Britain elects Jedi to parliament

2. SCA Knights Capture Red Square

3. Scientists Reanimate Dead Dogs


Bonus: Today's weird spam subject line (honest!): "Fuck someone tonight...scotland" Huh?
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From: chrissawyer
2005-06-29 08:18 pm (UTC)
Um, ok. I will say the Dog one is real. :)
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2005-06-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
i couldn't help but notice that the "scientists reanimate dead dogs" story appeared on Fark on the same day as a story detailing how one provincial government somewhere in the heartland had decreed it legal for a dog to inherit an estate.

coincidence, I ask you?
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
I had read the SCA one before so I knew that it was a lark based on an Event in Russia.
But both of the others seem to be real news papers, I think.....
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-29 09:33 pm (UTC)
AFAIK, the two non-SCA stories are true.
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-29 10:23 pm (UTC)
AFAIK? I don't know that one.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-29 10:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-06-29 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'd heard the dog one. Cool about the Jedi.

I note, in my obsessive way, that Mists is called a Kingdom in the Onion article. :)

Back to sewing I go...
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[User Picture]From: dour
2005-06-30 01:21 am (UTC)
Yay, I guessed right!

Jedi in parliament is nothing after their announcement of the first Satanist in the Royal Navy. And the reanimation thing isn't really good satire material.

But I know enough SCA folks to be pretty certain they wouldn't bother with Russia. ;)
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2005-06-30 01:36 am (UTC)
I'd already heard about the Jedi in Parliment, so that one didn't surprise me. Glad he's there. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2005-06-30 02:19 am (UTC)
SPAM messages sometimes include weird or unrelated words like that to try to work around the SPAM blockers that do statistical analysis on the words used by SPAM and legitimate mail
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