Monday, January 25, 2010

In Soviet Russia, Newspaper reads you!

Let me share with you my favourite way to waste a day:
The ironically titled Pravda news website.

Why so Ironic? Gather around children, it's really simple explanation time.
Pravda is Russian for "truth". And yet, the front page of that site reports its top story as

"Thank You Massachusetts For Killing Me"
Oh, so it's like the Onion? You ask.
No, unfortunately, this site takes itself VERY SERIOUSLY.
History buffs who avidly study the Russian communist revolution will recall that the leading newspaper of the Soviet Union had the same name. Indeed, it did, but it died in 1991 when the Soviet Union died. This site is unaffiliated with the historical newspaper, but it is run by former Pravda employees. Which begs the question, what were they reporting when it was an official newspaper if it's being run by the same people?

Some of my favourite articles?
"Aggressive Blonde Creatures Are Very Bad at Getting Jokes" in the Society Section..
"3D Films Can Make You Paranoid " In Science..
"Poland is Cruising for a Bruising; US Eating Its Own Vomit" In Opinion...

Not to mention the entire series done on an alien supposedly found in an attic. (Generally believed by the rest of the world to be a mummified fetus)

And thus concludes another blog post done when I should have been doing something else.

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