Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Double Takes

The unlikely juxtaposition of things often gives pause for thought, if not a little confusion and comedy at times.

My psychiatrist has a photograph of two adjacent shops in a strip mall:

  • "SOUTHERN SEAFOOD" restaurant
  • "tropical fish" store

A recent newsletter had these two headlines, one right after another:

  • "Antidepressants May Improve Heart Attack Survival"
  • "FDA Re-Warns Adults About Antidepressants, Suicide"

A more macabre mix-up occurred on the cover of one of my daughter's teen magazines, with two headlines for unrelated stories placed one above the other:

  • "Guys' Most Embarrassing Moments ... Revealed"
  • "Real-Life Story: My Boyfriend Killed Himself in Front of Me"

Ugh ...


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