April 24, 2013

What are mystery clouds?

In the tradition of "What’s a crash blossom?," I present this clipping from the Christian Science Monitor's front page:



The photograph with ominous clouds directs the mind to see "clouds" as a noun, but the story has nothing at all to do with clouds.

14 comments:

AprilApple said...

Looks like China's standard every day pollution to me.

edutcher said...

What's the Chinese character for "SQUIRREL!!"?

mccullough said...

I really don't know clouds at all

Mitchell the Bat said...

Our Unabashed Dictionary defines IUD as "love springs internal."

MadisonMan said...

What has the image to do with the article at all? It's just a generic cityscape.

Lazy photo editor!

PBGolfer said...

Barry and the Choom Gang ride again!

Methadras said...

Looks like it might be sandstorm clouds.

ricpic said...

I guess the order must have come down from PC central at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to the ultra-PC Christian Science Monitor that the Chinese pet can be criticized, just this once, because Hussein's even more favored Muslim pet has just been exposed for what it is.

Strelnikov said...

Looks like, world wide, everyone is plotting to keep the Muslims down.

That is just what this most paranoidiest of all groups need to read.

EMD said...

Headline writing is a peculiar art form. Variety and The New York Post are the masters.

Pettifogger said...

"The photograph with ominous clouds directs the mind to see 'clouds' as a noun, but the story has nothing at all to do with clouds."

It certainly worked that way for me. I tried to read the headline with "cloud" as a noun and only when I could not make that work did I resort to reading it as a verb.

Lem said...

The photograph with ominous clouds directs the mind to see "clouds" as a noun, but the story has nothing at all to do with clouds.

Imus was recalling his favorite NY Post headline from about a decade past now.

Marv Albert Tied To Dead Dominatrix.

It was a literary tie... it was a...
Never mind.

ampersand said...

Mystery clouds deadly clash in western China with 'suspected terrorists

Say that ten times real fast Mr. Chinaman.

campy said...

Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all