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Headlines : real but ridiculous samplings from America's newspapers

Author: Jay Leno
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The reason these headlines appealed to me is because they were never intended to be funny in the first place. That they're checked and rechecked by a proofreader makes them funnier still. In this book we've deliberately avoided using headlines from tabloid or so-called "pulp" newspapers because the double entendres found in them are often intentional. It's when they're not but show up anyway in the local gazette,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Leno
ISBN: 0446391360 9780446391368
OCLC Number: 20295180
Notes: "As featured on The Tonight Show"--Cover.
"All author royalties will be donated to the Samuel Jared Kushnick Foundation, which funds pediatric AIDS programs and pediatric immunology research."--Back cover.
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 14 x 21 cm
Contents: Little-known facts --
Getting away from it all --
Crime and punishment --
What a deal! --
Please cancel my subscription --
I'll take the bus --
The sporting life --
Family fun --
You wanna run that by me again, pal? --
Sorry, our records show you're dead --
Speaking personally --
Who woulda thought? --
You're selling what? --
Picture this.
Responsibility: compiled by Jay Leno ; with photographs by Gary Bernstein and cartoons by Bob Staake.

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The reason these headlines appealed to me is because they were never intended to be funny in the first place. That they're checked and rechecked by a proofreader makes them funnier still. In this book we've deliberately avoided using headlines from tabloid or so-called "pulp" newspapers because the double entendres found in them are often intentional. It's when they're not but show up anyway in the local gazette, that you have to laugh. In the same way that a joke is funnier in church, a silly headline seems even sillier when it appears in a respected "organ of the people." I'd like to thank the viewers of The Tonight Show who contributed the headlines that appear here and have made it possible for me to donate all author proceeds to charity. - Introduction.

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