August 22, 2009
Double Entendre Headlines
I'm blogging up a storm here, and the fact that the first hurricane since we moved to Boston is on the way, I can blog about a storm. There are rip tide warnings out for the Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket beaches. Plus there are stories in the paper here about New England as presidential summer hangout (the Obamas are on their way to the Vineyard, and the Clintons were there earlier this summer).
But first, a digression. A number of years ago, our daughter had a boyfriend named Max, who was an aspiring theatrical director in New York. We also have a dog named Max who isn't always well-behaved. One day, my wife called me at work and said "Max got into the New York Times." I said, "Is that about Max the human and a good thing, or about Max the dog and a bad thing?"
Given the first paragraph, I had a similar reaction to a hypothetical headline "Bill Spares Martha's Vineyard," (the actual one this morning was "Bill Spares Bermuda"). I leave you, dear reader, to figure out the double entendre. [Jeff Lipshaw]
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Given the talents and proclivities of each individual, I would say that the latter possibility was far, far more likely than the former.
Posted by: Arielle | Aug 23, 2009 12:37:10 PM