Mighty Red Pen

January 11, 2011

I can see Uranus from here

Filed under: Overseen,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 7:00 pm
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled and very serious MRP programming to bring you something straight out of The Little Brother’s Playbook.

I know it’s wrong (read: completely juvenile) to find this funny, but there’s just no way to write a headline about probing Uranus without provoking a festival of giggles and snickers. This is a real headline from the Christian Science Monitor.

And unfortunately, the rest of the copy doesn’t help much, especially when it gets to the part where they point out that the atmosphere of Uranus contains traces of methane:

Go on, have a giggle. You know you want to.

H/t to Copy Curmudgeon.



  1. You are correct – Uranus jokes just can’t be stopped. Here’s one of my favorites:

    Comment by Reggie — January 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

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  3. This makes me laugh. Every time.

    Comment by Gopher — April 6, 2011 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

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