Sunday, 14 October 2012
Dear Headline Writers, News Perusers, Bored People
I've come up with an absolute belter of a game you can all play at home, entitled Punctuate The News. The concept is simple: take an existing news headline, and - without adding or removing any words - change the punctuation so that it completely recontextualises the story.
I'll start with this zinger, which is perhaps unfortunate since it may prove hard to top:
Boss asked Savile about 'Rumours'
...in which Bruce Springsteen had a thoroughly enjoyable chinwag with renowned TV kiddy-fiddler Sir James Savile about Fleetwood Mac's seminal 1977 album.
Now you try!