This past weekend, a group of highly intelligent, enormously clever individuals from World News Daily (whose website looks like the interior of a paranoid schizophrenic’s skull during an acid trip at Oliver Stone’s house) decided to pay a visit to Dallas, TX. There, they hired an airplane to fly a massive banner over the recently-built Texas Stadium. The message? “WHERE’S THE REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE?” Can you guess why this plan failed miserably (besides the obvious)? Read on to find out, my gentle Examiner readers…
Before we get to the perma-message (don’t worry: it’s still a few paragraphs down, right where it always is), let’s offer up a little backstory to the Funny Photo you’re about to see on the left: that’s a photo taken over the weekend in Dallas, TX, where World News Daily flew a massive, Birther-conspiracy banner over Texas Stadium. The message: “WHERE’S THE REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE?”
You can probably guess where this is going.
We suppose that WND’s brilliant idea was to showcase their ludicrous message to the assembled fans inside Texas Stadium, and, y’know, whatever. Fair enough. If you’re crazy enough to continue beating that drum months after the issue was put to bed, it’s your Constitutional right to do so. But if you’re wanting to broadcast that crazy idea to the tens of thousands of people packed inside Texas Stadium, you might want to consider the following: Texas Stadium has a closed roof. All those people? They couldn’t see it.
So, what we have here is FAIL on many, many levels. There’s the “You’re a paranoid lunatic” FAIL, there’s the “Why bother in Texas?” FAIL, there’s the “Texas Stadium doesn’t have a sun-roof” FAIL, and there’s the genuinely epic FAIL that is the WND’s message. This photo (which you can see by clicking the “Slideshow” box on the left) might just be the most FAIL-tastic picture we’ve seen in months, and keep in mind that we see dozens of these every day.
Special thanks to the fifteen different frequent Comedy Examiner readers who sent this one in. Apparently, this one’s been making the rounds quite a bit lately, so there’s a good chance you’ve seen it elsewhere already. But on the off-chance that you somehow managed to miss this one, we figured we better run it. Besides, now that it’s up, all of you can stop submitting it to the email address below: we get it. It’s funny. We agree. But, for the love of God, stop sending in this Funny Photo.
Anyway, on with the perma-message!
Here’s how Funny Photos has worked for the past year or so: you send in your Funny Photos, we look ’em over, and the best ones get featured here at Comedy Examiner HQ. Simple, right? It has been. But soon enough, we’re going to be doing something different withFunny Photos, and that’s what we’re really here to talk about.
In the past, those whose Funny Photos have been selected have been rewarded with nothing more than a name-check. But going forward, we’re thinking about turning Funny Photos into a bit of a contest: send in the “Funny Photo of The Week” (or maybe even “of The Day”), win a prize. We’re not quite sure how we’d implement all that just yet– really, though, how hard could it be?– but it is on the table for discussion, and we hope to implement this new reward-system as early as January 1st.
Here’s the other change: for the past year or so, we’ve asked that people send their Funny Photo submissions to our personal email account, but today we set up a brand-new inboxspecifically for your Funny Photo submissions. From here on out, if you come across aFunny Photo that you think needs to be featured here at Comedy Examiner HQ, you can send it in directly to ComedyExaminerFunnyPhotos@Yahoo.com. Several times per week, we’ll raid that inbox for your submissions, and all the winning entries will appear here. Once we turnFunny Photos into an ongoing contest, this is also where we’ll be pulling your submissions from. So, y’know, don’t send any of your Funny Photos anywhere but there.
We’re going to leave this message in place for a good, long while– hopefully, through mid-December– just to make sure that everone gets to see it. And so, if you click on a Funny Photo article between now and then, you’re going to see our intro at the top (which introduces the day’s Funny Photo(s), as it usually does) followed by this message. That’s by design: don’t freak out.
One more thing: we welcome just about any kind of Funny Photo submissions here at Comedy Examiner HQ, but anything with nudity or drug use will be automatically taken out of the running (feel free to send those in for our personal amusement, though!). Sorry to do it, folks, but it’s supposed to be a family-friendly site. Alternately, anything featuring bad language can make it through, but it will have to be “bleeped” (by one of the vast staff of Photoshop-proficient technicians we have slaving away in the Comedy Examiner HQ basement). Oh, and also? Nothing that promotes hate speech, kittens, or Jim Belushi.
Everyone on the same page? Good. Check out today’s Funny Photo selections on the left–as always, they’re in the ‘Slideshow’ box– and come back tomorrow to see the next batch. And don’t forget: send in your own Funny Photo submissions (which can fall into our Fun With iPhones, Fun With Facebook, or Fun With Yahoo! Answers categories) toComedyExaminerFunnyPhotos@Yahoo.com if you want to get involved. We’ll drop a name-check on you for now, but after the first of the year, you just might win a prize if your photo gets selected! Ooh, exciting!
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