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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

Are those three words inherently boring? Somebody thinks so:

The New Republic once claimed to have discovered the most boring headline ever written: Worthwhile Canadian initiative . The editors argued that the headline ingeniously combined three inherently boring words in such a way as to dissuade even the most adventurous reader from forging ahead into the actual story.
Let me add that our favourite colour is grey and our favourite dessert is tapioca pudding.

[Thanks, I think, to Alex for the pointer]

Update: As Brian Ferguson points in his comment, if you think those three words are boring, think again and check out the blog of the same name: Worthwhile Canadian Initiative.
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