No doubt you’ve noticed this yourself

But it took the combined wisdom of Frank-C and John Venn to bring it to life:

The News

(Suggested by Adam Gurri.)







30 comments

  1. Scooby214 »

    11 May 2009 · 9:40 pm

    Very true, and very funny!

  2. fillyjonk »

    12 May 2009 · 8:15 am

    Yeah. And I will admit, that there are times – when they are running some endless show-of-speculations about the disappearance of some small child that happened several months ago, or where they are discussing some kind of spectacular breakup of a celebrity couple, what is it that’s really going on that they’re NOT telling us?

    I know, it’s all Tinfoil Hattie of me, but sometimes I wonder if there could, for example, be an asteroid headed at the earth, and because there’s nothing anybody can do about it, They’ve declared a news black-out so we wind up hearing about The Eight minus John or Kate or something like that instead.

  3. Tatyana »

    12 May 2009 · 8:44 am

    yes-Chaz, and double yes- FJ.
    Especially, when at the end of the US news edition there is an episode of a koala (white tiger, whale, dinosaur) newborn cub just born in some European or Chinese Zoo, with closing remark by a TV anchor:”and this is what’g going on in the World”. Huh? Nothing else, you sure?

  4. Jason G. Williscroft »

    12 May 2009 · 9:03 am

    Haha. I had a MUCH better idea, and it’s really too bad for you guys that I am so busy with REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS that I’m not going to share it. Just know that it is really very much better.

  5. McGehee »

    12 May 2009 · 9:22 am

    Hmm. It’s not quite right. I can see the intersection of the two without an electron microscope.

    Maybe there should be a disclaimer: “Not to scale.”

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  7. eutrodhg »

    12 May 2009 · 2:03 pm

    Instapundit linked…..prepare yourself for the flood!

  8. Pablo »

    12 May 2009 · 2:04 pm

    And no place is this more true than at my hometown paper the San Francisco Comicle, er, Chronicle.

    At least the Soviet Union had the Orwellian irony to call their paper, “Pravda.”

  9. Don »

    12 May 2009 · 2:06 pm

    I love a good Venn diagram and this is as good as they get. Along the same lines, in case you haven’t come across it already, there is a website devoted to such things: http://thisisindexed.com/

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  12. Chuck Pelto »

    12 May 2009 · 2:39 pm

    TO: fillyjonk, et al.
    RE: Well….

    I know, it’s all Tinfoil Hattie of me, but sometimes I wonder if there could, for example, be an asteroid headed at the earth, and because there’s nothing anybody can do about it, They’ve declared a news black-out so we wind up hearing about The Eight minus John or Kate or something like that instead. — fillyjonk

    ….don’t “worry” about it.

    Regards.

    Chuck(le)
    [What they are telling you can be important. What they are NOT telling you can be vital. — CBPelto]

  13. Jay Solo »

    12 May 2009 · 4:10 pm

    As they say, “venn in Rome…”

  14. Pishabh Badmaash »

    12 May 2009 · 4:13 pm

    Damnit, if ABC News didn’t cover Miley Cyrus spottings at Disney World, or who danced like a dream on Dancing with the Washedup Stars, then I wouldn’t know what to discuss at my virtual watercooler!!!!!!!!

  15. Rod Stanton »

    12 May 2009 · 4:21 pm

    I think you have overstated the intersection.
    But then I think they are mutually exclusive.

  16. kyle »

    12 May 2009 · 4:32 pm

    Nearly tangential enough to apply geometric proofs to find the truth. Work in the speed of light and you might be on to something.

  17. Peg C. »

    12 May 2009 · 4:42 pm

    How many people (of above 80 IQ) tune into “the news” to get the news? That’s what I want to know.

  18. George »

    12 May 2009 · 4:47 pm

    “The News” is just cheap filler material between advertizements. If you want to hide real news, just make sure everyone involved is unattractive, the subject matter is somewhat boring, and no high quality pictures or video exist for the story.

  19. Jerry Rose »

    12 May 2009 · 4:47 pm

    Amazing! I had no idea there was any overlap between the two.

  20. kelly »

    12 May 2009 · 5:06 pm

    I assume a Venn diagram of journalists and retards would pretty much look like a single circle?

  21. CGHill »

    12 May 2009 · 5:11 pm

    And in light of the Instalanche: blessings upon thee, Donncha O Caoimh.

  22. Dan B »

    12 May 2009 · 10:23 pm

    So what does Huey Lewis’s band have to do with this?

  23. CGHill »

    12 May 2009 · 10:33 pm

    Nothing, really, since he’d be arguing that it was hip to be square.

  24. David Jay »

    12 May 2009 · 10:41 pm

    Kelly:

    Actually Journalists are a subset (mathematical definition). Not all retards work for the news media.

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  26. Odd Bits »

    13 May 2009 · 7:48 am

    “The news” and the news…

    Not to scale… (Hat tip dustbury.com)….

  27. freps »

    13 May 2009 · 8:49 am

    Never watch local news, ever. However it rolled on last night while I was absorbed in something…lead story was about three children in a local suburb who have a virus that will require implantation of feces in their intestines. LEAD STORY.

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  30. CGHill »

    14 May 2009 · 3:52 pm

    And Jay Rosen says, reasonably enough:

    Let’s get those circles overlapping a bit more, shall we?

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