Skip to comments.ATTENTION: News stories at the Daily Currant are not actual news stories (Pizza Story)
Posted on 05/03/2013 12:03:41 PM PDT by mnehring
The following was posted at the Daily Currant yesterday:
Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.
The owners of Collegnos Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloombergs proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city
Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here? Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.
Im sorry sir, he replied, we cant do that. Youve reached your personal slice limit.
Get it? They even explained the joke in the second paragraph, just in case you didnt get it.
Matt Drudge didnt:
Image courtesy of Brett LoGiurato at Business Insider, who notes some of the previous Daily Currant stories that have fooled people.
We need to do better, you guys. This is completely unacceptable.
And no, Im not funny either.
Here is another example from a while back: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/12/meet-the-man-who-fools-the-news-industry/
How about having a mayor that doesn’t act like a comedy article instead. If a story this absurd is believed by everyone as truth, then it ain’t Drudge with the biggest problem here.
He and others goofed. But Bloomberg is believeable as doing exactly this.
Idiocracy R us
Drudge should know the website is comedy. But I agree, the news these days is so bad an average person doesn’t know what to believe.
Did he get so mad that he fell off of his booster seat?
I literally check anything that even looks weird now and I have STILL been caught a few times. It’s not that the satire is good, it’s that the government does such stupid sXit that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference. And I used to be in the media biz!
You’re exactly right.
But it’s not just the government that does stuff so stupid it’s not believable except as satire. All kinds of institutions and corporations are doing the same kind of stuff.
This is The Post-Satire Age.
‘Idiocracy’ has become serious prophecy.
When you can’t create a parody that is perceptably different than the farse of reality, these things are bound to happen.
Oh absolutely! ...Idiocracy. I was talking to my daughter about it. She is 23 and had not seen it. I asked he to watch it and tell me the actual differences between it and todays world. Aside from the obvious, she couldn’t find any. She felt the core of the two were identical.
I’ll have “Onion” on my pizza...
Idiocracy isn’t a comedy it is a tragedy when you discover it is actually a documentary....
If I ran a pizza joint in NYC and Bloomberg came in to eat, this story would not be fiction.
Plus, the same governmental and organizational insanity provides fertile soil for conspiracy theories.
This is sorta but not completely unrelated.
I.m from the Adirondacks in upstate NY originally. Mountain hick central where women in flanel was high fashion decades before grunge...and since.
Remember when Friends was popular on TV? Every pop 3000 town up there suddenly became coffee shop central and all these normal people suddenly became cityfied intellectuals.
ADULTS...not kids. It was like a kindergarten class watching Spongebob and pretending they were under the sea.
Today I hear they are all Facebook warriors on the bleeding edge of culture.
Sometimes the guy with the sandwich board is certifiable. Other times he’s right ;) More and more lately I’ll take their word over about anything. Better odds.
I’m not sure what is up with Drudge. Not only have they fallen for parody lately, they have been posting complete crap sites like Alex Jones’ various sites, treating it as legit news.
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1 a small dried fruit made from a seedless variety of grape originally grown in the eastern Mediterranean region, now widely produced in California, and much used in cooking : [as adj. ] a currant bun.
2 a Eurasian shrub that produces small edible black, red, or white berries.
Genus Ribes, family Grossulariaceae: numerous species, including black currant and red currant.
a berry from such a shrub.
ORIGIN Middle English raisons of Corauntz, translating Anglo-Norman French raisins de Corauntz grapes of Corinth (the original source).
” posting complete crap sites like Alex Jones various sites, treating it as legit news.”
Not defending Jones; just making a point.
Well alrighty then. I guess I missed it.
It was a post about a story whose source was...Inf0war$.
I made the point in a comment there as well; it took until last night for it to stick.