ZAZ: Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger confirmed the accidentBest spokescritter name since USN Lt. Kafka gave briefings on Guantanamo detainees.
akula: I wonder how far in there he was sticking his hands. You'd have to really be reaching to get your fingers crunched. This didn't happen by accident- he was deliberately sticking his hand in there.
whither_apophis: A mohel pirate... that would get people to surrender pretty quick.
dolphinsgonwild: As I recall, I would willingly loose a few fingers to get out of the "it's a small world" ride.
optikeye: Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger confirmed the accident and said the ride was briefly closed and has since been reopened.Why couldn't her name be Anita.
insano: optikeye: Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger confirmed the accident and said the ride was briefly closed and has since been reopened.Why couldn't her name be Anita.You mean to tell me there was no one else in the entire Disney organization who could have relayed this message to the press besides Andrea Finger?? They did this on purpose and are laughing hysterically somewhere.
fusillade762: [disneydose.com image 500x336]Too bad there was nothing else for him to hold on to.
Danger Avoid Death: [www.thehealthygamer.com image 510x415]
Big Ramifications: // I knew a guy with the surname Neck// what an awful surname//// I hope he's an Al Jazeera reporter now
missmez: Duh. "Keep your arms and hands inside of the boat at all times." They only repeat it fifty billion times a minute there.The exact wording of the safety message was not immediately available but Finger said guests are warned to keep hands and feet inside the ride.
Atomic Spunk: HEADLINE CRITIQUE: It's clear that this headline was constructed to derive humor from the unexpected. When most people read about someone leaving a tip, we assume that it will be some sort of extra cash payment to express appreciation and gratitude for good service. However, this headline pulls a "switcheroo" - the tip isn't actually an extra payment, but rather, the tips of some fingers. HA HA HA! Deriving humor from the unexpected...one of the most effective ways of eliciting a laugh from the reader.Here's the problem with the wording of the headline, though. The subject is "tourist". Singular. However in the headline, "tips" is plural. Hmmm...when a single person is finished at a single location, they will usually leave a tip, singular. Even when the tip is split up between say a waiter and a busboy, the patron doesn't control that, so the tip is still usually referred to in the singular. By using the phrase "leaves a few tips" (plural), the astute reader can sense that something isn't quite right. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that the phrasing ruined the humorous effect of the headline, I will say that it took away at least some of the surprise, lessening the impact of the unexpected.I'm not one to criticize anything without offering up a solution, so this is what I've done. I have assigned a team of my best comedy writers to work on putting together a new headline that would have the highest degree of humor that can be extracted from this news article. Here is the headline they developed: Pricipal . Caught sayof school that has stoped Handstandsing " See, told ya so" Is He dead or not. CNN Says yes. St. Pete Times Looking for chads -OR- "hello, I am write single to salute and wait for answer again"You're welcome.
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