Incongruous

'Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert': Headline for Reuters story by Karen Brooks, 21 July 2015, alongside a cow kissing a kitten; detail of screenshot dated 2 August 2015.

The headline reads, “Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert”.

Compelling, indeed, and a sad tale from Karen Brooks of Reuters.

And now here’s a picture of a cow kissing a kitten.

This incongruity is brought to you by the letter A, as in automation.

There’s no point in calling a piece of software a soulless fuck, since it really doesn’t care that it is a soulless fuck. To the other, that doesn’t get Reuters a pass on this one.

Yeah, go ahead and laugh. It’s not like we can undo the actual tragedy, so, you know, whatever.

Our condolences to the Goode family, of course, and oh, God, isn’t that just darling? The cow is kissing the kitten!

Damn it.

(sigh)

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Image note: “Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert”. Headline for Reuters story by Karen Brooks, 21 July 2015, alongside a cow kissing a kitten; detail of screenshot dated 2 August 2015.

Brooks, Karen. “Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert”. Reuters. 21 July 2015.

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