Sun prevention: Not a good idea

Preventing the sun is not a good idea, even if you could do that. The Yahoo! Style writer seems to think that Lady Gaga is somehow preventing the sun with sunglasses as big as what we would call a windshield:

sun prevention

‘Mad Men': Shorter than you think

If you, like me, thought that this was the last year for the TV show “Mad Men,” we’d both be right. If you, like me, thought it was also the series’ seventh year on TV, we’d both be right. If you, like me, think the writer for Yahoo! Style doesn’t know the difference between an episode and a TV season, we’d be right again. And the writer would be wrong:

episode sty

Or maybe she’s wrong, but in a different way. Maybe she meant “the seven-episode season” and she doesn’t know the difference between a series and a season.

A feasible explanation

I’d like an explanation from the folks at yahoo.com how expensive rents make homeownership more feasible:

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Perhaps the writers, who likely work in a non-English-speaking country, think that feasible means “attractive” and not “possible.” That would be a feasible explanation.

Dumbest Statement of the Day

Today’s Dumbest Statement comes to you from the folks at the Yahoo! front page, where millions of people now naively believe that Kelly Osbourne is a cohost of “The Talk”:

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She is not. Her mother, Sharon Osbourne, is a cohost.

Dumbest Statement of the Day

Reading this article on Yahoo! Style, you might that that girls’ self-esteem was actually pretty good: 70% thought they “measured up”:

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Are you as distrusting as I? Did you question that stat? You should, because it qualifies as today’s Dumbest Statement of the Day. Here’s the actual number, according to Dove (which you’ll find at the link that this writer so conveniently supplied):

dove data

So, the truth: 7 in 10 girls believe that they don’t measure up. I can think of one writer who doesn’t measure up to some journalistic standards.

This is not 2014

Do you think that the people at yahoo.com think it’s still 2014? I ask because whoever wrote this thinks Ellen Page came out last February:

fp feb

She did not. She announced she was gay in February 2014.

Something else should be weeded out

A brilliant writer for Yahoo! Style has weeded out “five of the best and buzziest acts” from South by Southwest for your consideration:

weeded out

Why would she eliminate acts that she thinks are unsuitable or unwanted? Why? Because she has no idea what weeded out means. I can think of one other person who should be weeded out.

To be honest…

To be honest (and why wouldn’t I be?), this has got to be the result of a very ignorant or very lazy Yahoo! Style writer:

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Jessica Alba is the founder of The Honest Company. Notice the lack of quotation marks (or are those apostrophes?) around the “company’s” name. Why would anyone put those marks around a company name? Because they work for Yahoo! and anything goes — right or wrong. But mostly wrong.

Dumbest Statement of the Day

No, it’s not “arrived to,” although that’s not very smart; “arrived at” is correct. What’s dumb is the Yahoo! Style writer’s contention that Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is royalty:

royalty sty

How many pounds in a ton?

What could possibly be wrong with this opening sentence from Yahoo! Style?

7 tons

 

Just a little problem: Somehow the writer was unable to reproduce the title of a book, even though it was right above her text:

7 tons pic

Maybe the writer thinks a ton is 1,000 pounds, so 7,000 pounds is the equivalent of 7 tons. It’s basic arithmetic, except for the part about a ton being 1,000 pounds.

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