Monday, April 21, 2008

CNN Goes Casual

I blog at night so you've probably heard this story 15 times today, but far be it from me to ignore the most hilarious tidbit in TV news today. is notorious for ridiculous headlines. It works for the web because it gets you to read the article, or even commit three minutes to a video (complete with advertisements).

But now the Cable News Network is getting wise and has decided to make a buck of their witty copy editing. When you logged on to today you may have noticed small t-shirt icons next to some of the news stories. That's right, if you got a small chuckle from the headline, you can put it on a shirt.

Some of today's t-shirt worthy headlines included:

  • 'Hips Don't Lie' singer pushes education
  • Law would penalize home
  • Weird fish leave sea, spawn on beach
I'm a big fan of novelty t-shirts but there are few news stories that warrant a permanent place i my wardrobe. Do you think CNN will do well this initiative? How long until they are the laughing stock of the online cable news community?