And it's recommended that you find something (or someone?) to laugh at, just to ease through this ominous day. Here's my morning giggle:
Crappy, automatic news aggregator websites grab headlines and news blurbs from other sources and republish them. There are way too many of them designed explicitly to divert web traffic for ulterior motives, not to act as actual news sources. Many of the crappy ones are foreign sites of dubious worth that automatically translate news blurbs into a foreign language. The crappiest of the crappy get their news from these sites and then re-translate the news back into English. This automatic re-translation usually produces hilarious results.
Here's an example:
W. Va. Foes Claim Utilities PATH Charges Improper
The article says Ali and I contend that: "Allegheny Energy and American Electric Power have improperly charged business millions of dollars to pull a idea."
Hmm... pull an idea for an unneeded transmission project out of their... indeed.
It's amusing how relying on the literal meaning of certain words can strip away empty rhetoric, as the "news" article informs us:
"Pennsylvania-based Allegheny and Ohio-based AEP are seeking regulatory capitulation for a Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline between West Virginia and Maryland."
Hmm... capitulation: surrender, give in/up, yield, concede defeat, give up the struggle, submit, knuckle under; lay down one's arms, raise/show the white flag, throw in the towel.
Wasn't that PATH's game plan all along?
Have a freaky weekend, friends!