No Fooling April First News Items
April 1, 2013 – Day 619
While the rest of the Internet was in stitches over Google’s announcement that they were shutting down YouTube or the tweets from NASA’s rover Curiosity saying it was fed up with eating dust on the Red Planet, I found my giggles leafing through the pages of the April 1 edition of the Peruvian newspaper, El Comercio.
None of these pair of items were meant as April Fool’s joke….I hope.
Item Number One proves that even though I am physically over forty years of age, my mental age sometimes borders between six and nine.
El Comercio had an advertisement for a the second anniversary of a business seminar entitled “Programa de Especializacion para Ejecutivos”. The name of the seminar is not what sent me into snickers, but it was the unfortunate (at least for the English speakers) acronym that the seminar’s name created.
At least it wasn’t an ad for the “Programa para Organización de Ortodoncia”.
Item Number Two proved to me that it’s not just high schoolers in the United States who are deficient in international geography (the latest hand-wringing can be seen here). The Monday edition of El Comercio ran a graphic illustrating the nations that possessed nuclear weapons. Below is a snippet of that graphic listing some of the usual suspects in red (e.g. United States, Russia, India, China, etc.)
The lower-left corner of my snippet shows (correctly) that Francia (France) is a member of the N-Bomb club.
However, the line from “Francia” doesn’t exactly terminate in that Gallic nation. Instead, as shown in detail below….
…the illustrators at El Comercio appear to want to grant Spain entry into the world of nuclear weaponry.
Well, nobody’s perferct.