Headline Haiku: Skulls and Lost Children

far too many s

I was a bit taken aback by the juxtaposition of advertisement and news story on page 4 of the front section of the New York Times last Sunday.  Surely it was obvious to any editor scanning the page…or did they lay off all those kinds of editors?

page 4s

While the Mexican people continue uncovering skulls and bodies that are NOT their missing children, here’s a $300 Lucky Skull Bracelet…”for the fun and fearless”.  Tasteless doesn’t begin to cover it.

lucky skull s

far too many close up 3s

OK, benefit of doubt.  Maybe someone DID see and thought:  surely somebody will notice and at least ask,  “If I had $300 to spend, would I buy a bracelet or help a child?”  I wonder, did Erwin Pearl notice?  If they did, did they care?

protesters lifeline s

The headline haiku doesn’t make a lot of sense, but the words certainly reflect the state of the earth here in October 2014.  The story headline has it nailed:  far too many lost…far too many.

far too many close up 2s

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2 responses to “Headline Haiku: Skulls and Lost Children”

  1. unbolt says :

    It really touches the soul.


  2. memadtwo says :

    I guess Erwin Pearl didn’t know where there ad would be placed but it is so totally awful. The bracelet is ugly and overpriced. The irony of the world today.


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