Headline Haiku: Skulls and Lost Children
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?
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.
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?
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.