Wednesday Jokes: August 29

European airline TUI Airways is being criticized for sexism — giving out Future Pilot stickers to young male passengers and Future Cabin Crew stickers to young female passengers. Worse, they’re being accused of racism for passing out Future Terrorist stickers to some children.

Safari tourists at Kruger National Park in South Africa stared in disbelief as the largest pride of lions ever recorded there — 15 in all — walked past the tour group. The tourists filmed while the leader of the pride asked “seen any wildebeests?” then left shaking his head as the tourists said ‘no’.

President Trump said that Google search results for the term “Trump News” were “rigged” to show negative coverage from mainstream news outlets.  Google denied it, but the top search results for “Tramp News” are nude pictures from Melania’s modeling career.

Bob Costas is rumored to be leaving NBC Sports after nearly 40 years. Costas is said to want to work elsewhere on a sports journalism show, while NBC is looking to save money spent coloring Costas’ hair.

John McCain’s body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, with additional memorials planned for Arizona and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Not to be outdone, President Trump announced that when he dies he’ll lie in state at the McDonald’s drive-thru near the White House.

Twitter announced it had shut down an additional 484 accounts this week for what it called ‘coordinated manipulation’ by an overseas misinformation network. Donald Trump was allowed to keep his @realdonaldtrump account despite Twitter finding him guilty of ‘uncoordinated manipulation’.

For the first time in 50 years, a future NASA astronaut quit in the middle of the two-year training program. 34-year-old Robb Kulin cited ‘personal reasons’ for his decision, although the other members of his training class said he just spaced out.

Dr Gail Bolan, head of the Centers for Disease Control’s Division for STD Prevention, said that sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. hit record levels for the fourth straight year. “After decades of declining STD rates, we’ve been sliding backwards” Bolan said. This confused teenagers with gonorrhea and syphilis, who said they got it sliding forward and backwards.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Southern California Tuesday evening, during an MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels. Umpires called a balk when the pitcher’s mound moved.

Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. Morticians promptly bumped up the width of the late singer’s casket to provide her more room to spin in it.

 

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