Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fun with Headlines

When I logged on to Yahoo to check my mail this morning, I noticed an article in the news section entitled "Rice seeks Japan's help with North Korea."

Much to my dismay, it turned out to be about U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to Asia consult with officials on ways to speed up North Korea's full disclosure of its nuclear programs. It had hoped the article would read something like this.

“Rice reached out to it’s biggest consumer, Japan, earlier today to ask for assistance in building a bigger consumer base in North Korea which the side dish sees as critical to maintaining its standing among the most popular foods in the Asian market. Sources indicate that rice made no effort to enlist the assistance of the United States, in part because relations remain strained due to corporate America’s insistence on marketing the barely digestible Rice-A-Roni line of products.”