This one isn’t about investing at all …

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, October 28, 2013


But this comic from xkcd captures modern online marketing really well — and some of these sound like teaser pitches I’ve seen in my email box. A nice dose of perspective when an email pitch makes you start to quiver with desire, greed or fear:

Thanks to Randall Munroe at xkcd.com — I had a nice laugh at this one. Got a favorite historical (or current) headline you want to rewrite to get the attention of readers everywhere? Feel free to share with a comment below!

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kevron1228
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kevron1228
October 28, 2013 9:38 pm

???????????????????????????????????????????????
I DO NOT GET N’YET OUTTA DIS!

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rbackdoc
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rbackdoc
October 28, 2013 11:07 pm

Those are great. How hilarious. Good job

vivian lewis
October 29, 2013 5:27 pm

dear Mr. Hartman
The headlines are the joke because the events are real but were never published on the internet to get clicks. 1905 was Einstein’s Theory of Relativity; 1912 was the Titanic hitting an iceberg and sinking; 1920 was votes for women resulting in, among other things, Prohibition and rules against night labor by women; 1928 the discovery of penicillin, a mold which kills bacteria, etc. Now that I have spilled the beans you can work out the others yourself. Good luck