What’s wrong with this picture?

Or rather, what’s wrong with this caption? Some unintentional hilarity (at least I hope it’s unintentional) on the front page of the New York Times. I took a screen-shot in case they realize their error… which given their track record, is not terribly likely.

Just so we’re clear, children, that big shiny white thing in the CENTER is the moon.
Sheesh.

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11 comments

  1. Mike Rentner

    For those of us unfamiliar with the nuances of the New York CIty skyline, maybe you could give us a clue as to what is so hilarious. Looks like a picture of the sun through a funny camera lens, with the moon shining through the sun’s beams of light, just like they said.
    Is there something about those buildings? They look vaguely like the two towers of the WTC. Perhaps New Yorkers don’t realize that all those tall buildings look the same at night to those of us not familiar with the city, especially from this ground-to-straight-up view.

  2. Mithras

    Maybe they changed the caption that she found so hilarious. No, she said she took a screen shot. Whatever. There must be a mistake … somewhere. A mistake in a caption is proof the Liberal Media is thriving. They’re all objectively pro-terrorist. Why else make a mistake in a caption in a photo about the 9/11 anniversary? Bias. Of course.

  3. Mike Rentner

    Forget the bias and the snide comments, Mithras.
    Please, someone tell me what the joke is. I don’t get it.

  4. Bruce

    If the shiny thing at the center is the moon then what is the bright thing at the top casting all the beams?

  5. Frank

    OMG you guys! The funny thing is the writer spelt shown wrong… oyu guys are so slow… it is pretty stupid though…

  6. Frank

    OMG you guys! The funny thing is the writer spelt shown wrong… oyu guys are so slow… it is pretty stupid though…