Chicago Tribune makes winsome internet mistake

From Gizmodo:

It looks as though they’ve fixed it, but for a glorious 16 minutes this was the Chicago Tribune homepage. It is self-evidently wonderful, but let’s still talk about just how wonderful it is.

Cat image. Test, test, test, test, test, test, test. Headline test. The cat is a kitten. The kitten is grey. Test, test, test. Updated. It’s like the internet swallowed a Gertrude Stein poem and pooped this out 16 minutes later.

Let’s make all of the homepages this, just for a day. It’d make things better.

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16 Comments

  1. Posted July 31, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Great idea: a huge picture of a cute kitten on front page!

  2. sethbarribeau
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Reminds me a bit of this lovely piece of theoretical work: http://isotropic.org/papers/chicken.pdf

  3. steve oberski
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    Finally some news fit to print.

  4. JBlilie
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    hee hee hee!

  5. Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    As you may know, there are a couple of ways to infest any website with felines:

    http://www.meowbify.com

    or

    https://www.facebook.com/TemptationsCanada/app_336395689744790

  6. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Too bad the text wasn’t “meow” instead of “test”.

  7. Sastra
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken.

  8. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Kitten is pawshunate about testing.

  9. Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Most Web pages look like that shortly before naptime. Then, the Web is merely underscored by the cat.

    b&

  10. Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    made me giggle :-0

  11. pktom64
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I’m all for the kitteh but did they never heard of Lorem Ipsum?
    Or better yet, Samuel (L. Jackson) Ipsum, or Slipsum??

  12. gewsin
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Even this cat is an empiricist.
    Test, test, test, test, test, test…..

  13. Notagod
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Have you completed all the testing regiments? Are all systems go?

    Yes, we are complete, the kitten has made its appearance known.

  14. Diane G.
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    sub

  15. marcusa1971
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Very informative story from the Tribune there.

  16. marcusa1971
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    It’s refreshing to see that there is still some brave journalists out there who are willing to cover the tough stories.


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