The Perils of Long Lead Times

The cover of today's Parade:

If you can't make out the text toward the top of the photo, it says, "Is Benazir Bhutto America's best hope against al-Qaeda?" I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "I sure hope not."

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  • Egosumabbas||

    Younger Stewie to Older Stewie in the Family Guy movie:

    "You read PARADE?!"

  • Jennifer||

    Ouch.

  • Jesse Walker||

    "You read PARADE?!"

    And where do you go for your weekly dose of "Howard Huge," smartypants?

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    This just goes to prove my theory that many newspapers are written by a throng of inefficient robots...

  • Franklin Harris||

    And now Bhutto's 19-year-old son is co-chairman of Bhutto's political party. So, real democracy movement or cult of personality? You decide.

  • Episiarch||

    And now Bhutto's 19-year-old son is co-chairman of Bhutto's political party. So, real democracy movement or cult of personality? You decide.

    Considering that our current president is the son of a former president and the wife of the president before him is running for president...

  • ||

    And now Bhutto's 19-year-old son is co-chairman of Bhutto's political party. So, real democracy movement or cult of personality? You decide.

    Sounds like our politics since 1988 if Hillary gets the nod.

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    Parade couldn't of pulled that story and replaced it with something else? Most Parade articles seems as if they where written in about 15 minuets.

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    "DO DOGS THINK? A new study might surprise you."

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    "WHAT PEOPLE AROUND THE PARADE OFFICES EARN"

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    I am what the terroists most fear.

    What? A corpse? A pretty face? What?

    And where do you go for your weekly dose of "Howard Huge," smartypants?

    I get it for the articles.

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    "GETTING THE MOST OF OF YOUR JELLY BEANS"

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    "HOW BURGER KING CROWNS ENABLE FINICAL STABILITY"

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    "ASININE HEALTH ADVICE THAT YOUR MOM WILL TAKE TO HEART AND TRY TO IMPOSE ON YOU WHENEVER YOU VISIT."
    "Hope you like drinking soy milk"

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    "SHOES: ARE THEY GETTING TOO COMFORTABLE?"

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    "Why are you so glum, Alvy?"

    "Well, I read this article in Parade about how the universe keeps expanding."

    "Cheer up, Alvy! Look around you! Brooklyn isn't expanding!"

  • Franklin Harris||

    Considering that our current president is the son of a former president and the wife of the president before him is running for president...



    Well, of course the Clinton wing of the Democrats is a cult of personality.

    But I don't know what the Bushes are. To have a cult of personality, you first need a personality.

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    STEVEN HAWKINGS GIVES HIS FAVORITE COOKIE RECIPES

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    WHO WENT TO HEAVEN AND WHO WENT TO HELL IN 2007? THEOLOGIANS AND CLERGY SPECULATE.

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    I'd read that

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    THE TOP SATANIC CULTS OF 2008

  • Rick H.||

    America's Frightening Addiction to the Daily Jumble

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    TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN REAL ESTATE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

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    THE NEW FACE OF THE DOG SWEATER INDUSTRY

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    THE TOP SATANIC CULTS OF 2008

    Put the Huckabeeans at #1. If he doesn't win the nomination, he'll be passing out little paper cups to his staffers.

    "What's this?"

    "Just Kool-Aid."

    "Well . . . it's purple."

    "Look, either drink or the Mother Ship will leave you behind!"

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    or TEN REASONS YOU SHOULDN'T INVEST IN REAL ESTATE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

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    BRITNEY SEES CHRIST ON A CRACKER! GOSPEL ALBUM DUE OUT BY FALL!

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    MY COLD MEDICINE ADDICTION NEARLY DESTROYED MY LIFE
    -An interview with Ghostface Killa.

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    URBAN LEGENDS; DO THEY REALLY EXIST?

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    HOW NEWSPAPERS THAT CARRY "LIFE" MAGAZINE ON SUNDAYS CAN KILL YOU.

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    I like the "Questions About Celebrities That Were Obviously Made Up By the Guy Who Answers Them" feature.

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    DOG BITES MAN

  • Seanny Rotten||

    Be sure you digg this baby, http://digg.com/world_news/The_Perils_of_Long_Lead_Times

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    TEN SIGNS YOU MAY BE PAYING TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO MAGAZINE ADVICE.

  • Brian Sorgatz||

    BRITNEY SEES CHRIST ON A CRACKER! GOSPEL ALBUM DUE OUT BY FALL!

    Unlike Wilson Bryan Key, Britney Spears doesn't claim to have a Ph.D. Nevertheless, Spears sees Christ where Dr. Key sees only the word "sex."

    Makes you think, don't it?

  • ed||

    Benazir got her Bhut kicked.
    'Nuff said.
    Are you aware that Britney got hauled away in an ambulance?

  • ed||

    OK, evidently you are.

  • ||

    Are you aware that Britney got hauled away in an ambulance?

    I believe she was wearing one of those bathrobes with the sleeves which tie in the back.

  • ||

    Are you aware that Britney got hauled away in an ambulance?

    I believe she was wearing one of those bathrobes with the sleeves which tie in the back.


    Wow. Britney always seemed so together.

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    HILLARY: 6th PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO ONE OF TWO FAMILIES?

  • Mike Laursen||

    IS AMERICA READY FOR A FIRST GENTLEMAN?

  • Mike Laursen||

    RACHEL RAY: THEY CALLED ME FATTY
    IS THERE A ROBOT IN YOUR FUTURE? They're Already Here!
    10 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
    LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG HEARTS
    DREW CAREY: THEY CALLED ME FATTY
    10 WORST PAYING CRIMINAL CAREERS
    CATCHING UP WITH: TONY ORLANDO, JR.
    AMERICA'S 2008 PEEWEE LEAGUE ALL STARS

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    "DOG BITES MAN"
    Parade magazine in a nutshell.

  • daten||

    for all the farkers joining us...

    you know who else thought they were what people feared most?

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    Marilyn vos Savant is absolutely insufferable.

  • NotNowStewie||

    Nice Godwin, daten

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    Sounds like our politics since 1988 if Hillary gets the nod.

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    THE NEW SHAMPOO CHEMISTRY: CLEANSING AND AROUSING

  • Jonathan Hohensee||

    I have a feeling Marilyn vos Savant is completely made up. If YOU where the smartest person in the world, would you work at Parade magazine?

  • Mike Laursen||

    ARE AMERICA'S ZOOS SAFE?
    THANK A TEACHER: 10 Teachers Who Made a Difference
    WHAT TEENAGERS THINK ABOUT DRUGS: They might surprise you!

  • JoshH||

    Or how about the classic Onion one:

    "THEY TRIED TO TEACH MY BABY SCIENCE."

  • Ayn R. Key||

    "You read PARADE?!"

    And where do you go for your weekly dose of "Howard Huge," smartypants?


    He's just a cheap imitation of Marmaduke.

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    A: I don't get this one.

    B: (Looks over his shoulder) The dog's really big.

    A: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...HA!

  • Mike Laursen||

    Once again, joe, you're missing the point. Yes, Howard Huge, is big, but what makes him special is that he has a big heart!

  • Ken||

    The manufacturing guys over at Evolving Excellence have some comments on how long publication lead times created the Parade fiasco with the Bhutto article. Interesting about how the digital files are created in India and the publication outsourcing demands.

    http://www.evolvingexcellence.com/blog/2008/01/parade-bhutto-a.html

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    COLLECTIBLE PLATES OF THE THIRD REICH

    LOVE TIPS FROM HUGH DOWNS

    HOW MY FAMILY TAUGHT ME TO LOVE AGAIN, BY MARSHALL "EMINEM" MATHERS

    IF YOUR BEST REASON FOR LIVING IS A COLUMN BY NORMAN VINCENT PEALE, MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST GO OUT BACK AND SNUFF YOURSELF

  • Llama||

    CAN CANCER CAUSE CANCER: WHY ONCOLOGISTS ARE LOSING THE BATTLE.

    WHY THE MEDIA KNOWS YOUNG, WHITE WOMEN ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE KIDNAPPED IN AMERICA?

    CRYSTAL HEALING: WHY NEW IMPLANT TECHNIQUES ARE MAKING THIS FIELD POPULAR AGAIN.

    OIL PRICES: ARE THEY TOO HIGH?

    78% OF BEACH GOERS EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO MANY DANGERS

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    I have a feeling Marilyn vos Savant is completely made up. If YOU where the smartest person in the world, would you work at Parade magazine?

    Thread winner!

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    The Franklin Mint ownes parade- the articles are just filler to sell tacky figuines.

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