Putting the stroke in heat stroke: What was USA Today thinking when it published this graphic?

by editor on July 8, 2011

USA Today’s weather page was a little hotter than usual on Friday, July 1. Seems to us this graphic may be a little too graphic.

Apparently staff cutbacks at Gannett are more severe than we thought. They seem to have laid off whoever was responsible for actually looking at illustrations before they run them.

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H/T: Daily Caller

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Alan
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Alan

So Arianna Huffington runs USA Today, too?

Babydoll102187
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Babydoll102187

I saw this earlier and decided on Brats for dinner.

DJ
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DJ

In the words of Clarence Carter…Strokin’!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5GhAGb5rY0

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

What was USA Today thinking? Probably about ways Chris Tingles could get some of that Obama 2008 mojo back.

Alan
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Alan

Is Arianna Huffington running USA Today as well?

perlcat
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It does look like a glass, erm, well, let’s just say that she doesn’t get that from hubby.

drb
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drb

And everyone will have their very own unicorn…

perlcat
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Mine’s strawberry flavored!

Babydoll102187
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Babydoll102187

LOL!!!

RockingHorseGuy
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I’ve had my own unicorn for years.

drb
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drb

I knew that was coming! LOL

Lanny
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Lanny

Let me be the first to guess what Olivia will have to say about this:

First, she’ll tell us only evil extreme right wingers that get their marching orders from Fox news would see this as a pornographic illustration.
Next, she’ll remind us that climate change is serious and not a joking matter.
Then she’ll insist that Obama could give us perfect weather, fill the sky with rainbows, and make the rivers run with milk and honey if only all of us would support him unconditionally and sign over our fortunes and freedoms to his benevolent stewardship.
Last, she’ll tell us we’re all racist.

And she’ll explain all of this in a 4,800 word essay.

hisham
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hisham

Lanny, that’s funny, you’ve got Ollie pegged man! 🙂

perlcat
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Well, don’t forget — after you prove her wrong on a point, she will change the subject and pretend that she was talking about something else — that, or keep insisting she is right and you are wrong. It’s a lot like arguing with Pee Wee Herman, only without the class, dignity, maturity and charm.

KimmyQueen
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Lanny you and I need to get together in my new project “Understanding Liberal Insanity” We will make bank! Call me!

The Obumbly Obomster
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The Obumbly Obomster

In the great and wise words of Glenn Quagmire: giggity.

perlcat
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Yep, this graphic will go down in history.

GregoryTart
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My God!- Raisin Brand’s icon Sun cartoon character has stooped to doing porn! And for Gannett no less. I am shattered

CaliforniaDave
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CaliforniaDave

Maybe the artist was thinking about Anthony Weiner.

JPTravis
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So, the big question, is that thermometer marked in degrees or millimeters?

(Cause 130 millimeters would make it a Thai thermometer, based on a previous IHTM article.)

perlcat
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It is a Centigrade Inactivating Analog Logical Indicator System. The C.I.A.L.I.S. device stands erect amongst the major meteorological devices.

Some say that its use as a graphical indicator repeatedly pushes the envelope of out-the-box thinking, while others feel that it simply is wasted effort in a onan – only attempt at arousing interest in casual observers, and accuse the sun of having an excessively loose grip on the subject matter.

That is all.

KimmyQueen
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Okay it took me a minute and then I thought that the sun was doing a dance with a strip pole or something and then I realized that it could be more than that… ewww…

drb
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drb

ewwwww. is correct…I’m not touching this one.

SSDD
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SSDD

That graphic is definitely an attention getter alright. Somebody as USA Today has a wicked sense of humor.

Babydoll102187
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Babydoll102187

Or not getting any….

Either way that sun is getting quite a workout!

maxsteele
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maxsteele

I especiallly enjoy it when the temperature fluctuates between low and high temperatures, up and down, up and down……

Jim Stewart
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Jim Stewart

Dirty minds all of you. When I look at that graphic and all I see is a depiction of the sun gently blowing on a red, engorged and very stiff thermometer about ready to blow its wad ….. of mercury.

RockingHorseGuy
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You’re right. Only somebody who’s mind is in the gutter would see anything sexual about that picture. I recognized it immediately.

hisham
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hisham

I’m not gettin’ it, I must be outa touch! I can’t really relate to it anyway ’cause it’s 68 degrees outside and raining right now…damn globull warming!

deepthinker
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deepthinker

LoL Depending on who’s doing the grabing I believe I could suffer the affects of a heat stroke too. 🙂

DMartyr
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Lol, took me a minute to ‘get’ it…

The Dogfather
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The Dogfather

Ok, so at first I was thinking honest mistake…no one checking closely…but what’s with the Sun???!!! Cheeks puffed and mouth ready to blow?? Even the Sun has to drop to its knees and worship the great phallic symbol of climate change??

rs
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LOL

BadgerPackerFan
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BadgerPackerFan

Putting the squeeze on the “dick”. I like it! All GOP contenders should agree to use this for their unity logo.

bfpa61
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bfpa61

Is that the New York skyline? Must be a picture from Ramon and Todd’s honeymoon.

bfpa61
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bfpa61

Boingggggggggggg!

CO2Insanity
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They must be talking about the heat of the meat.