Broken images IRL: This newspaper printed dead links to make a point

Broken images IRL: This newspaper printed dead links to make a point

Today on Reddit a picture of a Russian newspaper is causing quite the stir. Instead of images, the paper contains, printed I remind you, broken picture placeholders.

The effect is a hilarious blending of the physical and the virtual. And Russian. From the excellent Juffin:

New York, are you ready?

We’re building Momentum: an all killer, no filler event this November.

So, just what is going on? No, this isn’t some sort of epic accident. Instead, according to fellow Redditor ‘shadeunder,’ the entire exercise is a method to point out to readers how “a picture says more than a thousand words.” The paper itself is having a photography contest, which this day’s edition promotes.

Because we are posting this into our Shareables channel, I present the two funniest moments from the comment thread. The first is quite self-explanatory:

The second requires that you visit this link – it’s the one included below – for the notes to make sense.

Now, get back to work. Top Image Credit: Jennifer Boyer

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