How do they not know?

Cox Health runs the biggest hospitals in Springfield, MO, where I went to college.

The photo is the beginning of an announcement in a newspaper.  It is titled "Cox Sucker Days Announced."  <blockquote>Nixa, MO -- The Nixa Sucker Days Committee is proud to announce it has a new title sponsor this year, Cox Health.  The event, now known as Cox Sucker Days, will be held in Nixa as scheduled this year, with a few changes.  Ted Crass, chairman of the event, said, "We're proud to welcome Cox Health as our sponsor, and we known Cox Sucker Days will be our most successful ever."</blockquote>  Below it is the jumpline of "see COX, page 5," and I thought it a related amusement that the jumpline above the announcement is "see HONEYMOON, page 4."

We always made this joke because we were juvenile and worn out from non-stop studying/socializing.  We weren’t, y’know, responsible for their public image or anything.


::EDIT::

I’ve been informed by one of the locals that this is part of a humor piece that got passed off as legit.

Turns out you’ll have to go elsewhere for your Cox suckers.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • athyco

    For the visually impaired:

    The photo is the beginning of an announcement in a newspaper. It is titled “Cox Sucker Days Announced.”

    Nixa, MO — The Nixa Sucker Days Committee is proud to announce it has a new title sponsor this year, Cox Health. The event, now known as Cox Sucker Days, will be held in Nixa as scheduled this year, with a few changes. Ted Crass, chairman of the event, said, “We’re proud to welcome Cox Health as our sponsor, and we known Cox Sucker Days will be our most successful ever.”

    Below it is the jumpline of “see COX, page 5,” and I thought it a related amusement that the jumpline above the announcement is “see HONEYMOON, page 4.”

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I tried to add this as alternative text to the image. Does this help the visually impaired?

      • http://www.atlantapolyamory.org/ Jeremy

        It lets people with screen reader software read the text of the article.

    • fwtbc

      Thanks for the image description. This post would’ve been a waste of time for me without it. Appreciated.

      • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        I tried to copy and paste his text into a field in the image that struck me as relevant. Did it help?

  • IslandBrewer

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    *wipes a tear*

  • http://reasonableconversation.wordpress.com Kaoru Negisa

    It’s like those “on our knees for Jesus” church signs.

    I think all organizations should hire a 12 year old to vet their PR.

  • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven

    I predict a rash of false advertising lawsuits.

  • piegasm

    This kind of stuff cracks me up. Some years ago when I was working at Target we carried a variety of Xmas themed baseball caps. One simply had “Ho!” on it. Think about how many people must have looked at that and thought it was a swell idea in order for it to eventually end up on a store shelf. The mind boggles.

  • http://www.skepticon.org Jeffrey Markus

    The Faircity News has actually covered alot of things going on in the Ozarks, Including our Beloved Skepticon. I know the head Editor and Chief, I use to do Improv with him.

    http://www.faircitynews.com/?s=skepticon&x=0&y=0

  • Grant

    When I saw the spokesman’s name (Crass) I knew it was a hoax. Quite funny though!

  • F

    Ted Crass, lol.


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