Humboldt’s Tomato parodies misprint story

This story in The Tomato, Humboldt’s “highest yielding news source,” plays on the first day of school story about misprinting merch on sale at the HSU bookstore.

Here’s the original story that ran under the tag “Hardly News” in the Lost Coast Outpost.

 

15 thoughts on “Humboldt’s Tomato parodies misprint story”

  1. This Tomato story was pretty funny. I Think it worked especially well because of HSU’s historic rise of new applicants this past year. Even if it was unintentional, the timing could not have been better. It was a good moment to laugh at ourselves as “Humbolt” students and as millennials.

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  2. The Tomato spin off is a great idea. It is a slap in the face to see the only silent letter in the famous word to visually disappear and more shocking to see it printed on University with the mistake.

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  3. This article was humorous but was very effective because of timing. It had just happened on campus and was just released that we have had the most applicants ever for the following year so the whole “millennial” joke was pretty funny. I still cant believe that the bookstore messed up that bad.

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  4. Well hopefully no one will ever forget the “D” again! I think the tomato article was humorous, but I found more humor in the LoCo article. The Tomato made a good spin off of it but the LoCo article was lighter and made me look at the misprint as no big deal but a good joke. In 10 years this will be funny thing to look back on.

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  5. Without the graphic, I think it would fall flat. The event was ridiculous enough on its own that it was funny without trying. I feel like satirical tomato/onion humor works better when it covers a dry topic that isn’t funny off top.

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  6. The Tomato took a good spin off of a silly misprint. I do agree that the graphic supplemented the joke quite some bit. But without giving millennials another reason to complain we would have nothing to supplement.

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  7. With the material they had to work off of, I think they executed the joke as far as it will probably go. Anything more would have started beating a dead horse. I agree with other commenters, the graphic makes the article.

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  8. This was cool to read once, but that would probably be it. When you have nothing going on in a county, sometimes nothing can turn into something.

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  9. I just didn’t think this was funny. I think that it took an obvious mistake that isn’t that big of a deal, and made it into a dry joke on Millennials. I feel like there are funny things to mock Millennials for, and the subject is a little overplayed. I like things that will instantly make me chuckle or laugh out loud. This parody did not do that for me.

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  10. I thought it started off pretty funny but started to struggle and lose its way when the author started to ramble about those damn “annoyingly oversensitive” millenials. It seemed like the author was more concerned with slinging some mud at their least favorite generation rather finishing the joke strongly.

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  11. I don’t think this joke was worth telling. The story itself was really short and I kept waiting for it to be funny. I think satire and parody work best when it’s trying to get a point across, and this article/situation was pretty pointless. LoCo’s article was more funny in my opinion,

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  12. I don’t think the Tomato piece was interesting or funny. It told us unnecessary information that we already knew, and looked like it was hurried to get posted. Lost Coast Outpost’s article seemed like it was forcing humor.

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  13. I found myself kind of ambivalent on this whole story. It was kind of funny, but not quite funny enough for me to really laugh at. It was more of a “Huh, I get that reference.” sort of humor because I saw the misprints on the first day back. I think it could have been made funnier, but I am not completely sure how. I think it just needed a bit more time put into it. As others have said, it felt a bit rushed and rambly at times. I don’t regret reading it, but I don’t plan on showing my friends it.

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  14. As I said in class, I really enjoyed this parody story, though the graphic definitely makes the story. Without it, the story would be much harder to grasp. I think it addresses the “sensitivities” of a lot of people today in a humorous way.

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