Friday, April 20, 2007

Government Documents: Best Titles Ever

While you're reading Orwell's 1984, please rest assured that your government does have a sense of humor! Yes, most government documents have serious, somber (some may even say stodgy, deliberately snooze-inducing) titles. But occasionally, the sly double-entendre, the stupid pun, and even the Malaprop slip through. The Free Government Information website celebrates these surges of silliness with a list of the best government titles. A few of my favorites include:
  • The Bear Essentials
  • Gobbledygook has gotta go. Bureau of Land Management
  • The Impact of Computer Aliens Along the Mexican and Canadian borders.
  • L.U.S.T.LINE: A report on Federal and state programs to control leaking underground storage tanks.
  • Plane Clothes: Lack of Anonymity at the Federal Air Marshal Service Compromises Aviation and National Security.
And there are lots more! Find your favorites.

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