Banned for Life

The annoyance that amuses

May 4, 2004
By tom

I’m speaking, of course, of the beloved Banned for Life list, where new nominees arrived this morning. A fave: “Friends and family are searching for answers tonight after Wile E. Coyote was crushed by a falling anvil.” Thanks to Charley Stough of BONG Bull fame for sending fresh hellishness our way.

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Fun Banned for Life fodder

February 17, 2004
By tom

An alert reader pointed out a bunch of linguistic hilarity emanating from the Langauge Blog — see Banned for Life details.

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Banned For Life in new home

February 15, 2004
By tom

I decided to create a new Banned For Life blog for all future examples of cringeworthy news media cliches. It’s here. Mostly finished but some fine-tuning remains. Banned For Life is my one lasting online legacy … it’s been around for more than seven years and has been a trustworthy hit generator.

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Banned for Life update

February 6, 2004
By tom

It’s been ages since I updated the Banned for Life list, but I got a good one this morning that inspired me to post further updates here: This one makes her puke: I didn’t see “choked to death on his own vomit” on your list. Has anyone EVER choked to death on someone else’s...

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