In a brilliant piece of satire and technical graphic design, Aish.com has created a video suggesting the way that CNN, FOX NEWS, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, People, and The Huffington Post, among others, might have reported each of the Ten Plagues as they occurred.
Aish.com, the internet arm of Aish HaTorah, the orthodox yeshiva and outreach program that encourages Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage, is a 3-time winner of USA Today's Hot Site award, and has been heralded for its technical sophistication and sleek graphic design.
Each of the headline pages is meticulously crafted, duplicating the publication's layout, graphic design, and choice of typeface. We list most of the headlines below because the two minutes it takes to see the video doesn't give enough time to fully appreciate the cleverness of the titles, subtitles, and in some cases, a paragraph or more of news text. In fact, we recommend that you watch the video multiple times and pause it on each page to read as much detail as possible.
CNN: Plot Uncovered: Jewish Lobby Orchestrating Plagues
Drudge Report: Economist: Brick Quota Protests
Huffington Post: Frog Invasion! Egypt Overrun by Swarming Amphibians
WIRED: Israelite Startup Invents Frog-Powered Chariot
Rolling Stone: Go Down Moses - Let My People Go! is Chart Topper, Song of the Year
Snopes.com: CLAIM: Egyptian Lice Grew From Dust. TRUE.
TV GUIDE: Pharaoh's Apprentice: You're Fired!
TMZ: Scandal in Pharaoh's Palace: Moses Close Ties to Pharaoh's Daughter
FOX NEWS: Gun Rights Activists Call For Open Hunting Season to Stem Wild Beasts
Al Jazeera: UN Condemns Hebrew Slave Violence
People: Pharaoh in Danger of Hardening Heart, Says Cardiologist
People: Pharaoh's Amazing Mediterranean Vacation: "Crisis? What Crisis?"
The New England Journal of Medicine: Egypt Surgeon General Declares Boils Outbreak "Untreatable Epidemic"
BBC: Locust Plague: Jewish-Egyptian Cycle of Violence Continues
allrecipes.com: Chocolate-Covered Locusts, Banana-Locust Power Drink, Prime Rib in Locust Sauce, Sweet and Sour Locust, Cajun Fried Locust
ESPN: Blackout at Super Chariot Race
Forbes: Stocks Soar in Israelite-Owned Flashlight Company; PETA Protests Slaughter of Paschal Lamb
The New York Times: Divine Smiting of First-Borns Expected at Midnight
Conde Nast Traveler: Traveling Light: How to Tour the Desert on Matzah Alone
Bloomberg News: Bookings for Red Sea Getaways at All-Time High with 3 Million in One Day
EPIC FAIL: Pharaoh's Chariot Sea-Crossing Fail
TED TALKS: God: The Ten Commandments
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