A report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports


20 Responses to “A report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports”

  1. danielroseman says:

    Pretty sure this was an episode of Yes Minister.

  2. SedanChair says:

    The feds didn’t send anyone to accept.

    I imagine they’re rather bored with stealth Republicans making fun of the work that they do…

    • austinhamman says:

      i think they wanted to send someone, but they had to elect a committee to decide the electoral process for a committee to designate a representative to the committee to elect a person to go accept the award, assuming of course that the committee to decide if the award should be accepted is put together in time by the committee set up to decide how that committee should be created.
      the process should go quickly and take only 10-20 years.

  3. kmoser says:

    That’s ridiculous. Everybody knows that before writing any reports you need to elect a committee to elect a committee to elect a committee to investigate the feasibility of writing a report.

    • s2redux says:

      “Don’t quote me regulations. I co-chaired the committee that reviewed the recommendation to revise the color of the book that regulation’s in. We kept it gray!”

  4. Tim Drage says:

    no Xzibit image macro? :)

  5. chgoliz says:

    Close, but they haven’t bested “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo” yet.

  6. Felton / Moderator says:

    “This is your receipt for your husband, and this is my receipt for your receipt.”

  7. arsphenamine says:

    The Ig Nobel prize ceremony was historically held near the Nobel Prize ceremony date 10/07 or 10/08.  Wassup with holding it on 9/20?

  8. Lemoutan says:

    Aww, c’mon. You’re making fun of the one thing that language is great at? That we can talk about about about about about ….

    • Wreckrob8 says:

      Some natural languages may be non-recursive (depending on who you choose to believe) and therefore have a finite set of possible sentences of finite length. I cannot think how they would deal with about about about about about, as unlike with relative clauses I can see no easy way to divide all the abouts into separate sentences which refer back to each other. I suspect they might just say WTF and forget it.

  9. Wreckrob8 says:

    Reuters had – The U.S. Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report recommending the preparation of a report to discuss the impact of reports about reports.
    Where did the missing reports go? We need a report.

  10. rtresco says:

    Who knew the govt was so meta.

  11. At least their being accountable. lol. 

  12. NingunA says:

    Just to speak clearly, the nice folks at GAO aren’t “feds” as that term is typically used by Feds themselves. GAO is an arm of Congress, the legislative branch. Feds, as is usually understood among gov’t types, work for agencies of the Executive branch. Feds are generally self-aware concerning their bureaucratic nature. GAO think of themselves as “watchdogs” but can be a source of some of the most head-to-desk, harebrained ideas ever.

  13. niktemadur says:

    Lost track of which report reports on the report about reporting about which report.  By the third word of the sentence.

    But the true champion remains, to this day, the Ground Nuts Law:
    In the Nuts (Unground) (Other than Groundnuts) Order, the expression nuts shall have reference to such nuts, other than groundnuts, as would, but for this Amending Order, not qualify as nuts (Unground) (Other than Groundnuts) by reason of their being nuts (Unground).

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