A Missed Marilyn Monroe Headline Opportunity

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By Richard Horgan Comment

ShutterstockMonroeModelThis giant statue of Marilyn Monroe‘s most famous film pose was erected in Guigang, China in late December 2013. And subsequently,┬ávirally consigned to the Chinese scrap heap in June, 2014.

By our count, that’s seven months. And yet… This morning, there is a shocking paucity of “China Scratches Seven Month Itch”-style headlines. Even though the statue and mimicked over-an-NYC-subway-sidewalk-grate scene is from a film titled The Seven Year Itch.

C’mon, media! Dumb puns are a digital media girl (and guy’s) best friend, especially in the crushing mobile heat of summer.

MailOnline certainly understands this. At a gargantuan website where everyone is reflector-shield trained on how to maximize UV (unique visitor) rays, they came up with the next best headline pun option:

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