Humorous headline in Mar. 30 Chicago Tribune

It is about a bakery that burned down yesterday:

Fire takes the Cakegirls shop

Note how the headline makes LIGHT of the situation.


Sorry, I don’t get it. Clue me in?

“Takes the cake.”
A couple of weeks ago the Wall Street Journal ran a story in which a bank wrongly locked up a woman’s house and repossessed her parrot while she was away. The online version doesn’t have the print headline, though: “I Wish to Register a Complaint.” There was also a large photo of the woman and her parrot that made reference to her “prolonged squawk” with the bank.

I, for one, welcome our new “media not taking themselves seriously” overlords.