Here Are the Best Puns and Jokes for When Verizon Bought AOL

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Verizon has arranged to buy AOL for $4.4 billion dollars. Since over 1,000 articles have already been written about this—everything from the “How ever will the Huffington Post stay independent anymore” pearl clutching to the boring-as-nail but totally astute programmatic advertising story—every reporter and pundit who wasn’t explicitly told “We have to have something on this, and that responsibility falls on you” dialed-up the cruelty and puns.

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Here they are, including the vicious…

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…the quips about dial-up Internet, which is still very much alive, apparently…

…the vintage burns…

…and the winning pun of the day award, which goes to:

Here Are the Best Puns and Jokes for When Verizon Bought AOL