Saturday, June 11, 2011

Burn, Burn, Burn...

The fact that at the time there were a half-dozen bands better than these guys should tell you something about the early to mid 90s ...

Yeah...they know how to belt it out.

Hi, Joey.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Copy-Editing Problems at the Times?

This from a recent article in the NY Times:
In Britain, reducing carbon dioxide emissions was one of the few policies supported by political parties of both the right and left, which both accepted that climate change was a serious problem and saw clean technology investment as a growth opportunity rather than an onerous obligation.
Guys, guys, guys!!  I've got better things to do.  Break it up into two sentences next time.

...And furthermore, what really disappoints me is that the mistake is very, very similar to the problem we covered last weekend! 

...If Judy Prebish was over there, somebody'd get busted down to society page copy boy! 


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NY Times Paywall? So Far, So Good.

This is a great sign for journalism.  Ideally, the rest of the industry will follow suit in descending order of prestige and size, or everybody just do it all on the same day...


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Shaq Attack

Do Your Homework, Bob. (An Open Letter to Bob Frantz)

J. Paul Zoccali

Mr. Frantz:

I enjoyed your lucid essay on the career of recently retired NBA superstar, Shaquille O'Neal.  I agree with you--to a certain point.  Indeed, in the final third of his career, Shaq's bread-and-butter move was backing guys down in the paint until he was nearly under the hoop before dunking or dropping in a baby hook.  And, yes, during that part of his career he got away with

Rhythm Kings

From the Fuhkingruvin Dept.

Eat your heart out, Mr. Watts. (It's really the bass line that makes this so tasty, though.)...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dr. Jack and a Note on Grammar

Thoughts on The Times

Dr. Jack
Saturday's New York Times included an obituary on Dr. Jack Kevorkian.  A Times obit is the best condensed, easily digestible biography you'll ever read.  It's one of my favorite things about the paper.  I have a single reflection on the hotly contested issue of Kevorkian's work.  Every person over the age of