Isn't NYC supposed to be the hard-core of the two cities? What's up with y'all?!?!
BTW, I can't tell if that pimp is a guy in black face or what. Which would make this event doubly worse for words.
This one is for my peep, Mole333.
And should we consider it a totally coincidental "easter egg" that the voice of the presenter is the the same as the voice of Trimph the Insult Dog?
Check out the memo that was passed around at The Grey Dinosaur!
[via Poynter Online - Forums]:
Effective on Monday, April 10, all of our freelance writers will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about their affiliations, work history, financial and personal connections and any past instances when questions were raised about the accuracy or originality of their work.
The questionnaire, which each freelancer will submit via the special Web site we have established for the new freelance assignment and payment system, will be reviewed by senior editors in the department for which the freelancer works. On the basis of the information submitted, the editors will determine what future assignments are appropriate for the stringer or freelancer.
Just as we have required signed contracts in recent years as a prerequisite for freelance work, we will now also require submission of the questionnaire. And just as we have required editors to verify that a freelancer has signed a contract before assigning work to that freelancer, we will also require editors to verify that the freelancer has been vetted. Both checks can be made using the new freelancer assignment and payment system.
So wait a minute ... you mean to say that it was that easy to work at the New York Times? As in anybody could be hired, from psychopantic war ennablers to lame-brained plagiarists?
Wow! I must have missed that memo.
Okay, you know how rumors go. I "heard this" from someone "who was there." In reality I don't know if this is true, but supposedly this joke was told in the NY State Assembly soon after it was revealed to the public that VP Cheney had shot a man.
Now let me just say that no one is laughing because a man got shot and we all wish Whittington a speedy recovery. That said, laughing at the discomfort of Dick Cheney, the man behind the Republican assault on American freedoms, is irresistable.
So, supposedly from the NY State Assembly:
Everyone knows that our sickly VP travels everywhere with a medical crew...just in case. Well, needless to say, this medical crew came along with Dick Cheney and his friends on their little hunting trip.
Well, there they all were, enjoying their nice little walk in the woods when, BLAM...
The medical crew turns around to see Cheney standing over an injured Whittington. Cheney turns quickly to face his medical team and says, "I shot him. Quick. Get his heart!"
Apologies to the NY State Assembly if this isn't really from there and apologies to Whittington. But no apologies to Dick Cheney.
In a radical policy shift, Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney has broken with long-standing Bush policy and become the first Bush administration official to take responsibility for his actions. Today, "Dick" Cheney shocked the world and admitted blame in the shooting of Harry Whittington. By doing this, Mr. Cheney has also contradicted earlier statements by his office blaming Whittington. It is also a far cry from his failure to admit the corruption of his duck hunting trips with the judge that was deciding a case involving Cheney ("Duckgate"...partial inspiration for Eric Idle's FCC song).
I have to say in an administration that has taken the "Bart Simpson" method of dealing with even the most egregious of mistakes, lies and crimes (always saying â€œDonâ€™t blame me, I didnâ€™t do it!) this rare admission of responsibility is a breath of fresh air. Coming so soon after Rep. Randy Cunningham's (R-CA) admission of blame after being caught red handed taking bribes, this admission of blame by â€œDick