Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk

One of my favorite I-remember-when one-liners — Katie Couric to Judge Judy: “I got into news when ‘harass’ was two words.”

Say it out loud, people.

And below is a bonus pic, because I couldn’t resist: a sexist ad from 1969, when housewives apparently deserved a talking-to. This kind of stuff makes my jaw drop. She looks a bit drugged out, or maybe she’s thinking about a safe place to burn her bra. Thank goodness this blatant crap went the way of the capital “T” in the tagline. Oh, advertising. Continue reading

Ouch…and Yeah!

Nerd Doll

From Slate’s Dear Prudence column:

I am five years younger than the newest hire [at this newspaper], and I am infinitely more efficient, clear with my writing, and communicative with my sources than the new reporter. [She] constantly works overtime, is defensive to managers, and is overall awkward and completely aloof to her bizarre treatment of sources, other reporters, and bosses. I wonder why nobody ever suggested to this girl that she pursue copyediting instead of reporting….

(You can read Prudie’s snippy response here.)

As a colleague of mine said in her email, I’m laughing too hard to be offended.

Senior Moment

AwesomeI was walking down the street, when I noticed an elderly man looking at me from the storefront up ahead. As I approached, we locked eyes and he hollered, “INDIAN CHIEF!” Was it the nerdy glasses? I took it as a compliment.