Junk in the Trunk

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

Say it out loud, people. Continue reading “Junk in the Trunk”


Ouch—and Yeah!


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

I was walking down the street, when I noticed a much older 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.


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