A few reasons I wouldn’t mind being a wire editor: You boost your chances of running the “current affairs” category on “Jeopardy!” You learn fascinating facts about Burkina Faso. And, occasionally, the job is grimly hilarious:
A man became so hooked on the “dance drug” ecstasy that he took 25 pills every day for more than four years, doctors revealed yesterday. Throughout his 20s, he was estimated to have taken more than 40,000 ecstasy tablets, the highest-ever recorded intake.
Dr Fabrizio Schifano, one of the doctors who assessed the man, known as Mr A, at St George’s Medical School, London, said: “He repeated himself all the time, couldn’t keep appointments and found it difficult to go the supermarket because he couldn’t remember what he had already put in his trolley.” Dr Schifano, one of the doctors who wrote about Mr A in the journal Psychosomatics, said yesterday: “He was addicted and his life revolved around the drug.”
This explains trance music, too.