Not much today; I have to speak to some journalism students this morning (Flee, FLEE!!!) and sleep this afternoon, my rest last night having amounted to four (4) hours. If you call me between the hours of 2 and 4, you’re dead to me.
I’ll certainly be dead to you, anyway. I plan to turn off all the phones.
Anyway, I leave you with this sign o’ the times, via Romenesko.
A man dies in the Chicago Tribune circulation area, and his family takes out a paid obit with this as its last line: “In lieu of flowers, please vote Democratic.” The Chicago Tribune edited that sentence out. Reports the Reader:
Says a woman on the paper’s paid-death-notice desk, “If it’s considered discriminatory or offensive, they take the line out.”
Damn liberal media!
The Sun-Times ran the obit as ordered.
Please try not to shank one another until I get back.