Sunday, February 18, 2007

Ode to a Disgruntled Reporter

Charley Stough, editor of the Burned Out Newspapercreatures Guild, writes the incomparable BONG Bulletin, full of darkly satirical musings about the workaday world of journalism. Here is a sample nugget from Stough, a copy editor, to a disgrunted reporter:

"I wouldn't mess with your stories. Your stories are perfect, just like you. I place your stories on a pedestal and bask in their radiance. I imagine sitting with them in darkened bistros, with soft music of Gypsy violins and eunuchs for waiters, dreaming of ancient wonders and exotic poetry, sipping fine wines and rejoicing in the feel of silk on skin. Why would I change a word of your stories?"

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