News Appetizers Work Overtime

When you’re pulling loads of overtime, the news, even the bad news, feels a bit like a break. You need more copy changes? That’s okay! Things could be worse!

Syria bombed a rebel-held town, killing 40. It’s sad. Really sad. NYTimes

Newsweek will cease print publication at the end of the year. Print is dead. Long live print. NYTimes

Yet another court confirms that DOMA is frakking unconstitutional. NYTimes

Google stock went down yesterday after their earnings report was released early. If you can afford a few shares, it might be a good time to buy, because, you know, that’ll go right back up. BBC

The Eurozone is trying to negotiate about money. You know how talking about money is not something you should do at Thanksgiving because it makes everyone feel uncomfortable, inadequate and resentful? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. Al Jazeera

Being poor is becoming less and less cool. Which is part of why the poor keep getting the short end of the stick. Al Jazeera

Boy Scouts’ “perversion files” were released yesterday. These discuss decades of sexual abuse allegations. You know, just about any organization that bans the gays is usually doing something seriously ethically questionable. LATimes

So if you’re working a double, just remember, things could be worse.

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[E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

9 thoughts on “News Appetizers Work Overtime”

  1. On the plus side, binders are getting a lot of reviews on Amazon.com:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B0CTMU/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=boingboing06-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B001B0CTMU&adid=0XKCCH9S57A9M5CWSXQ1

    “I was originally going to rate this only 1 star. You see, I’m a big girl and I can only squeeze about 53% of myself into this binder. But then I decided that I’m not going to worry about the other 47%.”

    1. “I’m proud to say that I’m in this binder. I’ve spend 20 years working my way up from Walmart mom to soccer mom, and finally, I’ve hit the glass ceiling. I’m a binder mom! I highly recommend this binder I’m in, but be aware that if you purchase it, you must be flexible and let me put a ham in the oven by 5. Otherwise, my kids might resort to gun violence. “

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