much for that rule about not writing blog-comments after drinking Casita del Campo margaritas.... I'm a wee bit high-strung these days.

Posted by: Matt Welch at December 5, 2002 07:09 AM

My favorite (apart from the "call it ... drum roll ... journalism" bit) was how they explained that Augusta's no-woman policy has become more newsworthy in light of the rise of Tiger Woods. Is there something about Tiger's physiology that the NYT is hiding from us? Now THAT would be news.

I can't believe the Times editors are that pomous in their internal memos. I guess when you write like that long enough, you can't turn it off when it's not for publication. I feel for the NYT employees if they have to read too much of that crap.

Posted by: Tony Biasotti at December 5, 2002 11:32 AM

When solving a puzzle be not direct,
Rather think out of the box,
What might we call a Eurasian herb,
Meant for an African antelope and Tibetan ox?

With a little conjecture,
And a touch of rhymes,
Why that could surely be called,
The Gnu Yak Thymes!

And what of a newspaper,
For the gullible and fools,
That editorializes profusely,
With spiking tools?

No conjecture here,
These are well known crimes,
Why that of course would be,
The New York Times!

Keep drinking those margaritas!

Posted by: Warren Celli at December 5, 2002 05:56 PM

Just meat to the piranha. Sullivan, Kaus, Reynolds et al don't come up to shark status. Besides the NYT is a fucking battleship and what do they care about sharks or prianhas?

Posted by: Howard Veit at December 6, 2002 04:20 PM

Amazing that Welch managed to type something coherent ... I had those same LSD-powered margaritas (we never learn), and at the time he wrote that I was doodling on a notepad. "Huh Huh," I said to nobody. "I drawed myself a car-toon."

Posted by: Ken Layne at December 10, 2002 01:03 AM
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