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post #65536 of 67005
Everyone be like "Whoa Nelly they han put the Cavs against the Heats for Christmas day game wahhhoooo wahhhoooo that is gonna be INTENSE of game!!!!"

And I'm like "calm the hell down who in the world didn't think the NBA would put the Cavs against the Heat on Christmas? Did you think it was gonna be the Bucks against the Raptors?"
post #65537 of 67005
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Everyone be like "Whoa Nelly they han put the Cavs against the Heats for Christmas day game wahhhoooo wahhhoooo that is gonna be INTENSE of game!!!!"

And I'm like "calm the hell down who in the world didn't think the NBA would put the Cavs against the Heat on Christmas? Did you think it was gonna be the Bucks against the Raptors?"

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post #65538 of 67005
There is a high level of tension in my city (St. Louis).
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There is a high level of tension in my city (St. Louis).

If you have extra "chill pills" lyin' around, you should take to the street and distribute them, make everyone of a level head.
post #65540 of 67005
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I used to watch the twilight zone marathons when I was little (I was younger than 10), they gave me nightmares. I had friends who were barred from watching Dr. Who because they got extreme night terrors from that show (the old 1970's-80's version). with the advent of the internet it turns out that Dr. Who (the old version) did that to a lot of kids back in the day.

in the 80s version, there was this episode where the girl was locked inside a mall for the night and the mannequins started moving and apparently she is a mannequin and they take turns in becoming human is a creepy fucking episode.
post #65541 of 67005
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

There is a high level of tension in my city (St. Louis).

Is the provel safe from loot?
post #65542 of 67005
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Is the provel safe from loot?

First they came for the provel and people said nothing....
post #65543 of 67005
I've had to do editing lately. I hate it mainly because I can't leave until these slowasses finish up and also because I see how much, and how shitty copy is when its submitted. And then I have to crush the souls of young reporters telling them that "the way this is written, a noun is modifying an adjective."
post #65544 of 67005
Betimes I teach courses for the students in Mass Communications (many of whom are studying to be journalists). Not trying to say words of controversy here, but I am often boldover at how badly they write.
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Yeah, in fairness part of it is just being young and either having read a lot or not having read much at all. They both lead to the same problem: the well-read ones have read a lot of great writing and think great writing means you must write a lot. The not-well-read ones think you have to a put a lot in because how else could you express yourself clearly? Oh and no one bothers to re-read stuff. Or ask questions if they need help.

But in all honesty: I've found with our young reporters that just a few months of daily editing causes them to make tremendous strides in their writing. There's one girl who now I really only have refine copy. At times after she started I was essentially re-writing.

When I go over stuff with people and I'll see spelling errors that weren't caught but the words were spelled properly earlier and I'm like: did you re-read this? "No, sorry."

Today I got so sick of reading wire re-writes and I'm like: "do you know what this is referring to?" "No." "So why didn't you ask? It's important to the story." This was after I had edited something from another young reporter and I was told "Oh I was going to ask you about that when we were going over my copy." I stopped everyone and said: new rule, you ask as soon as you have questions. Not later. Immediately." If I see that they haven't I'm going to make them re-do the story.
post #65546 of 67005
Don't you have to write well to even become a reporter? confused.gif
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Poor writing helps you #engage with the people.
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Betimes I teach courses for the students in Mass Communications (many of whom are studying to be journalists). Not trying to say words of controversy here, but I am often boldover at how badly they write.

Modern blog culture has totally destroyed decent journalism.
post #65549 of 67005
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Betimes I teach courses for the students in Mass Communications (many of whom are studying to be journalists). Not trying to say words of controversy here, but I am often boldover at how badly they write.

Modern blog culture has totally destroyed decent journalism.

not sure I'd agree with this. When you see a well formed and well written article, it really sticks out among the rif raf.

having said that, the rif raf is everywhere, and it's usually contained in articles posted on facebook walls that have certain qualifiers in the titles. Usual suspects: "...and you're not going to believe what happens next" or "25 things that you'll only understand if ..." or "... and pretty much nails it on the head."
post #65550 of 67005
The Lord would not have called them to the profession of journalist if He hadn't viewed the potential of writing in their souls. They can all write well just gotta apply themselves.
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