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Michael Hoffman

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Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 4:13 PM (permalink)
I don't know what's going on up in Alaska but I wonder whether lleechef knows about this AP headline:

Underwear Is Coming to Palmer, Alaska, for the First Time in a Decade
 
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    i95

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    RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 4:27 PM (permalink)
    AP headline writers...barely on the fringe of the journalism world ! Especially with a Palmer, Alaska event like that and not use the screaming, 48-point bold masthead:

    PANTIES IN PALMER PROMISE PIPING PRIVATES
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 4:32 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by i95

      AP headline writers...barely on the fringe of the journalism world ! Especially with a Palmer, Alaska event like that and not use the screaming, 48-point bold masthead:

      PANTIES IN PALMER PROMISE PIPING PRIVATES



      As a longtime AP staffer, and never on the fringe of the journalism world, I must point out that The Associated Press does not get to do actual headlines. The 48-point bold would have to come from the copy desk of the newspaper.
       
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        i95

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        RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 4:59 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

        As a longtime AP staffer, and never on the fringe of the journalism world, I must point out that The Associated Press does not get to do actual headlines. The 48-point bold would have to come from the copy desk of the newspaper.


        Sorry, MH -- or should I use your professional moniker (AP)? No offense intended. Just an attempt to be jocular on this Friday the 13th. (BTW, this entire apology is all off the record.)
         
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          i95

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          RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 5:06 PM (permalink)
          He was a former AP staffer. I felt sorry for him already.
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 5:15 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by i95

            quote:
            Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

            As a longtime AP staffer, and never on the fringe of the journalism world, I must point out that The Associated Press does not get to do actual headlines. The 48-point bold would have to come from the copy desk of the newspaper.


            Sorry, MH -- or should I use your professional moniker (AP)? No offense intended. Just an attempt to be jocular on this Friday the 13th. (BTW, this entire apology is all off the record.)


            Hey, I didn't take offense. I, too, was being jocular. Although as a AP staffer I always believed we were in the mainstream of journalism.

            Oh, and if you want it off the record you have to say so beforehand. So, everything you've said will be used against you. Count on it!
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 5:23 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by clothier

              See? He's a reporter, man. They have ways. He's already twisting your words around.

              We are soooo screwed.


              You have no idea. You see, I'm not just a reporter, I'm a columnist. We're tough.
               
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                Sundancer7

                RE: Drawers Fri, 02/13/04 6:54 PM (permalink)
                Nasty thread

                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN
                 
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                  lleechef

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                  RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 3:41 AM (permalink)
                  What? Underwear in Palmer? Why? You only qualify if you have all your teeth and don't have a lisp. So that rules out everyone that lives in Palmer.
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 1:25 PM (permalink)
                    Lo and behold, there was the underwear article ON THE FRONT PAGE of this morning's Anchorage Daily News.....along with "World's Largest Plane Refuels in Anchorage"!! Stop the presses!! It's winter in Alaska......we're all bored......what can I say?
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 1:34 PM (permalink)
                       
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                        Rick F.

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                        RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 2:03 PM (permalink)
                        It's times like this that make me glad I skipped a Wall Street Journal internship to stay in NO & court my wife!
                         
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                          lleechef

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                          RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 3:18 PM (permalink)

                          Excerpts from the article: "The men in Palmer have not been able to buy underwear in town since the mid-1980s."
                          "The supermarket (selling the underwear) also will have a sushi bar.."

                          Woah! Underwear AND sushi in Palmer?! In the same place? Do you have to eat the sushi in your underwear? And what about the guys that haven't been able to buy underwear since the 1980s.......can they eat sushi too?

                          Today's weather forecast on the front page: Partly slushy. Seriously. I give up. It's Alaska.
                           
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                            Art Deco

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                            RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 4:44 PM (permalink)
                            I'm just hoping that the person making the sushi is wearing underwear...
                             
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                              lleechef

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                              RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 4:53 PM (permalink)
                              Or a least a kimono and a loincloth.........

                              This is getting to be partly slushy.
                               
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                                EliseT

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                                RE: Drawers Sat, 02/14/04 11:56 PM (permalink)
                                Sounds fishy to me...
                                 
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