Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Slotting: Always in style

Let's start by assuming that anybody who wants to has been collecting Fox's heds on the wayward astronaut tale all day long (Houston, we have a problem! Spaced out astronaut! The wrong stuff! What was she thinking?) You pays your money and you takes your choice. But no matter where Fox sets its ever-reliable Taste-O-Meter, you'd like to think somebody would point how many exits past clueless it is to write "Cosmic Love Triangle" under a photo of three people unless all three are known inhabitants of the aforesaid geometric love grotto.

"Taste" is a command decision. In a way, it's above your pay grade. As a rimrat, you're not going to make the Post into the Times or vice versa. But if you're going to be a tabloid, try not to be a dumb one.

The question mark, to say the least, doesn't help.

For extra credit: Which possible player goes best with that last verb phrase in the cutline?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Strayhorn said...

Wow, didn't even notice the clumsy construction of the cutline as I was too busy having deja vu after the bit about the love triangle.

"Six Charged In Murder of US Nuns"

9:29 AM, February 07, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Exactly. The Kiwanis pancake death squad was the first thing the doc mentioned when she saw this one, too.

If the rest of y'all are good and don't make too much noise after recess, I'll try to find the original "Six Charged" page and scan it in.

5:34 PM, February 09, 2007  

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