Saturday, March 22, 2008

No, not really

Practically everyone remembers the actor Jack Palance performing age-defying push-ups during his Oscar acceptance speech.

Pearl Harbor! JFK! The space shuttle! And ... Jack Palance. Just a reminder that when the New York Times makes a baseless cultural assertion, the result is a baseless cultural assertion in Times style. Somebody should have quietly euthanized that one. As did a wiser editor at Charlotte:

Remember actor Jack Palance performing age-defying push-ups during his Oscar acceptance speech?

Addressing the reader is annoying, but not nearly as annoying as playing See It Now with the NYT's toy department. Remember, kiddies, when the Times writes drivel, you can always fix it. Or -- sometimes better -- spike it.

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