Rantings of a sub-editor

April 9, 2011

A challenge for you

Filed under: Metro,mistaken identity — substuff @ 7:21 am
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This is a cutting from yesterday’s Metro. I challenge you to read it once (without prior knowledge of the story) and understand it. It took me three tries, and some collaboration. Just me?

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September 16, 2010

Two people sit between a clock

Excellent caption to this picture on p11 of the Metro this morning:

"Back in time: Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams sit between an old clock after their onscreen clock graphic failed yesterday."

 The Daily Mail’s caption was positively elegant in comparison. And I don’t say that very often. 

 Meanwhile, Trenchard has emailed the following: 

 Did you read this from today’s grauniad?

‘The Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has been hit with a sexual discrimination lawsuit from three former female employees who claim the firm has a testosterone-driven culture of press-up contests on the trading floor, male-dominated golf outings and scantily clad escorts at an office Christmas party.  

‘Orlich claims she was excluded from golf outings, and recounts displays of “masculinity” including a push-up contest on the trading floor. And she asserts that a 2007 Christmas party for a sales team featured female escorts “wearing short black skirts, strapless tops and Santa hats”.’  

Former female employees? Are they now men?  

I don’t know about you, but push-up contest made me think wonderbra rather than masculinity … And ‘Santa hats’ … er, are these often associated with sexiness? 

Blimey. Former females in push-up bras and Santa hats. Someone woke up in an interesting mood. 😉 

 

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