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?


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. 😉 


June 3, 2010

Mothers – don’t look!

Filed under: 20-week labour,headlines,oops! — substuff @ 1:05 pm
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Whoops! The Metro made a bit of a boob with this one… 20-week labour? Should have been 20 days. Spotted by the eagle-eyed Stefmez. The corrected story is here.

May 11, 2010

Zac gets his hoodie on

Filed under: oops!,Zac beats Lib Dem — substuff @ 8:27 am
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Buried in the second par: he “beat sitting Lib Dem Susan Kraymer in Richmond Park”.

Beat her up as she sat in the park? The hoodlum! That’s just not nice politics, Zac.

Well, that’s how my silly mind read it, anyway.

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