Monday, March 30, 2009

No Wonder Newspapers are Dying

Page D2 from Friday's print edition of the LA Times:


Here's a zoomed-in version:

source: NewsBusters

It's all Greek to me (a pun for anyone who's ever been in the print business).

(via The Corner)


OBloodyHell said...

Oh. I see.

(No Pun Intended)

Carl said...

"Greeking" used to mean creating a story with dummy (random) contents so you could judge page layout. Though I'll be damned if I could find that definition via google.

OBloodyHell said...

LOL, I just wanted to apply Randall's joke.


Sort of like "nattering and gromishing"...

That's what background actors are doing in a scene where they are having a discussion which isn't part of the dialogue, and thus is unheard by the observer.

OBloodyHell said...

> Though I'll be damned if I could find that definition via google.

You can find things through google?

I usually give up by the fourth page that has only the word "the" in common with my "exact phrase" search term.

One reason I never use anything but a meta-engine.

OBloodyHell said...

P.S., you DO realize that that's only the fourth time this year that the LA Times actually had a headline that was halfway accurate?

bobn said...

Hilarious! "We don't need no stinking editors!"

Chris said...

Lorum ipsum is Latin, not Greek.

Carl said...

Based on his 10:51 comment, I have the feeling OBH has read David Gerrold.

Carl said...


I wasn't aware of that phrase before. Thanks--I now have a cite for "greeking."