The latest from The Door…

Welcome to another installment of The Door of Shame, Blame and Brilliance, a weekly feature highlighting some of the most memorable newspaper moments clipped and taped to our newsroom door by journalists since as far back as 1970.

The Door’s objective is to be a beacon, guiding us into the jagged rocks of journalism.

baseball-colon1 Today’s entry was posted two years ago, by yours truly, after spotting it in the Los Angeles Times. The headline illustrates why — on many levels — I prefer to watch sports on television…


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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

28 thoughts on “The latest from The Door…”

    1. I’m thinking someone HAD to have noticed that, even if it started out as an accident. I mean seriously, I can’t tell you how many times we almost printed headlines with “Pubic Meeting” in them; how could this “slip” by?!

    1. If it was intentional, it took a lot of cajones; if it was accidental, they really need a proofreader. In either case, I’m sure whoever approved it found work somewhere…

    1. By the way, is your tag about “hold this up to a toaster to read” referring to the ancient art of lemon juice and toothpick invisible secret agent writing? If so, very cool. If not, I need to go find a toaster…

  1. Ned I remember many years ago when i was jr High there was a commercial on for a car dealership. They said what most of them say. “Come on down sitton buick used cars cars. blah blah balh” and then at the very end they said were talking about their prices, when they said “y’all bring the wife down here and lets dicker” Great clip man

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