It’s Tuesday! That special day each week when we gather together and gaze upon The Door (of Shame, Blame and Brilliance), marveling at newspaper clippings that journalists here at the Siuslaw News have been taping to The Door since the 1970s. Which brings me to a new feature I am contemplating called The Fridge, in which we marvel at food products in our break room refrigerator left by those same journalists 40 years ago.
However, today is an especially exciting edition of The Door because TODAY we are adding something! That’s right — You will be among the first to see the latest addition to this journalistic shrine. As always, before we begin, we must repeat those sacred words that have been a part of The Door’s historic ritual since I first made them up a few months ago. So please join hands and, in a monotone voice similar to any character played by Keanu Reeves, repeat these words after me:
The Door is our beacon, drawing us into the jagged rocks of journalism.
Now… Let us make history! First, we must acknowledge that today’s historic moment is brought to us by the Canby-Herald of Canby, Ore, whose May 1 in-depth report of how one school’s innovative program of switching homework to school time and classwork to home time — which they have dubbed “Flipped” — was completely overshadowed by the fact that the feature’s 72-point headline, complete with mirror-image for added effect, was spelled “Fliped.”
The subhead for the story pretty much speaks for itself:
It’s what happens when you take conventional homework methods and turn them on their heads.
I bet someone in editorial is fliping mad…