… This Just In …

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[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our news room…]

Editor: “Did anyone get a photo of the Coast Guard retrieving the diving mannequin that sank after its head popped off?”

Jenna: “I was there covering the boat show and got one with my camera phone.”

Editor: “Great. Let’s do a photo with a deep cutline. Any ideas on what to put?”

Me: “How about, ‘Coast Guard exercise demonstrates why it’s important to not loose your head when drowning?”

Editor: “Get out.”

The photo in question, documenting the importance of keeping your head in the event of drowning. Especially if you are made of heavy plastic.

The photo in question, documenting the importance of keeping your head in the event of drowning. Especially if you are made of heavy plastic.

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25 thoughts on “… This Just In …

  1. Reminds me of a story about my former father-in-law.
    He was watching men dig a test well in front of his company in Arkansas. After quite some time, the men surrendered.

    Foreman: Sorry sir, no sign of water.

    Boss: What the hell are we going to do with a 30-foot hole?

    Dad: Break it into pieces and sell them as post holes?

    His boss was about as impressed as your editor.

    • I’m pretty sure the head was OK, just on board the Coast Guard ship. At least I hope so. Otherwise, some fisherman is going to have a heart attack when he reals in what appears to be a human head some time this week.

  2. Sort of like the annual Tokyo zoo drill where the zookeepers practice capturing an employee dressed up as an ‘animal on the loose’. One of my fav news stories each year

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