[Breaking News from another strangely irrelevant moment in our newsroom…]
Our editor is on vacation this week. That means I’m in charge. And by “in charge” I mean putting my feet up on the editor’s desk and yelling “Someone get me a photo of that menacing wallcrawler SPIDER-MAN!”
Because this is a nonsmoking building, I do this while waving a giant chocolate cigar around. Yesterday for added effect, I slammed my hand down on the editor’s desk for emphasis. That’s when I realized the cigar had liquor inside. When our office manager came in and found me licking the desk, it got uncomfortable for everyone.
So, today I’m just sticking to assigning stories. Being that we’re a small newspaper, we sometimes get scooped by the larger newspapers in our area. This morning, for example, I saw this headline in the Eugene Register-Guard. Sure, they may have broken the story, but we’re going to get the real story by digging deeper to find out who this “Bill” guy is…
Whoever he is, “Bill” isn’t getting away with this.
Not on MY watch.
And someone get me a photo of that web-headed SPIDER-MAN!
27 thoughts on “This Just In: Madman in charge of newsroom this week”
You’re on fire today, Mr. In Charge…. sa-mokin hot and intoxicating!
Ha ha ha…. good laughs…needed this today… happy I got it..
Happy to give it, Robyn!
And yeah, nothing slips by me when I’m in charge. Which is probably why our editor takes very few vacations.
Don’t forget clenching. Editors clench a lot. 😉
Mine does, that’s for sure 😉
i love it when the inmates are running the assylum. anything can, and does, happen. )
Lol! Come to think of it, sometimes it feels like a life sentence…
with no chance of parole!
I was FRAMED, I tell you!
Since when did licking the desk become uncomfortable? Goodness…it’s such a PC world these days.
Personally, I’m happy to hear that you’re in charge for a week — I’m sure you’ll be in the middle of several blog-worthy and/or jail bond-worthy stories. Can’t wait to read more. 🙂
Or possibly unemployment-line worthy..?
Don’t mess with hotels, Ned!
I’ll be out of a job – and then I’ll be sleeping on your couch…
Say no more.
Can you please fill in when my boss is on vacation?
I don’t smoke but our entire campus is non smoking. The previous smoking areas are gone. Smokers must go to their cars which is a 10 minute walk…one way. The break is 15 mins. I see chocolate becoming the new tobacco.
Just let me know when. I’ll bring chocolate cigars.
Sounds like you have it under control Ned.
As an aside , I just did a guest post over at Mark Bialczak’s http://markbialczak.com/2016/03/13/a-short-drive/ If you have time to drop by for a read, I would be honored.
My reign as king has ended and everyone has survived. I must’ve done something wrong…
And I’ll definitely check out your post, Paul!
Thanks Ned! being the boss is greatly over rated. 😀
Seems as though you have the motions down pat, lol. Smokinnnnnnnnnnn 🙂
It’s not the first time I’ve been accused of smoking something 😉
Why am I not surprised? 🙂
Only in America would people consider putting a mad man in charge of anything important… (that might not be historically accurate)…
Whew, a madman indeed 😀 Rock n’ Roll Mr. in-charge 🙂
I used to run the educational services department of the Philly Inquirer. On Fridays we ran a page of lesson plans that I would write Thursday night using the material presented in Friday’s paper at the Thursday budget meeting. I used to muse about being editor for just one day. Alas, they never get me the nod so I am living vicariously through you and enjoying it thoroughly. Bill… watch out!
Clearly, it was their loss 😉
Obviously! So glad you agree!