[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!