Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My Newspaper Now Comes Annotated

Some helpful person, either someone at the JS press or my delivery driver, now feels the need to annotate my newspaper. I pulled my July 4 paper out of the sleeve, and found that the (admittedly appalling) subhead on the first page had been underlined in ballpoint ink for my convenience, to wit:



I'm just really not sure what to do with that ... I'm a little bemused.

8 comments:

C. J. Summers said...

It could be that your paperboy doesn't like you and is trying to send you a message.... But try not to be paranoid about it. :-)

Tony said...

I wouldn't be so paranoid if everyone wasn't out to get me...

Eyebrows McGee said...

great, now I AM paranoid. I just assumed the delivery person was reading the paper while stuffing the bags and underlined the headline since it's the 16th kid dead.

Now between CJ putting ideas in my head and the pre-existing central Peoria burglar, I'm all freaked!

mapgirl said...

Unrelated but also strange: check out the byline. Think about how that would play in Scrabble.

Tony said...

I do not believe you can play proper nouns or names in Scrabble.

mapgirl said...

You're right, Tony, as my Scrabble expert brother would tell me. But something about the Q and Z got me thinking.

Rent the film "Word Wars" if you haven't already, by the way.

Andy said...

You should ask for the York notes of your newspaper. Annotation isn't enough!

C. J. Summers said...

I think it's either a made-up name or Zack's parents had a sick sense of humor. Zack Quaintance . . . Acquaintance . . .