Friday, December 13, 2013

Shit Storm . . .

 . . . and fish wrapping

“[N]obody reads the papers any more, is that it? It’s just another story—a couple of days of shit storm and it’s wrapping paper? You know, in the middle of all this gossip and speculation that permeates people’s lives, I still think they know the difference between real news and bullshit. And they’re glad that somebody cares enough to get things on the record and print the truth.” 

—Cal McAffery, Russell Crowe’s “Washington Globe” journalist character in “State of Play” (2009) 

• Editorial Comment: Um, remind me: what *is* the difference between real news and bullshit?
War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

December Sunset

Original PeezPix for sale.

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