Insomnia Log

This is what keeps me awake at night???

Who needs sleep? (well you’re never gonna get it)
Who needs sleep? (tell me what’s that for)
Who needs sleep? (be happy with what you’re getting,
There’s a guy who’s been awake since the second world war)

-- words and music by Steven Page & Ed Robertson

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Camera Doesn't Lie, But ...

Our local newspaper had a makeover this week. They're very proud of their new look, every day telling us some great new thing.

For example, they changed the fonts, and made the headlines stand out more. Unfortunately, the bigger type meant that their old name "The Daily Camera" no longer fit on the masthead, and they had to shorten it to just "Camera".

Better looking headlines doesn't mean they are any more enlightening. Just today we were boldly informed that a "Drowning victim recovered" in Fort Collins. Unfortunately for that man, he didn't really recover, but rather his body was recovered.

But my favorite unintentionally funny headline was over a guest opinion in yesterday's paper. The opinion was written by the Executive VP of Public Affairs for Cemex, which operates a notoriously polluting cement plant in Lyons just north of Boulder. Rick Shapiro was defending his company against the charges in a recent Camera editorial, along with run-ins with neighbors, the EPA and the state. The headline was "Cemex taxes public health very seriously."

Yes, the font on the headline was indeed very attractive.

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