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The story behind the ice cream cone man
« on: January 28, 2011, 06:11:45 AM »
Fun story about the absurd photo on the cover of the Washington Post:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/story-lab/2011/01/the_story_behind_the_ice_cream.html


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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 06:18:02 AM »
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A single sentence that rather nicely sums up the newspaper industry in this day and age.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 06:30:04 AM »
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Burroughs will be online at 12:15 p.m. on Friday to answer your questions.

A single sentence that rather nicely sums up the newspaper industry in this day and age.

We can explain things to you, but of course you have to wait 8 hours. Please don't get the answers from the HuffPo first.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 07:51:05 AM »
The WaPo link has list to the best ice cream shops to boot.

I had ice cream two days ago and I live in North Dakota. Where's my story? I work just as hard.

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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 08:00:35 AM »
It's an interesting/funny photo, but why would anyone give a crap?
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 08:17:02 AM »
Fun story about the absurd photo on the cover of the Washington Post:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/story-lab/2011/01/the_story_behind_the_ice_cream.html




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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 08:31:11 AM »

I think it's amusing that a weather shot -- which photographers hate -- could become so instantly famous.

It's also cool that the tried and true crap that papers do could be devoured by the web like that.

But having the numbskull answer questions for readers is pretty dumb.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 08:35:23 AM »
The Story Lab? What the heck is that?

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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 08:45:43 AM »

I think it's amusing that a weather shot -- which photographers hate -- could become so instantly famous.

It's also cool that the tried and true crap that papers do could be devoured by the web like that.

But having the numbskull answer questions for readers is pretty dumb.


I don't have a problem with it.

If it were taking resources away from covering major news -- Egypt or something -- then I would be against it. But, a newspaper (and its website) should have a little bit of something for everyone.

This is just a little fun. Nothing wrong with it.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 09:38:32 AM »
They're acting like this photo is the equivalent of the fireman holding the baby after the OKC bombing.

It's a dumbass with an ice cream cone. Get over it.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 10:21:55 AM »
I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 04:57:17 PM »
The Story Lab? What the heck is that?

Sounds like Gannett's next big idea.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 05:32:23 PM »
My first thought was that looked like a new Matt Damon movie.

But yeah, having him in for a chat is holding onto that viral moment juuuust a little too long.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2011, 07:32:12 PM »
He's clearly in a hurry to deliver said cone to his true love... Amber Lamps.
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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 09:00:29 PM »
They're acting like this photo is the equivalent of the fireman holding the baby after the OKC bombing.

It's a dumbass with an ice cream cone. Get over it.

Um, excuse me. Did you not notice that he is running with an ice cream cone in the middle of what appears to be a light snow? If that's not newsworthy, I don't know what is.

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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2011, 09:45:27 PM »
You know, I was thinking "Matt Damon" when I first saw the pic, but the comments section on the site pointed out a closer fit. It's Skippy Handleman, from Family Ties!

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Re: The story behind the ice cream cone man
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 02:11:31 PM »
Anyone else notice that it was former sports editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz conducting the "chat" with ice cream guy? I'm not going to get into whether there should have been a chat or not, and I mean no disrespect to Emilio because I think he's the best in the business, BUT, come on. The guy has a Pulitzer Prize.