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"a toe in search of a tag"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Big_Space, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Big_Space

    Big_Space Member

    "Nolan has been a toe in search of a tag since the end of last season."

    ;D ;D ;D

    from Ray Ratto


    anyone have any other "dead man walking" lines?
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Ray comes up with off-the-wall lines that are completely beyond the thinking of anybody else I have ever read or worked with. He has another line in a column on a national website today that references, "with the sureness of 19th century Mormonism," and if you think that's too highbrow, it's absolutely clear what he's getting at in context.

    Nobody I've worked with or read in 31+plus years in the business thinks the way he does. Just fun to read pretty much every time.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Know a number of desks that would clench their backsides and not let lines like those, particularly the Mormon one, into the paper. They might claim that it's that, too highbrow, or too puzzling (context argument is lost on some folks), but mostly they'd be worried about some (19th century?) Mormon elder calling and bitching.
  4. Ray Ratto is one of the funniest and most enjoyable reads out there. Only thing funnier -- listening to Ray in person.
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