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Bad pop culture references

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Cousin Jeffrey, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    From Jay Marriotti. Ugh, this is awful:

    Seems the Spurs have become the Joy Behar of sports. Everyone fusses and salivates about Rosie dissing Elisabeth and quitting, Star Jones being run off, Meredith fleeing and Barbara playing queen bee, and all the while, Joy wins because she is the constant on ''The View.''
  2. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    I woke up to my hair on fire this morning, and now I know why.
  3. Crikey.
    That's awful.
    Mute button, stat.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Just the latest instance of Jay Mariotti and awful being used in the same sentence.
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    I take this to mean Mariotti watched The View on a daily basis during his "time off" last year? Only reason on why someone would sound so well versed on a topic only housewives and grandmothers could relate.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Like Pacino circa '74, it was another Dog Day Afternoon at the Michael Vick estate ...
  7. Much like a former boss of mine, I have never read a Mariotti column and gone, "wow, that's a really good piece of writing..."
  8. FlipSide

    FlipSide Member

    I wouldn't know Joy Behar if she walked into my living room.
    Why? Because I'm a sportswriter that doesn't watch the damn View.
  9. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    The title of this thread is redundant
  10. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Someone in my office wrote a lede today about a catcher who has the good fortune of playing with a pair of pitchers with dominating curveballs.

    It went: "For Joe Blow, playing catcher for the Podunk Potbellies is mostly sits and giggles."

  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Indeed. But there are cretinous editors who cream every time a writer works in a pop culture reference, as if to say, "Hey, we're not PBS!" Lame. Wouldn't it be a lot more cool if we were creating pop culture instead of copying the dimmest crap every other medium offers?
  12. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    Honestly, I blame SI. They wedge that shit into every story, I think in an effort feel "current" relative to ESPN: The Magazinette.

    It's a goddamn plague, is what it is.
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