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Come on, SI - proofread this stuff

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pringle, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    From Reilly's column in the Kevin Durant issue:

    "You say it boggles your mind how we can watch a college basketball game that was played in 1969. We say it boggles our mind how you can watch Rachel Ray make a meatloaf."
  2. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Though, in fairness, I love this line:

    "When we get home from playing golf, there's no point asking, "So how did Leonard's transplant go?" We have no idea."

    This is a constant source of frustration for my wife.

    I'll talk to a friend.

    Wife: "So how is John Doe's pregnant wife doing?"

    Me: "I don't know."

    Wife: "Does John Doe like his new job?"

    Me: "I don't know, we didn't talk about it."

    Wife: "Do they like their new house?"

    Me: "Don't know."

    Wife: "What did you guys talk about???"

    Me: "I dunno ... lotta stuff."
  3. Garner

    Garner Member

    Absolutely bang-on stuff right there. I don't know how many times I've gotten off the phone with a friend and the questions begin.
    How's he doing? Okay, I guess.
    How's his wife? No clue.
    What's new with them? Couldn't tell ya.
    Any details about our trip coming up? Nope.
    How does he feel about it? I have no idea.
    How's his family? I don't know.
    What's their new place like? I didn't know they had a new place.
    How's his job going? We didn't talk about it.
    How does she feel about his job? I don't know.
    Are they trying to have a kid? I have no idea.
    What did he say about your family? We didn't talk about it.
    Well, what did you guys talk about? Hockey, sports, you know, lots of stuff.
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