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Ernie Pyle and Death of a Racehorse

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Interesting similarities between the classic story and one five years earlier.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Rhody wants Heinz exhumed so we can slap the shit out of his skull.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If Death of a Racehorse were a song, Heniz would be accused of
    copyright infringement.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It was nice of Paul Coover to work a Chris Jones reference into the email to Ben. It shows proper deference to the Long Form Coterie. We know he's a fan, and aspiring member, not a hater.
  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Heinz disciples have admitted stealing years-old story ideas from others.
    Jones doesn't have to hustle for original ideas when he can crib one from a newspaper.
    Or Tim O'Brien.
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    So if I buy a racehorse and name it Captain Waskow, I'm just begging for trouble, aren't I?
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The things you carry in that mind of yours make me laugh.
  8. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Every time I see the name "Ernie Pyle" I think of this:

    Johnny Majors when he was at UT was in his usual surly mood during an SEC teleconference one day when he was asked, "Coach, are there any writers you like?" (He'd earlier been complaining about something written about the Vols that he deemed wrong).

    "Well, I like Ernie Pyle," Majors replied.

    "Why Ernie Pyle, Coach?" caller asked.

    "BECAUSE HE'S DEAD," Majors replied.

    End of teleconference.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Only if you tweet about it first.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Indeed. Administrators are moving the program out of Ernie Pyle Hall, merging with telecom and other assorted crap and calling the entire shebang "The Media School."

    Don't get us Hoosiers started.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Supposedly Bear Bryant was once asked to contribute $10 to defray the funeral expenses of a sportswriter who died destitute. His response: "Here's a $20, bury two."
    Vombatus likes this.
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