In the old days, airlines once stressed the sex appeal of its employees to try to get you to fly their airlines.
They don't do that anymore.
From the Department of Juxtaposition: The life of a regional airline pilot.(1 Comments)
The lede (opening paragraphs) on some stories just scream, "read me."
Take this one for example in the Detroit Lakes Tribune (registration possibly required).
Erika Schumacher offered an odd answer in class when she was asked to write something about herself:
"I was abducted."
She graduated from college on Sunday after a rough few teenage years when she was taken by a cult started by her grandfather. She said her horse helped her through the ordeal and now she's graduated cum laude with a triple major in health sciences, biology and chemistry.
It's a nice pick-me-up story.(2 Comments)
He came. He spoke. He got heckled. Months of controversy over Notre Dame's decision to invite Barack Obama as its commencement speaker ended today with a small group of hecklers interrupting the president.
He then asked a good question.
Is it possible for us to join hands in common effort? As citizens of a vibrant and varied democracy, how do we engage in vigorous debate? How does each of us remain firm in our principles, and fight for what we consider right, without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side?
For the most, we don't. But that's beside the point of the protest, according to John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, for the problem wasn't that Obama was asked to speak, it was that he was given an honorary degree, he says.(3 Comments)