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From an biographical blurb:

spent his childhood and teenage years in several countries, from Dakar, to Caracas, Buenos Aires, Milan and Rome.
Yup, those are all countries. Every one of them. Roll Eyes



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We just need more maps...





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That is not proofreading you are asking for. That is a general lack of intelligence. Steve Allen used to do the Man on the Street. We need to bring it back to show how stupid the average American can be.
 
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That is not proofreading you are asking for. That is a general lack of intelligence. Steve Allen used to do the Man on the Street. We need to bring it back to show how stupid the average American can be.
Both, actually.

The writer was an idiot, true, but these biographical notes should have been proofread before publishing.



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That is not proofreading you are asking for. That is a general lack of intelligence. Steve Allen used to do the Man on the Street. We need to bring it back to show how stupid the average American can be.


Jay Leno did "Jay walking" during his late night show. Lot's of laughs during that show.

Funniest was the female "College Grad" who thought Korea was the capital city of North Dakota.


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The writer was an idiot, true, but these biographical notes should have been proofread before publishing.


Apparently the greater public does not care. Our local news available online has a printed story which is computer generated. It does offer a few laughs from time to time. It accurately produces a phonetic representation of whatever the citizen or news anchor may be saying. Running up the HEEL instead of hill is one example. My mother was a newspaper editor so I heard all about this. It drives me crazy.
 
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It's ironic that your gripe is about proofreading. Smile



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The writer was an idiot, true, but these biographical notes should have been proofread before publishing.


Apparently the greater public does not care. Our local news available online has a printed story which is computer generated. It does offer a few laughs from time to time. It accurately produces a phonetic representation of whatever the citizen or news anchor may be saying. Running up the HEEL instead of hill is one example. My mother was a newspaper editor so I heard all about this. It drives me crazy.


At one commercial Radio station I worked at we had newsmen who would "Rip and read" off the UPI teletype machine without scanning it for typo's.
UPI had the habit of inserting a late ball score into a news line.

Carter was POTUS at the time, and this newsman was reading a statement that Carter made during a press conference.....

"President Carter was in Washington today and during a press conference he sent a message to Moscow, he told the Soviet Premier Phillies 5, Cubs 2....."

He kept on reading it while we were laughing our asses off.


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Thanks for the laugh. I remember when the Sports Anchor on SNL read the scores and omitted the names of the teams that were playing.
 
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Proof-reading is a dying art. I'm now beginning to see sentences that start with "him and his friend..." in print.
 
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We just need more maps...

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Mkay? Anybody have a Blond to English dictionary I can borrow?




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Anybody have a Blond to English dictionary I can borrow?
The pages are all blank.



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It's ironic that your gripe is about proofreading. Smile
There's just a teensy bit of difference between a minor typo and an assertion that Dakar, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Milan and Rome are all countries.

Are you a blonde?



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Oh, okay. So there are levels of allowable errors. Got it.



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Spell check ≠ proof reading, but it seems few understand that now.
 
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Oh, okay. So there are levels of allowable errors. Got it.
Nah, I stand corrected. There is no difference between a minor type and an incorrect factual assertion. No difference at all. Got it. Roll Eyes



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And they VOTE.


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We just need more maps...



That was painful.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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Few years back our local rag had a story about a guy getting robbed in the park in town at 2:00 in the morning.... in the article they interviewed the chief of police and he explained that it seems this certain area was where gay men hung out at night to meet other gay men (sorry I had to write it that way).... the chief then went on to explain how this was a problem for law enforcement with all the trouble down there early in the a.m. they finally quoted the chief and I'm not making this up:

"it's gotten so bad that you can't go down there and have a good time with out being propositioned."
 
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Don’t forget that the IQ of 50% of the population is below average.
 
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