OK, so I posted this anecdote already at TestyCopyEditors.com under the sign-on Capo di tutti copy. A colleague I admire wrote that it made him laugh out loud, so I offer it to my audience here.
One holiday at The Cincinnati Enquirer many years ago, Bob Johnson, the news editor, was expressing his glee at the prospect of news:
"It's a holiday, and family members who don't like each other will gather, and the tension will build, fueled by liquor, and finally someone will snap. Why, one year we had six killed for Easter."
Bill Trutner, slotman: "We usually have ham at our house."