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Posted by Mike Catalini at 5:09 PM | | Comments (8)


So wonderfully droll. The only thing missing are suede patches at the elbows.

Fantastic work once again.

Your videos are such a treat. Thanks for brightening my Friday.

how 'bout including some music credits? The background was nice.

Jack Trombey's "Straight Ahead Blues" and Keith Papworth's "White Lady."

what a treat. These videos are always so refreshing and funny.

Hear, hear! Left me with a problem, though. Your voice, pleasant though it is, is different from the one I subconsciously assigned you on the basis of your face and your writing. I guess other people do this too?

Like much of your work, this left me smiling strongly.

What, you may wonder, is a strong smile? It is one that stresses the muscles of your face to keep you from breaking into a broad grin. There is no arguing that a broad grin for this piece would have been most inappropriate.

Thank you.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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