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Surely you jest: Man with a parrot

Posted by John McIntyre at 8:38 AM | | Comments (6)


This joke would work well on other (unnamed) blogs if you substituted a child for the parrot and changed the object lesson from "stop biting me when I feed it" to "teach it some table manners."

Haven't heard that one before. Thanks for the chuckle!

Dreadful. Which is why Sean and I are laughing.

Another great joke. Please keep them coming.

Off topic, what is that piece of office furniture that looks like the monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey?" I could use a monolith myself. Perhaps it could evolve me into someone who would not worry about the future of his beloved industry.

I'm hoping your kids get you another sweater for Christmas.

A video tour of Mr. McIntyre's office would be enlightening and entertaining.

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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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