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Is it Monday already?

First things first: Here’s my joke of the week at “The Cannibal Reporters.”

If you were otherwise occupied over the weekend — out on the bay in your yacht, or cutting brush at your ranch outside Crawford, or standing in the hot sun outside the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding — you may have missed one or more of my posts:

On Sally Quinn’s unwittingly hilarious essay on Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, and the follow-up advice to writers of features.

Why you should be careful about calling H.L. Mencken an anti-Semite.

And the recipe for my mother’s summer salad.

Go ahead and catch up. Work can wait.



Posted by John McIntyre at 8:41 AM | | Comments (1)


John, further to your 'Oh dear, and in the New Yorker, too" piece of few days back:

"He is one of the most hated characters in American popular culture, but Yunte Huang confesses abashedly to being a Charlie Chan fan…"

(Subhead to the lead piece on the NYer's website)


Yes, I did check: Yunte Huang is a published poet and - as far as one can tell - an upstanding citizen and liked and respected in the community.

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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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