Friday, December 20, 2019

No, Dear Law Professor, Charles Dickens Didn’t Write A Christmas Story

Though not really central to whatever main point the author was making in this article, this error is one of the funniest I’ve seen recently.
[Full cite: Mary Leto Pareja, Humanizing Work Requirements for Safety Net Programs, 39 Pace L. Rev. 833 (2019)]

Just to be clear, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, the timeless classic of holiday redemption, and the 1983 movie A Christmas Story was about the little kid who really wanted a BB gun for Christmas.

And for the record, the source cited in footnote 18 of this article mentions neither Dickens, Oliver Twist, or A Christmas Story. Who did the sub and cite on this article?
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Editing, Editing, and more Editing...

I am hereby declaring a collective noun for those helpful and patient people who provide feedback and gently assist authors during the process of writing and manuscript preparation. Henceforth, two or more of them share be known as a "morass of editors".

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Draft Finished

Twelve Chapters, 264 pages, 45,000 words, and 256 illustrations. Done, ready for the reviewers. Publication, maybe, this fall.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry and CNN Sloppy Copywriters???

Chuck Berry deserves better than this from CNN - a slap-dash obituary with some website's URL still embedded:

That is not a link - click to see the full screen-cap and I don't think CNN gives sources for their stories anyway.
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lift Your Glass to the Awful Truth ...

Reciting the lyrics was getting too somber - Leonard Cohen would want us to be joyful in the memory of him and his music, so I made this ridiculous thing - let’s hope we get through the rest of 2016 without losing any more great talents.

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