June 1st, 2006

New Tilley Hat

A challenging time for journalists

Bad News from Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten at a Journalism School commencement speech. Excerpt:

And because you are word people, you understand that "challenging time" is a euphemism often used to describe disasters of epic proportions. For example, Richard Pryor was facing a "challenging time" when he ran down the street half-naked and on fire.