Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Works of a Good Man Extend Endlessly Through the World

Or to put it another way, my little NSNC survey is drawing the priapists out of the woodwork.

Blogger Brian Schweitzer cites my seminal (haha) work before opining:

If Writing an Entire Column Is Like Sex...
Does that make blogging
the premature ejaculation of the writing world?

He apparently got the link to the E&P story from Eugene Kane of the Milwaukee Sentinel, who is a real columnist and who said:

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2006, 11:39 a.m.
By Eugene Kane

Writing a newspaper column like sex?

I will take the news from a recent survey that many newspaper columnists think writing a column is like sex with a grain of salt.I do agree that being a columnist is a very satisfying job, but comparing it with sex seems a little over the top to me.

However, there is one similarity. Whenever I'm writing my column, I always think I'm doing a pretty good job but invariably I still get complaints.

And then there's this:

Poking fun at journalism’s rotting corpse.
July 5th, 2006 by Justin

What follows is an article from E and P about the steamy metaphors columnists use to describe their workload. As a reminder, I have a few pictures of what columnists look like next to the story.

You want see those pictures you click here right now.


Franco's Italian-American Army said...

Thanks for the link Prof. Robertson, but you can't deny that the visual of Thomas Friedman thrusting the concept of a regular deadline is stomach turning.

Keep up the good work.

Justin Young

Anonymous said...

Praise from MediaBitchfest is better than money in the bank. But don't make the leap to thinking your shit don't stink.

Anonymous said...

I live by the motto that the smartest people I know are the first to call themselves idiots. In that vain, I aspire to call myself a moron.


....J.Michael Robertson said...

I be laughin', youngblood. It is still all about the fun.