October 10th, 2003

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Copy Editing Disasters

One of the major newspapers (not the campus one) in a pay-for-me box caught my eye. Don't remember which one, but I remember clearly what I first thought the headine said:

Mid-Size Cities Get Hip Cancer

This didn't seem right, so I read it again. Only then did I realize that it was actually two separate headlines, each on multiple lines, near each other; "Mid Sized Cities Get Hip (To Encourage Young Professionals)" and "Cancer research--" something-or-other.

Quite a bit different from my original reading, but you'd think someone would have noticed and rearranged the headlines.
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World Record Holder

I am holding the #1 position on the monthly leaderboard for "Arcadia- Normal Difficulty" at Shockwave.com. Second place is 11,725 x 109 points (scores are registered in multiples of one billion online, as they add up exponentially- it's the four games multiplied together, not just added); my score is 999,572 x 109. That's very almost one quadrillion points- about five more points in Pong and I would have hit the quadrillion mark, but I lost in Jump.

I'd say it's not a half-bad score.
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