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#1486 splinky

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:53 PM




I can see how not going to Arkham Asylum every morning wouldn't be something that would actually gnaw at you much.


I was never really into comic books so I had to look that one up. Actually, the patients were the good part.

i cannot imagine that spending the day with asylum patients could be worse than spending your days in a law firm or investment bank. at least folks in asylums are getting treatment and are not rewarded for anti-social behavior


Yeah, but then there are the Psychiatrists and Psychologists :unsure:

now, that is a problem

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#1487 splinky

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

this could also go into the surrealism thread

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#1488 Suzanne F

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Currently proofing Encyclopedia Paranoiaca by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf and the Staff of the Cassandra Institute, published by Simon & Schuster in Association with the Cassandra Institute and the Institute of Expertology.

Makes up for a lot of the dreary, clueless stuff I've worked on recently.

the people who flock to dine at the restaurant on account of its reputation/stars are getting their money's worth because what they are after is a piece of the reputation/stars and nothing else. their money is not wasted. -- mongo jones, 11/5/2014

 

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#1489 yvonne johnson

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

Currently proofing Encyclopedia Paranoiaca by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf and the Staff of the Cassandra Institute, published by Simon & Schuster in Association with the Cassandra Institute and the Institute of Expertology.

Makes up for a lot of the dreary, clueless stuff I've worked on recently.

Are you regularly allowed to reveal your relationship to this work? Just an incidental thought:most reviewing in my line of work is "anonymous". I might be pissed if you were hired to review my work but at the same time saying how silly I was on a topic, before it was published.
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#1490 Suzanne F

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:26 PM


Currently proofing Encyclopedia Paranoiaca by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf and the Staff of the Cassandra Institute, published by Simon & Schuster in Association with the Cassandra Institute and the Institute of Expertology.

Makes up for a lot of the dreary, clueless stuff I've worked on recently.

Are you regularly allowed to reveal your relationship to this work? Just an incidental thought:most reviewing in my line of work is "anonymous". I might be pissed if you were hired to review my work but at the same time saying how silly I was on a topic, before it was published.

I'm not sure what your question/objection is.

These are the guys who started National Lampoon--this is supposed to be silly (funny, outrageous, etc.), and it succeeds. Unlike a lot of stuff I work on that gets published apparently not on the merits of its writing and content but because someone thought it would make money for the publisher. (Have you read Skinnydipping? Probably not; lucky you.)

I never read anything to help determine whether it should be published ("review" in academic parlance); that decision (positive) was made long before I get it. Anyway, there have only been a couple of books I was contractually bound to remain silent on, and this is not one of them.

Proofing is finding errors in the typeset pages and marking corrections so the author(s), editor, and publisher won't be embarrassed when the finished book is released. At least not by typos and errors in cross references; whether they are embarrassed by the content is up to them.



Or are you just pretending to be paranoid about this?;)

the people who flock to dine at the restaurant on account of its reputation/stars are getting their money's worth because what they are after is a piece of the reputation/stars and nothing else. their money is not wasted. -- mongo jones, 11/5/2014

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#1491 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

Why do people hire "writers" to write their books for/with them, when the hired writers don't know how to write? Or even follow the house style guide they are given.:angry:

the people who flock to dine at the restaurant on account of its reputation/stars are getting their money's worth because what they are after is a piece of the reputation/stars and nothing else. their money is not wasted. -- mongo jones, 11/5/2014

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#1492 Suzanne F

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

And why do celebrities NOT hire someone else to write their books, when they can't spell or punctuate for shit, or put together two coherent phrases in a sentence? (I really hope there was no ghostwriter on the memoir I'm working on now. If there was, see my last post here.:angry:)

Fuck, though -- it pays my bills. And every so often, there's a really good one.

the people who flock to dine at the restaurant on account of its reputation/stars are getting their money's worth because what they are after is a piece of the reputation/stars and nothing else. their money is not wasted. -- mongo jones, 11/5/2014

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

NYC DOB is the worst City agency ever.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

NYC DOB is the worst City agency ever.

Yes, it is.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Worse than the DOT????

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

Worse than the DOT????

Yes. Just ask anyone who has dealt with both.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

A routine filing yesterday turned into a 2-hour ordeal because apparently, they don't believe in basic communication.

Had to come back today; received almost the same treatment, except I mentioned that it would be appreciated if someone could at least attempt to provide regular status updates so I don't feel like I'm wasting time.

It turns out we're still missing one piece of documentation ... that I didn't find out about until 5 pm. The division of the DOB that I was dealing with closes at 4 pm.

I have to come back tomorrow to submit that last piece of paper. So aggravating.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

Found out there are hiring and pay raise freezes across all of our European offices until January 1st. If that's the case in the US as well, they sure haven't told us.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

an NBC query (not NYC) - Business and Finance dept.:

What does the sponsor of an event really have to do?


:rolleyes: pony up the cash, dude

Another seemingly simple question I wanna explore. . .

I feel like people discuss their company being a sponsor for an event or some such but what's less clear is the gamut that
people can do when they choose to get involved. Sometimes it's just loaning a logo on a banner, but how effective is that?


"loaning" a logo? :lol:
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:41 PM

an NBC query (not NYC) - Business and Finance dept.:

What does the sponsor of an event really have to do?


:rolleyes: pony up the cash, dude

Another seemingly simple question I wanna explore. . .

I feel like people discuss their company being a sponsor for an event or some such but what's less clear is the gamut that
people can do when they choose to get involved. Sometimes it's just loaning a logo on a banner, but how effective is that?


"loaning" a logo? :lol:

that is precious

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*