My doctor made me do it

And it gets worse:


However, the Anniston Star’s original story needs some tweaking on their ad placement:




Did you hear the one about … nevermind


I saw this in one of my local websites. I did not even know there was an English-Arabic community newspaper in the area (They circulate in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Read the rest of the story here. I know smaller newspapers are always scrambling to fill the news hole, but my suggestion is that they drop the jokes.


Why didn’t I think of this?

I was walking out my local international food market when I noticed the rack of free publications near the door. They are usually full of hispanic “shopper” magazines and newspapers, but this rack contained only Russian-language publications.


RussianTown magazine is the only free Russian-language publication printed and distributed in Atlanta, Florida and the whole southeastern United States.
RussianTown covers news, politics, culture, sports, health, technology, and history from around the U.S., Russia, and the world. 

So thumbing through I noticed this full-page story about maybe a Russian painter? Or perhaps peasant life? I do not have a clue, but what caught my eye are the arrows to the art and lack of cutlines.


I’m thinking all those years where I had to make room for cutlines, or started one with “Clockwise from top …” where I could have just draw some arrows!



Newspaper photog shot by deputy sheriff

New Carlisle News Photojournalist Andy Grimm goes out take some night time shots of lightening, sets up tripod, Deputy Sheriff sees said tripod, Shoots said photojournalist.

Grimm said there was no warning, as in “Drop the strange looking thing that I think looks like a real skinny gun or some other gun-type devise or I will shoot you.”

He had his camera and tripod in his hands and Deputy Jake Shaw apparently mistook it for a weapon and fired, striking Andy in the side.

He was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital for surgery. He is expected to recover from his wounds.

We have yet to hear the Deputy’s side of the story.

All I can say is it’s a good thing the Deputy is not a better shot.

File this one under #GoodGrief! or #DudeIsLuckyToBeAlive or #GoodThingTheDeputyIsNotABetterShot