What do you call a single NASCAR? A NASCAR-car? — Overheard in the newsroom (via nationaljournal)
Working in a regular office must be so boring. — Overheard in the newsroom (via heralddemocrat)
Editor: Okay, now what the fuck is the judge saying?
Reporter: Still reading out the charge.
Editor: Tell him to hurry up.
REPORTER: “(That lawyer) is a good friend of mine. He drives a 2-seater Mercedes and is gorgeous.”
PRODUCER: “Does he play on my team?”
REPORTER: “No. But he does for me.”
Reporter: OH MY GOD, IT’S YOU!
Senior Reporter: Yes, I do still work here.
Producer 1: “Do you need to super Mickey Mouse?”
Producer 2: “What do you put for the bottom line on that? ‘Mickey Mouse / Mouse’? ‘Mickey Mouse / Fictional Character’?”
Producer 1: “(Graphics artist) didn’t want to put (local politician) in celebrity birthdays because ‘he’s an a-hole’.”
Producer 2: “Well, I like putting local people in there, so she can just stuff it.”
Producer 1: “I’m having trouble spelling ‘psychedelic’ this morning.”
Producer 2: “Maybe some LSD would help fix that.”
Editor, looking for sources for an obit: ”I can’t think of anyone still around that knew him. Everyone’s retired or dead these days.”
Producer, needing to arrow through a rundown in new newsroom software: “Can you go down on mine?”
Art Director: “So we’re doing a photo shoot for this “Biggest Losers” story? But you’re not giving us before shots? We need before-and-afters, to give it impact.”
Editor: “Oh I’ll give it impact.”
"I told the journalists to get pictures of cute animals, not dead animals.” -Managing Editor
Producer 1: “How should I super this? ‘Crazy Guy Causes Disturbance?’”
Producer 2: “I like it. You can’t use it. But I like it.”
Producer 1, on a segment in her show: “We’re going to have Super Bowl drinks, one for each team.”
Producer 2: “That sounds like a bad episode of Sandra Lee.”
Newsroom e-mail: “If you cut your fingernails (or toenails) at the assignment desk, please don’t do it again. It’s kind of gross to be working and find a fingernail (or toenail) stuck to my hand or on the floor.”