Zombies in the White House?

[referring to the Nixon administration:] "All the president's men are mostly dead." - Washington Post, 16 March 2017, page C1. The writer of this beautiful line is Juliet Eilperin. [see www.terencekuch.com for a strange new post every day]       … [Read more...]

“High Culture at the Washington Post” / Memorable Fancies #1398

[Under “Corrections”:] “In today’s Weekend section, which was printed in advance, a listing of chamber music performances incorrectly describes the Chiarina Chamber Players concert. ... The Schumann Piano Quintet is one of the works the group will perform, not a chamber ensemble that will join them in concert.” [Washington Post, 25 September 2015, page A2] <END> … [Read more...]

“Corpulent Correctness” / Memorable Fancies #592

[from Washington Post, October 23, 2013, page A2:] “CORRECTIONS: An Oct. 14 Style article about access to the prison camp for terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, incorrectly referred to Navy Capt. Robert Durand as ‘thickset.’ He should have been described as ‘muscular.’” Captain Durand has also been incorrectly referred to as dumpy, stubby, squabby, chunky, chubby, tubby, lumpy, and fat. <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and … [Read more...]