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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You Are Not Alone

posted by on July 29 at 13:40 PM

From Lee Pyne-Mercier:

Dear Charles,
I’m not sure if I’m the only person who noticed this non-sensical headline from Friday’s Tacoma News Tribune. But I just can’t fathom how this came out of a newsroom and made it to the front page…

Lee, you are one among the many who are amazed by the very idea (the notion) of delicious diversity.

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I only eat dark meat.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 29, 2008 1:48 PM

Lioke should read like...
like I think I type in like and it comes out lioke.... the text editor at the Seattle Library or just the fact that I have fat you are a slut.

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | July 29, 2008 1:48 PM

Yeah, Lee, you racist.

Posted by Ziggity | July 29, 2008 1:52 PM

I am fucking losing my mind, wasn't there a picture of a guy going down on a woman just a minute ago where the diversity jpeg is now?

Posted by PopTart | July 29, 2008 1:58 PM

@4, I saw the same thing and puked. Who would fucking eat pussy? Meat is what I eat: long hard fat man meat! DELICIOUS!!!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 29, 2008 2:00 PM

that's a pic from "studio" in the strangR flikR pool. if you use your imagination, maybe it is meat.

Posted by infrequent | July 29, 2008 2:03 PM


Posted by Will in Seattle | July 29, 2008 2:05 PM

I think delicious diversity refers to ethnic foods. Really, Charles, newspapers have articles too. You can read them.

Posted by Fnarf | July 29, 2008 2:55 PM

Jeffrey Dahmer was simply ahead of his time.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 29, 2008 3:32 PM

Were you around in 1968?

Black boys are delicious
Chocolate flavored love
Licorice lips like candy
White boys are so lovely
Beautiful as girls
I love to run my fingers
And toes through all their curls


Posted by Epimetheus | July 29, 2008 5:12 PM

Further evidence that "diversity" is a code word for "the co-optation and subsequent disembowelment of racial justice." Stepin Fetchit was entertaining, Taco Bell Chalupas are delicious, and irony did not die on 9/11.

Posted by Jeff Stevens | July 29, 2008 5:40 PM

Looks like a good old-fashioned production error to me: a copy editor or page designer added some placeholder teaser text and forgot to update it, and no one caught the error before the paper was printed. This is why good proofreaders should be adored and richly rewarded.

A brief survey of embarrassing production errors I was part of at my college paper:

Referring to Sherman Alexie as "Alexie Sherman" in a cover teaser

Not catching a page designer's sensitive cutline -- "Oh my leaking heart" -- for a photo of a young man with a congenital heart defect

And the classic ... getting the date on the paper wrong (many, many times)

Posted by Kalakalot | July 29, 2008 6:06 PM

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