October 31, 2005

Media Studies pop quiz.

Media Guy at Ad Age has a pretty funny Media Studies pop quiz, featuring, among other things, a question about Pajamas Media. (Irrelevant side point: I just did a radio show in my pajamas!) Anyway, I'm still laughing a lot about the Pajamas Media question:
Influential blogger Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame, has just joined start-up Pajamas Media, a network of 70 blogs. The name was chosen because:

A. -Black Socks and Stained Boxer Shorts Media was too unwieldy.

B. -I’m Now Too Fat to Fit Into My One Suit Media was too depressing.

C. -I’ve Got BBQ Sauce and Guacamole on My Tie Media was too gross.

D. -Glenn Reynolds Sleeps Naked Media was too disturbing.
This is my favorite question though:
Now that The New York Times has turned on one of its own—Judith “WMD” Miller—who’s next?
A. -Will Shortz, longtime puzzle editor, for his failure to anticipate the rising sudoku insurgency.

B. -Times Magazine “Funny Pages” comic artist Chris Ware, for being such a sad sack and total downer, man.

C. -The entire “Styles” staff, for clashing with Maureen Dowd’s pumps.

D. -Howell Raines, who, it turns out, still works at the Times—but now in the mailroom (it’s just way too hard to fire people, what with all the union rules and stuff) and always hangs on to Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s L.L. Bean catalog for like a week before delivering it, which is so totally annoying.
Hey, Chris Ware really is such a sad sack and total downer, isn't he?! Why do I find the idea of turning on him of all people so hilarious? It would just be so inappropriate. But leave Will Shortz alone! I love Will Shortz. And you know I hate shorts.

7 comments:

Neil said...

If Will Shortz is going to get in trouble with the Times it should be for being lazy with the clue -- Hebrew Month: Adar -- which seems to be in every other puzzle. C'mon, change the month already!

Dave said...

The comment thread on that "I hate shorts" post is just plain odd.

And for the record: I wear shorts and sandals. And I'm proud of it.

somross said...

Chris Ware is Debbie Downer (and I think the whole NYTimes Magazine - not the paper - has been getting grimmer for a few years now). It makes me feel old and as though I don't get NY anymore. Will Shortz, on the other hand, makes me happy. But the authors have used Esai (Morales) and Etui (needle case) even more than Adar. Sudoku? It's numbers, for crying out loud!

somross said...

Chris Ware is Debbie Downer (and I think the whole NYTimes Magazine - not the paper - has been getting grimmer for a few years now). It makes me feel old and as though I don't get NY anymore. Will Shortz, on the other hand, makes me happy. But the authors have used Esai (Morales) and Etui (needle case) even more than Adar. Sudoku? It's numbers, for crying out loud!

knoxgirl said...

only a masochist could like that sudoku crap

knoxgirl said...

and only a masochist would bring up that shorts thread again*



*though I enjoy any/all posts about fashion

Lawrence said...

To be sure, while Ann may have just done a radio show in her pajamas, she has declined to join the Pajamas Media group.

A BOB nomination for Audible Althouse, a quote in Wired Magazine, last minute calls to do radio shows - wow our illustrious blogger/podcaster is becoming the go-to person for quotes and commentary on things bloggy and legal.

I just hope this does not detract from blogging time!