Monday, September 26, 2005

O, Lynne Truss!

Ugh, I haven't been able to blog all day because of technology trouble (on Blogger's end, not mine, for once).

But here's a start:

I laughed (out loud!) at this news release from Baylor University about Lynne Truss speaking on campus when I got to the graf about sponsor levels:
Lecture sponsors include Clark, Central National Bank and the Waco Tribune-Herald at the Managing Editors' level, and Ted and Sue Getterman, Bill and Kathy Wardlaw, Baylor Department of Journalism, Community Bank & Trust, Wells Fargo Bank and the Waco Hilton at the Copy Editors' level.
Way to represent, lowly copy editors!

Truss has a new book coming out in November, and she's sweeping across the U.S. Here are some dates.

Her new book is "Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door." And, in a fun coincidence, there's a mistake in the title at


At 7:11 PM, September 26, 2005, Blogger Bill said...

A bloody rude question: Is this some sort of benefit, or did it take that many august institutions to pay Lynne's honorarium?

At 10:35 PM, September 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Does that mean the copy editors' level is the 2nd highest? Wonder what the News, City and Lifestyles editors have to say about that...or the assitant editors...or the reporters...or the janitors.

As a former Waco-Tribune Herald copy editor, this had me rollin' on the floor.

At 12:52 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Nicole said...

"Proceeds from the lecture will benefit the Crouch Fine Arts Library."

There's no telling what her honorarium is, but I'd bet it's not cheap.


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