STAFF BLOG UND HOCKEY Frattin makes Leafs; Porter on Blues
Hobey Baker finalist Matt Frattin has made the Toronto Maple Leafs and will play on either the first or second line Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The Leafs made their final cuts on Mo... Posted on 10/3/11 at 3:35 PM
Heads literally rolled in the journalism community with last week’s announcement of a controversial writing style change.
Language is constantly evolving, with words coming and going to reflect the modern-day usage and way we speak. Hence our relatively new ability to use the word “literally” to say something that isn’t actually true, such as “my brain literally exploded thinking about the insanity of using saying this clearly defined word to mean figuratively.”
In its own weird way, the plot of 1987 film "RoboCop" has become the perfect analogy for the sorry state of the movie industry in 2014 – an industry that’s more than willing to suck the humanity and meaning out of the original ideas and characters that we used to see at the theater, increasingly replacing them with remakes, reboots and sequels that often are a mere shell of the original concept.
Like it or not, we’ll all say goodbye to an illuminating object in 2014.
Starting Jan. 1, the 40- and 60-watt versions of incandescent light bulbs – the most popular bulbs in America – will no longer be made, the result of energy efficiency changes by the government.
There’s something about America’s 14th-largest city that makes me appreciate the 245th. By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to San Francisco, armed with a California-themed playlist and an impossibly ambitious list of things to do for the next four days.
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