Monthly Archives: September 2014

Long line of bachelors and serial marriage

When George Clooney wed Amal Alamuddin in September 2014, The Washington Post, which normally is fairly well edited, published this on-line headline, as well as emailing it out to thousands of subscribers:

George Clooney wedding: the last of the eligible bachelors to marry Amal Alamuddin

Not only did the Washington Post have this as their on-line headline, they also emailed the same headline out to thousands of subscribers.

From this, we can conclude that:

  • The Washington Post has only one editor for both their website and their mailing lists, and that one person does not know how to read.
  • The Washington Post, in addition to their recent announcement about ending many pension benefits, also dismissed anyone who knew anything about copy-editing.
  • Least likely: Amal Alamuddin really has married a string of eligible bachelors.

The Washington Post didn’t even acknowledge my questions about the headline.

For those who find sprinkling undercomplex

Do you want to have a lawn so green, it glows green in the dark? But do you find the simple challenge of turning on a faucet to water the lawn insufficiently challenging?

Then get the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller! Which apparently supports up to eight zones, since one or six are not enough, and is Wi-Fi compatible. Not available for drought-stricken California, which has other priorities.

Rachio smart sprinkler controller

Yes, you can now use your iPhone to turn your sprinkler on and off. Apparently, you can even have eight zones of sprinklerdom. Available in French, too, but probably not California