If you let one (truant student) run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em? Let them go too?Houston judge Lanny Moriarty • On his decision to sentence a 17-year-old honor student, who (since her parents divorced and both skipped town) has had to work both a full and a part time job just to support two siblings, to spend a day in jail, after she missed school recently. Diane Tran, who also takes dual-credit college-level courses, says that she’s often so tired that she finds it difficult to wake up for school. But that didn’t sway Moriarty, who chose to make an example of Tran. If you think this sucks, we direct you to this Change.org petition.
joshsternberg says: I started an "Unnecessary Journalism Phrases" tumblr. (I can't put links in the Ask Box) Feel free to submit some of your favorites!
» SFB says: Great idea! We think a related topic would be news stories’ unnecessary descriptions of obvious things. For example, from that epic Nicolas Cage quote we reblogged last night, the story included this phrase: “A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack.” Everyone submit your ideas to Josh’s blog! — Ernie @ SFB
» A really clichéd calling card: While not giving much away, the use of UseHipster.com appears to be ironic. Some might even say … detached. All that exists is a startup page of an aerial urban image that changes based on your proximity to NYC or San Francisco (or Atlanta or Chicago … The Washington Post lied! – thanks lemonpeelclock) – the
two cities where whatever idea they have is going to launch. ”I think we might have perfected the viral ‘Coming Soon’ page,” said founder Doug Ludlow, who is wrong.