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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Anatomy of a news story

The collapse of an ice sculpture that the ShadowLands linked to today found its way onto tonight's edition of Australia's Channel 9 News.

There are videos of this on youtube that are at least 12 months old. We therefore surmise that the news professionals at Channel 9 have followed the lead of Australia's undisputed best source of ice-sculpture collapsing news - The ShadowLands.

Stay reading the ShadowLands, folks, there are plenty more scoops where that one came from.


blogstrop said...

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a Wong-ish visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is ETS-mandatus, kink of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Margo's Maid said...

Jeez, 'strop - a classic by one of the romantic poets is my guess. I don't recall many of them making references to Wong, however.

Anonymous said...

There you go MM,
one more strike like this and you have reason to charge the blighters for services rendered.

Once may be coincident, twice? doubt it!

Actually I think you may just be devious enough to set them up!?

Will you? will you? Please!