As my tipster says:
Or, if not a copy editor, at least someone doing page design in the classified section who’s paying just the slightest bit of attention to the content of the comic that’s running on a black-and-white page.
His tip is a result of this cute little syndicated feature that ran lately among the classifieds in the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y.
Let’s zoom in and sharpen the bit with all the text.
Yep. That’s a color graphic that explains how newspapers print color comics. And it was printed in black and white.
Thanks much to my tipster, who’s sent me several of these things now. You’ve got a good eye there, dude.
You know who else needs copy editors? Local TV news operations. Chicago’s WMAQ-TV in particular. And other local TV news operations. And Baseball jersey manufacturers. And Kansas State University. And the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals (boy, do they need a copy editor). And Fox Sports. And college athletic department ticket offices. And the Virginia general assembly. And college alumni magazines. And pharmacies. And the makers of Sudafed. And Borders bookstore. And Tea Party candidates. And city and county Boards of Elections. And government agencies. And South African traffic cops. And Google Newsâ€™ â€˜bots. And billboard companies. And sign painters.Â And rubber stamp designers. And restaurants, breakfast joints, Chinese restaurants and cake decorators. And South Africa’s New Age newspaper. And Dublin’s Sunday Business Post. And the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times (Hey! A repeat offender!), the Virginian-Pilot, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinoisian, CNN and Time magazine. And newspapers in the U.K. And drive-in movie theater managers. And Home Depot and manufacturers of â€œhoodies.â€ And T-shirt designers.Â And road paving contractors.