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point that fucking finger up your ass [Jun. 11th, 2006|03:50 pm]
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Another graduation today, with a twist.
One of the teachers tripped on the way out of the school, fell hard on to concrete after tripping over a rather large crack in the walkway.
I'm watching the procession march out of the school toward the tent where the ceremony was held, and suddenly people are running in my direction shouting "get a paramedic."
In the words of that "poparatzo" from the simpsons episode about Bobo, Mr. Burns' bear, "What a scoop!"

I walked toward the woman who had fallen, surrounded by fellow teachers or administrators, and made a few frames from about 30 feet away. I walked a few steps closer as the paramedics got there, and moved to get the paramedic's face clearly in the frame--you know, people helping people and such. Still about twenty feet away, an administrator/teacher walked up to me to tell me that I didn't want to take that picture. About that time, hecklers in the crowd started shouting similar remarks, with a few derrogatory comments about the Daily News. I assumed they were not avid readers of our particular brand of uncaring, in-your-face-with-a-wide-angle-and-a-flash type of journalism. With any luck, I ruined their experience at the graduation ceremony. This makes me very interested in a story about the people who so passionately hate the Daily News, who shoot me dirty looks when they overhear that I shoot for the Daily News. But then again, I am sickly humored by provoking illogical and close-minded people...or I just find stupid people very amusing. Reductio ad absurdum sounds like ever so good a life motto for these times.

[User Picture]From: bcastoria
2006-06-12 12:51 pm (UTC)
funny how they don't scorn the paramedic for doing his/her job but they do you for doing yours.
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[User Picture]From: mitzierat
2006-06-13 02:51 am (UTC)
wow. i thought my paper was the only one that got hecklers, and i thought that was mainly because it's called the "republican-american." good to know there are others in the same boat.

"fuck 'em." i always say.
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[User Picture]From: anidiotstale
2006-06-13 06:08 am (UTC)
fuck 'em: exactly my thoughts.
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From: spamjee
2006-06-15 06:11 pm (UTC)
daily news in NY?? also, let me know if you plan to visit frisco at all!
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[User Picture]From: anidiotstale
2006-06-18 02:37 am (UTC)
Haha, no daily news in Newport, RI.
I still have my soul, black as it is.

I'll be back in california for my girlfriend's sister's wedding in july, but I don't know how many days I'll have off. I may get up SF, but I'm not sure at the moment. I'll let you know.
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