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amNY Watch: Using the Thesaurus Function

From today’s amNewYork:

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tamp [tamp] – v. 1. to force in or down by repeated, rather light, strokes: He tamped the tobacco in his pipe. 2. (in blasting) to fill (a drilled hole) with earth or the like after the charge has been inserted.

No. I don’t think that works here.

Also, I don’t think most readers of amNewYork have ever even heard the word “tamp.”

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amNY Watch: Stupidity Never Takes a Vacation

From today’s amNewYork:

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Hey, you know what’s a great way to learn about a neighborhood? Interview someone who HASN’T LIVED THERE FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS!

Also, it would help if you KNEW THE NAME OF THE PERSON YOU’RE INTERVIEWING.

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amNY Watch: Dyslexic Headline Writers of the World Unite!

In today’s amNewYork:

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Um, the Dow was up 286 points yesterday. It even says so in the first sentence of the article.

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amNY Watch: “am” Stands For “another mistake”

amNewYork‘s TV writer apparently doesn’t watch enough TV.  

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I don’t exactly know how The CW is responsible for the cancellation of [the] The O.C., especially since the show aired on Fox.

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amNY Watch: Fare and Balanced

This doozy of a chart was in today’s am New York:

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Ahh, let’s see… where should I begin?Let’s start with the visual aspects of the chart. First of all, nobody puts 50 cents on a Metrocard. I know, this is kind of nit-picky of me, and you could technically put 50 cents on a Metrocard, but it wouldn’t get you jack squat.

Next, look at the fare hikes in 1986, 1990, and 1992. They’re shown in the form of Metrocards. Except… Metrocards didn’t exist in 1986, 1990, or 1992. Ever hear of subway tokens? No? Oh, right, you’re from some crappy little town in the Midwest and came to the city to strike it rich as a journalist for a free daily.

Finally, the fares aren’t adjusted for inflation. You know what 1986’s $1.00 fare is in 2007 dollars? $1.94. You know what 1995’s $1.50 fare is in 2007 dollars? $2.05. We’re actually paying less for the subway now than we were twelve years ago. But am New York won’t tell you that, because their reporters don’t believe it things like “research” or “backstories.”

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amNY Watch: The Funniest Looking Peaches I’ve Ever Seen

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Did anyone – anyone – stop to look at this page in today’s am New York before it went to press and think, “hey, maybe we should reverse these two photos! It wouldn’t be that hard, and it would make a lot more sense?”

No, I think the reaction was closer to “ehhhhh… close enough.”

I’ve said it 44 times before, more or less: you get what you pay for.

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amNY Watch: Fossils are Good For You!

This article was in the health section of today’s am New York:

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The article describes how a museum in Japan has gotten its hands on a five million year old whale fossil. This, am New York infers, is good for your health. Or maybe bad for your health. Either way, you know, it’s totally health news.

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