Monday, January 10, 2011

Atlanta Cancellations As of 9 A.M: 2,550

There have been 2,550 flights canceled in Atlanta as of 9 a.m.

[Newspapers used to pad out columns of type inside the paper that were a few lines short with trivial fillers of information. One I remember in particular from the defunct Philadelphia Bulletin when I worked there in the late 70s had the headline: No Blood in Ants over a story that consisted entirely of this sentence: Ants have no blood.

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