Good night, and good luck

2:45 EST, 11:45 PST, 7:45 GMT

Well, that was fun.

I’m going out on a limb here, but I feel safe in celebrating the fact that we’ve just pulled off the first live blog from a collection of corporate cubicles that went out to a grand total of zero readers. All while defying the ominous presence of a daily deadline.

Scoff if you will, but that’s not an easy trick to turn.

Here’s one last nugget for the road, contained in a stupefying college basketball lede that actually crossed our desk late tonight:

“University of X senior forward Angela Rimjob grabbed College Z’s missed 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded, solidifying the Raging Cocktwisters 68-62 win over the Frigid Fatales on Friday at Memorial Fieldhouse.”

Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The rest is preserved in its singular glory.

Good night, no one.

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5 responses to “Good night, and good luck

  1. what the heck does the term ‘lede’ mean. Reader number 215679834

  2. Lede is actually an anachronistic reference to the “lead” or first paragraph of the story. I’m too lazy right now to look up the actual origin of its use, but it has something to do with typesetting and, I think, a need not to confuse the “lead” of the story with the “lead” metal typeset.

    Of course, I could be totally full of shit here. Mr. Waddell, are you able to impart a little insight?

  3. Oh yes, congratulations Mr. Waddell, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Three-Finger on your first live blogging on deadline experiment. I’m sure I would have enjoyed following it on real time, had I been at home and sober.

  4. Ruth Etters, you were drunk? And not home with your loving husband offering devotions to the good Lord?
    I can only pray that you were at church and perhaps a bit tipsy on communion wine.

  5. Go ahead and gloat about spinning such tripe on the corporate dime. It will only be a matter of time before King Z steps up behind you and discovers you playing on the Internet instead of propping up his pathetic hires.

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