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“We regret the omission”

This is very old news, but I only found out yesterday: in 2004 the Lexington Herald Leader printed a formal correction notice: “It has come to the editor’s attention that the Herald-Leader neglected to cover the civil rights movement. We regret the omission.” My first reaction was to blow coffee all over the papers (all […]

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How to communicate?

Businessweek has run an article on Communicating with Twentysomethings. Ignoring the truly awful term “EmpowerME generation” for one second (at least the author didn’t use “iPod generation“, I suppose) it lays out five rules for effectively managing those of us born between 1978 and 1988. Four of the rules are essentially cleverly named (“Don’t assign, […]

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“Kiss those sausage McMuffins goodbye”

Check out boycottmcdonalds.com, a treasure trove of stupidity, illiteracy and, er, McMuffins. The comments are all kinds of dumb. There’s mathematical genius: “3 kids 2 adults will now go to a competitor. If we all do this, the numbers will add up.”* Moral relativism: “No Big Mac is worth the moral compromise of agreeing with […]

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NOTHING

Screaming capital letters in a statement from the usually sombre Bank of England? Really? The complete statement presumably read: “There’s NOTHING we can do to stop prices rising!!!111!!!!!eleven OMGFGPONIES”. Muppets.

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Lewisham: thinks different

The Telegraph’s Shane Richmond decided to get his new iPhone in Lewisham: I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at Lewisham shopping centre, in south east London, at 6.15 in the morning, but it certainly wasn’t to find the centre deserted, barred and locked. I started wondering how embarrassing it would be to […]

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