Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Solon, farewell

In his column this week (available soon at www.billingsnews.com; keep checking back!), Roger Clawson noodles a bit about the term "solon." He writes that his favorite use of the term was in a story that said, “Solons Loom!”

Presumably, Mr. Clawson never read the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press during the 1980s, when a promising young editor wrote an entire editorial about the end of the Texas legislative session just so he could print this headline: "Solons, it's been good to know you."

This is, of course, the same Herald-Press that once printed this immortal headline: "County rain falls 12 inches short." And the same Herald-Press that had a wall lined with fractured headlines that included what is still my all-time favorite sports headline, above a story about a basketball game between two parochial schools: "Christ the King raps Crusaders."

1 comment:

Eric said...

David - there's no easy way to say this, but I think the easiest way to improve your paper would be to get rid of Clawson's column -

I've heard that from more than one person - it's not just me -