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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 14, 2017, 01:45:26 PM »
1. We all know what photo captions are, right? And most of us are aware that they belong as close as possible to the photo they're describing. For many photo captions lately, someone at The Record disagrees.

On the front page of today's sports section, the lead photo is a large shot taken at last night's Yankees/Astros ALCS Game 1. Its caption is placed below a lot of writing from two stories, the ACLS schedule and some large, bold-faced statistics. It's over 3 inches from the photo that it's desperately trying to describe, but less than 1.5 inches from a hockey game photo.


2. Speaking of captions,

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The dullest generic caption occurs when more than one person is shown. The first person is mentioned and it always says that the second person "looks on" - a meaningless/useless phrase that shows not a drop of thought or imagination. They've used it quite a bit lately.............let's see how long it takes before that little gem pops up again (remember a Beatles' song called, "It Won't Be Long"?).

It took 8 days.............longer than I thought.

Nine days later, they doubled up on the vapid vacuity (redundancy intentional) in two articles ON THE SAME PAGE, with one story on top of the other:

a. Without mentioning any other people in the picture (it could have simply stated that the two managers were meeting with the umpiring crew, it just says that the managers "looked on". That's it? Looked on what? Usually, that idiotic phrase is used after some other person or action is mentioned.

b. This time, it's only one manager who.......... all together now............"looks on".  The caption claims that this occurred during batting practice - and maybe it did - but it's just a shot of the manager. There's not a speck of batting practice imagery to be seen in it.

These are both empty-headed, say-nothing captions.

So, until next time............


3. Can we all agree that relief pitchers follow starters in a baseball game? That's super-basic stuff, but this caption says that manager Joe Girardi is doing the relieving.

Strange thing for a former catcher to do.

For the record (and for The Record)..........Chad Green relieved Severino.


4. Somebody needs a reminder to not leave out any words.


 
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: New(?) Historic(?) local Medical Center
« Last post by Homer Jones on October 13, 2017, 07:18:39 PM »
Why not find some guy willing to kick in 10 mill and name it after him or her.  The _____.  ___ Regional Medical Center. End of problem.
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: New(?) Historic(?) local Medical Center
« Last post by BLeafe on October 13, 2017, 04:29:14 PM »
"NEW Bergen Pines"! It keeps the "New", loses the "Bridge", sounds fresh and spiffy (and slightly crazy).


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: New(?) Historic(?) local Medical Center
« Last post by ericmartindale on October 13, 2017, 04:00:40 PM »
I got a great name for Bergen Regional Medical Center.  How about "Bergen Pines".
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Hackensack Discussion / Water pipe work on the side of my building (Ward & Union)
« Last post by BLeafe on October 12, 2017, 04:56:34 PM »
1. What a big chunk out of two streets looks like from above

2. I have no idea why the police car's hood has wood.

3. "Hello, AAA? My car's hood has wood."

4,5. Drain & flush

6. The Second Reformed Church now has double fire protection. BTW - there's only one new hydrant left in front of my building to adopt. Don't get shut out - get yours today!


Click to enlarge:



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Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Cloud with a sundog
« Last post by BLeafe on October 12, 2017, 04:38:26 PM »
Look it up.

Click it.


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I've never seen a punk cloud before.

Click it.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 12, 2017, 01:14:57 PM »
1. Egad! Even the editorial page isn't immune.

2. New word: "hoered"

3. Missing word" "one"

4,5. It's bad enough when an entire quote is essentially repeated immediately following the same quote, but the repeat quotes are slightly re-written. Is this to fill space and maybe no one will notice?
By the way -  these same, nearly-identical double errors came from two different articles on the same page...........and both were written by the same, highly-respected writer (who I doubt made the errors).



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Hackensack History / Re: From the Second Reformed Church photo archives......
« Last post by Editor on October 11, 2017, 10:20:07 PM »
These are great. Thanks Bob.
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