“The Winter Olympics are over you know.”
His not-so-subtle way of telling me that my last Buzz article was old.
He’s right of course (he’s the boss, which makes him always right, but even if he wasn’t, he’d still be right, just not always).
“Shutup,” I said.
In my head. Cuz he’s the boss.
“You’re right,” I said. “I have failed living up to the standards set by this fine organization. I will immediately rectify the situation, and I assure you that this complete collapse of journalistic responsibility required of even the most junior members of our esteemed establishment will never, ever happen again. I wish for you to significantly decrease my remuneration until I have adequately proven my diligence in not putting up old sh*t.”
Also in my head. Cuz yeah right.
What I actually did say was “Yeah. I know, sorry. It’s old. I’ll fix it.”
After all, the Buzz should be buzzing! New, fresh, now, next, tomorrow, FUTURE! (FUTURE!, future! future..)
That was an echo.
So, in the spirit of NEW, FRESH and FUTURE, and because I’m a smart ass, I filled this Buzz with nothing but old sh*t.
(Don’t worry. It’s all cool old stuff.)
Enjoy this trip down memory lane.
INSANE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING ACROBATS (1930s?)
FIVE INSANE MEN STANDING UNDER A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION (1957)
ONLY EXISTING FOOTAGE OF THE TITANIC (at least according to the title)
THE ONLY KNOWN VIDEO OF MARK TWAIN – SHOT BY THOMAS EDISON!
CONEY ISLAND c. 1940
and NEW YORK CITY in COLOR (1939)