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Poking Fun at Editors Like Me

cwa Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 5:33 AM
Herman Cain said America needs to lighten up and get a sense of humor. I distrust those that cannot laugh and I fear those that cannot laugh at themselves.

In my annual pre-April-15 joke columns for 2009 and 2010 I poked fun at accountants, psychiatrists, and others, so it's time to point the finger at myself by assaulting editors. Question: How many editors does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Only one, but first he has to rewire the entire building. Question: How many copy editors does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Please clarify—do you mean "put in a different light bulb" or "put a new diaper on a light bulb"?

Before the current newspaper depression, editors were often well-paid. One editor, about to retire,...