Monday, December 19, 2016
Courthouse Lawn and a Rant
Kudos for keeping them lit all night. I wish the same was done with the Globe building a block away. If you grew up in a bright and colorful downtown Scranton at Christmas, it's sad to see it so dark now.
White/clear lights has been the bulb of choice here for the last several years. it's nice, but I'm old school. Go multi color. It adds warmth.
I usually go "photo heavy" toward the end of the year because things traditionally slow down in the news business at about this time. We have a phrase at the office: "Holiday Mode." It reminds me of another mode the great Craig Ferguson often used on the CBS "Late Late Show." Anyway, this doesn't appear to be a big Holiday Mode year. There is a lot going on
Speaking of the "Late Late Show," do yourself a favor and check out James Corden's Christmas karaoke with Mariah Carey. The editor deserves an Emmy. Having said that, no one did a pre Christmas show like David Letterman.
I've been going through the archives. This will be the 8th year for the "Top Ten" photo blog entries. I know. It seemed longer. The countdown starts later this week.
It's now official. The Electoral College has voted. Donald Trump wins. He is now officially the president-elect. I'm a stickler for a lot of things. This has nothing to do with politics or preference. I never call someone a president-elect until after the Electoral College votes. I've been writing stories that way since Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Stay warm. We'll talk later.
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