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“That his first article concerned alcohol is no accident of history”


Is a line that can now appear in my obituary. (And the article’s about vodka no less.) In addition to writing articles, my duties at The Raw Story will include pulling and titling links to wire stories. They won’t be under my byline, but I have a feeling you’ll be able to tell which ones are mine.

I’ll still be writing here, though, as my job doesn’t entail the kind of editorializing I’m incapable of not doing. As a matter of fact, I’ll still be here when my other other gig starts on the 15th. (But more on that later.)

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  • While you’re there, perhaps you could tell them that that “onswipe” iPad theme they got from somewhere is evil and should be flushed down the toilet.

    • Lee Rudolph

      No, no, it’s an asswipe that gets flushed down the toilet!

  • Barry Freed

    Congratulations on the gig(s). I haven’t made the Raw Story a regular stop in a while but I’ll be checking it out now.

  • Bill Murray

    puling and titling links to wire stories

    A job where you get to whine, whimper and title. There’s good eating in that

  • Leeds man

    Just for the gigs and titles. Congrats!

  • Caroline Abbott

    *quickly adds The Raw Story to her RSS feed*

    Congratulations — more people get to enjoy your writing!

  • I am jealous of the person who writes your obituary.

    • comptr0ller


  • LeeEsq

    This policy makes no sense. If you are banning discrimination because of gender and sexuality than transgenderism should obviously be included.

  • oldster

    I take it that “puling” is a portmanteau for “mewling and puking,” cf.:

    All the world’s a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
    Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.

    • SEK

      No, just a now-corrected typo. I’m working on a tiny little laptop, and my eyes are such that I can’t tell one “l” from three sometimes.

      • oldster

        “My laptops too small! My eyes are too dim!”

        Stop puling!

    • Bill Murray

      puling is a word that means whining and whimpering

  • efgoldman

    …my job doesn’t entail the kind of editorializing I’m incapable of not doing.

    Wait, what?
    A triple double negative with a full twist?
    Man, where were you when I was in school?
    (The correct answer is: not even a gleam in your daddy’s eye.)

    • SEK

      Degree of difficulty is an underrated factor of negation.

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    • Hogan

      They’re very polite, the Japanese, but they don’t read too well.

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