3 days ago
Friday, April 15, 2011
Yet another thing I just love about living on Long Island: We have a serial killer, or perhaps even more than one. It's not bad enough that this crazy island is home to people who drive like maniacs, people whose accents make my ears hurt, and freakin' Mets fans, but now there's a serial killer on the loose, too.
In related news, at the Copyeditors Needed Now offices, there's an idiot on the loose. I get what that idiot was trying to say--that aerial imaging was being used in investigating the serial killings. But that line of text could have been written better because as it stands now, it looks like aerial imaging was used in the actual serial killings--as if one of these poor victims died due to aerial imaging as opposed to dying from strangulation.
I get that headlines on the web have a character limit and that writers are pretty limited in what they can fit into the one line of text they're allotted for that headline, but I really feel like the writer could have done a little better thinking up some text that wasn't so misleading and silly-sounding...