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01 September 2005

After the Hurricane: nuances of cutlines

AP - Tue Aug 30,11:31 AM ET
A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

AFP/Getty Images - Tue Aug 30, 3:47 AM ET
Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana.(AFP/Getty Images/Chris Graythen)


A pal filched these photographs and their photo captions from Yahoo News. The one on the left (I hope -- image posting on Vleeptron is still not an exact science) has one man, the one on the right has a woman and a man. The solo's photo and caption are from the Associated Press.
The couple's photo and caption are credited to Agence-France Press.

Print/newspaper journalists call a photo caption a "cutline." (TV journalists call it "a word thing.") I've run both cutlines "stet" -- editor's word for "just exactly as we got it, no changes."

The Kiddie Game was called "What's Wrong With This Picture?" Here on Vleeptron, today's game is called "What's Wrong With These Cutlines?"

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We were taught in Sunday School that when your city runs out of food, God prefers everybody to starve to death.


Blogger pat's pub said...

Quivi sospiri, pianti e alti guai
risonavan per l'aere sanza stelle,
per ch'io al cominciar ne lagrimai.

Diverse lingue, orribili favelle,
parole di dolore, accenti d'ira,
voci alte e fioche, e suon di man con elle

facevano un tumulto, il qual s'aggira
sempre in quell'aura sanza tempo tinta,
come la rena quando turbo spira.

E io ch'avea d'error la testa cinta,
dissi: «Maestro, che è quel ch'i' odo?
e che gent'è che par nel duol sì vinta?».

Ed elli a me: «Questo misero modo
tegnon l'anime triste di coloro
che visser sanza 'nfamia e sanza lodo.

Mischiate sono a quel cattivo coro
de li angeli che non furon ribelli
né fur fedeli a Dio, ma per sé fuoro.

Caccianli i ciel per non esser men belli,
né lo profondo inferno li riceve,
ch'alcuna gloria i rei avrebber d'elli».

E io: «Maestro, che è tanto greve
a lor, che lamentar li fa sì forte?».
Rispuose: «Dicerolti molto breve.

Questi non hanno speranza di morte
e la lor cieca vita è tanto bassa,
che 'nvidiosi son d'ogne altra sorte.

Fama di loro il mondo esser non lassa;
misericordia e giustizia li sdegna:
non ragioniam di lor, ma guarda e passa».

Blogger Bob Merkin said...

Is that Dante? Is Dante singing about The Blues, about Melancholia?

Cool! Grazie!

Now I will take 23 aspirin and try to translate this!

Anonymous Jim Olson said...

This disaster was man-made.

Certainly, the hurricane was a natural disaster. But the slowness of the response, the lack of planning and a plan FOUR YEARS after 9/11 to be able to evacuate a city, the lack of a plan to transport the poor and vehicle-less out of a major metropolitan area, the cutting of the funding for the Army Corps of Engineers levee program, and the President's callous disdain and distant are all man-made.

I feel the pain and suffering and death as if there was a "disturbance in the force".

Our Government is truly evil. 51% of the American People are now getting the President they voted for.


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