Wednesday, May 27, 2009
No, the replacement does not involve a monkey getting spanked
One of my work duties involves checking over the magazine's home page for typos and bad links.
This morning, as I poked around the site looking for problems, I got to a promo blurb for a report on "network chokepoints" -- that is, places on a computer network where applications grind to a halt. This was illustrated with a photo of a man's hand around the neck of a (rubber) chicken, choking it.
Yes, he was choking the chicken.
I stared at it awhile, in disbelief.
The following IM conversation followed:
Me: Um ... did you pick the art for the home page for the chokepoint story?
Editor: Yes. Bottleneck, chokepoint.
Me: Have you heard the expression "choking the chicken"? 'Cause I must say it's the first thing that came to mind.
Editor: No ... should I have heard it? Lemme Google.
Editor: Hmmm ... Well.
Me: What, you were never in junior high school?
(Postscript: She changed it. Immediately.)