Out here in the far east LA community of Rosemead a few days ago there was quite a bit of clamor in a densely populated area, near schools when a loud explosion sounding like gunfire was heard. The area was sealed off and a search began. Much to everyones relief and chagrin it turned out to be a bic lighter exploding in the heat of the sun. Kinda of funny in retrospect. An editorial by Frank Girardot ran a couple of days later that made sense of the moment with a little humor which ran HERE.
What is funnier is that the mention of a zippo in the headline brought out what must have been a stern letter from Zippo’s counsel demanding a correction. The Star ran the clarification HERE.
What strikes me silly is that corporate counsel made some big money over a little error in a headline when they wrote that letter. I understand the implications in keeping information accurate, but to send a letter from the attorney when someone in their corporate office could have done it for the cost of a phone call? C’mon the guys at the Star are good guys and am certain they meant no harm and if given correct info in a call would have fixed it.
Just a little silliness to end your day. Some people have to work for their money, others just bill away.