Behind the Scenes at the Journal Sentinel
O. Ricardo Pimentel: Hey guys, why don't you take a seat.
Cary Spivak: We'd prefer to stand.
Dan Bice: Um...yeah, we'll stand.
ORP: Are you sure?
CS: Yeah, we're sure.
DB: What he says.
ORC: Um...okay, if you'd rather...
CS & DB: We're together on this.
DB: Jinx! Buy me a Coke!
CS: Damn you!
ORP: Heh heh, yeah, that's funny.
DB: We do that all the time!
CS: At least, ever since I said we would.
ORP: Yeah...um...yeah...okay...well...Listen, I wanted to run something past you two.
CS: We don't write alone. We're a team.
ORP: No, no, it's nothing like that.
CS: Just so we're clear....
ORP: No...I got ya'. It's nothing like that. In fact, I want to leverage off your reputation and expand what you do into a new venue.
DB: Ooooh! Ooooh! Are we gonna be on Sykes' show?
CS: SHUSH! What did I tell you?
ORP: I wish! No...that's not it at all. I want you to start a blog.
DB: A what?
ORP: A blog.
ORP: A blog.
CS: What the hell is that?
ORP: A web log. It's a way of sharing your opinions on a more regular basis.
DB: Ooooh...that sounds good.
CS: Shut up!
ORP: Gene has one.
ORP: Gene...Gene Kane.
CS: Sorry...you lost us.
ORP: Eugene Kane. About yay high, close shaved head, glasses...
DB: Still totally lost.
ORP: The black guy.
DB & CS: Oh yeah! Him!
CS: Jinx! Buy me a...
ORP: STOP! Anyway...yeah, him...either way, he has one. Seems to have worked out well for him. Lets him share his thoughts outside of his regular column and all.
CS: You paying by the word for this, or by column?
ORP: Well...um...there's no more pay in it. Just a way for you two to...
CS: I don't like these "blog" things.
DB: It might not be such a bad idea...
CS: Shut it!
ORP: As I was saying, it's just a way for you two to express yourselves outside of the normal column. No editors, no...
CS: Whatever we want to say?
DB: About anything?
ORP: Sure...within reason.
CS: I hate blogs.
ORP: Well, y'know, I don't think that's the best approach...
DB: I hate blogs too!
ORP: Listen, I'm not sure that's going to make your blog the most popular...
CS: Do you know who we are? If we hate blogs, then everyone should hate blogs!
ORP: Well, I appreciate your view on this, but it seems that you could attract more readers if...
DB: We should write a blog about just how crappy blogs are!
CS: I was thinking the same thing! Jinx!
DB: Hey! You didn't say it!
CS: No! No! I was thinking it! That counts!
ORP: If that's what you want to do, that's fine, but I'm not sure if...
CS: I HATE BLOGS!
DB: ME TOO!
ORP: Okay, if that's where you want to take this, but I'm not sure if that's the best route....
CS: I don't get it, but I hate it.
DB: When do we start?
ORP: Ummm...maybe we should talk more about this...
CS: NO! I hate blogs! I want to blog about how useless blogs are!
DB: I agree! But Cary, don't you think we should...
CS: Shuuuuut it.
DB: I hate blogs!
ORP: (Good lord, I hope they can't remember their passwords)