A Plea to the US News Media
PLEASE stop sending photogs out to shoot For Sale signs. Just run one of the other 4,000,000 recent for sale sign photos and save shareholders some gas money.
And for cripes sake, don't run the captions that the photog entered without letting a literate copy editor at it.
AP Photo: A sale sign stands sentry outside an unsold new, single-family home in east Denver on Sunday, March 16, 2008.
...stands sentry? I just threw up a little bit...
Tip: I know you all heard that active verbs are better, but signs -- like the Tuesday night sports editor -- don't do anything. They don't need active verbs until their alien masters order them to rise up against us. In the mean time, "For Sale sign, east denver, March 16, 2008" is more than enough.