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A despicable ‘journalist,’ a ‘crude’ way to grow muscles, gambling update, clown trouble and Shawshank: The update for Oct. 6.

There is so much wrong with the state of journalism these days. We have discussed it many times on the show and there have been posts here about it. People do not trust the media anymore, and frankly they shouldn’t.

The news that the Blue Jays “fan” who threw the beer on the field was a “journalist”  is just another nail in the coffin of the public trust in media.

The sad part? Are we surprised? What a sick, demented, twisted human being. The screamers and false opinion blowhards that now dominate the landscape are one thing. They are bad enough about creating headlines about themselves to foster clickbait.

This is something else entirely. The alleged beer thrower is Ken Pagan, a copy editor for a Toronto Sun paper.

I have been a copy editor. Worked with many of them. The majority are miserable little creatures who hate that they are not writers, believe they know more than everyone else and have little regard for common decency. They lament it is not their byline in the paper even though they believe they did all the work. They have a thirst for being known, because they are almost always anonymous.

They have zero lives outside of scrutinizing the work of others. So when they do get a day off, they usually spend it at a sporting event, getting drunk and acting like fools. So this comes as no shock.

(Slight disclaimer: Not all of them. A lot that I worked with were good people. Especially those who are reading this, because we are still friends. But there are many of my former colleagues I could see doing something this despicable and have zero interest in ever communicating with again).

The shame bell is not enough for this waste of human flesh. He insists the police have it wrong, so we will hold out that one possibility. His colleagues say it is completely out of character. If that is indeed the case, we will issue an apology and destroy the Toronto police. But as Tom Reagan said in Miller’s Crossing, “nobody knows anybody. Not that well.”

And if he did it, he should be banished to an island with these effed up scary clowns and violated by all of them, Shawshank Boggs/the sisters style.

A lot coming…So stay tuned. We will have a couple extra posts today, including the debut of fantasy rankings from A.J. Hoffman. The site is really blowing up. If you think you have something worth contributing, email me at If you wish to advertise, hit me up at the same address. You will reach over 1,000 people a day and the cost is minimal. Thanks to all of you for making this a big success.

Super Coog: Here is a great read from the Washington Post on UH quarterback Greg Ward, Jr. Worth your time. Ward is probably my favorite UH player of all time.

Big addition: The Texans will need all hands on deck Sunday against a really good Vikings team. It appears a critical piece will return.

Gambling update: No play on the NFL tonight but would lean under if you feel you have to do something. Also mildly intrigued by Louisiana Tech getting 2.5 at home against Western Kentucky.

Oiling up: Kids, do not try this at home. Sure, you might look good, but when your dingus falls off, don’t come crying to us.

And finally, clowns again…This menace is now affecting the innocent. See what you have done, clowns?


I can see this speech for when Jays fan boy goes to prison:

“I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.”

Warden Norton, Shawshank Redemption

3 Comments on A despicable ‘journalist,’ a ‘crude’ way to grow muscles, gambling update, clown trouble and Shawshank: The update for Oct. 6.

  1. I’m crushed. I loved all our fellow copy editors (well…okay… ALMOST ALL). It’s still my favorite job. But great job!


  2. Keep the good stuff coming, Fred! -Julian


  3. Stephane Pichette // October 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm // Reply

    This is yellow journalism. The ‘suspect’ in question is NOT guilty. He is a character guy..and will be owed an apology from Toronto Police.


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