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Zoo family portait

Zoo family portait

Originally uploaded by hjoew

Back at the Cincinnati Zoo, I got a photo taken with some of the family.

Fun Thoughts & Observations

Hummers are back! (Bet you’re happy.)

Hummers are back at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve in Groesbeck (Colerain Township, near Cincinnati).

This sign is proof why it is always a good idea to run anything written publicly by the sickest, most twisted, perverted minds before releasing it. Otherwise you might get people buying those $5 annual park passes for exactly the wrong reason. Meanwhile, though, I find it pretty funny. HUMMERS!

Fun Journalism New Media

Crisis communication comedy

I joined a class this morning on crisis communication for non-profits. There were some good tidbits from the lecture. I was able to get glean some useful information from the talk, and even got the slides from the presentation afterward.

Here it is:

I mostly like what was said, aside from the “never talk off the record” part and no mention of “never lying” to a reporter, which is something I think people fall into a lot.

At the end of the class we were asked to role play a crisis situation discussion with a member of the media. The person I’m working with runs a small private school and the scenario we came up with a child was picked up by an authorized person, namely a parent who did not have custody, and was now missing. I played the reporter. We decided to keep it light (after hearing a class full of people take it seriously).

Thoughts & Observations

This is the kind of crime I can really get into…

An electronic street sign in Texas warns impending doom!
An electronic street sign in Texas warns of impending doom!

I know they say this is a crime and everything and that people’s lives could have been in danger because signs do such an important public service and all… but this is hilarious:

Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of “zombies ahead.”

via Road signs warn of zombies |

Hat tip to Miss Print.