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Sunday, May 23, 2021

In journalistic jargon, a think-piece is defined thusly:

noun - an article analyzing and giving the background of a news event, often with the author’s opinions and forecast for the future.

There’s no shortage of such in-depth scribbling being produced nowadays; some of the best examples are curated at Longform.org and other sites. But I never hear the term “think-piece” used. The only time I’m ever reminded of the label is when it’s mentioned in a ’70s movie I’m watching. Probably because of that, it does strike me as a dated phrase, sort of retro-mod-newspeakish. Nevertheless, maybe it’s due for a revival, both in name and strict form.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 05/23/2010 01:17pm
Category: History, Publishing, Wordsmithing
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old lineIt somehow completely passed me by that “Jenn” from Versus’ sports-talk roundtable show “The Daily Line” is none other than Jenn Sterger. That’s the same Jenn Sterger who was thrust into fame four years ago, as the FSU Cowgirl.

She looks different nowadays. And not just because she tends to wear more clothes on Versus than she did at Seminoles games. She’s a lot more tan now, for one. I also think her face looks significantly different. It has been four years; some physical changes aren’t out of the question. Also keep in mind that Sterger hasn’t been shy about plastic surgery in the past, including breast enhancement and reduction. I don’t know if she’s moved onto facial reconstruction now, but it would explain why (to me) she doesn’t look like the same cowgirl of old.

None of which compels me to watch “Line”. No amount of host remodeling makes that talking-head noise any more palatable.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 05/23/2010 12:16pm
Category: Florida Livin', Sports, TV, Women
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