The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 October 2004

The kid stays out of the picture

I am indeed blessed: not only did the Oklahoma Gazette render all my quotes accurately, but mindful of space (or taste) considerations, they snipped out my photo.

Besides, Michael Bates is much better-looking.

(The Gazette puts only a fraction of the complete article online, so you'll have to snag a copy of the dead-tree version to, as the phrase goes, Read The Whole Thing.)

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Way, way back on Friday, while I was out running errands for my then-gravid wife, I picked up a copy of the Oklahoma Gazette, a free weekly paper, in the liquor store. I noticed that the cover story was about bloggers in the state of Oklahoma. "Neat-o,......[read more]

Good's always interesting to see how the blogosphere is perceived by the MSM outside of NY, LA & DC.

We Midland bloggers are still waiting for a similar write-up on the local scene. The city editor interviewed a number of us more than a month ago but nothing has yet appeared in the paper. Of course, high school football season is now underway, and we must keep our priorities straight.

Posted by: Eric at 3:25 PM on 6 October 2004

>they snipped out my photo.

You mean that's you on the front cover? ;)

Posted by: Mike at 4:11 PM on 6 October 2004

Oh, heavens, no. No way on God's green earth would I be caught dead in a bow tie. :)

They did dispatch photographer (and world-class charmer) Shannon Cornman to Surlywood to snag some shots of me in my, um, element, and she took about five dozen shots, four or five of which were deemed Not Particularly Awful. But I was sorta hoping that they could do this piece without having to splay my mug all over the city, and it turns out that they could.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:24 PM on 6 October 2004

Not only was it a success to be mentioned in the paper, but to actually print your information correctly is a huge milestone. Congratulations all around. Interesting article, I think they are really on to something to say that bloggers can dig in and hold onto a topic exposing all aspects of a subject.

I'll be in OKC this weekend and I'll be sure to pick up a copy, even though I'm disappointed I won't get to see your picture.

Posted by: Babs at 5:31 PM on 6 October 2004

If you're anywhere near Surlywood, wave.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:27 PM on 6 October 2004

Grrrrrrr...the link doesn't seem to work, and I can't find the article via their main page. Ideas...?

Posted by: David at 7:48 PM on 6 October 2004

('s a pic of Charles when he visited Big Sky Country!)

Posted by: David at 7:51 PM on 6 October 2004

Well, it will be gone off the main page in six days, but it's accessible from there once you sit through (or skip) the Flash intro. Click, not on "Cover Story", but on the picture below it.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:48 PM on 6 October 2004

Found something very fishy about that cover photo.

Posted by: Mike at 9:18 PM on 6 October 2004

It's a forgery, I say. Adobe was a building material in those days, not a software vendor, and Photoshop was the place you went to for six or seven days in a row until they finally coughed up your damned prints.

Besides, in 1969 which is about as far back as you have to go to find me with that much hair Al Gore was still digging the trench for that first T1 line.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:34 PM on 6 October 2004