November 28, 2004

Oh, like Borowitz would have done any better

So the other day a guy at the New York Times calls me up and asks if I can quickly put together an Op-Art piece about TV shows based on government documents. I told him, sure. But I didn't promise it would be funny.

I like John Fullbruck's design, but it's not exactly what I was expecting, which is why not all the entries read like real TV listings. The Desperate House Majority Leaders joke was originally supposed to be illustrated with a photoshop job of DeLay dropping his towel, and the headline was "Meet Little Hammer," which made the first round of cuts before the editor asked, "Is there some joke I'm not getting...?"

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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