Monday, August 07, 2006

I pitched an article today about UN diplomats that don't pay their parking tickets. Stanford students will be pleased to know that they have this in common with the world's bureaucratic elite.

(Disclosure: Santa Clara County still owns $35 worth of my net assets in the form of unpaid parking tickets. That's approximately 1/6 of my total net worth. They won't get it unless they hunt me down in an electrically powered golf cart.)

You might notice that other media outlets have already published this story. Well, that's the way journalism works: harried, overworked AP reporters and niche outlets do all the legwork, then big publications steal the idea and get the credit. It pays* to be at the top.

*not well

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