Daily Archives: December 25, 2014

A Philadelphia Inquirer staffer writes: “This is truly a brilliant piece of writing by our night editor, turning a recap of the night’s events into a work of art.”

From: Schwartz, Addam
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:25 PM
To: [Philadelphia Inquirer staffers]
Subject: night note for Christmas Eve

Good morning.

With apologies to Clement C. Moore and, well, pretty much everyone:

’Twas the note before Christmas, and all through the eve
Things were so sleepy you wouldn’t believe.
The daybooks for Jersey and PA were bare
The area wire? There wasn’t much there

Bob Moran wrote a brief, though details were thin
On a partial collapse of a two-story twin.
For an obit, he got quotes from old Larry King,
And he wrote a few grafs for a holiday thing.

He tried to get details on this news report
But it surfaced so late that he came up just short
A woman had tased her attacker – the fink!
Additional info? Just click on the link.

A bus and a trash truck got into a crash
Philly dot com had it up in a flash.
In news that was breaking, not much else broke
As thugs were outnumbered by straight-minded folk.

The Flyers and Sixers and Iggles were idle
(Which may have kept fans from going homicidal)
Clearly there isn’t much more left to say
Except: Merry Christmas, and to all, a great day.