Longtime Inkstain readers will know of my interest in giant scissors (see here and here, for example). I’m happy to report that Stuff Journalists Like has advanced this important story with an exploration of its close relationship with really giant fake checks:
The giant check screams: “Giving anonymously is for suckas.” Journalists wonder how much did it cost to make that worthless check compared to the amount donated. When journalists see those giant scissors, for once, they wish someone would run with them.
When the stars align, journalists might find themselves at an event that contains both a giant check and giant scissors. This is when journalists ask themselves where they went wrong and began fantasizing about working at the Jersey Pike tollbooth.