A few years ago– okay, probably more like 40 years ago– there was an excellent New Yorker short story about a man who wrote signs– “Keep moving,” “Right Lane Exit,” that sort of thing. It’s easy to forget that those little chips of words are written by people, but they are.

I was reminded of this when I stumbled upon the blog of the person who writes “the afternoon headline ticker at CNN Headline News.”

[To the tune of Sun Kil Moon, “Carry Me Ohio,” from the album Ghosts Of The Great Highway.]