Thursday, January 13, 2005

Dick Seed

From the Testy Copy Editors board:
In a NY Times story about attempts in Truro, Mass., to obtain genetic material from all the men in town in order to see if any of them are the man who left semen on a woman who was later found dead, we get this quote:

I think it's outrageous," said Dick Seed, 44, a Truro sign painter who called the American Civil Liberties Union to complain.
Such an obvious hoax, right? And yet, it turns out it's completely on the level. That's the guy's name -- Dick Seed. But with a handle like that, he really ought to steer clear of talking about semen. Unless he opens an artificial insemination clinic or something, I guess.

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