Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Even though I'm busy I HAD to note this...

You may never have noticed, but the NY Times style guide dictates that for people otherwise without titles like "President," they should list the name by which they're known first, and in subsequent mentions they refer to the person as "Mr." or "Ms." depending on the gender...

Slouched against the lectern at the 25th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a shirtless Iggy Pop snarled, “I am the world’s forgotten boy.”

No more. After years of being named finalists to enter the hall of fame, then getting outvoted, the Stooges were finally inducted this year, in an event held at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday night and telecast on the Fuse cable channel. “After the seventh time” the Stooges were nominated, said the band’s guitarist, James Williamson, in his acceptance speech, “we were beginning to think we would have to take pride in not getting in.”
Behind him, Mr. Pop, 62, was already unbuttoning his white dress shirt, getting ready to jump, drop to his knees, strut and twist across the stage and down into the black-tie audience. Introducing him, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day had described him as “the most confrontational singer we will ever see.” In his acceptance speech, Mr. Pop declared: “Roll over, Woodstock. We won.” 

And yes, that would mean somewhere on their website you can find a reference to Meat Loaf referred to as "Mr. Loaf."  That is, if he did not spell his name "Meatloaf."

A pity, isn't it?

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