What's worse than an airline losing a customer's dog? Sending an accidental email dismissing the mishap as being no big deal.
Air Canada is working to get the missing pooch crisis under control after its manager of corporate communications, Peter Fitzpatrick, fired off an email that was intended to be internal but actually reached the inbox of Maria Medina, a reporter from CBS-13 in Sacramento.
Upon hearing that the dog had escaped, Medina wrote to the PR firm representing Air Canada, according to the Toronto Star. The company's PR contact emailed Fitzpatrick for input on how to respond to Medina's questions.
Fitzpatrick wrote, "I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the U.S. media spends its time." He intended the email to go to the PR contact. Instead it went to the reporter.
The dog, a 2-year-old greyhound named Larry, went missing from the San Francisco airport after
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Many of the comics in the Sunday funny pages are not particularly funny. But that's only because "Calvin and Hobbes" is no longer around.
For 10 glorious years (1985-95), artist Bill Watterson let readers in on the adventures and philosophical dilemmas shared between a mischievous 6-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger. The strips were hilarious, heartwarming and, in many cases, pretty darn deep.
Watterson has remained out of the public eye, but his fans are devoted as ever. And now, several filmmakers have created a documentary, "Dear Mr. Watterson," as a thanks to the man as well as an exploration of the comic's effect on the world.
The film hits select theaters and pay-per-view next month. You can watch the trailer above.
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- Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News | The Sideshow – Fri, Oct 11, 2013
First the Nobel Prize organizers couldn't track down author Alice Munro to tell her she had won.
Then, on Friday morning, organizers experienced a similar problem with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The organization had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which is kind of a big deal.
The series of tweets, posted early Friday morning, are reminiscent of a parent trying to track down a wayward teen who gave them a bogus story about sleeping over at a friend's house.
But nobody was home.Fortunately, the pleas worked.
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- Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant linked to incident at Walmart parking lot
By Lisa Maria Garza and Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was questioned by police at the scene of a 2011 incident in which a witness reported that Bryant's girlfriend was dragged by an unidentified man across a Texas Walmart parking lot, according to police documents. Neither Bryant or the Cowboys have commented on the report that was released as the National Football League has been rocked by a series of highly publicized domestic violence incidents among players including Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. In the 2011 incident in Texas, a Walmart security guard told police a person reported to him that a black man dragged Bryant's girlfriend Ilyne Nash from a white Mercedes, which was registered to Bryant, and across the parking lot.