"What are you doing?" asked Your Editor.
"Today is the SECOND BIRTHDAY of the Space Alien Gazette" answered the Space Alien, "and we must celebrate it properly!"
|Two Candles and One to Grow On!|
"But why three candles?" asked Your Editor.
"That's two plus one to grow on!" answered the Space Alien. "And for the good luck that we need in this highly competitive world of modern journalism!"
"It wasn't just luck," observed Your Editor, opening a file drawer full of photos. "We've earned our reputation for hard-hitting, up to the minute reporting that our Loyal Readers expect, in the tradition of these great journalists!"
|A Few of Many Great Journalists|
"I thought this would be a great spread for our Special Birthday Issue" continued Your Editor. These are just a few of the great journalists we admire here at the Space Alien Gazette!** But there are so many more!"
"To honor them all we must continue to offer the hard hitting, up-to-the-minute news our Loyal Readers expect and deserve!" agreed the Space Alien.
"Let's have a nice Kombucha toast to that," said Your Editor, "with a slice of that beautiful cake!"
And they did!
**How many of the great journalists in the picture above do you know? They are Horace Greeley, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Anderson Cooper, W.E.B. DuBois, Dan Rather, Walter Lippmann, Truman Capote, Gordon Parks, Andrea Mitchell, Fredrick Douglass, Walter Cronkite, Seymour Hersh, Edward R. Murrow, Nelly Bly, Mike Wallace, Mike Royko, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and of course, The Space Alien! Google their names to learn more!
This is not an exhaustive list and many more brave and talented journalists should have been included but the Space Alien accidentally spilled kombucha into a file drawer full of photos and we could not clean them up in time to meet our deadline. We regret these omissions!