Snow Day 2

December 19, 2008

I’m a big fan of days when you’re asked to work from home, although these ‘severe weather conditions’ don’t necessarily afford me the ability to go out and play.

I was paged this morning, so I’m up extra early, and, while I’m waiting for a deployment to finish, I thought I’d do some blog work.

Current observations and subsequent realizations :

[Howard Simons](, the [managing editor]( of the _Post_ during Watergate, dubbed the secret informant "Deep Throat" as an allusion to the notorious [eponymous pornographic movie]( which was a mainstream [cause célèbre]( at the time. The name was also a play on the [journalism]( term "[deep background](," referring to information provided by a secret source that, by agreement, will not be reported directly.