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](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Simons), the [managing editor](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managing_editor) of the _Post_ during Watergate, dubbed the secret informant "Deep Throat" as an allusion to the notorious [eponymous pornographic movie](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Throat_%28film%29) which was a mainstream [cause célèbre](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cause_c%C3%A9l%C3%A8bre) at the time. The name was also a play on the [journalism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism) term "[deep background](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_sourcing)," referring to information provided by a secret source that, by agreement, will not be reported directly.