The fundamental activity of the human species, entailing the physical actions that comprise professional work but for some fucking reason lacking the whiz-bang qualities needed to hold the attention of news producers and/or news audiences whose fucking livelihoods depend upon its success; not to be confused with finance, which ideally facilitates the maximally efficient and beneficial distribution of capital but now deals mostly with making up boring-sounding shit that’s really just elaborate gambling on shit and will destroy us all.
Ex. “Ugh, this fucking union story is so boring. Pass. Let’s see what Kellyanne Conway said today.”
“Wait, aren’t you an editor? I thought the editors were union.”
“No, I’m organized labore. My inactivity supports right-to-work-for-less laws.”