I have tried the Ralph Gibson approach I mentioned above, and of course my prints aren't going to look like his, because he's a much better photographer than I am. But it was an interesting exercise to print negatives that I otherwise might have considered unprintable, and to see that something really cool could come out on the other end.

I agree, as a former PJ I dont consider any negative with any infomration to be unprintable, if a story is on the line you had better get a pirnt one way or the other, and unintended results can be exciting.