Weekend ramblings about that obsolete 'dead tree' medium, the newspaper
I still like the concept of a newspaper, even though I once blogged that the local newspaper, with the big banner "THE TRIBUNE", when left around the apartment, seemed to multiply, prompting me to rename it "THE TRIBBLE". Cut my subscription down to Sunday only, but they give me Saturday free for some reason. So, still Tribbling.→
Good things about the paper: it still has some long-time local reporters covering all 10 of the local municipalities, it's owned by McClatchy (which has the best, and maybe last, real-journalistic Washington bureau), plus a good comics page with more good funnies (Bizarro, Mutts, NonSequitur, Frazz and my guiltiest pleasure Frank & Ernest) and only two 'soap operas' (For Better or for Worse, Rex Morgan).
Bad things: I've never successfully completed the Sunday 16x16 Sudoku even when it's rated 1-star-easy (and the Sunday Crossword is a NYT Will Shortz torture device), the bottom of the op-ed page has Doonesbury and Mallard Fillmore (balancing honesty with dishonesty?), and a scary-large Real Estate section, even during the downturn, with houses I could NEVER afford.
Odd thing: Often has inserts from local businesses printed on 8x11, white office paper, which just seems out-of-place; today had one from a tree trimming service - that was torn - and one for a chiropractor - named Dr. Bend. This is a weird town and I LOVE IT.
Anybody else here still reading the Dead Tree Dailies?