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Old Jul 23, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default How do you like your newspaper in the morning

These days, many people read the news online and have no more physical newpapers.

How do you see this...what do you prefer?

Myself, I do a combination..I love reading newspapers and have two in the morning..one is more business related but I still prefer to have the actual thing in front of me and not on a computer screen even though I do update myself via a few websites every day with things which go on in the world.

Some have news coming in via their cell phones or whatever you call these things these days... I-pods and pans.

I can think that some here do not even have a physical newspaper at all and update via the Yahoo's of this world etc...

At the same time I wonder what in the US happens with all the young ones who used to deliver papers on bikes and throw them in the gardens...what do they do these days...here that never was allowed because it can be dangerous if someone happens to bend over behind a hedge in the morning to pick up something from the lawns and leans back again finding a newspaper hitting his/her head...to name just one example..
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 06:07 AM   #2
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I prefer having a physical paper to read. While I like to get news online, to get the most recent updates to an event, there's something about sitting down and reading the paper that just is a nice thing, to me, anyway.

As far as paper boys, don't think we have any in our area anymore. The newspaper, for those who have it delivered, come by truck. I do remember getting the weekend neighborhood paper delivered by a paper boy, many many years ago. I haven't thought about that in years, but he would come by for payment and sometimes I'd be sent to the door with the money for him.

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Old Jul 24, 2008, 06:17 AM   #3
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I used to have the newspaper delivered every morning, but I would never read it. I just got used to reading the news online and searching for the information I wanted. I finally canceled all but the Sunday paper delivery. We only kept that one to get all the coupons! Although, I do like some of the extras in the Sunday paper like travel sections, etc.

Sorry to tell you FPSHOT, but the days of the young kid with a satchel of newspapers going door to door have been gone for a long time. That job was co-opted by old smelly guys in beat up cars tossing papers out of their drivers side windows onto driveways as they speed through neighborhoods at 5 am. The "paper boy" has been a thing of the past for going on 20 years or so. It's sad, because my brother and I shared a route as kids and made some nice spending money, not to mention learning what a job entails and the responsibilities along with it.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 06:47 AM   #5
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I glance at the business and entertainment sections, and then I read three other sections completely - one for sports of course (I'm a guy), one for California and Los Angeles, and another for world news. And I mean like every word. I like to know what's going on in the world, I feel like I can have more complete conversations with people that way.

It's the Los Angeles Times, which over the years has become a completely liberal paper. Instead of reporting the news without any bias, they constantly slant the stories to fit their opinions, which of course goes against everything a newspaper should be. Often I sit there mumbling to myself as I read, so my wife officially thinks I'm crazy, or stupid, or both. It's like the sun, you know looking at it will hurt you, but you just do it anyway. If there's ever a toilet paper shortage, this will be my first alternative.

I don't watch one second of news on tv, that's a total waste of time. Local news is a joke, they're actors reading a script, literally. The only thing worth checking out is the weather girl on channel 9 or whatever it is. Cable news is totally biased, even I will admit that Fox is too conservative, while the Clinton News Network (CNN) is totally unwatchable.

As for the net, I do look at the main Yahoo news headlines and sometimes read a story, but I also think they're very liberal sometimes. I just want the facts man, is that so hard?

And at the bottom of the media ladder, I listen to news on the radio on the way to and from work. Not only for traffic updates, but I just like to know what's going on in the city and the world.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 07:23 AM   #6
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I don't get a physical newspaper. I tend to search for headlines online or for other items of interest. I'm sure that means there are days when I miss out on some news, which probably isn't always the best.

Hee hee! I used to be a newspaper "boy". I delivered papers by bicycle, but yeah, that was back in the 1970s. I saved up enough to go to Hawaii on my own when I was 13. (Well, I stayed with family there... so I wasn't totally alone!) I haven't seen any kids do that sort of work in ages. & I promise... I didn't hit anyone in the head!
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I f*cking deliver them. What do you think?

All across town, 9 routes.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 07:33 AM   #8
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while the Clinton News Network (CNN) is totally unwatchable.
LMAO I never saw that before...I always had another word for the C and even one of the N's because that "news" network never seemed to impress me with anything they bring when I still watched it ..it's more like who has the less bad hairdresser and make-upper.. ...but...being a big fan of the Clintons (ok not to all Bill did ofcourse) this makes me laugh, so thanks Jerry
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I fucking deliver them. What do you think?

All across town, 9 routes.
you mean to say...you deliver them...?
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One of my first jobs as a teenager was delivering newspapers to the newspaper racks, I use to have a bag of slugs to open the machines and sometimes me and a friend would go to a local park and dump our last remaining papers in a dumpster and go home early. I think we got paid 50 dollars a week and that was the early seventies.
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It's the Los Angeles Times, which over the years has become a completely liberal paper. Instead of reporting the news without any bias, they constantly slant the stories to fit their opinions, which of course goes against everything a newspaper should be. Often I sit there mumbling to myself as I read, so my wife officially thinks I'm crazy, or stupid, or both. It's like the sun, you know looking at it will hurt you, but you just do it anyway. If there's ever a toilet paper shortage, this will be my first alternative.
LMAO, so true though.
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sometimes me and a friend would go to a local park and dump our last remaining papers in a dumpster and go home early. I think we got paid 50 dollars a week and that was the early seventies.
I wonder about the level of "sometimes" and "last remaining"...also since I see guys around here "sometimes" do that too..yet their level of "last remaining..is well...5 minute dump time?.

Still.. that was a huge amount for money I believe?
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I read it first thing in the morning. I feel like I can't even eat breakfast until I've read the paper.
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I fucking deliver them. What do you think?

All across town, 9 routes.
really, Aimee we could do without the cursing, we get the point without the expletive!
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I love the physical newspaper, I usually set aside 40 minutes to look through the paper, here our papers are delivered as someone else said, by an adult throwing the paper into the driveway(from their car), middle of the yard, down on the sidewalk.. I know there are lots of places in the US where kids can still get a paper route...
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Very practicale if you have the garden sprinklers on, or have them on via a timer while you are out or busy...

just kidding... but what I mean is that here I just get them through this "box" in the front door.. and when it is heavy rain.. I so much dislike that I can hardly see what is on the frontpage...because the delivery girl could not help it that it got pretty wet.
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just kidding... but what I mean is that here I just get them through this "box" in the front door.. and when it is heavy rain.. I so much dislike that I can hardly see what is on the frontpage...because the delivery girl could not help it that it got pretty wet.
Just out of curiosity... Is there anything special delivery people do when it rains? I remember when I had my paper route & there was rain or even a chance of rain, we'd have to put them in plastic bags & seal them, so I was just curious if something like that was done over in that part of the world.
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I like my paper brought to me with my slippers and a glass of pulp free orange juice. Of course each item must be on a clean, tarnish free silver platter from Tiffany. Yesterday's platter simply will not do.
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