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The same complaints over, and over

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spikechiquet, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    A letter from a new sports editor to his friend back home:
    "Not only do these bastards have no idea what a good paper should look like, but all they care about is getting enough local copy. They don't give a damn if the headlines make any sense or not ... Half of one entire page has to be local bowling scores -- a goddamn list of people's names. ... I have about as much pride in my work as I did during my last days at (my last newspaper)."

    That passage was written on Dec. 12, 1957...by a Jersey Shore (Penn.) sports editor.

    His name was Hunter S. Thompson.

    54 years later...and we still are bitching about the same stuff! :)
     
  2. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    What's a letter?
     
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    This place isn't as good as it used to be.
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Kind of makes me think what the last thing left in a local newspaper will be.
    Sports: Bowling scores/holes in one. (Well, THEY'LL buy a copy).
    Life: Horoscopes (If people are still buying the paper to read what did happen, however much its been cut, slimmed down and reorged to death - they'll buy it to read about how they should lead their life.)
    Business: Briefs on new businesses opening up. (with initial advertising purchase).
    A1/News: Good Morning! Mostly Sunny! High 74, Low 58
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    On sports, for a truly local paper I'd bet on Little League boxscores outlasting a nuclear holocaust. People are amused to see their own names. They go ape-shit about seeing their kids' names.
     
  6. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    :D
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Unless my wife wants coupons, I won't buy a paper. Too much crap and the local news is who got murdered or who went bankrupt.
     
  8. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    That's the second-most notable thing to happen that day. Or so my birth certificate says.
     
  9. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    I'd add obits to that.
     
  10. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    And to top it all off, football season is over.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It was better when cargo shorts were in style.
     
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The Jersey Shore has certainly gone to shit since the Good Doctor left.
     
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