Newspaper Hierarchy

And web digests are read by?

People who run in circles?

Posted by Hank Roberts at March 1, 2005 1:00 PM

Web digests are read by people who don't want their news to end up at the bottom of a birdcage for their fowl/foul poopery... And, by people who would rather link to find both sides than besmirch their digits with ink to find only one side.

Posted by Amy at March 1, 2005 6:38 PM

Amy, I found out a long time ago that I am
allergic to printer's ink. Now, if I DO pick up
a page of print, I wear cheap white gloves. An
added bonus to this ... is that I can use the
same gloves to change the bird cage. When the
gloves get full of shit, I use them to work on
the car. Which reminds me ... newsprint is a very
good oil sop in the garage.

Posted by Steel Turman at March 1, 2005 6:47 PM

Surely a hat tip to the fine comedic talents of Anthony Jay and Jonathon Lynn would be in order here?

Newspapers — who reads them:
The Times is read by the people who run the country.
The Daily Mirror is read by the people who think they run the country.

Posted by Nicholas at March 2, 2005 2:11 PM

Steel, What a cool name. Anyway, I have to ask as the image entered my mind immediately - do you look like an effete snob reading the occasional dead tree publication? :) But really, I was wondering... have you tried waxing your car with the poopery? You could patent your used white gloves: Steel's Shit Shine Mitts - Never again will you care if a bird poops on your car!! Rub it in with my Magic Manure Mitts and carry on! By the way, newsprint is the *only* thing to use to clean windows.- A note from Amy Heloise.......

Posted by Amy at March 2, 2005 3:07 PM