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2012-12-26 09:31:39 AM
hahahahaha
 
2012-12-26 09:33:53 AM
Newsweek's over, if you want it.
 
2012-12-26 09:35:04 AM
This is funny because the last time I picked up a Newsweek was at my last Denist check up.

I feel so connected to subby's position in life and would like to sign up to his newsletter.
 
2012-12-26 09:35:20 AM
Well now I'll be forced to Read Car & Driver and the strange cooking magazines.
 
2012-12-26 09:35:26 AM
Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication. Seriously, has anything under her watch not gone tits-up? Who keeps hiring this Ted McGinley of publishing?
 
2012-12-26 09:42:37 AM
Subby- last time I was in a waiting room, everyone was surfing the net on their phones.
 
2012-12-26 09:44:22 AM
There will always be Highlights.
 
2012-12-26 09:45:12 AM
My dentist got rid of the magazines long ago since everybody's on their phone anyway. Not even Highlights.
 
2012-12-26 09:45:28 AM

LarryDan43: There will always be Highlights.


Magazines are germy.
 
2012-12-26 09:45:41 AM
collider.com
 
2012-12-26 09:47:01 AM
This is all my dentist ever has. Guess I should find a dentist that treats adults.
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2012-12-26 09:51:42 AM
What about the toilet? I play games on my phone on the can at work but at home it's strictly a reading room. Can't Newsweek market to the thinker?
 
2012-12-26 09:52:12 AM

Onkel Buck: This is all my dentist ever has. Guess I should find a dentist that treats adults.
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It's this, People and National Geographic in my dentist office.  Only they never put new ones out.  They've had the same 20 mags for 10 years in there.  Suffice it to say that I know where all of the hidden items are.
 
2012-12-26 09:53:00 AM
Dental waiting room patients won't be affected for at least six months.
 
2012-12-26 09:56:11 AM
No 2012 issue of Newsweek will appear at my dentist's office for at least 5 years. Last time I was reading the Time Bill & Melinda Gates "person of the year" issue. No Wi-Fi, either.
 
2012-12-26 09:56:31 AM

littlett's: Well now I'll be forced to Read Car & Driver and the strange cooking magazines.


Car and Driver sucks bawls too. Dropped subscription after this past June after 20+ years.
 
2012-12-26 09:59:04 AM

EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication.


Agreed. Newsweek was on a downhill trend before she took over, but it nosedived once she was at the helm. I never got the whole "daily beast" website thing either.
 
2012-12-26 10:04:27 AM
I never read anything at the dentist office. I just sit there and stare at the other people waiting. It's called "people watching" and at times can be a little annoying for those I am staring at.
 
2012-12-26 10:07:48 AM
In other news, magazines are still being printed.

/gratuitous reference to buggy whips
 
2012-12-26 10:08:33 AM
I'm from the South. Now, what's a dental waiting room?
 
2012-12-26 10:10:20 AM
Great, now I want to read Highlights

Goofus trolls the thread.

Gallant says something constructive.
 
2012-12-26 10:10:48 AM

WTFDYW: Car and Driver sucks bawls too. Dropped subscription after this past June after 20+ years.


The last one I glanced over at the doctor's office was pretty bad. They had one nearly 6 month old ESPN magazine that I looked through as well. Overall it wasn't that much better.
 
2012-12-26 10:12:14 AM
Good. There was a link to a Newsweek article on Fark a while ago about some doctor dude who technically died for a short time and was revived. He detailed some elaborate dream he had about heaven and that he NEW it was real. The article (and the cover of the magazine) said that it was PROOF of an afterlife.

Goddamn schlocky bullsh*t.
 
2012-12-26 10:12:38 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: I'm from the South. Now, what's a dental waiting room?


You haven't heard of a dentist? I think you are lying through your tooth!
 
2012-12-26 10:14:57 AM
What will Peace Corps volunteers read now? A Newsweek subscription was part of the service.
 
2012-12-26 10:16:54 AM
api.ning.com
 
2012-12-26 10:21:47 AM

lilbjorn: Dental waiting room patients won't be affected for at least six months.


This

WorkingInParadise: No 2012 issue of Newsweek will appear at my dentist's office for at least 5 years. Last time I was reading the Time Bill & Melinda Gates "person of the year" issue. No Wi-Fi, either.


and this

I was going to say ~2 years.
Odd how places that work to improve the public's health keep old magazines around. How many people have touched those things? I guess I'd make an exception for the New Yorker, because their germs are exquisite. But otherwise...
 
2012-12-26 10:24:03 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Odd how places that work to improve the public's health keep old magazines around. How many people have touched those things?


I know, these places have door knobs and everything!
 
2012-12-26 10:30:44 AM

MugzyBrown: Nana's Vibrator: Odd how places that work to improve the public's health keep old magazines around. How many people have touched those things?

I know, these places have door knobs and everything!


And don't forget all those nasty spit bins right next to the torture chair.
 
2012-12-26 10:36:04 AM

EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication. Seriously, has anything under her watch not gone tits-up? Who keeps hiring this Ted McGinley of publishing?


THIS  the woman is a disaster.
 
2012-12-26 10:41:33 AM

ameeriklane: EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication.

Agreed. Newsweek was on a downhill trend before she took over, but it nosedived once she was at the helm. I never got the whole "daily beast" website thing either.


i had kept my print subscription until she took over. the editorial explaining why she was a good idea didn't make sense. and the daily beast part wasn't helping.

i went back to Time. i like something to hold and read during lunch and smart phones aren't it.
 
2012-12-26 10:48:46 AM

lilbjorn: Dental waiting room patients won't be affected for at least six months.


DING DING DING DING DING!!! We have a winnar.
 
2012-12-26 10:49:30 AM
Some of my happiest childhood memories were when the new Newsweek arrived and I could go take a nice, long dump and catch up on the world.

That was a world before the internet. And hemorrhoids.
 
2012-12-26 10:52:27 AM
Newsweek has been a rag for years. Interestingly, back in the 1990s I found a stack of issues from the 1970s that my father hoarded kept, and they were thicker, the print smaller, the articles in greater depth, written at a higher grade level, and so on.

Startling to now have a four-page articles with a full page-and-a-half of illustrations which conveyed no specific information. Good riddance.
 
2012-12-26 10:55:54 AM

EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication. Seriously, has anything under her watch not gone tits-up? Who keeps hiring this Ted McGinley of publishing?


Dude, don't insult Ted by comparing him to her. He was on "Married..." for several successful seasons. He even addresses this myth as Aquaman in the last episode of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold."

I should not know that. Yes, I shall GBTW now.
 
2012-12-26 11:13:34 AM
www.davidairey.com
 
2012-12-26 11:37:28 AM

lake_huron: Newsweek has been a rag for years. Interestingly, back in the 1990s I found a stack of issues from the 1970s that my father hoarded kept, and they were thicker, the print smaller, the articles in greater depth, written at a higher grade level, and so on.

Startling to now have a four-page articles with a full page-and-a-half of illustrations which conveyed no specific information. Good riddance.


MTV and the USA Today began the dumbing down of media and print. Who decided I need predigested news feed to me in mini bites and blurbs for the short attentive?
 
2012-12-26 12:18:27 PM
I was on my way to the library to read the final issue of Newsweek magazine when I got a page from my travel agent. I stowed my CD player and called her from a pay phone. She wanted to know if I had received the maps that she had faxed to my office. I told her I had and made a mental note to send her a thank you letter for being so on top of things. When I hung up I realized I also needed to buy film before the trip and flipped open the yellow pages to find the nearest place to buy it.

Walking to the film store who should I run into but Jenny Gibson my first college girlfriend. We had lost touch a while ago but there she was, reading a newspaper on the patio of a little cafe and bookstore. We had met when I noticed she had beautiful cursive writing and I had asked to borrow her notes. Then I had started spending too much time at arcades and she had dumped me. Now she was an encyclopedia editor and making a decent living at it. I remembered when she was scraping by as a cashier at a video rental store.

We talked for a bit and exchanged numbers. I warned her that I was going to be on vacation so she wouldn't be able to call me for a while but she could leave a message and I would call her when I got back. She said she could send me an email but I was cutting costs for my trip so I had given up paying for my dialup for a while and couldn't get it. It's funny that the world can be so small.

/a story that will be complete gibberish to anyone born before 2000 or so.
 
2012-12-26 12:36:00 PM
News-Weak.
 
2012-12-26 12:47:43 PM
The Economist somehow is profitable despite being excellent, intelligent and devoid of news about the Kardashians.
 
2012-12-26 01:04:42 PM

MugzyBrown: Nana's Vibrator: Odd how places that work to improve the public's health keep old magazines around. How many people have touched those things?

I know, these places have door knobs and everything!


Still, metal is easier to sanitize than paper.
 
2012-12-26 01:34:50 PM
Not nearly as annoying as the "Yachting" mags in the waiting rooms of medical specialists

/"Real Doctors"

//slightly "Hungover" today
 
2012-12-26 01:59:04 PM

EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication. Seriously, has anything under her watch not gone tits-up? Who keeps hiring this Ted McGinley of publishing?


What else has she touched that has gone tits-up? I don't know shiat about this lady, but further reading makes it sound like she was successful at Vanity Fair, Tatler, and The New Yorker. That's most of her professional career (according to Wikipedia).

What does that page not mention?
 
2012-12-26 02:18:33 PM
Good riddance.  That was our go-to bathroom reading for years.  Not exactly the greatest political writing, but certainly good enough.  Then it became People Magazine in like a month.  Cancelled our subscription immediately.
 
2012-12-26 02:45:55 PM
We don't care, it's not like the time we thought we lost Twinkies.
 
2012-12-26 05:05:01 PM

odinsposse: I was on my way to the library to read the final issue of Newsweek magazine when I got a page from my travel agent. I stowed my CD player and called her from a pay phone. She wanted to know if I had received the maps that she had faxed to my office. I told her I had and made a mental note to send her a thank you letter for being so on top of things. When I hung up I realized I also needed to buy film before the trip and flipped open the yellow pages to find the nearest place to buy it.

Walking to the film store who should I run into but Jenny Gibson my first college girlfriend. We had lost touch a while ago but there she was, reading a newspaper on the patio of a little cafe and bookstore. We had met when I noticed she had beautiful cursive writing and I had asked to borrow her notes. Then I had started spending too much time at arcades and she had dumped me. Now she was an encyclopedia editor and making a decent living at it. I remembered when she was scraping by as a cashier at a video rental store.

We talked for a bit and exchanged numbers. I warned her that I was going to be on vacation so she wouldn't be able to call me for a while but she could leave a message and I would call her when I got back. She said she could send me an email but I was cutting costs for my trip so I had given up paying for my dialup for a while and couldn't get it. It's funny that the world can be so small.

/a story that will be complete gibberish to anyone born before 2000 or so.


I liked it.
// Beeper in day Glo colors on hip. Set to vibrate. thought I was being elocuted first time it went off.
/// Owned LED address & phone device. Sat on and went back to notebook ( pen & paper )
 
2012-12-26 06:21:50 PM

ameeriklane: EyeballKid: Good riddance, and more of the same suffering to any other fool who hires Tina Brown to intentionally deep-six their publication.

Agreed. Newsweek was on a downhill trend before she took over, but it nosedived once she was at the helm. I never got the whole "daily beast" website thing either.


Yeah, use the Newsweek brand to get page views not build a new site to market the magazine.. I read the Beast daily for a few of the writers and Open Zion, but it's tried to build it's brand off of headline trolling. I was hoping the magazine would go out with a troll cover.
 
2012-12-26 06:55:24 PM

odinsposse: I was on my way to the library to read the final issue of Newsweek magazine when I got a page from my travel agent. I stowed my CD player and called her from a pay phone. She wanted to know if I had received the maps that she had faxed to my office. I told her I had and made a mental note to send her a thank you letter for being so on top of things. When I hung up I realized I also needed to buy film before the trip and flipped open the yellow pages to find the nearest place to buy it.

Walking to the film store who should I run into but Jenny Gibson my first college girlfriend. We had lost touch a while ago but there she was, reading a newspaper on the patio of a little cafe and bookstore. We had met when I noticed she had beautiful cursive writing and I had asked to borrow her notes. Then I had started spending too much time at arcades and she had dumped me. Now she was an encyclopedia editor and making a decent living at it. I remembered when she was scraping by as a cashier at a video rental store.

We talked for a bit and exchanged numbers. I warned her that I was going to be on vacation so she wouldn't be able to call me for a while but she could leave a message and I would call her when I got back. She said she could send me an email but I was cutting costs for my trip so I had given up paying for my dialup for a while and couldn't get it. It's funny that the world can be so small.

/a story that will be complete gibberish to anyone born before 2000 or so.


Sorry old man, we don't understand your banter.
 
2012-12-26 07:21:52 PM

bronyaur1: The Economist somehow is profitable despite being excellent, intelligent and devoid of news about the Kardashians.


And despite charging an order of magnitude more for a subscription. But you get what you pay for.
 
2012-12-26 07:39:54 PM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: // Beeper in day Glo colors on hip. Set to vibrate. thought I was being elocuted first time it went off.


You thought it was speaking precisely and clearly to you?
 
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