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(USA Today)   Al Neuharth, USA Today founder, dies at 89. Obituary will be created as an infographic and slid under your hotel door   (usatoday.com) divider line 57
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2013-04-19 09:26:52 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
Great read!
 
2013-04-19 09:27:34 PM  
it will be charged to your bill discreetly.
 
2013-04-19 09:27:35 PM  
Time for a photoshop thread?
 
2013-04-19 09:28:01 PM  
www.clker.com
Pie chart of USA Today founders who are dead now
 
2013-04-19 09:32:26 PM  

BalugaJoe: it will be charged to your bill discreetly.


I've been in hotels where they charge it to your bill, but you can decline it and they won't charge you. Yet for some reason the cost of the room isn't 75¢ cheaper on Saturday or Sunday when McPaper isn't published.
 
2013-04-19 09:37:22 PM  
I work for a Hilton.  We give it away free.
 
2013-04-19 09:40:23 PM  
www.untidymusic.com

RIP BOB
 
2013-04-19 09:41:50 PM  
USA Today has been a driving force in the dumbing-down of American news. Good riddance.
 
2013-04-19 09:41:59 PM  
As Tom Leykis used to say
"If you have to pay for USA Today, you're not trying hard enough"
 
2013-04-19 09:43:45 PM  
Ugh... I remember being annoyed by his replacement of any variation on the name of the United States with USA in bold. I also hated the way he consistently referred to Mikhail Gorbachev as "Gorby." fark but I hate USA TODAY.
 
2013-04-19 09:46:28 PM  

Beerguy: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x740]
Great read!


Yes it is. And so is the newspaper he founded.
 
2013-04-19 09:47:59 PM  
Good Riddance. I never wish death on anyone, but with my dealings with him, my hatred of what he did to journalism, there is going to be an impromptu party/cookout tomorrow.
 
2013-04-19 09:48:45 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Ugh... I remember being annoyed by his replacement of any variation on the name of the United States with USA in bold. I also hated the way he consistently referred to Mikhail Gorbachev as "Gorby." fark but I hate USA TODAY.


Is yours a good online handle in this day and age?
 
2013-04-19 09:50:01 PM  

exvaxman: Good Riddance. I never wish death on anyone, but with my dealings with him, my hatred of what he did to journalism, there is going to be an impromptu party/cookout tomorrow.


What kind of dealings?
 
2013-04-19 09:50:21 PM  
Eh, he also started up Florida Today for the Space Coast.  He was retired here up around Cocoa Beach and the pretty much the only reason that rag stayed open so he could biatch in the editorial section.  I'll wager FT will close it's doors soon.
 
2013-04-19 09:58:42 PM  
Say what you will, the man knew newspaper layout.....

"When you run a picture of a nice clean-cut all-American girl like this, get her tits above the fold!"
 
2013-04-19 09:59:29 PM  
images.tvrage.com


RIP Lilith
 
2013-04-19 10:00:03 PM  
B-b-b-but they sponsored the Geek tab on Fark for many years and those damn videos they'd have on the right side would crash my browser!
 
2013-04-19 10:04:24 PM  
www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2013-04-19 10:15:40 PM  

John Buck 41: Is yours a good online handle in this day and age?


Not really, no. But back in '05 there was a hostage situation that was all over the news, and I was in need of a Fark handle, and I'd been hearing the phrase "barricaded gunman" all day long, so I typed it in on a whim and it was available.

And yes, I sometimes cringe in threads like today's, or when someone assumes I'm some sort of ITG or gun nut or something. But what am I gonna do, start over? Pretend that the last 8+ years of bon mots and witty repartee never happened? I don't think so, Mr Buck. I don't think so.
 
2013-04-19 10:29:25 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: John Buck 41: Is yours a good online handle in this day and age?

Not really, no. But back in '05 there was a hostage situation that was all over the news, and I was in need of a Fark handle, and I'd been hearing the phrase "barricaded gunman" all day long, so I typed it in on a whim and it was available.

And yes, I sometimes cringe in threads like today's, or when someone assumes I'm some sort of ITG or gun nut or something. But what am I gonna do, start over? Pretend that the last 8+ years of bon mots and witty repartee never happened? I don't think so, Mr Buck. I don't think so.


I hear you. I'm as Wisconsin as anybody could be, but people make the wrong assumptions about me. And all because I was doing a PBEM game from the Civil War as a Confederate general and needed an email account, and I knew it would bother those playing Union generals. Because I usually forget user names and all of that, I typically make my email account my user handle elsewhere.
 
2013-04-19 10:29:53 PM  
What? Me dead?
 
2013-04-19 10:33:05 PM  
This is the iran revolution thread of 2013. Will we get to 29+ threads?
 
2013-04-19 10:34:11 PM  

MBooda: [www.untidymusic.com image 314x328]

RIP BOB


Aw dammit, and I was gonna post him in the elf suit too
 
2013-04-19 10:39:02 PM  
I met him at the Marin County McPaper facility. Seemed nice enough, but he didn't spend much time with us ink-stained wretches.
 
2013-04-19 10:40:08 PM  
What the hell, I'll do it anyway

www.bob-newhart.com

RIP Bob Newhart
 
2013-04-19 10:51:26 PM  

www.theflyguyz.com


R.I.P GARTH ALGAR

 
2013-04-19 10:58:22 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

RIP AL

 
2013-04-19 11:03:42 PM  
www.celiopezza.com

RIP New Earth
 
2013-04-19 11:23:56 PM  
USA Today: News for people who can't handle the news.
 
2013-04-19 11:29:58 PM  

skullkrusher: [www.clker.com image 300x300]
Pie chart of USA Today founders who are dead now


came for this and you did not disappoint!
 
2013-04-19 11:32:33 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I met him at the Marin County McPaper facility. Seemed nice enough, but he didn't spend much time with us ink-stained wretches.


I actually liked the Sports page..That was back in the late 80's early 90's.
 
fdr
2013-04-19 11:34:20 PM  

jimpoz: BalugaJoe: it will be charged to your bill discreetly.

I've been in hotels where they charge it to your bill, but you can decline it and they won't charge you. Yet for some reason the cost of the room isn't 75¢ cheaper on Saturday or Sunday when McPaper isn't published.


I'll check that out next time I'm at the Waldorf. Perhaps we can file a class-action.
 
2013-04-19 11:41:50 PM  
I generally don't like printed news on paper. USA Today was pretty entertaining though, R.I.P. good publisher!
 
2013-04-19 11:46:56 PM  
McJournalism at its finest...
 
2013-04-19 11:51:37 PM  

bmihura: I generally don't like printed news on paper. USA Today was pretty entertaining though, R.I.P. good publisher!


Me either. Colored pictures is best. Preferably in crayon.
 
2013-04-20 12:00:04 AM  

bixpchiphead: As Tom Leykis used to say
"If you have to pay for USA Today, you're not trying hard enough"


As Tom Leykis used to say:
(10 seconds of dead air between sentences)
 
2013-04-20 12:01:40 AM  

skullkrusher: Pie chart of USA Today founders who are dead now


I'm waiting to read what all 50 states have to say.
 
2013-04-20 12:11:56 AM  
I wonder what the front page of the first issue looks like. I remember I was going to read it, missed it, and haven't been able to find it.  Now with the mentioned article by him after his death. I will likely face the same.
I liked the layout of the pages, colors jumping out, looked cool like a newspaper and magazine wedded together.
 
2013-04-20 12:16:58 AM  
He destroyed newspapers long before the internet came along. It had nothing to do with McJournalism. The root of it was that he wanted to raise the price of a paper from 20 or 25 cents to a dollar. He wanted to say to advertisers that he didn't have any readers making under $30k, in 1982 dollars. He, more than anyone, is responsible for the closing of all the afternoon newspapers (even though they were still profitable under Joint Operating Agreements).
 
2013-04-20 12:34:43 AM  

W.C.fields forever: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I met him at the Marin County McPaper facility. Seemed nice enough, but he didn't spend much time with us ink-stained wretches.

I actually liked the Sports page..That was back in the late 80's early 90's.


It was revolutionary back in the day: printed by satellite!!! Or whatever their catchphrase was.
 
2013-04-20 12:45:19 AM  
this was the beginning of the end of journalism. dumbed down quick headlines for the masses.

rot in hell, mister
 
2013-04-20 01:00:21 AM  
plato.stanford.edu

RIP Otto Neurath, who pretty much invented infographics.
 
2013-04-20 01:00:40 AM  
I guess I haven't been paying attention ... I certainly haven't seen a USA Today in years.

I figured it had gotten respectable in its "old" age and cable news is now what's ruining journalism.

I did like the one-graf state-by-state roundup. What's important in Montana today? Well, let's have a look ...
 
2013-04-20 02:03:52 AM  

skullkrusher: Pie chart of USA Today founders who are dead now


Flawless Victory.
 
2013-04-20 03:55:18 AM  
I've read USA Today since it came out. They improved 10-fold, say what you will. Theres a lot worse so-called newspapers out there. I'm looking at you Charlotte Observer.
 
2013-04-20 06:44:36 AM  
Ah, USA Today. The newspaper for people who not only move their lips when they read, they move their lips when they look at the pictures.
 
2013-04-20 08:37:53 AM  
Gannet, turning your local paper into generic pap. You made the world a worse place, sir.
 
2013-04-20 08:39:59 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: John Buck 41: Is yours a good online handle in this day and age?

Not really, no. But back in '05 there was a hostage situation that was all over the news, and I was in need of a Fark handle, and I'd been hearing the phrase "barricaded gunman" all day long, so I typed it in on a whim and it was available.

And yes, I sometimes cringe in threads like today's, or when someone assumes I'm some sort of ITG or gun nut or something. But what am I gonna do, start over? Pretend that the last 8+ years of bon mots and witty repartee never happened? I don't think so, Mr Buck. I don't think so.


Thank you for the thoughtful and well-articulated reply, Mr. Gunman.
 
2013-04-20 09:34:47 AM  
RIP Al Neuman
 
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