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(The New York Times)   The Pentagon discontinues its "Earlybird News Service" a daily aggregation of agency-relevant news stories distributed to senior executives there after realizing they all probably get that from Fark now anyway   (nytimes.com) divider line 28
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2013-11-01 01:26:40 PM
Awww... but you could get Earlybird on the... nevermind.
 
2013-11-01 01:36:08 PM
This is unfortunate.  There are a lot of stories in the Early Bird that'd never make it to Fark.  It was quite useful.
 
2013-11-01 01:38:25 PM
God, I hope they get all their information from Fark:

General: "Captain, give me the morning news briefing."
Captain: "Ohhh, a whole lot of idiots in the world today, sir. Naked, drunken idiots. Also a surprising number of cats."
General: "Cats?"
Captain: "Yes sir. Millions of them. They're pretty sarcastic."
 
2013-11-01 01:42:02 PM

Langston: God, I hope they get all their information from Fark:

General: "Captain, give me the morning news briefing."
Captain: "Ohhh, a whole lot of idiots in the world today, sir. Naked, drunken idiots. Also a surprising number of cats."
General: "Cats?"
Captain: "Yes sir. Millions of them. They're pretty sarcastic."


If it makes you feel better, I do get the news that I share (with my little corner of the Navy) from Fark.
 
2013-11-01 01:45:36 PM
For some reason, every time I see that anymore, I first read it as 'the Pentagram.'

Not sure it that's some sort of foreshadowing... or if I've maybe had a stroke. But whichever.
 
2013-11-01 01:53:27 PM
thereafter, subby
 
2013-11-01 01:59:16 PM
Used to do this for our commanding general while working Public Affair in the Air Force. I'd go through both the daily papers and the weekly Westword, clip any relevant story and pass it on. Now it's probably all done on computers and such.
 
2013-11-01 02:00:27 PM

ElLoco: For some reason, every time I see that anymore, I first read it as 'the Pentagram.'


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2013-11-01 02:09:48 PM
Dammit, I actually still read the earlybird, too...
 
2013-11-01 02:20:32 PM
Does anyone know of a replacement service?  I found it quite enjoyable actually.

I also get NYTimes'  TimesDigest which is a 10 page 8x11 PDF summary of the paper, INCLUDING the crossword.  Not cheap, but well worth it.  I've been reading it since college and my office subscribes to it now.  Every exec has a copy on their desk waiting for them when they get in the morning, or ready for them in the car / plane / hotel room if they're traveling.
 
2013-11-01 02:27:45 PM
Dammit, I actually still read the earlybird, too...

Me too, they actually did a really good job compiling those stories. And I've gotten at least two Fark greenlights from stories I found on the Earlybird.
 
2013-11-01 02:31:02 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-01 02:32:44 PM
I always delete the Early Bird email when it hits my In Box. Fark iz gud enuf fo me!
 
2013-11-01 02:35:25 PM
The early bird may get the worm, but I'd rather sleep in and wait for the bacon.
 
2013-11-01 02:40:06 PM

Sean M: Does anyone know of a replacement service?  I found it quite enjoyable actually.

I also get NYTimes'  TimesDigest which is a 10 page 8x11 PDF summary of the paper, INCLUDING the crossword.  Not cheap, but well worth it.  I've been reading it since college and my office subscribes to it now.  Every exec has a copy on their desk waiting for them when they get in the morning, or ready for them in the car / plane / hotel room if they're traveling.


The TimesDigest does a 9 pager for free for those with a .mil.
 
2013-11-01 02:40:42 PM

Triumph: [i.imgur.com image 748x500]


"The coward's fear of death stems in large part from his incapacity to love anything but his own body. The inability to participate in others' lives stands in the way of his developing any inner resources sufficient to overcome the terror of death."
J. Glenn Gary, The Warriors
 
2013-11-01 02:42:31 PM
I seldom read it.

What really killed it was politics; something very similar to the debates about whether CNN or FOXNews is actually covering the news or pushing an agenda and so on. Those who spend a lifetime in the military too often get confused about what a real news product is versus the house organs each post puts out stuffed with happy talk.
 
2013-11-01 02:46:53 PM

edmo: versus the house organs each post puts out stuffed with happy talk.


you should probably read the Early Bird more often...at the very least before posting about it
 
2013-11-01 02:57:29 PM

johnny_vegas: edmo: versus the house organs each post puts out stuffed with happy talk.

you should probably read the Early Bird more often...at the very least before posting about it


Ha!

That is all
 
2013-11-01 02:57:42 PM

Sean M: Does anyone know of a replacement service?  I found it quite enjoyable actually.

I also get NYTimes'  TimesDigest which is a 10 page 8x11 PDF summary of the paper, INCLUDING the crossword.  Not cheap, but well worth it.  I've been reading it since college and my office subscribes to it now.  Every exec has a copy on their desk waiting for them when they get in the morning, or ready for them in the car / plane / hotel room if they're traveling.


The Politio tipsheets maybe? I've never read Earlybird, but Morning Defense might be similar.

This look useful?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-11-01 03:11:35 PM
I loved the Early Bird, that's a shame. But not really a surprise.

/the second mouse gets the cheese
 
2013-11-01 03:41:53 PM
I remember reading it back in the late '70s when I first started working here.  It was reprinted in our agency's bulletin.  Not sure when I stopped.  Amazed it was still going on.
 
2013-11-01 04:18:50 PM
Sounds like that was about as outdated as NiteOwl.....

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-01 04:51:20 PM

doyner: This is unfortunate.  There are a lot of stories in the Early Bird that'd never make it to Fark.  It was quite useful.


But not as entertaining :-)
 
2013-11-01 07:08:16 PM
http://1stheadlines.com

/ troll the Florida section for some easy greenlights
 
2013-11-01 08:31:19 PM

johnny_vegas: ElLoco: For some reason, every time I see that anymore, I first read it as 'the Pentagram.'


This was obviously before the colonel went tits up.
 
2013-11-01 09:33:56 PM

doyner: This is unfortunate.  There are a lot of stories in the Early Bird that'd never make it to Fark.  It was quite useful.


I agree.  I also liked how they would have a few different spins on the same topic by pulling from multiple news outlets.
 
2013-11-02 03:01:48 PM

doyner: This is unfortunate.  There are a lot of stories in the Early Bird that'd never make it to Fark.  It was quite useful.


 - Fark.com
 - strategypage.com
 - sofmag.com
 - motherjones.com
 - npr (since your taxes have already paid for it anyways)
 
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