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2021-07-02 3:33:06 PM  
That's a penis
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2021-07-02 5:07:02 PM  
That has to be intentional.
 
2021-07-02 5:28:32 PM  
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2021-07-02 5:54:49 PM  
Little prick.......
 
2021-07-02 5:56:52 PM  
It's called a heat shaft you immature wankers.  Stupid pricks.
 
2021-07-02 6:01:14 PM  
How to beat something, anyway....
 
2021-07-02 6:01:44 PM  
How can you have any pudding if you don't beat your heat?
 
2021-07-02 6:02:10 PM  
How could you call that a fail? That's the best infographic of all time!
 
2021-07-02 6:05:59 PM  

farkingismybusiness: How can you have any pudding if you don't beat your heat?


Beating my meat is how I make pudding.
 
2021-07-02 6:14:07 PM  
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2021-07-02 6:19:05 PM  
How newspapers can maybe survive:

First, a disclaimer.  I was an avid reader, but had to cancel my subscription 1/21 because:
1)  The news was pretty much press releases released by various mouthpieces
2)  Letters to the editor were considered editorial content
3)  The editorial page turned into a woke bunch of shiat where I didn't even want to read the headline, let alone the story.

So...

Take the USA Today model (news for the brain dead)

1)  National section is actual national news, in depth.  USA Today Pays folks to write headlines, pay them to investigate this shiat.
2)  Local news is, well, whatever locals want to send in.  Missing cat or city hall corruption, strength here drives sales
3)  Sports.  1 page to local sports, 3 more to shiat I don't care about (I don't follow sports)
4)  Entertainment.  Knock yourself out, outside of Sudoku and the crossword I don't care.

What's missing?  Comics, except maybe political cartoons in section #1.  Why?  My local rag censored Doonebury 5-8 years ago, which motivated me to find those comics online.  So San Diego Union Tribune, I understand the decision to censor Doonesbury was before your time, but your decisions to kill the editorial page and run press releases as news sealed your fate.
 
2021-07-02 6:21:51 PM  
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2021-07-02 6:22:08 PM  
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2021-07-02 6:22:58 PM  
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2021-07-02 6:34:10 PM  

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I thought that would be a spit-take, but apparently she swallowed.
 
2021-07-02 6:57:41 PM  
Come on now! Someone had a lot of balls to suggest that graphic. But when they found out what it represented, USA Today probably took that jerk off the payroll before it gave someone in PR a stroke.
 
2021-07-02 7:02:29 PM  
Lol penis
 
2021-07-02 7:49:00 PM  
 one of the greatest graphic design failures of all time:

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By the time this posted, I'm not sure how much overlap there was between the internet users who understood the source and Time magazine subscribers.  But I think somebody quit with a bang.
 
2021-07-02 9:02:08 PM  
Wait a minute, according to that thermometer we want people to set their air conditioner  a degree away from caution?
 
2021-07-03 12:11:32 AM  
Stay in a mid-tier hotel on a weekday, then use it to make a paper-fan?
 
2021-07-03 7:57:26 AM  

Snotnose: 2)  Letters to the editor were considered editorial content


They're not? How would you classify them? They certainly aren't "news."
 
2021-07-03 8:52:07 AM  

Lsherm: Snotnose: 2)  Letters to the editor were considered editorial content

They're not? How would you classify them? They certainly aren't "news."


To me editorial content is somebody with a brain and the interest to research something tells us their opinion.

A letter to the editor is some rando spouting off about Today's Thing That Pisses Me Off.
 
2021-07-03 10:20:40 AM  
*looking at keyboard to see how close m is to h*
 
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