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3017 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Apr 2003 at 9:57 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-25 05:28:21 PM  
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This article is kinda long.
2003-04-25 05:32:54 PM  
I hope they go under. The Reader's Digest is tailor made for idiots. Between the conservative bias, the moronic vocabulary builders, and the stupid anecdotes, I can't read it without feeling the urge to rip it up. The Utne Reader should obtain its mailing list and ambush mailboxes all over the world.
2003-04-25 05:45:39 PM  
My dear Kitschnsync, the world is full of idiots. Would you have them watch TV all the time? Idiots are people too.
2003-04-25 05:46:54 PM  
I don't read much on the crapper, but aren't they good for that, at least? Plus handy emergency TP.
2003-04-25 07:53:12 PM  
I agree with Rctay. RD is McReading, but at least it is somewhat more substantive than than the TV guide and the Nationa Enquirer.
2003-04-25 09:58:06 PM  
The Reader's Digest is tailor made for idiots.

"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the masses."
2003-04-25 10:01:26 PM  
Life's Like That
2003-04-25 10:01:53 PM  
What,are you nuts?
Readers Digest makes terrible TP,it's so shiny it would slide halfway up your back.
2003-04-25 10:05:24 PM  
farking clever farkers. There have been some good headlines lately.
2003-04-25 10:06:20 PM  
Feh, it's either Reader's Digest or the back of the shampoo bottle. Doesn't really matter to me which I read.
2003-04-25 10:07:35 PM  
Damn good headline.
2003-04-25 10:07:42 PM  
It was as if a hundred million voices across middle America were silenced.

2003-04-25 10:09:13 PM  
Of course... most media is geared for 7-8th grade reading levels. It is great for the crapper, Dr. waiting rooms, and starting fires.
2003-04-25 10:10:00 PM  
Like anyone reads that lame-ass mag.
2003-04-25 10:10:37 PM  
Props on the headline.
2003-04-25 10:11:07 PM  
End_Times_are_here!: Of course... most media is geared for 7-8th grade reading level

Scary thought: When I used to write computer manuals for school district adminstrative software, we had to write at a 4th grade level. You'd think the people doing admin work in schools would have a higher reading level . . .
2003-04-25 10:11:58 PM  
boooyah. mad props on the headline, yo!

(covering up the shame of monthly guffaws at "humour in uniform")
2003-04-25 10:12:11 PM  
Bummer for their staff.

Reader's Digest is OK by me. As others have said, there are worse things to read.
2003-04-25 10:13:23 PM  
And to think, they wanted to abridge my work. I told them where they could stick it.
2003-04-25 10:16:06 PM  
I always enjoy the abridged sit-coms on the RDChannel.
2003-04-25 10:16:26 PM  
Thought i was the only one that read the labels on products while on the crapper.
2003-04-25 10:19:58 PM  
04-25-03 10:13:23 PM Kaymon
And to think, they wanted to abridge my work. I told them where they could stick it.

They wanted to abridge my work. I told them "stick it".

Works better, no?
2003-04-25 10:21:35 PM  
Abridge my work? "Stick it"!
2003-04-25 10:22:04 PM  
Life in These United States will be poorer for it.

Why cant you children tolerate quality if you don't agree with its content? Just curious. I don't really enjoy the Digest, but if it makes Grandma happy while she sits on the can, who are you to complain?
2003-04-25 10:22:45 PM  
Wydok: Scary thought: When I used to write computer manuals for school district adminstrative software, we had to write at a 4th grade level. You'd think the people doing admin work in schools would have a higher reading level . . .

You'd think!
2003-04-25 10:28:43 PM  
Just talking about RD makes me want to take a crap. People love grammar. It makes one feel good to correct others? I feel better already. Anyone offer tutoring?
2003-04-25 10:28:44 PM  
Best. Headline. ...In a while.
2003-04-25 10:29:53 PM  
Well, how many people can it take to copy and paste things from other magazines into a new magazine?
2003-04-25 10:33:47 PM  
Cute headline
2003-04-25 10:41:01 PM  
Tomorrow is Eeyore's 40th Birthday (from Winnie the Pooh). In Austin all the freaks gather at a park to celebrate. There won't be any drugs there, ~I promise~.

RD wouldn't publish.
2003-04-25 10:41:16 PM  
Everyone posting here is a human. Humans live on Earth. Reader's Digest is also on Earth. Humans come into contact with Reader's Digest. Therefore, anybody can complain about Reader's Digest.
2003-04-25 10:43:07 PM  
I'm too busy to read the article. Would someone please post the Readers Digest version?
2003-04-25 10:43:46 PM  
End_Times_are_here! man...that makes me with I was in Texas (I never thought I would say that). Oh well, I'll find somewhere quiet, knock back a couple beers, and watch the sunset for him tomorrow.
2003-04-25 10:44:28 PM  
I meant makes me wish I was in Texas.
2003-04-25 10:47:22 PM  
I just thought you had a lisp.
2003-04-25 10:57:35 PM  
I worked customer support over the phone with these guys for a few months a long time back. Reader's Digest is the evilest most vile company I've ever worked for. Praying on old folks with that sweepstakes suckering them in to buying more stuff, high pressure sales, and making it nearly impossible to stop your subscription.

Ugh, just hearing those little old ladies who claim they've won with such excitement in their voices. Then having to tell them "oh no, you have to place the sticker on such and such to mail it in. You're almost there!" when it's just the duplicitous wording of their crap sweepstakes. Makes me throw-up in my mouth.

Damnit! Now I'm pissed off. Grrrrr...

/kicks a puppy on his way out of the thread..
2003-04-25 10:59:27 PM  
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Better for reading on the throne.
2003-04-25 11:00:12 PM  
The best thing in Reader's Digest are those "Build your Vocabulary" exercises. Those are really, really, really, really, really... good.
2003-04-25 11:01:44 PM  
Praying on old folks

You mean "preying...."
I feel sorry for the next puppy Shubai33 meets.
2003-04-25 11:02:26 PM  
Udo even better bathroom reading.

[image from too old to be available] didn't mean THAT kind of bathroom reading...
2003-04-25 11:07:00 PM  
Don't forget to wear a costume to the party. Eeyore's is all about flying the freak flag high.
2003-04-25 11:17:32 PM  
quality headline
2003-04-25 11:33:31 PM  
I agree with Shubai33. I signed up for a discount 1 year subscription and 3 months in they begin bombarding me with "your subscription is about to run out" and "keep it going , re-up today!" Knowing that senior citizens are their bread and butter, I wonder how many of those people die after re-subscribing every time their junk mail told them to. Farking bastiches.
2003-04-25 11:34:02 PM  
At the risk of adding to the echo in here:

Niiiiiiiiice headline...
2003-04-25 11:36:39 PM  
I heard the older employee's pink slips were issued in large print.
2003-04-25 11:39:57 PM  
Reader's Digest gives me reader's indigestion.

Anybody got any Tums?
2003-04-25 11:46:11 PM  
I once took an abridged work of theirs and re-wrote it to sound like the main character stuttered.

Was about normal size after that.
2003-04-25 11:54:10 PM  
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Say, Pinkslip!
2003-04-25 11:55:22 PM  
Wonder twin powers activate! Form of.... costumed farker at Eeyore's. Skimmy down on da seppy tine
2003-04-25 11:59:19 PM  
Nice one, Udo. I'm a proud member of the BRI. Fark readers digest.
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