Monday, March 28, 2011

This Blog Is Cheaper Than The New York Times...

...but way less informative...

I think I already used up my 20 free articles with the NYTimes for the month, and it's not even noon.  Time to fork over some cash, I guess.  I don't mind paying 15 dollars a month for 24/7 quality journalism.  What I DO mind is that the crossword puzzle is not included in the deal.  Thanks a lot, Adolph Ochs Sulzberger - if I develop premature Alzheiimers, it's all your fault.

Just had to get that rant off my chest.

Oh, and all you techno-geeks who are cackling about how easy it is to get through the new paywall at the Times?  It's also pretty darn easy to pocket some gum at 7-11 and walk out without paying.  Just sayin'...

Even so, every time I click on that link, I'm tempted to try it.  What is it about white-collar crime that is so appealing?  Is it because it makes us feel smart?

Get thee behind me, hackers!

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[Devil image: vat19]


  1. :) As always, you crack me up.

  2. It will be interesting to see where all of the newspapers end up going with their online presence...

  3. I got a free year pass--I don't know how I got that offer in my inbox, but I jumped right on it. That said, in 2012 when it expires I will happily fork over my money.

  4. Hm. A potentially more unbiased news source then Huffington Post. But maybe less amusing... May have to look into this.

  5. It only takes one bad apple to spoil it for everyone....hahahha

  6. do your children know this?

  7. I signed up. I tried to ask the Washington Post, my hometown paper, how I could offer to pay for my online reading and they couldn't deal with the question. I bet they'll figure out now. I figure if we don't support good journalism we'll have nothing left to support.