JIM PHILLIPS is a buddy of mine here in Rock Hill, SC. He and I have known each other more than 15 years. Now retired, Jim combs the internet for goodies and occasionally finds one that applies to newspapers.
Here’s something he passed along recently, titled “Newspaper Analysis.”
I couldn’t pass it up.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Chicago Tribune is read by people who are in prison, who used to run the state, and would like to do so again, as would their constituents who are currently free on bail.
10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
11. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheists, and those who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
13. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
A FRIEND sent me this video. I’ve watched it a few times, each time fascinated by a different part of what’s going on.
I think you’ll be fascinated, too. Relax…and take a look (or nine).
MURALIST MONA CARON just keeps planting weeds in cities. Well, not literally. But she’s continuing her worldwide Weeds series, colorful renderings of humble plants growing ever taller on buildings from Portland and São Paulo to Spain and Taiwan. Some of her works follow. Dramatic stuff. You can visit her website here.