View Full Version : Do You Still Read "The Paper?"

03-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Just curious. Thanks.

03-21-2008, 03:11 PM

03-21-2008, 03:11 PM
An actual paper? No. I do check out Cnn.com and Foxnews.com on a regular basis. And I watch my local news every morning while getting ready for work.

03-21-2008, 03:12 PM
no..I get all the info I need from here

wait..am I retarted?

03-21-2008, 03:12 PM
An actual paper? No. I do check out Cnn.com and Foxnews.com on a regular basis. And I watch my local news every morning while getting ready for work.

Yes, a printed newspaper, local or national.

03-21-2008, 03:16 PM
I read the Wall Street Journal everyday, but I stopped reading the local paper years ago.

Skip Towne
03-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Not any more.

03-21-2008, 03:21 PM
I used to subscribe to the daily paper, but not anymore. I now only pick up the Sunday paper, and that's only if I remember to pick one up when I'm out.

03-21-2008, 03:25 PM
Yes, daily. I usually check online for about 10 minutes when I get up then sit at the kitchen table and read the paper.

Chest Rockwell
03-21-2008, 03:26 PM
Just curious. Thanks.

I read the local independent newspaper weekly, the Denver Post at least 2-3xs a week and Sundays, and the Washington Post on Sundays.

03-21-2008, 03:29 PM
I used to subscribe to the KC Star but the delivery people were horrible so I cancelled. Now I get my news from the Internet including kansascity.com which has all the info from the Star that I'm interested in.

03-21-2008, 03:30 PM
nope, the fumes kinda give me a headache

Zebedee DuBois
03-21-2008, 03:32 PM
Yes, I read the paper daily.

Maybe, because one of the first jobs I has was delivering the Des Moines Register, I got into the habit. Now it is a part of my morning routine. If the delivery person is late, it messes up my whole day. I also check the local paper's web site, and several national sites throughout the day.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 03:34 PM
Never have. I sometimes get the sunday paper for coupons, but, otherwise, I steer clear of news as much as possible.

03-21-2008, 03:54 PM
Every now and again.

03-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Almost never. I used to get a Sun Times every night for the train ride home, but now I either read a book or listen to my iPod. I guess I do buy a paper regularly on Fridays during football season, but that's pretty much it. I get nearly all the information for my Missouri-based teams from the internet.

03-21-2008, 04:06 PM
read the star every day

03-21-2008, 04:08 PM
No, I don't read the "Paper."

I read it online for free, which is exactly in keeping with what I was warning my fellow employees at the Rocky Mountain News about 15 years ago.

Adapt or die.

03-21-2008, 04:23 PM

03-21-2008, 04:24 PM
I read the Kansas City Star everyday, and I glance through the USA Today and the St. Joe paper on a daily basis as well.

Third Eye
03-21-2008, 04:28 PM
From time to time I'll read through the local alternative rag, but that is about it.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 04:28 PM
I can't read.

the Talking Can
03-21-2008, 05:12 PM
almost daily

local, usa today, ny times


I pick up a paper before lunch most days...NY Times Sunday edition most weeks...

03-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Interesting. Thanks guys.

Bill S Preston
03-21-2008, 05:24 PM
I subscribe to a local daily paper, and I browse a couple of national papers online.

03-21-2008, 06:33 PM

03-21-2008, 06:44 PM

I cant justify killing that many trees anymore. :)

03-21-2008, 06:56 PM
every once in a while I will read a sports section

03-21-2008, 07:13 PM
I guess reading is what you'd call it
I have to check a couple of times before it comes back clean

03-21-2008, 07:22 PM
I pick up a Sunday paper but that would be the extent of my printed news.

Simply Red
03-21-2008, 08:12 PM

03-21-2008, 08:22 PM

This is why most papers are losing soooo much money and dying for revenue streams.

I do sometimes read the sports paper in the shitter, if someone left it in there before me.

kc rush
03-21-2008, 08:35 PM
I get the paper daily and try to read it daily too. My dad works for the Star, so I feel like I've got to support the cause. I'll probably go strictly online when he retires in a couple of years.

Until then, maybe I should become the Rexjake of the print industry. Buy the Star... buy the Star... buy the Star. The Star is better than USA Today, the Star is better than the JOCO Sun, the Star is better than that rag Phobia writes for... buy buy buy:):):)

Adept Havelock
03-21-2008, 09:54 PM
I subscribe to the WSJ, KC Star, and read the Times online.

03-21-2008, 10:18 PM
Kinda. I usually read the paper on the bus, but it's only a 12-minute trip, so I only read a few articles here and there.

Mr. Laz
03-21-2008, 10:33 PM
yes ....... paper and breakfast

03-21-2008, 10:39 PM
yes ....... paper and breakfast

It's nice to have these things when I get paid.

Coffee. Nice omelette stuffed with meat and cheese. An elderly waitress to slowly serve my meal knowing she doesn't have to, nein, she wants to.

Always best when we both enjoy it.


03-21-2008, 10:40 PM
Only in waiting rooms.

03-21-2008, 11:00 PM
Only in waiting rooms.

Oh, wait for me, prince of passion...

03-21-2008, 11:16 PM
I read the weekend usatoday.

03-21-2008, 11:16 PM
Oh, wait for me, prince of passion...


03-21-2008, 11:29 PM


Sounded kind of "rest stop" to me.

03-22-2008, 06:00 AM
Yes, the Waterloo Courier

03-22-2008, 08:50 AM
I live far enough out in the Boonies that they don't deliver any kind of daily paper out here. The net and talk radio tells me all I need to know.

03-22-2008, 10:25 AM
I can read the drivel that the Star puts out online, so why would I buy something I can get for free? Especially when it's not worth paying for anyway.

03-22-2008, 10:51 AM
We subscribe to the Desota Commerical Appeal (Memphis) ... mainly coz we got it for about $10 a month (cheaper than buying the Sunday paper for the coupons) but most of the time it goes into the recycle ben on the way inside the house ... wife still lives in the "ole" days when coupons were essential ... thus, Sun. paper is for her.

The few times I've been back in Olathe, I've enjoying reading the Chiefs articles on a hard copy ... but, yes, I Check the Star's sports page several times a day.

But, I do get a lot of my "News" (which is NFL stuff) right here on this great site.

03-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Just curious. Thanks.

on line , sure :)

i still get a paper though.

Ultra Peanut
03-22-2008, 11:38 AM
A few years ago my cousin and I rented a tandem kayak on the beach and went out to see what we could see. It was a very lovely day and the ocean was very calm so once we got out pretty far we decided to kick back and chill out. Now as you can imagine this was a terrible idea. However, before we drifted off into history a magnificent burp rang out across the waters. We screamed and jumped bolt upright, nearly tipping the boat over, and looked to our right to see ... a man in an elegant white kayak, with a black paddle. It was a very fancy kayak. He was a very fancy man as well, wearing an eye-searingly white tuxedo, white kidskin gloves, and a white ten-gallon cowboy hat. Altogether he was nearly blinding in the reflected glare of the sun. As we stared in shock and confusion at this apparition, he laughed and gravely pronounced,

"Whoops! Too many beans!"

Upon which he stuck his paddle back in the water and blithely sailed away. My cousin and I exchanged a silent 'what the ****?!' glance, and then paddled our asses off after him. We neared shore and he rounded a narrow spit of land. My cousin and I reached it only seconds later, and ... he was gone. The beach was as flat and empty as the sea, as far as the eye could see. We paddled back, wondering where the man had come from, where he had gone, and why he had been out kayaking in a brilliantly white cowboy hat, tuxedo and gloves. Finally we reached the little stand on the beach where we'd rented our kayaks and asked the owner if he'd seen the kayaker. He said he'd seen us drifting off near the place where the riptide begins, and had been about to go off after us himself when suddenly we jumped up and paddled frantically away for no reason.

I don't really know what the hell happened there, or how to describe it. But if guardian angels really do exist I'd like to think that mine is the kind of guy that would swan around in a gigantic, ridiculous hat and complain about eating too many beans.

The moral of the story, which I've borrowed from some random person on the internet, is that the Commercial Appeal sucks.