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OT - anonther great fire sale

Today the New York Times is 50% off. 
https://www.nytimes.com

It is a great place to read in depth interviews and reporting on Washington.  Though labeled "fake news" by some, it is the outlet of choice for President Trump and Speaker Ryan for their longer interviews (the former expresses policy statements and the latter "concern" for those policy statements primarily through Twitter).

Egg-related content - The paper version is great for lighting a chimney starter full of your favorite lump. The NYT crossword is a great way to time your cooks. Monday puzzle for steaks, Wednesday for spatchcocked chicken and Friday for brisket*.

PS - the op-ed page will infuriate everyone who reads it at some point. 

* I have never solved a Friday puzzle, but it would take me a long time if I could.
LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
Karubeque C-60 Dishwasher (when time is no object)
Owner of multiple large scale refrigeration devices (sometimes too many)
Vertically integrated BBQ and charcuterie operator, for recreational use only
Elicitor of secrets from goats through unconventional methods
Sourdough bread enthusiast

Houston, TX

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,170
    edited September 2017
    People still buy newspapers? 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,127
    People still buy newspapers? 
    for puppy training =)
  • What's this newspaper thing you speak of?

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,500
    People still buy newspapers? 
    I can't speak for "people" but I pony up for two electronic subscriptions.  NYT and WP subscriptions have risen sharply in the last 10 months for some reason. 

    When the best in depth reporting on TV is John Oliver (and it is), I gotta read a little. 
    LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
    Karubeque C-60 Dishwasher (when time is no object)
    Owner of multiple large scale refrigeration devices (sometimes too many)
    Vertically integrated BBQ and charcuterie operator, for recreational use only
    Elicitor of secrets from goats through unconventional methods
    Sourdough bread enthusiast

    Houston, TX

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,170
    20stone said:
    People still buy newspapers? 
    I can't speak for "people" but I pony up for two electronic subscriptions.  NYT and WP subscriptions have risen sharply in the last 10 months for some reason. 

    When the best in depth reporting on TV is John Oliver (and it is), I gotta read a little. 
    Yup. You do have to pony up to get more than the headlines. 
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,855
    edited September 2017
    Eggheadforum and Facebook is all you need to know. If you want to go indepth then DVR all the late night monologues. You would then know more than Congress, the POTUS and his cabinet.

    I just saw that if you put term limits at 12 years over half of Congress would have to retire. Via Facebook.


    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • Don't forget Yahoo.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • I have a WaPo subscription and find that's enough.  I'm glad during these times that someone like Marty Baron is at the helm.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • 20stone said:
    I can't speak for "people" but I pony up for two electronic subscriptions.  NYT and WP subscriptions have risen sharply in the last 10 months for some reason. 
    Note that any NYT physical subscription gets you unlimited online access. I pay for the Sunday paper, use it for the parrot cage, and read articles on my phone all week.  You'd think that the electronic subscription would be cheaper but it's not, or wasn't when last I checked.  This is because the Times decided to present its electronic-only audience as mega-engaged so they can justify a premium price for ad space on the web and app platforms. At first, those ads were all stuff like Sotheby's Real Estate and Cartier watches. Which, fine- if your time's too valuable to figure out how to get a break on the electronic version of the paper, you're more likely to be interested in a $10K watch than I am, certainly.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,036
    People still buy newspapers? 
    I do - four of them. But I'm an old guy used to (and who enjoys) reading newspapers.

    However, these days I only get my local paper delivered in newsprint, I switched the others to digital only a couple years ago.

    EVERYONE should at least subscribe to their local paper. A good local newspaper is necessary to help keep an eye on local government shenanigans. 
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • Liberal rag...
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,647
    We get the Times delivered weekdays and our local rag weekly. We usually pick up a Guardian on Saturday and have an online sub for the Telegraph to do the crossword.
  • 20stone said:
    People still buy newspapers? 
    I can't speak for "people" but I pony up for two electronic subscriptions.  NYT and WP subscriptions have risen sharply in the last 10 months for some reason. 

    When the best in depth reporting on TV is John Oliver (and it is), I gotta read a little. 
    Love John Oliver, wishe he would cut the comedy routine and just stick to the reporting.  It is great.  Vice used to be really good, but has gone downhill since Shane Smith sold out to the highest bidder.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • Here is the reporting and editing we get from other sources:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/irma-devastating-us-emergency-chief-133542792.html

    "The FEMA chief said Irma would be only the fourth Category Five hurricane to hit the United States since 19851 and the first since Hurricane Andrew in 1992."

    Notice any typos?  They can't even copy Wikipedia correctly.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • I have an e-Subscription to the Austin Paper.  I used to have both but I finally weened myself of needing a paper version- prefer reading it on the iPad now.
    LBGE, Charbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Weber Kettle Premium, Yeti 65, RTIC 20, Yeti 20 oz Rambler, Yeti Colster, RTIC Lowball

    Not quite in Austin, TX City Limits
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 605
    I'd much rather read a physical paper than surf a news site for sure
    I cook. I eat. I repeat. Thornville, Ohio
  • What, no Playboy subscribers? Certainly some among you must buy purely for the articles.
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