Archive for October, 2012

Can we please take a moment to laugh?

Even in the worse of times a chuckle can be found…At a news conference on Sunday, a reporter asked Governor Chris Christie of NJ if he thought hurricane Sandy will affect election day. His reply, as only he can say it: Let’s focus on keeping people alive first because they have to be alive to vote.

The FAA uses three-letter codes to identify airports. So what happened when Sioux City Gateway Airport got theirs? SUX wasn’t exactly what they thought their airport should have as a destination! Airport authorities petitioned for a new code, and in a nod to the Gateway part of the name they were given GAY. Sometimes you just can’t win!

Quote of the Week

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Quotes
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“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” –  Isaac Asimov

After loosing money on its print edition, Newsweek will stop printing its magazine and become a digital-only publication at the end of 2012.
The new all-digital publication, called Newsweek Global, “will be a single, worldwide edition,” Tina Brown, editor, wrote.

From Brown’s email:

“We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it. We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents. This decision is not about the quality of the brand or the journalism, that is as powerful as ever. It is about the challenging economics of print publishing and distribution.

The inexorable move to an all-digital Newsweek comes with an unfortunate reality. Regrettably we anticipate staff reductions and the streamlining of our editorial and business operations both here in the United States and internationally.”

 The 79-year-old iconic magazine was losing ad revenue and single copy sales were down. The current owner, Sidney Harman struck a deal with Brown, editor of The Daily Beast, and Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp (IAC) to run the business.

IAC owns Match.com, Ask.com and CollegeHumor.com and generates most of its revenue from those digital properties. So what else is new? They aren’t going to care about “tradition” or print, only the bottom line.

Wonder when Time will cease printing…

Quote of the Week

Posted: October 15, 2012 in Quotes
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“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.” – Gustave Flaubert

 

This word would be especially useful to us senior folks!

Exhaustipated: Just too tired to give a shit.

Quote of the Week

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Quotes
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“May I never grow to old to treasure ‘once upon a time’.” –  Anonymous