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31Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue Jan 16 2018, 14:39

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I've read The Guardian for what seems like forever. It was the Manchester Guardian when I first started reading it,and it was pretty hard going.
I read The Guardian now,more out of habit than anything. Two quid is a hefty sum to pay,for something I only get time to read at around two o'clock in the afternoon.
And if you're a horse racing fan,The Guardian is the last place to look.
Lusty is probably right when he asks if certain readers are simply looking for affirmation of their existing views,but,such is life.
It's rather like peoples ideas about Brexit. 'You voted leave. You disagree with me. Ergo,you're an idiot.

32Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue Jan 16 2018, 18:10

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Guest wrote:I used to hate delivering the Sundays as a kid.

If anybody knows them, there are some large half-timber fronted black & white houses on Church Rd opposite the top of Harpers Lane and they've got absolutely tiny letter boxes.

It used to take me ten minutes to post the Observer and The Sunday Times through because I had to break them down into smaller chunks to be able to get them through.

The bloke complained once and I got bollocked for "breaking his newspaper".......

Knobhead......
Hi.

I sure know where you are. 

I lived near the top of Ivy Road and walked to Church Road school past those houses as a boy.

Who did you deliver for ?

The newsagents at the top of Bennetts Lane?

33Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 07:30

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I don't but I will read them in the cafe when I'm there it's usually the Sun or the Tories eat new born babies Mirror. If lucky the Mail, but the other two are such a pile of shit the front page of the sun seems obsessed with Ant and Dec mainly Ant,what is this obsession with these two clowns that they get front page cover and serious stuff gets tucked away inside. Ant balloon head never seen such a distance between eyebrows and hairline except on a bald man. Camera pans to Ant n Dec who make puerile puns and the country put them on the level of Morecambe & Wise. Mike & Bernie winters more like.

34Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 10:03

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I buy a paper if I've got a lazy day and time to read which isn't often and its always the Daily Mail which is a strange choice for someone at the opposite end of the political spectrum.
I wouldn't buy a broadsheet because they are more difficult to read/handle and I find the Mail is the best of the tabloids for news writing and sports writing.

I think the book shops in the big cities are still doing well, I don't like how they have space taken  over for  cafes, but needs must.I'd never read a book online or on a kindle, nothing beats holding a book and I'm happy to pay full price for a new copy rather than go down the amazon route.

And I know the houses referred to opposite Harpers Lane, I saw someone I knew walking out of one a few years ago when i was driving past and mentioned to my mother "so and so seems to be doing all right" Apparantly she didnt own the house but was a cleaner there haha

35Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 12:57

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What annoys me about the big hitters,is their obsession with pull-out sections. If you buy the Telegraph on Saturday,you've got about six sections to deal with.
Most of them are only worthy of a parrot cage.

36Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 13:27

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
I don't read newspapers any more - pretty much gave up after I fell out with The Guardian and Independent. My social feeds keep me up to speed and The Week app (which I love) gives me a nice summary of all the important, and real, news. I typically check out the BBC homepage stories on my way to work too.

37Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 14:28

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@boltonbonce wrote:What annoys me about the big hitters,is their obsession with pull-out sections. 
They try to be all things to all people. When the missus and I have a weekend lie in with coffee and the paper we divvy it up and I invariably get the sport, culture and crossword sections and she goes for the fashion, travel and cookery - whilst we take turns at reading the main bit and the magazine. The only bit that neither of us bother with is the cars section.
Sounds like a typical gender-based split but I have no interest in shopping or fashion and am a competent chef and she is decent at sport (mainly tennis) but  isn't that interested in reading about it so it sort of works out OK. Just goes to show that despite us not considering ourselves to be tied to gender stereotypes, when it comes down to it we probably are and the weekend paper pull-outs work well for us.

38Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 14:57

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@wanderlust wrote:They try to be all things to all people. When the missus and I have a weekend lie in with coffee and the paper we divvy it up and I invariably get the sport, culture and crossword sections and she goes for the fashion, travel and cookery - whilst we take turns at reading the main bit and the magazine. The only bit that neither of us bother with is the cars section.
Sounds like a typical gender-based split but I have no interest in shopping or fashion and am a competent chef and she is decent at sport (mainly tennis) but  isn't that interested in reading about it so it sort of works out OK. Just goes to show that despite us not considering ourselves to be tied to gender stereotypes, when it comes down to it we probably are and the weekend paper pull-outs work well for us.

You missed out what you both had for breakfast.

39Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 15:27

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@wanderlust wrote:They try to be all things to all people. When the missus and I have a weekend lie in with coffee and the paper we divvy it up and I invariably get the sport, culture and crossword sections and she goes for the fashion, travel and cookery - whilst we take turns at reading the main bit and the magazine. The only bit that neither of us bother with is the cars section.
Sounds like a typical gender-based split but I have no interest in shopping or fashion and am a competent chef and she is decent at sport (mainly tennis) but  isn't that interested in reading about it so it sort of works out OK. Just goes to show that despite us not considering ourselves to be tied to gender stereotypes, when it comes down to it we probably are and the weekend paper pull-outs work well for us.

You missed out what you both had for breakfast.
The missus always says her day doesn't really start until she gets something hot and filling inside her.

40Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 15:43

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
@wanderlust wrote:
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@wanderlust wrote:They try to be all things to all people. When the missus and I have a weekend lie in with coffee and the paper we divvy it up and I invariably get the sport, culture and crossword sections and she goes for the fashion, travel and cookery - whilst we take turns at reading the main bit and the magazine. The only bit that neither of us bother with is the cars section.
Sounds like a typical gender-based split but I have no interest in shopping or fashion and am a competent chef and she is decent at sport (mainly tennis) but  isn't that interested in reading about it so it sort of works out OK. Just goes to show that despite us not considering ourselves to be tied to gender stereotypes, when it comes down to it we probably are and the weekend paper pull-outs work well for us.

You missed out what you both had for breakfast.
The missus always says her day doesn't really start until she gets something hot and filling inside her.

Alan Houghton seems to be the same way

41Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 16:01

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@wanderlust wrote:The missus always says her day doesn't really start until she gets something hot and filling inside her.

Why is she having breakfast with KP?

42Are newspapers dead? - Page 2 Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Wed Jan 17 2018, 16:33

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@wanderlust wrote:
@Natasha Whittam wrote:
@wanderlust wrote:They try to be all things to all people. When the missus and I have a weekend lie in with coffee and the paper we divvy it up and I invariably get the sport, culture and crossword sections and she goes for the fashion, travel and cookery - whilst we take turns at reading the main bit and the magazine. The only bit that neither of us bother with is the cars section.
Sounds like a typical gender-based split but I have no interest in shopping or fashion and am a competent chef and she is decent at sport (mainly tennis) but  isn't that interested in reading about it so it sort of works out OK. Just goes to show that despite us not considering ourselves to be tied to gender stereotypes, when it comes down to it we probably are and the weekend paper pull-outs work well for us.

You missed out what you both had for breakfast.
The missus always says her day doesn't really start until she gets something hot and filling inside her.

affraid

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