The Original Bloggers  

Fallic40 54M
3214 posts
8/30/2005 2:20 pm
The Original Bloggers

I confess to being a newspaper reader. I read papers from around the world whenever I have time. It is one of the great miracles of the modern age - newspapers on-line.

I just enjoy reading about something much more than I do having it spoon fed to me by Fox and CNN. My favourite newspaper is The Times out of London and I do often purchase the Sunday Times here for the exhorbitant price of $11.

What I do like about the papers most are the columnists. A particular favourite is AA Gill in the Sunday Times. He writes about television and also about restaurants. "But that is what I like to do in my blog" I hear many of you say. "Absolutely" I reply.

These columnists are the original bloggers - think about Miss Manners, Dear Abby also. All hail the original bloggers, we are not worthy to do any more than worship at their IBM Selectrics.

Read some AA Gill (pictured - he just looks like a really arrogant bastard, doesn't he) reviews online. Read some of Michael Winner's reviews online. Perhaps try to write a Michael Winner style diatribe on the crappiest restaurant in your area, a piece of shit movie that stole your money, that vacation hot spot that wasn't hot (but you did break out in spots) and we can all meet and share .........say next Tuesday after the holiday weekend.

And remember, you are not a restaurant reviewer if you do not complain about something and send it back to the kitchen. I selected "cranky" as a mood to achieve the necessary mood to be a "critic".

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
8/31/2005 5:06 am

and i complained at paying 2.50 for a daily mail and 6 euros for a sunday times

I'm a

i'm here to stay

KhaosKitty 43F
123 posts
8/31/2005 10:31 am

There is something amazingly sensual about a newspaper. About any actual paper, really. I think it's the tactile edge. It's something that people seem to be forgetting about as the digital age marches on. And columns were always - for me at least - heightened by that. The ability to jab the paper with your finger and say "Exactly!" in just that tone of voice. Cutting out a favorite article/editorial/cartoon and posting it so that others could see it. Highlighting or underlining the bits that are most relevant to you...

I miss papers. Now I have to go buy one...

Fallic40 54M
1858 posts
9/5/2005 9:50 am

The Times has had the best coverage and the most pointed commentary of the New Orleans debacle. Friday had an especially pointed commentary on the failing of George Bush. Just google The London Times and you can access the online version.

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