Monday, November 30, 2009

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

Why is it that the nation that put a man on the moon can't produce a plastic bag that will keep a newspaper dry?

Not that it matters much anymore. Today's Houston Chronicle was about the thickness of a Hershey bar. Soon it'll be so thin it'll disappear.


  1. Here in Louisiana, we call the New Orleans newspaper "the incredible shrinking Picayune." It gets thinner and thinner by the week.

  2. THE WASHINGTON POST is rushing to slim down to the size of the PHILADEDLPHI INQUIRER. Damnedest thing, of course, is that many of these papers have been profitable, Just Not Profitable Enough for their new masters, who start firing as a result.

    wv: peesms

  3. Profitable but "Just Not Profitable Enough" is the reason one editor gave me when Ballantine stopped publishing westerns. And we all know what happened to westerns.

  4. Cutting Off the Nose being a real corporate cliche.