• I've always thought hard copies of newspaper have a lot of extra value. Examples of secondary uses for newspapers: Lining pet cages; cleaning mirrors to a streak-free shine, paper mache;  folding into paper hats, other origami; protecting tables, floors, etc, when undertaking messy projects like painting, screen printing, applying glitter or glue or eating crabs; pasting together ransom notes or less nefarious collages; making benches; wrapping stuff; picking up gross stuff. And then there's the graffiti artist who uses old newspapers as a canvas (for the life of me I can't remember where I read about this and can't find the story. Editor and Publisher, maybe?).
    You just can't do that with a computer monitor.

    October 16, 2008 at 11:46 a.m.

  • A coke costs $1?  Man, where are you buying YOUR drinks at?  HEB most times has name brand 12pks of soda 3 for $10 which would make drinks about .28 cents each.  It would be cheaper if you were talking about generics.  Of course you could be talking about the .99 cent 44oz fountain drinks at Stripes.  hmmm......

    I do not drink coffee in any form so I will not touch that one. However, if there are readers that are in an area that has a Barnes & Noble, they can click here to print a coupon for a free coffee from their cafe (and a 15% off coupon as well). 

    Newspapers do kill trees, can cause paper cuts, and can leave ink on your fingers.  They also do not make very good ice cream floats.  They are pretty much ruined when they get wet, compared to a can or coke which has no effect on their taste when they "sweat".

    They do make good packing material for glass though.  And speaking of glass, they do a good job at cleaning windows.

    haha  Just giving you a hard time.  But really, I was taught long ago when I was in sales that value is anything the customer perceives it to be. 

    October 16, 2008 at 11:21 a.m.

  • Think you needa catchy jingle & a picture a day of a celebrity reading a newspaper & people will come.  People are easy, you just gotta lead 'em a little. If you don't believe me, think about the pocket dog craze &  then everyone started having babies or adopting foreign babies.  Can't leave out the Kabala craze.  Just don't be obvious about it. 
    I asked my parents one year  for Christmas, for a subscription to the paper & wow was it expensive for mail delivery.  I was disappointed but I am happy I can now read it on-line.

    October 15, 2008 at 11:15 p.m.