Doesn’t GoComics have alerts?
Phone alerts are like gnats! Texts are almost as bad. Most of the emails are also inane.
Is it okay to have dessert at one in the morning?
I’m reminded of someone who used to stockpile newspapers, and carefully read them on a three week delay.
He felt that he was thus well informed, but it took some of the hysteria out – any crisis expressed in breathless terms had probably come to a conclusion by the time he found out about it, one way or another.
And I saved certain individual comics to read last of them all, like eating the cherry on top … then used the newspaper pages to catch vegetable peelings to compost. As far as I know, there’s no app for composting yet.
(Years ago, I saved Art Buchwald columns and Pat Oliphant cartoons to read last — and clipped many of them to save and savor for years after.
Big L is right, the comics are dessert.
I faithfully subscribed to my local newspaper, right up until the day they decided that comics weren’t important and went from a 1/2 page with a crossword puzzle and a suduko down to 2 comic strips. Now i won’t even subscribe for digital access. After all the doom and gloom you need some decent chuckles, and 1 or 2 comics just don’t cut it in this world.
Or at least a dessert that is big enough to be appreciated.
I love dessert! I compliment the full page of comics in our newspaper with a bunch more from gocomics.
I miss my morning newspaper, it was from the previous evening, but was a treasured time before waking the children and bundling them off to daycare and heading to work at the hospital, or a bit of relief before the “day off” job of raising children and “keeping house”. Coffee and quiet at 5am. National and local news, op/eds, and the funnies and Dear Annie. I remember when, back in the 70’s, I realized the “news” wasn’t necessarily the truth. Tried to keep paper newspaper, but it was just a shell. Fosters Daily Democrat (Dover NH) RIP.
Without the comics, one might actually take the paper seriously.
I began learning how to read by reading the funnies with my father.
Now, if only more newspapers had affordable on-line reading options for those of us who have impaired vision, and fewer had functions that prevent people from mailing the stories to themselves. That is a needed option for people with impaired vision since not all fonts work for all people so mailing to oneself with the font changing to the chosen mail font makes text accessible. Just increasing size does not suffice. Font (or clarity of handwriting in comics, which is great in Candorville) and contrast are among the other factors which matter with damaged eyes.
When you’ve read a newspaper, it’s over. You have time to digest the good and the bad. Online there is always another bit of bad news, misunderstood science news or (for some reason becoming popular) video of really bad public behavior. The newspaper news used to be the “watercooler conversation” topic of the day. Now that news has become infinitely “balkanized”, it is rare to find common ground.
I agree! I always make sure to at least read the comics at the end. It cheers me up after all the bad news.
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as a wise man once said. life is too short and uncertain eat dessert first.
I only use this website because the comics are the only good part of the newspaper, and the subscription rate is WAY cheaper to get just the “good parts” version.
I stopped reading the New York Post because they stopped printing comics, I also despided tgeir politics.
I knew a fellow too cheap to buy a newspaper. He maintained someone always left one around, free to him. He knew everything in yesterday’s newspaper. Very close to today’s.
With that in mind, a three month old newspaper usually makes good reading too.
Lemont is right:
The last time I had a Newspaper subscription, the Only thing I bothered to read was the Comics.
Then, they stopped printing my 3 Favorite Comics and I cancelled the subscription.
Eat dessert first, always good advice.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir