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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"The Newspaper..." 'Obama Da Dog'

Obama Da Dog enjoying the newspaper!

The Newspaper

Can you imagine your grandparents having  read the newspaper and seeing comments like,"IMHO , LOL, and WTF?" Let me start by saying that "WTF" does not stand for Wednesday,Thursday and Friday and In my honest opinion (IMHO) I have never told anyone I am Laughing out loud, (LOL)maybe a smiley face or a tehe, but LOL?

A recent survey  stated more people get their news from the Internet than from newspapers — and more ad dollars went to online outlets than to newspapers. This trend is growing  toward electronic journalism and in the near future  we may not have the luxury of choosing to read a real hard copied newspaper which in itself would be a travesty.

I have been reading the Garden Island News online for almost ten years now. I use to comment to the stories I found interesting and after a few years quit commenting because of the venomous hate from other commenters should you disagree with them. These were the commenters that preached Aloha, that's if you agreed with them, if you didn't agree with them, they were out to get you.

Two weeks ago I decided to subscribe to the Garden Island newspaper, the real thing, the hard copy. The way I read the paper as a young man and youth. I forget how wonderful reading the newspaper can be.  I was not tempted to comment to a story with the potential of being verbally abused  by another commenter that may had disagreed with me.  I do not have to worry about spilling my coffee on my computer and having an expensive repair or having a virus stop me from reading a certain article.

Just relaxing with the Garden island News with my morning coffee in my favorite recliner, dog at my side, is a comfort I had forgotten. 

Reading the hard copy, I do not see all the varied opinions expressed through the comments board. It is comforting reading the newspaper without  other readers chiming in.  I just read the paper without talking back. It's relaxing and feels wonderful to just read the paper like our ancestors did many years ago.

For anyone trying to save a few bucks by reading online, there is still nothing like the Sunday paper.  There are many inserts not available online that are only available with a real hard copied  newspaper that  can save you enough money to pay for the subscription because of  all the coupons to  many stores and restaurants. I  found  coupons  for  free taco's  and  two for one dinners that I never would had found reading online. I was also able to read the comic section in color on Sunday, Charlie, Lucy and Snoopy still make me laugh.

With all the political hate, and social media hoopla out there--along  locally on Kauai  with bill 2491 which has torn a community apart. It  finally  feels awesome to read a newspaper uninterrupted again without commenters ruining the  enjoyment of reading the paper.

I had forgotten the beauty and   fun of asking  others in the living room with you ,"could someone please pass me the sports section?

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6 comments:

Nehama Dina Wolfson said...

I love the way u write

KimoRosen said...

Nehama, Todah Robah, BTW I have a column in the Garden island news every other Monday called Kimo's world were i have essays similar to the enclosed... Hows married life in israel?

Deborah Morel said...

Wouldn't you know it, Kimo, I tried to add a comment on your blog, dakinetalk, and got intercepted 3 times by a something about "You have won money," and in some Thai language here and there! Did you do this as a joke? I enjoyed your story. I agree with you, there is nothing like having a morning cup of coffee and reading the newspaper.

KimoRosen said...

no, just post the comment to the blog here, on this thread, I always tranfer all comments to the blog . No idea what's happening?

KimoRosen said...

your comment is posted on da blog!

Deborah Morel said...

Ok--good!