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Monday, December 2, 2013

"Reading newspapers like our ancestors did..." 'James "kimo" Rosen'

Obama Da Dog enjoying the newspaper! 

This blog also appeared
as my column in the Kaua'i Garden Island news on 12-02-13"
with the title "Please, hand me the paper so I can relax..."  

Please click on link and  then click on recommend in the upper left column.  It helps show the editors that people are reading my articles....
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/please-hand-me-the-paper-so-i-can-relax/article_3f481ed4-5afa-11e3-b695-001a4bcf887a.html

Reading  newspapers like our ancestors did

By the way, (BTW)can you imagine your grandparents having  read the newspaper and seeing abbreviated  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) except maybe my BFF (Best friend forever)

For your information (FYI)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. To quote Paul Simon,"there was slander, libel and words I never heard in the bible" 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.

A few months ago I decided to subscribe to the Garden Island newspaper, the real thing, the hard copy. The way I read the paper in my youth and as a young man. 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 particular article.

Just relaxing with the Garden island News with my morning coffee, in my favorite recliner, dog at my side, is a comfort and luxury of life  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 itself. 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 are still around  to make me laugh, sometimes even out loud.

With all the political hate and social media hoopla out there--along locally on Kaua'i  with bill 2491 which has torn a community apart. It  finally  feels awesome to read a newspaper uninterrupted again, without commenters chiming in and  ruining the  experience and enjoyment. With all said, there are still those that enjoy commenting with one another, to each their own.


I had forgotten the beauty and  fun of asking  others in the living room or coffee bistro ,"could someone please pass me the sports section, or better yet  please hand me the forum page.



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32 comments:

Rick Comstock said...

another nice piece Jimbo.....I was one with the paper every morning and could pick it up later in the day. I would find new adds and be humored by all the rules being thrown out in journalism. The new stories that appeared three days earlier on the computer simple became this mornings new news. I loved the advertisements with fonts or colors just blend together for a daily game of figuring out who , what, and where. Or the Sunday paper that advertises the sale that ended the previous Thursday. All is well now, the new age of technology is winning. My vision of the local paper becoming a insert three times a week in a larger paper not far away. Kauai Times and Mid Week Kauai might soon have that TGI insert first. I do use LOL.

KimoRosen said...

Besides checking the online version to see if my article got in and to see how many people recommend or share i much prefer the real genuine paper... like the articles says... Did you remember to hit recommend or even leave a comment like this one? Mahalo in advance...

KimoRosen said...

I like to use LTMS (laughing to myself silently) I made that one up! ;D)

Rick Comstock said...

I do like everything you write about.....it is one of my fond memories of the paper. I'll go back in and do the recommend thing. I liked the TGI before they took the local out of the paper sending many home....sorry but it all started 4 years ago....

KimoRosen said...

it's sad, but then again if Oahu publications had not bought TGI, they might not even be operating today... I am thankful they are still here. I hope they sell tons of subscriptions and ads and are here for another 100 years!

KimoRosen said...

I have an idea? send in your above comment to the letters section? maybe add a few sentences?

sue siegal said...

ILRU. I love reading you.
Susie

Rick Comstock said...

"I know the bean counter, she has the real view of what happened, so does the old bean counter, he watched it begin. I too am glad something continues but to watch advertising dollars pealed away for several years to the entity that currently owns TGI was without question stripping assets as does the corporate raiders like Bain Capitol. The press was to go to Canada and still sits in Lihue. A newspaper only generates income from selling adds, Once the sale was completed the adds returned but even then OPI owns all the printing for Maui and Kauai, Oahu and soon most of the big island...its all about printing and keeping their presses rolling with their asset stripping. It's all about coming in the back door using the front office manager."

KimoRosen said...

I published a magazine for seven years in Alaska. Publishing is a'tough nut to crack." I give TGI credit for still being here! Free enterprise is out there and nobody else has come along to compete, why? Because it's a rewarding but tough business. I give Oahu Publications credit!

Susana Summmers said...

congrats on your garden isle page !
Was SO happy to see your inner Art Buchwald finally being exercised !

Xoxox

Sent from my iPhone

Bettejo Dux said...

Loved Kimo's column. Thank you Editors for cleaning up the discussion site. Love the Forum and I've been here for over forty years.
Thank you Paul Forgues. "...having massive sex and popping out babies..."" I'm simply stunned. I've never known a 'pastor' to make such a statement. There's a lot more to this, Paul. The Christian Fellowship is one of the wealthiest and most powerful sects on Kauai. They proudly pal with Pioneer, one of the most disgusting corporate entities in the world, and deceitfully peddle their GMO corn field to kids "giggling through and making friends with 'vampires'." quote Rick as harmless and non toxic. Of course it is...they don't spray when the kids giggle through
Pioneer carelessly, frequently and abundantly spray their fields with toxic pesticides and herbicides. These air borne toxins drift with the wind into schools, houses, stores, the hospital and anything or anyone else that gets in its way. The sprayers wear protective gear. Ever wonder why?
Please read The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power ---accent on secret--by Jeff Sharlet.

Pete Antonson said...

YYSSW CSG TTFN

KimoRosen said...

TPA (Thanks Pete Antonson) and what does your stand for? ;D)

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You, Douglas Dunn, Rema Murphy and Rick Comstock like this

Linda Meyers said...

TTFN is ta ta for now NOt sure about the rest

KimoRosen said...

Thanks McNuggett

Linda Meyers said...

YYSSW I've seen before, but without seeing it in context I am not sure what it means.

Rick Comstock said...

Just how many newspapers assist the morning constitutional ?

Rick Comstock said...

Just how many newspapers assist the morning constitutional ?

KimoRosen said...

good question? Do you mean what is the circulation of hard copied papers?

Rick Comstock said...

Just the question....does it help you ?

KimoRosen said...

Don't understand your question?

Rick Comstock said...

I'll put it in laymen terms.....do you use the newspaper in the restroom to help with the morning "stink-myo" ?

KimoRosen said...

Ok, I get it. Answer is no, I am in and out as quick as possible! ;D) how bout chu?

Rick Comstock said...

No, don't subscribe and the taking electronics in their could effect your health...

KimoRosen said...

funny...LTMS

Pete Antonson said...

YYSSW.....Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever
CSG.......Chuckle, snicker, grin
TTFN.......Ta ta for now

KimoRosen said...

VFP DYMTU (Very Funny Pete-did you make that up?)

Pete Antonson said...



Pete Antonson http://www.webopedia.com/qui.../textmessageabbreviations.asp

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo professor Antonson! ;D) I'm saving it!

Jean Bornell said...

The danger in writing to be POPULAR -
you pull info off the POORLY informed...

your favorite fastfood - and asking for mayo...
-- gag me w a spoon

I am sorry there are any businesses
that are not local / local plant-based /
local architecture - natives can HIRE
just the same as franchises that will KILL U

KimoRosen said...

Jean,

You need to relax! Chill as they say) ;D)

My writing is satirical. Andey Rooney& Art Buckwald are my mentors. My last article was about the hard copied newspaper. I am not writing a textbook on eating proper. I am writing for fun and to hopefully entertain and put a smile on someone's face. Obviously I am not succeeding with... Aloha, xoxooxjr