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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #270 on: April 16, 2023, 06:25:01 PM »
Today's paper appears to have been made in two different halves by two different companies in two different sizes.

The front sections are 11" x 22" and the back sections are 12" x 21".

The first two pictures show the measured widths. The third picture also deals with width as it shows what the folded paper looks like, with the back sections sticking out an extra inch on the left.

You'd think that they'd have uniformity figured out after almost 130 years.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #271 on: April 26, 2023, 04:30:00 PM »
Boy, they are really messing up lately.

1. First, there was this notice on the front page of today's paper. It mentions deadline problems - time-related issues that did not prepare me for what was (or wasn't) inside.

2. The only time-related issue here is that it's time to find the colored inks. Black-and-white comics? C'mon! (BTW - they're fully-colored in the online edition.............is this another stunt to push people to digital-only?). I included the full-color front page of the main section in the photo to show that I didn't remove the comics' color.

3. I recycle my newspapers by collecting them in a paper bag and alternating where the fold of each paper is, so they don't pile up lopsided. That generally evens the pile vertically.............until you get to the "we-forgot-how-to-fold-a-paper-in-half" editions of the last 3 days.

What's next? White ink newsprint on white paper?


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #272 on: June 12, 2023, 10:00:04 AM »
The Record is really screwing up the print editions these days. One day, they had one comics page in color and the other one in B&W.

But they're not doing themselves any favors with making some ads color and some B&W.

In today's paper, there was a full page ad for sleep chairs. Online, these chairs cost $2,000 each, so I would think the seller would want everything just right in their newspaper ads.

The first pic shows the ad.............uh, oh - B&W! But the kicker is in the bottom right corner (second pic - click to enlarge).

I don't know about you, but I'm kinda torn between the burgundy, the chocolate and the blue.



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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #273 on: December 19, 2023, 11:53:26 AM »
Wow! It's been 6 months! Aside from the comics still being B&W most days and color on the other days, the paper has been somewhat flub-free.............until today.

You know when someone is being quoted and they use a naughty word, so the paper replaces that word with "(expletive)"?

Look what they did today:
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #274 on: January 02, 2024, 03:26:59 PM »
I see The Record is falling back into the habit of dopey captions in the Sports section that tell you that what's being shown is how someone "reacts" to something when they're doing nothing of the sort or just basically doing nothing at all. If there's a true "reaction" shown, then you have to indicate what "action" precipitated it, but that's REALLY asking too much from these poor caption writers.

In today's Sports section - which only has EIGHT pages - there are FOUR idiotic captions, with the first one truly being the dopiest:

1. On Page 1S, the caption says that "Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor warms his hand...". Yes, his right hand is near his mouth, but he's clearly inserting his protective mouthpiece into it. Don't those caption writers even look at the picture? (click to enlarge pictures)

2. On Page 3S: "Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts during the second quarter against Minnesota on Oct. 7". If you know the opponent, the date and even that it occurred during the second quarter, shouldn't you also have the photographer's information about why the coach made this very expressive gesture? A touchdown? Frustration over a bad call? "Reacts" tells us nothing.

3. On Page 4S: "Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point...". She's not shown reacting to anything. She's just caught at the wrong moment by a photographer who should never have submitted this photo (and a photo editor who did no one any favors by OK-ing it for publication)..........so the caption writer isn't the only problem.

4.On Page 6S:  Poor Tyrod Taylor gets the unobservant treatment once again! "...reacts after being sacked...". REACTS? How about he's simply trying to get up? Isn't that obvious?

I guess not.



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