Friday, March 18, 2011

The feedback is in, NY Times:


This just really makes me laugh.

HERE.

18 comments:

Nini said...

I don't mind paying for access. I have at various times paid for WSJ and Financial Times. But never on a regular basis. I remember TimeSelect where I paid $50/year. I thought that was reasonable and back then the ads were not as intrusive or Gucci/Black Swan-ified. $20/month ($240/year) is just too much. Also, the iPad app crashes so much and loads so inconsistently, I refuse to pay for that.

rerun delaney said...

i was all set to buy eileen murphy a good stiff gin and tonic when she responded to the LIBRARIAN in ohio. of course the woman reads more than 20 frickin articles a month. THIS is the person you want to shut out?

Anonymous said...

Who believes it when he claims he has already given to the cleft-palate children?

Decorno said...

Anon - I totally do not.

Penelope Bianchi said...

It is beyond ridiculous.......and you are the "fun factor"!

the wonderful funny voice in the wilderness! Don't ever leave us again!

We need you desperately!

Penelope

Penelope Bianchi said...

ps i do believe that. anyone who would claim to have donated to the cleft-palate children who did not.....would be struck by lightning within 24 hours. I am sure that is true.
He would be dead. You cannot lie about that stuff.

Anonymous said...

He so clearly added that part at the end in the spirit of "Don't get me wrong, I have many black friends..."

MoreSkinnyDays said...

To me this seems fair. At one time or another have subscribed to radio, TV, magazines, print newspapers, Netflix, and wine. I don't see that a quality read like NYT should be any different.

I am thinking the librarian's employer can spring for a work-related subscription. If she's reading NYT at home she needs to mix it up a bit and take a tennis class instead.

Anonymous said...

Not related to current post, just possibly a topic for a future entry.

Dear Decorno,

I just saw a post on Sartorialist about Garance Dore wearing her Prada shoes. She looks fabulous of course and I enjoy both their blogs, so this is not a criticism of my favorite blog couple. But it made me wonder what type of income level ladies get to where they are able to justify regular purchases of couture items.

My husband and I each make six figures, yet the thought of spending more than $300 on a pair of shoes makes us both question our sanity. It's not that I am not a clothes hound, I am. I buy Italian shoes, Citizen jeans, and have a collection of buttery leather Coach bags before they went ghetto-fabulous--I get it! But if one doesn't subscribe to carrying credit card balances, how does one do it? Who really owns Hermes bags?

isavirtue said...

aww man...i have a cleft lip and it's so weird to see when other people mention it. i didn't think anyone cared and i don't think he does either! lol

it was fun to read those comments though, thanks

MoreBloatedNights said...

Dear MoreSkinnyDays:

You don't fool us. The only thing you subscribe to online is the Frosting of the Month Club.

Anonymous said...

About the pay walls: They're popping up everywhere, as expected. I understand that journalism has had a broken business model for some time now. I also understand the need for revenue and probably am willing to pay for good content. Problem is, I think the bar has been raised on what constitutes "good" content. Until BBC, Al-Jeereza English, _The Guardian_ , CBC, and many other smaller venues start charing, too, I'll just be moving over to those.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I knew a boy with cleft palate, when I was a young girl. I did not know what it was!!....

Later, I found out. I would send them money. They are a good group.... They would not trick you!

Anonymous said...

anon 9:33
First of all the word couture gets tossed around incorrectly -- I think you mean designer. Couture is all hand made and the designer must be a member of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and adhere to very strict guidelines etc. to be called couture. I remind my fashion students and interns of this frequently.
Not certain where you are finding Prada for $300, unless it's a wimpy sandal.
And yes, there is wealth out there. Investment bankers, hedge fund managers, entrepeneurs, inherited wealth, and so on. If you are pulling in $40k to $50k per month, then what's the problem with buying a $700 pair of shoes?

sciencegeek said...

I got the free account until the end of the year thing that they're giving to some people and I'm still seeing ads.

Don't I feel special.

Anonymous said...

Dear Isavitu,

I think the posts mentioning cleft lip/pallet are referring to pre-surgery photos.

Clearly, after the surgeries, the transformations are absolutely amazing.

I think people's hearts go out to little children who have to experience surgeries at such a young age. That's where the discomfort comes from, I think.

So don't take it personally, everyone feels bad when they see pics of children in need.

Anonymous said...

I do love that cleft palates and Hermes bags are being discussed from the same post. This is why we missed you Decorno.

Anne said...

We pay for magazines and newspapers and they are full of ads...

I'd be pissed too though.