Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 7th, 1976

Paper was late again and that was just the beginning of a slow, boring day. Dad picked me up a couple of things to read when he cashed in his tickets over the river but that was the highlight of the day. Not even anything worth watching on TV.

NOTES: I looked at a copy of the newspaper the other day. It was smaller, thinner and on a different type of paper. wasn't really what I would call a newspaper. The comic strips are literally so small they can't be easily read, there are no movie ads, just times, and the classified section only runs on certain days. Outside of the local news and sports, the obits and weather the rest seems to be wire service reports. Sigh. This is progress? Probably still doesn't show up on time for subscribers anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I was just discussing with a co-worker the other day the absense of movie ads in newspapers. I recall half and even whole sheet ads for major movie releases in the late 70's and early 80's. I collected every version of ads for the first and second Superman movies.

    And you're right about the comics page. The size and limited selection is horrendous. It's a crime even Dick Tracy can't solve.