Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Educational Reading

One of the things I sometimes miss from the US is the cartoon section of the newspaper.  I read somewhere that you can tell a lot about a person by what section of the newspaper they read first (financially successful people of course read the business section and the financial pages).  Me?  If there is a cartoon section, that's my first choice; otherwise, the style magazine.  I'll get around to the front page and the finance pages, just to get my money's worth.  I buy a Sunday paper about once a quarter and it will take me about two weeks of casual reading to get through it all.  

Newspapers are very political over here in a way I'd never encountered.  Last I knew in Oklahoma City, there was E. K. Gaylord's Daily Oklahoman.  I never heard of another paper there, not that I was much interested one way or the other.  In Salt Lake City, Mormon's tended to buy the Deseret News, whereas non-Mormons would buy the Salt Lake City Tribune.  I always found it interesting that they were printed in the same place. 

Over here we have The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and they all apparently have political leanings.  If you're interested in this sort of thing, you can get started here.  Whilst there are lots of interesting things there, none of them is particularly generous in providing cartoons, but there are quite a few online (ie, free).  I did some digging around for some of my favourites.  Of course this is all a colossal waste of time!



James said...

Gathering a smile for others is never a waste of time,thank you!

Jersey Mom said...

I enjoy the cartoon section as well. After I'm done with it, I save that section for future use - to wrap presents.

Struggler said...

Sorry, my RSS feed for some reason is being a bit slow on showing me your postings.
My parents love Matt in the Daily Telegraph and quite often send me his view of the world!

Rick Stone said...

I always read the main news section (including the front page) first then move on to other sections. Usually save the comics for last so I can have a smile after reading all the bad news that seems to make up most of the paper today. BTW, E. K. Gaylord passed away some years ago at age 101. (Worked full time right up to the end.) His son, Edward, then took over but he too has passed on. The Oklahoman today is still owned by Edward's kids but they have hired management operating it. It no longers has a complete right wind tilt but has still not gone as far left as most of the media in this country.

Leigha said...

I love comics, too. I wonder how different my life would be if I read the financial section first? :)