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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3450 on: November 10, 2023, 09:05:57 am »
I've never been this far (four issues) behind. I've become a lot more selective in the articles that I'm reading--fewer "duty articles." If an article doesn't grab me right from the start, I stop reading it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3451 on: November 10, 2023, 12:24:00 pm »
I do something similar. I was reading the article about free will yesterday and I decided to prove that free will exists by stopping. Take that, you compatibilist philosophers!!  :laugh:
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3452 on: November 10, 2023, 04:40:38 pm »
I also try to eliminate any from the previous presidential administration. Unfortunately with New Yorkers, though, that still requires steely self-control because obviously most stories are not related to national politics. But maybe you just don't want any reminders of those bleak years?

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3453 on: November 13, 2023, 09:41:19 pm »
...maybe you just don't want any reminders of those bleak years?

That's definitely it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3454 on: November 16, 2023, 02:07:15 pm »
The things you learn when you read TNY over lunch:

Barry Manilow wrote the jingles for State Farm ("Like a good neighbor ...") and Band-Aids ("I am stuck on Band-Aids ...").

Who knew? Not me, that's for sure!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3455 on: November 16, 2023, 04:37:37 pm »
I like the way you wrote it better than the way they wrote it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3456 on: November 16, 2023, 05:50:59 pm »
I like the way you wrote it better than the way they wrote it.

Thanks, FRiend.  :)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3457 on: November 19, 2023, 04:29:04 pm »
It's the middle of November and I'm still reading and eating my lunch outside!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3458 on: November 27, 2023, 09:30:05 am »
Tell you what, my subscription expires in February, and I have yet to hear anything about renewing it.  ???
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3459 on: November 27, 2023, 01:01:52 pm »
I have auto-renew but it doesn't seem to help much since my credit card is not automatically charged.
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