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Yes, Madisonians today (07-27-06) received their daily newspaper and found that, apparently, nothing of interest or importance is happening in the world, so the local journalists reported about earwigs. Yes, the front page is all about earwigs.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=92525&ntpid=1" target="_blank">http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/i...=92525&ntpid=1</a><br><br><br><br>
I don't really know what to say.
 

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Maybe that's why fewer and fewer people bother to subscribe to printed news these days.
 

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To be honest, I'd rather read that than re-re-recycled news about some politician who talks a lot and never does anything. Go earwigs!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>astro</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
America has no concept of earwigs.</div>
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what if a monkey was driving a bus full of earwigs?
 

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I don't know how people aren't just totally facinated by the news of these astonishing, bizarre, and terrifying times we're living in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br><br><br>
But I'm really into lefty political news, and listen to AirAmerica...so maybe I'm weird...<br><br><br><br>
But earwigs are cool too.
 

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earwigs are nasty.<br><br><br><br>
the only reason I read the local paper anymore is for court news... I like to look for people I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I heard earwigs will burrow into your ears and eat your brains while you sleep.<br><br><br><br>
WE MUST WAGE WAR ON THESE TERRORRRRIIITSSSTTTSTST EVAL DOERS!!!
 

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I heard earwigs will burrow into your ears and eat your brains while you sleep.<br><br><br><br>
WE MUST WAGE WAR ON THESE TERRORRRRIIITSSSTTTSTST EVAL DOERS!!!</div>
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No, that's Republicans. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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The Milwaukee-Journal Sentinal doesn't have anything too frivolous on the front page today, but it is not uncommon. They want to do anything they can to sell newpapers to raise their advertising revenue. Sometimes they may be giving people more of what they want to hear, instead of whay they need to hear, but that is bad journalism.
 

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Come on people, I know we can spark debate about earwigs.<br><br><br><br>
Breastfeeding! Immigrants! Swearing! Fireworks!<br><br><br><br>
Out of all the silly things we argue about, earwigs should be up there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I hear they're a good source of B12.</div>
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Lol. Well, if that were true, the day that my baby brother got his fist full of cheese and his other fist full of earwig mixed up was probably one of high nutrition! (Though, he wasn't thrilled about it. And neither was the earwig, I'd imagine.)<br><br><br><br>
troub, I guess that article was for people like you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
OK, but no arguing about earwigs, I'm arguing that newspapers should at least TRY and sound like they're reporting actual information about our community and world. I do not feel like earwigs are important enough to ANYONE to give them a front page slot, or at least not now when so much is happening in the world. Especially since Madison is the state's capital!!!<br><br><br><br>
Or do you think people really need breaks from the 'real' news? I just find it rather irresponsible. Isn't journalism MORE about telling truths and getting people to care rather than just selling papers? Am I too idealistic here?
 

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troub, I guess that article was for people like you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br></div>
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wha?huh?
 

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Here are two earwigs I saw chilling on my front steps a year or 2 ago. They weren't defecating, having abortions, or setting off fireworks. And no, I didn't kill them. I did use the picture of one of them as my wallpaper for a long time.<br><br>
~Wonder <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/f/fc/fc876df2_vbattach4563.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/f/fc/525x525px-LL-fc876df2_vbattach4563.jpeg" style="width:400px;height:330px;"></a>
 

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the cedar rapids gazette often has ridiculously meaningless headlines and assorted blurbs on its front page. for instance, earlier in the summer, i brought in a paper with "why [adam] sandler's dad is cool" and "drag racing is all about speed, competition" boldly placed at the top of the front page.<br><br><br><br>
racing is competitive, and involves speed? really, now? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 
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