Festival of Comments:
LA may have its Festival of Books, but it's Monday, so we're having the FC festival of comments. The past week has been pretty wild, with a lot of great thoughts dropped into the comments, and more than a few that should be revisited (lest they be obscured by the headline-grabbing controversies).
Havisham's Estellar Posts: In between glasses of Viognier, Miss H had some solid predictions for the future of local papers: "I don't think newspapers will be completely gone. A hard copy, when the lights go out is irreplacable. The writing will be more condensed, tailored for the cell phone attention span reader. The link to where you can find a more indepth article online beside each byline."
Indeed, while internet media is often criticized for being too shallow, the web also has seemingly endless resources on the most obscure topics. A media outlet that gave you the news in broad sweeps with deeper resources, but linked you to greater detail and depth sounds like the next step.
Pirates Need Clean Water, Too: A pirate had a response to our query, who pays for clean water?
"In making responsible parties pay, you have to first prove they did it, which takes time and money."
That's no small task, when one considers the legal battles that would inevitably result. An excellent point, Blackbeard.
AP's Lady Lounge: Believe it or not, we can't hand the crown to Mr. Proctor this week. But that doesn't mean he didn't entertain. Upon learning about the imminent freeze of permits for massage parlors, AP said, "Man, that sucks, as I was just going to open the "Doorhanger Lounge" at my apartment...for the ladies, of course." Somehow, we think Barbecuegate will never die.
Playing Favorites: Miss Havisham and Anonymous (that guy is everywhere!) take this week's title for kindly declaring, "This is my new favorite blog." Besides ourselves, no one had been so generous, so for one week, we'll yield to flattery.
Anony makes the further claim, "the best source for local politics news by far." We should note that we only add so much. In large part, we rely on insightful readers to point out things we've missed and add perspective to the various issues of the Foothill Cities. So, many thanks to all who've contributed (either by commenting or by sending us a tip or suggestion). We only hope more folks get involved.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Festival of Comments: