Newspaper handouts

Photo courtesy of
‘Street Sense, Washington DC’
courtesy of ‘chip py the photo guy’

High off the soy-ink fumes from multiple print runs and overpriced sold-online editions of the election day issue, The Washington Post has a new venture. How better to wring money out of the ever-shrinking paying reader pool than to attempt to sell $10 box-ads to the inauguration day issue?

Place your personal message of congratulations to the new President in the pages of the Historical Inauguration Day edition of the Washington Post and online at

Seriously? Who’s going to buy this?

Better question: Think they’ll accept the following ad? “Hey jeanyus, you could have sent a $3.50 hallmark card to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave with a $0.47 stamp on it and still be $6.03 ahead.”

That’s a hypothetical – I’m not spending the $10.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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