Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sat night miscellany

A guy sends me things sends me this irresistible picture of a monster catfish.

Sho nuff, the Rocky Mountain News folded its game Friday. The comments on the Web site are interesting. Read them here.
The amazing thing in the comments is the mostly rightist nutcases who attribute the death of the paper to a purported liberal slant in the news. The fact is that people read more news than ever; they just pay nothing for the news they read. This is an individual good -- free news -- that becomes a collective disaster -- no professional news-gatherers and no reliable news. Bloggers and ideologues and cranks of whatever stripe will never be able to replace professionals with time and sources. The San Francisco Chronicle looks like the next to fall, and Seattle may become a no-newspaper city soon.

And look here to see a cool photo of a church in Silver City, N.M., a charming little town in the southwest part of the state.

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