I hope news-dot-com-dot-au doesn’t expect us to pay soon
Because, frankly, there simply isn’t much there that’s life shattering or stuff I need to know. Let’s take a look at what the Big Enticer, the front page, has to offer.
- Drug deal gone bad – meh
- New iPad still coming Friday (if I were interested, I’d check Apple)
- Grandpa uses iPad as a chopping board (could probably find that at Daily Dawdle or FailBlog – quick search, no, but 1000s of pics for free as opposed to one)
- Gina Rinehart’s stoush with her daughter – meh
- Cameron Diaz will be 39 forever – groan
- Australia’s most wanted man has a gun – sort of want
- Katter’s gay ad – anyone with a TV and YouTube could have put that up here
- Offices/houses of the future – sort of want but then there’s wired.com, and the rest
- Dominoes pizza is hiring thanks to increased sales from apps – any takers here?
- Ski Oz or NZ – if I’m interested, I’ll check travel sites
- Beyonce – see above
- New Challenger footage – slow news day?
- Pacific Blue flight – hmm, sort of want
- Contraception to birth 90sec vid – the chances it was first published on News Ltd?
- Harry Kewell and that Ben Roberts/Circle story being flogged to death
- Cleaning up flood damage – just think about that for a moment
- Israel/Gaza stoush – strategypage, DebkaFile much more meat and no anti-Israel bent
- It’s hot in Perth – I don’t care
Seriously, that’s pretty much it; information I could find on hundreds of blogs and free news sites. And I find the opinions expressed here and at sites such as Catallaxy more than enough and equal to the task.
Sure, I’ll miss out on a bit, but not a lot.
As I said in an earlier comment, opinion drivers such as Andrew Bolt would likely make a killing if they set up their own, private blog (and podcast) and demanded something along the lines of as little as a $1 per year fee.