Monday, December 20, 2004

Workingman's Bible

The proper way of carrying a newspaper is to fold it in thirds and stuff it in your back pocket. In St. Louis, Tuesdays are the best day for the workingman to carry a newspaper because the paper is devoid of supplements and most other advertising. Before email and computer games, newspapers provided the workingman with a diversion from the tedium of the day. For employers, however, papers are the enemy of productivity, and they would just as soon have their employees be illiterate.