Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reader's Digest lives!

A few posts ago I marveled that TV Guide is still around. Got another surprise today. Reader's Digest is still kicking.

The elderly magazine from the Harding administration even has a web site, like all the cool kids. One story pastes together a bunch of dumb/funny game show answers. You've probably heard of many of them, like the month when a pregnant woman starts to show. (September, for those who may have forgotten.)

It's sort of a digest of game show history, which may be appropriate for the publication. Sadly, they don't look much beyond Family Feud and Jeopardy for the bloopers. Hey, there have been other game shows over the last seven decades.

But the continued existence of Reader's Digest is the biggest revelation for me. You just can't kill off some things, even if they're older than this ancient game show blogger. And that's old.

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  1. Just so you won't be shocked again, here are other publications that go back to at least the 1930s -- Saturday Evening Post, Forbes, Time, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Parents, etc etc. There's even old establishments like the Library of Congress that are still operating.

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    1. Just so you won't be shocked again, this entry is what's known as "humor." You obviously haven't heard of it, but humor is defined as "that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous: a funny or amusing quality."

      You can expect more of this strange thing in future entries.

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  2. Page 52 of the 6/11-6/24 TV Guide has a pick of the day the Series Premiere of America Says.
    Also page 56 of same issue has another pick of the day mentioning MidSeason Premiere of Match Game

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    1. Gee, that's good to know. This information has only been available on the web for weeks now.

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