This evening I sat down to read the comics in The Lowell Sun. I noticed that there was a "Pooch Cafe" cartoon that looked to be on an older theme, from reading the cartoon this AM in The Globe. Then I noticed that the "Arlo and Janis" cartoon was not what I had seen in the morning paper. I then looked at "Dilbert" and it too was different. My first thought was that The Sun had run the wrong comics. After all, they play pretty fast and loose with "Big Nate" on Sundays, picking a cartoon from the previous week to show. What is with that?
For thinking these terrible thoughts about the local "paper of record",♠ I profoundly apologize to Mr Campanini.
When I checked those cartoons in The Sun which had dates, they all said 1/5, which I took to be 5 January. So, I went back to the "G Section" of The Globe, and sure enough, they published tomorrow's cartoons today. If they can't be trusted to keep the cartoons straight, how can we trust them to endorse political candidates? The next thing you know they will be calling for the election of Scott Brown to replace the TSW. Wait, that might be a good thing.
Adding insult to injury, I opened up today's edition of The Boston Globe—today being Wednesday, the 6th of January 2010—and there were the same comics as yesterday, but otherwise the "G Section" seems to be a different product. I guess the comics from 5 January are forever lost to Globe readers. And, the folding machine again folded the paper so that the last part of the last frame of the left page comics are on the other side of the fold, hidden from view. On the other hand, The Globe did report some good and timely news with a headline telling us that Charlie Baker is raising a lot of money.♥
I just got around to looking at the A section of The Boston Globe this evening, and on page A-2, we find this item:
Editor’s Note: Because of an editing error and the need to print the "g" section in advance some days, the comics pages, puzzle solutions, and astrological forecast that appeared in yesterday’s "g" section were incorrect. They were meant for today’s edition, where they appear again. The solutions to yesterday’s puzzles can be found today on Page B4. Yesterday’s comics pages can be viewed today at boston.com/globe.The good news for the MSM is that there is the Internet to allow them to somehow make up for their mistake, at least partially. Woe to those Globe subscribers who don't have the Internet available.
Regards — Cliff
♠ An expression attributable to Kad Barma.
♥ Mr Charles D Baker is seeking the Republican nomination to run for Governor later this year. There was no mention in the article of his opponent, Christie Mihos. Maybe Mr Mihos is busy switching parties again.