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Dr. Frank's What's-it: Comment on Bubbles
Comments: Bubbles

i'm still not over the fact that the nytimes switched over the op-ed columnists to paid-subscription-only mode, thanks for rubbing it it. i even wrote my favorite columnists whining about how this change would undermine any impact they might have to begin with by further limiting their audience. the bastards.

Posted by amber at December 17, 2005 02:17 AM

I read excerpts of her new book Are Men Necessary? and I hafta say it looks good.

Posted by David Cummings at December 17, 2005 07:26 PM

I would have enjoyed this article. Too bad the NYT makes us pay to read this stuff.

Posted by Otto at December 19, 2005 04:16 AM

I think I finally get where you're going with this, Frank. Are you telling us that anyone who would pay to become a TimesSelect subscriber, to read their OpEd page, is in a bubble himself?

Meaning, the NY Times know who their audience is and we know who we are (Tim, not you) too.

I admit that a part of the reason that I read ten negative-Bush stories to every one positive-Bush story is because I actively seek out the ones the ones that validate my opinion of him. On the other hand, I also haven't been reading too many positive stories lately 'cause there just aren't that many nice things to say about him at the moment.

I'll start the healing: "Mr. President, have you been working out? Well, it shows."

Posted by Tim at December 20, 2005 10:38 PM

Wait!

Maureen's the one in the bubble because Bush wouldn't pay the $50 to read her article.

Posted by Tim at December 21, 2005 01:18 AM

Tim, it's more like this: no one outside the TimesSelect bubble can read Maureen Dowd's column, which, in this case, happens to be on the subject of people being in bubbles. It's, like, ironic.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 21, 2005 01:34 AM

I kinda got it a little late and didn't want to embarrass myself further by writing a third response in a row while I figured it out.

Remember when your math teacher used to tell you to show your work? Well, I always did, but they still couldn't follow where the hell I was going. If I got the answer right, it was usually around the fifth attempt. My papers were always full of false starts.

I tend to look at the most obvious statements as puzzles that need to be examined from every angle. It's not as much fun as you'd think it'd be. Kinda frustrating.

"I thought you said, "You're alright spider".

Posted by Tim at December 21, 2005 11:40 PM

"I read excerpts of her new book Are Men Necessary? and I hafta say it looks good."

Sorta like Maureen herself. She looks good, but is she really necessary?

Posted by Man of Steel at December 24, 2005 01:30 PM