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The Un-Funnies

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here at The Shinbone Star, we take pride in our mission of “being no longer encumbered by any sense of fair play,” and we take that mission seriously. 235 more words

The Japan Times: The Japan Times Archives expanded to include The Japan Advertiser 1913-1940

The Japan Times: The Japan Times Archives expanded to include The Japan Advertiser 1913-1940. “The Japan Times, Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. President: Mr. Takeharu Tsutsumi) has added new content — The Japan Advertiser (1913-1940) — to its digital archives, The Japan Times Archives (1897-2018). 78 more words

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Good-bye Newspapers

My words were first pressed into newsprint in my column “The Blind Leading the Blind” in my high school paper The Thompson Valley Voice in 1985– I wrote about daring to be different at a time in life when doing so is nothing short of life threatening.   916 more words

Brickmason dropped dead before he could tell.

Raleigh Times, 30 September 1907.


The Very Foreign Desk

Alexander Clifford has staged a Benjamin Button for his readers … The Foreign Desk focused on Henry Henderson’s present-day career, with the death of his boss, Mylocent Winecroft, leaving him the owner of The Frame. 125 more words


The Foreign Desk

In days gone by (unspecified, but probably the sixties or seventies, based on the leg room described on the planes), Henry Henderson, aka Kenneth Zenith, covers the foreign desk for a British paper called The Frame, and receives instructions via hand-delivered letter from the paper’s elderly owner to decamp for the mountains of Spain — specifically, a rural town called Creleon, where rumor has it that a weather machine is hidden, one that holds the potential to control worldwide weather as a weapon. 218 more words