Talk:Folktown Records

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"This would obviously lead to the immediate loss of advertising revenue, so it cannot be done" - Heh! Funniest paragraph yet. --Sean B. Palmer 05:14, 16 Oct 2004 (EDT) (Blammo!)

Thank you! (The "Blammo!" above is Sean's doing, not mine, BTW.) What's even funnier is that this is equally true of Real World newspapers. --John Cowan 02:16, 17 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Funnily, I just heard a story about Real World newspapers the other day. A guy was trying to lessen his reading intake, and thus unsubscribed from the daily delivery. They've been calling him back for the past month, first offering him the whole week for just the cost of the Sunday issue (2.50US), and then again for HALF the cost of the Sunday issue. As you've said, they solely wanted to keep him as a subscriber for their own statistical integrity with their advertisers. --Morbus Iff 20:44, 18 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Not surprising. Papers have circulation wars like other businesses have price-cutting wars: mutually destructive, but an attempt to be the last man standing. The term "war" is no metaphor here. --John Cowan 13:06, 19 Oct 2004 (EDT)

"Waffle-Iron Building" is a term devised by me to describe 4 New York Plaza in lower Manhattan, parodying the standard term Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave. The bit with "the Folktown Records" vs. "The Folktown Records" alludes to the insistence of the New York Times on calling itself The New York Times, as in "a reporter for The New York Times". Likewise, the Huacs are the Ochses/Sulzbergers, a Jewish family who have published the Times for more than a century. --John Cowan 19:22, 1 May 2005 (EDT)

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