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One of the most popular topics of conversations on the internet these days is whether or not print media is dying. The short answer is: probably. The longer answer tends to involve some kind of complicated math between the shifting economics of media, its portability and accessibility, a waning off-line audience (but a growing on-line one), and probably some other stuff, I don’t know, what do I look like, Professor Kindle over here? Nowhere is the fear and scrambling for explanations and solutions greater than in the newspaper industry, where regional and local papers are being shut down by the handful, and even the New York Times is basically bankrupt.

But Videogum friend Tim Carvell just sent over this video put together by the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel with the email subject: Why Newspapers Are Dying, In Two Minutes, and you can keep all your fancy college explanations and big city ideas, because I think that he’s right. This is it right here, doctor.

Quick reminder: this is an adult.

All the news that’s fit to HUH? Shut it down.

Comments (42)
  1. This doesn’t bode well for the slow, rambling banjo music industry.

  2. She couldn’t at least trick the camera operator into doing the animal voices?

  3. The chicken is plotting her slow, painful death.

  4. In fairness, the Journal Sentinel hasn’t counted as a newspaper for many, many years.

    • Jim  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2009 +2

      Hay-ooo!!!! True. Yes, they just offered buyouts to nearly all their arts writers. I wrote for their teen section when I was in high school and when I attempted to ask one of the real reports if they’d be willing to help me out with contacts to get bigger interviews, I was fired.

  5. So are we never going to know what it’s like to be a goat???

  6. I don’t blame newspapers. I blame Wisconsin.

  7. Looks like Jeff Dunham has some competition. Also, that cow’s a racist.

  8. Breaking news! Pigs are British!

  9. Jim  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2009 +5

    That Hoan Bridge joke is one only Milwaukeeans will get, and only 3 will think is funny.

  10. If she was a true reporter, she would’ve asked the goat why herders put them on the edge of a cliff when they fornicate

  11. Wow, and here I am, a journalism student 4 months away from graduating. I’m now thinking it would be better for me to just quit.

  12. wisconsin is the kind of state that is continually making its residents of normal intelligence find reasons to be ashamed. i should know, i live here.
    with my face covered.

  13. all the owners looked so uncomfortable.

  14. …No, David Blaine.

  15. I actually kind of liked this. Say what you will, she went all in. Sweet.

  16. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2009 +1

    video won’t load!!! Is it Firefox’s fault I’ve been having so many video issues lately? argh

    • Al  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2009 +1

      It doesn’t work in Firefox or Safari for me either. Clearly it’s the Lawnmower Man’s fault.

  17. Osmo Blatherard  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2009 +1

    I think the video is gone. I tried in Firefox on my Mac, and then in Internet Explorer on a PC. Would someone care to explain what it was?

  18. Jono  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2009 +5

    You’re tearing me apart, internet videos!

  19. Why newspaper are dying: Because they can’t get the internetz to work for anyone who doesn’t use Internet Explorer.

  20. was your father was an anti-semitic tommy lee jones look-a-like and did he meet your mother at a pool party for chimps?

  21. Oh my god, I can’t stop laughing at this.

  22. I would like to take this comment to the Monster’s Ball.

  23. Me either! I actually LOL’ed, which I never do!

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  25. Captain Buzzkill over here.

  26. How did you not laugh when you read:: “dat is scary i don liek it. im eattin trix!” That one went straight into my LOLk.

  27. Da Cake Eatur. Fer sure.
    Okay. The whole “eattin trix” comment was LOLtastic. The rest? Meh. One good joke does not equal hilarity. Remember when all of this guy’s comments would get downvoted? I miss those days…
    * gets downvoted* This site has more peer pressure than high school!

  28. shouldn’t you be in someone’s backyard having a pool party?

  29. God that was funny/embarrassing. Classic rookie internet mistake: confusing the avatar with the person.
    Shit. I suppose this means An American Patriot isn’t an anthropomorphic and especially well-lit flag?


  30. That’s funnier, right? Because pictures.

  31. haha holy shit you just got owned by da cake eatur kenny

  32. Hey man, leave him alone. He’s a prop comedian like carrot top. YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THAT!

  33. Agreed. It was great when this site was free of this guy and An American Dipshit for a while. I’m just not getting the reverse-comedy it’s-so-not-funny-it’s-funny thing with these guys. They are one-trick ponies whose only trick is to be idiots on purpose. Good job guys, have fun at dinner.

  34. Ok I’ve thought about it. This is mean and uncalled for. No one should be called a prop comic. I got mad respect for all you guys.

  35. HELL no I am NOT BUT I let THE LIGHT of My Lord AND FATHER shine through ME EVERY day!

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