I’ve said before that I miss newspapers — when I was staying in Britishland a few years back I devoured the Free Markets’ Daily Telegraph every morning — and most of the reason is that a newspaper covers a wide variety of topics.
This is no longer true since we all started getting our news on the Internet, because naturally we tend to gravitate towards websites which cater to our needs rather than ones that don’t.
The problem is that there is hardly any what I call “general” reading anymore — all the conservative sites cover pretty much the same dozen topics each day — which is why I read Britain’s Daily Mail and Sun newspapers avidly. I know that they’re both pretty dire, but they’re free, offer more than just politicspoliticspolitics, and even if they sometimes read like the National Enquirer, it’s at least far more entertaining than reading How Biden Is Leading Us To Doom for the seventh time that morning. (The Telegraph is behind a paywall, sadly, and all American newspapers are either also thus immured, or else horrible Lefty rags [some overlap] which I will not give the time of day).
My twice-weekly News Roundup features my attempts to address that ghastly sameness, albeit in a lighthearted manner, and the variety of topics I choose to “summarize” reflects that ideal. And unlike Instapundit, who I think tries to do more or less the same, my Roundups feature scantily-clad women, because just because.
Anyway, I didn’t start this post meaning for it to become so serious, so to lighten things up a little, herewith some gratuitous pics of things that I like:
(Try finding that joke at Breitbart or The Federalist…)
You’ll never find that combination of topics at any single website, but you should at mine… along with