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Re: “Hopscotch Year One in photos

And yet only 9 (nine) photos managed to make it to the print edition? Factoring in the 50 grand y'all dropped, that's like 5 thousand bucks plus per image. Lame.

Posted by binks on 09/17/2010 at 10:48 AM

Re: “With the help of The Foreign Exchange, Durham's Yahzarah finally delivers a weird, wonderful soul epic

Can't come up with another adjective other than the loaded, overused "weird" to describe Yahz's work huh. Figures. Get an actual editor.

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Posted by binks on 07/29/2010 at 4:08 PM

Re: “John Temple's The Last Lawyer

'Bout par for the sorry status of the INDY. Such a loss to the triangle.

Posted by binks on 02/15/2010 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Downtown Raleigh's new R-Line bus will drive you to drink—and eat

Meanwhile, the city is demoing Hillsborough street, stranging the merchants and rooting through the old streetcar line that helped spawn and nurture the neighborhoods to the west -- boy, that 10 century technology sure is complicated. This smells all too much like the Fayetteville street Mall, remember? What a circle-jerk.

Posted by binks on 08/06/2009 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Workin' at the car wash...

Whew, 1 CUP of dish detergent AND 3/4 cup of laundry soap? Y'all must have an interest in the auto refinishing business. First, although the INDY did offer up a half-hearted warning about detergent and auto finish ... decidedly NOT recommended, the amounts suggested are far in excess of the amount of the wrong stuff needed to clean anything short of a building or something. That stuff goes somewhere when it swirls down the storm drain. Do your car and the planet a favor. Use a mild SOAP and warm water. Soap is a mostly natural substance while detergent, according to the EPA "refers to household cleaning products which are based on non-soap, synthetic surfactants and which are primarily used for laundering and dishwashing." They should not be used interchangeably and definitely should not be used on auto finish. Hire a fact checker.

Posted by binks on 08/06/2009 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2009

Thank you for finally responding to my repeated queries about your until-now "secret" figures, although I await a confirmed audit since as I am skeptical about your "self-reported" numbers. In the old days, the INDY typically moved some 50,000 copies. The figure is now usually 38,000 or so, my 15,000 was a result of my bad math. I should have said 12 or 13,000. I apologize.

There is something other than a soft market to blame, i.e. mediocre entertainment listings, etc. I know a distribution slave who talks about carrying armloads of them back.

I was recently in Asheville (pop 225,000) The Mountain Express gets rid of a mere 10,000 fewer than y'all do now* in a market where that city is the only major population center, the INDY, by comparison, serves a tripartite population center of 1,549,822. The INDY, sadly has become inconsequential. I am looking for other advertising options.

*(Circulation: 27,458 as of March 2009 Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation)

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Posted by binks on 06/15/2009 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2009

For one to accept the results of the "Best of" as representing a democratic consensus, one has to factor in a shrinking of the electing body i.e. the INDY's sagging readership, this based on circulation figures, down some 15 thousand or so, a result probably of the current tepid, diluted editorial outlook. Fewer and fewer people I talk to even bother to pick it up anymore as the rag has become so dull.

Where is the listing for the first quarter of 2009 anyway? Don't, please, tell me to look under "find a paper," 'cause it isn't there. I miss the INDY.


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Posted by binks on 06/12/2009 at 11:17 AM

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