Saving Newspapers

Jim Henley:  “Radley’s news reminds me that the other day I figured out that a less embarrassing business model for the newspaper business would be: puppies! You still can’t use the internet to housebreak a dog.”


True story:  Saturday morning, my wife bought several copies of the Washington Post to use as a weed blocker in the front garden we were mulching.  It’s cheaper and more effective than landscape fabric.

Photo by Flickr user Alex Haglund under Creative Commons license.

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  1. Furhead says:

    Not a bad idea, but I probably wouldn’t use newspaper if you were growing food in that garden.

  2. Jake P says:

    Don’t forget: They’re a critical part of a clambake or crawdad boil, too!

  3. floyd says:

    It’s only logical, many people already think that it is The “Washington Com-Post”