Stream o' consciousness for August 1st

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At luncheon with #belo head Robert Decherd as speaker. Tidbits tk if interesting … [#]
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"we have been ridiculed for some of our early investments, but the fact is that we were there" #cuecat [#]
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Minor irony: as this talk goes on, many AH Belo sites are down… [#]
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Decherd: "How do you support great journalism in the face of this kind of revenue decline?" [#]
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Current rev of all AHC papers < DMN alone in 2000. [#]
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4th recession Decherd has seen. Difference = Internet. [#]
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Decherd: "Have to receive a fair value for what we deliver every day." [#]
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Remembering days of customer complaint over Sunday paper being too big for dog to pick up. (ah, memories) [#]
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"our advertisers don’t care what our circulation is in Tulsa or Amarillo" [#]
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Decherd: Attrition rate from higher sub prices is fae less than modeled. [#]
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Decherd: nonprofit model is swell idea. Doesn’t work. (room laughs) [#]
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RD: Nonprofit model is not "commonsensical" b/c no wider print distribution. Foundations/donors will lose interest. [#]
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RD: philanthropy is fickle. Don’t be lulled into notion it is substitute. [#]
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RD: "Briefing has probably annoyed the heck out of a lot of you" Al Dia profitable. Quick "will be there" [#]
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RD: "All about the core" (niche sections didn’t work. It’s metro, sports, etc" [#]
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"Internet cannot save traditional media." Price destruction. [#]
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RD: paid online won’t save the day. Online fees + ads not replace what was lost. Industry missed boat years ago. [#]
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RD: Kindle is horrible financial deal for us. [#]
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NPR.org has by far the best "site not found" page I’ve ever seen. http://is.gd/1WtO3 (via @ckrewson) [#]
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Just got my awesome b-day pressie from April: http://twitpic.com/ca5l4 🙂 Wonder what I’ll be having for my after work cocktail tonight? [#]
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So. Disturbing. Sex dolls for dogs: http://is.gd/1WyJp (Hat tip: Chad Jones via Facebook) [#]
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Aggregation of my tweets during Belo honcho Robert Decherd’s lunch talk: http://is.gd/1WzYg [#]
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RT @mikebullock: Hey DFW, rain or shine here are the estate and garage sale listings for this weekend. http://tinyurl.com/9fofxy [#]
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April got us a couples massage at The Crescent Spa. I hope my masseuse is ready for a workout. [#]
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@old97s The bootleg community can suck eggs. Everybody converts to MP3 if they want to listen to the music. #unnecessarypretention [#]
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Closing out the workweek w/ Waco Brothers version of Baba O’Riley #fb [#]
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@old97s I know all that. Just never understood point of being so pristine with recordings that are generally already substandard. [#]
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At stoplight. Crone in next car yelled at me for "the texting." Replied that she needed to mind her bidness; that she is greater danger… [#]
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…she gasped, called someone to report "assault…well, verbal assault!" People behind honked cos she didn’t notice light change #couldntmakeup [#]
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Listened to 20 songs.
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Thunderstorm Convertible #shouldbeabandname [#]
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The one thing I absolutely cannot tolerate is hypocrisy … unless it benefits me. Then I blithely ignore it. [#]
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Light at the end of the tunnel @ http://tinyurl.com/nykonq (via @seankovacs re: G Voice iPhone app rejection) [#]
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Listening to Dwight Yoakam – Please, Please Baby http://qtwt.us/fyq (testing qtweet) [#]
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Dear Bob: We Haven’t Met, But Texas Tribune Heart DMN Anyway!! BFF, Okay? « Insomniactive – http://qtwt.us/gyq [#]
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Listened to 12 songs.
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Interplanetary Biscuit #shouldbeabandname [#]
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Watching Karate Kid recorded of AMC and drinking mimosas… [#]
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…Mom is convincing son that she could never make the $ and bennies in computers that she could make after breaking into foodservice (!) [#]
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… forgot how integral crap soundrtracks were to 80’s films. [#]
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… Was 1984 really a cruel, cruel summer? [#]