84 out of 256

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Hey is somebody taking the mick.........
My friend has sent me 'The Old Farmer's 2010 Almanac'.
I was a little surprised with the amount of adverts, so much that I decided to count the number of pages devoted to adverts.
84 PAGES out of 256
That is bad enough but what really rubs salt into the wound is that they of absolutely no use to me as they are all US of A adverts.
You complain about a few adverts around the edge of this page.
Come on Almanac.com stop taking the p.
Sussexman

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Ah, The Wonderful World of Commercialism!

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Colin,

I'm afraid this is one of those situations that require "Take What You Need and Leave the Rest".

The one compensation is that they are oriented to Old Times and Country Living ... no teen celebs and latest-greatest electronics here!

It's why I cancelled the TV feed (as well as not getting enough done), and I feel SO much better.

Somebody on the forums used to post a saying in their signature that reads "Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your benefits in stone" ... I posted it on my bulletin board and look at it at times when I forget.

Give it a try! ;-D

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Ads pay bills

I've found that the more advertising there is in a magazine, the more likely it is to stay around. THE NEW YORKER has tons of glossy ads and is thus likely to be about for a long time yet. I knew that OMNI monthly was on the way out when it started to get thinner and thinner, losing most of its advertising pages.

Unfortunately it seems (as the old song says) you can't have one without the other...

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