SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1652 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3228 times:
Tabloids can be entertaining reading in the checkout lane in a supermarket (depending on your taste in tabloids, of course).
My favourite tabloid to read in checkout lanes was Weekly World News (the now-defunct black-and-white rag); it dealt with aliens, Batboy, and other weird, warped, funny material. I even "found out" that many of our congress members are aliens!
Too bad WWN is gone now.
It was the only tabloid I really enjoyed. It was a real laugh. That is what the whole point of WWN (as well as the Onion newspaper)--it was for laughs, nothing else.
The other tabloids have held no interest for me--they are nothing but celebrity trash rags.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
Confuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 1): My favourite tabloid to read in checkout lanes was Weekly World News (the now-defunct black-and-white rag); it dealt with aliens, Batboy, and other weird, warped, funny material. I even "found out" that many of our congress members are aliens!
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 938 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
Two reasons. Either they like looking at the pictures (especially the ones with scantily dressed ladies), or have lost their glasses so appreciate the extra large fonts taking up much of the text space. Beyond that I have no idea.
steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9350 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
People are probably bored and/or have no life...
I read the headlines, get a good chuckle out of the, and move on with living...
"Dr. Phill kicked out!" Yeah, that's nice, like I'd give a $hit anyway even if it were remotely true, hahaha. Ok, now to spend a portion of my paycheck on diet green tea, granola bars, and cheerios and then on to something else called my life...
Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
pylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
Tabloids are basically the same thing as TV trash or TV series.
They play an important social role of getting a human being back to his/her own comfortable zone after day time life full of stresses, negative information and anxiety.
For example, I have to stay at computer from 6 pm till midnight.
At 11.00 pm I switch off all phones - as I simply have no voice to talk after a working day.
At midnight I close Internet connections.
Then I have light dinner while watching sci-fi series downloaded to computer: 3-4 episodes in the row.
After 2 hours with "Star Trek" or "Star Gate" - I feel relaxed enough to go to bed at 3 o'clock in the morning.
I don't see any difference between my routine and reading tabloids.