Friday, September 14, 2012

USAT | 'Swear to God, these were her exact words'

"Never heard of it. Is that a magazine?
 Or a newspaper?"

-- an unidentified Food Lion store employee, in a remark to newspaper design blogger Charles Apple, who visited at least 19 locations in the Virginia Beach, Va., area in a fruitless search for today's first edition of the redesigned USA Today. In a LOL-if-it-weren't-so-sad post chronicling his hunt, Apple says no papers were delivered to any of the locations he checked.


  1. S/he is ahead of time. That will be the truth in a few years.

  2. My Starbucks only had one left. Nearly sold out.

  3. Sadder, when you consider that Gannett Media Technologies International is in Norfolk, the next town over.


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