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At 1:29 — Starts out like soft-core something or other and turns into an ad for the Business Section of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution.

Gotta love 1985.

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It’s been awhile since we had a Newspaper reporter on TV

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Now on HBO: Sharp Objects, an 8-episode limited series, about a newspaper reporter!

Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Amy Adams stars, along with co-stars Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven.

Camille works at The St. Louis Chronicle, of course, is fictional, but it did exist back in history.

According to the Library of Congress, the St. Louis Chronicle began sometime in the 1880s and lasted until 1905. In fact, if you Google the St. Louis Chronicle, the top hit leads you to the Saint-Louis Post Dispatch.

Having watched episode one, I can say they’ve nailed the look of the newsroom. Loved the book and it’s looking like this will be a hit.

Not really a paperboy

Here at Wanna Buy a Paper, Mister we occasionally honor paperboys — those youths, mainly in the past now, whose arms most all NewsPAPERS depended on to get the morning or afternoon editions on readers doorsteps, driveways and rose bushes.

However, the Paper Boi song is something completely different.

If you’re a fan of Danny Glovers “Atlanta,” you’ve heard Paper Boi, a rap song that the character Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles sings. Well, it’s not about Newspapers. It’s about money and drugs. Still, though, a catchy rap:

And the lyrics:

[Intro]
A-Town, what up?
Ay, ay, ay, yeah
Paper Boi, Paper Boi
Really
All about that paper, boy
Paper
Got a team to serve a fiend
Paper
All from Cali to Decatur, boy
Stack it
That paper, boy, paper, boy
All about that paper, boy
Yeah!
I keep a ting
Uh, yeah!

[Verse]
Paper Boi, Paper Boi
Always ’bout that paper, boy
If you ain’t on your grind
And you flexin’, you’s a hater, boy
Paper Boi, Paper Boi
Always gettin’ paper, boy
If you ain’t makin’ money
Then you ain’t a money maker, boy
Paperclip, paperclip
Yeah I need a paperclip
I’m stackin’ up this paper, man
And I could make that paper flip
That paper flip, paper flip
Watch me make this paper flip
Then head to Magic City
And I bet that paper make her strip
Paper man, paper man
Catch me in the paper, man
Like Wall Street Journal, yeah
‘Cause I be gettin’ paper, man
Paper man, paper man
Yeah I’m gettin’ paper, man…

If you’re not watching “Atlanta,” start now!

Welcome to the Castle Rock Call

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Still waiting for a release date of  Hulu’s “Castle Rock.”

Stephen King fans will recognize Castle Rock as home to many of his stories, including “Cujo,” “Needful Things,” “Stand By Me,” and “Gwendy’s Button Box.” It’s also mentioned in a variety of other King stories over the years.

Watch the trailer here

Welcome to our latest Hollywood/TV/Internet fake newspaper family!

But …. some thoughts:

  1. Hate the mix of serif and sans serif.
  2. DAILY PUBLICATION? No. Published Daily or some other motto, such as Your Hometown news Published every day since ?
  3. That 1-column on the left that’s labeled as Column A, I think is a prop error… I would have thought the label would make better sense so say STATEHOUSE or something like that.