11/22/2008 6:08:00 PM Attention Bonnerheads! New Section Added To Website!
Okay, first of all, it's true.
There's a community of faithful fans of the site who call themselves "Bonnerheads."
I'm honored. I'm humbled. And I'm still working on your T-shirt logo.
And, just so everyone knows, Bonnerheads are not to be confused with boneheads. Rather, you should think of them as Parrotheads. Or Deadheads. They are simply loyal fans who visit the site often and send me flattering e-mails.
Here's the best part. It's free, anyone can be a Bonnerhead, just follow the two requirements in the previous sentence.
Anyway, let's continue.
If you recall, when I launched the site I told you it was created as a publishing venue for my editorial, political and social cartoons, i.e., my hobby.
I also said that your feedback might help determine the direction and content of the site.
During the first six months of this venture, many Bonnerheads have forwarded their thoughts, suggestions and submissions. They've indicated a desire for a place where they can publish and read about local issues. Hmmm...wonder why? Perhaps there's a vacuum somewhere in the local media landscape.
Well, since I want to be responsive to my fans without diluting the cartoon content, I have established a new section.
The new section is called "Can O' Worms" and you'll find it listed in the navigation bar on the left side of the page.
Why is it called "Can O' Worms"? I'm not sure. Maybe it's because the local newspaper doesn't like to open cans of worms. Maybe it's because cans are vacuum-packed. Maybe it's because my older sister made me eat worms when I was a kid.
Or maybe I just thought the name was appropriate because that's where you'll find contributions from readers on controversial issues. Also, you'll find comment forms so you can add your own two cents.
The first four cans have already been opened. Take a whiff.
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
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"Maybe it's because the local newspaper doesn't like to open cans of worms."
You hit that nail squarely on the head, Dee Bonner. Community newspapers that make themselves irrelevant are dying off quickly these days. How long can our local newspaper survive with its current limp-wristed approach to "journalism"? Answer: NFL - Not For Long.
Anyhow...This Bonnerhead welcomes your Can of Worms feature with open arms and looks forward to many smelly future installments.
And, I look forward to the Bonnerhead T-shirts! You might want to make a few of them Size XXXL so that some of our local officials won't be left out. They can wear them on their next taxpayer-paid trip/junket to Japan.