Sunday, November 13, 2005

This week's homework: Magazines!

(Yeah, I don't why I journalled that last entry either.  Sometimes you just had to be there.)

OK, so, for this week's homework, Scalzi asks:

Weekend Assignment #85: What magazines do you subscribe to and why? This assumes you currently subscribe to a magazine or two, of course, but I'm reasonably confident most of us do. If you don't have any current subscriptions, however, you can list some of your most recent subscriptions or magazines you want to subscribe to.

Extra Credit: What was your first magazine subscription?

I subscribe to Games.  The only real reason for this is that my mother and I like to work on some of the puzzles together, and that's getting harder for us to do when we don't live in the same state.  So she got me a subscription recently so she could stop trying to describe cartoon rebuses over the phone.

My first magazine subscription, I think, was Highlights.  Didn't everyone read that when they were five?

.... Favorite story re: magazine subscriptions.  When selecting juries, attorneys will often ask prospective jurors which magazines they subscribe to, hoping to get some insight into the jurors' personalities.  I always wondered why they ask this -- usually they'd get answers like "People" or "Time" -- things that don't really tell you much about the prospective juror.  Once -- after years of seeing this question asked without success, I saw it finally score a useful answer -- the prospective juror answered "'Guns & Ammo' and 'Playboy.'"  Now that's an answer that tells you who you're dealing with.

1 comment:

rgwindland said...

Don't subscribe to any now - but the last ones I subscribed to were In Style and Cosmo. The first one I ever subscribed to??? I honestly don't remember. Rhonda