Every Saturday, they publish nearly a full-page of “opinions.” Now, these aren’t Op/Ed pieces or letters to the editor you might see in other publications. These are the anonymous ramblings of local residents.
The newspaper has a phone number and answering service dedicated to taking the anonymous phone calls during the week and then proceeds to publish a full-page of VERBATUM phone messages it received during the week. . .Any topic is game. And frequently the ramblings seem slightly incoherent.
And I. LOVE. IT.
So last Saturday evening, when I was home I tucked into the “Opinion Line” to see what gems I could uncover:
“I’d like to know why my water bill is so high. I got the bill the other day. I was trying to fish but I couldn’t get any fish because they can’t afford the water bill. What is going on. . .?”
“I want to know what they did with the traffic lights. . .You have to wait about 10 minutes before they change. My horse just can’t live that long.”
“I would like to see a good fish restaurant, like Long John Silvers. Another good one is Red Robin. They make the best clam chowder.”
Source: The Daily News, Opinion LIne, 10/20/12