Before I get started each week, I do a last scan of the news to make sure I haven’t missed anything big. And one of the first stories I found was a report that one of my mentors had died yesterday morning: Johnny Carson.
Ronald Reagan died last week. I didn’t happen to mention that fact in last Friday’s free edition — which “naturally” brought a grumpy complaint from Jeffrey in Florida:
Did a story in This is True ridiculing an announced new product from Microsoft result in its cancellation? Let’s look at the evidence, starting with the story that appeared in True’s 11 May 2003 issue:
A story this week brought in a huge reader response — and an unbeliveable reply from “Babies ’R’ Us” to my readers who complained to them:
Exactly six weeks after terrorists turned several of our airliners into guided missiles, I flew again.
The first charitable organization plug in TJI was for earthquake relief, after a 7.2 shock hit Kobe, Japan, on January 17, 1995:
It’s really hard to coin a word. I tried it in the 17 July 1994 issue: