December 3, 2008

Subway Broadsheeting

This dapper bespectacled gentleman displays the proper way to fold and read a broadsheet newspaper on a semi-crowded New York City subway car. It's the safe and courteous thing to do.

Here are the four simple steps (courtesy of wikihow).
  1. Fold your paper as soon as you get it, preferably before boarding public transportation. Fold it in half lengthwise, both ways. This will create a flexible, two-way crease. Then fold the newspaper back along the vertical crease.
  2. Find your desired page by leafing through the paper, using the top corners. This takes up little space and provides for better handling.
  3. Fold the left page back along the vertical crease. You will be able to read the outer columns of the left and right pages. To read the inner columns, fold both pages back along the newspaper's center crease.
  4. Fold the paper half horizontally, into quadrants, for better handling.
I like newspaper reading even in the digital age. It's important to have your very own newspaper because I don't like to share mine. But if you ask can have the sports section.

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