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Write-In Public Comments Section Under Magazine Articles

While waiting for the dentist, jot your comments about that Kim Kardashian piece
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Got the idea waiting for a burrito in a restaurant and reading a magazine article saying "Think Twice Before Killing Mice" about how killing mice upsets the delicate ecosystem of the ghetto and may result your chakras being knocked out of alignment or something. I wanted to write "...then kill them anyway" but I didn't have a pen.

Magazines are still with us especially in public places and I would think a little write-in-comment-section below all the articles would make it more interesting to read and kind of fun having an element of interaction.

doctorremulac3, Jun 20 2011

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       I think the lack of editing / censorship would result in commentary similar to what one reads on bathroom walls, a space where write-in-commentary has been practiced for centuries.
bungston, Jun 20 2011
  

       Exactly.   

       Except public restroom graffitti is made by the kind of people who deface and vandalize bathroom walls. These magazines would come with an invitation to anybody to chime in on articles and such therefore drawing from a more law abiding crowd. Kind of like some internet news pages that invite people to comment on the stories. Yea, there would be trolls, but trolls can be entertaining sometimes.   

       Plus, if somebody wrote something really vulgar the next reader could always scratch the comment out.
doctorremulac3, Jun 20 2011
  

       Do you really want this?   

       This already exists, viruently.   

         

       Jokers, smokers, midnight brokers   

       Paid keystroakers same as tele marketers.
Zimmy, Jun 22 2011
  

       I like it!   

       Comments: [__________________]   

       +bun
not_only_but_also, Jun 22 2011
  

       Comments: [ Got any suggestions for new bubblewrap.] [+]
[Did they find Bid Laden's underwear?]
[This restaurant really sucks.]
xandram, Jun 22 2011
  

       Another way to put it, it would basically turn magazines into something more like the Halfbakery where people get to speak there mind. I think I'd find the comments more interesting than the articles sometimes.   

       For instance, in the example given, I'd never read an article about the Kardashians, but I'm pretty sure I'd read the comments on such an article.   

       Not sure if we've exported the Kardashians to England, but they're these talentless, stupid, rich spoiled sluts whose sex lives we're supposed to follow over here in America. Supposedly they made 60 million dollars last year showing that being a media whore can pay big bucks.   

       Take that all you scientists, doctors and engineers.
doctorremulac3, Jun 22 2011
  
      
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