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That's Not Cool.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

It's A Sad Day

The Titus and Philemon comic strip had not appeared in our newspaper (The Minot Daily News) for three days so I called up the paper to see if there was a problem. Yes there was. I was told by the editor that the parent company that owns the paper decided it no longer fit their format and it was discontinued.

That's not cool! It was a blow to Timmothy. After 3 years of providing them his cartoon every day (for free) they dropped him.

Considering the Minot Daily News keeps getting thinner and it's circulation is about a forth of what it was 10 years ago you wouldn't think they would drop FREE local art.

Guess who will not be renewing their subscription?

While we are thankful that they did run Timmothy's strip for three years it was rotten for them to drop it without warning. Oh well it will save us money as the subscription was over priced and now we have no reason to get it. Also I was just putting together a large advertising campaign for the gallery... hello KMOT-TV, goodbye Minot Daily News.

Posted by

Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Sorry to hear this, Bob, perhaps someone else will pick it up?   I enjoy reading it.

Apr 13, 2024 07:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We hope someone else will pick it up Michael Elliott but even though they dropped it I will keep posting it here. Timmothy's strip is in another paper and now I will do a better job of promoting it through other social media sites as well.

Apr 13, 2024 07:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well that's a bummer, Bob! We dropped all of our newspaper subscriptions more years ago than I can count. 

Apr 13, 2024 07:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

In appreciation of them carrying Timmothy's cartoon we had stuck with them despite they quit door to door delivery, their dropping the Sunday addition, the paper now being about half the size it was, and their ever increasing rates. Now there is no reason to subscribe at all Nina Hollander, Broker .

Apr 13, 2024 07:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm I suspect it's only a matter of time before print papers disappear.

Apr 13, 2024 07:48 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I am sorry to learn about the decision by that paper to drop a free feature that I am sure was enjoyed by their dwindling readership.

We cancelled our newspaper subscription several years ago when the rate kept going up and the content kept going down...both in quantity and quality.

Apr 13, 2024 08:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I know the strip was popular John Juarez because people always told us how much they loved it or when they heard my name they would ask if I am related to the artist. Well, it's their loss.

Apr 13, 2024 12:28 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Print advertising and news is getting to be expensive especially as so few read the paper. Many would prefer to get suspect news online.

Apr 13, 2024 09:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I agree Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 although I do not get my news on line. I am a radio and TV man.

Apr 13, 2024 12:29 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

I agree. It is one thing to stop running the comic strip yet dropping without any notification or warning is just CRAPPY! Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Apr 13, 2024 09:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I thought it rude myself Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . Not only that I had to call twice before I got an answer.

Apr 13, 2024 12:30 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

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Mr. Crappy Says

Flush The Minot Daily News!

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Apr 13, 2024 09:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Amen, it's been flushed Mr. Crappy. Thanks Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist for letting Mr. Crappy know about it... maybe he will backup into their sewer system for me. 😉

Apr 13, 2024 12:32 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Bob,

That was not only not cool, it was inconsiderate and unprofessional! After caring the comic strip for 3 years and it was free to the paper the very least expected is a personal phone call!!

Apr 13, 2024 10:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

You would think Dorie Dillard Austin TX . Maybe they are cranky because of the loss of readership and jobs at the paper.

Apr 13, 2024 12:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- that is wrong to drop it without informing you. Their loss. How a about Pinterest or Instagram. 

Apr 13, 2024 01:19 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I have a Pinterest and a Instagram account but don't know how to use them Kathy Streib so I may give you a call for tips if you wouldn't mind. 😊.

Apr 13, 2024 06:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Unbelievable, never mind very believable did the libs take over the paper?? no class to give heads up... so sad... that is going to be a loss not just for you financially but a loss for all the fans...Endre

Apr 13, 2024 11:43 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

What is hardest on Timmothy is that he had hoped it would look good on his professional resume Endre Barath, Jr. but at least he can say it ran in the paper for 3 years.

Apr 14, 2024 02:17 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That shows a lack of professionalism by the paper to just drop the cartoon without letting Timmothy know. I'm glad there is a backup place to publish Titus and Philemon. I wouldn't subscribe anymore either!

Apr 14, 2024 05:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I thought it was very unprofessional as well Kat Palmiotti and you can be sure that we will NOT re-subscribe when it is time to renew.

Apr 14, 2024 02:19 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is sad indeed, might there be an online publication option for the comic strip to continue?

Apr 14, 2024 05:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That is a great idea for me to look into Brian England . Soon, after my next surgery, I will have time ti investigate that further.

Apr 14, 2024 02:20 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Very sad, and shows why our culture continues to decline.

Apr 18, 2024 02:01 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Leanne Smith . I know that Timmothy had built quite a following  over the three years.

Apr 18, 2024 07:00 PM