Oglesby Library to Hold Book Sale
The Oglesby Public Library will be holding its annual book sale on Saturday, June 27 in front of the library from 9am to 3pm. The sale includes donatedpaperback and hardcover books as well as DVD and VHS movies. Prices arelow and the proceeds help support the library.
editor Kane Casolari
If you are a regular reader of
, you probably already know by now that this is its last issue. Ratherthan rehash the reasons for going outof business (discussed in previouseditorials), I’d like to take this spaceto thank readers for their support while this publication lasted and to letyou know a few things you might nothave known about
I thought that “gist”—as in “toget the gist of something”—was afairly common word, but judging by people’s pronunciation of it, Imust have been wrong. For therecord, the “G” is pronouncedlike the one in “giraffe,” not“goat,” and it rhymes with “list,”not “heist.” (Now that I writethat, I realize that “The Gist List” would have been a good name fora top-ten-style feature.)
Running this paper was my firstfulltime job and my first job aftergraduating from college just overa year ago (May of 2008).
’s only employee. Another company did the print-ing, but I wrote, edited, designed,and delivered each paper, sold(and often designed) ads, createdand maintained the website, anddesigned my business cards andthe shirts that I wore on ad salestrips and deliveries.
The only content in the paper Ididn’t create were most of theimages (including some of theads, the majority of the publicservice announcements, and thecomic strip
), many of whichI got from free sources such asFlickr and the Wikimedia Com-mons under a Creative Commonslicense.
I originally planned to start
in a bigger town. I evenconsidered moving out of state toMadison, Wisconsin. Then I real-ized that I could only afford tomove
start the paper, not both.
“International Info” and “Fifty State Fun Facts” alternated, withthe former appearing in even-numbered issues and the latter inodd ones. The countries andstates were chosen randomly by computer except in a few in-stances, such as covering Mexicoin the Cinco de Mayo issue.
The colored bar on page one(containing the date and issuenumber) rotated among three col-ors: blue, red, and green (in thatorder) to make it a little easier todistinguish one week’s issue fromthe previous week’s. Coinciden-tally, the St. Patrick’s Day andEarth Day issues both had greenbars without altering the rotation.
The “miscellaneous” features— such as “Ask Kane,” editorials,and “Best of the ‘Net” did nothave a set rotation. I wrote moreor less whichever I felt like in agiven week.
Speaking of “Ask Kane,” appar-ently not many of you had ques-tions to be answered. Every ques-tion I got was from someone Iknew personally. A few times, Ieven thought up questions on my own that I wanted to answer andprinted the questions under pseu-donyms related to the topic. Forexample, in issue #28 there was aquestion about whether
magazine, the Rolling Stones, or Bob Dylan’s “Like aRolling Stone” came first. (Forthose who missed it, it was theRolling Stones.) I had wonderedabout that question, so I put it in
under the name“Robert Z.”—for Robert Zim-merman, Bob Dylan’s birth name.Each question below relates to thetopic of a feature in this issue of
, but is not answered init. Answers are on page 6.1.
The End (Page 1)
: In Norsemythology, what is the name of the end of the world in a battlebetween rival factions of gods?2.
International Info: Canada(Page 4)
: In Canada, what doesRCMP stand for?3.
This Week’s Celebrity Birth-days (Page 5)
: Which 2008-2009 ABC television series fea-tured multiple appearances by George Michael and had every episode of its first season namedafter one of his songs?4.
Historical Birthdays This Week (Page 5)
: The role of Major T. J. “King” Kong—SlimPickens’ role in
— was originally planned to beplayed by what actor, who hadthree other roles in the film?5.
By the Numbers: 30 (Page 6)
: Which famous actor belongs toa band called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts?
Editorial: The End of