1. Can’t people just have Thanksgiving off?

    Wal-Mart employees may have to celebrate Thanksgiving in Aisle 12. The country’s biggest retailer is joining the list of stores open on Thanksgiving—and is presenting it as a safety measure reports the LA Times.

  2. Revenge for outsourced Toronto Star editor

    The Toronto Star recently announced it’s going to outsource some of its copy editor jobs.  One editor is proving his skill with a clever rewrite of the “restructuring” memo sent by the boss.

  3. Veterans Day / Remebrance Day

    When I was growing up in Canada, we stopped what we were doing in school at 11:00 am on November 11th to mark Remembrance Day.  We learned the poem “In Flanders Fields” to remember those who died in military service.

  4. Front Page Tally: November 11

    Our daily scorecard shows President Obama’s visit to Ft. Hood was a front page story in all but two of the top 30 US newspapers.

  5. New Look at Pat’s Papers

    We?ve been busy for the last couple months making improvements at Pat?s Papers and late yesterday we rolled out our new site.

    For the most part, the new site will look and act just like the old one. If you?ve signed up to receive our daily newsletter, you?ll continue to see it in your inbox every weekday morning. But there are some new features we?re excited about and want you to be on the lookout for:

  6. Man Versus Gravity

    Man versus gravity. This story was a Pat’s Pick a few weeks ago but it was so popular that I decided to re-post it on my blog. Click through to watch this hilarious video of possibly the drunkest man ever and his attempt to buy beer at a convenience store.

  7. Front Page Tally: November 10

    Feds knew of link between Fort Hood gunman and radical Islamist - 21

    Festivities to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall - 18

    Dow Jones hits 13 month high - 14

  8. Front Page Tally: November 9

    Health Care Bill Passes in House, Moves to Senate - 26

    Aftermath of Fort Hood Killings - 21

    Agreement Reached on Iraq Elections - 12

    20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - 12

  9. “AP Free” week at Tribune papers

    Pat’s newest Mediaite.com column on the Tribune newspapers’ plan to do without Associated Press content this week. (Bad idea.)



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