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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Y@ Speak: Bye, Times-Picayune

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM

This weekend we said goodbye to the the daily Times-Picayune and our favorite reporters who worked there. That loss dovetailed with another loss, that by the Saints, so what a dumb weekend. Also this week: Louisiana people on The Voice, the Fiona Apple show, replacement refs, and people have opinions about Treme.

(Also, sorry for the delay. Your tweet forager was a bit under the weather yesterday.)

Y@ Speak 9/24-10/1

Storified by Gambit · Tue, Oct 02 2012 08:09:56
Got my free Advocate at the Walgreens on S Carrollton. Lady in the store: "Take it! That's gonna be our new paper!" Morris
Driving through Hollygrove, as I'm wont to do, and I run across this T.I. video shoot.
Congrats to New Orleans' Alexis Marceaux. CeeLo just picked her for his team on #TheVoice. She sang Go Your Own WayKeith Spera
The Voice: 3 Louisiana artists made it through the 1st round.Lelia Broussard, LafayetteAlexis Marceaux, New OrleansDez Duron, ShreveportJoseph Irrera
UNREAL finish in Seattle. Green Bay got hosed! The NFL is a complete joke for allowing these replacement officials to destroy this game!!!Fletcher Mackel
literally the scab refs would be better if they were a bunch of lepers covered in actual scabsstefan
That ish cray..Mark Ingram
A lil Fiona Apple tonight... LaGrange
If you have the chance to see Fiona Apple on this tour, do. She is the wild jazz baby of your past & future who will absolutely wreck you.Alison Fensterstock
Picked up a copy of the Advocate New Orleans Edition for the 1st time today. Looks promising, but can we get NOLA obits instead of BR obits?Jacob J Mayer
I would pay so much of my welfare money to see newt gingrich as replacement refJim Newell
This Summer I met a waiter in Paris who loves TREME.He said he doesn't know if he'll ever come to NOLA,but the show takes him every weekWendell Pierce
The skatepark in New Orleans is officially open!!! Thanks to @LilTunechi #MountainDew #YMCMB.....#loveMack Maine
The Popeye's employee handed me my food, shot me in the face and robbed me. It truly is "New Orleans Style". Highly recommended!Joe Cardosi
Total Uptowner question, but is there a bank in Bywater? Or do they mainly operate in the barter system over here? #NOLATodd A. Price
Um. BREAKING: The Trader Joe's lady told me NOLA is getting one next year. So....we'll see.Champ Superstar
Thank you, Times-Picayune reporters, for staying in NOLA through The Storm and being the greatest lifeline for all of us in exile.Maitri
Steph Grace leaving the building. We are gonna miss her a lot. And she's a great friend.Gordon Russell
Colleagues whose last day it was today: I'll miss you. Working alongside you was a privilege. Thank you if you helped me, edited me ...Ramon Antonio Vargas
... or simply are my friend. Monday, I'll begin covering crime and police in New Orleans. Covering Tammany was an adventure I'm glad I took.Ramon Antonio Vargas
@reporterbruce makes eloquence seem so effortless. He's among the many, many T-P folks who will be missed. DeBerry TP
Just left the newsroom for the last time. Luckily I set up a bookmark of hilarious cat photos for this very moment.Ryan Smith
There's a parade on Canal. I've somehow stumbled upon the #NOLA portrayed in @HBO's "Treme." W. Smith
Sad day in NOLA...sad day for journalism. Just read my Times Pic...last time as a daily newspaper.Lee Zurik
An irritable Sunday. T-P 2.0 showed up on my front door unbidden & I'm squirreling away Tums in preparation for the Saints. #whodatAlex Rawls
Cuba Gooding Jr bought drinks & served them to @JeremyDavenport band last nt @ Ritz He's often there while filming in townKeith Spera
What a coincidence gregg williams is all of a sudden allowed to attend rams games starting today...sidedeal??? YessirJonathan Vilma
I'm just a trumpet player but will someone help me translate this Drew Brees headline?? Anyone???? Davenport
I was out of town all last week. How many gourmet burger joints opened while I was gone?copus
Just took the TP off my Twitter handle! Onward and upward! #timespicayuneBarri Bronston
proper funeral attire: all black everything, Saints jerseysAmber Carew
everyone yellin at him "U GOT THE WRONG COLORS ON" @ Popeye's Eeeeeee
Saints have too much talent in players and coaches to not have successful year.Darren Sharper
Treme is great because I used to have a very hard time getting to sleep on Sunday nights.Matt
Hahaha Glee dis of Treme. "These songs go on forever. And why is there so much zydeco ?"Alison Fensterstock
This is the @NOLAnews 'Black and Gold Extra' tabloid that they delivered today - 40 pages of Saints and NFL coverage. Lavin
Awoke this morning, walked out into the chilly air. Looked down, something was missing: not just the paper but the pants I forgot to wear.Rien Fertel
Yes, I was nude; as bare as a loon. The sun was shining and so was the moon. But I felt so much more naked without my Picayune.Rien Fertel
I cried for print fonts, took aim at Newhouses. I miss obits, comics, my sweet debutantes. Does anyone know what's on sale at Rouses!?!Rien Fertel
With coffee in hand I give the website a glance. I see all Media no Group, nothing enhanced. You call this news, but is it really Advance-d?Rien Fertel
Already I've been asked twice where today's paper is.skooks
I have a strange feeling that somewhere in town there is a stack of Times-Picayunes in a casket.Varg Vargas
What was that litter in my driveway from the Picayune this morning? Bring on the Advocate.norman robinson

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