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Blue Line Readership Takes Walk, Buys Flowers


Blue Line's readership

A new survey indicates the Blue Line’s readership took a walk yesterday and then bought a flat of pansies at Sturtz and Copeland.  According to the survey, which was conducted as part of the publication’s global marketing and branding effort, 100% of Blue Line readers is a retired planner, drives a Subaru Legacy, and is 72 years old.  “This survey result was a bit of a surprise,” said Blue Line board member Susan Peterson, “we thought she drove a Volvo.”

The Blue Line board, suffering under the delusion that people in Boulder want to read long, arcane articles about planning and environmental issues, continues to recruit local residents to spend hours attending public meetings, reading planning documents, and writing detailed, illustrated reports for free.  “It’s a revolutionary publishing scheme that we think will be wildly successful and have a significant impact on everything in Boulder,” said board president Liz Payton, “it’s just like the New Yorker — without the cartoons.”

Frequent contributor Kurt Nordback has had a generally positive experience writing for the Blue Line.  “They gave me a free pen and told me that the entire Blue Line readership viewed my article about parking spaces,” he said.  Board member Alan Boles, also a frequent contributor, agrees, “I can have as many free pens as I want.”

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared in the April Fools Edition of the Blue Line (4/1/2011).

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