Why do news stories look so much more interesting...

when you are about to get rid of them?

"Why should major league baseball have a draft?" no doubt held no interest for me the day it was published. But now that I am about to feed the story into the wood stove, suddenly I desperately want to know, "Well, why should it?"

Stories such as "Is charcoal-gray the new black?" become similarly fascinating, once they are about to go in the fire.