Why is the Boston Globe such a drag on New York Times Company earnings? Well: The rapid decline of print readers, shifts in regional demographics, the proliferation of alternate outlets from which information can be obtained. Also, probably stories like this one, about the kids today and their crazy low-hanging pants.

Mostly teenagers — and mostly inspired by hip-hop or "goth" culture — they prefer baggy, so-low-they-almost-fall-down designer jeans, which are sometimes held up with belts, and sometimes kept in place by periodic yanks.

You will also learn that: a) kids like to provoke their parents, b) parents forget that they were once kids, and c) sometimes these loose pants fall down. Oh, yeah, and d) the newspaper industry is fucked.

Low is hip to them [Boston Globe]
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