Lilly : So, how do you get your news these days ?
Ronnie : Free newspapers, Lilly . . everything is now freeeee - it says so right here . . .
Lilly : I can see that crusty smile soon fading, Ronnie.
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I love things digital. But, I like newspapers. My iPhone screen just doesn't work for reading a digital newspaper. Oh Ronnie, we are so Twentieth Century.
6 Dec 2012 5:28am
@Steve Rice: They kept telling me I was not alone in the 20th century - pleased to meet you, Steve. (20th c Ronnie)
He he, I'm with you Ronnie it says FREE ! Do you do eggy soldiers too :))
6 Dec 2012 7:21am
Haha, the plates looking very happy with that deal
6 Dec 2012 7:28am
So is the free tablet a pain killer for the headache you'll have when you receive the first bill from your FREE phone !
6 Dec 2012 7:46am
@Doug: Ah, I can see you understand the under-workings of the world, Doug . . . (Ronnie)
Don't you know Ronnie, nothing in life is free. But I do like your smiley face breakfast.
6 Dec 2012 7:48am
hahaha !! crusty smile....excellent !
6 Dec 2012 8:13am
@Veronique: Yes, even I thought that was good . . but I'd only say that while Madam is sleeping ! (Ronnie)
Don't let them lure you, Ronnie .............. there's always a snag in it ..........
Great image :-)))
6 Dec 2012 8:27am
Funny! I love those plates!
6 Dec 2012 8:51am
Super la composition et très originale!
6 Dec 2012 9:13am
Free... without charge but always at cost!!
6 Dec 2012 9:46am
@Kate: Wise words there, Kate ! (Ronnie)
It is funny how they make you feel that they are absolutely free.. by the time you finish paying your 24 month contract.. you have paid a fortune..
Creative work with humor, as always :)
6 Dec 2012 9:51am
@Sarito: Yes, must admit I did not read it in full . . let me see . . ah, yes, minimum of 24 months plus insurance comes to £526.56 . . (Ronnie)
La composition est originale !
Je te souhaite une agréable journée
6 Dec 2012 10:06am
Could be some sour grapes soon, Ronnie. What is free today you pay for tomorrow!
6 Dec 2012 10:24am
Ce doit être super à la vue du sourire :) Excellente composition. Bonne journée.
6 Dec 2012 10:36am
Those 'free' tablets are. I think, called Valium and come courtesy of the NHS :)
6 Dec 2012 11:24am
@grouser: I'm sure they said the Valium Edition was worth the extra, Grouser . . (Ronnie)
Ah Ronnie, I'm afraid your freebies will soon turn to sour grapes :0
Well seen and well done . Smile is still free ...!!
6 Dec 2012 11:48am
i know that ad must be lying as i write similar ones...
6 Dec 2012 11:50am
@yz: . . I'd promised not to tell, yz-man . . (Ronnie)
:)) very nice!!!
Amazing & lovely!
6 Dec 2012 12:32pm
Free tablet and smartphone?? Well I wonder if I have time to catch the flight to avoid losing the promotion...
6 Dec 2012 1:03pm
@Riccardo: There are likely to be exclusions - y'd need be over 5m tall, weigh less than a kg and speak Urdu, Riccardooooo . . Enjoy the flight. (Ronnie)
Now I know who to consult if I need to find a bargain... ;-)
6 Dec 2012 1:32pm
I hate to break the news to you, but you get what you pay for Ronnie. That tablet might be hard to swallow.
6 Dec 2012 1:59pm
@B. Thomas: ha ha . . they should work your words into the advert ! - have a great day . . (Ronnie)
Idée originale , compo amusante bien joué
6 Dec 2012 2:05pm
Are the old rather read a book or newspaper, much nicer and you can later use the newspaper to the fireplace to stabbing.
6 Dec 2012 2:45pm
That Sterre's translation is a funny post possibility. I "think" that I actually agree with it too. :-D This is fun post, Ronnie. Yesterday we sat with a friend that just bought one, and was saying how now he will be smart. I love your crusty grape smiley guy. Keep on smiling. Nothing is all that serious.
6 Dec 2012 2:56pm
@Joyce: You are right throughout in what you say there, Joyce . . a happy smile is always the best remedy. (Ronnie)
Free? Nothing is free!
(The face is very funny.)
Have a nice day.
6 Dec 2012 3:00pm
If I had a phone with am IQ of less than 90, could I have 2 tablets? I'm out of my usual horse tranquillisers, and my "Special friend" is enjoying a sojourn in one of Her Majesties finest hotels.
6 Dec 2012 3:09pm
@CElliottUK: iPhones and voting rights are often offered in those hotels, Chris . . good place to be, they say. (Ronnie)
I'm 200% with Ronnie this time! While reading with your tablet could never give you that actual feel of the newspaper, a newspaper could sometimes stand just like a tablet... I saw this!:-)
6 Dec 2012 3:32pm
@hugo poon: ha ha . . thanks for the extra smile in that link, Hugo - it is the 'new direction' so they tell me ! (Ronnie)
America land of the brave and free. Where everything is free..ha I like the humor. Although, one can never achieve the same feeling as holding a tangible newspaper. I like the smile too...funny :)
6 Dec 2012 3:46pm
Tout est gratuit mais.... Belle image amusante
6 Dec 2012 3:49pm
Thanks for giving me another reason to smile today!
6 Dec 2012 3:52pm
Lovely creative composition....:-)
6 Dec 2012 3:59pm
@Lena: Thank you, Lena . . after enjoying all these Comments, I sometimes have to go back and see what we posted ! (Ronnie)
A funny one...I'm smiling.
6 Dec 2012 4:02pm
Kat : Je préfère les tablettes de chocolat
6 Dec 2012 4:22pm
Une belle tête dans l'assiette superbe ensemble et image.
6 Dec 2012 4:35pm
According to your reply I seem to have had a change of identity Ronnie. (Worried of Ludlow):0
6 Dec 2012 4:45pm
@grouser: Sorry, Grouser . . I seem to have a habit of that for no reason I can think of - but you cannot be more worried than me when I look at the cost of going into care . . (Ronnie - Rosebud Ward)
6 Dec 2012 5:47pm
A sign of the times ... I enjoy reading the actual newspaper, books, etc ... I'm old fashioned! Fantastic story and photos :)
6 Dec 2012 6:35pm
@RBL: Yes, agree with you on the books and (free) newspapers although I accept most of my news is read online and Lilly has finally convinced me to go Kindle for books . . might even upgrade the Box Brownie ! (Ronnie)
Ronnie, the eternal optimist. I, personally do not like the news and avoid it if at all possible. I do love my ipad for reading books. I can adjust the font to as large as I want. ALmost as large as the FREE ad. Your breakfast looks delightful. We should all start our days with a smile, don't you think?
6 Dec 2012 7:43pm
@Ruthiebear: We should have smiles handy at all times of the day, Ruthie - they are the answer to most problems. (Ronnie)
Make this happen, everything is free, but the account is not optional and unexpectedly high! But while the news is free, I remain yummy!
6 Dec 2012 8:24pm
@Hanry: hee hee . . we should all play the system ! (Ronnie)
Ronnie, you don't deserve so ironic comment, I'd almost say sarcastic.
6 Dec 2012 8:35pm
This is fantastic ronnie coz for me i`m only online with sportsnews,lol! so grateful for posting & sharing
6 Dec 2012 10:06pm
oh ronnie, there ain't no free lunches:-))
6 Dec 2012 11:39pm
@john4jack: But there is something in all of us that wants to believe there is . . even while knowing there isn't . . (Ronnie Believing)
There is something about a newspaper. I like folding the different sections to read and tearing out stuff that I want to keep. I don't think I could give that up but I do read my books on Kindle. I just have to remember to keep the battery charged! I like your crusty smile. Don't give that up Ronnie!
7 Dec 2012 12:23am
@Elaine Hancock: What a nice Comment to read with my first coffee . . something tells me we are ALL better people than 'they' say we are ! (Ronnie)
: ) Oh how we try to fool each other, yes? Imagine a world where everything was truly as it was said it was.
- no fine print - no competition - no pretend this or pretend that - I do believe we've out clever-ed ourselves on this wee planet. But that is a story for another day. Meanwhile - enjoy the newspaper...
not long for this world I suspect. Love the feel of the real. : )
7 Dec 2012 2:09am
@Becky: We sure live in a wold that is increasingly unreal . . where we need to question everything . . even question ourselves, at times. (Ronnie)
It's too late in the day to come up with anything unique ... all the clever statements have been offered. ... I'll stick w/my internet news (when I check it) and Kindle for books ... so easy in bed. ;D
7 Dec 2012 2:17am
@Judy aka L@dybug: Watching the thread of Comments weave their magic here is a constant entertainment and they so often go off into areas unthought of when we took the two images . . thanks Judy and Everyone. ( from Lilly and Ronnie )
I guess I am "old school." I will never be able to let go of the real thing.......newspapers with real pages forever.
7 Dec 2012 4:19am
@Steven: Many years since I paid money for a newspaper although I do still buy paper books . . much to Lilly's amusement. (Ronnie)
so funny !
7 Dec 2012 5:03am
A great offer.
7 Dec 2012 6:23am
Hey Ronnie, with the free newspaper you will actually be able to read the "fine print" to see how much the free tablet and free smartphone will set you back.
7 Dec 2012 6:30am
@Bill Brown: Y'd think so, Bill . . but, even with a magnifying glass, the small print leaves me wondering ! (Ronnie)
You're a magician in the world of imagination and good humor ... Thanks ... ! Best regards L.and R, Adela
7 Dec 2012 8:15am
Ronnie you are a great artist, beyond the picture, create a new concept of dialogue with the viewer, for me you are a big XXI century, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
7 Dec 2012 8:22am
What a great set up.....
7 Dec 2012 9:18am
@Nigel: Y'know, we often have trouble remembering where we started with some of these posts . . but I do remember eating the rest of that Pizza ! (Ronnie)
Funny! Well done!
Nichts geht beim Frühstück über die geliebte Tageszeitung. Der Dalog und die Bilder sind wieder Super.
7 Dec 2012 9:28am
For me, the digital, works fine!!
7 Dec 2012 9:40am
@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 (Ronnie)
details is strong
7 Dec 2012 9:56am
The only free thing here is the breakfast Ronnie, and don't be surprised if that ends up like The Times shortly.
I.E. Hidden behind a pay wall
7 Dec 2012 10:04am
@Curly: Y're right, Curly - I thought it was only me who noticed these trends. (Ronnie)
What are you going to read at breakfast when newspapers go away? :)
7 Dec 2012 11:01am
@Julie L. Brown: Tea Leaves in the cup, Julie - they are likely to be more accurate than most newspapers ! (Gypsy Ronnie)
Je préfère les restes de l'assiette de droite !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!
7 Dec 2012 11:14am
@thami: Choix judicieux ! (R)
Very nice ! as usuall
7 Dec 2012 11:42am
@SalSa: Thank you, SalSa . . how I envy you the sunshine in your posting today. (Ronnie)
brilliant composition - like others have inferred, nothing is ever ever free!
7 Dec 2012 2:07pm
@Jules: Thanks, Jules - yes, always a price to pay. (Ronnie)
The power of advertising...clever again!
7 Dec 2012 2:53pm
What is sure to be free here it is the smile :) thank you !
7 Dec 2012 5:31pm
@Kiki: We should all be thankful for that in these dire times, Kiki ! (Ronnie)
I like newspapers. Their smell and touch. But I like tablets as well.
Father Christmas should bring a radio. :-)
@Florence: That's a great idea, Florence . . I could hook that up to a streetlight and feel like I am a man of the 20th Century ! (Ronnie Arrived)
And yet there are still people who don't read the fineprint :)
7 Dec 2012 6:11pm
@Anina Botes: Yup, folks see what they want to see . . (R)
Very creative humorous work pointing a serious issue.
7 Dec 2012 7:02pm
All my sunshine for both of you...
7 Dec 2012 9:09pm
@SalSa: . . awww . . you, you . . (Ronnie)
Excellent creation, and eventually it was goodthe 20th century. Everything changes too fast for me.
Have a good evening.
7 Dec 2012 10:16pm
I even get these conversations and funny pictures of you for free! :-))
7 Dec 2012 10:36pm
@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: ha ha . . I wondered who was draining the system !! (Ronnie)
It's been so long since my last visit.... I'm so glad to see you still going strong! Will take some time now to go over all those posts I've missed! :)
8 Dec 2012 5:02am
@Magda: Warm welcome back. Magda - we sure missed your lovely portraits and inventive styles . . ( Lilly and Ronnie )
Love the idea of a "crusty smile"! Aaaah! The devious bargains in the IT world today!
8 Dec 2012 8:31am
@Gemma Wiseman: . . yes, I liked that expression of Lilly's, too . . it has a strange reality to it for no reason I can sanely think of. (Ronnie)
Nothing comes in freely....You might have learned it by now (?) As for newspapers...hmm...I can read them on the net. But NEVER when it comes to BOOKS! That's a REAL PLEASURE to hold a book in your hand! It will never be compared with holding a newspaper in your hand..it always gets dirty....
8 Dec 2012 1:11pm
@Japanalia: I sometimes pick up one of the free newspapers to read on a train but I tend to agree with you on the sense of 'contact' that a paper book has to it . . Enjoy the weekend, Gabriela. (Ronnie)
8 Dec 2012 5:25pm
The news wasn't bad enough to stop you playing with your food, eh Ronnie ? That's the spirit !!
8 Dec 2012 5:57pm
@Rick: Nice one, Rick ! (Ronnie)
Really disappointed you did not visit and comment on my image yesterday (Friday) - It had your name all over it for leaving a comment.
8 Dec 2012 7:37pm
@Ruthiebear: I was busy reading a Patricia Cornwell novel and had not realized your crew had made the cover artwork, Ruthie ! (Suspect Ronnie)
always we should create smile with everything :) : )
8 Dec 2012 8:08pm
@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: Yup, especially pizza crust, G'dess ! Enjoy whatever part of the week you folks are in ! (Weekend Ronnie)
Hihi....J'adore le "crusty smile" , Ronnie! ;-)
9 Dec 2012 7:26am
@Monik: A Sunday crusty smile back to you ! (Ronnie)
I prefer the plate with these rests more human.;;-)))
9 Dec 2012 10:14am
A creative smiley before you have to pay the bill ! great imaginative image!
9 Dec 2012 11:30am
@Mireille T.: Yes, the day of reckoning must surely come around . . (Ronnie)
You mean we have to choose?
9 Dec 2012 12:09pm
@Anita: I see you with a neatly folded newspaper and not a tablet, Anita. But I might be wrong . . (Ronnie Risking)
Love the crusty smile,and its 'twiggy' eyebrow!:)
9 Dec 2012 2:55pm
@tyan: Those who know me say if does rather carry a resemblance ! (Ronnie)
you 2 are awesome! you always find wit and humor, even in the most ordinary of things! thank you.
10 Dec 2012 9:19pm
@Photographs by M.E.: Working and sharing this site together has shown us that even the most 'ordinary' things are far more than mundane . . they all have another side if we choose to look. Thank you, Maria. ( Lilly and Ronnie )
You are so right--about the newspaper! But, I mostly gravitate towards books--the kind made with paper.
11 Dec 2012 11:46am
@Anita: Yes, me, too . . but I feel a Kindle coming on ! (Ronnie)
personnaly i don t like all this geek accessories and i prefert to have more real life than through a tablet lol
12 Dec 2012 7:34am
Fantastic . Free like a bird ;)
15 Dec 2012 8:44pm
full of idea....
17 Dec 2012 5:10pm
i do like your creative look :)
18 Dec 2012 2:14pm
@Etcetera: Thank you. ( from Lilly and Ronnie )
beautifully done as always : )
28 Dec 2012 11:35am
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