On the Red Plum front, things are looking up.

On Tuesday I blogged about my difficulties in getting the Tribune to stop delivering its advertising throwaway, Red Plum/Local Values, to my house. Every Wednesday afternoon it arrives in a pink plastic wrap that says “For any service or delivery inquiries for this product please call 1-800-874-2863.” Every Wednesday I then call that number and and ask someone on the exceptionally pleasant phone bank the Tribune has installed in the Philippines to cancel future delivery. They say they will act promptly. The next week Red Plum/Local Values arrives again.

I’m a Tribune subscriber, and the same throwaway is stuffed into the Wednesday edition. I don’t need two copies. I could get by pretty effortlessly without one.