The news today that Bird Talk magazine would cease print publication and subscribers would instead receive issues of Dog Fancy seems to have ruffled a few feathers among bird lovers. It also echoes some other strange switcheroos over the years. Perhaps the weirdest occurred in 1946, when Mother's Home Life magazine stopped publishing and subscribers reportedly found a something called Soviet Russia Today in their mailboxes.
One I remember personally was the closure of New Times, a lively but short-lived 1970s competitor to Time and Newsweek; subscribers, me among them, were promised copies of Runner's World magazine instead. Mine never even came.
Others with similar recollections are urged to share.