Hats off to the uber-intelligent folks at 'The Economist' who have, in just two words, so eloquently captured how we are all feeling about the current state of the financial markets.
Is it for real, or just someone expressing their true feelings (echoing most of our own), that may well be unpublishable, in the real world? [Or can they get away with it?] Yes, I noticed this is in the Viral/Spoof/Homage area.
As I write this, the U.S. House has approved the modified 'Bailout Bill;, and sent to Pres. Bush to sign. I don't know what's worse, doing the bailout or not doing the bailout. [Of course, those of us who don't own a home they can't afford, and have lived mostly within their means, are screwed - because we will be less able to buy a home after this - and those that bought beyond their abilities to pay, will end up in a nice big expensive house, that they don't have to pay the full amount for].
Allan, it's posted under spoof or homage. I didn't think to read that either.
Awesome, I'm glad you posted that here netzkobold. :)
@Dabitch Thank you for the opportunity to post here, I have always been a huge fan of Adland (Member for 8 years 27 weeks) and I think my former boss and you even know each other, Thomas Zorbach from http://www.vm-people.de - And my blog won Silver in the 'Battle of the Ad Blogs' in 2006 :-) Thank you for that! The badge is still on my blog :-) Anyhow, cheers from San Francisco, Frederik
I only 'know' Thomas from mailinglists/groups where discussions have been going on, but yeah, kinda. Congrats again to that Silver, I want to do it again but with more proper prizes, non-english language categories and some fail-safe way of voting that doesn't bug people too much. (Selecting votes by IP# can exclude large agency networks, having people use their email addy to vote can turn people off...Hmm)
I need to get that issue and frame it. Why haven't I seen this in the newsstand? beacuse it is a spoof that's why.
Great commentary. Simple, elegant and to the point. It sort of highlights the whole sky is falling mindset we're all in. This both points out how the flames are fanned by the media, but is also more of a shocker because The Economist typically isn't part of that.
Let's just hold on to our hats and see where we land.
Better font. Nice.
Not quite so funny, but a genuine magazine cover, the current Private Eye:
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