Sunday 16 January 2011

Heads really should roll

What a weird old week it's been. Shootings, carnage and Biblical style floods sweeping away large chunks of Queensland (fortunately my parents, brother and the Animator's sister are currently NOT floating down the Brisbane River).

But surely the strangest - and certainly the most inappropriate - news of the week belongs to the BBC. In an online piece about the Bangladeshi Stock Exchange, which fell a whopping 660 points in less than an hour (the biggest fall in its 55-year history), Aunty Beeb captioned a pic of rioting, enraged farmers who'd just seen their life savings disappear with this wee gem: 'Investors were not pleased to find that shares could go down as well as up'.

It makes me sound like my frigid, elderly high school English teacher but my, how standards have fallen...

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