Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Financial Times

With a considerable Irish accent my Uncle  implored, "Charmaine, have you read the Financial Times?"

When I hear the word "financial" my mind goes black.  I don't like f-words that fail to end in "uck".  (Irish people like to swear.)  It makes us happy.

For the record...the Financial Times is the paper at your news stand published on pink paper.  It's not all about finance, rather, it's a fascinating paper published in London.  You will learn about what is going on in this country (and the world) if you pick it up.

You will not, however, learn anything about Brittany Spears.

It's the real deal.  (Reporting not dummied down for a third grade audiance.)

The next time you are at the news stand reaching for the New York Times (because you are a thinking person)...look to your right and grab the pink paper...

Then let's talk about the articles you might read like...Learned Addiction.  (Computer game addiction had one couple in Korea arrested for focusing on raising a "virtual" baby while their own child starved to death.)  You don't get "points" on the internet for feeding your baby in real life. 

Everyone is so starved for legitamate attention they need computer game "points". 

Let's give each other points...shall we?   Points in the real world for behaving well when being politically correct has numbed everyone into oblivion.

9 comments:

Irish Gumbo said...

I don't know if I can give you points, but how about a high five and a peck on the cheek?

Good post!

Rachel's Newsletter said...

A friend subscribes to this paper. I was getting his paper and mail when he was out of town one time and I'd never heard of the paper till then. He is a well informed person though, so maybe this is one reason.

- The Virgin Author! said...

Ha ha, a silly yet nice post. Liked this - When I hear the word "financial" my mind goes black. I don't like f-words that fail to end in "uck". (Irish people like to swear.) It makes us happy.
- Made me laugh! :))

SSP said...

I've never consciously read it, but i have made papier mache with it - it is LOVELY!! Knowing I would not be subjected to celebrity gossip, I just might consider reading it!!

*Juliette* said...

Now you can even go on a virtual date. Unbelievable but true - if you are too socially awkward to date real people, you can date them in a virtual world. What next?
http://rendezvouswithromeos.blogspot.com/2010/03/virtual-dating.html

SweetPeaSurry said...

OOOHHHH Political correctness rears it's ugly mundane head again. I won't give points for people being pc ... bunch of namby pamby crybabies!

I will give points and along with I.Gumbo high fives and cheek pecks for decency and humanity and downright good manners.

Then I'll meet everyone at the pub for a round of Smithies!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I've seen that paper on the stands before but never thought to pick it up. Hmmmm.....

Don said...

You might try "The Economist" as well, it's a Brit/World version of "Time" only with better writing.

Briana said...

Uncle John has threatened to not speak to me until I read a particular article in the Financial Times and call him back prepared to have an intellectual discussion about it. Needless to say, we don't talk anymore. :)