Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Friday 24 October 2008

A crisis by any other name...

Today is officially Downturn Friday. Those clever chaps at the BBC have put their thinking caps on and decided that using the word 'crisis' might just be damaging public confidence. Shame that their laudable efforts to turn it into a 'downturn' are completely undermined by the hysterical red arrow plunging downwards from their carefully designed logo.

Not since Robert (Stormy Petrel) Peston stood admiring the queues outside Northern Rock has such an iconic manifestation of impending disaster graced our screens. Its visceral appeal to our inner lemming should ensure that the retail sector shuts down faster than a speeding quark.


  1. Polly - Don't you think that Robert Peston is a total dishy dreamboat? He is the upside of the credit crunch.

  2. Sorry Becky - You won't catch me rising to this bait. If Robert's your kinda guy why not try visiting 'Peston's Picks'(BBC website)for the ultimate Peston fan experience?
    Did you ever see the Red Dwarf episode when Kryten creates a Rimmer theme park ride? If so, you'll get the general idea...


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