Friday, June 29, 2012

Waiting for the Affordable Care Act Decision

While waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, I was watching MSNBC and got distracted momentarily by this bit of visual amusement:

Two standing men near the camera on either side of a man farther from the camera who looks like a miniature human
Did they set that shot up intentionally so the middle guy looks tiny?

I also passed some of the time by reading the newspaper from the town where I'm staying. Just to make it clear that this ad (which was at the bottom of the front page!) was not in the Star Tribune or Pioneer Press, my usual newspaper subjects:

Very horizontal ad for 2-for-1 drinks, which is labeled THISTY THURSDAY
It's not as bad as the classic pubic notice ad, but sheesh.

Because I was watching, MSNBC, I found out from Twitter that CNN and Fox News had blown the lead on the story. Amazing they they could spend months speculating on a story and then not bother to get the most important part of it right.

I hope you have a happy day after the Supreme Court proved it was partially sane. I know I will.

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

Any man’s bound to look small next to Joe Scarborough, no?

Your sign reminds me of one I’ve photographed: NO ALCOHOL ON PREMISIS. Nope, all gone.