Friday, August 11, 2006

News That's Both Informative and Yummy

Not to bite the hand that doesn't even come close to feeding me, but doesn't this picture from Reuters showing late Chairman Mao Zedong "sipping" from a McDonald's drink cup strike you as kind of a, oh what's the word, stupid way of illustrating a story about how "China's annual consumer inflation unexpectedly fell in July to 1.0 percent from 1.5 percent in June"?

It's kind of like using this picture...

... to make the point that the Italian economy is "holding up well" under the Premier Romano Prodi and heading for its best performance in five years . Or using this photo...

... to illustrate, oh I don't know, how easy it would be to crush George Washington's head.

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