Archives for November 25, 2005

Self-Parodying Headlines

BBC NEWS | Business | Condoms used to measure inflation:

“Condoms and the anti-impotency drug Viagra might be joining the shopping basket of items used by the Cypriot government to measure inflation.
Most nations have a list of products whose prices they track, but such items are traditionally more bread and butter – both literally and metaphorically.

Cyprus’ state statistics department is also proposing to add hunting licences and vodka to its new list of items.

The UK’s Office for National Statistics added champagne to its list this year.

Adding anything here would just be impotent.

Yeah, I know, the original headline was meant to be humorous, but I really liked it.