February 28, 2009

Today's Economic Headlines

In this morning's paper:

  • Citibank sells 36% of itself to the US Government
  • Defensive Tackle Albert Haynesworth gets a $100 million contract from Washington Redskins, including $41 million guaranteed
  • Passengers of Ryanair may have to pay 1 £ to take a pee
Um.  Yeah.  What the fuck?


JaneyV said...

I guess we should stay out of banking, get into sports and never pee on short-haul flights with budget Irish airlines.

RyanAir also make you pay for your bags and if you're a wheelchair user - yup you have to pay extra too. The upside is if I book at the right time, don't check any bags and cross my my legs for the flight I can get back to Ireland for cheaper than the train to London.

What. The. Fuck?

Sarah Laurenson said...

Ryanair also has crappy customer service and they don't care. They recently called someone who was pointing out a flaw in their website a "lunatic blogger" or some such. They did say lunatic. And they didn't care that people knew they said it either.

Life is screwy for sure. Myabe we can have professional sports writing teams. Just have to figure out how to make writing a competition exciting enough to draw in the fans. And then they all get the resulting book at the end of the competition.

writtenwyrdd said...

Sad commentary on our economy, Peter. You guys ought to read blogless troll's recent comments on sportswriters as political investigative journalists.

Blogless Troll said...

I don't think the Redskins have spent the last decade plus leveraging themselves out the wazoo on a bunch of worthless/fraudulent crap.

Robin B. said...

The world has turned upside down. Well, it's been that way for a while, actually - but we are totally into noticing it now.

What. The. Fuck? is right.

bluesugarpoet said...

How much will it cost a passenger to do something other than pee in flight? Perhaps they will establish a sliding fee schedule based on urgency and degree of elimination.