11 November, 2011
What the papers say
- Are we remotely surprised?
- Do we care?
- I'd be more interested to know why anybody would bother conducting this "study".
- And why a "newspaper, not a snoozepaper" (remember that?) would bother to report it.
The article is helpfully illustrated. Here is a picture of a mobile phone and of some water. Or possibly some other "fluid".
Oh and just in case you are still confused, a pair of photographs comparing a mobile telephone with a water closet is provided. Regrettably, however, it is not made unambiguously clear which is which. This may cause readers unnecessary embarrassment and, er, inconvenience.
But it's that casual and unspecific "... or fluid" which is the most worrying part of the whole piece. I shall be fretting about that all night. My mind will be boggling gently.
Picture editing at its best. It certainly flushes away the News Shopper's feeble efforts with random images of parts of fire engines.
Must have been a slow, slow day at the Fail.