I admit to reading several news sites each day, to stay abreast of financial, political and human trends. The above images and their headings are real. I have not altered them in any fashion. They say you can gain a readers attention with just a few words and a single image. So what pops out for you? Well here is what did for me. Reading from the top row, left to right, I was intrigued with the following:
- Crazy Drunk Tourist Acts. Hey! They thought they were sane at the moment.
- Twilight Time for Stewart? Oh please, please, please, please, please, please……
- Guy Fights Back With Funky. As in the Funky Chicken?
- Where to Get Dating Advice. Uh, try good ole mom and dad.
Not convinced you are sane? Does any of this really catch your eye? Now for the next row:
- Could Humans Be Cloned? I sure hope so, I’ll take two Selma Hayek’s please.
- The Trillion Dollar Question. Well since I am a CPA and financial advisor I have 72, trillion dollar questions. As in, are you folks in Washington really paying attention to the size of the debt and unfunded liabilities? I don’t expect any of you to understand this, so I will make it simple. It’s bad, real bad.
- Rodents Return from Space Trip. Why those lucky rats!
- Unrelated Celeb Twins. Wait a minute! Am I missing something? How can they be twins and be unrelated? Then I saw the image of Michael Jackson and thought to myself, “Humans Have Been Cloned!” Dang it, I said two Selma Hayek’s.
The media spends big bucks on research on what readers want to read. Only 8 of the 14 images or titles caught my attention. That’s slightly above 50%. That is how I know I am still sane, in that my attention to media garbage wasn’t as high as 95%. Now had they placed an image of twin Selma Hayek’s, I would have been hooked, even if the detail of the article had been about space rats doing the funky chicken in orbit with Michael Jackson’s twin.
Have a great day.