13.12.05

無米炊

人們經常抱怨報紙愈來愈冇睇頭,來來去去三幅被。其實,原因可能是香港沒啥特別事幹發生,令報紙缺乏題材每日提供新鮮刺激的報道,去滿足寵壞了的市民。唔信?睇睇鬼佬報紙,仍有許多新鮮事物令人有閱讀趣味。

   《華爾街日報》報道,Philip Morris為了應付日益下跌的香煙銷售數字,想出了絕橋,與藥廠合作,將醫治肺病的藥物霧化,讓早產嬰兒吸入服用—這扭轉了香煙必然奪命的傳統觀念。將 來香煙可以有不同配方,混合桔梗、蜂蜜、枇杷、川貝、人參、鹿茸,一日三枝,行氣活血,強身健體,居家旅行,必備良藥。多看這類新聞,對做生意增加創意都 有幫助,總好過又睇什麽私有化價錢提高至每二點五股換一股,悶死人。

   又例如《金融時報》Lucy Kellaway,寫文章建議新任保守黨黨魁卡梅倫的夫人,如果嫌經常陪老公出席酒會晚宴吃不消,可考慮發餐券,幾時要陪就用一張,用完即止。這樣可防止 卡海倫年輕力壯瘋狂應酬而累倒嬌妻。至於餐券是送是賣,可由黨魁夫人決定。保守黨有個年輕黨魁,才可引發Kellaway有如此構想,難道你叫港報記者照 辦煮碗,叫李永達老婆出餐券?怕且李永達會成疊原封不動放在櫃桶底,費事用,慳番。

   再例如《紐約時報》講派拉蒙收購夢工場,就當它是電影情節一樣,寫得峰迴路轉。夢工場的Geffen差不多與環球片場談好,以十五億美金出售。史匹堡對 環球片場亦有情意結,他早年的《ET外星人》、《大白鯊》,就是環球片場發行。可惜,環球片場見夢工場最近的電影失收,反口,降價至十四億美元,令派拉蒙 有機可乘,以十六億斟掂這交易。但轉頭,派拉蒙用十億將夢工場以往的片庫出售,只剩下史匹堡與Geffen每年出品四至六部電影,賺回餘下六億美元的收購 價。人家收購曉得約束自己的財務風險,不會學似眼鏡舖收購完後連自己都摺埋。

  鬼佬世界變幻莫測,西報大把東西任寫。香港?只有跳樓車禍時間表,加上四五流女星自製穿崩照,我都戥香港記者悶。

2 comments:

PP said...

actually, the Philip Morris news have been mentioned in WSJ before.

HK newspaper are boring.
even i am in HK, i spend more time reading foreign newspapers.
even nikkie times, or singapore newspaper are more interesting than HK.

More Fun said...

House for sale: 3br, 3 bath, 1 wife

Another bizarre house sale on eBay - this time a jewellery manufacturer in the United States has advertised her home, with the twist that she comes with it.

On her website, housewithbride.com, Deborah Hale says she hopes to find a bidder, aged 40-60, who will share the home with her in a long-term relationship.

The 48-year old Ms Hale bought and remodelled the 1910 bungalow in Denver, Colorado, but now wants someone to live in it with her.

"My attempts included dating services, blind dates and connections through friends, but I still had not met the man to build a life with", she said. "Finally I decided to give my best effort towards something whereby that special man could `find me'. eBay offered an opportunity for a "non-binding" transaction, which provides a means to advertise my house (and myself), with neither party being obligated to complete the transaction."

The house, priced at US$600,000 (AU$818,370), is listed as having three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, fully furnished, with a pool table, hot tub, tanning bed, big screen television and lawn mower for the lucky buyer. Ms Hale lists herself as "priceless".