beating winter blues

I picked up a copy of The Daily Barometer when I was at OSU. It was the Friday, January 21st edition, and I kept my copy because of an item on page B4 in “The Top 5: Ways to beat the Winter Blues.” It is an amusing bit of tongue in cheek political satire with a bit of college frat boy humor thrown in:

Stare at a picture of the president
Whenever I’m feeling low, I search for true inspiration. It is in these moments that I look at a photo of George W. Bush — smug-ass smile and all — and repeat to myself, “If he can do it, you can do it! U-S-A! U-S-A!” Then, I snort six lines of coke, take a pull of whiskey and go for a drive.
–Brian Gjurgevich
  Editor in chief

update on swets & zeitlinger

“Shareholder cash boost gives Dutch subscription giant a renewed opportunity to invest further in e-services.”

Looks like they’re getting some help to keep going. I hope they use the capital investment wisely and don’t end up sinking us all.

The Euro 45m The Euro 45m (£30.8m) cash boost will be privately placed with existing institutional shareholders, including NPM Capital and Compagnie Benelux Paribas (Cobepa). The Swets family now has only a 29% stake in the operation.