Why can’t we take the news agenda seriously? Why does absurdity suddenly seem to have the upper hand?

Is this a picture of:

A) Former Howard cabinet members working through yet another anger management workshop.
B) Rudy Giuliani’s advance team on the move ahead of the Florida primary.
C) Societe Generale risk management departments returning to work for another debilitating 30-hour week.
D) Members of the US Federal Reserve Board considering the prospect of another rate cut.
E) The last remaining friends of Wayne Carey.
F) Department heads at the ABC looking for a new logo?
G) The Port of Melbourne Authority?
H) The board of MFS attempting to reassure the ASX.
I) The National Party.
J) The NSW health department.
K) Muppets.
G) All of the above.

Peter Fray

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