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by Bill Osler / February 29, 2008 8:22 PM PST
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(NT) Cute
by Dan McC / February 29, 2008 10:50 PM PST
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Most good humor....
by Angeline Booher / March 4, 2008 1:02 AM PST
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..... springs from truth. Happy

Angeline
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This, on the other hand
by Dan McC / March 4, 2008 6:42 AM PST
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is a poor take-off of the one that goes "A recession is when your neighbor is unemployed, a depression is when you are unemployed." This "profit" take-off makes less sense since most people don't consider their income "profit". This makes is less personal and effective than the employment issue of the original.

But they tried.

The drawing is pretty good.

Dan

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Except when one actually..knows the difference.
by Angeline Booher / March 4, 2008 7:33 AM PST

Like, for instance, me. And a few others around here.

Those of us who were around in the 1930s lived first hand a real bona fide depression when just about everybody was out of a job, so your take is also a poor take-off.

Later on we lived through more than one recession. They were not all the same. Though job loss was involved, involved, other factors also were, such as the loss of the value of stock portfolios. Wages were stagnant, costs rising.

Dr. Bill presented the cartoon re: "profit" in a humorous vein. It doesn't hurt to take a moment to smile at our human foibakes.

Angeline
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I'm among those who know the difference
by Dan McC / March 4, 2008 12:00 PM PST

But that is how the original witticism went regarding recession/depression. I only pointed out the original version that the cartoon is based on. The irony, hopefully intended by the cartoonist, is to twist the immediate, personal flavor of the original into the amusing mega-corporate viewpoint of his take-off.

Dan

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